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Here you will find all the collected reviews I’ve ever written for movies, television, comics, music and other forms of entertainment starting from 1989 up to the present.  I’ve actually penned close to 1000 of these reviews but many of them, especially those from my younger years, require much editing and polishing so I can’t guarantee they’ll ever be published although for the sake of history I might just end up posting them as is to remind myself how much my prose has changed over the years!

Also please note that I’ve changed my review ratings over the years but I’ve settled on the customary four star rating for the past decade for all reviews.  I realize most videogames are given a numeric score but I’ve decided that’s a bit too arbitrary to assign decimal points thus everything is now following the four star system.

Movie Reviews: #186

1911 (2011) – *1/2
10,000 BC (2008) – 1/2
21 (2008) – **
3 Days to Kill (2014) – *1/2
88 Minutes (2007) – *
A Chinese Ghost Story (2010) – **1/2
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – *
A Man Called Hero (1999) – **1/2
A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (2004) – ***
Abduction (2011) – *
Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2011) – ***
Alex Cross (2012) – *
Angels and Demons (2009) – *1/2
Assault Girls (2009) – *
Assembly, The (2007) – ***1/2
Australia (2008) – **1/2
Avengers, The (2012) – ***
Awake (2007) – *1/2
Babylon A.D. (2008) – *
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) – *
Battle Los Angeles (2011) – *1/2
Battleship (2012) – *
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – ***1/2
Beaver, The (2011) – **1/2
Beach Spike (2011) – ZERO
Body of Lies (2008) – **
Bride Wars (2009) – *
Broken Arrow (1996) – **
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) – **
Chinese Zodiac (2013) aka CZ12 – *1/2
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) – **
Contraband (2012) – **
Cowboys and Aliens (2011) – **
Cyborg She (Boku no kanojo wa saibôgu) (2008) – **
Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut, The (2009) – **
Dances With Wolves (1990) – ****
Dark Knight Rises, The (2012) – ***1/2
Darkest Hour, The (2011) – *
Day The Earth Stood Still, The (2008) – **
Detective Dee: Curse of the Phantom Flame (2010) – ***
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) – *1/2
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012) – **
Dragonball Evolution (2009) – *
Drive Angry 3D (2011) – *1/2
Eagle Eye (2008) – **
Ender’s Game (2013) – **1/2
Epic (2013) – *1/2
Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, The (2010) – **
Eiga: Kurosagi (Kurosagi Movie)(2008) – **
Final Fantasy The Spirits Within (2001) – ****
Fist of Legend (1994) – ***1/2
Flowers of War, The (2011) – **1/2
Four, The (2012) – *1/2
From Hell (2001) – **1/2
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011) – *1/2
Gegege No Kitaro (2007) – *1/2
Get Smart (2008) – ***
Ghost Town (2008) – ***
G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013) – *1/2
Grey, The (2012) – ***
Goodbye Mr.Cool (2001) – **1/2
Gran Torino (2008) – ****
Great Gatsby, The (2013) – **
Green Hornet, The (2011) – *
Green Lantern (2011) – **
Guillotines, The (2012) – *1/2
Hancock (2008) – *1/2
Heist (2001) – ***
Host, The (2013) – *
House Bunny, The (2008) – **1/2
House of Fury (2005) – **1/2
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) – *
Ichi (2008) – ***
In the Name of the King: A Sungeon Siege Tale (2007) – 1/2
In Time (2011) – **
I.O.U.S.A. (2008) – ***1/2
Isabella (2006) – ***
It’s A Boy/Girl Thing (2006) – **1/2
John Carter (2012) – **1/2
Jonah Hex (2010) – *
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) – * 1/2
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) – *1/2
K-Pax (2001) – ***1/2
Kate & Leopold (2001) – **
Killer Who Never Kills, The (2011) – *1/2
Knowing (2009) – *1/2
Lady Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square (2011) – ***
Last Airbender, The (2010) – ZERO
Last Stand, The (2013) – **
Legendary Assassin (2008) – *1/2
Legend is Born: IP Man, The (2010) – *1/2
Lego Movie, The (2014) – ***1/2
Les Miserables (2012) – **1/2
License to Kill (1989) – **1/2
Lincoln (2012) – ***
Little Mermaid, The (1989) – ****
Lucky Ones, The (2008) – ***1/2
Mamma Mia! (2008) – ***
Man of Tai Chi (2013) – **
Man With the Iron Fists, The (2012) – *
Max Payne (2008) – **
Message, The (2009) – ***1/2
Midnight in Paris (2011) – ***1/2
Ming Ming (2006) – *1/2
Mirror Mirror (2012) – **1/2
Mongol (2008) – **
Morning Glory (2010) – ***
Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor, The (2008) – **1/2
Musa (2001) – ***1/2
Musketeer, The (2001) – *1/2
Next Three Days, The (2011) – *1/2
Notebook, The (2004) – ***
Numbers Station, The (2013) – *
Oblivion (2013) – **
Ocean Heaven (2010) – ***
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – **
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – ****
Oneechanbara: The Movie (2008) – **
Painted Skin, The (2008) – **
Passchendaele (2008) – **
Paycheck (2003) – **
Phantom (2013) – *1/2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – **
Pompeii (2014) – **
Priest (2011) – *
Promise, The (2005) – **
Quantum of Solace (2008) – **
Red Riding Hood (2011) – *
Red Tails (2012) – *1/2
Replacement Killers Extended Cut, The (1998) – **1/2
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) – **1/2
Robogeisha (2009) – *1/2
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan (Samurai X) (2012) – ***1/2
Scorpion King 2: Rise of A Warrior (2008) – ZERO
Secret (2007) – ***
Shenmue The Movie (2001) – *1/2
Shipping News, The (2001) – *1/2
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – ****
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (2005) – ***
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The (2008) – **1/2
Skyfall (2012) – ****
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – ****
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011) – *1/2
Sorcerer and the White Snake, The (2011) – **
Source Code, The (2011) – ***
Space Battleship Yamato (2010) – ***
Speed Angels (2011) – *1/2
Speed Racer (2008) – *1/2
Star Trek (2009) – ***1/2
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – ***
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) – *1/2
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) – *
Sucker Punch (2011) – **
Swing Vote (2008) – **1/2
Swordfish (2001) – **
Taichi Hero (2012) – *1/2
Taichi Zero (2012) – *1/2
Taken (2008) – **1/2
Taken 2 (2012) – *
Tales of Despereaux (2008)- ***
Tangled (2010) – ***1/2
Thermae Romae (2012) – **
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008) – **
Three Musketeers, The (2011) – *1/2
Tinker Bell (2008) – ***
Tokyo Boy (Tokyo Shonen) (2008) – ***
Training Day (2001) – **1/2
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – **
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) – *1/2
Treasure Hunter, The (2009) – ZERO
True Grit (2010) – ***1/2
Twilight Samurai (2002) – ***1/2
Usher OMG Tour Live in London (2011) – **1/2
Vantage Point (2008) – *1/2
Veronica Mars Movie (2014) – **1/2
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) – **
Viral Factor, The (2012) – **
W (2008) – ***
Wanted (2008) – **1/2
War, Inc. (2008) – *
White Vengeance (2011) – ***
White House Down (2013) – *
Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, The (2011) – ***
World is Not Enough, The (1999) – *1/2
World War Z (2013) – **1/2
X-Men First Class (2011) – ***

TV Reviews: #23

Atashinchi no Danshi (2009) – *1/2
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) – **
Bloody Monday (2008) – ZERO
Chance! (2009) – **1/2
Code Blue (2008) – **
Gal Gircle (2006) – **1/2
Game of Thrones Season One (2011) – ****
Game of Thrones Season Two (2012) – ***1/2
Gossip Girl Season 1 (2007) – **1/2
Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover) (2008) – *
Hanazakari No Kimitachi E (2007) – ***
Heroes Season 2 (2007) – *1/2
Hotaru no Hikari (Glow of Fireflies) (2007) – **1/2
Innocent Love (2008) – **
Kurosagi (The Black Swindler) (2006) – **1/2
Lost Season 4 (2008) – ***1/2
Mr.Brain (2009)- **
Perception Season 1 (2012)**1/2
Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love) (2007) – **1/2
Star Trek The Next Generation: The Next Level (2012) – ***
Taiyou No Uta (2006) – *1/2
Tokyo Daikushu (2008) – ***
Virtuality (2009) – **

Anime Reviews: #3

Blood-C (2011) – *
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2012) – **1/2
On Your Mark (1995) – ***

Videogame Reviews: #84

iPad: A Vampire Romance Paris Stories (2011) – *
iPad: A Girl in The City Extended – *1/2
iPad: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp HD Extended (2011) – **1/2
iPad: Alice in Wonderland HD Extended (2011) – *1/2
iPad: Atlantis: Mysteries of the Ancient Inventors HD (2011)  – *
iPad: Awakening: The Dreamless Castle HD (2011) – ***
iPad: Criminal Investigation Agents – Petrodollars HD (2012) – *
iPad: Deadly Association HD (2012) – **1/2
iPad: Death Rally (2011) – ***1/2
iPad: Dr.Jekyl & Mr.Hyde – The Strange Case Extended Edition (2011) – **
iPad: Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret (2011) – **1/2
iPad: Haunted Manor Lord of Mirrors HD (2011) – ***
iPad: Imaginary Range HD (2011) – **
iPad: Love Story Letters From The Past (2013) – **
iPad: Mystery Agency: A Vampire’s Kiss (2011) – *
iPad: Mystery Agency: Secrets of the Orient (2011) – *1/2
iPad: Mystery Agency: Visions of Time HD (2011) – *
iPad: Mystery Cruise (2012) – *1/2
iPad: Nightmare Adventures Witch’s Prison (2011) – ***1/2
iPad: Rangy Il’s Wild West Adventure (2010) – 1/2
iPad: Route 66 (2010) – 1/2
iPad: Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds HD (2011) – ***
iPad: Stolen Beauty HD: Fashion Mystery – *1/2
iPad: Time Mysteries Inheritance (2011) – **
iPhone: Bad Girl Dirty Dance (2010) – 1/2
iPhone: Chocolate Shop Frenzy (2008) – ***
iPhone: CSI Miami (2008) – *1/2
iPhone: Customs (2011) – *
iPhone: Disney’s Fairies Fly (2008) – **
iPhone: Dojobreaker (2011) – **1/2
iPhone: Everest Hidden Expedition (2008) – **1/2
iPhone: Koi Pond (2008) – ***
iPhone: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Be The Master (2011) – **1/2
iPhone: Sally’s Salon (2008) – ***
iPhone: Scarlett and the Spark of Life Episode One (2011) – ***
iPhone: Skyline Test Your Knowledge (2011) – ZERO
iPhone: Stone of Destiny (2008) – **
iPhone: Star Trek (2009) – **1/2
iPhone: Star Wars The Force Unleashed (2008) – **
PS3: Playstation Home Beta (2008)
PS3: The Last of Us (2013) – ****
PS3: The Last of US: Left Behind (2014) – ***1/2
PS4: Contrast (2013) – **
PS4: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (2014) – ***1/2
PSP/Vita – Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (2012) – ***
Wii: Tangled (2010) – **1/2
WP7: Butterfly (2011) – *1/2
WP7: Fruit Ninja (2011) – ***
WP7: Harbor Master (2011) – ***
WP7: James Patterson’s Woman’s Mystery Club Death in Scarlett (2010) – *1/2
WP7: Star Wars Cantina (2011) – **1/2
WP7: Twin Blades The Reaping Vanguard (2011) – ***
Xbox Live Arcade: A Kingdom for Keflings (2008) – ***
Xbox 360: Alice Madness Returns (2011) – ***1/2
Xbox 360: Blades of Time (2012) – **
Xbox 360: Blood Knights (2013) – *
Xbox 360: Earth Defense Force 2017 (2007) – ***1/2
Xbox 360: Gatling Gears (2011) – ***1/2
Xbox 360: Mass Effect (2007) – ****
Xbox 360: Mass Effect 3 (2012) – ****
Xbox 360: Mass Effect 3 Extended Ending Cut (2012)
Xbox 360: Mass Effect 3 Leviathan (2012) – ***
Xbox 360: Mass Effect 3 Omega Single Player DLC (2012) – **
Xbox 360: NXE: New Xbox Experience (2008)
Xbox 360: Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad (2009) – **
Xbox 360: Prince of Persia (2008) – ***1/2
Xbox 360: Remember Me (2013) – **1/2
Xbox 360: Rise of the Argonauts (2008) – **1/2
Xbox 360: Star Ocean: The Last Hope (2009) – ***
Xbox 360: Star Trek the Video Game (2013) – *1/2
Xbox 360: The First Templar (2011) – **1/2
Xbox 360: X-Blades (2009) – **1/2
Xbox: Bloodwake (2001) – 7.0
Xbox: Crimson Sea (2002) – 8.4
Xbox One: Crimson Dragon (2013) – **
Xbox One: Dead Rising 3 Chaos Rising (2014) – *1/2
Xbox One: Dead Rising 3 Fallen Angel – *1/2
Xbox One: Dead Rising 3 Operation Broken Eagle – *1/2
Xbox One: Halo: Spartan Assault (2013) – **
Xbox One: LEGO Movie Videogame, The (2014) – **1/2
Xbox One: Lococycle (2013) – *1/2
Xbox One: Ryse: Son of Some (2013) – **1/2
Xbox One: Thief (2014) – **
Xbox One: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2014) – ***1/2

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