Sci-Fi/Fantasty

Arrival (2016)

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Arrival (2016)

We have probably all thought about it at one time or another.   What would it be like if – or rather when – we are finally visited by an intelligent species from another world?  What would be gained once we stopped rattling the sabers and let the brain trust have a crack at trying to […]

| November 11, 2016
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

As a critic, this is where I am suppose to tell you that Independence Day: Resurgence is just another needless sequel propped up for the summer box office.  Most critics have already jumped on that overcrowded train, but I’ll just stay here at the station and report that it would be impossible for this to […]

| June 25, 2016
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Warcraft (2016)

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Warcraft (2016)

Some years ago, maybe around 2010, I recall standing in my den looking over my wife’s shoulder while she was playing a game on the computer.  I asked what she was playing; “World of Warcraft,” she said. On the screen was a character dressed in white seated on the back of an ostrich with a […]

| June 10, 2016
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I don’t know what I really expected from a guy named Apocalypse, but I can tell you that my imagination built up a much more imposing character than what his movie was able to deliver.  I mean, he’s alright as villains go. In his early scenes, he’s got the presence and the demeanor and the […]

| May 28, 2016
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane is alternately fascinating and frustrating at the same time.  It is fascinating in the moment but frustrating in that it takes so long to get where it’s going that it arrives at an ending that should have been the beginning of the second act.  That’s doesn’t make the movie bad exactly, it […]

| April 8, 2016
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is 500 pounds of movie heaped on a 10 pound story.  This is a clunky, misguided, unhappy and ultimately exhausting experience that runs on for 2 hours and 33 minutes wherein it repeats it’s themes over and over and over with overcooked imagery that must have cost a million […]

| March 25, 2016
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

It is difficult to be blasé about Star Wars if you happen to be one of the millions who have spent the last 40 years with George Lucas’ seminal epic rattling around in your brain – believe me, there are a lot of us. But even if you aren’t, even if you‘re only a casual […]

| December 17, 2015
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The Martian (2015)

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The Martian (2015)

There can’t be a greater story device then that of basic survival. One character battles against the elements as their life hangs by the slender thread solely dependent on their own ingenuity and wit. That’s the crux of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian, a bold and exhilarating red-blooded adventure about a man stranded on […]

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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