Category Archives: Movies


Movie Revew: X-Men — Days Of Future Past

There was a time some years ago when the X-Men movies were seen as the height of super­hero adven­ture on the big screen. Things have changed a lot in the last decade. Mutants no longer reign supreme in the comics or the movies. Unable to partic­i­pate in the great Marvel Plan and hampered by a truly atro­cious movie in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men movies just don't get the atten­tion they used to.

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Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

<a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-119457">If I was to gener­alize I would prob­ably say that Pixar produces sophis­ti­cated movies for the whole family while Dream­works produces funny animal movies. It's an over-simplification and there are defi­nitely excep­tions on both sides, but that's my general impres­sion of the two compa­nies and their animated output. How To Train Your Dragon, however, … Read More…

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

<span style="color: #404040;">I'm a little late getting to this one. It's been sitting in my to watch pile for a long time, but I was never in the right mood.Pacific Rim  is not by most defi­n­i­tions a good movie but it may well be a very fun movie. Basi­cally we're dealing with big, dumb, action movie here. It's likeTrans­formers pretty much. That should upset some people, but it … Read More…

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

<img class="alignleft" style="border: 0px;" src="" alt="" /> This is an action movie. Set your expec­ta­tions accord­ingly. I know that's not what all Star Trek fans want, but like the last Star Trek movie this is primarily about providing explo­sions and thrills. Person­ally I have to say I like that. Star Trek movies have been far too prone to … Read More…

Movie Review: Dredd

<img class="alignleft" style="border: 0px;" src="" alt="" /> I don't dislike the Stal­lone Judge Dredd movie as much as some do, but it's fair to say that it was not a faithful adap­ta­tion of the source mate­rial. The 2012 movie Dredd star­ring Carl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as trainee Judge Anderson hews much closer to … Read More…

Movie Review: Percy Jackson & The  Olympians — The Lightning Thief

<img class="alignleft" style="border: 0px;" src="" alt="" /> I haven't read any of the books, so my reac­tion to this movie (and anything I say about it) is based purely off what was on the screen. I mention that because my imme­diate reac­tion to Percy Jackson & the Olympians — The Light­ning Thief was that it desper­ately wanted to be … Read More…