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The Golden Compass [2007]

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When I first came across The Golden Compass as a novel, several years ago, I was pretty fascinated by the concepts presented in it; every reviewer compared it to Tolkein as similar in scope. And to some degree, I think this is true; the alternate world in Phillip Pullman’s trilogy is grand and diverse, with a sweeping, rich tapestry of history.

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Stardust [2007]

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Weeks and weeks into this Summer of Disappointing Movies, we have finally unearthed a decent gem of a film.  This is the one you take a date to; especially if your significant other wears an ankh or has a Death (the D.C. comic character) tattoo somewhere or owns all the Sandman graphic novels.  Paramount Pictures […]

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I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK [2006]

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One part The Science of Sleep and two parts One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, this latest effort from suspense/thriller autuer Chan-Wook Park (who is best known for his “vengeance” trilogy: Oldboy, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance) is a pleasant horizon-expanding departure – it is, in fact, a love story, and a particularly tender […]

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Aachi and Ssipak [2006]

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Aachi and Ssipak is what you get when you take a room full of Korean animators, dose them on crack and bad acid, and force them to watch Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards on a loop a la A Clockwork Orange for 24 hours straight.  Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you like your humor raunchy […]

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Live Free or Die Hard [2007]

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The first true Summer blockbuster is here!  Forget the pirates and the superheroes, it’s all about John McClane, the unstoppable one-man terrorist-destroying-machine.  This time the creators pulled out all the stops; Director Len Wiseman has brought forth a worthy successor to the dynasty 19 years after the original film, recovering from the disappointing Die Hard […]

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