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Apes Franchise Review: Part VI – Planet of the Apes (2001)

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Today Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters across the country. Unfortunately, due to some poor timing, I have been forced to celebrate its release with a review of Tim Burton’s 2001 remake. As always, you can find an index of my Apes reviews here and also check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of Burton’s train wreck. Continue reading

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Mike’s Trailer Spotlight: Transformer’s Age of Extinction

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Release Date: June 27, 2014

Director: Michael Bay

Written By: Ehren Kruger

Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley TucciKelsey GrammerSophia MylesLi Bingbing and T.J. Miller.

“Guys, where did all the (Bumble)bees go?”

What is there really to say about the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer? Continue reading

Lone Survivor Review – Berg Misses the Mark, Luttrell Casts Doubt

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Lone Survivor tells the true account of Operation Red Wings, a failed SEAL Team 10 mission that sent four SEALS into Afghanistan to capture or kill a Taliban leader in June 2005. The movie is based on the book of the same name, which was written by the mission’s only survivor, Marcus Luttrell.

I went into this movie with high hopes that maybe Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) would bounce back from Battleship with a thrilling and heartfelt military action movie. I expected a story of personal growth in the face of harrowing circumstances. What I got was a somewhat lopsided, jingoistic experience of questionable authenticity.

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Trailer Tuesday: Lone Survivor (2013)

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Release Date: December 27, 2013 (limited)/ January 10, 2014 (wide)

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Peter Berg

Actors:  Mark WahlbergBen FosterEric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Continue reading