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Posts by Joe Martinez

‘Mama’ is  Nightmare Scary -Grab Bag Review

Mama freaked me the F. Murray Abraham out. I am not easily scared and I like horror movies pretty good but often am disappointed by the tropes. Usually I like something atmospheric and spooky more than ...

Clever New Meta ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Film Studies Poster

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‘Gangster Squad’: Generic Title, Generic Film- Grab Bag Review

Guns and punching, punching and guns. Vigilante justice, when cops take off their badges to take out the super crooks has been a popular Hollywood theme for a long time now. Director Ruben Fleischer fails to ...

‘The Hobbit’-An Unexpected Pleasure -Grab Bag Review

Yes, nerd brothers and sisters, it does sound ridiculous that Peter Jackson is stretching the slim classic The Hobbit novel into 3 extra long films. And yes, there is a lot of talk out there about how the ...

‘Anna Karenina’: An Adept Adaptation -Review

What a wonderful surprise to see an adaptation of classic literature that felt so fresh.Anna Karenina’s visual look straight out of a painting from The Hermitage but the film has more life than a painting as ...

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Blu Ray -One Day Amazon Deal

This is a great deal. Nuff said. ...

Grab Bag Review: ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ is Shitty Shit

I’m sorry to say The Man with the Iron Fists is as dull as a butterknife. I was looking forward to a stylish kung fu flick with some wacky/badass characters and some hard hitting hiphop beats. ...

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