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  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows

    The final film in the Hot Topic Trilogy (Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland) in which Johnny Depp and the rest of the Tim Burton gang stink up the joint with asinine one liners and a plot as boring and lifeless as it's characters. This film might be the straw that breaks the camel's back for Tim Burton's film career as the movie was both a commercial and critical failure. To be honest I have never watched a lick of…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★½

    After much buildup with the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America movies "The Avengers" is the greatest live action super hero movie to have ever grace the silver screen. Given that the first 20-30 minutes are kind of slow (which prevents this movie from receiving a perfect score) the rest of it is a perfect mix of action, drama, and comedy. The plot is simple and works well: Loki is back and steals the Tesseract (a block of pure energy)…

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  • Glory

    Glory

    ★★★★½

    A movie that I was forced to watch during high school. At first I was groaning because I hated watching movies at school because whatever I watched was either too educational and lulled me to sleep, or it was too preachy and I asked what was the freaking point? Well thank goodness that this was a movie about the Civil War; my favorite war to read about. I like the cause of the war, because quite frankly the cause of…

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'll start by talking about what works with this movie, the casting is flawless. Danny Devito as The Penguin is a stroke of genius by Burton, and Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman is a strong decision too. The set design is once again a very strong point, the movie is like an art house movie with it's reliance on black and white tones, it feels like Burton forgot that he was working on Batman Returns instead of Edward Scissorhands as…