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Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Review

Not content to rehash or mimic past comic book adaptations and sequels, Captain America the Winter Solider is a flawlessly executed film that raises the bar on superhero movies higher than it has ever been by stepping out of the confines of its own genre. While struggling to find his place in the world, Steve [...]

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Veronica Mars Movie Review

A near perfect love letter to fans of the series, Veronica Mars is also a compelling enough story and mystery to stand on its own. On the cusp of landing a big lawyer job in New York at a prestigious firm, Veronica Mars (Kristin Bell) is drawn back home to Neptune, CA when ex-boyfriend Logan [...]

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Pompeii Movie Review

A poor man’s amalgamation of several other movies, Pomepeii is poorly written mess that feels almost entirely pointless. Writing a plot summary seems redundant because before you walk in you’ve seen this movie several times before but Pompeii tells the story of Milo the Celt (Kit Harington), a slave turned Gladiator, whose entire village was [...]

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RoboCop (2014) Movie Review

Even with  story problems, poorly executed effects, lack of a compelling villain and lackluster action, the worst sin committed by the remake of RoboCop is that is very, very boring. In the year 2028, Omnicorp has robot peace keeping drones deployed in strife ridden areas of the world but the one market they cannot crack [...]

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The Lego Movie Review

A multi-layered family comedy that works on several levels at once with some of the most consistently funny material I have ever seen wrapped in amazing animation, The Lego Movie is a solid hit out of the park. The Lego Movie tells the story of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), an unassuming construction worker who is [...]

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Escape Plan Movie Review

  Movies like this make me wish I was a hack film critic so I could make lots of turns of phrase and puns about how bad this movie is and relating it back to the title and plot but I am not a hack and therefore take the highroad. I wish this movie could [...]

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Don Jon Movie Review

  Written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon is a funny, irreverent and surprisingly deep and poignant film that looks at the nature of relationships and addiction and how often the two intertwine.  Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a fairly simple man with a simple set of priorities. He cares about his body, his family, his pad, [...]

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For a Good Time Call Movie Review

For a Good Time Call looks like a cookie cutter friendship movie with lots of sugary sweetness and learning but very quickly reveals itself to be quite a bit more…if not as much more as I would have liked. After going through one of the most awkward on-screen break ups ever, followed almost immediately by [...]

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Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review

At once sweet, earnest and brutally funny Safety Not Guaranteed is a terrific film that manages to deliver a mixture of heart, pathos and comedy without ever feeling too light or too heavy handed. Inspired by an ad that ran in a 1997 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine as a joke/filler for the magazine’s classifieds [...]

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Awesome Minecraft Mock Movie Trailer

The sheer power and talent of the amature movie scene is getting out of control; here is a group that put together a mock trailer for a Minecraft movie that looks absolutely fantastic; nice job guys:

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Peter Leon – Cinematic Genius

Okay, so here’s the deal.  Peter Leon is absolutely on FIRE, and I don’t mean with gonorrhea.  He is the bomb-diggity when it comes to filmmaking, and here is the trailer – hot off the presses – for his newest movie.  See if you recognize anyone in the trailer…look for the guy with the UNO [...]

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Holy Awesome, Batman! Sequel to The Dark Knight to be shot entirely in IMAX!?

News came out today via ign.com that the sequel to 2008′s absolutely amazing “The Dark Knight” may be shot from start to finish in the IMAX format. For those of you who remember (lay off the alcohol and it’ll come back to you) “The Dark Knight” was shot only partially for IMAX screens. The total [...]

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Toy Story 3 Mini Review

I just got back from Toy Story 3 in 3D and I have a few thoughts on the film that I’d like to share with the readers and get your feedback on this: This was about half as funny as Toy Story 2 – at least I found myself laughing about half as much during [...]

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Predators Movie Review

I’ve been looking forward to Predators for a long time. I love Predator and I love Robert Rodriguez. It should have been a match made in heaven but I can’t help but feel disappointed. There were a lot of good ideas and a lot of it was executed well but a few key flaws really [...]

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Review

Just to get this out of the way right up front, Eclipse is by far the best of the Twilight movies so far. Many of the annoying things of the past movies were fixed and it looked fabulous. That being said, the problem that even the best Twilight movie is always going to have, and [...]

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Knight and Day Review

The experience of watching Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz is sort of like eating cotton candy at the fair. It is tasty and you enjoy it but then it dissolves in your mouth and disappears. The movie is fun and light and dissolves right about the time you walk out of [...]

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The A-Team (2010) Review

Right off the bat, the A-Team is over the top, absurd, cheesy and ridiculous. It is also one of the most accurate adaptations ever and the most fun I have had at the movies all summer. Frankly if you think the movie is too unrealistic and cheesy then you were obviously not a fan of [...]

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John Goodman Could Play The Godfather

Was just looking through DListed and saw that John Goodman has lost like 150 lbs recently… and the first thing, for whatever reason, that dawned on me was: “Goodman could be The Godfather if they ever did a remake”. See what you think, here he is now: and here is Marlon Brando: That shit is [...]

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Bullying the Karate Kid or Really? REALLY?

In the last few years Hollywood has really gotten into remakes. They are all over the place. Not a day goes by that you won’t read about some movie or franchise getting remade or rebooted. It isn’t really hard to see why this is attractive to studios. You don’t have to come up with new [...]

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Review

When I was a kid just seeing the posters and cover boxes for the first two Nightmare on Elm Street movies was enough to scare the absolute crap out of me. My cousin rented both of them one Easter weekend and my mom let me watch them in the very misguided hope that if I [...]

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Free Giveaway: Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic

What is this ‘Giveaway’ Stuff? Here at Break it Down Blog we get things sent to us for review from time to time. After the review is over we need to clear off our shelves and we thought giving the items away to readers for just the cost of shipping would be a great way [...]

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Dante's Inferno: Animated Movie Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic is an excellent adaptation of the story behind the video game of the same name, but in the grand scheme of anime, feels like an average attempt. For a new IP from EA, putting all the money behind the game and the animated movie is [...]

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5/10 (for fans) 6.5/10 (for anyone else)] Set in 1991 the Ghostbusters game effectively serves as a de facto third movie This is a cannon installment in the series which will apparently be relevant to the actual third movie. Written by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis, the game finds the Ghostbusters thriving and happy [...]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Looks… Interesting

This is an extended 5-min trailer for the upcoming The Day the Earth Stood Still movie. The thing that interests me the most about these world-catastrophy type movies is either what happens to us, or how we get out of it. Movies like Independence Day solve that problem by throwing layers of absolute retardation ontop [...]

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