Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Picture from Having read all the Hunger Games books, I decided I would watch the first of the movies. It was actually very well done, which was surprising. Typically, movies adapted from books tend to be quite poorly done, because the books often contain a depth of information that’s just not possible to contain […]

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Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is the second standalone Thor movie, and a continuance in the Marvel Universe of movies. Unlike Iron Man in Iron Man 3 (which was terrible) Thor does not suffer from the inability to stand on his own. A post-Avengers Iron Man movie has everyone wondering why Iron Man doesn’t call SHIELD […]

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Movie Review: Pain & Gain

Director Michael Bay is known for his explosion movies, and most people will know “The Transformers” series as the signature franchise in that ‘genre’. He’s done other movies (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, etc.) that were equally high on special effects and not always so big on story development. It’s refreshing then to see a Michael Bay […]

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Movie Review: The Fifth Estate

I watched this on the plane yesterday, and I’m very glad I didn’t watch it on a bigger screen. I’m also very glad that I didn’t spend any money to see it. I was very tempted to make this a two-word review: “Don’t bother.” Julian Assange himself said the film would fail – he was […]

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