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X-Men Franchise Review Part VI – The Wolverine (2013)

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This was my first time watching last year’s The Wolverine. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was directed by James Mangold. He directed one of my favorite westerns, 2007’s remake of 3:10 to Yuma. With that in mind and knowing this was a Wolverine movie without the word “Origins” in the title, I went in with some pretty high hopes. Continue reading

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Man of Steel Review: Not So “Super”

Superman-Man-of-Steel-LogoYou can hear more of my thoughts on the movie in this week’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

I waited for Man of Steel to come to my local IMAX theater because I wanted to see it properly. After almost 2 months it was finally showing at the only 70mm IMAX theater in my state and I jumped at the chance to see it. I saw it in 3D solely because I had no other choice. I won’t comment further on the 3D since I’ve already said my peace on the matter elsewhere. But, needless to say, 3D added absolutely nothing to this theater experience. Continue reading

How Jurassic Park Confirmed My Hatred of 3D

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One of my earliest movie-going experiences was seeing Jurassic Park in the theater in 1993. I was just shy of 7 years old when my parents told us we were taking a surprise trip somewhere secret. It was a month after a friend’s parents took me to see Super Mario Bros., so it didn’t take long to figure out where we were going based on the route.

I remember being in awe of the special effects in that first viewing. I think the scene where Timmy is electrocuted traumatized me somewhat. To this day that scene is hard to watch without tense muscles and an increased heart rate. After that first viewing, I became slightly obsessed with dinosaurs. I had a toy T-Rex named Mikey and when winter came around I carved out Jurassic Park in a mound of snow.

There’s a significant spot in my heart reserved for Jurassic Park and the fading memories of my childhood that it was a big part of. So, naturally, I was really excited to see it in the theater again. Unfortunately, in order to do that I was forced to support the never-ending fad of 3D. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013)

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This week’s Trailer Tuesday is for this Friday’s Oz the Great and Powerful. It’s directed by Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff.

I’ve got mixed feelings about this one. I think Raimi did a great job bringing Spider-Man to life (Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorite comic book movies) but I’m still very jaded after Spider-Man 3. I also tried watching The Quick and the Dead a while ago and couldn’t get past the camera work. 

Oz could potentially get me into Raimi’s camp. The visuals look absolutely stunning and the cast is very strong. I feel like James Franco gets a lot of undue heat. In terms of his off screen life, sometimes I can’t tell if he’s eccentric or just wants to be eccentric. But I think 127 Hours proved not only that he has range but that he can carry a movie.
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