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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

If nothing else, Jon Favreau’s new film Cowboys & Aliens makes good on what its title promises – there are plenty of both cowboys and aliens. Yet the film winds up a disappointment thanks to some uneven characterizations coupled with a confused, thinly-plotted narrative.

In the intriguing opening scene, we meet an enigmatic man played by Daniel Craig. He wakes up somewhere in the middle of the Old West with no memory, a stomach wound, a photograph, and a strange metal bracelet on his wrist. Our mysterious man makes his way to the nearest town, where he meets an equally mysterious woman, played by Olivia Wilde, who seems to know something about him.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is a flawed film, but ultimately it succeeds thanks largely to the charisma and likeability of its two stars, Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.

Evans plays Steve Rogers, a scrawny wannabe soldier who tries to join the army not because he wants to kill Nazis, but because he doesn’t like bullies. The opening of the film establishes Rogers well, as we see him repeatedly attempting to pass physical examinations under various names. Finally, he gains the attention of German-American scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci, making the most out of small role as usual), who just so happens to be working on a project that will attempt to create genetically modified supersoldiers.

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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #12

On this week’s show, we look at some of the character designs for The Hobbit, Matthew reviews Deathly Hallows Part Two and looks back on the Harry Potter franchise as a whole, and Mike checks out some recent DVD releases: Insidious, The Lincoln Lawyer, Limitless, and Rango.

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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #11

On this week’s show we search for some remaining bright spots in an otherwise disappointing summer blockbuster season. We also look at what the Coen Brothers and Spike Lee are up to next. Finally, Mike bites the bullet and reviews Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, and Matthew goes off on Michael Bay.

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