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Posted in Action Movie Review, Fantasy Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by xymarla


Since I was a little girl, I have loved going to the movies. That feeling of fluttery elation, of arriving to the theater in plenty of time to grab my favorite seat, guessing which trailers will precede the feature and mocking the ones that look awful, squeezing the forearm of my date in giddy anticipation and squealing under my breath, “It’s about to start!”—I wish I could bottle that feeling.  Working at a movie theater didn’t lessen my enthusiasm for movies. Becoming a film critic (of sorts!) hasn’t eroded my rapture at a cinematic outing. Hell, I met my husband at a movie theater, and anyone who knows us knows how poetic that really is. I am a girl who simply LOVES the movies, and on Friday evening at the IMAX theater in Houston, Texas, James Cameron reminded me why.

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2012: The Day The Earth Yawned

Posted in Action Movie Review, Contributor: Erin, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , on November 16, 2009 by erin

By guest blogger Erin


A few years ago, my friend Courtney and I had a little blog that was solely dedicated to watching crappy movies and then making fun of them.  Our motto was “We watch them so you don’t have to.”  Unfortunately, after only a year or two of this, we realized that we had to stop throwing away our hard-earned money on tickets to really crappy movies.  But this weekend, we decided to give it another go and sought out a film that we knew would make us thrill to the delights of a bloated budget, gasp as yet another CGI marvel flickered across the screen, and swoon at a generic romance that had no place occurring while the world was coming to an end.  Yes, we decided to watch 2012

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Public Enemies

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , on July 2, 2009 by xymarla

Check out my review of Public Enemies on!

public enemies by you.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , , on June 24, 2009 by xymarla

transformerscasablanca poster

Check out my article on about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wherein Michael Bay reimagines the classics. Props to my boy Matt for the awesome Casablanca poster.

Stuart Gordon Retrospective: Stuck

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Retrospective, Retrospective: Stuart Gordon with tags , , , on June 3, 2009 by xymarla

Woohoo! I saw a new(ish, 2007) Stuart Gordon movie and loved it! That man’s still got it. Not that I could or shall ever doubt him.

stuck poster by you.

Stuck is based on this absolutely awful true story of Texas woman Chante Jawan Mallard. Gordon clearly didn’t conceive of the film as straight-up horror so much as a horrific thriller, but like every Gordon filmStuck boasts a scene or seven of some major grue that you wish were not assaulting your eyeballs. It also boasts some majorly gruesome cornrows that you wish weren’t assaulting your eyeballs. 

deer in headlights by you.

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Terminator Salvation

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by xymarla

Terminator Salvation

You can read my review here!

Terminator Salvation: Bring on the Hotpocalypse!

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , on May 21, 2009 by xymarla


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