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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FlixChatter Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

I have to admit that my life has been so hectic lately I haven't really had time to anticipate any films this holiday season like I normally do. But when the press screening invite came out for The Last Jedi, I actually got more excited despite only having seen only one trailer. Well, I'm glad …

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Guest Review: The Promise (2017)

Directed By: Terry George Written By: Terry George, Robin Swicord Runtime: 2 hrs 13 minutes It has taken more than ten years for Terry George to return from Hotel Rwanda with another sweeping historical narrative – again about genocide. The Promise is a sobering, beautiful disappointment. The film has a beautiful score and decent cinematography, but is …

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A trio of brand new trailers: FREE FIRE, LIVE BY NIGHT and THE PROMISE

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassss!!! Sorry ehm, now that I got my giddy enthusiasm out of the way… [well just enough so I can actually do a post, ahah] Well if you've visited my blog long enough you'll know how much I've been crushing madly on Sam Riley… and he deserves every bit of my love… and then some. …

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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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2016 Golden Globes Coverage: Thoughts on the Winners + Best & Worst Moments of the Night

Happy Monday everyone! Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? Well it's tradition that I watch a couple of award seasons per year and GG and Oscar are the only two televised ceremonies. As host Ricky Gervais put it, "Nobody cares about those awards as much as you do, so don't get emotional, ok?" Ahah, it's …

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Musings on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

I wasn't going to blog about Star Wars as I didn't think I'd have time before my East Coast trip on Tuesday. But you know what, I can't help it. Hubby and I actually watched the original trilogy a few weeks ago, just to refresh my memory as I barely remember any of the story. …

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Five for the Fifth: SEPTEMBER 2015 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. Since this is Back to School week for many of …

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Weekend Roundup + Casting news I’m excited about

Hello everyone! I've been away for most of the weekend and away from my laptop so not much to report here in terms of movie watching. My mother in-law and brother in-law are visiting in town so we've been playing tourist around MN since Friday. I was able to finish my Jurassic World review before they …

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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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