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History of Iron Man

By billpetro / May 4, 2008 /

HISTORY OF IRON MAN I had the opportunity to catch the midnight premier of what is likely to be the initial “summer blockbuster” of the 2008 season. Iron Man has since this debut had the second biggest non-sequel opening day in history, trailing only Spider-Man. Last summer had 14 sequels, this summer only 7. More…

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Movie Review: Hairspray

By billpetro / July 22, 2007 /

Movie Review: Hairspray Kenetic! That word alone captures the energy of this movie. This is easily the most enjoyable film of the summer (so far) that starts the viewer with a grin and the ends with applause. It is tempting to say this is the best movie musical since Grease. Sure, other musicals have been…

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History of Spider-Man

By billpetro / May 4, 2007 /

SPIDER-MAN There is something about being first in line for the midnight showing of the premiere of a summer blockbuster, not to mention that I was probably the oldest person in the theater. The Experience: A young friend of mine insured our place at the front of the line by camping out since Monday for…

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Movie Review: Mission Impossible:III

By billpetro / May 4, 2006 /

Mission: Impossible: III I was privileged to see a private sneak preview the third installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, and what is arguably the first blockbuster popcorn movie of the summer of 2006. Let me say from the onset that it starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. It’s non-stop action from beginning…

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By billpetro / November 19, 2005 /

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I had the opportunity to catch a private pre-screening of this movie. What a treat! It opens in black and white with a dark and stormy night and the Warner Brothers logo. Then a snake slithers along the ground… and then the title. But soon afterward…

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Movie Review: Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring

By billpetro / December 31, 2001 /

Movie Review: Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring [My long-lost review from December 19, 2001 of the movie and an essay on the appeal of J.R.R. Tolkien and his magical world.]  “Exciting, dramatic, passionate, beautiful, chilling, palpable evil, breathtaking vistas…” These are all words I’ve used to describe this movie to…

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