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Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (movie review)

On Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 7:30 PM, we saw the  much-anticipated Angry Video Game Nerd:  The Movie (screening dates) with a full house of raging Nerd Heads.  The flick has been in production for several years now, so expectations were high and enthusiasm boundless as the lights dimmed and the picture popped onto the screen at the Sharp Theater.  Would the fans get what they want, or would they go home disappointed?  I was predicting the former, but you never can tell how these independent productions are going to turn out.  Ready for anything, I settled into my balcony seat and watched the movie roll.   Read the rest of this entry

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (movie review)

If my expectations for the first Transformers movie were low, then they were dragging on the ground for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Then I saw the movie and my mind was forever changed about action movies.
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Transformers (movie review)

Well, it’s finally come to this: I’m going to review the Transformers movie. Not Transformers: The Movie, but instead, the 2007 Michael Bay directed live action feature. Before I get into this, I do want to mention two things: I went into this movie with super low expectations and I saw it in the theater. Read the rest of this entry

Superman vs The Elite movie review (Mixers and Movie Reviews)

This video review is an outtake from our Man of Steel episode.

Here, we’re jawing about Superman vs The EliteI never really thought about it before, but this movie is sorta the anti Man of Steel.  In Superman vs The Elite, the Last Son of Krypton gets through a battle in traditional Superman fashion…  that is, he doesn’t do what The Man of Tomorrow does at the end of Man of Steel. Read the rest of this entry

Behind the Candelabra quick movie review

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star as Scott Thorson and Liberace in the film nobody wanted to make (because it’s “too gay”), Behind the Candelabra.  They finally found a home for their picture at HBO, bringing life to the story of the piano playing legend and Thorson, who wrote the book from which the movie is adapted.

As you may have gathered from the quick movie review affix, I don’t have much to say about Behind the Candelabra.  It’s a good movie, but I wouldn’t say it’s great.  It’s more of performer’s movie rather than the combining all of the elements of film all together and doing something unforgettable.  Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are wonderful in the starring roles and I gained new respect for Scott Bakula and Debbie Reynolds, but Dan Aykroyd is barely in the movie and just distracted me, and Rob Lowe looked so freakish that… yeah, that distracted me, too.

Anyway, the story just didn’t grab me, so to speak.  It held my attention, but I wasn’t especially invested in what happened to Scott Thorson, and I think that’s what was missing here.  It’s a good flick, but not great; I’m giving Behind the Candelabra 8 out of 10.

Merry In-Laws movie review

I’d swear I’ve seen a “my parents are magic” movie before, but I can’t seem to remember when.  However, Merry In-Laws has Cheers alumni George Wendt and Shelly Long, so I thought this  could have potential.

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Holiday Spin movie review

“We don’t know what’s happening here, either.”

A lot of these made for TV Christmas movies are ripoffs of other movies and Holiday Spin is no exception, except that I’ve never seen a ripoff of Save the Last Dance before. Read the rest of this entry

A Snow Globe Christmas movie review

Once again, we’ve got yet another Peggy Sue Got Married retread (really getting tired of making this reference) with A Snow Globe Christmas, which features completely wasted performances by the much too good for this nonsense Alicia Witt and Donald Faison. Read the rest of this entry

Holiday Switch movie review


“Look, mommy! I’m making Santa Monsters!”

Holiday Switch isn’t as “Peggy Sue Got Married” as Comfort and Joy is, but it’s in the same ballpark: it’s another, “What if I had this life?” sort of stories with an actress from 80s TV. This time, we get Charles in Charge’s Nicole Eggert, who was very popular amongst the boys in my sixth grade class. Read the rest of this entry

Comfort and Joy movie review

Former The Facts of Life all-star Nancy McKeon (she was Jo) is the lead in Comfort and Joy, a made for TV Christmas movie that has two major problems: Read the rest of this entry

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