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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…
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…
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…
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…
Director/screenwriter Matt Johnson stars in Operation Avalanche as a variation of himself... if he were a guy named Matt Johnson, who was also a filmmaker, who happened to work for the CIA (dream on!)…
Set in the early 1960s, the film follows a trio of black women working in NASA’s computing division. Or, more accurately, as NASA computing division (back before machines did all the thinking, people …
Asa Butterfield has the biggest, roundest, child-like blue eyes, which is his blessing and curse. As a child actor in movies like Hugo and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, this sold his innocence. Now …
Updated in 2016, the book takes you through over a century of film, chronologically by decade. It starts, naturally, with Georges Méliès' Voyage to the Moon (1902) and progresses up to the 2000s, with…
If you ever thought that after high school there was no practical use for algebra, like EVER... well, just be glad that you aren't stuck on Mars without a ride home! Matt Damon, aka astronaut Mark Wat…
It is established immediately that in the world of Interstellar, Earth has gone to hell in a hand basket. Evoking the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, we meet an America maybe a few decades into the future. Th…
Back in 1969 when the first moon landing happened, I did watch it. I was just over a year old, but I proudly like to say that I was there! When I was a little guy, Mom says that one of my first senten…
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