Reasons to Watch Van Helsing (2004) – An 1800s James Bond

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A shorter article as opposed to a review, giving reasons to watch Van Helsing by drawing comparisons to other mainstays in popular film culture.https://youtu.be/3fdRKme00uI Tomatometer: 23% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.1  Without much trouble, I will say that Van Helsing was a difficult watch. It was disappointing given my recent interest in mythical creatures and […]

Dracula Untold Review: A Vampire Good Guy

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Tomatometer: 24% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.3 Released in the Fall of 2014, Dracula Untold wasn’t revered by audiences or even critics. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus states: Neither awful enough to suck nor sharp enough to bite, Dracula Untold misses the point of its iconic character’s deathless appeal. I would agree with the first component […]

7 Guardians of the Tomb Movie Review – How Dangerous are Tiny Spiders?

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Tomatometer: 8% Audience Score: 25% IMDb: 4.5 There are always instances of critics heading into a film with the wrong mindset and intentions. It’s not a problem of their own creation because a movie’s marketing campaign could set unrealistic expectations about what’s to come. 7 Guardians of the Tomb, however, shouldn’t be in that category. […]

Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider: A Vulnerable Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider

Tomatometer: 49% Audience Score: 59% IMDb: 6.4   For better or worse, we got a reboot of the Tomb Raider movies after Angelina Jolie’s outings in 2001 and 2003. A reboot brings with it a new face for the franchise, and GK Films settled on Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who shot into stardom with her stint […]

The Many Shades of Tom Cruise in The Mummy

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Tomatometer: 15% Audience Score: 35% IMDb: 5.5 SPOILERS AHEAD!!!  As an ardent fan of Tom Cruise’s movies, it didn’t take much for me to like the new reboot of The Mummy as part of Universal’s Dark Universe. It manages to tick off some checkboxes of the Brendan Fraser trilogy, maintaining a relatively light step while […]

Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow: An Edgier Cold War

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Tomatometer: 47% Audience Score: 52% IMDb: 6.6  Coming in with a 140-minute running time, Red Sparrow is a pretty long movie by most standards. It’ll surely test the patience of most of you, but some of its more prevalent themes will keep you engaged because they’re equal parts engrossing and horrifying. Jennifer Lawrence leads the […]

Walter Mitty Review: Ben Stiller Engineers a James Thurber Classic for Modern Audiences

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This isn’t the only Walter Mitty review. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a Critics Score of 51% and Audience Score of 70%. IMDb gave the film a 7.3 out of 10. Everyone daydreams, but probably not as well as Walter Mitty. Mitty first appeared in a 1939 issue of The New Yorker in James Thurber’s short […]

Why You Should Watch Revenge of the Sith

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Note: Continuing the reviews of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, this post, too, will have spoilers. Even though The Revenge of the Sith has a 79% Tomatometer score from critics, it still gets bunched together with the “prequels,” thus making it necessary to go over its relative merits. Critics: 79% Audience: 65% IMDb: 7.6 Revenge […]

Justice League Review (2017) – Somewhat Assembled

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Critics: 40% Audience: 75% IMDb: 6.7 In order to combat the ever-growing fortunes of Marvel’s and Disney’s cinematic universe, DC and Warner Bros. have been trying to strike gold with their own heroes and villains. The results have been highly mixed, with Wonder Woman being the sole movie receiving universal acclaim while the other entries […]