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Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Trek: Short Treks: Created by Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, Akiva Goldsman. With Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Jenette Goldstein. A series of stand-alone short films featuring characters and storylines from Star Trek: Discovery (2017). I had completely forgotten about these but saw them for $20 on Amazon and boy I’m happy I grabbed them. The shorts themselves are all pretty ok, ranging from pretty silly to pretty good, but what really makes them worth my time are the behind the scenes and interviews that go along with nearly all of them. Buy On Amazon!


The Flash

The Flash: Directed by Andy Muschietti. With Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon. Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without super heroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future. Went to see this a second time with my wife and my previous feelings still stand, but man some of the CGI the film is just rough. Buy On Amazon!



Tron: Directed by Steven Lisberger. With Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan. A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. I found this brand new at Best Buy for just $4, so I figured it was time to add the blu-ray to my collection. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve owned it, and other than a commemorative laserdisc I have up on a shelf, it doesn’t look like I’ve owned a watchable...


All-Star Superman

All-Star Superman: Directed by Sam Liu. With James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Edward Asner. After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda. Based on a pretty interesting comic book series, this movie doesn’t capture the same energy that the comic series did. It’s a good enough effort though, so if you don’t have the energy to read the comics, this is a perfectly fine substitute. Buy On Amazon!


Titans Season 4

Titans: Created by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns. With Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Teagan Croft. Dick and Rachel, a girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a team of heroes. A good ending for an ok series that never really hit the highs that I had hoped for, but never hit the lows that many other comic shows have fallen to recently. I was particularly impressed with the end of the...



Armageddon: Directed by Michael Bay. With Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler. After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas will impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet. We watched this on the Fourth of July because when we watched Deep Impact my wife was insistent that this was the better of the two comet impact disaster films, which I disagree on several points. The one point that I conceded was that the orchestral soundtrack, as well as the pop music included, was superior...


Deep Impact

Deep Impact: Directed by Mimi Leder. With Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave. A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst. This is a good film to capture the technology and way people were living right before the turn of the millenium, with the news of a giant comet heading towards earth not being known because there were internet problems at the observatory and the pop3 email box wouldn’t load, so the scientist plopped the data onto a 3.5 inch floppy and was driving...


Star Trek: Prodigy Season 1 Part 1

Star Trek: Prodigy: Created by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman. With Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, Brett Gray, Angus Imrie. A group of enslaved teenagers steal a derelict Starfleet vessel to escape and explore the galaxy. It’s only the first 10 episodes, but what a great set of episodes they are! There’s a ton of really weird stuff going on in the real world about the show’s future, but for my money this is some of the best Trek out there. Buy On Amazon!


The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter: Directed by Nick Castle. With Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason, Lance Guest, Dan O’Herlihy. High schooler Alex Rogan conquers the Starfighter video game, only to find out it was just a test, and is transported to another planet. He has been recruited to join a team of the best starfighters to defend their world from the attack. Recently released by Arrow Video in 4k / HDR and originally released in 1984 this film still holds up by ever measure that I could apply to it. The music is still unique and interesting, the plot is captivating, and...


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny: Directed by James Mangold. With Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Karen Allen. Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history. A great Indiana Jones movie without any of the things that made me so sad about The Crystal Skull. We still have some really unfortunate CGI, but the story, acting, and music are all spot on. Buy On Amazon!

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