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Film Review: Catwoman (2004)


SYNOPSIS: A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas. REVIEW: What is it about the film “Catwoman” that I really liked despite its noted failed arrival and circus of criticism? Of course the lovely …

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Film Review: Darkman (1990)


SYNOPSIS: A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. REVIEW: You might remember this one from its tag line at the time “Who is Dark Man?”. If not, you surely know it from its ominous poster art that looks like a cross between the “The Shadow“, “Batman” and the “Invisible man“. …

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Film Review: Generation X (1996)


SYNOPSIS: A group of young mutants–humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large–begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies are interrupted when they must rescue one of their number from a mad scientist who can enter others’ dreams. REVIEW: This 1996 Made-for-TV film might have flown under the …

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Film Review: Legends of the Superheroes (1979)


SYNOPSIS: Heroes and villains of DC Comics square off in the two-part, live-action, made-for-TV (with a laugh track!) smackdowns of Legends of the Super Heroes. The Challenge: Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward of the live-action Batman TV series) lead The Flash, Green Lantern and more JLA members against The Riddler (Frank Gorshin reprising his TV role), Mordru, …

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Film Review: The Punisher (2004)


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 …

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Film Review: Spider-Man (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on Marvel Comics’ superhero character, this is a story of Peter Parker who is a nerdy high-schooler. He was orphaned as a child, bullied by jocks, and can’t confess his crush for his stunning neighbourhood girl Mary Jane Watson. To say his life is ‘miserable’ is an understatement. But one day while on an excursion to a laboratory …

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