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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Alex Garland is on a bit of a roll. After writing “Dredd,” which he reportedly kind of directed (though he is not credited as such), and then making his official directorial debut with “Ex Machina,” the dude is making great sci-fi stuff, and he continues the trend with “Annihilation,” which is a crazy sci-fi fantasy thriller about a team of female scientists/militia who head into a strange phenomena called “The Shimmer,” in which only one man from the mostly male…

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    Brad Bird, Pixar, and co. finally deliver the long hoped for sequel to "The Incredibles" and the results are pretty entertaining and worth the wait. I am not sure it is on par with the original, but it is very entertaining, with all the superheroics and Pixar quality fun we are all accustomed to.

    I liked the villain, though I found a certain twist coming miles away. Though that doesn't really matter, as no matter what the director claims to…

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  • The Blob

    The Blob

    ★★★★

    One of those rare remakes that manages, in some ways, to best it's original. This movie should be mentioned in the same breath as "The Thing" and the "The Fly" more often than it is. It's a great horror movie with fantastic creature effects and some wonderfully gruesome deaths. 

    It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it has some of the best movie deaths I have ever seen. Really wonderful, and while it certainly has an air of the 1980s on it, it may actually hold up better than the original classic.

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★½

    Akira Kurosawa was a badass of cinema. "The Hidden Fortress" is about two bickering greedy and dimwitted peasants who end up helping a General of the war they just lost bring a Princess and gold back to their home. 

    The film is funny as well as dramatic, and it has great cinematography (it is Kurosawa's first film in widescreen). This film in particular was a major influence on George Lucas when making the original "Star Wars" film. 

     I'd recommend Kurosawa films to anyone, and this is definitely a film worth seeing.