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 Punisher (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: After his wife and family are killed, G-Man Frank Castle takes it upon himself to distribute punishment to those responsible for the vendetta. REVIEW: After the rather failed attempt of kick starting “The Punisher” under the 1989 release (of same name), Artisan and Lions Gate stepped in to fire-up the “potential” franchise in a new direction (and cast). This new realization would feature actor Thomas Jane in the role of Frank Castle (aka The … 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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