Tag Archives: Alien

Alien: Covenant (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same old monster horror

“Alien: Covenant” gives us exactly what we can expect from another entry from the franchise which has lasted for more than 35 years since “Alien” (1979) burst upon us. Again, a group of characters in a big spaceship go to … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When they arrive…..

Can we possibly communicate with aliens if they ever come to our planet? Can we and they really understand and emphasize with each other even if that were possible? “Arrival” begins with these familiar but undeniably fascinating questions which have … Continue reading

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Under the Skin (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Fascinating ambiguity under its SF skin

 “Under the Skin” will baffle you and frustrate you with its cold, abstract style, but it is also a weirdly fascinating experience you cannot easily forget. The movie only gives us a few bits of vague information on what is … Continue reading

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A smart SF action film rolling its time loop

  “Edge of Tomorrow” is a loud, explosive SF action film which is also smart, witty, and exhilarating inside its gritty, metallic armor. Sure, most of its components are familiar stuffs which will take you back to many other films, … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Jaegers Vs. Kaijus

 “Pacific Rim” is big, loud, and, above all, exciting and interesting. There are lots of crashes and bangs as those huge CGI creatures clashing with each other on the big screen, but this is not one of those bland, bloated … Continue reading

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Man of Steel (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : He can fly – no surprise

 “Man of Steel” wants to look different from its famous senior which opened the door for all the subsequent superhero films, and I understand its intention. When several production logos were ominously introduced one by one at the start of … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness(2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Vigorous calisthenics within its playground

 “Star Trek Into Darkness” does its calisthenics vigorously within its playground. After the decent start with “Star Trek”(2009), J.J. Abrams goes all the way again with crashes and bangs, and it is certainly thrilling to watch, but it remains within … Continue reading

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