Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith – Good but Flawed

Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith – Good but Flawed

“Henceforth you will be known as Darth Vader!” These dire words, addressed to a tormented Anakin Skywalker as he crosses the threshold to the much-mentioned Dark Side, mark the definitive moment of his Luciferian journey, which will come to an end with the man in a black, neo-Wehrmacht helmet-mask, with incipient emphysema and a walk that makes him look as if he has had concrete hip replacements. It supposedly forms the mythic heart of the…

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Star Wars Episode III Revenge OfThe Sith – A Perfect Long-Waited Entry, Or Is It?

Star Wars Episode III Revenge OfThe Sith – A Perfect Long-Waited Entry, Or Is It?

The Clone Wars are at last coming to an end but troubles are only just beginning for the Jedi order. The evil scheme of Palpatine/Sidious needs however a new apprentice and young Anakin Skywalker, troubled by nightmares of pain and loss, seems to fit the bill. In perhaps the most blatant instance of a Star Wars character plugging a plot hole, at one point in Return Of The Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi brushes aside the lies…

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1: Regains its pride with heart-stopping poise

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1: Regains its pride with heart-stopping poise

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1 (Spoiler-free guarantee!) The Walking Dead marks its returns on AMC October 22 with its 100th episode. We got an early peek at the season eight premiere episode, “Mercy,” and longtime fans of the famous zombie series hoping for the glory days of the show will definitely be very pleased with what they see. As teased from the trailers, this season will likely focus on its adaptation of the comic’s “All Out War” plot….

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere review: Thrilling, Intense and Unsettlingly Hopeful

The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere review: Thrilling, Intense and Unsettlingly Hopeful

To non-fans, it’s most likely inevitable to assume that after seven seasons and 99 episodes, The Walking Dead has outstayed its welcome since debuting back in 2010 – a notion probably matched by even the most dedicated fan following the last year’s slower-paced run. Concerns for season eight were, as a consequence, rather rife but cast them aside: the US series has returned with a taut, thrilling and disarmingly optimistic outing that will silence any questions surrounding…

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Goodfellas (1990) Review: A Scorses’s terrifyingly best work

Goodfellas (1990) Review: A Scorses’s terrifyingly best work

In tandem with a full Scorsese retrospective, this beloved meatball opera is served up once more. Let’s pour one out for Ray Liotta, the last man (barely) standing in Martin Scorsese’s roistering gangland firework display, Goodfellas. Looking over his impressive and colorful career within the film business, this iconic title rests a lofty if precarious peak. It’s akin to the moment where his twinkle eyed mafioso-in-waiting, Henry Hill, is ushered through to the bustling inner sanctum of an…

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Goodfellas (1990) – a hasty, threatening hightail through the death of the mob

Goodfellas (1990) – a hasty, threatening hightail through the death of the mob

Being a gangster was better than being president of the United States!” Is it less of a choice than ever? The rerelease of Martin Scorsese’s brash and brilliant mob masterpiece from 1990 – about the rise and fall of Irish-Italian criminal Henry Hill, from the 60s to the 80s – is a reminder of what his very best work looks like, and you can feel again the stunning impact of his A-team: Robert De Niro as Jimmy…

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Goodfellas 1990 is brutal yet amazing movie

Goodfellas 1990 is brutal yet amazing movie

The jarring opening scene of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas plunges the viewers smack into the deadly fast-track realm of the professional mobster. Henry Hill, a defiantly proud young mobster, is driving with James Conway and Tommy DeVito on a deserted upstate highway. Annoyed by a thumping sound, they pull over. The men stand facing the back of the car, their angry faces caught in the red glow of the backlights. The trunk is opened. Jammed inside…

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Goodfellas is an Oscar-worthy film

Goodfellas is an Oscar-worthy film

Based on the real story of Henry Hill, Goodfellas is Martin Scorsese’s “Should have won the Oscar” work of art. I mean, really, think about it- I know he was a sentimental favorite, but did he really deserve the Oscar for “The Aviator?” The answer is a resounding “No!” The same goes for his “Gangs of New York,” a sentimental favorite that was well crafted but surely not solid enough to actually earn the Best…

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GoodFellas – A Brilliant Movie Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s true story

GoodFellas – A Brilliant Movie Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s true story

By the time a key witness comes forward and puts a stop to all the crime in GoodFellas the relief is practically serene. It means no more horrifying murders, no more husbands cheating on their wives, no more double-crossings, no more red-eyed cocaine binges, and no more having to stir that tomato sauce. But GoodFellas also serves as a sign of the conclusion to one of Martin Scorsese’s most brutal but brilliant films, a wonderful,…

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Fantastic Beasts 2: Revealed the cast and story details

Fantastic Beasts 2: Revealed the cast and story details

Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Harry Potter spin-off is set months after the first movie in London and Paris Warner Bros. has sparked some hot and spicy new details for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is titled Fantastic Beasts 2 for the moment. Just like we thought, the studio has confirmed that Eddie Redmayne,  Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler — who play magical creatures’ keeper Newt Scamander, Auror Tina…

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – A movie review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – A movie review

“It all ends,” claims the poster slogan. A potentially horrific statement of the obvious still the Potter franchise could hardly have wrapped up on a better note. With one magical flourish of its wand, the saga has regains the substantial magic to the Potter legend – which had been beginning to sag and drift in recent films – inflicting us all with a booming final chapter, which seems far superior to CS Lewis’s The Last Battle or…

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