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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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets review

Luc Besson is not a filmmaker I would consider a favorite of mine. In fact, the last film I saw that he directed was The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc way back in 1999. Sure I’ve seen the films he produced and wrote such as the Transporter and Taken series, while I did …

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Guest Review: LIFE (2017)

Directed By: Daniel Espinosa Written By: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Runtime: 1 hr 43 minutes I wish I could at least pretend to be as cool as the other writers who sit around me at these press screenings. I wish I could go to a genuinely scary movie like Life and calmly take notes, looking up at …

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FlixChatter Review: Passengers (2016)

Directed By: Morten Tyldum Written By: Jon Spaihts Runtime: 116 minutes I heard about the premise of this one a few years ago when the project was still stuck in development hell and for some time it was meant to be a vehicle for Keanu Reeves. Well, now we've got two of the biggest young …

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FlixChatter Review: ARRIVAL (2016)

Sci-fi films involving aliens coming to earth is a dime a dozen. So it's so refreshing to see a film that treads a familiar ground, yet still manages to be original and truly thought-provoking. Based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, the premise of ARRIVAL is deceptively simple. One day, …

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FlixChatter Review: Midnight Special (2016)

I'm a big fan of science fiction films, and the ones that are more *grounded* in our reality, meaning it's not all sleek and drowned in special effects are usually the most compelling. Midnight Special is certainly one of those films, which in essence is a father/son story. Right from its opening scene, this film …

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FlixChatter Review: The Martian (2015)

It's a testament of a truly good film when two weeks after I saw it I'm still thinking about it fondly and can't wait to see it again. I mentioned in this post that I had been anticipating this film for a couple of reasons, but deep down I still wished it'd be good as …

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Thursday Movie Picks #56: Alien Invasion of Earth

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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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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Weekend Roundup: Coherence (2013) Review

Happy Monday everyone! Well, in case you noticed, I haven't been blogging much lately as I've been sick with a stubborn cold for over a week now. One of my coworkers apparently got pneumonia and he has to be off work for a whole week. So just for precaution, I was at urgent care Thursday night …

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