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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The year is 2049; 30 years have passed since blade runner Rick Deckard "retired" his last skin job, and vanished into the non-existent sunset with the (fellow...?) replicant Rachel. A wave of fugitive "reps" arise from the ashes of the Tyrell Corporation, as another generation of replicants is given birth, models that have been engineered to be obedient, even to the point of hunting down and killing their own kind, like Ryan Gosling's K (short for his serial number KD9-3.7,…

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Like a demonic, shapeshifting clown popping his hideous head out of the sewers of Derry, a new adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel It has arisen, 27 years after its last go-round onscreen (specifically, on the small screen, as a 1990 ABC miniseries), after going through various rewrites, multiple directors, including Cary Fukunaga of True Detective fame (who sadly, wasn't allowed to direct the final project here), and what felt like an eternity in development hell.

    This time, only the…

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One of the toughest tasks ever for a young director must be coming to a series that, was not only started by another filmmaker, but began with what is one of the most iconic genre movies ever, and having to make a sequel that not only expands on its story & mythology without turning into ridiculous fanfiction (*cough Alien: Resurrection cough*), but also taking the young series in an entirely new direction, to the point where it goes into a completely…

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★

    I've always felt that Die Hard is a movie that's held back slightly by a couple of noteworthy flaws, but it's a testament to the skill of the people involved that it still manages to overcome its problems, and end up as a thrilling icon of modern Action movies in the end. To get my complaints out of the way first, one thing I've never liked about it is its sometimes broad writing, and often rather stock, generic characters.

    I…