Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘batman

The Lego Batman Movie

February 26, 2017

Lego Batman is a much more juvenile outing than The Lego Movie of three years ago. The Lego Movie worked on a thematic level that was surprising, but don’t expect this Batman spin-ff to be in the same ballpark. Nonetheless, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. There was enough here that kept my interest, though […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

March 26, 2016

Smug and self-important would be my short, three-word summary of Batman vs Superman. Just like 2013’s Man of Steel, this movie had promise, but simply did not deliver. From the desaturated colour palate to the pretentious dialogue, this movie took its self way, way too seriously. Right off the bat (pun not intended), Zach Snyder […]

My Top 100 Movies – Part 1: #100 – #91

July 11, 2014

Introduction to the list And so I’ve decided to tackle the great white whale and try to come up with the list of my 100 favourite movies.  This was not easy, but I decided to try anyway. Please note that these are my favourite films, and as such some choices will be based on a […]

The Dark Knight Rises

August 2, 2012

Let me begin my review by saying that I though this was a really good movie and I did enjoy it a lot. However, my review is going to sound negative. Why is this? Its quite simple: the expectations game. While this was a good movie, I was expecting a great movie, considering the quality […]

Director Talk: Christopher Nolan

March 21, 2012

Alright, PG Cooper, Fogs and I have  partaken in yet another director talk. This edition: famed Batman reviver Christopher Nolan! With perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year, The Dark Knight Rises, set to be released this summer, Nolan’s name may be getting tossed around more than usual.  We’ve decided to discuss both his […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

October 2, 2011

5. The Avengers The Avengers has become more of a spectacle than a film. But that’s okay, I’m willing to take part in the spectacle. This movie has been hyped up since Iron Man in 2008 so I highly doubt that it will meet those expectations. Still, having that many superheroes in one movie together […]

The Ten Best Movie Sequels

August 19, 2011

10. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Star Trek is one of the most legendary television shows of all time, so there were a lot of expectations when the franchise decided to take its adventures to the big screen. Unfortunately, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a huge disappointment and did not have […]

The Blu-ray Files #007

August 9, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – One of my favourite films of last decade looks great in high definition.  The colours are vivid, whether its the lush greens of the spectacular treetop fight, the orange earth tones of the desert flashback, or the excellent black levels of the night scenes.  One thing I did notice is […]

The Blu-ray Files #003

July 13, 2011

Batman Begins (Steelbook) – The new HD quality of the long-desired “proper” Batman movie is good, but leaves a little something to be desired.  The images tend to seem soft, not quite as sharp as they could be.  Wide shots, like those of The Narrows and of the training mountain, look great though.  Skin tones […]

The Ten Most Interesting Superheroes

June 19, 2011

10. The Hulk At first glance, Hulk may seem like a simple green beast who likes to smash things. But at Hulk’s best, he’s a complex character with some serious issues. Bruce Banner is constantly struggling for control over his rage-filled alter ego. Banner’s struggle has led The Hulk through some tough journeys on the […]

The Ten Best Saturday Morning Cartoons

March 30, 2010

10. Schoolhouse Rock! When watchdog groups began to criticize the networks for their “bad message” cartoons, a movement was set in place to make cartoons educational. The most notable of these efforts was ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock which tried to teach kids about all sorts of things through musicals numbers, including math, grammar and of course […]

The Dark Knight

October 30, 2009

The Dark Knight; the biggest movie of recent years. It was well worth the wait and well worth living through all the crazy hype.  It was fantastic. Nolan took what worked with Batman Betgins (which was pretty much everything) and added new layers, creating a solid, brilliant piece of work.  Ledger steals the show of […]