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By Mike Smith On Saturday, June 30th, 2012

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review by Mike Smith Even in this age of Hollywood re-boots, it seems odd that, only five years after “Spider-man 3,” a new Spidey-flick, with a new, but familiar, origin story would More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Movie review ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Movie Review by Mike Smith History tells us that Abraham Lincoln was a great man. What it doesn’t tell us is that, long before he became President he had a little side job. Seems More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

‘Prometheus’ Film Review

Prometheus Movie Review by Mike Smith According to the “Alien” time line, it was June 2122 (about 110 years from now) that the USCSS Nostromo ran into a little trouble. In 2093 a group of space travelers, led More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, May 14th, 2012

‘Dark Shadows’ film review

Dark Shadows Movie Review by Mike Smith As a boy of 10 I would run home from school every afternoon to catch the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows.” The story of 18th century vampire Barnabas Collins roaming the More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, May 14th, 2012

‘The Dictator’ Film Review

The Dictator Movie Review by Mike Smith When a film opens with a dedication to the late Korean leader Kim Jong Il you know you’re going to be taking a politically incorrect ride. And when the film comes from the More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, May 4th, 2012

‘The Avengers’ film review

The Avengers Movie Review by Mike Smith Phew! That is the sound I made at the end of “The Avengers.” After two plus hours of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and their pals, I was able to take a breath and say More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 20th, 2012

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee movie review

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee Review by Mike Smith There’s a great part in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” where, during the filming of a parodied “Scream 3” the killer turns out to be a monkey.  Horrified, More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Movie Review: The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges Movie Review by Mike Smith In 1930, a film called “Soup to Nuts” was released. Though it didn’t break box office records it is best remembered for one great achievement: introducing the world More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 6th, 2012

American Reunion film review

American Reunion Movie Review by Mike Smith Ah, high school. So many memories. And what better way to relive those fond memories then at a reunion. The kids at East Great Falls High are getting together to celebrate More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, March 30th, 2012

Wrath of the Titans Movie Review

Wrath of the Titans Movie Review by Mike Smith The answer is YES. “Wrath of the Titans” is 100 times better then 2010’s “Clash of the Titans.” But wait, there’s more… The film picks up many years More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, March 12th, 2012

John Carter Movie Review by Media Mikes

New York City. 1881. A man silently makes his way through town, searching out the nearest telegraph shop. He is aware that he is being followed and quickly loses his tagalong. We are introduced to the recipient More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Act of Valor movie review

I have a confession to make here. During my entire time in the U.S. Army I feared for my life for exactly 5 hours. I was very fortunate to serve in a time where the world was relatively peaceful. Thirty years later, More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The Woman in Black movie review

England in the 1900s. Three little girls are playing in the attic. They are suddenly joined by a ghostly vision. Without hesitation, the three children climb up onto the windowsill and jump to their deaths. Arthur More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Grey movie review by Media Mikes

Way up in the Alaskan frontier, a group of men work on an oil pipeline. Unseen by all is Ottway (Neeson), whose only job is to look through a rifle scope and shoot ANYTHING that threatens the workers. Longing for More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, January 13th, 2012

Contraband movie review by Media Mikes

As a freighter ship approaches New Orleans it is suddenly surrounded by boats and helicopters manned by members of the Customs and Border Protection team. Fearing the discovery of his “shipment,” one of the More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin movie review

In 1981, after reading a review that compared his recent “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with the illustrated adventures of a young man named “Tintin,” director Steven Spielberg began reading the various comics More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol movie review

Things are not going well on the other side of the world. In Budapest, a loyal American agent is shot dead during what was supposed to be a routine mission. At the same time, in Moscow, an elaborate prison break More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, December 16th, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows movie review

It is 1891. At his typewriter, Dr. James Watson (Law) is completing his memoirs. He has come to the chapter concerning his wedding and perhaps he and Sherlock Holmes’(Downey) greatest adventure. “It was 1878, More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie review

Swedish magazine publisher Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) is having a bad day. He’s just been found guilty of libel after publishing a very damning article about one of the country’s largest businessmen. Four hours More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, December 12th, 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie review

1973. During the height of the Cold War, an attempt to capture a Russian mole inside Britain’s MI6 organization. When the operation goes horribly wrong, the head of MI6, known as “C” (Hurt) announces his retirement. More...



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