Movie Review: Captain America – The First Avenger

by Stefan Abrutat I couldn’t help but feel, after walking out of the movie theater post-Captain America: The First Avenger, that I’d just been exposed to a self-profiting marketing campaign for the upcoming Avengers movie. The story, though…

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Movie Review: Attack the Block

by Stefan Abrutat We seem to be in the grip of a spate of alien invasion movies. With last week’s release of Cowboys and Aliens, and the recent Super 8, Battle: Los Angeles, Monsters, District 9, Skyline, Paul…

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Movie Review: Cowboys and Aliens

by Stefan Abrutat Cowboys and Aliens promises big, but doesn’t quite deliver on the premise. It’s like two standard movies have been zipped together, as if the producers were expecting the combination to be greater than the sum…

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Cowboys and Aliens: the Genre-Bending Preview

by Stefan Abrutat Combining movie genres has been a Hollywood trademark since Abbott and Costello first goosed Frankenstein. (I can’t remember if they did or not, but it’s a notion that’s certainly entertaining me, so perhaps they should’ve).…

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Movie Review: Transformers 3 – The Dark of the Moon

by Stefan Abrutat Maybe it’s because I’m getting old. Pointless, content-less explosionfests of the sort director Michael Bay seems to specialize are becoming less and less attractive to me. Of course, I don’t really think it’s because I’m…

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Movie Review: The Green Lantern

by Stefan Abrutat With apologies to the fans of the comic books: I’ve never really got the Green Lantern. I mean, I get that he’s green, and is part of some intergalactic defense force league thing, but I…

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Movie Review: Super 8

by Stefan Abrutat If you’re going to film a train crash, Get JJ Abrams. He just did for smashing up locomotives what Robert Zemeckis did for airplane disposal in Castaway. I involuntarily ducked in my seat several times…

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