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  • Beware! The Blob 1972

    ½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Nearly 15 years after the success of the original BLOB, actor Larry Hagman watched the film for the first time with producer Jack Harris, and loved it so much he decided to make a sequel himself. The result is a complete mess with a promising premise, in which arctic researchers bring back a piece of the original blob to wreak havoc on another small town. Strictly amateur hour, BEWARE! THE BLOB is inept on every level, failing to utilize its…

  • Fury 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    Most WWII films, even films as brutal as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, are bathed in a glow of patriotic romanticism, like a grand old adventure to be remembered both fondly and reverently. David Ayers is having none of that in FURY. It's a raw, honest, brazenly unsentimental look at the "last great war" through the eyes of a tank crew advancing on Berlin in the last dark days of World War II. Hard edged and uncompromising, FURY paints an unforgettable portrait…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2014

    Tom Cruise stars as a reluctant soldier caught up in a war against an alien invasion, in which he inadvertently inherits the aliens' power to reset time when they die. Forced to live the same day and the same battle over and over again, he and his comrade (Emily Blunt) must figure out a way to defeat the seemingly indestructible enemy before they wipe out all earth on the planet.

    Surprisingly strong, EDGE OF TOMORROW is a bold, energetic sci-fi…

  • Alien 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Oct, 2014

    The thing that stood out to me the most during my most recent revisit with Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi horror classic was the silence. Everything about it, even Jerry Goldsmith's eerie score, echoes the silence of deep space, highlighting the utter isolation of the characters. It's what makes the creeping terror of ALIEN so effective - they are alone. Like the immortal tagline said - "in space, no one can hear you scream." The film delivers on that promise still today - proving that true terror lies in the silence.