The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Astin.  It is the second installment in The Lord of the Rings series, the plot following Frodo and Sam continuing their journey towards Mordor to destroy the One Ring, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli who reunited with Gandalf to join the Battle of Helm’s Deep, and Merry and Pippin who join the Ents to help plan an attack on Isengard.…

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Review

  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Astin.  It is the first installment in The Lord of the Rings series, and follows hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) who comes into possession of the One Ring and joins a band of eight companions who form the Fellowship of the Ring to journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the only place where…

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The Matrix Reloaded Review

The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 science fiction, action film directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Gloria Foster. The film serves as a sequel to the 1999’s The Matrix and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy and is set six months after the events of the first film and follows Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus who learn that an army of Sentinels tunneling toward Zion and that the rogue program Agent Smith has returned. Positives: Great performances by the…

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Transformers Review

Transformers is a 2007 sci fi, action film directed by Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Anderson, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro, Jon Voight, Michael O’Neill, Kevin Dunn, and Charlie Adler. The film is the first installment in the Transformers film series and follows teenager Sam Witwicky who gets caught up in a war between two factions of alien robots, the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, vying for a powerful artifact known as the AllSpark.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 sci fi, action film directed by Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramon Rodriguez, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Glenn Morshower, Matthew Marsden, Rainn Wilson, Marc Evan Jackson, Peter Cullen, Mark Ryan, Reno Wilson, Jess Harnell, Robert Foxworth, Andre Sogliuzzo, Tom Kenny, Grey DeLisle, Tony Todd, Hugo Weaving, Charlie Adler, Eddie Griffin, Frank Welker, Isabel Lucas, Calvin Wimmer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael York, and Robin Atkin Downes. Serving as the second installment in…

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 sci fi, action film directed by Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. The film is the third installment in the Transformers film series and picks up three years after the previous film, with the Autobots, who along with the military discover a hidden alien technology that the Decepticons plan to use to enslave humanity in order to restore the planet Cybertron.

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The Matrix Review

The Matrix is a 1999 sci fi, action film directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.  The film is the first in The Matrix film trilogy and follows a computer programmer named Neo who learns the truth that his reality is a simulation created by sentient machines who use the human population as an energy source.  Upon learning this truth he becomes drawn into a rebellion against the machines. Positives: Great performances by a talented cast, both main and supporting. Well-written…

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Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 superhero film directed by Joe Johnston, based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci, the story following a sickly man from Brooklyn named Steve Rogers (Evans) who is transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort against the Red Skull (Weaving) and the organization Hydra.

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