Tag: sci-fi

REVIEW: Beyond Skyline (2017)

Beyond Skyline is a sci-fi sequel to the 2010 original. Frank Grillo plays an LAPD officer who has to survive an alien invasion, protect his family, and perhaps find a way to bring the alien threat down. The performances in Beyond Skyline are fine. Frank Grillo plays a convincing badass in everythin...

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REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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I didn’t like The Force Awakens. I hated its refusal to explain its central conflict, its misuse of – and seeming distaste for – the classic characters (one in particular), its disappointing villain, its endless dangling story threads, and, most of all, its replicating the entire plot of A New...

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Logan vs. the DCEU

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“Someone will come along.” “Someone has come along.” After a stellar marketing campaign and the promise of seeing the final appearance of a now legendary actor/character pairing, Logan is finally out in theaters. I saw it opening night (and thank god I did, or I’d have had lots of surprise...

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Strange Talk

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There’s a new podcast in town, folks. It’s called Fresh Geek Context, and it’s a great place to hear in-depth discussions of movies, television, video games, technology and lots of other cool topics. Hosts Jace (a friend of mine) and Josh were gracious enough to invite me to be their guest for...

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Where No Man Has Gone Before

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Since its inception, the Kelvin Timeline – that is, the alternate timeline that has encompassed Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond – has been a real shot in the arm for the Star Trek brand, allowing the new films to simultaneously honor what has come before while forg...

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Five Things Independence Day: Resurgence Does Better Than The Force Awakens

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When I saw Independence Day: Resurgence last week, I was struck by how just how competent it is. That sounds like faint praise, but this a sequel that kind of has no right existing from a creative standpoint, so it could easily have coasted on nostalgia for the original (like, say, Jurassic World), ...

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