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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Avengers alternative beginning.

Those movie types over at Marvel know how to frontload the success of their DVDs/Bluerays for The Avengers, in this case, one of the extras is an alternative beginning for the film. I can see why they didn’t use this, though, as it kind of gives the game away before it’s even begun.

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Crux (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Crux (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Bryan Boykins delivers a timely message about the fragile state of mankind and the sacrificial stakes facing an individual who has lost his way in the favor of the all-mighty dollar in the thought-provoking spiritual fantasy drama Crux. Penetrating, imaginative and insightful, Crux is a message movie about humanistic priorities and the importance of what wealth really is […]

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The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

Stallone and his carnage crew are back for more firepower and flippancy in the hyperactive sequel The Expendables 2. These aging and rollicking renegades deal mainly in rocking the boat…not rocking chairs! The heart and soul behind The Expendables 2—much like its pulsating predecessor—is plain as the trigger on a semi-automatic shotgun: it is about […]

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The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

The rousing fourth instalment of the Bourne movie series looks forward to continuing the tenacious trend following the excitable exploits of one of cinema’s favourite amnesiac super spies. Also, the catchy film titles in this espionage franchise seemingly roll off the tongue: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy and now The Bourne […]

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Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica movie.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica movie.

In this video, Bryan Singer (of X-Men fame) chats to IGN about his plans for a big budget Battlestar Galactica movie, among other things. By the sounds of it, the film is going to be based on the original series, rather than the gritty reboot. Not sure what to think about that. Singer notes, “I […]

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Total Recall (Frank’s take).

August 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Total Recall (Frank’s take).

Len Wiseman’s (“Underworld”) numbing, noisy and nonsensical dazzling ditty Total Recall marches through the monotonous motions as surly sci-fi actioner but only manages to muster up inconsequential static. The excess of action-oriented sequences, CGI hedonism, exaggerated fight scenes, curvaceous cuties in a hormonal catfight, a robotic nemesis and a swaggering leading man caught in the […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

Do we spoil you or do we spoil you? Gaze upon the awsomeness that is the new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I like the dwarven singing, but it always reminds me of the text in the Spectrum game for The Hobbit… ‘The dwarves are singing again.’

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The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

August 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

If we asked you what’s the most successful movie of all time and you said Star Wars, Avatar or Titanic, then you’re obviously not Chinese. For in China, that kudos goes to a fantasy film called Painted Skin, and it’s more recent follow-up sequel called Painted Skin: The Resurrection. It’s kind of a romance thing […]

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Watch (Frank’s take).

Suburbia, Neanderthal-oriented male bonding and space aliens make for an uneven mix of naughty gags and tired lunacy in the clumsy comedy The Watch. Whether this is an unfair comparison or not The Watch feels like a weak-need knockoff to the classic high-spirited goofiness of Ghostbusters. In assembling some of Hollywood’s high-profile hucksters and saddling […]

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