The Dark Knight Rises

Batman has always been one of my favorite superheros, since he (along with Ironman) has to use other means of fighting than actual super powers. Batman uses training and technology, mostly, in his drive to ride Gotham of evil-doers. I was wondering how Nolan would wrap up his Batman trilogy, since The Dark Knight Rises was…
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Another Visit To The Abbey

I re-watched both seasons of Downton Abbey, and enjoyed it even more the second time around. What I find fascinating about the show is that everyone I’ve talked to that has watched it, likes it. I have not heard a single person say, “Oh yes, I watched it and couldn’t stand it.” I’m not saying there…
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I love history, and Abraham Lincoln is probably my favorite president. So I had very mixed feelings about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I found it jarring (both in the book and the movie) that the author, Seth Grahame-Smith referred to Lincoln as “Abe,” apparently not bothering to learn that Lincoln disliked that nickname. Using a nickname the person…
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Brave

I’m not always the biggest fan of Disney animations. Up to a point, it seems that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Most of them do have some charms to recommend them, but they tend to follow certain formulas pretty rigorously. I went to watch Brave hoping it would be a little different, and…
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MIB 3

The Men in Black movies have had quite a following since the first one came out in the 90s. It was a satisfying blend of humor, ingenuity, and action. The second movie was good, too. And now there’s a third. The ten-year gap between the second movie and the third might seem long, but I’m glad…
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