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Review: Ant-Man – More fun than a picnic

July 17, 2015 – 12:05 am
Ant-Man

Despite the throngs of doubters who thought that Peyton Reed, would never be able to pull off this film, he has delivered an outstanding Marvel masterpiece.

Review: Terminator Genisys – Fractured future tales

July 1, 2015 – 7:45 am
Terminator Genisys

What if the Sega Genesis gaming console was actually the impetus of Skynet, the artificial intelligence system that will eventually annihilate the human race? Well, that actually has nothing to do with Terminator Genisys, but …

Review: Jurassic World – Hybrid dinosaur homage

June 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Jurassic World

Trevorrow lulls us into thinking we’ve seen this before, but just when the story starts sinking into a tar-pit, he pulls a prehistoric rabbit out of his hat.

Review: Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World – An island of oddity

June 10, 2015 – 7:45 am
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

This excellent film explores the eccentric home and psyche of world famous surrealist artisan, H.R. Giger, known for his wickedly dark biomechanical stylings.

Review: San Andreas – Cartoon catastrophe with a shaky premise

May 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
San Andreas

The shaky premise of this cartoonish catastrophe is drowning in so much ridiculous melodrama that all the cool collapsing buildings in the world can’t save it.

Review: Tomorrowland – Robots, ray-guns and retro-future

May 22, 2015 – 7:15 am
Tomorrowland

Director Brad Bird has captured all the fun and magic that the future used to be and infused it with exciting action sequences involving robots and ray-guns.

Mad Max: Fury Road – bring a seat-belt

May 15, 2015 – 12:05 am
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Rockatansky is back in the biggest way imaginable, with non-stop, edge-of-your-seat action. You are going to wish your theater had installed seat-belts.

Review: Hot Pursuit – Runs cold and old

May 8, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hot Pursuit

Insulting and awkward, Hot Pursuit is a rehash of age-old material that runs cold quickly and is likely to set the entire women’s movement back for decades.

Mini-review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

May 4, 2015 – 5:45 am
Star Wars: A New Dawn

A New Dawn suffers from the same problem as the other titles in the new Star Wars canon.

Lords of the Sith: the dark side of the new Star Wars canon

May 4, 2015 – 5:04 am
Lords of the Sith

Plenty of mayhem and massacres makes Lords of the Sith a virtual novelization for the greatest Star Wars video game never made.

Review: Ex Machina – A.I. Sci-Fi done right

April 24, 2015 – 7:45 am
Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a science-fiction film that takes a smart and realistic look at the creation of intelligent, lifelike robots and our selfish desire to build them.

Review: True Story – Truly boring and depressing

April 17, 2015 – 7:45 am
True Story

This new Hill and Franco film is all its uninventive title suggests. It is a true story, but the dull way this truly depressing tale is told is sleep-inducing.

Review: Furious 7 – Unloose the beast

April 3, 2015 – 7:45 am
Furious 7

Comic geeks have nothing on car racing nerds when it comes to convoluted plots, nevertheless, we’re here for edge of your seat action and eye-rolling melodrama.

Review: It Follows – Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean ‘It’ isn’t out to get you

March 27, 2015 – 7:50 am
It Follows

‘It Follows’ exemplifies low-budget horror filmmaking at its best and it is better (and creepier) than most of its hoity-toity high-budget cousins to boot.