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Movie Review: The Simpsons-Centric Life

Does leading a Simpsons-centric life automatically mean that a viewer will love this movie? Read More »

Book Review: Act of Treason by Vince Flynn

Not exactly in like Flynn, Act of Treason falls short of expectations. Read More »

Movie Review: V for Vendetta

A good cast and some occasionally brilliant dialogue add up to a whole that is less than the sum of its parts. Read More »

Movie Review: Walk the Line

This movies was a great idea with great performances poorly executed Hollywood has been making biopic (biographical) films since the beginning of films. At first, the biographies were overly positive. The Pride of the Yankees, The Charles Lindberg Story, even the post WWII movie The Desert Fox focused more on the positive aspects of Erwin Rommel, a German Field Marshal. ... Read More »

Movie Review: Four Brothers Delivers

I didn’t expect a lot from this movie, it was one of those that someone else dragged me to see. Upon leaving the movie I reflected on that fact, and thanked the person for getting me to see the movie. Four Brothers may not have Oscar potential, and it won’t be a blockbuster, but it’s one of the better films ... Read More »

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp normally turns me away from movies. However, Depp’s performance in Pirates of the Caribbean was enough to give me reason to cut the guy some slack. This movie almost takes up all that slack. But upon reflection, it wasn’t Depp’s performance that kept me from enjoying this film; it was the slow-moving pace of the film itself. I ... Read More »

War of the Worlds

In a lot of ways I believe that today is the true golden age of science fiction films. Not only are great new works like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind available, but Hollywood is revisiting old classics like this one. This film, War of the Worlds is a remake of the 1953 story of the same name, based on ... Read More »

Batman Begins

Do not be afraid, fear no darkness, and unleash all expectations. This film is as good as the all the hype, and more. I was fortunate enough to have seen the film before I read any of the standard assortments of critical reviews out in the press. I had heard hearsay that Roger Ebert had said that this movie accomplished ... Read More »

Cinderella Man

Boxing movies tend to be tougher to work than other sports movies. Boxing matches tend to be long and drawn out, there’s a lot of back and forth, and it’s a lot of intensity all the time. The average viewer will eventually lose interest in watching two actors fake pummel each other. There is also the issue of scoring. In ... Read More »

Peace Kills: O’Rourke at His Best

A Riot. O’Rourke delivers some of his best stuff in Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism. Read More »