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ROCK OF AGES (2012)

136 minutes seem a long run time for a musical and ROCK OF AGES could have been better provided it did limit to 90 minutes. However this is one critic’s opinion and lovers of musicals may counter argue that the genre has habits of long run times owing to the rock and roll.   Directed […]

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HOME ALONE: LOST IN NEW YORK (1992)

“I won’t forget you; trust me” – Kevin McCallister These are the last words uttered by Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) in HOME ALONE 2 : LOST IN NEWYORK which is also the last movie of the HOME ALONE duo logy. There have been a few more installments following this to add up to the HOME ALONE […]

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HOME ALONE (1990)

Kevin McCallister is one of the most unforgettable, if not the only unforgettable 8 year old character to swoop through Hollywood. When he was left behind one Christmas nearly over two decades ago his story headlined all over the world and became an international phenomenon. His feats of fighting the Wet Bandits while his family […]

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002)

When Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee left the fellowship that was sworn to protect the ring bearer they never would have expected to have Gollum as their guide. The Andy Serkis miracle which is Gollum is given much more prominence in THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS. As Frodo and Sam closes upon […]

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS : FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)

Peter Jackson is once again at the brink of headlining with the motion picture THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.  This is not about THE HOBBIT.  This instead is the first stepping stone laid by Peter Jackson over a decade ago. The motion picture that he brought to life based on the novel written J.R.R Tolkien. […]

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THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (2012)

Let’s begin on a positive note shall we? THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 is been booked for release for the 2nd of May 2014. Marc Webb is indeed spinning this web absolutely stylishly as the viewers want it to be. Personally this reinvention comes too soon to the wide screen following the Tobey Maguire trilogy that […]

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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPES MOST WANTED

Never expected MADAGASCAR to become a trilogy. It’s not that the animated picture wasn’t great however it didn’t seem that Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria had it in them to go this far. They have and I am certain the fans are glad. Alex (Stiller) as usual will never rest until he goes back to […]

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ACT OF VALOR

Surprisingly the entertainment experience in ACT OF VALOR is not even close to what is expected. If one has seen the trailer of ACT OF VALOR and also had read a few previews on some gossip magazine and also some sound reviews of critics about the movie it is hard not be excited. Active duty […]

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THE EXPENDABLES 2

  Barney Ross (Stallone) and his rivet crapping tough mercenaries are neck deep in gunpowder as they infiltrate a terrorist camp somewhere in Nepal. Shooting, stabbing, punching and frying pan fighting (yes frying pans!) gets the team to their target. The objective is to extract a rich Chinese billionaire for reasons unknown. Much like Liam […]

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PROMETHEUS

Finally watched it, well overdue but finally did. Ridley Scott returns back to a genre defined by him decades ago. The making of PROMETHEUS has been by far one of the best kept secrets in movie making history and the suspense is frustrating. This critic is a fan of Ridley Scott and has read countless […]

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THAT’S MY BOY

The summer has been one dry spell after another at the theatres. It most certainly has not been a great summer for comedy. Some of the most popular names in comedy seem to be consecutive failing at large over the past few summers with an exception of  one or two movies of the genre. Adam […]

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ARMAGEDDON

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS The term out of sight out of mind is relevant to this article. The simple fact of ARMAGEDDON not being spoken much of today justifies that. This being said, if one may question another; have you watched the movie ARMAGEDDON, 8 out of 10 certainly would shoot back with the reply “Yes”. […]

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THE CAMPAIGN

THE CAMPAIGN is certainly by far the most restrained performance of Zach Galifianakis. A viewer cannot be blamed for having expectations high as this critic did especially following up to unforgettable performances in HANGOVER & DUE DATE. The question at hand is as follows. Is Zach restrained due to the character he is written to […]

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SOUL SURFER

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. The loosely used idiom mentioned above does not stop ringing in my mind following the magical story of Bethany Hamilton. A 13 year old girl who has the gift for surfing is the victim of a horrendous shark attack. Bethany who loses her entire left arm fights not to lose […]

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SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN

07/10 is the best I can rate this movie. As much as I am being persuaded by my conscience to rate her in the upper ranks of 08 (4 Stars) I simply need to be true to myself and be unbiased with my review. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN is a fairy tale told with […]

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MEN IN BLACK III

Let us discuss the summer buzz of 2012 shall we? AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, PROMETHEUS & MEN IN BLACK III. These are the most anticipated titles this year. . This summer is Elysium compared to the horrendous motion pictures we had to sit through during the […]

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SAFEHOUSE

Denzel Washington is the Godfather of the Black American actors of today. There is not an argument that Denzel is on the pinnacle of the list along with Freeman, Whitaker, Murphy & Smith. Something obvious in all Denzel movies is that he likes being the underdog who fights for a cause or the normal average […]

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

An absolutely wondrous cinematic experience and a heart tugging story is director John Maddens THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. Watching the trailer to movies is a habit I try to quit but it’s like the bad habit of smoking. It isn’t all that easy to give up and stick by. Never the less I was […]

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