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Super Bowl 2014 Trailers (Article) - 2/3/2014 10:17:17 AM

I know it's not a movie, but the trailer I got most excited about was the "24" one with Jack and Chloe hobbling onto the screen after some explosion and London in shambles. That was badass. I'm partial because I am super stoked for that coming back.

 

Mania Review: The Legend of Hercules (Article) - 1/11/2014 9:17:17 AM

I saw a sneak preview of it the other night. The tone made it feel like a cheap knock off of the original Clash of the Titans. The fight scenes were ok, but I hate when movies have these scenes and just as the kill shot is about to drop, the camera cuts to the expression on the person's face. That's all there was in this. And the 3D was literally too in your face half the time. The only time it actually looked cool was in the beginning when there were flaming arrows going back and forth at you and from behind you. That was actually impressive. Everything else was just a spear jab here and a sword thrust there.

Harlin has done much better work. Die Hard 2 and Deep Blue Sea are always fun to watch. But this was just not good. I'm glad I didn't actually pay for the ticket.

 

Walking Dead: Too Far Gone Review (Article) - 12/2/2013 12:44:35 PM

If anyone watched the Talking Dead afterwards, you may have noticed that the "In Memoriam" segment did not include Judith. Just sayin'.

Mania Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Article) - 11/23/2013 4:45:13 PM

Yeah, the comparions to Twilight are completely unfounded. People did the same thing for "Hunger Games". They translated "Catching Fire" from book to movie exceptionally well. Almost spot on. Even ended at the same spot. It was obvious to me based on the length of the movie they were shooting for loyalty to the book, and they succeeded. Finnick and Johanna were both perfectly cast. I was very happy with the movie and am ready to see it again. And I was very happy the Johanna intro scene was included in the movie ;-)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Final Trailer (Article) - 10/28/2013 12:09:11 PM

They almost gave away the ending right there.

Mania Review: Gravity (Article) - 10/4/2013 3:11:31 PM

Just got back from seeing it. Worth every bit of the hype tenfold. All I can say is the movie was absolutely amazing. Beginning to end. The little things are what impressed me the most. Like the silence as mentioned. The fire-less explosions, the fire in a zero gravity oxygenated enviornment. The movement in zero gravity was flawless from all angels. And of course, the visuals, which were not little by any means. I seriously was not expecting her to be all that good in it. When I first heard she was cast, I cringed a little. But damn did she pull it off. And then some. It was simply a pleasure to watch her in this role. This won't give anything away, but the scene with the Chinese on radio was one of my favorite parts of the movie. So well done and completely original. 

 

Mania Review: Rush (Article) - 9/27/2013 5:59:15 AM

He's done some great stuff, but I personally appreciate Ron Howard's greatest creation brought to the big screen: Bryce.

Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode Review 1.1 (Article) - 9/25/2013 10:01:24 AM

@redvector - I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that. It happened really fast and if you weren't paying attention, you missed it. Stuff was going so fast at that moment, so it may have been hard for some to miss. That is what kind of sealed my theory of him being a LMD.

Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode Review 1.1 (Article) - 9/25/2013 8:46:44 AM

I thought about the LMD angle after watching it last night. Sure they could go with just standard cloning, but that would be all that interesting honestly. That's been done a lot lately. Joss is usually pretty fresh with his storytelling and given all the comic references, it sounds like he will stick to source material more often than not. But still throw in other stories that are his own. On the other hand, Coulson was a character created for the movies, so maybe he will take an off-road approach to him. In any case, I loved it. 

And let's not forget about his love for recycling actors. Seeing J. August Richards and Ron Glass was a great addition to the series. I'm sure we'll see more of the actors we've loved from the past. 

And must not forget: Don't touch Lola.

Star Wars Rebels Casting (Article) - 9/24/2013 3:37:38 PM

@ElBaz13 - I don't think they'll change much of the darkness. Considering some of the stuff out there under the Disney umbrella, i.e. Once Upon a Time, and anything Marvel, I think they'll stick with the same dark tone we've grown to appreciate. And I'm glad you enjoyed TCW. That was an excellent series with no shortage of entertainment value and storytelling capability. Me and my kids watched it religiously.

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