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Jack Reacher: Movie Review

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




The movie Jack Reacher is based on a book by Lee Child called One Shot, which is a part of his suspense/mystery series staring former military police officer Jack Reacher.

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Skyfall: Movie Review

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

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by Roy Runnels


Four years after Quantum of Solace, Bond is finally back and Daniel Craig once again nails the role. Casino Royale looked like it would be the strongest of the new Bond movies, but Skyfall manages to rip away that title rather easily. Skyfall not only improves upon the new Bond movies in just about every single way, but it also brings back familiar traits from some of the older movies. Expect to see a gadget or two (along with the return of Q) and one incredibly memorable villain, something the previous two movies lacked.

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Dredd 3D: Movie Review

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

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by Roy Runnels


Dredd, a remake of the 1995 film Judge Dredd, is a unique take on a post apocalyptic world. Rather than focusing on survival, it skips to society establishing Mega-Cities, leaving chunks of the planet uninhabitable. It doesn’t waste any time explaining what got us to this point, and it isn’t really needed. The movie is instead about the new justice system and the Judges, law enforcers given the power to make judgments on anyone who breaks the law.

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Hit and Run: Movie Review

IN THE September 17 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Dax Shepard (Parenthood) and Kristin Bell star in this sort of indie flick that got a pretty wide release and has some of the best star cameos I have seen in years. A former getaway driver for a gang that used to rob banks leaves the Witness Protection program to help his girlfriend get a new job in LA, while avoiding the former gang he helped put away.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



When I heard that the wonderful Amber Benson of Buffy fame was going to be in a new movie I made it my quest to get to see it. Well not only did I get to preview this interesting Indie action film, but I got the chance to interview Ward Roberts who wrote and directed it, and I got a chance to again interview Amber! So I hope you enjoy both interviews, watch the new trailer, & check out the film when it is released next month.

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The Expendables 2: Movie Review

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


The Expendables return to fulfill your action star nostalgia quota for the month. After a successful first film, Sylvester Stallone returns with a star-studded cast that includes: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. That is a lot of star and a lot of testosterone. OK I am not going to bore you with the plot because really does the plot matter when you have some of the most prolific action stars since the since the eighties. It delivers with the action, over the top kill sequences and the stars look pretty good doing it.

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The Bourne Legacy: Movie Review

IN THE August 20 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


The Bourne Legacy is the fourth entry into the Bourne film series starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz and aiming to continue the series without the titular Jason Bourne played by Matt Damon in the last three movies. I didn’t envy the makers of this film because they had to come up with a story that was compelling enough to tell without Matt Damon in the lead role, after a successful trilogy. That said, you didn’t have to watch the first three movies in the series because the first half of this movie, basically gives you the gist of what happened.

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The Avengers: Movie Review

IN THE May 7 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Wow just wow. Those were the first words that I could utter after watching the midnight premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon. After two and a half hours of just being blown away with constant amazing scenes I was literally spent. The amount of comic book fanboy moments in this film was insane and they were all so amazingly well done.

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by Joyce Brandon


I was slightly uncomfortable to admit to everyone I had read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The idea that I was reading a “young adult” book shook my pride just a little but I soon overcame that insecurity when adult after adult told me how much they enjoyed the book. Yes, it is written for young adults and is; therefore, an easy read, but that doesn’t detract from the story. The plot is creative and the story hooked me right from the beginning.

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In Time: Movie Review

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’re looking for a fun sci-fi action flick to go see I would recommend In Time starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, which just opened this weekend.
In Time is set in a world where the currency is time. You only age to 25 and then you have one year on your time clock. Unless you can earn, steal or borrow more time you die when your clock runs out.

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Real Steel: Movie Review

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




If you’re looking for an action film you can take your family to, Real Steel may be the perfect choice. The fighting is mostly between robots, but it’s more like a life size video game than like the sentient robots fighting it out in Transformers.

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Killer Elite: Movie Review

IN THE October 3 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




Killer Elite is an action thriller based on a true story. Danny (Jason Statham) is a hired killer who decides it is time to get out of the business because he is tired of killing. He moves to Australia and is trying to build a normal life, when the life of his best friend and mentor Hunter (Robert De Niro) is threatened, forcing him back into the game.

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Hanna: Movie Review

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra



Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, is a revenge film that surprisingly has many layers to it, mostly because of the superb acting from Saoirse as Hanna and the object of her revenge, Cate Blanchet’s CIA Agent Marissa Wiegler. The film also benefits from an awesome electronic score that sets the mood for the action when it ramps up, or when the film slows down its pace. The directing also gives the film a unique atmosphere that just draws you in sometimes, making the film fast paced when it needs to be and slows it down when it has to.

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Cowboys and Aliens: Movie Review

IN THE August 2 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra



I wanted to watch this movie because it was Indiana Jones and James Bond kicking alien ass in the Wild West. And the movie delivered on that. But in all seriousness I’m glad that the actors were able to go beyond their already established iconic roles to play the characters in this movie.

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