Category: "Tv & Movies"

Way Too Late Reviews: Paycheck

Was 2003 the year Ben Affleck hit rock bottom? While Affleck has been on a recent tear (for examples, see this Wikipedia list) and landed the coveted Batman role in the forthcoming DC universe, his ride to critical acclaim hasn’t been an easy one. Consider his three starring roles from

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Tabletop: Game On!

Grab your favorite board game, warm up your dice, and watch out for owlbears in Wil Wheaton’s internet show. There are two things I love in this world that fellow Dorkadia writer Charles Spurr doesn’t get: IPAs and Tabletop. As a dark beer man, Charles reacts with indifference whenever I gush over

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Mars Attacks! …but No One Cares

In 1996, Tim Burton thought making a movie based on bubble-gum cards was a good idea, showing the world why there should never be a Magic: the Gathering franchise. As far as cold openers go, you can’t go wring with a stampede of flaming cattle. The first few minutes of

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Good Day Sunshine

Danny Boyle has said he’s not making another sic-fi movie. Good thing he gave us this one.  I’d forgotten Chris Evens was in Sunshine. I watch and review a lot to his movies (see here, here, and here), but when sitting down for a rematch of this 2007 movie, I was more

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

On second thought let’s not to to the galaxy; it is a silly place. It’s a tale as old as 1978: man escapes Earth just as it’s about to be demolished and explores the universe with his best friend, his towel, and a book with “Don’t Panic” written on the

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Savage Lucy

Too many plot holes and logic leaps prevent this movie from being as entertaining as advertised. First things first. The film’s premise? That you only use 10 percent of your brain? Bullshit. A myth. Debunked in 30 seconds with a quick Wikipedia search. I tend to dislike films that insult my

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Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the misty Pacific Northwest

A better movie than its Rotten tomatoes score suggests, Horns has more story and characterization than most horror flicks, making it a very enjoyable watch. Fun fact: my wife suggested we watch this movie. We were browsing the iTunes movie gallery (where it’s available as a VoD) and of all the trailers we watched, Horns caught

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Total Recall: Too Much Lens Flare and Not Enough of John Cho’s Hair

Total Recall reboot. Let’s face it, you already have an opinion. Whether you’ve seen it or not you probably already know how you feel about this remake of the 1990 Arnold cult classic. So let’s talk about John Cho instead. I started watching the 2012 Total Recall and wasn’t really invested until

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The Punisher: Pre-MCU Cheesy Goodness

Shake the dust off that laserdisc, pour a glass of beer in your Howard the Duck commemorative mug, and watch the body count stack up. The year was 1989 and Marvel didn’t have any idea what they were doing in regards to comic-book movies. Given that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the

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Dirty, Sexy, Bloody Pom Poms

Whether you watch 80’s horror flicks for the T&A, the camp factor, or Leif Garrett, this film has you covered. One of the joys of watching older movies is seeing actors I’m familiar with either at the height of their career or when they were focused on a different genre

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