Sci-Fi/Fantasty

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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Fantastic Four (2015)

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Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four is a very dark movie. I mean, really dark. I mean dark, as in, somebody please flip some lights on. That’s not a joke; every scene in this movie is so under-lit that you feel like your wearing sunglasses indoors. Every outdoor scene feel you’re attending a vampire funeral. It is a funerary […]

| August 9, 2015
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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

It’s been quite a month. First I had the pleasure of seeing Jaws in the theater, then Sharknado 2 with the “Rifftrax Live!” treatment. Add to that Ant-Man, the Minions and finally seeing the new Star Wars trailer in a theater and you might say I’ve had a July to remember. Now it comes to […]

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jurassic World (2015)

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Jurassic World (2015)

The message from Jurassic World is crystal clear: Man is an idiot. That’s right, man is a thoughtless creature more dangerous than any dinosaur; a creature led by hubris and the pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. That, at least, is what you take with you when the movie is over. Perhaps this is a commentary […]

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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