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Robocop (2014) – Review

Over the last few years, Hollywood has had a love affair with remakes, reboots and sequels. This month brings us another reboot, Robocop. I hesitate to call it a remake because while the plots share many key elements, the overall story [...]

February 18, 2014 Movies and TV
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The Monuments Men – Review

The Monuments Men is a film about a small group of soldiers tasked to protect, recover and return historically and culturally significant works of art during World War II. Since this is a film “based on true events”, there will [...]

February 10, 2014 Movies and TV
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Review

It’s been over nine years since Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team graced the silver screen with their 70’s stereotypes and crazy antics. Many people enjoyed the original film but I don’t think too many were expecting a [...]

December 21, 2013 Movies and TV
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Our Middle-Earth friends, Bilbo, Gandolf, Thorin and the rest of the Dwarfs continue their journey to Erebor and the great dragon, Smaug. Now, I’ll start right out of the gate by saying you absolutely must see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [...]

December 18, 2013 Movies and TV
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Oldboy (2013) – Review

Spike Lee has brought us an American remake of a highly regarded Korean film from 2003, Oldboy. Now, in all fairness to the review you are about to read, I’ve seen the original a couple of times and truly think it’s [...]

December 5, 2013 Movies and TV
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

We return to Panam with Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins’ second part of her Hunger Games trilogy. Now, I’ve read several reviews myself at this point, I’ve read the books and I’ve seen the films. Catching Fire is being compared to everything from a box [...]

November 26, 2013 Movies and TV
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Ender’s Game Review

Ender’s Game is based on a novella turned novel by, now controversial writer, Orson Scott Card. This book spawned a massive series that includes 14 published novels, with two more to go plus several short stories and graphic novels. Now, [...]

November 4, 2013 Movies and TV
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Riddick Review

Riddick, one of the more physically intense science fiction anti-heroes of this century. Vin Diesel’s now iconic character wasn’t originally destined to be a major player. While Diesel had big plans for his Furyan character, the original film Pitch Black (2000) didn’t [...]

September 9, 2013 Movies and TV
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The Star Wars #1 – Review

Star Wars, as we know it, is not exactly what George Lucas had in mind when he wrote the original rough draft screenplay for the first film. In fact, it was a darker, more intense galaxy far, far away. Now, [...]

September 8, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
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Batman Beyond Universe #1 – Review

A new Batman Beyond series! I used to love the cartoon, so I was excited to see a new series that I could easily jump into. Batman Beyond Universe begins a year after “Joker Night” which is available in Batman Beyond: 10,000 Clowns. For [...]

August 25, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
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Review: Dinosaurs Attack! #1

The revival of a 1988 series inspired by a TOPPS trading card game, that is what IDW has done with Dinosaurs Attack! This science fiction series from the late 80’s has been reissued for the 25th anniversary of the series and currently [...]

July 21, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
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R.I.P.D. Review

Men in Black meets Ghostbusters. That is the best way to describe the latest movie from Director Robert Schwentke. Schwentke also directed Red and The Time Traveler’s Wife, for reference. R.I.P.D,  (Rest in Peace Department), is a fun, lighthearted and corny film staring Ryan [...]

July 21, 2013 Movies and TV
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Pacific Rim Review

Opening on July 12th, Guillermo del Toro’s next big movie. Set in the not too distant future, giant monsters called Kaiju begin attacking our coasts from deep within the Pacific Ocean. In an attempt to fight back, our greatest nations [...]

July 11, 2013 Movies and TV
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Review: Satellite Sam #1

Live television broadcasting in the early 1950’s. Smokers, drinkers and businessmen, the world of Satellite Sam. This brand new adult comic book series from Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin, and Image Comics follows employees of a science fiction television show in [...]

July 6, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
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The Wake #2 – Review

The Wake #2 continues this 10-issue short-run series by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy. If you haven’t read the first issue, I highly suggest you do so for two reasons. First, I’ll be referencing it and second, it’s really freaking [...]

June 27, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

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