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“Cleric, I can only hope one day to be as uncompromising as you.”

The shock of Matrix Reloaded was so deep in 2003 that I thought Equilibrium was even better than Matrix (back then, not today of course). Equilibrium was released around the Matrix Reloaded theatrical release in Germany as a direct-to-DVD and I bought it immediately. Stylish action with Matrix references and Christian Bale in the leading …

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I am Legend

“My name is Robert Neville. I am a survivor living in New York City. I will be at the SouthStreet Seaport everyday at mid-day, when the sun is highest in the sky. If you are out there… if anyone is out there… I can provide food, I can provide shelter, I can provide security. If …

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A majestic happy new year!

First of all, may I wish all readers a happy, healthy and optimistic new year. Of course, times are still difficult and we have already seen some things globally in the last few days that we would have preferred to avoid. But I prefer to keep optimism and believe that things will get better. From …

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“Here is the potion that makes the drinker invincible. It increases his strength tenfold for a limited period of time.”

This year there is no Santa Claus, but another gentleman with a luxuriant white beard, red coat and a special gift for all the good ones: Getafix and his magic potion. The miniature comes from the same series of Metal Magic as already Asterix and Obelix. The casting was quite good for a figure from …

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“Well, the future better get ready for me. ‘Cause I’m Foxxy Cleopatra, and I’m a whole lotta woman.”

It can’t hurt to correct yourself from time to time. Now that I have seen the third Austin Powers movie “Goldmember” again, I have to say that I was wrong. I had written that the parts were getting better in my memory. Well, in my memory maybe, but certainly not in reality. Especially if you …

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“Felicity Shagwell, CIA. Shagwell by name, shag-very-well by reputation.”

I remembered it differently, but in the second Austin Powers flick the chemistry between Austin and Sidekick/Love interest Felicity Shagwell works even better than with Vanessa in the first movie. Her open, flirtatious manner is of course more suited to our sexy agent than the more reserved kind of Vanessa. Both characters were perfectly cast …

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“Always wanting to have fun, Austin. That’s you in a nutshell!”

Okay, on with Mr. Powers’ female sidekicks. First up is Vanessa Kensington, played in the first film by the gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley. Like Austin, Vanessa doesn’t have her own miniature, but I didn’t have to search long. At Crooked Dice, there is the generic agent Pandora King, who might be inspired by Diana Riggs’ character …

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