Month: July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises : Review

Well, here it is, could this be the perfect end to what maybe the greatest trilogy about a comic book character? Ever since Christopher Nolan wiped the slate clean with Batman Begins and followed it up with one of the run away box office success, The Dark Knight. The anticipation for the next and final instalment…

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Ted : Review

    Seth MacFarlane first feature as director is a novel idea that could fit easily as a premise for one of his cartoons. That is one christmas, a lonely boy makes a wish for his teddy bear to come to life and be his best friend forever. Magically, the next morning his wish comes…

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Thomas Jane does some Laundry, Punisher Style

The Punisher is a franchise that hasn’t taken off over the years, with three actors who have taken on the role of Frank Castle. Ray Stevenson’s Punisher fell straight from a graphic noval (as did everything else in Punisher : War Zone) and Dolph Lundgren’s take on the character was, well Dolph Lundgren. But Thomas Jane got the…

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A review Round Up

  The Five-Year Engagement A charming if over long rom-com staring Jason Segel and the lovely Emily Blunt as a couple who can’t quite seem to made it down the aisle. With some nice surrport by Alison Brie doing a very convincing english accent, the film has too many characters that come and go and…

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Killer Joe : Review

  Director William Friedkin has made everything from the good (The Exorcist, The French Connection) to the bad (Jade, The Guardian). The one thing that is constant is his maverick sensibilities as a film maker. There is always a kinetic energy within his films weather you like them or not. Killer Joe is a perfect…

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The Amazing Spider-Man : Review

When is rebooting a franchise too soon? That is what I find myself asking while watching The Amazing Spider-Man. Released ten years since Sam Rami did the rounds before dropping the ball with the unwatchable Spider-Man 3, it stars Andrew Garfield as our friendly neighborhood web slinger. Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer),…

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Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter

    The new film by Timur Bekmambetov has the promise to be ridiculous fun, but sadly doesn’t deliver. Taking an alternate take on the popular American icon, the film stars Benjamin Walker (channeling a young Liam Neeson) as the historic axe wielding president. With a script written by the book’s author, Seth Grahame-Smith, we…

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