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Life: Review

David Bowie once asked, “Is there life on Mars?” The new sci-fi movie Life provides an answer to that question. Sometimes a movie is just good even though it may have many shortcomings and themes that seem played out. You will eventually look past the fact it reminds you of another classic science fiction film in just about every way. Life will keep your attention and take you places that are very familiar and others you were not expecting. A crew on board the international space station captures a space probe returning from Mars. On this vessel they find the first evidence of extraterrestrial life. We are not alone. The crew begins to research their new find and things quickly get out of control. Yes, this a trapped in space with a monster film that borrows heavily from Alien, but the cast is excellent (Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson) and the action is intense so that kind of makes up for the one dimensional aspect you will feel wash over the film. What starts out as cute, with children on Earth via satellite naming the new being “Calvin,” rapidly develops into something sinister at light speed. You are having fun in space with Ryan Reynolds one moment and in the next you are cringing at a disturbing scene with Calvin, the alien from Mars, climbing into the lovable movie stars mouth. Read the rest of this entry »

Kong: Skull Island – Review

Most of the time in large monster films like Transformers, Godzilla, Jurassic Park or King Kong the success of the movie depends mainly on how the creatures are presented on-screen. It’s a bonus if the movie has a good storyline to follow along with or any sign of character development. Kong: Skull Island succeeds in certain ways and lacks in other areas but that is no surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan: Review

Hugh Jackman plays the role of Wolverine one more time. Logan will be the last Marvel Comics Wolverine film in which the character is played by Hugh Jackman. This is the tenth picture in the X-Men film series. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Out: Review

Get Out is a creative and intelligently weaved mystery that brings a few scares and laughs along the way. The headline here is that funny guy Jordan Peele, from the popular sketch series team Key & Peele, makes his directorial debut with a scary movie, but there is so much more to this story. Read the rest of this entry »

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