Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is A Winner

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We recently saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier (in glorious 2D; we generally avoid 3D). Marvel Studios has been firing on all cylinders when it comes to their movies for a while now, and this one is no exception. It …

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It’s definitely worth visiting Thor’s Dark World

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Yesterday, Michelle and I went to the cinema to see Thor: The Dark World. The title, for those who wonder, relates to one of the “nine realms” in Marvel’s Thor mythology, specifically the world of Dark Elves, Svartalfheim, called “the dark …

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The effects of Gravity

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  For Michelle’s birthday, we saw Gravity, one of the rare truly original science fiction films not based on an existing franchise. The movie stars Sandra Bullock as a scientist and George Clooney as an astronaut who end up in …

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Iron Man: The third time’s a charm

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  Last night, we saw Iron Man 3 in glorious 2D (I doubt we ever will be truly sold on 3D…sorry major studios). And it was thoroughly enjoyable. It was definitely a more coherent and cohesive movie than Iron Man …

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The Aisle seat is open: Goodbye Roger Ebert

I’ve never paid close attention to movie reviews. Probably because the movies I like tend to be “review proof” movies like action, adventure, superhero, fantasy, and science-fiction films. And by review proof I mean two things. First, the films have …

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The Dark Knight that sticks with you

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Friday night, Michelle and I saw The Dark Knight Rises at a local IMAX theater. We figured that since Christopher Nolan went through all the trouble of filming the movie partially in IMAX, the least we can do is see …

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Hi-yo Silver, Away!

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When I was young, I used to watch The Lone Ranger all the time. It was a fun adventure show about the last survivor of a brutal attack on a group of Texas Rangers and Tonto, the Indian warrior who …

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Cowboys and Aliens and the Kitchen Sink

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I just saw Cowboys and Aliens with Michelle and my brother- and father-in-law. It was an entertaining movie. Lively action, great effects, and the acting of Daniel Craig and especially Harrison Ford was excellent. Both clearly enjoyed their roles, chewed …

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In Paul, we all are aliens

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There is a brief exchange at the beginning of the movie Paul between Clive (Nick Frost), Graeme (Simon Pegg), and a Hispanic busboy delivering their room service pizza. The English pair ask the busboy what he thinks about aliens. “What …

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The Avengers: Fan-Made Trailer

This is a pretty amazingly enticing trailer for Marvel’s Summer 2012 movie The Avengers—and it was put together from existing Marvel movie trailers by a fan, Yoko Higuchi. Enjoy!

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