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Mel Gibson channels his martyr complexes into the most potent ode to pacifism in mainstream American cinema history

Caught a matinee yesterday of the profoundly moving Mel Gibson/Andrew Knight/Robert Schenkkan feature HACKSAW RIDGE (2016), in which Mel Gibson (and no need to tear into him in the comments; I’m talking about the movie alone, on its own terms, please and thank you) channels his martyr complexes into the most potent ode to pacifism in mainstream American cinema history.

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Bru’s Reviews – DOCTOR STRANGE IS NO STRANGER TO AWESOMENESS

  By Bru-Hed All original written content is (c) 2016 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed art is ©2012 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale. NEWBIES: If this is your first trip here (welcome!), here’s the QT on what these reviews are. THIS WEEK: Otter-faced heartthrob Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch joins the Marvel Universe as the Sorcerer Supreme! Brilliant-but-dickish surgeon Stephen Strange loses his surgical abilities and travels…

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Bru’s Reviews – INFERNO SIZZLES WHILE IT FIZZLES

  By Bru-Hed All original written content is (c) 2016 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed art is ©2012 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale. NEWBIES: If this is your first trip here (welcome!), here’s the QT on what these reviews are. THIS WEEK: Tom Hanks returns as Professor Robert Langdon in Ron Howard’s adaptation of another Dan Brown symbolic mystery-suspense-fest. This time though, billionaire whackjob Ben…

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Kelley Jones and Len Wein Score with Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep

Remember when comics were fun?  Before Hollywood figured out how to turn our favorite nerdy pastime into multi-million dollar franchise events?  All you needed for a great comic was a fun, action-packed story paired with equally fun and exciting art.  You didn’t need it to tie in to a huge multi-year company “plan”.  It could be dark, but never lost its sense of humor.  Want to experience that again?

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