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Hercules [2014]

Hercules directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour series, 21 [2008], Horrible Bosses [2011]), and starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is a forgettable Sword & Sorcery (Sandal) action…

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47 Ronin [2013]

[Alternate Title]: Why even though 47 Ronin is a horrendous film that (at the time of writing) rates second all time for most money lost at the box…

Sakasama no Patema (Patema Inverted) [2013]

Directed by relative newcomer, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who previously wrote and directed Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve) [2010] and the Eve no Jikan television series [2008], Sakasama no…

Only Lovers Left Alive [2013]

If you are reading this review to try and establish whether or not you’d like to see this film, (and not simply because you find my long-winded acerbic…

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) [2013]

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) directed by (but surpirisingly not starring) Stephen Chow, takes elements of Wu Cheng’en classic, as well as…

Thor: The Dark World [2013]

I watched Thor: The Dark World in two sittings and must have unintentionally timed the pause to perfection: the first half of this film was slow and stupid;…

Phantom of the Paradise [1974]

Directed by the one and only Brian De Palma, Phantom of the Paradise is a testament to all things ‘70s excess, decadent, kitsch, and so on. The film,…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [2013]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire supplies on everything that was promised but not delivered the first film: namely, a dull, simple, melodramatic YA yawn-fest with too much muted…

Monsters Inc. [2001]

In what (only now since they did it) seems like an obvious inversion Monsters Inc. depicts the city of Monstropolis, where monsters are the norm and the fuel…

Man of Steel [2013]

I tried…I really tried…but at the 45 minute mark I just couldn’t go on. I’ve been told that the fights were great, that the special effects were awesome,…