Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (Second Opinion)

Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (Second Opinion)

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Plot:  Ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Simian Flu has wiped out most of the planet’s human population.  On the outskirts of San Francisco, intelligent chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis) leads a community of apes who live a simple existence.  Most of the apes believe that all the humans are gone and that they are relatively safe from harm.  In the city of San Francisco…

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Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

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SnowpiercerDirected by: Joon-ho Bong

Starring: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, and Tilda Swinton

Plot: When the world falls into a new ice age, the surviving humans take refuge inside of a train.

Review:

I have heard so many different descriptions of this movie:

Brilliant!

Awful!

Masterpiece!

Garbage!

The funny thing is most of the professional reviews seem to really like it, while the comment sections below…

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The Pull List: 7/16/2014

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Must read comics of the week

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Army Of Darkness Hitched #1

First Deadpool, now Ash. Everyone’s favorite loud mouths are dropping like flies. I’m pretty excited about Steve Niles writing it. I really dig his horror instincts, much of which is action-adventure  oriented, an orientation that works pretty good for a horror franchise centered on a hero instead of a villain.

Batman

Batman Eternal #15

The…

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The Vaginaning of Thor

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As I was driving in my automobile and listening to the radio I was surprised to hear them announcing the gender reassignment of Marvel’s comic character Thor during the hourly news broadcast. It wasn’t news to me at the time…the internet was flooded with opinions on the announcement before I dragged myself out of bed. It was surprising that it was being discussed in the mainstream media. As news,…

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Movie Review: ‘Pompeii’

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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Kit Harrington, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Ann Moss, Kiefer Sutherland

Story: The son of Celtic warriors witnesses his parents cut down by invading Roman soldiers and he becomes a slave, later a gladiator. Known as the Celt, he becomes a popular champion and is taken to Pompeii to compete. But it’s volcano day!

Review:Let’s look at the good…

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Exclusive Interview: Greg Sestero

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The Room has become a modern midnight movie with hordes of followers around the world. The writer/director/producer/star of the movie, Tommy Wiseau, has caught the attention of movie world, but it’s his close friend Greg Sestero who helped inspire him and ultimately get the movie made. In his new book The Disaster ArtistSestero explains how he became friends with Tommy and how the worst movie…

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Movie Review: ‘Willow Creek’

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Willow_Creek_posterDirected by: Bobcat Goldthwait

Starring: Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore

Plot: With help from his girlfriend, Kelly, Jim tries to make a documentary about Bigfoot, hoping to find him in the process.

Review:

Ever since becoming a filmmaker, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has played to a particular strength, comedy. His comedies have been much darker and more dramatic then his usual stand up or acting…

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Retro Review: ‘Candyman’

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It has been argued many times, that if you want to know what a civilization feels at any given time look at the stories which scare them. Throughout the twentieth and twenty first centuries, horror films have held a dark mirror to society showing them the darker aspects of themselves. In the 1990′s this continued, in an era of increasing moral ambiguity, the monsters of cinema who once had the…

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The Pull List: 7/9/2014

The Pull List: 7/9/2014

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Must read c0mics debuting on 7/9/2014

Deadpool

Deadpool Draculas Gauntlet #1

Boy, Marvel is really loving their Deadpool lately. Deadpool vs himself, vs X-Force, vs the whole Marvel Universe, all of friggin fiction. Now, Deadpool and Dracula butt heads, and if I remember correctly, because the solicit says nothing, is it is over Deadpool’s new demonic bride.

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Grayson #1

Dick Grayson gets an all new…

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Keep Calm and Geek On

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fandom  Passion in life is essential. It drives us, gets us up in the morning, helps us survive our boring or depressing jobs, and enhances our day-to-day existence. The Merriam-Webster dictionary’s first entry for passion is “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.”  For us geeks this is a dead-on description of whatever we are enthusiastic about.  Whether…

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