Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gothan City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.… More

Directed By: Zack Snyder
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 31 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Release Date: March 23, 2016

I’m going to be very honest. Despite the rampant criticisms by alleged “film critics”, perhaps paid off by Disney, this movie was definitely not as shaky as they professed. What’s even more surprising are the Flixster user score versus the number of negative reviews that are placed up front for everyone to see, especially by a website owned by Warner Bros.

Ben Afleck did an excellent job taking on the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and it should be interesting to see what he offers in the upcoming solo movie. Henry Cavill, despite the crappy hair job, is still proving to be a fantastic Superman. LOVED Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Even Doomsday was well executed.

Probably the only genuinely muddled scene was the dream sequence Bruce Wayne has, with the Omega symbol easter egg accompanied by parademons, all hinting towards the eventual appearance of Darkseid with an ominous warning by what could be one of Jack Kirby’s New Gods. The ending too had a few scenes that were badly sequenced, but so what?

Now, if i were to crap over anything it was Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor. Having Luthor come off as socially inept and insane was BS. Luthor first and foremost has always been a brilliant businessman with a hate on for aliens. I don’t blame Eisenberg for the role he was cast however. That mistake lies directly on Zack Snyder and whatever deviant he hired as screenwriter.

Still, much of this movie should be considered a tremendous success for DC and I look forward to the Justice League movies, providing Disney and Marvel fan babies can restrain themselves from trashing the movies long before they come out.

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District 9 (2009)

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Users: 8.3/10 (154,681 votes) 1,064 reviews | Critics: 392 reviews

n 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends.

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Writers:

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (Canada)

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The 13th Warrior (1999)

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Users: 6.3/10 (36,309 votes) 515 reviews | Critics: 133 reviews

In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe… See full summary »

Director:

John McTiernan, and 1 more credit »

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), William Wisher Jr. (screenplay), and 1 more credit »

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA)

The Game (1997)

 

R  129 min  –  Action | Adventure | Mystery | Thriller

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Users: 7.7/10 (74,849 votes) 385 reviews | Critics: 113 reviews

Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (Canada)

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Talking about 680News – Breaking News Headlines: Actor Corey Haim found dead at age 38


 

 

Corey Haim Found Dead at age 38
Entertainment 10 Mar, 2010 0 0 Actor Corey Haim found dead at age 38LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Actor Corey Haim, 38, has been found dead in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday.The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the North York-born actor’s death, but there are reports the ’80s teen star died of an accidental overdose.Haim was found unresponsive at his Oakwood apartment.

 

Sad to read this today, but I think it’s been a long time in coming. Corey Haim has had problems with drugs most of his Hollywood career, and he put so much pressure on himself with his belief that his return to success was one script away. I thought there was a chance of a possible comeback, when A&E did that series, the Two Coreys, but I guess that never happened.

He was one of the heartthrobs in the 80’s that I think I secretly lusted for, without actually acknowledging that was what I was doing. Well, actually I think I entertained the idea of a threesome with him and Corey Feldman, but I digress. Oh, and just so that you also know why I may actually care a little bit more about this actor as opposed to some of the others who have passed on… I went to school with him in grade 7

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