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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An ambitious but mixed cliffhanger

“Avengers: Infinity War”, the 19th feature film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), attempts to be a big, ambitious cliffhanger for whatever will come in the next year, but it does not entirely work well as trying to juggle too … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): More Jaegers – and more Kaijus

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is as good as you can expect from a conventional but serviceable blockbuster product. While it is not as ambitious or spirited as its predecessor, the movie provides enough amount of action to entertain you, and I … Continue reading

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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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