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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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Wednesday
Aug112010

Cool trailer: The Debt, starring Sam Worthington & Helen Mirren

The Debt stars one of the best actresses in Hollywood and is co-written by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass). It's about three Israeli agents who try to capture a Nazi war criminal in 1965, but accidentally(?) kill him. 30 years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi shows up again. Consider me interested. The movie, directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), is adapted from a 2007 Israeli film of the same name. Watch the trailer below.

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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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Sunday
Dec202009

AVATAR is a truly visceral experience; go see it

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I am stunned and awed by Avatar, James Cameron's new epic. It defies the rules. This is a film with little dialogue, a thin plot, and a predictable end. Every fiber of it is constructed for a mass audience, from the cheesy one-liners to the giant battle at the end. Yet somehow Cameron pulls off the impossible. With Avatar, he has made a brilliant science fiction story (or is it fantasy?) palatable for almost anybody and he's done it, not by showing giant transforming robots with gold teeth and wrecking ball gonads, but by creating an alien world so complete and intensely beautiful that you're forced to separate your eyes from your mind and just enjoy the ride.

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