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  • A Star Is Born

    ★★½

  • Rock of Ages

    ★★★½

  • The Trotsky

    ★★★½

  • Friends with Kids

    ★★★½

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  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★★★

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

    "Look, all I'm asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history... of history."

    Carl Sagan was a master of popularizing science, of translating our scientific passion for knowledge. He had the smarts and more importantly the charm. I loved…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

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

    "Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it... and I welcome every moment of it."

    Despite knowing this film inside and out, I welcome every minute of runtime. It has so many of my favorite aspects of SF beautifully woven together. Strung together by an amazing cast and a respectable budget for a non-superhero SF film.


    "There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived."

    I loved that the aliens intentions…

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★½

    What a strange version of this tale. Streisand surely can sing, but it is limited style/range. She nailed maybe 2 of the numbers here, inconsistent in a few, and cringe in a few. Mostly her pitch was off... I think. While her counterpart, Kris, didn't even sound like he was singing much. More like rhythmically talking.

    Acting wise, both were solid... but the story wasn't. I didn't understand why they were together. Did she like his bad boy ways? Didn't…

  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    ★★★½

    Well that was awesome. I didn't really have high hopes given its average rating, but it had a fun set of casting choices, solid energy, and musical performances. Easily making it on to my fav musicals list 👍.

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    Why won't these writers send me their SF romcom screenplays so I can nudge them from being above average to excellent. This script was the perfect setup to smash all of its genre tags. Apparently though the writer must not have been aware to the full extent its scientific premise could be extrapolated and must not be a true science fiction fan... 😢 + 🐼.

    Starting around the hour mark I really thought this was going to ramp up into…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★

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    I can appreciate if those who read the book enjoyed this. Obviously that would make this far easier to digest because of how shit the storytelling was. Honestly, didn't even have the main character right. The narrator perspective unfairly fucks this whole thing over right from the start. The pieces connect now, but the experience isn't worth a second viewing anyway.

    Most of the film was and would still be downright tedious. 50 minutes quoting shit in the car. If…