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Dark City

Whoever I am, I’m still me, and I’m not a killer. The clock stops. John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes up in a bathtub.  He puts on some clothes and the phone rings.  A voice (Kiefer Sutherland) on the other end of … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game

This is basic rocket science. It’s the season for space.  Or is it loneliness?  This month I have seen or will see Gravity (2013), Ender’s Game (2013), and The Right Stuff (1983).  What a nice cross-section of reality, realism, and sci-fi fantasy.  Gravity was quite excellent … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim

They told me that if I got into that suit one more time, I would die. I wonder if he’ll ever get back in that suit.  Yeah, it’s going to be that kind of night.  Nuclear core, you say?  It’s … Continue reading

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Ours will be a perfect child caught in a freezeframe. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) is infamous for its bad ending.  Everyone was ready to head out to their cars, having enjoyed an unfulfilled quest, but the lights came back up and … Continue reading

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After Earth

They literally smell our fear. Smear is the buzz killer.  Preconceived notions about a director combined with a relatively uninspired premise made for low expectations for After Earth (2013) from M. Night Shyamalan.  The young gentleman beside me was present only … Continue reading

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Alien³

All they have to do is run down a damn corridor. An interesting part of the Alien series is its intent and ability to attract quality directors.  Alien³ (1992) being the first feature film from David Fincher—who, to this day, has yet … Continue reading

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Blade Runner

It’s not an easy thing to meet your maker. Blade Runner(1982) has undergone a ludicrous amount of substantial revisions.  And yet, it is to sci-fi what Chinatown (1974) is to film noir in terms of history and critical prestige.  This is … Continue reading

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