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Eagle Eye Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: This is a stupid, ridiculous film. The action is well done, fast paced and frenetic, and the cast are likable enough, but these parts can't cover over the fact that the film is ..
(October 12, 2008)
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David Fincher's ZODIAC - A Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Intriguing and realistic look at a notorious unsolved serial murder case that although not thrilling in the strictest sense, is never not interesting. THE GOOD: I am a fan of David ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Run Fatboy Run Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: It's better than what you might think, but not even an endearing second half can make up for the fact that its based on an unbelievable premise and a stupid, lowest-common-denominator ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Semi-Pro Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: For a comedy there are hardly any laughs, and despite some great production design, visuals and a strong performance by Woody Harrelson, this film is a waste of time, especially with ..
(September 23, 2008)
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The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: On it's own, this film is a major disappointment. When compared to the previous Mummy films, it's even more disappointing. None of the fun, adventure or thrills are present in this ..
(September 18, 2008)
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Hellboy II the Golden Army Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: This is a fairly solid comic book movie; it has a decent story, great action, colourful visuals, and some admirable quirks and laughs that highlight director Guillermo Del Toro's off ..
(September 12, 2008)
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National Treasure Book of Secrets Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: It's a whole lot of fun, family-friendly and entertaining, but it's ridiculous and over the top to the point of being ludicrous. THE GOOD: Much like the first film, “National ..
(September 14, 2008)
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NEXT Movie Review - Nicolas Cage

BOTTOM LINE: An intriguing concept for a film that never really develops and ultimately implodes with a big cheat of an ending. THE GOOD: The concept of this film revolves around Nicholas Cage's ..
(September 15, 2008)
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In Bruges Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Purporting to be a dark comedic thriller, “In Bruges" never quite balances these elements effectively for a worthwhile viewing experience, although the strong performances from the .
(September 15, 2008)
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The Bucket List Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Strong, emotional and heart-felt film with superb performances from Nicholson and Freeman as the unlikely duo taking on life one more time before they kick the bucket. THE GOOD: The ..
(September 16, 2008)
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The Golden Compass Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: A convoluted mess of a film that seems half to set up an impending trilogy and half telling a self-contained story without the running time to flesh either side out. However, the film is .
(September 17, 2008)
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Elizabeth - The Golden Age Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Good film about Elizabeth's adult life, but focusing too much on the Queen's melodramas. THE GOOD: The film delivers a fair account of the internal psychology of being a Monarch. The ..
(August 30, 2008)
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Fight Club Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: This is cinematic perfection; strong themes, exciting characters, witty dialogue and some spectacular visuals combine to give a unique, rich experience which explores the male psyche and .
(August 30, 2008)
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Anthony Hopkins in FRACTURE - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Hopkins turns in a brilliantly tricky, yet understated performance in a film that tells a good story but lacks any real tension to get you emotionally invested in this supposed ..
(August 30, 2008)
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The Invasion Film Review - Nicole Kidman And Daniel Craig

BOTTOM LINE: An intelligent premise and themes are evident in this film, but “The Invasion" doesn't thrill or scare, and is so flat dramatically to be not worth caring about. THE GOOD: As a ..
(August 31, 2008)
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We Own the Night Movie Review

BOTTON LINE: This film is a solid, character-driven film with an intricate story concerning a police chief father and his two sons, one a policeman, the other a nightclub owner associating with the ..
(August 31, 2008)
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Kevin Costner is MR BROOKS - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Intriguingly dark film which gives you the chance to see Kevin Costner being very bad for a change, but the film gets distracted too much by Demi Moore's police/divorce B-story which ..
(September 04, 2008)
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Vantage Point Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: A highly effective action-thriller which tells its story in a refreshing, non-traditional plot line. THE GOOD: There's a lot to like about ‘Vantage Point', with perhaps the most ..
(September 04, 2008)
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Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's American .

BOTTOM LINE: Well constructed, well-filmed, realistic portrayal of the rise and fall of New York gangster Frank Lucas. THE GOOD: Being a Ridley Scott film, you are assured of a high quality ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Hugh Jackman & Ewan McGregor in DECEPTION - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: There's nothing new in this ‘thriller’ that you haven't seen before, and the visuals are quite ordinary; only the likability of the cast make this worth spending any time on. .
(August 19, 2008)
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Stallone Returns to Rambo - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Gritty, fast-paced and thrilling action sequences alone do not a good film make; “Rambo" just can't decide whether to be a cartoon or to make a statement on violence and as such ..
(August 19, 2008)
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Liam Neeson is TAKEN - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: This is a deeply satisfying action film with a great story and cast. The only downside is that it's been done before in films like the 80's B-grade classic “Commando". However, the .
(August 13, 2008)
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Russell Crowe, Christian Bale in 3:10 TO YUMA - Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: Strong, atmospheric western with great performances, but stretches credibility in a few places and especially towards the end of the film. THE GOOD: Following in the footsteps of ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Cloverfield Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE: It's the Blair-Witch version of Godzilla - ridiculous in many parts but very cool and unlike ‘Blair Witch', this film actually pays off on its premise. THE GOOD: Hollywood finally .
(August 06, 2008)
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The Hulk is Back and Hes Credible A Review of The Incredible ..

BOTTOM LINE: It's a good, solid, comic book, action film that delivers on the thrills of the famous big green angry giant, but it's too fast, noisy and shallow; more time spent on story, pacing and ..
(June 16, 2008)
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