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Movie Review: Warrior

Title: Warrior Director: Gavin O’Connor (Wrote & Directed Miracle) Starring:  Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte I remember watching a guy named Royce Gracie (Pronounced “Hoyce”) win against a much bigger opponent in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship.  He walked right up … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Title: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Director: Rupert Wyatt Starring:  James Franco, Andy Serkis If you’ve seen the old Apes movies, you know they are strange, and often over the top.  The new Apes movie is a reboot akin to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Title: X-Men: First Class Director: Matthew Vaughn (Produced Snatch, Lock Stock, Directed Kick-Ass) Starring:  James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon A midnight showing of a comic book movie can be fun.  I will admit I enjoyed the movie overall, but there were … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Super 8

Title: Super 8 Director: J.J. Abrams Starring:  Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney Sometimes midnight showings are a bit of a dissappointment (X-Men: First Class, review coming later), and then sometimes midnight showings are super fun (Super 8!).  J.J. Abrams proves once … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Thor

Title: Thor Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring:  Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman The second Summer blockbuster in as many weeks hit theaters today.  It’s filled with star-power (Stellan Skarsgård plays in a minor role) and obviously had a huge budget behind it. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Fast Five

Title: Fast Five Director: Justin Lin (Other movies directed: Various Fast & the Furious movies) Starring:  Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson The first Blockbuster of the Summer, Fast Five seemed to get everything right.  I’m am not a big … Continue reading

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127 Hours: brilliant one-man performance

There have been songs in film that are so strong, they make whatever is on screen more powerful.  Some Beatles songs can do it, and I think Band of Horses has that power as well. That song (The Funeral) is … Continue reading

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