Godzilla Roaring in 2014 review 

GODZILLA (2014) – “Meh” on an Epic Scale

GODZILLA (the newest movie by this name) suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. It takes great strides to be a more faithful modern American interpretation of the original movie series than the abysmal 1998 film of the same name. But like many modern adaptations of dated properties, something is lost in the translation. The film is technically put together quite nicely, with solid vfx, cinematography, sound design, and even a few good performances (though the best departs far too soon). All these things line up with what you’d…

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James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Professor X in Days of Future Past review 

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – The World’s First Rebootseprequel is the Best of All Those Things

Let’s get one thing out of the way: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is the finest film of the franchise yet. It focuses on only the absolute best things that the X-films have offered over the past 14 years, and does so with intelligent balance, poise, and a budget that’s FINALLY worthy of a superhero franchise. (Thanks for finally coming around on that, Fox.) Aside from how effortlessly its massive scope is handled, the most impressive thing about the film is how human its story is. Yes. The fate of…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - holding a police car review 

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 – The Folly of Trying to be All Things to All People

Pictured: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, heroically holding the weight of his sequel’s issues. Chief among these is a plot that doesn’t quite know where it wants to focus, resulting in a movie that feels a bit too long, and simultaneously too short. Similarly the tone and quality of dialogue oscillates wildly from scene to scene, from schlocky to charming. The film does a lot of things right, however. Visually it is hands down the most stunning realization of swinging through New York yet filmed. (Yes. You should see this in theaters.…

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