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Movie Review: The Avengers

Posted by Stephen Solomon on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : Movie Reviews 
The Avengers

It seemed like the release day was forever "right around the corner", but would seemingly take an eternity to actually arrive. Thankfully, the eternal wait was brought to an end. Was is worth the wait? Indeed, it was.

I found the film to be excellent.

All of the problems were what I expected them to be. Chris Evans as Captain America and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury were just as bad as I envisioned that would be. Robert Downey Jr. once again stole the show as Tony Stark--expecte...

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Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Posted by Stephen Solomon on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Movie Reviews 
Captain America: The First Avenger

After years of waiting, the star-spangled war hero finally got his own big-screen epic. Without a doubt, the usage of the word "epic" to describe this film is being extremely generous. I would love to be able to wholeheartedly call this film an "epic", but terms such as: fatuous, dull, bland and goofy are what honestly describe the movie.

Let's start with the films positive attributes. The cast was solid. Chris Evans as Captain America was not a complete disa...

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Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Posted by Stephen Solomon on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Movie Reviews 
X-Men: First Class

It should be said right at the beginning that this is a comic book movie that should be viewed and appreciated at face value, and not compared to any other X-Men movie or X-Men comics. All of the characters are very different than they are in the original comic lore. Essentially what the movie creators did was take the basic character elements (powers and basic persona), and started from scratch on everything else. The only character that was somewhat true to the established...
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