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  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★½

  • San Andreas

    ★★★★

  • Arrival

    ★★★★★

  • Grease Live

    ★★★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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  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★½

    Emma Thompson saying "I'm a seedy old pervert" was worth the price of admission.

    The film is pretty much what I expected based on the blurb and a few reviews I read. Very solid dialog and themes. Interesting enough for 90 mins. If anyone is interested in another film along these lines, check out The Sessions (2012) with Helen Hunt. Not the same tone, but let's say in a similar spirit.

  • Grease Live

    Grease Live

    ★★★½

    Quite surprised at how great this is. I still stand by the original, one word Travolta, but there is a lot to like here. The production alone is worth checking out. Great live camera work and the set design for flawless live transitions is so dang interesting. Grease fans, this is definitely worth checking out.

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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

    ★★

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

    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…