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  1. JRScherer

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL Small and smart British sci-fi comedy that's worth checking out. Last I saw it was available via HBO GO. B SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Worth seeing only for the depictions of the the haunted woods and the faerie themed forest. All of the action...
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    THE AVENGERS Earth's Mightiest Heroes. 'Nuff said. A+
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    21 JUMP STREET Very funny cop-buddy comedy with a killer callback to the original TV series. B+ WRATH OF THE TITANS Could have been a lot of fun if the director wasn't so damned shaky-cam happy. It looks like the special effects might have been cool but we'll never know because...
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    GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Disappointing. I loved the two Crank films for their verve and audacity, and you'd think that teaming up Neveldine & Taylor with Nicholas Cage would be a recipe for crazy fun, but alas, it was not to be. While Cage certainly does his nutty best, it appears that...
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    CHRONICLE My new favorite "found footage" film. It tells its story in stylish and inventive ways as it follows three high schoolers that gain telekinetic powers. 20th Century Fox has already signed the director Josh Trank to helm their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and I'm quite excited...
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    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Practically identical to the Swedish film, but more slickly directed by David Fincher, and I think that this version has a much better cast overall, though Noomi Rapace is still much more memorable as Lisbeth Salander than Rooney Mara. B+ RED TAILS Not...
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    What has been your worst ever trip to or experience at a cinema? And why?

    I went to see a matinee of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn recently and had to leave the theater perhaps a half hour in. Aside from myself, there was only one small group of people in the theater, among them was a fellow who clearly had some mental and/or physical issues and...
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    SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS If you liked the first one then most likely you'll also like this one. It has the same visual flair and the chemistry between the leads is still excellent. I thought the ridiculous disguises that Holmes used wore out their welcome rather quickly but I really...
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    I enjoyed it. I liked all of the leads and thought it had excellent production value for a low budget sci-fi actioner.
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    No worries -- Everyone has to learn everything for the first time sometime, right? In your post above, you have a web address for the IMDb's page for Undead in
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    13 ASSASSINS Solid and highly entertaining samurai film. Damned good stuff. A ATTACK THE BLOCK Excellent tribute to '80s John Carpenter flicks. Made with a low budget and a great sense of style and fun. I really liked the monsters quite a bit--very reminiscent of the "rats" in Jeff...
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    KILLER ELITE Okay action picture with Jason Statham, Robert DeNiro, and Clive Owen, who are all excellent. Says it's based on a true story, but that's about as likely as Chuck Barris actually having been a government assassin. C REAL STEEL Utterly ridiculous and predictable, but strangely...
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    What book are you reading?

    I'm currently enjoying the Brunner the Bounty Hunter omnibus from Games Workshop's Black Library by C. L. Werner.
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    CEDAR RAPIDS Great little comedy featuring very likable, normal people doing weird ****ed up things at an insurance convention. I laughed a lot. John C. Reilly never fails me. Loved the fake commercials for the insurance companies as well. B+ TRUE LEGEND Kick-ass kung fu film in the...
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    RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Surprisingly good prequel to the classic sci-fi film series (Burton's turd from 2001 not included). Andy Serkis has proven time and again that he is able to deliver astounding performances via motion capture. I don't see any sort of acting nods coming his way...
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    TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Not a good movie, but definitely a spectacular one. It has the best use of 3D in a live-action film that I've seen to date. Storywise, it's not the unmitigated ****-fest that the second movie was, but it's no great shakes, that's for certain. It's a bit...
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    Fool Moon was much better than Storm Front, I thought. I'm about a quarter of the way into Grave Peril right now.
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    June Round-Up X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Best of the X-Men movies, due to both the direction of Matthew Vaughn and excellent casting, particularly McAvoy and Fassbender. It's not perfect, but it does hit all the right notes when it needs to and does it very well. A- GREEN LANTERN Not...
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    May Round-Up BRIDESMAIDS Surprisingly well-made. I found the movie to be involving and extremely funny. Kristen Wiig is going to be a big star. B+ PRIEST Fun little mash-up of The Searchers, vampire action anime, and '80s style sci-fi flicks. It's a B-movie through and...
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    Sci-Fi Gaiking (live-action movie)

    I love this trailer as well. Has there been any forward motion on this project, though?
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