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Devil’s Playground: 2011 Top 10

Welcome to my first weekly column. You may know me from being the goofy one on many of the fine Devil’s Advocates podcasts featured on this very site. Here I will talk about movies; you like ’em, I like ’em, they sometimes like us? (I don’t know where I was going with that.) Basically, this column is a way for us to get outside the normal site format of just reviewing movies. We’ll talk about what makes ’em tick, weird trends and habits, all kinds of fun stuff.  Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Advocacy: X-Men: First Class

Set to tell the tale of the early days of how the X-Men came to be is the prequel of sorts to the previous X films is X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn directs this film to show the origins of the two main leaders of the warring factions in the mutant community Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.

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X-Men: First Class

Set to tell the tale of the early days of how the X-Men came to be is the prequel of sorts to the previous X films is X-Men: First Class.  Matthew Vaughn directs this film to show the origins of the two main leaders of the warring factions in the mutant community Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.

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A Mad as Hell Op-Ed Piece: 3D Post Productions: The New Hollywood Remake?

With the growing popularity of streaming media and services like Netflix and Redbox it is well known that Hollywood is trying anything and everything it can to get people in seats. It’s an odd time for the film industry and studios have decided that it’s not shy about showing that it only cares about one thing, money. These days it’s all about ticket sales, with the endless stream of sequels and remakes it’s apparent that if a franchise made at least a small amount of money in the past, you bet they’ll revive it. This year we have reboots of both the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises being released, both of which are less than 5 years old.  Last year we learned that director James Cameron is working on a post processed conversion of his 1997 release Titanic. Now the Hollywood Reporter reports that a post converted 3D version of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace will be released to theaters on February 10th, 2012, the next film in the series being released the year after. Read the rest of this entry

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Devil’s Advocate Review)

I was on the fence before seeing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and continue to straddle said fence days later.  Since I fall under the so-so, “not the worst movie I’ve seen, but not the best either” category and my partner for this week was “pro-Wolverine”, I will have to argue against.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

While it isn’t the pure essence of comic book culture lure, X- Men Origins: Wolverine is certainly a movie that would please most of the garden-variety movie audiences. Whether it’s the avid comic book fan, or a fan that’s entirely new to the genre itself, everyone would get a sense of enjoyment watching this film.

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