Sunshine: Dystopian Sci-Fi Film at 15 Years

Sunshine is a dystopian film that could only come from the minds of both director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland. It’s one of those doom-and-gloom weeks so why not watch a film where astronauts risk their lives to repair the sun. Does it work? That’s for you watch the film and find out! In any event, this film recently marked its 15th anniversary since its theatrical release. The home entertainment release includes deleted scenes…

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Minions: The Rise of Gru Hits The 70s

Minions: The Rise of Gru continues to take audiences on the path towards the first Despicable Me with a lot of fun slapstick moments. However, I would be remis to point out a problem with the film’s soundtrack. There’s a point in the film where we hear the five-tone motif from John Williams’s score for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The problem with this is that this film is set 1976 and Close Encounters…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery sees Captain Christopher Pike command as the crew searches for Michael Burnham’s brother, Spock. In many ways, the start of the second season calls back to Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock. Not in the sense that Spock (Ethan Peck) is dead but in Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) searching for her brother. This comes at the same time as seven mysterious red signals are appearing in different…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1

The first season of Star Trek: Discovery marked the franchise’s long-awaited return to the small screen after a decade-plus absence. I went into Star Trek: Discovery knowing as little as possible so as to avoid spoiling myself. While I meant to start watching the series a few years back, it didn’t happen. It wasn’t until the recent convention in Chicago that I decided to make the trip into outer space. Plus, with the coming of…

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Everything Everywhere All At Once Insults Jews

Everything Everywhere All At Once is an otherwise hysterical sci-fi action adventure but reduces a character to an antisemitic stereotype. I’ll get to the antisemitic stereotype in a few. Take this away from the film and it’s very entertaining. There are moments in the film that had me falling out of my chair from laughter. I’m talking about the uncontrollable laughter where you have to stop yourself. This speaks to how funny it is. Hot…

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Shang-Chi Arrives On Home Video

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its arrival on home video as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or…

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its long-delayed arrival as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or a line…

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Gunpowder Milkshake: A Stylish Genre-Blender

Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish female-driven Tarantino-esque genre-blending thriller that provides a new approach to the assassin genre. Sam (Karen Gillan) has known nothing but life with The Firm since her elite assassin mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey) abandoned her when she was 12 years old. To no surprise, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and she’s become something of an assassin in her own right. Trust me when I say that you do not…

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Last Christmas: Will The Film Give You Its Heart?

Last Christmas benefits from chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding while taking inspiration from the George Michael song of the same name. Following the opening in Yugoslavia 1999, the film flash-forwards to London 2017.  Kate (Emilia Clarke) works as an elf for Santa (Michelle Yeoh) in a Christmas store open all year long.  This is what she does for work when she’s not trying to land gigs as a singer.  While cleaning the windows…

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Crazy Rich Asians Injects Life In Rom-Coms

Crazy Rich Asians is the big screen flick that injects some new life so desperately needed in the romantic comedy genre.  If Netflix had their way, you wouldn’t be seeing the film in theaters.  This means that my Netflix-free parents wouldn’t see it at all.  Thank G-d a studio wanted to release this film in theaters because it’s a lot of fun. NYU economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) had no clue what she was getting when…

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