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A rant about the film “Arrival”

Don’t let me spoil this film for you.  It is very well done and enjoyable, especially the first encounter with the aliens.  Most people won’t have a problem with the ending, or if they do, it won’t be as extreme … Continue reading

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Two houses of Super Heroes

Done in the “house style” of our local mag…. So you can now find out who wins the fight between Batman and Superman, and see Iron Man take on Captain America. But what about Spiderman versus Wonder Woman, or Magneto … Continue reading

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Nitpickers’ shame: Interstellar

My name is James, and I am a nitpicker. I am sorry but I can’t control myself and will nitpick now, but at least I will warn people and do it in a form that can be ignored if they … Continue reading

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Spoiled by being based on a true story

Alright, I said I’d had my fill of biopics, but I wound up going to see “American Sniper” with a vague idea it was inspired by real events. In fact, it’s based on an autobiography of almost the same name … Continue reading

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Edge of Trauma

Have been to see Edge of Tomorrow as well.  A good sci-fi movie and entertaining.  Tom Cruise sensibly played a character who is initially a slimy weasel, thus avoiding some of the normal annoyance of his superman act.  Plot holes … Continue reading

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When it ain’t a nit to pick

Does all bad science in films annoy me?  No.  When Star Wars spacecraft handle (and sometimes sound) like planes with piston engines, no problem, because Star Wars is unashamedly a fairy tale in SciFi clothes.  When a damsel in distress … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

There’s one thing this movie got wrong. Charles Xavier would never, even in his young and very depressed days, have ever used the word “weaponised.” Other than that, it was pretty good. There were some pretty good and pretty bad … Continue reading

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