Category Archives: review

Cowboys and Aliens Review (2011)

I kid you not… about a year ago I was talking to my brother about a screenplay idea I had: steampunk cowboys versus aliens. I had begun outlining characters, creating backstory, and even creating motivation for the aliens. And then… … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch Review (2011)

I just rented the movie Sucker Punch and I’m glad I didn’t spend more than a dollar on it. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. Here’s how I suspect the movie got created: Snyder: Hey, I’ve got some really … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review (2011)

I was listening to a podcast this morning. They were discussing the odds of intelligent civilizations existing on other worlds in the universe. The odds, it seems, are so low, it’s guessed that intelligent civilizations probably don’t exist. We only … Continue reading

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Captain America: The First Avenger Review (2011)

As a kid growing up, I watched pro wrestling. Two massive hulking rippling muscled goons would bark at each other and shout about how they’d mop the floor with one another. The villain / bad guy wrestler would usually clobber … Continue reading

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Harry Potter 7 part 2 Review (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger each had something in common. For the most part they were good movies, but each lacked a satisfying ending. First Harry… For about a decade now, … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review (2011)

Sequels, as a rule, tend to degrade in freshness with each film that follows the original. The original Pirates of the Caribbean movie (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) had action, character interplay and it was original. … Continue reading

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Thor (2011) Movie Review

Walking out of the theater, I heard an old lady say to her husband, “they relied on the computers too much.” She was dead on. This movie had no soul, which is odd considering its a movie about a god. … Continue reading

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Blade Runner (1982) Review

Bladerunner is one of those movies I should like, but don’t. I am a science fiction fan and usually enjoy movies with Harrison Ford in them, but Bladerunner just doesn’t strike a chord with me. Watching Bladerunner is like going … Continue reading

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Movie Reviewing 101

I’ve been in the process of writing a script and part of my homework assignment has been to watch movies. (Darn it.) While watching movies, I’m looking for structural elements as well as trying to enjoy the movies I watch. … Continue reading

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