Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

By Keith Crandell Jr.

Editor’s note: Back in May 2012, The Avengers actually kicked off this website. For this special Marvel Week occasion, we’ve decided to update the review a bit. But don’t worry, the message is the same: The Avengers is fantastic, and everyone should see it.

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It’s four in the morning, and never before have I been this damn giddy in my life. Every worry has been lifted off my shoulders and the last four years of waiting have not been wasted. Marvel’s The Avengers is an absolutely brilliant and entertaining movie.

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By Becky Solomon

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Captain America: The First Avenger had the heavy responsibility of setting up the building blocks for Marvel’s most anticipated film, The Avengers.  The film could have been a serious mess of story lines and a cheesy origin story.  Luckily, the film never strays into the realm of completely unbelievable or messy. It does justice to the tale of Captain America, American hero and builds a solid foundation for The Avengers.

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By Keith Crandell Jr.

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As the second movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Incredible Hulk had its work cut out for it. Not only did it have to try to get out of the shadow of its predecessor, Iron Man, but it also had to deal with Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk, to which it supposedly has zero connection. Edward Norton stars as Bruce Banner, a man on the run from the United States military after an accident during a lab experiment turns him into… THE INCREDIBLE HULK!

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By Keith Crandell Jr.

(Editor’s Note: Iron Man should always be enjoyed with a side of AC/DC. Listen here.)

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What most people (myself included) could not have predicted when Marvel Studio’s hit Iron Man released in 2008 was that A. Robert Downey Jr.’s career had been revitalized and that he would go on to be one of the biggest stars in the industry, and that B. Iron Man was actually the first in what would become a multi-billion dollar franchise. Leading man Robert Downey Jr. stars as everyone’s favorite genius billionaire playboy philanthropist and weapons inventor/dealer Tony Stark. (more…)

By Eugene Sax

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A Scanner Darkly, based on the book by Phillip K. Dick, follows the story of Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) in one of the hardest situations through his life. The setting is a futuristic, yet not too futuristic, Earth. The world is plagued with a new drug on the street: Substance D. More addictive than any drug on the market and quite more dangerous, A Scanner Darkly follows the downfall of Arctor as he slips deeper and deeper into addiction.

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The original box art to Advent Children

The sequel to Final Fantasy VII was a gamble for Square Enix. Unlike with Final Fantasy X and X-2, Square Enix decided to try their luck again with a movie sequel as for Final Fantasy VII. Their first attempt at a Final Fantasy movie, Spirits Within, was a poorly received failure that left anyone who watched it wishing they could have those two hours of their lives back. Taking place two years after Meteorfall (the end of Final Fantasy VII), Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is a great addition to the Final Fantasy VII Compilation, and Advent Children Complete is even better.

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The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb, is Sony’s reboot of the Sam Rami’s 2002 Spider-Man film. Despite trying to distance itself from the original film by having a more realistic and darker setting that it seems that superhero movies are heading towards after the success of the recent Batman movies, The Amazing Spider-Man feels too similar for fans like myself who really liked the original.
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