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Sunday
Apr012012

'Wrath of the Titans' mini review - Far better than 'Clash of the Titans'

I was not a fan of the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. It lacked character and failed to deliver on its epic action premise. Wrath of the Titans is still not a smart film — it mostly revolves around Ares, Hades, and Zues having family fights — but this time it delivers on its epic fantasy adventure promise. Perseus (Sam Worthington), the half-son of Zeus, has to go on a big quest to stop Hades and Ares from unleashing the massive Kronos, the father of Zues and Hades who just so happens to be about 3 or 4 times the size of Godzilla. Perseus has some awesome encounters with Titans, cyclops giants, Minotaurs, and two-headed dragon beasts.

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Saturday
Jan282012

'The Grey' review - Nature Vs Neeson

The Grey is not the type of movie that will win many awards, but it ought to be. It is quite rare that a movie fills me with such dread without resorting to stupid stunts, boogie monsters or serial killers. The danger in The Grey is terrifying because it’s so real. More importantly though, it stars Liam Neeson, who is so well cast that he’s almost playing himself. 

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Monday
Dec122011

Dark days ahead for The Dark Knight - Does Nolan have an ace up his sleeve?

The latest Dark Night Rises teaser poster has hit the web this weekend and it’s not looking good for the bat. The poster shows a seemingly victorious Bane, played by Tom Hardy, walking away from a shattered Batman mask lying on the ground in the pouring rain, with the tagline, “The Legend Ends.”

So is it the end of Batman? It’s certainly the end of the Christopher Nolan/ Christian Bale era. With Nolan admitting that this is the last of a trilogy and Bale saying last week that having finished filming his character’s scenes it’s “the last time I’m taking that cowl off.” No ambiguity there.

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Friday
Dec092011

'Battleship' trailer - It's like Transformers meets the open sea

If you loved the Transformers movies, you’re going to love this! At least, that’s the message I’m getting after watching the new trailer for Peter Berg’s Battleship. In some ways, it makes sense. Both are based on Hasbro toys. It’s just that I distinctly remember Battleship being about two warring armada’s, not a few ships and a ton of transforming aliens. Clearly, I’m behind the times. 

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Liam Neeson joins Battleship, a board game alien invasion movie

Well, Battleship officially has one good thing going for it. Liam Neeson could appear in a Uwe Boll film and make a scene worth watching, and after hearing this I won't be surprised if he does. The actor seems to model his career after Morgan Freeman, meaning he'll appear in just about anything. Neeson will play "Admiral Shane" in Peter Berg's big board game movie. He joins an odd cast including Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker (supermodel), and Rihanna, who has yet to heed my warnings to quit the game now.

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Monday
Aug162010

The Next Three Days teams Russell Crowe with badass Liam Neeson (trailer)

I just saw Taken a few days ago, and I am still on a Neeson high. There's a reason why studios hire him to play god-like figures in movies--he is the man. Russell Crowe isn't bad either. State of Play was one of last year's best thrillers, though Robin Hood was nothing special. The Next Three Days teams them to break Crowe's wife (Elizabeth Banks) out of prison. She's been sentenced to life for murder and he believe's she's innocent. The trailer is below.

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Thursday
May202010

Hollywood Copies Itself Again: THE EXPENDABLES vs THE A-TEAM vs THE LOSERS

I've been studying the summer movie releases coming up in 2010 and I've noticed that a lot of Hollywood releases are, well, copies of one another. We've seen it time and again. For every original movie, there are a host of copycats. Sometimes, however, we have to put up with more than a few copied scenes and cliche lines. Remember Finding Nemo and Shark Tale? Deep Impact and Armageddon? Hollywood is known to produce formulaic, unoriginal movies, but....come on guys? Did we really need Volcano and Dante's Peak

In this edition, I'll cover one of the biggest trends of the summer: teams of mercenaries exacting vigilante justice. 

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Monday
Apr052010

CLASH OF THE TITANS is Kraken lackin'

Rating:  Bad

I enjoy a good B movie as much as the gang at Lost Highway, but I can't find a lot to love about Clash of the Titans. For a movie built on its big-budget visuals, it lacks big payoffs. Much like the disappointing end to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, when we thought we'd get an epic 100 boat brawl and got a 2 boat spiral squabble, Titans continually hypes expectations and fails to match them. We hear about the Kraken--a creature so massive and powerful that even Hades and Zeus fear it. Perhaps a scary creature to the gods, but Perseus (Sam Worthington) destroys it almost instantly. Where's the fun in that?

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Tuesday
Mar302010

New clip of AFTER.LIFE has a classic Burton feel

From The Addams Family to Casper to After.Life, Christina Ricci always seems best tackling the darker aspects of life. Liam Neeson, well he's great in just about every role Hollywood can find for him. Here's a new clip from After.Life, which is directed by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo. It hits theaters April 9th.

The plot follows "a young woman caught between life and death... and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive." Count me in. For those interested, I've included the trailer below.

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