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Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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I know this review comes a little late as Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for several weeks now, but you know how life goes, and I’ve only just seen it.

When I first saw the trailer, I thought this was going to be cheap attempt at using another Marvel comic for (strictly) commercial gain. But after repeatedly hearing about how great the movie was I had to check it out. I set my worries aside and jumped in, and holy hell am I glad I did!

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: A great sequel!

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This is one of those rare cases, where the sequel is just as good, if not better than the original film. I loved The Amazing Spiderman 2. I thought it kept with the girtty superhero theme nicely while keeping Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) character personality intact. Spider-Man is supposed to be this funny, punny, witty superhero, and he’s got that in spades.

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Movie Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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This weekend Marvel brings us Captain America: Winter Soldier, the latest in what is sure to be apart of the largest money-making franchise ever.

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300: Rise of an Empire – Review

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During my St Paddy’s Day celebration over the weekend, I saw 300: Rise of an Empire over the weekend.  I must admit, after the original 300 came out, I immediately went out and bought several books on the Battle of Thermopylae and Sparta in general.  Then of course I promptly skimmed through them and never looked at them again, such is the life of an impulse-book buy.

Having seen and enjoyed 300 many times, I was happy to see the storyline continued, however while I enjoyed watching 300: Rise of an Empire there were several things that greatly lessened the experience for me.

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Movie Review: The Monuments Men

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I’ve been really excited for The Monuments Men ever since I saw the first trailer back in December, and I’m happy to say I wasn’t let down. Some movies you watch because the storyline is intriguing, others because you really like the actors that are in it. For me, even if I wasn’t into war films there are so many great actors I couldn’t NOT watch it. I think you can call The Monuments Men the love child of George Clooney, as he wrote, directed, and stared in it. And of course, where there’s George Clooney, Matt Damon is soon to follow. Then with John Goodman, Bill Murray,Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban backing up Clooney and Damon, I was sold at first sight.

The premise of the movie is during World War II, Clooney convinces the President that art and the accomplishments of man is worth protecting. They must save millions of pieces of master works of art before the Nazis destroy it all.

The Monuments Men wasn’t a fantastic or very profound film, but I really enjoyed watching it nonetheless. I think the story was told really well, and there are some deeply touching moments that remind you of the realities of war, and I think are worth the price of admission alone. With a cast like Clooney had, there is really no way to go wrong, and I think they all took the movie very seriously. I highly recommend watching it in theaters, in fact, I just might go watch it again.

If you’re still on the fence, watch the trailer below.