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Live Free or Die Hard Movie Review (8.0/10)

Posted on July 22nd, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews
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A ruthless computer terror group unleashes a major cyber attack on the US literally shutting down the country in a swift. Traffic lights (and subsequent car crashes) go berserk, communications of all kind stop, power goes down, and bank accounts are emptied. There is one gleam of hope however…John McClane is here to ‘Yippie_Ki_Yay’ those Mot***F***ers and has teamed up with a hacker whiz Matt Farrell and his excellency ‘Warlorck’, a hacker guru that runs his command center from the basement of his ‘freaky’ mother’s house.

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Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End Movie Review (7/10)

Posted on June 3rd, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews


Lord Becket has teamed up with Davy Jones to eradicate all pirates in order to ensure the safety of the East Indian Company ships. Faced with extinction, the pirate lords from all over the world decide that their only chance in survival lies in their joining their forces and recruit whatever assistance they can find including that of Calypso, the goddess of the sea . To achieve the latter, a price must be paid, namely the liberation of Calypso from her Tia Delma entrapment following her Davy Jones betrayal. Her release however can only happen when all nine lords bring together in person their nine ‘pieces of eight’. This necessitates that all nine lords be present including Barbossa, killed earlier by Jack Sparrow, and Jack Sparrow himself, lately swallowed by the Kraken and transferred to Jones locker at ‘World’s End’ . Barbossa is resurrected by Tia Delma and leads the crew charged with the task of rescuing Jack Sparrow from World’s End.

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Perfume Movie Review (9/10)

Posted on May 31st, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews


Jean Baptiste Grenouille early life has been nothing less than miserable. Born in the most despicable way in the dirt of a fishery to a mother that wanted him dead, he spent his first few years in orphanage and then was sold to do hard menial work in one of the dirtiest underground neighborhoods of 18th century Paris (1738 to be exact).

He has one great talent however and that is an immaculate sense of smell that allows him to appreciate odors that go unnoticed by other people. Following a short and deadly encounter with a street vendor, he becomes obsessed with her smell and determined to find a way to recreate it.

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The Prestige Movie Review (9.5/10)

Posted on May 13th, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews


Borden (Christian Bale) and Angier are stunt assistants for famed magician Milton, whose illusion ‘Ingenieur’ is wizz Cutter (Michael Caine). A freak stage accident results in the drowning death of Milton’s stage girl and Angier’s wife, Julia (Piper Perabo). Angier blames her death on Borden having tied her hands with a stronger than usual rope knot.

The two men part ways and engage on separate stage magic careers. Borden meets and marries Sarah and becomes a father following the birth of their daughter, Jess. Angier , eternally miserable and obsessed by his wife’s premature death, crashes Borden’s Magic show by sabotaging his ‘Stop the Bullet trick’ and causing him to lose three of his fingers.

Angier teams up with Cutter and starts a magic show of his own only to have that destroyed in turn by Borden. The rivalry and animosity between the two continues unabated. When Borden unveils ‘The Transported Man’, his teleportation masterpiece, he wins the London crowd and amazes the ever obsessed Angiers leading that latter to declare an all out effort to unveil the ‘Transporter’ secret and engineer a better illusion.

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The Descent Movie Review (8/10)

Posted on January 7th, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews

Summary: One year following a tragic accident that killed her husband and daughter, Sarah joins her girlfriends on a caving expedition in the Appalachian mountains. Two miles underground they realize that Juno, the adrenaline-junkie adventure leader, has decided to take them down an unexplored cave route hoping that the girls would be the first to discover and thus name this cave. Things don’t go as expected however. A tunnel collapses blocking the entry route, trapping the girls and leaving them struggling for survival amongst numerous dangers that include their physical, mental, and psychological strains, a colony of blood thirsty mutant predators and each other.

Review: ‘The Descent’ is a tightly knit, claustrophobically filmed, skillfully acted and masterfully directed horror movie that is likely one of the most terrifying movies that have graced our screens since ‘The Ring’. You literally find yourself immersed in this underground world, with labored breathing, racing pulse, and facial sweats, wondering with the girls what lies ahead at the next turn, tunnel or chamber.

Director Nick Marshall is the master of his domain and he knows it.

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Lucky Number Slevin Movie Review (8/10)

Posted on November 7th, 2006 filed in Movie Reviews
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Summary: When Slevin Kelevra (Josh Hartnett) headed to New York to visit his friend Nick Fisher, little did he know what awaits him. First he gets mugged, loses his wallet and IDs, and gets his nose broken. Second, Nick is nowhere to be found and there is no sign as to where he may be. Third, two gangs of mobsters looking for Nick confuse Slevin for him and drag him, one at a time, to see their feuding bosses, The Boss (Morgan Freeman) and The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley). Seems that Nick is in deep trouble. He owes The Boss $96,000 and The Rabbi $33,000 both from gambling bets. Slevin’s efforts to explain the case of mistaken identity are in vain. The Boss offers him a chance to wipe out his debts by killing The Rabbi’s son. The Rabbi himself offers to forgive the debt as well in return for him killing The Boss. To make things even more complicated, Mr. Smith (Bruce Willis) a high profile hired assassin seems to be pulling the strings behind the scenes on both sides. And finally there is detective Brikowski (Stanley Tucci) that is running 24 hour surveillance on both gangs and subsequently Slevin. The only bright side amidst all this chaos is Lindsey (Lucy Liu), Nick’s neighbor and the city coroner, who takes an immediate liking to Slevin. She also loves playing detective and decides to investigate Nick’s disappearance.

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