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Joel’s review of Jurassic World (2015)

On Friday night, I drove up to Clifton, NJ to meet up with my friend Doug and to see Jurassic World (2015).  We had planned to see the 9 PM 3D showing at the AMC Clifton Commons, but the Ipes had an … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Son of Batman (2014)

I rented Son of Batman, one of the more recent DCAU film straight-to-video releases. [Side note: What was the last DCAU film released to theaters? Batman: Mask of the Phantasm back in 1993?] This film is an adaptation of the Damien … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

I needed to relax one night, and I decided to catch Edge of Tomorrow on Netflix earlier this week. This came out last year, and it looked interesting, but I never had time to go see it with anyone.  The film … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Robocop (2014)

I recently discovered that the 2014 Robocop remake was available on Netflix. Funny — hadn’t noticed it before. I’ve avoided most remakes, including that one for Total Recall. Listen, I’m not against a remake if it is going to be … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of John Wick (2014)

My friend Doug and I had not met up in a very long while to hang out. A few months ago, we did meet up for dinner and drinks, but nothing more recent. Guess everyone is super busy these days … Continue reading

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The Wolverine (2013)

I borrowed The Wolverine (2013) from our local library last month. This is the sequel to that not-very-good X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) film that came out 2009. I didn’t watch all of Origins, but I watched enough to be traumatized. … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014)

I was in Toronto this week, and my late night flight in on Sunday wore me out. By late Monday afternoon, the coffees were barely helping. After I left the office, my wife and I took care of a last … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

After recently browsing the video aisles at our local library branch, I borrowed The Lone Ranger, Gore Verbinski’s 2013 take on the old Lone Ranger radio and classic Western tv character. It stars Armie (Armie?) Hammer as John Reid / … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

I was in Chicago earlier this month, and I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past with my colleague after a long day. This is the recent sequel to the 2011 film X-Men: First Class. While Matthew Vaughn successfully … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

I borrowed Kick-Ass 2 from our local library. This is the sequel to the 2010 Matthew Vaughn film based on the Kick-Ass graphic novels. No, I’ve never read them, but I did enjoy the original film. The sequel takes place a few years … Continue reading

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