Author: Cam Smith

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Movie Review: The Avengers

“Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer.”                               -Aunt May, Spider-Man 2 That wonderfully […]

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Revisiting the Titanic

James Cameron’s Titanic is a glorious feat of epic-scale blockbuster engineering. Revisiting the sweeping, tragic tale of the unsinkable ocean liner nearly 15 years after it dominated theatres for a record 15 weeks, tallied up 11 Oscars and sparked an adoring inferno of Leo-Mania, it’s impossible not be impressed by the brilliance […]

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Movie Review: Wrath of the Titans

If ever there was a franchise built on a heaping, Olympus-high mountain of wasted potential, it’s Warner Bros.’s Titans series. 2009’sClash of the Titans, a remake of Desmond Davis’s 1981 cult hit, stuffed a monumental cast of thunderous mythological heavy-hitters into a stolid, directionless hack ‘n slash bore-a-thon that struck with all […]

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a good story in desperate need of a workable screenplay.  An adaptation of the juggernaut young adult publishing phenomenon by Suzanne Collins, it’s yet another troubling entry in an increasingly long line of book-to-film translations – including Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the Twilight sequels –  that forsake narrative coherence, […]

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Movie review: John Carter

  Ever since Pirates of the Caribbean unexpectedly morphed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut Walt Disney Pictures has been on a tear to unearth a new live-action tentpole franchise capable of attracting young males to the multiplex by the horde. So far, this questionable business objective has motivated the company to foolishly squander bordering-on-obscene […]