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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES got nothing to worry about. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES doing quite well, thank you very much. Got the big-budget, Michael Bay treatment (he’s the producer on this one; Jonathan Liebesman directed); came in #1 at the box office this past weekend; has the almost inevitable sequel already in the works. Yup, [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Spotlight Podcast 5:24

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Spotlight Podcast 5:24

165 minutes! That’s two and three-quarter hours! That makes TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION the ultimate epic of explosions, brought to you by director Michael Bay, the man for whom too much is never enough. Is this outrageously elongated toy commercial an audacious triumph of style or substance, or is it indulgent garbage? Listen to Steve [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer montage

Six minutes of trailers for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION!
I thought the first two films were terrible; the third was so over-the-top that I enjoyed it. Hopefully the fourth will be fun; though I do not hold out high hopes that lightening will strike twice, there is enough outrageous action on view in the coming [...]

The Purge: review

The Purge: review

THE PURGE is a tense thriller with a novel if incredible premise that combines bits of THE STRANGERS, PANIC ROOM, STRAW DOGS, the STAR TREK episode “Return of the Archons,” and Ursula K. LeGuin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” (or at least an echo of the short story’s underlying concept, as inspired by [...]

Dream House: : Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:38.1

Dream House: : Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:38.1

Winner of this year’s Ironic Film Title ribbon (SARAH PALIN: THE UNDEFEATED was disqualified for failure to complete a term — talk about ironic) DREAM HOUSE marks director Jim Sheridan’s attempt to explore the world of the psychological thriller, with a few surprising twists thrown in along the way. The tale of man whose family [...]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: : Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:25.1

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: : Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:25.1

Big. Bigger. Biggest. Somehow those words don’t seem fitting descriptions for the new TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON. Biggeriest? Spectactimammogigantular?
In any case, it seems that Michael Bay’s plan for redeeming himself for the universally reviled TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE FALLEN involves ironically jettisoning as much plot as possible and focusing on the fireworks, all in [...]

Cars 2: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:24.1

Cars 2: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:24.1

Kids love cars, and kids love CARS — that seems to be the calculation behind Pixar’s latest animated offering, CARS 2. Abandoning the original film’s theme that celebrated the romance of exploring off-the-beaten-superhighway U.S, director John Lasseter and crew have devised an espionage plotline for this sequel, with cocky racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and [...]

I Am Number Four: Cinefantastique Spotlight Review Podcast #5

I Am Number Four: Cinefantastique Spotlight Review Podcast #5

Who are you? Why, I am Number Four – or at least that’s what the title tells me. But I am not a number; I am a free man! No, wait – that’s THE PRISONER. This week’s topic of conversation on the newly re-christened Cinefantastique Spotlight Review Podcast is I AM NUMBER FOUR, the new [...]

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' — Trailer

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ — Trailer

What does Apollo 11 have to do with Giant Robots?

TRANSFORMERS 3 Plot Revealed

TRANSFORMERS 3 Plot Revealed

The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in… SPOILERS