Month: May 2017

Batman: The Killing Joke review Batman: The Killing Joke, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, tells the origin of the Clown Prince of Crime as well as the moral dilemma on whether or not the Caped Crusader is willing to kill him or vice versa. The film stars Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamil as the Joker and Tara Strong as Batgirl; each reprising their roles from Batman: The Animated Series (Strong having previously played Batgirl in the continuation of said series, The New Batman Adventures). The film also stars Ray Wise as Commissioner James Gordon, Robin Atkin Downes as Detective Harvey Bullock, John DiMaggio as Carlos Francesco, Maury Sterling as Parry Francesco and Brian George as Alfred Pennyworth. Set during an undisclosed point in time in the city of Gotham, the film is a superhero drama that serves as a character study for two iconic rivals of fiction. It serves as the first R rated Batman film as well as the first in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies to have said rating. The movie begins with a prologue detailing Batgirl’s relationship with Batman and how they take down Parry Francesco and his gang. Batgirl feels a bit of love for Batman, which is evident when after a brief scuffle, they have sex on the roof top. Since Batman doesn’t share the same...

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Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant follows the formula of its predecessor, just when everything is quiet and moving along at a comfortable pace, all “hell breaks loose”. And when things go wrong, they go terribly wrong. There is another breed of alien, not fully develop but just as ferocious. It seems to set the mood and the anticipation of what’s to come. But, unfortunately what’s to come is a mix bag of intellectual hyperbole, kung fu fighting androids, and blood and guts. If you are of fan of Prometheus, then this is for you. But, regrettably, I am not.

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Sabotage (2014)

Sabotage (2014) After his 2012 surprise hit End of Watch, David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury) is back to direct Sabotage, along with a big cast that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, The Last Stand), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike), Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Prisoners), Josh Holloway (Lost) and Olivia Williams (Sixth Sense, Rushmore). After Breacher (Schwarzenegger) leads his elite DEA Task Force team in a successful raid of a drug cartel’s safe house, his team is executed one by one. Everyone suspects each other while trying to figure out who is to...

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Funkadelic Ride of Alien Proportions

Loaded with an awesome mix tape vol. 2 of seventies hit songs, Guardians of the Galaxy takes you on an intergalactic roller coaster ride. From Parliament to Earth, Wind, and Fire, to the Looking Glass to Cheap Trick, you are truly entrenched in the movie like that of a “quiet storm” radio night as you go into a hypnotic state of reminisce while listening to your favorite songs.

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Sleight Review 2017

After seeing the previews and walking into the theater, I did question whether I was “hoodwinked” into watching a live action version of the early 2000’s cartoon, Static Shock about a teenage boy who was exposed to mutagen gas during a gang fight that gave him electromagnetic powers. But the film is far from that. It is gritty and heart felt attempt of making a movie with a super heroic theme; ordinary

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