Film Hamster

Movie reviews and more from a rodent with delusions of grandeur.

Film Hamster - Movie reviews and more from a rodent with delusions of grandeur.

Contest – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Screening

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Ever since Michael Bay’s name became connected with this film featuring your childhood mutant turtle heroes, fans have been up in arms, assuming he will somehow screw it up.  Well, what better way to find out than to judge for yourself?  I’ve got some passes to give away to see a FREE advanced screening of this movie that looks like it could be a lot of fun.  Details below.

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Review – Alive Inside

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If you spend time on Reddit, YouTube, or other social networking sites, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this video.  As I write this, the video of an old man brought out of a neurological stupor by listening to some music from his youth has been viewed over nine million times.  That clip is taken from the documentary Alive Inside, a look at how and why music may be a crucial key to preserving and reviving the human brain.

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Review – The Purge: Anarchy

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One night of mayhem keeps the peace.  If you didn’t see the first Purge, or need a refresher, the New Founding Fathers of America have virtually eliminated crime and poverty.  How?  By allowing citizens to unleash the beast within for 12 hours, once a year during the Purge.  All crime is legal, including murder, with just a few exceptions (no bombs, no killing high ranking government officials).  It seems to be working, but not everyone agrees with the method or supposed intention.

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Review – Planes: Fire & Rescue

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Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) has become a world renowned racer, leaving his days a crop duster behind.  When he learns an irreplaceable part of his engine is damaged, however, it looks like his racing days could be suddenly over.  On top of that, because of his carelessness, the fact that their airport isn’t up to code in the fire safety department is called attention to and his town of Propwash Junction could be completely closed down.  It looks like there are some changes in store for our flying ace.

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Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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The 1968 science fiction film, Planet of the Apes remains a beloved classic.  The mostly forgotten four sequels it quickly received, not so much.  Likewise, Tim Burton‘s attempted remake/reboot in 2001 was considered lukewarm at best and it seemed like the franchise would finally be forgotten.  Then, ten years later, 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes gave new life to the franchise as the remarkable origin story became something of a surprise hit.  Now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves, continues the story of how hyper intelligent simians became the dominant species on Earth.

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