Film and Television Reviews

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Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Theatrical Review
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer   Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/19/2007 9:40 AM EST
The first in the series sold out one of the greatest villains in comic history by trying to make Dr. Doom into Lex Luthor. Maybe you can't blame them too harshly: they got the titular four down pretty well--wasting half the movie on a lack-luster adversary might not be the kiss of death since there's still many iconic stories to tell. One of the mo... Read More

Ratatouille Theatrical Review
Ratatouille   Ratatouille Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/17/2007 5:15 PM EST
First off let me preface this review by saying I am not the biggest fan of Pixar. I feel that that previous story lines have been weak. Even though Pixar's movies have always been somewhat entertaining, they've never reached the the level of classic Disney animation and storytelling. However, with Ratatouille, I saw a story that begins to rival cla... Read More

Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
Ultraviolet   Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/21/2007 10:31 PM EST
In a future where technology can compress dimensional space, where motorcycles can ride on the walls, where pathogen-created vampires can kill rooms full of people in the blink of an eye, there is still one area mankind's immense progress has been unable to cover:The bellybutton.UltravioletI gave Munich a hard time. I loved Ultraviolet. Either the ... Read More

Grindhouse Theatrical Review
Grindhouse   Grindhouse Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/18/2007 1:40 PM EST
Think one of the more interesting things about Grindhouse is that Quentin knows that the trailers for it have to tell the audience what the hell it means. This is because if you weren't a somewhat older urban teenager in the late 60's and 70's you, hell, might not know.In case you somehow don't know (and I had to explain to a friend that the 2007 m... Read More

Clerks Theatrical Review
Clerks   Clerks Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/12/2007 3:52 PM EST
I've got to give Kevin Smith credit--he did something that's very hard to make work. Namely, he put himself in a movie without doing the "look-at-me! I'm-the-director!" thing. In terms of characters to inhabit a film, Silent Bob is one of the best (Mr. Brown wasn't bad either--but that's it: Quentin needs to stay out of his films now, ple... Read More

300 Theatrical Review
300   300 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/12/2007 4:45 PM EST
On the scale of historical accuracy, 300 probably falls somewhere below Troy. I mean, there were Spartans. There were Persians. There was a big ass fight at Thermopylae. There were 300 Spartans against a giant army. That's about all it gets right.In the movie, Leonidas (Gerard Butler, worked into a muscled wall of man-flesh), the King of the Sparta... Read More

Shaun of The Dead Theatrical Review
Shaun of The Dead   Shaun of The Dead Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/08/2007 11:59 AM EST
Shaun, which was released at the same time as the remake of Dawn of the Dead was billed as "A romantic comedy ... with zombies" (proclaiming itself with the cringe inducing 'rom zom com' descriptor). This (even without the three-letter version) is possibly one of the worst taglines of all time. Having to choose between Dawn, and a British... Read More

Ghost Rider Theatrical Review
Ghost Rider   Ghost Rider Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/20/2007 8:00 PM EST
It's the start of a new year, and the start of a new comic book movie season. This year director and screenwriter, Mark Steven Johnson, kicks it off with Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage as the title character, Eva Mendes, Peter Fonda, Donald Logue (Blade), and  Wes Bentley.  Unfortunately, this year's season of comic book movies fizzles... Read More

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Theatrical Review
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea   20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/19/2007 12:47 PM EST
A Classic Disney movie with special effects ahead of it's time. Based on the novel by Jules Verne and starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Peter Lorre. A sea monster is destroying ships in the south pacific, and no one knows where to find it. The US government sends out a war ship to investigate the rumors since all ships have ceased sailing in ... Read More

Rocky Balboa Theatrical Review
Rocky Balboa   Rocky Balboa Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/27/2006 12:27 PM EST
Rocky V (which most people considered the end of the series) had Rocky back in inner city Philadelphia and pretty much content with his life. He was not wealthy but had his dignity and his family. Approximately, ten years have past since we last saw Rocky.   The Italian Stallion is now the owner and host of his Italian Restaurant (appropr... Read More