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Tenet (2020)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. With John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak. Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. A fantastically directed, spectacularly performed, amazing movie that I absolutely hated at the end of the film. It just could not get it’s own head out of it’s own ass long enough for the positive elements to shine through. Only watch if you hate yourself and want to have a...

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The fold

STEP INTO THE FOLD.IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE.The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation...

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Halo: Saint’s Testimony

Halo: Saint’s Testimony is a digital short story from Simon & Schuster written by 343 Industries Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor. It was released on July 27, 2015. The novel explores the nature of artificial intelligence and features the “less-exposed” smart AI Iona who was previously seen in Halo: Blood Line. A print form of the short story was also included in Halo: Fractures. Super short, but just what I was looking for. It’s been far too long since a Halo book came out, I get the feeling that they’re holding off on releasing anything until the next game is...

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Wildly original, funny and moving, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. “I nearly missed you, Doctor...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Directed by Marc Webb. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti. When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. So I remember not completely enjoying the film, so out of the gate I decided that 1 – I’d be 100% sure I was watching the 4k version, and that I’d turn on the commentary, which was enlightening to listen to. It’s obvious that the writers and producers that were on the commentary are passionate about the characters and...

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November 29th, 2020 Blog

We’re feeding two cats that have moved into our backyard. We’re pretty sure that they have no humans, the orange one was straight up yelling at us the other day acting like it was scared out of it’s brain but desperately wanted someone to talk to, so we’re trying to get them to believe that we’re friendly enough to be suckered into a cat trap to scan them. Meanwhile, inside the house:

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Directed by Marc Webb. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan. After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe. Great casting for Gwen, good casting for Peter, but even their obvious chemistry couldn’t save a lack luster story with a creature design that just looked sad and not necessarily scary. Sidenote, I bought this in a two pack with AS2, but there were also copies of the bluray versions of the movie in there too and...

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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

Directed by Ken Cunningham. With A.J. LoCascio, Anthony Daniels, Ben Prendergast, Billy Dee Williams. Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on an adventure to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure. Will she make it back in time for Life Day? It’s a holiday special, but doesn’t even come close to the wacky & weird original Holiday Special. Buy On Amazon!

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Greenland

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. With Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn. A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. One of the many films that would have been much better in the theaters, and one of the best disaster films I’ve seen in years. Buy On Amazon!

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Possessor

Directed by Brandon Cronenberg. With Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland. Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. Felt more like an indie film than I was expecting it to, so you’ll want to be in the right mind to watch. It’s slow and has something to say but isn’t really sure how to say it, but it has to be said. I’m not sure what it was about in the end, but it had...

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