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If it didn't already mirror real life, there would be something kind of brilliant about a brash new-to-politics B-grade celebrity rising to power based on her penchant to speak her mind. [Viv Rook (Em…
Within about three minutes of the insanely expository opening credits that feel edited together by someone with untreated ADD – blink and you’ll no doubt miss a key piece of info that flashes ons…
Natalie Portman sports the aforementioned tragic fake hair to star as Lucy Cola, a chronic overachiever, Type-A personality and NASA astronaut who’s just returned from her latest mission and is alread…
The moment the first notes of John Williams’ iconic opening score blasted through the theater speakers and the familiar Star Wars logo burst onto the screen, tears welled in my eyes. As a child of the…
For a movie with so much talent in front of and behind the camera, it is hard to not get frustrated when you see potential for an exciting sci-fi action movie just go straight down the toilet. You hav…
There is an outstanding opening sequence that has astronaut/space-antenna worker Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) tumbling ass-over-teakettle from tens of thousands of feet above the earth as the antenna explo…
Brad Pitt and his perpetually twitchy emotional-barometer lower lip (wanna know how he’s feeling or thinking? just watch the lip!) star as even-keeled Roy McBride, an astronaut whose most impressive s…
Falling somewhere between the quality of the modern Planet of the Apes trilogy (very good) and the latest King Kong film (poo), the reimagined Godzilla films are yet another reboot that we may not hav…
The thrilling and teeth-rattling opening sequence of First Man shows a test pilot in 1961 as he flies up to 140,000 feet, then almost doesn't make it back. No, his plane doesn't explode at that altitu…
In 2045, apparently the world sucks so bad that everyone just wants to live in a world of virtual reality. More specifically, they want to live in The Oasis, a VR universe accessible by just putting o…
What does one do with a movie like Liquid Sky? I saw a crappy DVD version of it years ago, and was so baffled that I forced it on my Movie Night friends as part of a double-feature. Due to protests fr…
Dwayne Johnson is at the height of earnestness as Davis Okoye, a primatologist in San Diego. It is hammered home that he likes animals more than people, but it is more accurate to say that he likes Ge…