Category Archives: Film reviews

Movie review: Upgrade (2018)

From time to time a low budget movie gets released that doesn’t feel like low budget at all.   Upgrade is one such movie.  Featuring innovative camera work, good action sequences and a believable future, this movie was surprisingly entertaining.  A … Continue reading

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Movie review: Extinction (2018)

Another from a growing line of Netflix sci-fi movies, Extinction is a refreshing change to the overused alien invasion trope. While not perfect, it is a solid TV movie that I found more entertaining than the dreary Titan or Anon. … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure: Ghosts of Mars

Ghosts of Mars has been universally panned by critics and earned only about half of its budget in the worldwide box office.  It’s safe to say that this move has been a miserable failure.  Despite this, I consider it a … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Last Man

Hayden Christensen just can’t get a break.  After his universally panned performance as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes II and III (I’d argue that his performance was the result of the perfect storm of miscasting, poor script and directing, … Continue reading

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Why Solo Underperformed at the Box Office: A Personal Take

Hundreds of people smarter than me and more in tune with the movie market have tried, with various success, to explain why Solo became the first seriously underperforming Star Wars movie.  I will, most likely, bring nothing new to the … Continue reading

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Movie review: 2036 Origin Unknown

2036 is a minimalistic film. Its subject matter, setting and performances all indicate a small budget.  That is not a bad thing, and in some respects the filmmakers did an admirable job putting together a working movie with the little … Continue reading

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Movie review: Genocidal Organ

Normally, I would never touch a movie named “Genocidal Organ” with a ten-foot pole.  It seems to fall into the category of names like “Five-Headed Shark Attack” or “Quantum of Solace”, where the ridiculous title already warns off hopeful movie … Continue reading

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Movie review: Anon

The loss of privacy had been a growing theme in futuristic fiction for a long time.  And while some works, like Orwell’s 1984 have the totalitarian government developing the means to control its citizens, many other works have the technology … Continue reading

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