Author Archive: Mike Brooks

Film grad who spends most his time trying to catch up on his "To Watch" pile of movies.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – Review

There is a point in Mission: Impossible – Fallout where a character brings up a question that audience members have been asking themselves for over two decades, “How many times has Hunt’s government betrayed him, disavowed him, cast him aside?…
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Jack the Giant Killer (1962) – Review

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then special effects master Ray Harryhausen should have felt very flattered when producer Edward Small released his fantasy film Jack the Giant Killer back in 1962 – a film that not only…
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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) – Review

Most people alive today are familiar with the Grimm fairy tales through their popular Disney incarnations – Uncle Walt having basically made a decades-long career producing animated classic based on those old tales – but in 1962, MGM studios tackled…
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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – Review

In 2015, Marvel’s Ant-Man could easily have come across as a low-rent Iron Man – both featuring high-tech costumed heroes – but instead, the studio doubled down on the comedy and we got an incredibly fun caper flick that surprised…
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