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Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Space Jam



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Directed by: Joe Pytka
Written by: Leonardo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
Cast: Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Wayne Knight, Bill Murray, Daffy Duck
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Family
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Not too sure why this film is called Space Jam but I guess it sounds kinda cool doesn't it. Despite the fact the film stars all the Warner Bros Looney Tunes characters the whole thing is really all about Michael Jordan. A fictional account of a small segment in his career if you will...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: tbondrage99 (6/10) , Psycho-Pirate-99 (6/10) > Display all
sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 03:50 PM Dec 29

Good movie

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Casper



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Directed by: Brad Siberling
Written by: Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver
Cast: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Ben Stein, Don Novello, Fred Rogers, Terry Murphy, Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Malachi Pearson, Ernestine Mercer, Doug Bruckner, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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I recall this film popping out of nowhere really, saw a trailer for it out of the blue, liked the look of it and went to see it. The creepy Addams Family visuals along with some really sweet looking effects hooked me and overall I really enjoyed this little kiddie flick...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: rockyjr (7/10) , Terminal_83 (7/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Gremlins



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Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Chris Columbus
Cast: Hoyt Axton, John Louie, Keye Luke, Don Steele
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Horror, Comedy
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Probably one of the first horror comedies supposedly for all the family. Released back in 84 at a time when there was some incredibly stiff competition at the box office, namely 'Ghostbusters'. The film opens at Christmas in a typical small all American apple pie town blanketed under a layer of snow. My first thoughts when seeing this again was how similar this town square looked to the town square of Hill Valley in 'Back to the Future...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Kevin Smith fan (8/10) , tbondrage99 (8/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

The Family



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Directed by: Luc Besson
Written by: Luc Besson
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre: Action, Comedy
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This is a Luc Besson film so you know right from the off there's gonna be a slick gun fight somewhere in here. Question is does this story require such a style from the action director?. This is a slow paced story about mobsters, an adaptation of a novel called Badfellas which kinda spells it out for you really doesn't it...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: cerealkiller182 (6/10) , drzeek (5/10) > Display all
brewsky99
brewsky99 at 02:32 AM Dec 27

4 about the perfect rating for this disappointment

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Gremlins 2: The New Batch



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Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Charles S. Haas
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Horror, Comedy
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Six years after the original smash hit and Dante comes along with this newish sequel. The intro to the film is an animated Looney Tunes segment with Bugs and Daffy which is meant to hint at the wackiness you were about to see, not good...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Kevin Smith fan (8/10) , filmguy450 (10/10) > Display all
Hubbs
Hubbs at 09:23 PM Dec 26

The original is 30 yrs old next year!

Must have missed the bit about the Futterman's hehe still feels forced though as they didn't seem like close friends of Peltzer and Kate, just town folk. Not the type of people who would come stay with them for a small holiday anyway.

Thanks for the comment, I'll be doing the original soon :)

YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 09:35 PM Dec 26

No problem.

Yeah it's kind of a cop-out, probably just so that if there was ever a sequel(like this one) they could appear in it. I love both movies, my recollection of 2 is it was awesome and so balls-out the way they took it to an extreme with all the new creatures. But I could definitely see how the real in-jokey, slapstick comedy stuff would disappoint those looking for a more darker, hard-edged sinister quality to these monsters. Like in that NPP review show. Interesting to think if they ever did a remake if they'd go with a serious, gritty R-rated take as opposed to Dante's satire.

CGI Gremlins would stink.

Hubbs
Hubbs at 09:39 PM Dec 26

CGI Gremlins would stink.

Listening to the podcast now :)

I liked the light hearted angle but it just went too far, the self referential stuff is horrible I thought.

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Riddick



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Directed by: David Twohy
Written by: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollá, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Action, Science-Fiction, Thriller
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The chronicles of Riddick continue where they left off from in the second film. I'm glad to say the powers that be have decided to get back to the roots of Riddick this time. The first film was a surprise hit and a decent alien monster survival clash. The second film then got too big for its own boots and went off the scale with over the top cheesy fantasy nonsense. This time we're back to survival mode with plenty of grit...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Terror Australis (6/10) , Anakin (9/10) > Display all
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1. Sabrewulf
2. Glacius
3. Fulgore
4. Chief Thunder
5. Cinder
6. Riptor
7. Jago
8. Black Orchid
9. Sadira
10. Tusk
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Zoolander



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Directed by: Ben Stiller
Written by: John Hamburg, Drake Sather, Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller
Studio: Paramount
Genre: Comedy
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This was the first film to really introduce me to Will Ferrell back in the day, its hard to think when this film came out he wasn't a big name star. Twas also the first time I saw Ben Stiller's dad on the big screen, or anywhere really, I hadn't yet discovered the joys of 'The King of Queens...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: The Forger (6/10) > Display all
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Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 8 months ago

Missing in Action II: The Beginning



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Directed by: Lance Hool
Written by: Steve Bing, Larry Levinson, Arthur Silver
Cast: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta
Studio: Cannon Films
Genre: Action
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Well if that title doesn't tell you all you need to know I don't know what will. Both of these films were filmed at the same time, back to back, but for some odd reason the powers that be decided to release the sequel first then this film as a sequel prequel. Why exactly I don't know as it makes no sense whatsoever, I don't think there were any issues so why muddle things is a mystery...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: DropDeadFred (5/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 8 months ago

Missing in Action



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Directed by: Joseph Zito
Written by: James Bruner
Cast: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf
Studio: Cannon Films
Genre: Action
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Chuck's first main franchise and one of his classic actioners. Only two years after the release of 'First Blood' you can see where this idea main have spawned from eh. In fact a script by James Cameron intended for the Rambo franchise was the inspiration for this very film so there. But since then this film itself has been copied many times, the ever popular one man army with a big gun...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: IwishIwasBond (7/10) , jessdecristo (10/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 8 months ago

Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold



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Directed by: Aaron Norris
Written by: Lee Reynolds
Cast: Chuck Norris, Billy Drago, John P. Ryan, Richard Jaeckel, Begonya Plaza
Studio: MGM
Genre: Action
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Or known as The Colombian Connection but that's way too cheesy for me, but cheese is the name of the game here folks. Yep 'McCoy' is back and ready to take down some major drug kingpin scum. Funny thing is yet again despite the film title there isn't actually much Delta Force action. Again it all happens right at the end for the big finale, there's even less Delta Force action than in the first film! maybe they should of left out the Delta Force 2 bit in the title...[more]...

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