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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    As a human male who wasn't born until 1987, the year after James Cameron's seven-year-later sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece debuted, I was never overly inclined to invest much of my adolescence in Xenomophs or the lore of the talented Ms. Ripley. As someone who would unknowingly be lumped in with the millennial generation I didn't grow up with a fondness for those original films and thus they never became a critical part of the cultural landscape for me…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★

    Thought provoking and entertaining. I dig this movie. A lot.

    Asks what it means to be a human through a character that isn't but yearns to be. It also warns of the consequences of asking such questions not only in that we might not be satisfied with the answers we receive, but that the search for such answers might come with dire consequences.

    Ambition demands limits otherwise we'll never stop needing more and Prometheus, while not providing satisfying answers to…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    There will come a day when Tom Cruise not only doesn't make action blockbusters like this, but when he won't be able to and when that day comes we will miss it. Not necessarily just out of a sense of nostalgia, but because Cruise is the last of a dying breed; one of the only true movie stars left who, despite his image being tainted over the years, can demand the kind of budget and talent that it takes to…

  • Gangster Squad

    Gangster Squad

    ★★★

    What has happened to director Ruben Fleischer? The guy had such a promising feature debut in Zombieland and has had ample opportunity to make equally fun films in his two follow-ups yet each have failed to capture that same magic that invigorated his first. In saying that, his latest Gangster Squad isn't necessarily a bad film but it certainly isn't anything spectacular. With a cast that features the likes of Josh Brolin (who actually seems to be losing credibility with…