FlixChatter Review – ENHANCED (2021)

More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most film-loving moviegoers have turned to the multitude of premium video-on-demand (PVOD) offerings of various kinds. Even the large movie studios have turned to using their steaming platform, whether it’s HBO Max, Disney+, or Amazon Video. The others, such as Vertical Entertainment, have continued …

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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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