X-Men: The Animated Series Review

X-Men: The Animated Series is a 1992 superhero action animated television series developed by Eric Lewald, Sidney Iwanter, and Mark Edens, starring Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alyson Court, Catherine Disher, and Cedric Smith.  Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the series follows Professor Charles Xavier and his band of courageous mutants strike back against corrupt and bigoted government agencies as well as mutant extremist Magneto. Positives: Good animation Great voice performances Great characters Great music Compelling storylines Awesome…

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Batman: The Animated Series Review

Batman: The Animated Series is a 1992 superhero animated television series created by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, starring  Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin.  Based on the DC Comics superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the series follows the Dark Knight who battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. Positives: Memorable characters Dark neo-noir theme Great voice performances Music is well-done Great animation Touches on important themes Thumbs up to the writing…

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Alien 3 Review

Alien 3 is a 1992 science fiction thriller horror film directed by David Fincher, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, and Brian Glover.  Serving as the third installment in the Alien series, the film follows Ripley (Weaver) who crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of grisly deaths occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along a xenomorph. Positives: Good performances Great practical of xenomorph creature Great use of gore Great suspense Negatives: Poor CGI Tons of plot holes Poor characters…

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Earth Hive (Aliens #1) Review

Earth Hive (Aliens #1) is a 1992 science fiction horror written by Steve Perry and published by Bantam Books.  Set as the first book in the Aliens book series, the story follows a Colonial Marine Wilks and Billie,, survivors of an alien infestation on colony planet Rim, who are sent on a mission to the aliens’ homeworld . Positives: Wilks and Billie are great leads Good story Great writing Great cliffhanger Negatives: Lacking exposition on the aliens Synopsis:  Set after the events of Alien 3, the story follows a Colonial Marine…

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10 Things the Movie Ax ‘Em Taught Me

This is one of those low budget movies that was obviously shot by amateurs and probably shouldn’t have seen the light of day.  However, despite how bad the movie is there is something to learn from it.  1. Don’t bring so many characters into the fray Almost all of the characters have little to no depth to them.  Some of the characters do have their distinguishing features that make them standout but not enough to either care nor be interested.  There are so many characters introduced and never addressed again…

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