Category: Movie Reviews (Page 2 of 3)

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75+ Marvel Movie Easter Eggs

Marvel movie Easter eggs are a blast to discover. They’re also plentiful, because Marvel has had a grand scheme for its movies since Iron Man debuted. During a geek-out session on the Internet after all of Marvel’s mega announcements, I found this fun list of Easter Eggs from Marvel based movies. Some of them aren’t […]


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‘Batman v Superman’ Pros and Cons

Let’s take a look at Batman v Superman pros and cons. First off, I loved Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as a fun popcorn movie. It’s to movies what “Call me Maybe” was to music. Looking for something deep? Look thou elsewhere. As I have admitted many times, I’m an easy mark for comic book movies. For […]


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Best Disney Movies of All Time

15 Best Disney Movies Ever

A list of the best Disney movies of all time might look different for everyone. Your list of the best Disney movies of all time will be based on different criteria than someone else’s. You might take into account the animation, the story, the characters, the music, or how the movie made you feel. I decided […]


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Batman v Superman Review

‘Batman v Superman’ Review: When Critics Attack

Batman v Superman is taking a lot of hits from the critics. In her Batman v Superman review, Ann Hornaday, of the Washington Post, says, “Batman v Superman is so desperate to be taken seriously, it forgets to have fun.” Michael Phillips, of the Chicago Tribune, even went as far as to compare it to The Odd Couple in his Batman […]


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‘Divergent’ Movie: 9 Things They Got Wrong

Divergent was a wonderful book; the Divergent movie was disappointing. I love dystopian books with strong female protagonists, and Divergent fit the bill. Then the movie machine cranked up, and like all insatiable readers, I cringed. Sure, the Hunger Games movies have been box office and critical successes. But then there are movies like The Twilight Saga: […]


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9 Ways ‘Deadpool’ Crushes It

The 9 ways Deadpool crushes it for me might be different than your list, because I’m several years older than a lot of the fans who headed to the theater opening weekend. Deadpool shattered box office records for biggest February opening, biggest opening for an R-rated movie and biggest opening by a first-time feature director. My personal experience involved arriving at the theater Sunday night, […]


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6 Times ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Worked Flawlessly

As I’m writing this, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shattering box office records all around the world. In just over a week, it raked in over $890 million globally. Star Wars: The Force Awakens took the number two spot in movie grosses for 2015, previously held by Avengers: Age of Ultron. With only two weeks at the box office in 2015, Star Wars: […]


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‘Ant-Man’ Review: Serious Geek-Out Scenes

When an Ant-Man film was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 2 plan, a lot of civilians (people who don’t read comic books) scoffed at a movie about a shrinking superhero. Our Ant-Man review takes those folks to task. Every time I was in a 20-foot radius of such a scoff, I was quick to point out […]


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12 Monster Movies for Halloween

So, it is that time of the year again, when ghosts, ghouls, and assorted goblins make an appearance. In spooky tales told in front of an open fire, on TV, or darkening your footstep with the time-honoured incantation “Trick or tree-heat!” Yup, you guessed it by now, Halloween season (though I, of all people, should […]


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15 Best ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Funny Scenes

For a superhero movie that’s about the possible extinction of the human race, the Avengers: Age of Ultron funny scenes numbered pretty high. There are small moments you have to look for, but for Marvel fans, the Avengers: Age of Ultron funny scenes are almost as important as the action sequences. Avengers: Age of Ultron is suffering […]


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‘Into the Woods’ Movie vs. Stage

Watching Into the Woods on the silver screen should be breathtaking. Fairy tales come to life! Into the Woods is entertaining until two-thirds into the movie, when everything turns very dark, literally and figuratively. But is the stage version any different? Is the movie a faithful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash-up? Stage musicals have been […]


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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Review

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Review – Chris Pratt Saves the Day

Guardians of the Galaxy seemed like a gamble. Sure, Marvel was producing hit after hit, but Guardians starred an untested (at the time) leading man, as well as characters very few people had ever heard of. Plus, the whole movie had a completely different vibe from the other films on the Marvel movie timeline. And it’s […]


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Copyright: © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. & LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Caption: A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic action adventure "GODZILLA," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

8 Ways ‘Godzilla’ Made Me Laugh

Today my husband and I went to see Godzilla, against my better judgement. But my judginess wasn’t related to the quality of the movie, but to the mile-wide streak of yellow that runs through my soul. I’m a big baby when it comes to scary movies of any kind, so I was prepared to close my eyes and […]


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Copyright: © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. & LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Caption: A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic action adventure "GODZILLA," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Poking the ‘Godzilla’ Muse

I honestly don’t know why I love Godzilla so much.  From any kind of logical standpoint, it’s completely preposterous (an animal that large would actually suffocate very easily and her legs would break).  That was the mistake the, ugh, Matthew Broderick movie made, trying to make the monster stuff logical: feeding her fish; applying lizard […]


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Dermot Mulroney vs. Dylan McDermott

Several months ago, I posed a challenge to readers. You had to remember, correctly, which actress starred in various films: Rachel McAdams or Elizabeth Banks? The test was a challenge because the actresses look similar, and rose to fame at approximately the same time. Now I am issuing a new challenge: Dermot Mulroney or Dylan McDermott? […]


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Most under-rated Chris Evans movies

3 Most Under-rated Chris Evans Movies

These Chris Evans movies flew under the radar when they debuted. However, they represent some of his most endearing work, even before he became Captain America. I was watching a press conference with Chris Evans and the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Someone from the press asked the cast, if they could choose a character […]


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10 Funniest ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Scenes

By far, the best of the Marvel movies is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie just knocks it out of the park. There’s a lot of character development, which is hard to squeeze in when there’s a ton of action. Too frequently Captain America is seen as just a white-bread goodie-goodie. Here, we get to […]


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Which Disney Princess Raked in the Most?

There’s no question that Elsa and Anna, those princess sisters from the north, have brought in an iceberg-sized sum at the box office. But how do they stack up to, say, Belle, from Beauty and the Beast? This week, Entertainment Weekly has a report on Frozen’s success, and how Disney didn’t prepare for it very well in terms […]


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Top 5 Disney Sing-Along Movies

Frozen joined the ranks of the best Disney sing-along movies, in the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sound of Music, and even “Once More with Feeling,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer all-singing episode. If you’ve never attended a sing-along movie it is exactly what you’re picturing. The entire audience joins in singing the songs with the movie characters. Sometimes they […]


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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review

With Marvel’s reputation for making hit movies firmly secured, Thor: The Dark World premiered to a built-in audience. While Thor still isn’t as popular as Iron Man or Captain America, The Dark World saw a higher box office draw than Thor, jumping from $181 million to $206 million in domestic gross. I think the key word that the […]


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