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Justice League Review

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Justice League Review

Directed by: Zack Snyder (Reshoots by Joss Whedon) Rating: PG-13 Justice League... this is a tough film for me to review. My personal stance on the DCEU has never been one of vitriolic hatred or fanboyism, but in trying to remain neutral yet enjoy the ones I do like on my own choosing has been difficult. As such, given the kind of production nightmare this film endured, in addition to the declining attention to detail from Mr Zack Snyder, the fact that this has emerged as an entertaining film is at least noteworthy, and yet it is ultimately lacking. Synopsis Thousands of years ago, a unified army of anient humans, the Olympian Gods, the Am
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Van Helsing Review

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Van Helsing Review

Director: Stephen Sommers Rating: PG-13 What is it with Universal Pictures not being able to properly revive their classic Monster Universe? The most recent and heavily panned iteration of The Mummy to kick-start the “Dark Universe” serves as a reminder that they’ve had one consistent problem. All these attempted all focused on action and spectacle rather than atmosphere, suspense and most important of all a strong script. To me, their first attempt was the ultimately ill-fated Van Helsing. This is an overly absurd and only occasionally entertaining blockbuster that really matches the philosophy of “turn your brain of

Blade Runner 2049 Review

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Blade Runner 2049 Review

Director: Denis Villeneuve Rating: 15 The idea of a sequel to Blade Runner, a film which felt perfectly self contained in of itself, is something that many people have been cautiously optimistic about, myself included. You would need an idea that felt thematically and spiritually appropriate to such a sequel, and a director who is at the top of his game. Thankfully, that appears to be the case. Stepping down as director, Ridley Scott assumes the role of executive producer and passing the directorial reigns to Denis Villeneuve, who has demonstrated tremendous chops for science fiction after Arrival and manages to craft what may well be the be

Blade Runner (Final Cut) Review

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Blade Runner (Final Cut) Review

Director: Ridley Scott Rating: 15 What is Sir Ridley Scott’s masterpiece? Is Alien the winner without a shadow of doubt? Or possibly the crowd-pleasing Gladiator? Perhaps one of the most agreed-upon candidates is the sci-fi noir classic Blade Runner. Speaking personally, I came into the fold of this film quite recently, before seeing it all I knew was that it had incredible visuals and atmosphere and a solid cast. What I didn't realize until recently was this film's ability to grow on me to such a point where I had no hesitations in calling it a masterpiece and a three-way contender with the other two Ridley classics. Synopsis In Los

War for the Planet of the Apes

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War for the Planet of the Apes

The Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy has been able to set a high bar for quality blockbuster filmmaking and has, in my opinion, gotten consistently better with each successive film, rising from rock solid to truly legendary. Matt Reeves makes lightning strike twice with an epic conclusion to this series in War for the Planet of the Apes; an intimate yet operatic character-driven war film that works both as a tonal successor to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as a standalone dystopian sci-fi drama. Synopsis Caesar’s clan is at war with a fanatically dangerous human military faction known as Alpha-Omega. Caesar (Andy Serkis) att

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

With a decidedly meta title like Spider-Man: Homecoming effectively inaugurating everyone’s favourite web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hopes are certainly riding high that the compromise between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures was a successful one. Personally, while the result is perfectly entertaining and makes for a major step up from the last three Spider-Man movies (especially the dreadful Amazing Spider-Man 2), it doesn’t reach the lofty heights of several MCU outings. Let’s take a swing at why that is. Synopsis Following the Battle of New York between the Avengers and the Chitauri, Adrian Toomes (Mich

Dracula Untold Review

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Dracula Untold Review

Director: Gary Shore Rating: PG-13 Luke Evans dons the cape of the great vampire in Dracula Untold, what could/should have been an important film for Universal in their plans to set up a cinematic universe for their classic monsters, now infamously called "The Dark Universe." While boasting a lot of enjoyable and even tender scenes and delivering on the dark fantasy setting and vampire lore, the biggest problem I had with Dracula Untold was its plot, being basic and formulaic and for not going for broke as a darker, bloodier film. Synopsis After many years at war with the Ottoman Empire, Prince Vlad Țepeș the Impaler (Evans) retu

The Mummy Returns Review

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The Mummy Returns Review

Director: Stephen Sommers Rating: PG-13/12 With the surprise success of 1999’s The Mummy, Universal was quick to commission a sequel, with Stephen Sommers returning to direct, and most of the original's cast and crew as well. Like its predecessor, The Mummy Returns is viewed as a guilty pleasure by many people, but in the end, its still not a very good film. While not as phoned in as The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, it does little to develop the characters and its plot is just an excuse to show off visual effects and action scenes. That wouldn’t be so bad if the effects hadn’t dated so badly, the action so over the to

The Mummy (1999) Review

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The Mummy (1999) Review

Director: Stephen Sommers Rating: 15 This loose remake of the 1930s horror classic is regarded as one of the big guilty pleasures of the 90s, a pulpy summer movie light on any real substance, but it makes up for that in the likability of its main leads and action. The Indiana Jones-style plot often invites unfair comparisons to the superior Spielberg trilogy, but taken on its own, I find it to be a lot of fun, and much less obnoxious than a lot of blockbusters by more infamous directors. I won’t quibble over what the movie doesn’t do and instead take a look at what it presents. Synopsis In the city of Thebes in 1290 BC, Pharaoh
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Justice League Review

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Justice League Review

Directed by: Zack Snyder (Reshoots by Joss Whedon) Rating: PG-13 Justice League... this is a tough film for me to review. My personal stance on the DCEU has never been one of vitriolic hatred or fanboyism, but in trying to remain neutral yet enjoy the ones I do like on my own choosing has been difficult. As such, given the kind of production nightmare this film endured, in addition to the declining attention to detail from Mr Zack Snyder, the fact that this has emerged as an entertaining film is at least noteworthy, and yet it is ultimately lacking. Synopsis Thousands of years ago, a unified army of anient humans, the Olympian Gods, the Am
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Van Helsing Review

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Van Helsing Review

Director: Stephen Sommers Rating: PG-13 What is it with Universal Pictures not being able to properly revive their classic Monster Universe? The most recent and heavily panned iteration of The Mummy to kick-start the “Dark Universe” serves as a reminder that they’ve had one consistent problem. All these attempted all focused on action and spectacle rather than atmosphere, suspense and most important of all a strong script. To me, their first attempt was the ultimately ill-fated Van Helsing. This is an overly absurd and only occasionally entertaining blockbuster that really matches the philosophy of “turn your brain of

Blade Runner 2049 Review

B

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Director: Denis Villeneuve Rating: 15 The idea of a sequel to Blade Runner, a film which felt perfectly self contained in of itself, is something that many people have been cautiously optimistic about, myself included. You would need an idea that felt thematically and spiritually appropriate to such a sequel, and a director who is at the top of his game. Thankfully, that appears to be the case. Stepping down as director, Ridley Scott assumes the role of executive producer and passing the directorial reigns to Denis Villeneuve, who has demonstrated tremendous chops for science fiction after Arrival and manages to craft what may well be the be

Blade Runner (Final Cut) Review

B

Blade Runner (Final Cut) Review

Director: Ridley Scott Rating: 15 What is Sir Ridley Scott’s masterpiece? Is Alien the winner without a shadow of doubt? Or possibly the crowd-pleasing Gladiator? Perhaps one of the most agreed-upon candidates is the sci-fi noir classic Blade Runner. Speaking personally, I came into the fold of this film quite recently, before seeing it all I knew was that it had incredible visuals and atmosphere and a solid cast. What I didn't realize until recently was this film's ability to grow on me to such a point where I had no hesitations in calling it a masterpiece and a three-way contender with the other two Ridley classics. Synopsis In Los

War for the Planet of the Apes

W

War for the Planet of the Apes

The Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy has been able to set a high bar for quality blockbuster filmmaking and has, in my opinion, gotten consistently better with each successive film, rising from rock solid to truly legendary. Matt Reeves makes lightning strike twice with an epic conclusion to this series in War for the Planet of the Apes; an intimate yet operatic character-driven war film that works both as a tonal successor to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as a standalone dystopian sci-fi drama. Synopsis Caesar’s clan is at war with a fanatically dangerous human military faction known as Alpha-Omega. Caesar (Andy Serkis) att

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

With a decidedly meta title like Spider-Man: Homecoming effectively inaugurating everyone’s favourite web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hopes are certainly riding high that the compromise between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures was a successful one. Personally, while the result is perfectly entertaining and makes for a major step up from the last three Spider-Man movies (especially the dreadful Amazing Spider-Man 2), it doesn’t reach the lofty heights of several MCU outings. Let’s take a swing at why that is. Synopsis Following the Battle of New York between the Avengers and the Chitauri, Adrian Toomes (Mich

Dracula Untold Review

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Dracula Untold Review

Director: Gary Shore Rating: PG-13 Luke Evans dons the cape of the great vampire in Dracula Untold, what could/should have been an important film for Universal in their plans to set up a cinematic universe for their classic monsters, now infamously called "The Dark Universe." While boasting a lot of enjoyable and even tender scenes and delivering on the dark fantasy setting and vampire lore, the biggest problem I had with Dracula Untold was its plot, being basic and formulaic and for not going for broke as a darker, bloodier film. Synopsis After many years at war with the Ottoman Empire, Prince Vlad Țepeș the Impaler (Evans) retu

The Mummy Returns Review

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The Mummy Returns Review

Director: Stephen Sommers Rating: PG-13/12 With the surprise success of 1999’s The Mummy, Universal was quick to commission a sequel, with Stephen Sommers returning to direct, and most of the original's cast and crew as well. Like its predecessor, The Mummy Returns is viewed as a guilty pleasure by many people, but in the end, its still not a very good film. While not as phoned in as The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, it does little to develop the characters and its plot is just an excuse to show off visual effects and action scenes. That wouldn’t be so bad if the effects hadn’t dated so badly, the action so over the to
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Aspiring author, film reviewer and fan of all things fantasy and science fiction!

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Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Gladiator, Good Will Hunting, The Lion King
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Doctor Who, Star Trek: Next Generation, Firefly, The Pillars of the Earth, Game of Thrones, Daredevil
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Happy New Year!!

Have a fantastic 2018, friends, artists and writers! And here's to another creative and productive year. :D

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Director: Bill Condon Rating: PG Last year, I concluded my review of The Jungle Book proclaiming that I eagerly awaited the next remake of a Disney animated classic. Today, I find myself in an awkward situation. The original Beauty and the Beast had no overriding flaws like lackluster music or visuals, weak characterization, dated morals or questionable writing. It is to this day a legitimately great film, animated or otherwise, and a personal favourite of mine. Here we have a remake of an animated classic that is not a complete wash like Tim Burton’s Alice movies or Maleficent, but it’s not a triumphant display of film-making an

Merry Christmas, DeviantArt

Merry Christmas, DeviantArt

I hope anyone reading this is taking the chance to enjoy good company (family or friends) at this time of year. I know a lot of us want this particular year to be over with quickly, but I say, don't end it in bitterness and misery, end it with love. "God bless us. Everyone"

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Happy birthday! ^^
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Happy New Year to you!
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:heart: :) many, many thanks from my heart for the faves on my Inktober drawings!!! it means a lot to me and Inktober wouldn't have been as fun without the support of cool DA artists!! :huggle:
You are most welcome! Always a pleasure to see your lovely creations appear in the DA art feed; they really captured the essence of autumn for me. :) (Smile)  Huggle!