FlixChatter Review – ANNIHILATION (2018)

Directed By: Alex Garland Written By: Alex Garland Runtime: 1h 55min Annihilation, based on the book trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, follows biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) join a group made up of an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist to investigate mysterious environment after her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) returns from an unexplained year-long …

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Casting News Roundup: Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo, Natalie Portman + Oscar Isaac, & Daisy Ridley

It's been ages since I posted a roundup of casting news, but I have a trio of intriguing ones to share w/ you today, folks. Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo to star in JJ Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller I don't even have to know what the premise is, I'm already sold on this casting and genre!! …

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Thursday Movie Picks #53: Science Fiction Movies (No Space/Aliens)

Happy Thursday everyone! This is another entry to the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. Here's the gist: The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if …

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FlixChatter Review: Ex Machina

There have been a plethora of films about man and machine or man vs machine in Hollywood. From cult classics like Blade Runner, Terminator to most recent ones like Robot & Frank, Chappie, etc., clearly not all are created equal. I'd say that this Alex Garland's original story has some striking similarities to the 2013 …

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Weekend Roundup: Ex Machina, more Daredevil, BORGIA (2011) & a new obsession

I thought I'd take a bit of a break from MSPIFF to give you a bit of a rundown of how last week's been going so far, which is perhaps one of my favorite weeks so far in terms of movie-viewing. Just occurred to me that three films I saw in the past week might …

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Five for the Fifth: NOVEMBER 2014 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Can't believe this is already the second to last Five for …

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Action/Comedy Weekend – The Living Daylights, The IT Crowd & Dredd

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! It's cool that it also happens to be Obama's second presidential inauguration day. I posted two MLK-related movie posts [here and here] two years in a row to celebrate our hero of the civil rights movement. I don't know if any of those films are going to be made …

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Weekend Roundup: Never Let Me Go review

Welcome to May, everybody. For having endured a pretty cold and snowy Winter, I'm certainly glad Spring has arrived and Summer is upon us! I was fortunate enough to watch not one but two excellent sci-fi movies this weekend, a genre I like especially if it's the thought-provoking kind. And both Never Let Me Go …

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