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Apr 30 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Mike’s Review

During the opening sequence of  “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, in which our mega-heroes lay siege to a compound belonging to the sinister Hydra organization in a fictitious Eastern European country, I had a vision of the film’s writer/director Joss Whedon playing maniacally with action figures in his parent’s’ basement while mouthing the characters’ frequent wisecracks at […]
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Apr 30 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Eddie’s review

Isaac Asimov’s Zeroth Law of Robotics states: “A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.” In the 2004 film very loosely based on (it actually says “suggested by,” not “based on” in the credits) Asimov’s I, Robot, we see the evolution of this Zeroth Law into something very […]
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Jul 24 2014

Snowpiercer

2014. The citizens of Earth attempt to fix global warming by spraying a chemical known only as CW-7 into the upper atmosphere. Instead of cooling the planet to livable temperatures, this initiated a global Ice Age, freezing and killing all life on the planet. 2031. The only remaining survivors – those aboard a massive transcontinental […]
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Apr 9 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor” basically serving as glorified promotional pieces for 2012’s $220 million superhero collaboration “The Avengers”, the thought of these characters venturing out on their own again wasn’t exactly exciting. Even 2010’s “Iron Man 2” was a big disappointment, the most interesting aspect of the film being the […]
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May 17 2013

The Iceman

(This review was originally published on May 17, 2013 at Reel Film News) You might recognize Michael Shannon as the psychotic super-villain General Zod in the trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot “Man of Steel”, but if you haven’t seen films like William Friedkin’s “Bug” and Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter”, you probably haven’t seen […]
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