Posts categorized “Movie Reviews”

Monday, 15 October 2012

Brave (2012)


Fortune favors the brave…

Brave is a nice, pleasant little film. It is certainly enjoyable. It just seems like it could have been… more. [Read my full review]

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Monday, 3 September 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Just Tryin’ ta Get a Rise Outta Ya…

This is a movie that feels right while you’re watching it, but doesn’t hold up well to any sort of scrutiny, and has way more problems than Nolan’s previous two movies in this trilogy. Spoilers abound! Also, for no reason other than it amuses me, I’m only ever going to refer to Batman as B’man for the remainder of this review… [Read my full reviews]

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New Review: The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

Some assembly required...

The Avengers is a delicate balancing act. You have (arguably) nine separate main characters, including the villain. They’re all fully-realized and each needs not only a chance to shine, but a chance to develop and really to be known. Gee, if only the movie were written by someone who had experience writing something with nine fully-realized main characters… [Read my full review]

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

New Review: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

The Athlete, the Scholar, the Whore, the Fool, and the Virgin... kind of

How do I review this movie without spoilers? I really have to, because knowing anything at all about this movie before going in would be detrimental to your enjoyment of it. I can tell you this: The Cabin in the Woods is a horror movie. Well, kind of. [Read my full review]

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

New Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

SH:AGOT (or Shagot as I will henceforth call it) is a very fun, bright, lively, and enjoyable flick. It lacks, however, a certain magic cohesiveness that the 2009 Sherlock Holmes had. The 2009 movie had a freshness and newness that made it exciting and delightful, which is almost impossible for a sequel like this to recapture. What it does recapture is the spirit of fun and excitement and the excellent cast chemistry. [Read my full review]

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

New Review: The Muppets (2011)

Someday they’ll find it…

The Muppets is an incredible nostalgia trip. It is fascinating in that it isn’t aimed at gaining a new audience for the decades-old Muppet characters; it is aimed squarely at people who grew up watching them but are now adults. Like me. As such, I thoroughly enjoyed it [Read my full review]

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

New Review: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield!

Here is a film with exciting action, interesting & sympathetic characters, and moments of real humor. It is in no way a bad film. It is also not really a great film. Captain America: The First Avenger is the epitome of a three-star film. [Full Review]

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