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Prospect (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A western tale on an alien planet

“Prospect” is an interesting juxtaposition of two different familiar genres. Mainly set on an alien environment in the distant future, it initially looks like your average old-fashioned science fiction tale with some rustic sides, it gradually becomes a western tale … Continue reading

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Captain Marvel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Captain Marvel

“Captain Marvel”, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is alternatively familiar and refreshing. Although it is your typical superhero origin story, there are a number of nice changes and variations for distinguishing itself from many other recent … Continue reading

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s less awesome – but still fun

When “The Lego Movie” (2014) came in early 2014, it was one of major surprises during that year. I and others did not have much expectation at first, but, what do you know, the film turned out to be one … Continue reading

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Bumblebee (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl meets Bumblebee

When I heard about “Bumblebee” for the first time early in this year, I did not have much expectation on this prequel/spin-off of the Transformers series. After all, I suffered no less than four sequels after “Transformers” (2007) came out, … Continue reading

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Aquaman (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Aquaman Cometh

If “Aquaman” came 10 years ago, I would probably be more generous to it. Sure, it has several spectacular sequences to be enjoyed on a big screen, and it has more sense of fun and humor compared to that solemn … Continue reading

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The Endless (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two brothers coming back to their past

Sometimes I encounter little movies in the need of more attention, and “The Endless” is one of such cases. While it works as an engaging drama about two brothers struggling with their past, this small film is also quite intriguing … Continue reading

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Upgrade (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Upgraded to Kill

“Upgrade” is a mixed bag full of borrowed materials, and I sort of like that. While clearly reminiscent of “Death Wish” (1974) and other similar revenge thriller films, the movie is a pulpy science fiction decorated with familiar but amusing … Continue reading

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