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Short Film Review: “Play Dead”

Play Dead is the story of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse in Miami, Florida. A short film made on-location, it follows this unlikely group of survivors as they escape the zombies, band together, and seek out a place where … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Griff the Invisible”

Griff the Invisible is about a young man named Griff who lives alone in Melbourne, Australia, has very defined habits, feeds stray cats, and works in the shipping department of what I believe is an import-export firm called WW Enterprises. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

I honestly don’t think Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a bad film… but then, I’m biased, because I’m a huge fan of the TV show. If I wasn’t a fan of the show, I think I’d rate the movie much … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Ted”

Sometimes movie trailers try to be too cute. That is to say, they hide the entire story from the viewer, or try to create mystery where there is none. And sometimes movie trailers tell you exactly what the movie is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Another Earth”

Imagine that, a year or so ago, you saw a trailer for a film in which humanity discovered another planet Earth growing slowly closer. Humanity made contact with Earth Two, as they called it, and realized that each and every … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Highlander: Endgame”

What do you do after your 1986 movie achieves cult status? Well, if you’re lucky, you get to make a sequel. When that sequel bombs, you get to make another sequel. If the third film bombs, maybe you’ll be lucky … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Highlander III: The Sorcerer”

My review of Highlander 3 is up at Escape Pod. Film Review: Highlander III: The Sorcerer

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Movie Review: “The Hunger Games”

As of this writing, Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games series has made her the best-selling Kindle author of all time. That’s quite an accomplishment. But even before that happened, it was inevitable that the Hunger Games phenomenon would become a film. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Return to Oz”

I vaguely remember seeing Return to Oz in theaters as a child and deciding that the movie was good, but scary. As an adult, I’m quite surprised at how creepy and disturbing the film’s imagery was. In Oz alone, we … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Secret World of Arrietty”

Overall, I found The Secret World of Arrietty to be a good film for kids. It’s not too violent, there’s no on-screen death, the subject matter is age-appropriate, and the good guys win (mostly because there really aren’t any bad … Continue reading

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Three Dragons, Three Tattoos: a review of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Part 2 of 2)

Should you go see the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? I’d say yes: it’s a well-made film with decent acting and a coherent mystery plot. But I think that, to really get the full impact, you … Continue reading

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Three Dragons, Three Tattoos: a review of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Part 1 of 2)

I think, perhaps, that was what most disappointed me about the American version — it was more about the core idea of the book (Men Who Hate Women, its original Swedish title) than the tattoo itself. However, no one would’ve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “In Time”

Amanda Seyfried, on the other hand, always seems to look like either a sex kitten or like she was just used as the clapper in an enormous bell. Her hair is too perfect, and her eyes are always wide and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Tangled”

Film Review: “Tangled” — now on Escape Pod

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Movie Review: “Ponyo”

My review of the Miyazaki film “Ponyo” is now on the Escape Pod blog. Film Review: “Ponyo”

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