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The Martian (Ridley Scott – 2015) Movie Review

I like my “alone in space” movies to be far weirder and more cerebral than The Martian. Scott or Damon can stay on Mars; fly me to to Sam Rockwell and the Moon or directly into the Sun with Danny Boyle.

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REVIEW: The Monuments Men (George Clooney – 2014)

With this subject matter, gorgeous production design and an incredible ensemble on both sides of the lens one would expect this to be yet another home run for Clooney and Heslov (the team behind Argo and Good Night and Good Luck). Unfortunately, the beautiful moments contained within the often divergent threads of the story don’t gel into a masterpiece comparable to the art they’re trying to salvage.

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REVIEW: ELYSIUM (Neill Blomkamp – 2013) – 2nd Opinion

The issue here isn’t that the trailer was misleading but the opening twenty minutes was. The Occupy movement is worthy of the big screen treatment and everything hinted at this being the answer. Instead we’re offered a b-grade sci-fi action movie that doesn’t pursue the very questions it asks in the beginning.

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REVIEW: Elysium (Neill Blomkamp – 2013)

Writer and director Neil “District 9” Blomkamp proves he is the master of slum-sci-fi with Elysium.  The brutality of a desolate futuristic setting matches hard-hitting action sequences perfectly, but middling characters disrupt the film’s impact. In the year 2154, the wealthy live on a space station called Elysium while the rest of the population occupies a deteriorating Earth.  A factory worker and reformed criminal, Max (Matt Damon), has an accident at work and the side-effects are terminal.  Max agrees to take on a daunting mission, which if successful, will not…

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