Tag: New York

July 12, 2013 Cleave
Cloverfield (2008) Shake Cam to the MAX

Bad Robot is right. That robot was very bad in the way that it portrayed this film. Cloverfield is about some Cthulhu-type monster that attacks New York, but shown from a person’s hand held point of view. The film even makes it seem that we are reviewing some government collected footage. That in itself gives the film a rather dry start, but to have everything done with a shaky cam is offensive to the senses. That one fact about the film does away with all its other redeeming qualities. If you can’t enjoy the presentation you are never going to be able to fully enjoy the content. The films story was actually quite good, and the acting done well, but……

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June 6, 2013 Rhonda
Enchanted (2007) The real world and the animated world collide

We have seen some movies about characters from parallel worlds coming to our own before, but this the first one to use the classic animated fairytale world. Sure there was The Purple Rose of Cairo, back in the 80s which featured an adventurer from a 1930s movie serial, and a similar mini-series, The Tenth Kingdom, brought characters from a fairytale land to New York, as what has happened in Enchanted. Even Tin Man brought people over from Oz to collect the story’s main protagonist. Those two stories were far more serious and a bit more mature than this one. Hey, it’s a Disney family movie, and it brings the two classic Disney formulas together beautifully! At the beginning of our……

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July 8, 2012 Rhonda
Juliette’s Fashion Empire

This is one really fun girly game, and if you like time management titles and fashion games, then this is great mix of the two. We play as Juliette, and up and coming designer from New York. She has a little boutique, but her upstart is really falling flat until she gets a call from a competitive classmate. Adrian has set Juliette a challenge, and the first one to have a celebrity class shop in New York wins. Juliette knows she can beat Adrian, and from there, the world will become her oyster, or so she thinks. From there we set up a backroom prep area to send models for Juliette’s designs at Fashion Week. Each week features a new……

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May 16, 2012 Rhonda
Captain America: The First Avenger

This was the last movie in a chain of prequels leading up to this summer season’s first blockbuster, The Avengers. It seems appropriate that The First Avenger would be the last to be brought into play. What is really amazing about this particular Marvel film is that critics just never seemed to get enough of it, and after watching it a few times now, I can completely agree with them. It seems we can’t go a few months these days without seeing a trailer for some comic book-based movie. From the standards of Marvel or DC, to lesser known houses, like Dark Horse, or various manga outlets, like Shojo or Tokyopop, we are constantly seeing our heroes come to life……

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November 21, 2011 Cleave
Highlander: The Search For Vengeance

Born in the 2nd century BC, Colin has been chosen to be the tribes new leader and one of his first acts is confront the Roman Legion that is at the edge of the clan’s lands. Those troops are lead by Marcus Octavius, a general who feels that he is above everyone and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He feels that since he is immortal that he should be ruling the whole of the world and this conflict in England is just a small step in that grand plan. We don’t know how old he really is only that he said he had been around for hundreds of years before the invasion of the lands held by the clan that……

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