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January 05, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Thanks so much to Bonnie Norman of A Working Title for sharing her post about this film! Trigger warning: This movie contains scenes of violence and rape. Also, Spoiler Alert for the book and movies. The Girl with the...

June 09, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides - It could have been way worse

If you are expected great story-telling or a convincing plot from the fourth installment in a franchise of films based on an amusement park ride, I'm pretty sure you're going to be disappointed. That isn't what Pirates of the...

May 16, 2011

Priest: I laughed a lot, which probably wasn't what they wanted

Oh, Priest. You had scary vampires. You had a woman of color, Maggie Q (Polish-Irish-Vietnamese), kicking ass. You had Karl Urban who was awesome in Red. Why, oh why, did you have to be so terrible? I really tried...

April 26, 2011

Avalon: For Want of an Editor, Stars Were Lost

Mamoru Oshii, the director of Avalon, also directed Ghost in the Shell and Assault Girls. These fine cinematic experiences were rated three and four stars respectively, by me. I wish I could do the same for Avalon. Avalon tells...

April 05, 2011

Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

I found a Blu-Ray copy of the original anime Blood: The Last Vampire at one of the soon-to-be-closed Borders. I was skeptical that the Blu-Ray would improve our viewing experience, and my skepticism was well-founded. However, the acquisition gave...

December 01, 2010

Reign of Assassins

Here's another guest post by Patrick, who most recently brought us a review of The Incredibles. Without further ado... Michelle Yeoh is awesome. That's why I picked up Reign of Assassins. I was only slightly disappointed. I will summarize...

November 11, 2010

Street Fighter

First things first. YOU'RE WELCOME for the picture of Van Damme's pretty face. I know you were waiting eagerly for this day. (Also, I'm glad the whole "heart attack" story was apparently a rumor, hoax, or whatever and Mr....

September 21, 2010

The Incredibles

Hello Heroine Content readers, here's another guest post by our stalwart guest blogger Patrick. Enjoy! In my opinion, there's not much that stimulates debate like a contentious statement. So I hope the following review will serve as stimulation in...

August 16, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Allright people, let's talk Scott Pilgrim. On the one hand, we've got three ass-kicking ladies: Ramona, Knives, and Roxy. Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) carries something in her purse you totally wouldn't expect, and for those of you who haven't...

July 26, 2010

Salt

When the first scene of Salt featured Angelina Jolie in her underwear, being tortured by North Koreans, I felt my heart sink. I lectured myself sternly, though. After all, we've seen a few movies with terrible introductions turn out...

May 31, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

One of the best things about doing this blog over the years is all the fabulous people who have showed up in the comments section. One of those fabulous people, Patrick, has been kind enough to offer us a...

May 10, 2010

Iron Man 2

I fell in love with the first Iron Man movie because of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Watching Downey transform from cocky playboy to desperate prisoner to obsessed inventor... I just don't know how to describe it, he...

April 21, 2010

Kick-Ass

I did not intend to see Kick-Ass, the film based on Mark Millar's comic of the same name. I have never seen Wanted. I read the comic, which was written by Millar, and came to the conclusion that he...

April 13, 2010

Basic

Seven soldiers go out on a training mission. Only two come back, one of them having been shot. What the heck happened out there? Captain Julia Osborne starts an investigation, but strangely, the two surviving soldiers won't talk. Lucky...

March 30, 2010

Contract Killers

So imagine a really boring version of The Bourne Identity made with a small budget and a female lead. You there? OK. You've seen Contract Killers. The film begins with Jane (Frida Farrell) being drugged and waking up to...

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