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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: "Captain America" (1990)

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You ever notice how when you grow up some things aren't as quite as you remember them being when you were a child? Some things are, for example I still love a lot of the cartoons I loved in the 80's when I was a kid. But some things just aren't. For another example, I loved the TV show Knight Rider when I was a kid. It had a talking car and everything. It was a great show. I even had an RC KITT car. Then, when I had grown up, I happened across Knight Rider on the Sci-Fi Channel after I had gotten out of the Army. The show changed.

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DVD BOX SET REVIEW: Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray

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Star Wars has finally been released on blu-ray, but before you buy it (if you haven't already), there are a few things you might like to know. First of all, I highly recommend the set. Let's just get that out of the way right now. The film's look magnificent, restored to such crystal clarity that one would be hard pressed to tell their age. Even the original film looks like it was made within the last decade, and not almost 35 years ago. If you're a fan of the saga, there's nothing like watching it in HD. That said, let's examine the set a bit more closely.

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DC UPDATE: The New 52: Week One (An Introduction)

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Yesterday marked the beginning of The New 52, the marketing tagline being given to the new line of DC Comics books. The actual beginning was last Wednesday with the release of Justice League #1, however the event truly began this week. Over the course of the month DC Comics will be revamping and relaunching 52 of its titles and our new DC Update feature will follow its progress every month.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Apollo 18

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OK, first of all I want to apologize for the lateness of this review. I didn't want to see this movie. I asked R3 if anyone else was interested in writing this months ago because I knew it was going to be terrible. I just don't buy the "found footage" crap, and frankly I'm getting pretty tired of it. It didn't work for Blair Witch, it didn't work for Paranormal Activity and it doesn't work for Apollo 18. This format doesn't work and it makes for boring filmmaking. Clerks being filmed in black and white works because it feels like watching footage from the store's security cameras. However, if Kevin Smith had gone for that and put the camera on the ceiling, it would have failed. Note to aspiring filmmakers: don't try to hide your film's low budget by doing something "clever" to explain why it looks like an amateur movie. Embrace your budget and your limited resources and make the best movie you can. Don't try and trick your audience like this. It'll make you look bad and lacking in creativity.

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