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Space

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 …
Anyone who’s ever seen one of those movies – or, for that matter, anyone who’s ever tried to kill a big spider, only to miss and have it seemingly vanish after it scurries behind or under a piece of f…
Gravity is basically a 90 minute thrill-ride. The audience lives vicariously through astronaut Sandra Bullock's point of view as, almost immediately, a space walk goes very very wrong. The Space Shutt…
I want to start this review with that famous trailer voice-over, "In a world where..." Ender's Game is one of those films that presents a perhaps not-so-far-off future, in a world where our planet has…
Everyone knows that solar rays can be damaging, but the extent of the damage varies according to proximity, as the crew of Icarus II begins to realize during a deep-space mission to “reignite” the sun…
We start this journey at the apex of an already-in-progress mission where Spock (Zachary Quinto) cites the Prime Directive a few times in the first couple minutes. Once again Captain Kirk (Chris Pine)…