Author Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’

The Amazing Spider-man is a tale of two films, neither of which are very good. One is a darker, more ponderous re-telling of Spider-man’s origin with flashes of a charming teenage love story; the other is a clumsy superhero action spectacle with big moments that are contrived and ultimately unearned.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER’

“Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Little did they know that one day, their legacy would be warped and used as Summer entertainment cannon-fodder for the masses,with a grating, thumping dubstep soundtrack and buckets of demon blood.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘PROMETHEUS’

Mankind has spent eons trying to reconcile its existence, pondering the stars and asking the questions that are as old as time itself: “Why are we here?”, “Where did we come from?”, “What is our purpose?” Prometheus is a film built on this quest for the secrets of creation, but ultimately it warns us that we might be better off not knowing for a myriad of reasons.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘MEN IN BLACK III’

Men in Black 3 is like a vanilla soft serve ice cream cone – bland, predictable, nondescript, and not really the high quality, flavorful hard ice cream with the luscious toppings you’re craving; yet it’s pleasing and familiar, and you’ll consume it because it’s there.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘THE AVENGERS’

It’s going to be extremely difficult to review The Avengers without sounding like a gushing, hyperbolic fanboy, but after witnessing the jaw-dropping awesomeness of this film, I’ve come to a firm, if not rational conclusion — I don’t care.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’

Like Harry Potter and Twilight before it — The Hunger Games has captured the zeitgeist of the hormonal and alienated youth of America through its use of a strong but relatable protagonist, an improbable love sub-plot, and a visceral action set piece with life-and-death stakes.

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TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2011

I realize that a “Top Ten Best Movies of 2011” list isn’t exactly timely at this point, but I blame the movie studios for releasing approximately 437 films during the last two weeks of December, several of which I’m certain would’ve made this list had I had time to actually go see them.

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TOP TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2011

Was 2011 a great year for film? Well, yes and no. It certainly was much better than last year’s crop of freshly-laid turds, many of which made me question my continued desire to live on a planet that allows January Jones to have a lucrative TV and movie career.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘THE MUPPETS’

Though Henson is long gone, his gentle – and genuine – spirit inhabits every frame of The Muppets, somehow watching over his creations and imbuing the film with magic that made Kermit and the gang feel like their old selves for the first time since his untimely death in 1990.

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NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2011 – AN ESSAY

The oversized LCD numbers of the alarm clock which read 4:21. Their eerie green radiance mocked me as I dragged myself, zombie-like, out of bed and into the shower. As the hot water splashed on my face, I had to put all thoughts of royal suicide and lack of decent sleep behind me, because today was no ordinary sit-in-a-cublicle day. Today I was going to my first “major” Con, and my first Con as a member of the Geek Press. Today was New York Comic Con 2011 day.

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