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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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  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    ★★★

    At times the film is fun, but overstays its welcome on the asteroid. Also I really don't care for any of the characters and there is no world building. Just short of Deep Impact in almost every way.

  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm

    ★★★

    I have loved to bash this film in the past. It's no Twister. The writing is not strong. Too close to parody, The Asylum vibes. The jackass youtube guys should never be the focus of any scene. Pete, the chaser team lead, has terrible hammy dialog about money. There's no light hearted comedy. The interactions on the chase team and the family trio are way too dry. Very made-for-tv quality.

    Have to admit I enjoyed this viewing though. It does…

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  • Space Cowboys

    Space Cowboys

    ★★★★

    Not sure why people hate on this film. It's a great time... grumpy old men in space! I always have a stupid silly grin on my face the whole film. And if you cannot laugh at two old men in a tilt-a-whirl betting who passes out first, you have no comedy sophistication.

    Maybe I like Space Cowboys because I've always been a grumpy old man 🤷‍♂️. Now get off my launch pad!

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

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

    I don't like superhero movies... I don't like superhero movies... I don't like superhero movies... Why won't you believe me!

    The animation is beautiful. I don't know if it bests the few Ghibli films I've seen, but it has to be in the conversation. More-so, this really felt like a comic book come to life. Maybe that's part of what I've found lacking in the million live-action superhero films. Comic stories without the comic feel. Also the audio was superb.…