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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)  6/19/2007 9:40 AM EDT
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

Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
Ultraviolet   Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/21/2007 10:31 PM EDT
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)  4/18/2007 1:40 PM EDT
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)  4/12/2007 3:52 PM EDT
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)  3/12/2007 4:45 PM EDT
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)  3/8/2007 11:59 AM EDT
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

The Prestige Theatrical Review
The Prestige   The Prestige Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/9/2006 9:44 AM EDT
The name comes from the three parts of a magician's tick: the Pledge (you are shown something ordinary: a coin), the Turn (wherein something extraordinary happens--the coin vanishes), and the Prestige (the coin comes back behind your ear). In this period piece two stage magicians with a serious hate-on for each other duel over a series of years to ... Read More

The Illusionist Theatrical Review
The Illusionist   The Illusionist Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  8/20/2006 3:18 PM EDT
The 2006 movie came out around the same time as The Prestige and involved another stage magician in a period-piece romance. This time we're in Vienna at the turn of the century where Ed Norton as an absolutely smoldering "Eisenheim," a famous magician vies with the crown prince Leopold for the love of a beautiful woman (Jessica Biel). Hav... Read More

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