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Reviews By Marco Chacon

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How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
How To Train Your Dragon   How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/10/2010 8:00 PM EDT
The trailers for How To Train Your Dragon present a story to us that are easily grasped -- there is a Viking outpost that is beset by dragons. A very un-Viking like boy (Jay Baruchel) uses his brain, rather than his lacking brawn to shoot down a dragon and then befriends it. We can see from the previews that he will come to realize these beasts are... Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox   Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/5/2010 1:40 PM EDT
When I saw the trailers for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I was somewhat under whelmed; the two-legged animal protagonists looked primitive to me compared to the nearly seamless, if equally-stylized look of Coraline -- the most recent stop-motion movie to which I could compare it.  I heard it got extremely good reviews, but I wasn't able to see it in... Read More

Clash of The Titans Digital HD Review
Clash of The Titans   Clash of The Titans Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/22/2010 2:47 PM EDT
With the remake coming out soon, you might be interested in seeing the original Clash of the Titans. If you were interested, here is how you may do that -- download it from iTunes United States store for $10.00. Clash of the Titans was possibly the last gasp of the classic mythology movies. Ray Harryhausen, and this his last film, was a wizard of s... Read More

Repo Men Theatrical Review
Repo Men   Repo Men Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/21/2010 6:27 PM EDT
Repo Men takes us to an ultra-dark, cyberpunk future where it appears everyone needs artificial organs that sell for astronomical amounts of money. When you can't pay up, the repo-men comes for your heart, kidney, or lungs, and cuts it out of your twitching body -- leaving you to die. Instead of foreclosing on your house, they foreclose on your... Read More

Up in the Air Theatrical Review
Up in the Air   Up in the Air Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/21/2010 5:36 PM EDT
I feel like I know George Clooney because he always plays the same guy.  Okay, maybe that is not literally true -- see Burn after Reading -- but, just being realistic.   He plays the serious corporate bad-ass.  He is slick talking, sarcastic, and looks good in a suit.  You are drawn to his charisma only to be dashed on the ... Read More

A Serious Man Theatrical Review
A Serious Man   A Serious Man Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/18/2010 4:53 PM EDT
The Coen's, A Serious Man, packs a punch like a Kafka story – it is dark, the main character suffers, and there is no explanation or redemption. As it is well made, if that is your cup of tea, you will like it. The story takes place in the late 1960's where hapless professor, Larry Gopnik, finds his world falling apart. His wife annou... Read More

Apocalypto Theatrical Review
Apocalypto   Apocalypto Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/10/2010 10:42 PM EDT
I have to admit I was a bit suspicious of this from the start. In fact, I do respect the making of The Passion of Christ. It's a powerful story, and Gibson's brand of historical accuracy takes some guts to pull off. It is also important to be able to separate motive and intent from art; analyzing things without authorial intent is a valid a... Read More

Zombieland Blu-ray Review
Zombieland   Zombieland Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/9/2010 8:47 PM EDT
I have to admit that the trailers confused me.  There seemed to be a video-game element to the film, and I knew that at least part of it took place in an amusement park.  I wondered if it was similar to a virtual-reality game with the characters entrapped in zombies.  This shows you how much I go out of my way to avoid trailers and p... Read More

Sunshine Theatrical Review
Sunshine   Sunshine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/8/2010 11:38 PM EDT
Sunshine is a British science fiction film showing the sun is starting to die.  A team of astronauts is sent with a massive bomb to try to reignite it. For a movie that focuses its energy on being smart, this sounds pretty dumb.  How can any terrestrial bomb reignite a star?  The answer is, "it can't", and the team knew... Read More

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/1/2010 9:32 AM EDT
After it was established that Harry Potter was wildly popular, one would speculate someone was dispatched to the children's section of the bookstore to see what else they could option.  Certainly, the formula is pretty well established: take a popular children's series and give it the deluxe CGI treatment and consider that your casting... Read More

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