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  • The Crow

    The Crow

    ★★★★½

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

    Back in the day there weren't really very many comicbook movies, they existed but most were pretty poor or wasted opportunities. Richard Donner turned things around somewhat with his now iconic Superman movie in 1978; but it wasn't really until the late 80's that Tim Burton's surprisingly decent Batman movie literally changed the game for the genre. But despite that things still took time to actually change in a positive way. There were a few movies that weren't too bad…

  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    ★★★

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

    Now this feature length animated film is a real blast down memory lane, in fact I'm confident many won't have even heard of this. The film is an adaptation of another classic children's book of the same name by Norton Juster and very much along the same lines as [i]Alice in Wonderland[/i] or [i]The Wizard of Oz[/i]. In fact you could say all three stories are a trilogy of uber classic fantasy tales but like I said I don't think…

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  • Punisher: War Zone

    Punisher: War Zone

    ★★★½

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

    Second reboot for this troublesome franchise and this time they finally get the casting right. Ray Stevenson is brought in as the main man and in my opinion he looks spot on for the role, kudos to the casting team.

    As for the film well its a bit weak in plot really, very straight forward, very basic, how can I put this...its like Tim Burton's Batman accept replace the Joker with Jigsaw and add extreme violence. Sooooo bottom line I…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

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

    You could very well call this the UK equivalent of the grandiose Spielberg movie 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'. The difference being this is a highly realistic and grounded science fiction story that isn't really a million miles from where we are today. What was surprising for me was the fact that its a British film, the cast were all unknown to me (often a winning move) and its Alex Garland's directorial debut! One thing is for sure, you'd never guess this…