Though Jupiter Ascending has its flaws and misfires, it's ultimately a good sci-fi film with well-crafted action and gorgeous visuals. The acting is inconsistent and the narrative has its misfires and failings, but overall, it's an enjoyable, if overly campy watch.
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"Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes... hollow."
The Imitation Game tells the true story of Alan Turing, the inventor of the first ever computer, and the unsung British hero who saved the world from the tyranny of Nazi Germany in World War II. Working for the British government, he and others become part of an elite team tasked with breaking…
There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.
Chinatown is a great noir film with what I would consider now to be one of my favorite Jack Nicholson roles. Other than Nicholson and Faye Dunaway the performances are average, but the soundtrack alternates from classic noir to mostly-thriller-but-nearly-horror atmospheric elements, and the narrative is surprisingly easy to follow for a noir film, without sacrificing good writing in the process. Starting off slow but building gradually and becoming far more interesting as the film progresses, the narrative and its…