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Musings on the 2019 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards have never been heavy on science fiction, and the 2019 awards are no exception.  Still, some movies should have been nominated, while others could have been left out.  Allow me to write a few words on what … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Venom (2018)

Let’s get straight to the point:  Sony managed to deliver their best comic book related movie to date.  Venom delivers pure fun and is more rewatchable than anything else in Sony’s Marvel catalog.  So don’t believe the low critic reviews … Continue reading

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The Devolution of the Predator

The Predator franchise spans six movies so far. And while none of the movies can be considered a masterpiece, some were better than others, and some even achieved cult status. But I won’t comment on the qualities of the film … Continue reading

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Movie review: Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis is a quirky little movie, which was sadly overlooked by audiences. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if it reached cult status in the future. The movie’s simple structure and amazing performances made it a joy to watch. Even … Continue reading

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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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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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