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  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    The "Sinful" duo of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are back to serve up another slice of violence, brutality, and sex ... this time in "SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR". When directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, adapting from Miller's graphic novel, brought to life a foreboding place never before glimpsed on film with their original "SIN CITY" in 2005, the results were outstanding. You had the greenscreen surroundings of its live-action actors actualized with stark black-and-white animation…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    As I usually say in the beginning in regards to any review that I do that involves "MARVEL Studios", its no secret that they got their shit together. Marvel has done more than an exceptional job in giving the proper rejuvenation and representation of a number of their products ... especially when it comes to them making a film about a "superteam" ("The Avengers" and "X-Men"are perfect examples). Now we get "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"... a film based on a…

  • The Expendables 3 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    For my review of the 1st Expendables ... click HERE

    For my review of the 2nd Expendables ... click HERE


    Its no secret that when you watch these "Expendable" films, you can clearly see what they want to accomplish ... and that is simply one thing, and one thing only - Nostalgia. The "Expendables" as a concept was basic and for a film-goer of a certain age, enticing enough ... seeing the old-school action heroes, from the "apex age" of…

  • Batman: Assault on Arkham 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    Its no secret that when it comes to "live action" in film, MARVEL has clearly got their shit together more ... its really been obvious over the last batch of years. However, if there is one thing DC has done extremely well during the same time period, its been their "DC Original Animated Universe" film series. DC has come out with so many animated hits in their "DCOA Universe" over the years ... from "BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD" ...…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

    ★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2014 1

    If you are between the ages 25-35 (maybe a little bit older), its pretty much a given that at some point in your young childhood, you were exposed somehow to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Maybe you read the classic comic books ... played the classic Nintendo games ... or maybe you went to a mall or arcade once, and played the classic 4-player TMNT Arcade game (I played that arcade game 1,000 times). For a long time in the…

  • The Green Mile 1999

    ★★★★½ Added

    I'm not gonna go into too much detail about this film, because there is nothing to be said about this film that hasn't already been said. With the exception of "THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION", "THE GREEN MILE" is my favorite "prison film" for a number of reasons ... however, there is one particular thing about this film that really gets to me, that I will share with everyone here to hopefully kick-start some healthy debate and thought.

    I can go on…

  • Mamma Mia! 2008

    Watched 28 May, 2014

    Oh ...... my ...... FUCKING ...... GOD!!!

    I'm not against musicals at all ... as a matter of fact, there have been a batch that I liked and thoroughly enjoyed. A friend of mine recommended me to give this one a shot, as she knows I'm not opposed to musicals or watching something new. Plus ... I'm somewhat of a Pierce Brosnan fan, going back to his Bond days.

    HOLY COW!!! He was the absolute worst part of this film.…

  • Blended 2014

    ½ Added 1

    Just like "JACK & JILL" ... "THATS MY BOY" ... "GROWN UPS 1 & 2" and many others, I do not need to see this film to know its a piece of shit or give it a 1/2 star rating.

    If you follow me on here, you know about my absolute unparalleled hatred and abhorrence towards Adam "SCAM"ler.

    I will continue to give him 1/2 star ratings to each and every one of his films (and I use that term loosely) that…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 May, 2014 2

    Themes of bigotry, discrimination and fearing those who are different have always been at the heart of Marvel's "X-Men" comic books and the subsequent film adaptations … it certainly was the primary theme of director Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films in 2000's "X-MEN", and 2003's "X2: X-MEN UNITED". Since then, its been a rocky road for the X-Men franchise. The capper of the trilogy - the convoluted, overstuffed 2006's "X3: THE LAST STAND" ... and nearly unnecessary prequel -…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 01 May, 2014

    Spider-Man first hit the big screen in 2002, and was nothing but an immense smash that gave everyone's favorite web-crawler the due he needed.Spider-Man got even higher two years later after that with "SPIDER-MAN 2", which to this day remains one of the greatest superhero sequels ever made. It's hard not to be somewhat skeptical that it's even possible to make anywhere near a perfect Spider-Man film that will satisfy everyone … but probably the closest thing we've gotten thus…

  • Transcendence 2014

    ★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    On paper, "TRANSCENDENCE" looked to be the perfect film to help kick start the spring season in film. You have your intriguing sci-fi premise …a blockbuster leading actor … an all-star cast to go along with him… and a first-time director, who has had such a remarkable career thus far as a (Oscar-Winning) cinematographer, people couldn't wait to see how he would deliver his first feature film.

    Sadly, the end result is far more disappointing than one could ever see…

  • Kids for Cash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    I'm not much of a documentary watcher, but "KIDS FOR CASH" is one I just needed to check out ... the number one sole reason (those who know me personally, know this) is because I worked for the television station of WBRE/WYOU that covered this story when it REALLY broke out. Anybody who needs a new reason to hate lawyers ought to check out this shocking documentary chronicling the "pay-to-play" scheme whereby a couple of crooked judges, by the names…