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THE GIVER Movie Review

Given the recent flood of young-adult-novel-adaptations, The Giver certainly isn’t a surprise. I (and I assume most others) was excited to see it mainly because of nostalgia. It was, after all, a not insignificant novel...


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HOWARD THE DUCK (2017) Movie Review

Holy smokes! My feathers are forever ruffled! Way back in 2015, Marvel announced that they were making a new HOWARD THE DUCK film and the internet practically burst into flames. #HowardtheWTF. The internet erupted in a nerd wa...


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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Movie Review

Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead. Since I was eight years old, I have been reading and collecting comic books, they are an ingrained part of me that will always be there. When I was in college, I discovered the wonderful work of F...



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Hidden Gems: BERSERK: GOLDEN AGE ARC TRILOGY

BERSERK, the dark fantasy epic by creator Kentaro Miura has been a masterfully crafted work since its conception in 1990. Published bi-weekly in Young Animal magazine in Japan, Miura has created a world and characters that are ...


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THE EXPENDABLES 3 Movie Review

Man, I really can’t wait for the unrated version of this movie to be released.  Not because I think that THE EXPENDABLES 3 would be improved by much (if at all), but at least it wouldn’t feel like I’m watchin...


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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014) Movie Review

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is stupid.  The franchise, since its inception in 1984, is based around a stupid premise: four pet shop turtles and a rat are mutated beneath the streets of New York City and are skilled in the dea...



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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Movie Review

Ugachaka! Ugachaka! I can’t fight this feeling.  DEEEppppp inside of meeee.  Guardians you just don’t realize… what you did to me. Holy Tap Dancing Thanos! I knew this movie was going to be something amazing...


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HERCULES Movie Review

WARNING: Minor Spoilers ahead! In HERCULES, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his giant biceps slay a multi-headed hydra, wrestle a magical lion, and attack a giant ferocious wild boar – all in the first five minutes of the m...


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LUCY Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead. While Luc Besson (THE FAMILY) has some impressive writer/director credits to his name, such as THE FIFTH ELEMENT and LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL, he is certainly very well known for his stand alone writing c...



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SNOWPIERCER Movie Review

When I was in college, I remember a Sociology professor who drew a square on the chalkboard  in the form of 9 dots.  She asked the students to draw one continuous line that connected all of the dots.  It was the ‘kobay...


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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Movie Review

DUNSTON CHECKS OUT The second installment in the reboot, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, begins and ends with the same image: a closeup of a pair of eyes staring directly into the camera. Rendered in full CGI glory, they evoke ...


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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Movie Review

Ok ok I get it already. You don’t like Michael Bay TRANSFORMERS movies! Well guess what!? I think they’re pretty damn cool! They are bat shit crazy and there really isn’t anything else like them in theaters. A...



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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!! For many years, sequels to animated features were mainly direct to video and didn’t come anywhere near the magic of the originals. However, that all changed once Pixar entered the world of animated t...


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EDGE OF TOMORROW Movie Review

Let’s get our Nerd review on! I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t really know how to start off this EDGE OF TOMORROW review.  I definitely didn’t want to start off by comparing it to GROUNDHOG’S DA...


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MALEFICENT Movie Review

As a child, I was never a huge SLEEPING BEAUTY fan and my G.I. Joe battling ass assumed it was a “girls only” affair. While it may be true that I do not fit into Disney’s “Target Audience” for a ca...



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A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Back in 2012 Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) successfully broke into movies with the comedy hit TED, now he returns to the medium with A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, a comedic romp through the old west...


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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Movie Review

Warning: There will be spoilers aplenty in the paragraphs ahead. You should probably go see the movie and come back… Director Bryan Singer’s film X-MEN back in 2000 knocked my dinosaur-patterned socks off! Being a h...


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GODZILLA (2014) Movie Review

“History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.”- Blue Oyster Cult, “Godzilla” Yes, it is something of a slow burn in the new GODZILLA reboot until the big guy himself shows up.  ...



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JOE Movie Review

Like the Kanye West of Hollywood, Nicolas Cage is a misunderstood genius whose work is redefining what can be considered great or visionary. The Cage is well aware of his legacy’s misgivings but this hasn’t stop...


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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Movie Review

“Was rebooting the Spider-Man films really necessary?” You may have been wondering this ever since director Marc Webb graced theaters with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot in 2012.  And honestly, I really can’t ...