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Film Review: X2 (2003)

Rate This Movie 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. …

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Film Review: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “The War of the Ring reaches its climax as the dark lord Sauron sets his sights on Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor. The members of the fellowship in Rohan are warned of the impending attack when Pippin cannot resist looking into Saruman’s palantír and is briefly contacted by the dark lord. King Théoden is too …

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Gandolf the Grey continues to lead Bilbo Baggins, Thorin and the band of dwarves to reclaim Erebor from the fire breathing dragon, Smaug. REVIEW: With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson continues the adventures of the courageous Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, in the second in the trilogy of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novel. …

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Film Review: X-Men (2000)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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