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The Expendables

The Expendables

| August 17, 2010

The release of the long-awaited mangasm The Expendables is just a little surreal to guys my age. Sure, as young lads we often spoke of witnessing such a movie where all of our favorite action heroes do battle with one another on the big screen, but very rarely does it actually happen in reality. Fathoming […]

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Zombieland

Zombieland

| October 6, 2009

ZOMBIELAND by Clint Fletcher I’ve spent the past six months wondering to myself if I’ll ever have a better time at the movies this year than J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek. That was the first (and only flick) in 2009 that I granted the coveted A+ to. I was beginning to lose hope that another movie […]

I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man

| March 22, 2009

When I first caught the trailer for this flick, I had mixed feelings of expectations. On the one hand, writer/director John Hamberg, Ben Stiller’s bitch, ranges from comic genius (Meet the Parents) to just plain retarded (Zoolander, Along Came Polly). But on the other hand, breakout star Jason Segel is hilarious, and I really dug […]

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Fletch’s Top/Bottom Ten of 2008

Fletch’s Top/Bottom Ten of 2008

| January 16, 2009

FLETCH’S TOP TEN OF 2008 10) FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL- Who would’ve thought the tall dude from Knocked Up could write a funny screenplay? And Paul Rudd is on the roll of his life. The first vacation movie in a long time that deserves its “comedy” label. 9) FOUR CHRISTMASES- Another Christmas classic for anyone that […]

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Punisher: War Zone

Punisher: War Zone

| December 9, 2008

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE by Clint Fletcher Does anyone care about this movie? It made $4 million at the box office this weekend. It is to note that a movie starring Kirk Cameron made more money than the latest comic book flick. Is anyone even reading this right now? I’ve said it before and I’ll say […]

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Four Christmases

Four Christmases

| November 30, 2008

Upon exiting my second viewing of Four Christmases this weekend, I suddenly realized the secret key ingredient to enjoying this movie- hating your family. I personally despise my immediate family. Spending Christmas with them is like someone smothering me with a pillow for a long period of time and yet I just won’t die. My […]

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

| November 3, 2008

If you’re a typical Fletch reader, then you should already know that I’m a huge fan of Kevin Smith. He’s always been someone I admire and respect, and he’s also been a major influence on my own body of work in indie film. So, it should come to no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed his […]

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Saw V

Saw V

| October 26, 2008

I’d like to get something out in the open right now: I’m a big Saw fan. Yes, I hated the first one. But I was won over by the sequels. Most people feel the opposite and favor the first but don’t care for the sequels. But to be honest, until this latest installment, I just […]

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

| June 13, 2008

Anyone read the newspaper headlines lately? “The Incredible Hulk on par with Iron Man!” I beg to differ–it doesn’t even come close. While it has its popcorn moments, it’s a far cry from the top dogs of Iron Man and Batman Begins for this sequel/remake/re-imagining/what the fuck is it? I’m just going to come right […]

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Iron Man

Iron Man

| May 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

I still can’t believe it. Iron Man lived up to my extremely high expectations. God bless Jon Favreau for creating a true-blood comic book movie that joins the ranks of Batman Begins and Spider-Man 2 as one of the best adaptations of the decade. Words can’t describe how pleased I was with Robert Downey’s performance […]