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Movie Review: Aeon Flux (2005)

Aeon Flux (2005) begins by sketching details of the history and political society of its story universe. There is an epidemic caused by an industrial disease where only a few million survives it. There is now a monarchy and for some reason, the discoverer of the cure became king and a dynasty resulted. Material prosperity makes the authoritarian political environment ... Read More »

Movie Review: Tom Yam Goong

An action movie still needs a story. Otherwise, it becomes like a porn flick: people just wait around for the “banging” sequences. Read More »

Movie Review: Corpse Bride (2005)

The reworking of the original folk tale in this movie changes the story for the better. In the original Jewish story, the corpse bride remains bitter and unfulfilled. In the movie, the story is more uplifting, making clearer the premise in the original story about the nature of love, that love liberates. (Actually, the reworking of the folk tale draws ... Read More »

Into The Blue: Movie Review

Don’t let the posters fool you. This isn’t an airhead movie. Read More »

Review: The Skeleton Key (2005)

The Skeleton Key (2005) is a good horror/suspense movie. It maintains the suspense by sustaining the rate of discovery and slowly doling out more and more information as the film goes along. Then when the time comes to reveal almost everything, it uses another technique to maintain the suspense: enough is hinted for the audience to know who the intended ... Read More »

Movie Review: Flightplan (2005)

Flightplan (2005) is a fine example of polished movie making coupled with a superb performance by Jodie Foster. Her immersive and engaging acting smoothes over the plot holes. It’s not that the script is poorly written, just that one aspect of the plot is implausible. The script’s pacing is tight and that together with Jodie Foster’s performance as the mother, ... Read More »

Movie Review: The Brothers Grimm (2005) – Movie Review

The Brothers Grimm is basically a fun adventure movie but comes off being less fun than, say, The Mummy (1999). We know from the movie trailer and website that the two Grimm brothers are the heroes and have an ally in the form of a girl ranger, Angelika. Together, they have to thwart the evil Mirror Queen’s plan for beauty ... Read More »

Why Nightwatch (2005) Has Exceeded Matrix (1999) and Constantine (2005)

Whatever grade you give Constantine (2005) or Matrix (1999), Nightwatch matches and exceeds. It is not a Blade (1998) nor is it an Underworld (2003) clone. The story is based on novels by Russian author, Sergei Lukyanenko. The overt storyline is given at the movie’s website. With the first Matrix movie, the story premise is: question reality. Are you sure ... Read More »