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I was not a fan of Mad Max: Fury Road. I remember leaving the screening with a bit of a 3D headache, partly due to the skip-a-frame herky-jerky cinematography, and partly due to the fact that it was e…
I have to admit, this movie had to slowly win me over (and it had plenty of time to do that with its 2-1/2 hour runtime). In the three previous Planet of the Apes "reboot" films, the arc was completed…
Part of the fun of the latest reboots of Godzilla and friends (starting with Gareth Edwards' 2014 film) has been the surprising earnestness despite the outrageous premise: There have always been giant…
Oh, yessssss... The more recent Godzilla movies were something I never thought I needed after Roland Emmerich disastrously stupid 1998 movie of everyone's favorite giant radioactive lizard. But starti…
In space stories, 65 million years is a long, long time ago. But 65 million years ago, there was apparently another universe where civilized humans existed with poor health care systems, where they to…
There is a moment in Nope, Jorden Peele's latest in his surprising and very welcome career as a filmmaker: OJ (Daniel Kaluuya), a very mild-mannered rancher races home to find a giant, menacing UFO po…
When I heard the teaser that David Cronenberg was making a return to "body-horror" in his latest film, I, like many, knew exactly what that meant. From the hallucinogenic crawly bugs in Naked Lunch, t…
Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) is just trying to do her taxes. Swamped in handwritten receipts for her small business--a struggling laundromat that she runs with her husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan)--Evelyn find…
Moonfall is a big, dumb movie, that I enjoyed on a big awesome screen, with a big, stupid grin on my face the whole time. It's the type of movie that is so silly that the crowd both laughs at the movi…
Twenty-ish years after the events of the original Matrix trilogy, shaggy, middle-aged Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) seems to be sleepwalking through his daily reality. A big-time video game designer …
Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
There are smart, clever M. Night Shyamalan movies (The Sixth Sense, Signs), then there are dumb M. Night Shyamalan (The Happening... what is happening???). Old, admittedly, has a great trailer. I was …