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THE SMURFS 2 – Surprisingly Watchable Family Entertainment

So… THE SMURFS 2. Finally saw it put together after working on it for months, and it turns out… it’s less cringeworthy than I’d imagined! The film is obviously written for young children, but the majority of the silly humor was actually fairly amusing. (Hank Azaria tears it up as Gargamel). Aside from the kitschy pop music, the film even more surprisingly comes across as legitimately heartfelt. In a clever exploration of Smurf lore, the story revolves around the (sometimes) unrequited love of step-parents, and then delves rather meaningfully into…

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PACIFIC RIM – “Elbow Rocket Engaged”

Pacific Rim is Hella Stupid Fun! It would be easy to nitpick the film to death, to dock it for the cliches, the silly characters, and their even sillier deliveries… but when it all comes right down to it the movie is just massively entertaining. Guillermo Del Toro has crafted the ultimate Saturday morning cartoon. Robots and Monsters beat the ever loving crap out of each other, and they do it in style. If this sounds amusing to you, you owe it to yourself to check the film out… in…

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MAN OF STEEL – Super Gets Angsty

If it’s bang you’re looking for, you’d be hard pressed to earn more bang for your summer movie buck than MAN OF STEEL will provide. The movie hits the ground with intensity and barely lets up over its runtime. It’s simultaneously exhilarating and tiring and represents the movie’s greatest strength and weakness all in one. Every shot is perfectly framed within its shaky-cam-heavy-grain-color-desaturation. Every line of of dialogue is spoken as the most important line in the movie. Every note of the soundtrack is the most inspiring note you’ve ever…

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