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Reviews By Marco Chacon

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: New Moon   The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/1/2009 9:46 PM EDT
New Moon is one of those movies for which the plot is almost superfluous. If you are a fan of Twilight, you more or less know it. If you are not, you probably do not care.  However, for form's sake, I will sum it up. New Moon comes in as the second installment in the Twilight, the Stephanie Meyer series. It is about a love ... Read More

Planet 51 Theatrical Review
Planet 51   Planet 51 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/30/2009 9:17 PM EDT
Modern animation has benefited from two relatively recent technologies -- cheap computer animation and 3D. While the latter could be considered a gimmick (especially if the glasses give you a headache or you can't stand how they darken the colors), it is clear that people are taking animated kids' movies pretty seriously. My 40-year-ol... Read More

Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
Chasing Amy   Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/25/2009 6:28 PM EDT
Being a 1997 movie, I am going to assume it is past its expiration date and speak about what I thought of it and discuss the plot.   If you are not familiar with Kevin Smith's work or Chasing Amy, in particular you should know that Kevin Smith directs movies set in a "View Askew-verse". View Askew is his production company that f... Read More

Brüno DVD Review
Brüno   Brüno DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/19/2009 5:01 PM EDT
Sacha (Noam) Baron Cohen who goes by SBC, usually has his shtick of adopting a fictional persona and then interviewing a real celebrity under false pretenses.  He uses that persona and does things to put them in impossibly embarrassing situations, e.g. coming on to Ron Paul in a homosexual romantic bedroom scene.  In Borat, he did this as... Read More

Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
Where The Wild Things Are   Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:10 PM EDT
The 1963 book is 10 sentences long, and it is a classic.  The story is about the island where the child, Max, goes after being sent to bed without supper because he was out of control in the household that was originally populated with horses.  When the editor determined that author, Maurice Sendak, couldn't draw horses, she suggested mon... Read More

Life on Mars DVD Review
Life on Mars   Life on Mars DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/7/2009 8:03 PM EDT
The show could have been one of my all time favorites, because this was a near-perfect bull's eye for the target market of its kind of strangeness -- I am not kidding! The story is fascinating; a police detective in 2008 is hit by a car while he is following up on a case where his girlfriend has been kidnapped and is in danger of being killed.... Read More

9 Theatrical Review
9   9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/14/2009 1:53 PM EDT
Some day we are going to run out of number-names for movies.  We have recently seen 300. I remember Ten.  If you accept articles, the "The One" probably counts.  If we let in dates, then Ridley Scott's 1492 might count (although they added 'Conquest of Paradise').  We all saw Seven. There was a movie named ... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season One   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/1/2009 3:47 PM EDT
In a world where we have an HBO and Showtime series that can give us real street language, actual sex, and off the charts violence, it takes some extra effort to make a crime drama that can actually get to us.  After seeing the trailers for Sons of Anarchy with the muscled back of Charlie Hunnam ('Jax' in the series) bearing the tattoo of the ... Read More

Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
Inglourious Basterds   Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  8/24/2009 8:09 PM EDT
Quentin Tarantino may be the only guy I can think of to have created his own genre.  When you say it is a Quentin Tarantino movie, people pretty much know what you are talking about.  That, by itself, is a hell of an achievement.  Of course, his achievements in film, the influential Reservoir Dogs, the even more influential, Pulp Fic... Read More

District 9 Theatrical Review
District 9   District 9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  8/16/2009 8:03 PM EDT
In 1966, the apartheid government forcibly relocated 60,000 people from District 6 in Cape Town. Today we see a science fiction analogue of that in the 2009 movie District 9 by Neill Blomkamp.  Apparently, Neill got the support of Peter Jackson when negotiations for a movie version of Halo fell through.  Neill had done a film short about ... Read More

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