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Review: Man of Steel

Man-of-Steel-Poster“Man of Steel” is like Superman taking a punch from a human; you feel nothing.

The film kicks off just as Krypton’s unstable core is about to decimate the planet. In an effort to ensure his race carries on, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) pops his newborn baby boy into a pod and ships him off to Earth. The pod lands in Kansas, right in the Kent’s backyard, and while Jonathan and Martha (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) raise the boy as their own, they’ve also always known he’s not from here. In order to keep his origin a secret, Clark goes through school as an outcast, constantly getting picked on but unable to unleash his unearthly strength to fight back.

Now a 33-year-old man, Clark (Henry Cavill) moves from place to place, trying to keep a low profile. Trouble is, when he sees someone in trouble, he just can’t help himself. Finally Clark seizes an opportunity to learn about his real parents and home planet, but accessing that information also unleashes an unspeakable evil upon Earth, one that only he can stop.

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Review: Pandorum

PandorumPosterWow, a movie starring Ben Foster in which Foster isn’t the freakiest thing in the movie! Even when he’s not a deranged lunatic like in 30 Days of Night or a lethal wacko like in Hostage, Foster is riveting on screen. Even his co-star Dennis Quaid performs well when out of his comfort zone. He doesn’t say things like “When all else fails, we don’t” like in G.I. Joe or “Mr. Vice President, if we don’t act now it’s going to be too late” like in The Day After Tomorrow. His character has depth, emotion and is extremely unnerving. You know what else is unnerving about Pandorum? It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.

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