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Kong: Skull Island (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Welcome to Skull Island

As a monster flick, “Kong: Skull Island”, another remake of the 1933 classic film “King Kong”, works to some degrees. Besides its gigantic titular monster, it serves us with various big creatures to watch, and it also shows some sense … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheesy but terrifying

Even though it has been mostly stuck in the realm of B-monster movies for many decades since its first appearance in 1954, Godzilla has been quite an iconic monster figure to many of us. Although I have not watched any … Continue reading

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Jurassic World (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Dinosaurs are back again…..

Understandably lacking the awe and wonder of “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Jurassic World” is a well-made blockbuster ride with many dinosaurs to watch. While the advance of digital special effects during last 22 years makes the dinosaurs roaming on the screen … Continue reading

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The Boxtrolls (2014) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : A boy and little boxes below the city

 “The Boxtrolls” is a charming stop-motion animation film which fascinates adult audiences with its technical efforts while exciting young audiences through the resulting wonder on the screen. While its story is a familiar fable of good and evil, its offbeat … Continue reading

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The Babadook (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Be careful of what you read

 “The Babadook” is a horror movie about something wicked lurking around somewhere, and it is quite an effective one. Slowly building up the sense of dread around its ominous background, the movie works as the harrowing drama of a strained … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Here comes more dragons

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” is a sequel with more story, more characters, and more dragons which will certainly satisfy its young target audiences. Although its exhilarating charm is occasionally weighted down by the more serious aspect of its … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : It roars in its lumbering steps

 Gareth Edwards’ much-anticipated film “Godzilla” is a big monster flick wearing a big gray suit of disaster movie, and that combination feels awkward at times in spite of its several inspired moments to be watched. The movie intends to focus … Continue reading

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Monster University (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : When Mike met Sulley

  “Monsters, Inc.”(2001) was not one of the better animation films from Pixar Animation Studios, but it was an enjoyable one despite its weaknesses, and I had a nice personal memory about it. It was late December in 2001, and, … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Jaegers Vs. Kaijus

 “Pacific Rim” is big, loud, and, above all, exciting and interesting. There are lots of crashes and bangs as those huge CGI creatures clashing with each other on the big screen, but this is not one of those bland, bloated … Continue reading

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A Werewolf Boy (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A Girl and her pet werewolf

South Korean movie “A Werewolf Boy” is an old-fashioned romance story featuring a young girl and her loyal werewolf boy. I know many of you are already thinking about those CGI wolves in Twilight movies, but, luckily for us, the … Continue reading

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