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One of Those Great Little Scenes: Zoolander (2001)

To some, Zoolander is an absolutely stupid movie. To others, it’s absolutely hilarious. To me, why can’t it be both? Yes, Ben Stiller’s 2001 comedy is filled with dumb humor, but a close observation provides some insight into just how well-integrated the dumb humor is into the sharp, witty satire of the fashion industry. But that has […]

Review: The Avengers (2012)

***** In 2007, Marvel Studios’ smash hit Iron Man totally demolished its box office competitors, as well as changed superhero movies forever. And for good reason. It was wonderful and totally exhilarating. But what Iron Man did besides change a genre was set the stage for a much larger adventure, one that would be built up for years to […]

Review: Immortals (2011)

***** Throughout the years, Hollywood has tried to harness the creativity, suspense, and excitement of the mythological tales of the ancient Greeks. Gods, Titans, and there affairs with beings and creatures both mortal and immortal have been adapted and re-envisioned several times over, some succeeding, others not so much. Immortals is one of the few […]

Movie of the Week: (500) Days of Summer (2009)

How many movies do you see that completely out dare the incredulous stereotypes that plague today’s movies? How many movies to you see that are so fresh and so original that, when the credits roll, you sit and think about what you just watched? That, my friends is the effect that  (500) Days of Summer has […]

Best Heroes and Villains- Rocky Balboa and Sweeney Todd

Rocky Balboa: We kick off our list with the world’s greatest underdog. Rocky Balboa has the reputation for changing the sports genre forever. And you can understand why. Look at him. He’s a nobody, a street-rat. He fights in clubs, as a stepping stone for people who are actually somewhat serious. But in his desperation, […]

Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

***** A fallen saint, A dark, tortured hero who questions his calling, A scheming criminal mastermind who seeks to bring down a man of power, and An honest man of the law, torn between his duty and his honor. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty good set of characters right […]

Movie of the Week: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

***** In the opinion of this writer, it’ s the best fantasy movie ever made. It’s an epic drama filled with iconic heroes, and even more iconic villains. How can we forget the first time we ever heard the Imperial March? Or when we saw our favorite bandit encased in carbonite right in front of […]