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Extraction 2

Extraction 2: Directed by Sam Hargrave. With Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Tornike Gogrichiani. After barely surviving his grievous wounds from his mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tyler Rake is back, and his team is ready to take on their next mission. There’s some fantastic action sequences with plenty to appreciate as an action fan. The plot is fantastically thin, but I’ve never seen any reason for an overly complicated action film, just make the entire thing believable and I’m there. There only real complaint I have is that I’m sure they intended it to be a LONG time between...

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Phenomena

Phenomena: Directed by Dario Argento. With Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Patrick Bauchau. A young girl who has an amazing ability to communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. I have no idea why this was in my “to watch” list, I really need to start keeping better notes. Sure it’s got Jennifer Connelly in it, and I do love her to death, but this is a weird slasheresque science fiction film that never answers most of it’s pressing questions and I think...

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The Flash

The Flash: Directed by Andy Muschietti. With Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton. 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. I believe this is the 5th…maybe 6th movie or television series that I’ve seen in the last couple years that deals with multiverses and transdimensional time travel shenanigans and I’m honestly just tired of the entire concept. The quicker we can get past all these attempts to tie together...

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: Directed by Steven Caple Jr.. With Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez, Dean Scott Vazquez. During the ’90s, a new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth. There’s been five main title “Transformers” movies and one prequel spinoff titled “Bumblebee” and this is sorta a sequel to the prequel spinoff film and is set in the 90’s, well before the first Michael Bay directed film, which was in 2007. This movie is extremely loosely based on the concept of the “Beast Wars” cartoon that...

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Superman: Under a Yellow Sun

Clark Kent struggles with a book he’s writing while Superman takes on a garbage problem from Lex Luthor. I pulled this from the $1 bin at my local comic shop and it’s worth at least that much to read just once, there’s some great art and a story that’s pretty different from the Superman stuff we’re getting lately. He’s a more grounded character, with a more grounded supporting cast and the story is far slower than a modern book at well, with some space left for the story to properly develop. The Lex Luthor portion of the story is pretty...

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet. With Melissa Navia, Christina Chong, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck. A prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the show follows the crew of the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike. With season 2 starting up in just a few days, I figured I’d go back through season 1 to remind myself how utterly amazing it ended up being and how big my expectations are for the future of this franchise. It’s a short season with only 10 episodes and there isn’t a single stinker in the whole...

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I bought some stuff

BEHOLD: MY STUFF bought for super cheap, the only 90’s Trek that I don’t own on physical media now is DS9.  That being said, those are DVDs of Enterprise, which they’ve also released it on Blu-Ray, so I’ll see if I can grab that for super cheap like these were. I kick startered a thing!  I haven’t watched it yet, but I love this guy’s work, so I’m looking forward to it. I’m in the (very slow) process of replacing my HD-DVD collection, all while building a Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and Glenda Farrell collection, Speaking of Glenda, this was...

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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid: Directed by Rob Marshall. With Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem. A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince. This is likely the second best live action adaptation of a Disney film that I’ve seen yet, with Jungle Book still at the top because of how much I liked the new stuff they introduced to the film. Disney has gone both routes with these adaptions, with some of them introducing too much new...

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson. With Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Luna Lauren Velez. Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero. Should you see this film? Absolutely. it’s as good as the first one and hits just as hard, and has about 300 recognizable versions of Spider-man. Do I have some complaints? Yes, but none so large...

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She Said

She Said: Directed by Maria Schrader. With Lola Petticrew, Katherine Laheen, Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan. New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation – a story that helped ignite a movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood. An emotionally exhausting but somehow still dry account of the recent scandal that burned through Hollywood, starting with film producer Harvey Weinstein. All the pieces are there and you’ll welcome to watch, but there’s not a whole lot of new or groundbreaking content to be...



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