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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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Colossal (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her huge personal matter

While people with drinking problem are bound to hit each own bottom, the heroine of “Colossal” hits an odd bottom under her extraordinary circumstance. Her life is already a mess, but then she finds herself suddenly being capable of a … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Welcome to Skull Island

As a monster flick, “Kong: Skull Island”, another remake of the 1933 classic film “King Kong”, works to some degrees. Besides its gigantic titular monster, it serves us with various big creatures to watch, and it also shows some sense … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheesy but terrifying

Even though it has been mostly stuck in the realm of B-monster movies for many decades since its first appearance in 1954, Godzilla has been quite an iconic monster figure to many of us. Although I have not watched any … Continue reading

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Jurassic World (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Dinosaurs are back again…..

Understandably lacking the awe and wonder of “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Jurassic World” is a well-made blockbuster ride with many dinosaurs to watch. While the advance of digital special effects during last 22 years makes the dinosaurs roaming on the screen … Continue reading

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The Boxtrolls (2014) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : A boy and little boxes below the city

 “The Boxtrolls” is a charming stop-motion animation film which fascinates adult audiences with its technical efforts while exciting young audiences through the resulting wonder on the screen. While its story is a familiar fable of good and evil, its offbeat … Continue reading

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The Babadook (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Be careful of what you read

 “The Babadook” is a horror movie about something wicked lurking around somewhere, and it is quite an effective one. Slowly building up the sense of dread around its ominous background, the movie works as the harrowing drama of a strained … Continue reading

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