Film Review: X2 (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. REVIEW: Coming off the highly successful debut X-men release (I actually paid to see it in the theatres 3X), arrives this worthy and rather visually exiting follow up X2. You might even say a franchise knows it will draw in crowds when it can minimize its title … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier’s former ally, Magneto.

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Film Review: The Wolverine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Living in isolation since the death of his beloved Jean Grey, at his own claws, the mutant Logan is plagued by nightmares and self doubt. But Logan cannot hide from the world forever. A young woman named Yukio locates him in the Yukon convincing him to return with her to Japan to say goodbye to a dying friend from long ago. That friend is Master Yashida, a man Logan saved from the bombing of … Continue reading

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Film Review: House on Haunted Hill (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past. REVIEW: The movie “House on Haunted Hill” has always been a guilty pleasure for me. I can’t express as much enthusiasm on the sequel (Return to House on Haunted Hill), but as a viewer, (and at the time of seeing this in theatres) it just held all the right elements that I found … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches. REVIEW: It is friggin’ cold in NY acolytes, incredibly and painfully cold. It’s too cold to tell any jokes on how cold it is! Yet I trundled to a downtown theater to catch a screening of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” because that’s just the kind of black saint … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deep Rising (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. REVIEW: There has always been a fascination with sea monsters, simply take a look at Jules Vern. However, unlike the giant squid of Vern lore, the monster of Deep Rising, similar in shape only, makes … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Faculty (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances. REVIEW: A mash up of “The Breakfast Club” and “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”, Robert Rodriguez’ “The Faculty” is a fast paced & witty 100 minutes of action that involves the attempted takeover of Earth by parasitic aliens. But rather than start big and begin in a big city like New York or Los Angeles where a lot of other films have had their … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. REVIEW: With the arrival of the “X-men” onto screen came a wave of hero-focused films. However it’s seeing the X-men on the big screen that was the defining moment for me. I had grown up reading the issues every month with baited anticipation awaiting the next issue to arrive. This dynamic team … Continue reading

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Film Review: 100 Feet (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: After killing her abusive cop husband, Mike (Michael Paré), Marnie (Famke Janssen) returns to New York to serve the remainder of her manslaughter sentence under house arrest. But Mike’s vengeful ghost isn’t done taunting her in this gripping supernatural thriller. Meanwhile, Mike’s ex-partner (Bobby Cannavale) keeps close tabs on Marnie, who must wear an ankle bracelet that doesn’t allow her to escape — let alone move past a 100-foot radius. REVIEW: Marnie Watson (Famke … Continue reading

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