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Man of Steel

Superman is still an icon figure, but Man of Steel shows what happens after 80 years of random writers and artists taking their best and worst shots.  Man of Steel is mix tape of Superman Greatest Hits with a little bit

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Tom Cruise’s Oblivion

Oblivion is yet another movie about a world where the bulk of the earth’s population has been wiped out and a handful of survivors with virtually no chance of beating a vastly superior enemy-uh wait, that’s a lot closer to the end.

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Cloud Atlas

In the future, past, and present four or five actors wear horrible makeup as they go about a number of random and pointless tasks which have occasional overtones of significance.  Mixed in with the mundane lives are several brutal and

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Brave

Pixar makes good movies and Brave is a good movie.  But like every successful studio they seem to be slipping into the George Lucas mindset of using more special effects and not worrying so much about the story. Brave was

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Dear Suzanne Collins

Are you a fan of The Matrix?  I love The Matrix, it’s a near perfect film with it’s classic hero’s story.  I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I loved the look of the film.  Then the Wachowski

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Attack The Block

The story of a council block inhabited by an odd mixture of London poor, that happens to become the center of an alien invasion.    From the producers of Shane of The Dead, Attack The Block is a pretty straight forward

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Robopocalypse

Harlan Ellison hasn’t sued Daniel H. Wilson-at least not yet, but it’s hard not to think of The Terminator while reading Robopocalypse.  More precisely, it bears a striking resemblance to S. M. Stirling’s trilogy sequel to Arnold’s T2.  I really

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Stargate Universe Canceled by Syfy

The Syfy channel seems to be more interested in Wrestling and Paranormal BS than actual science fiction.  Maybe that’s why they changed their name.  The Syfy channel canceled Stargate Universe only weeks after canceling Caprica. The only shows remaining are

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Avatar Extended Edition

There was a lot I didn’t like about Avatar when I first saw it.  That whole going native story take straight from A Man Called Horse and Dances With Wolves.  That whole ecological story lifted from Fern Gully and Battle

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