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thatscifidude has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★

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

    Annihilation has been received well on Netflix in Australia and I seem to be one of the few reviewers who doesn’t understand why. This self proclaimed intellectual sci-fi tale, based on the book of the same name, weaves an interesting take on macro and micro evolution. Intellectual is reaching, when an initial test screening of Annihilation resulted in a Paramount executive pulling it from major release, eventually opting for the Netflix route. Interesting move when you would recall Paramount, known…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

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

    The latest installment in the Cloverfield “franchise” was given a surprise release yesterday on Netflix.

    Hundreds of pop culture blogs and news sites went into absolute “freak out” mode as Netflix, in their typical secret societal fashion, unleashed the latest addition to J.J Abram’s ‘whatever the fuck’ sci fi franchise. And JJ, I use the term “franchise” very loosely. The auto-buffering Netflix trailer jumps in with the premise of the original monster found camera footage of Cloverfield (2008), now see…

  • The Colony

    The Colony

    ★★

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

    The Colony is a film that has been sticking out for me like a sore thumb every time I log into my Hulu account. While I have found the "Science Fiction" tab to hold a neverending safehouse for gems like Space 1999, both Battlestar Galactica series, and the Outer Limits - this is a film which I wish had stayed hidden.

    The film stars pop culture culture greats Lawrence Fishburne and Bill Paxton as the respectable Colony leader and his…