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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Weird, funny, and a perfect change of pace.

I’m hooked on a feeling: I’m in love with this movie!  Guardians of the Galaxy is the first standalone Marvel movie we have seen in a while, and boy, does it deliver.  Right from the beginning, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, sets the funny and carefree tone that continues throughout the movie.  This is a great change of pace for the Marvel movies and superhero movies in general which tend to focus on darker themes and varying levels of brooding.

Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Comics, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews 0 Continue Reading

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Ape-pire Strikes Back

In 2011, audiences were shocked upon seeing the surprisingly-great re-imagining, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Director Rupert Wyatt, and screenwriters/married couple Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, delivered a well-conceived story that paid homage to original five-film series throughout.  Andy Serkis’ portrayal of Caesar, the leader of the apes, quickly garnered overwhelming praise for its subtlety and believability.  By all means, no one expected such a great, modern film with an old, rather ridiculous premise.  However, despite little marketing compared to other summer blockbusters, Rise surprised us all with its characters and heart.

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews 0 Continue Reading