Category Archive: Sci-Fi

Kong: Skull Island

This film has some little twists and turns that make it far better than you might have anticipated.

Logan

This movie may prove to be one of the better films of 2017. I wonder if it will be remembered at Oscar time.

Passengers

To be quite frank, if you’re going to see a space movie, then hunt down Rogue One and leave Passengers on your to do list.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

While the film has great special effects, its strength is found flowing from the heart of a group of misfits who are willing to die young for a noble cause.

Arrival

Given the massive praise for this film, with my criticism I felt like the only poor sap who flunked the bar exam after graduating from law school.

Doctor Strange

Like the equally semi-tolerable Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, this is a film whose form transcends substance.

Suicide Squad

I took my Saudi foreign exchange student to see this film, and this was his last week in the States.  At least he can remember why we Americans value artistic mendacity.

Star Trek Beyond

There is a brief moment where one of the Enterprise lads unites with his child and gay partner. George Takei should be proud.

Ghostbusters

The only legitimate criticism of starring four women is that the only non-scientist was black.

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