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Argo

Spoilers. I often come out of cinema’s thinking “That movie was brilliant! I’ll never see anything that good for a long time!” Then I think about the movie. Then I think some more. Then I talk about the movie with … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series: It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late Arnold? That’s one soul I wish I could give up on. Air Date: 10/9/92 Director: Boyd Kirkland Writer: Tom Ruegger, Garin Wolf (teleplay) Themes: Mafia, Family, Addiction, Second Chances, Redemption Villain: Rupert Thorne Synopsis: A vicious … Continue reading

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Ruby Sparks

As always, spoilers. Ruby Sparks is not what you would expect it to be. Considering the marketing and the tone/look of the trailers, you might have been forgiven for expecting something akin to Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, or maybe even … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – Two-Face, Part One

Two-Face, Part One All men have something to hide. The brighter the picture, the darker the negative. Air Date: 25/09/92 Director: Kevin Altieri Writer: Alan Burnett, Randy Rogel (teleplay) Themes: Split Personalities, Politics, Blackmail, Friendship, Secrets Villain: Rupert Thorne Synopsis: … Continue reading

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Looper

Spoilers aplenty. Time travel is always a dicey concept to tackle in media, especially nowadays, when even the slightest hint of a plothole in science fiction can be enough to send the internet into a meltdown from all of the … Continue reading

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17 Quick Thoughts About Premium Rush

1. You should go and see this movie. 2. Seriously, why haven’t you gone and seen this yet? 3. I say that because it is a very good movie, yet probably won’t get the audience it deserves. 4. Gordon-Levitt excels … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – Be A Clown

Be A Clown Well, there are three steps. Step one: Run away. Step two: Find a magician with a great act. And step three: Steal it.  Air Date: 16/9/92 Director: Frank Paur Writer: Ted Pederson and Steve Hayes Themes: Runaways, … Continue reading

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11 Quick Thoughts About Dredd

1. It says something about the Dredd franchise that the emotionally dead performance delivered by the constantly helmeted Karl Urban is actually quite a good adaptation. He doesn’t need to grow as a character or say much. 2. The “day in the … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – The Forgotten

The Forgotten   Hey, you can’t give up hope. Down here it’s all we’ve got to hang on to. Air Date: 8/10/92 Director: Boyd Kirkland Writer: Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller, Sean Catherine Derek Themes: Amnesia, Identity, Slavery Villain: Boss Biggis … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – Index

A collection point for my B:TAS reviews, which are done in production order. Enjoy. 01. On Leather Wings 02. Christmas With The Joker 03. Nothing To Fear 04. The Last Laugh 05. Pretty Poison 06. The Underdwellers 07. P.O.V. 08. … Continue reading

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