Hemlock Grove Review

Hemlock Grove is a 2013 Netflix supernatural horror thriller television series created by Brian McGreevy, starring Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron and Penelope Mitchell.  Based on the novel of the same name, the show examines the strange happenings in the fictional town of Hemlock Grove and the relationship between Roman Godfrey (Skarsgard), heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town’s newcomer, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Positives: Great performances Good, complex story Good use of CGI Good use of practical effects Good use of make-up Great characters Good score Negatives:…

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X-Men: The Last Stand Review

 X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film directed by Brett Ratner, starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romjin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart, and Dania Ramirez.  Serving as the sequel to 2003’s X2: X-Men United and the third installment in the X-Men film series, the plot revolves around a “mutant cure” that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the resurrection of Jean Grey. Positives: Good performances Good use of CGI, make up,…

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The Wolverine Review

The Wolverine is a 2013 superhero film directed by James Mangold (Logan), starring Hugh Jackman (Logan), Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen (Taken 3), Will Yun Lee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova.  The film follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance, stripped of his healing factor, he battles a deadly samurai while struggling with guilt. Positives: Interesting characters Good performances Interesting story Good visuals Negatives: Lackluster characters Lackluster performance Lackluster script Serious lack of mutants Plot: The Wolverine has…

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