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Godzilla vs. Gigan
15 months ago via Flixster
½

Godzilla goes to monster island and meets up with new foes. Cool.

Ashes of Time Redux
6 years ago via Flixster
½

Kar Wai Wong's lavish and colorful epic is remade, (but I didn't see the original), in this seasonal retelling of the tale of a lovelorn assassin who is forced to live in a desert after his best friend wanders off upon getting amnesia after drinking an elixer to forget his past.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
8 years ago via Flixster

In Sweden, a head journalist frames the wrong guy in a libelous article and is forced into hiding, where he goes to an island and meets a demented family of despots and former Nazis. At the same time, a mysterious tattooed young adult Goth Punk computer hacker makes her life on the streets through crime and occasional gross favors. While the journalist gets closer to the truth about a 40 year old mystery, the disappearance of a local girl, the rogue girl is raped but gets creative revenge, and then both will meet up, as fate would intervene, so they can solve the case.

The American version of this film is excellent, and not for the faint heart, or for the squeamish. The scenes are as brutal as they are in the Swedish version, if not a bit more so. Even the love scenes are demented and do not elicit anything other than make you want to shower after seeing it. Because this is a late entry movie in 2012, Oscar may love it, but only give it 'adapted screenplay', after all, it is a direct remake of the original, using a similar script and setting.

It is based on the book of the same name, and the English translated version. The rest of the book trilogy has been down in Sweden and will shortly be made into US versions, although since the later two appeared on TV the US versions might actually be raunchier. Hard R rating for a reason. Do not under any circumstance take children to see this.

Review by Adam Browne

David Blaine: Fearless
8 years ago via Flixster

Uh, no he isn't, and no, no he's not so powerful.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch (2011)
8 years ago via Flixster

Sucker Punch is not a movie that is easy to stomach. Do not confuse it for the 2003 film. This asylum drama turned action T and A gore fest is not fun even if it tries to be. It is basically Heavy Metal 2000 (the crap sequel to HM) meets Shutter Island. Zack Snyder's special effects heavy fable is ultimately a waste of film. His brutal asylum footage is so completely over the top dreary and misogynistic the action pieces seem like they belong in another movie. Nobody in it is likeable, even some decent star power in the female leads, because they're all trapped in this nuthouse with a crazy staff that wants to smack them around and threaten them. At least with Shutter Island nobody is threatened with sexual violence. Ignore the impossible logic in the fantasies, or even pretend they're a different film, but one still cannot get past the horror, as in horrible, A story about the asylum. The dazzling effects pieces don't seem to belong in the same movie, and are disjointed save for there being five things to get to escape.