Cypher (2002)

I’ll confess it does sound odd, but this was the first movie by Vincenzo Natali I ever saw. In fact, it took me some time after I saw this one before I finally caught up with Cube, even though that was the film everyone remembers him for.  As my local video store had a copy […]

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Upgrade (2018)

Gray, a gifted mechanic who loves the old cars they built before everything was computerized, was left a quadriplegic after criminals attacked him and killed his wife.  His best customer gives him a revolutionary new AI computer chip implant that will allow him to walk.  But Gray discovers that the chip can talk to him […]

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Gargantua (1998)

You’ll note that this one came out in 1998, the same year as the American Godzilla. It is also a TV movie about a giant monster. That pretty much tells you most of what you need to know about this one. We’ve got a young Adam Baldwin as a scientist, who — like Craig T. Nelson […]

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Gintama (2017)

What a strange film. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Gintama is the live action film adaptation of one of the many anime series out there, this one about an Edo era Japan where space aliens have come to Japan.  While they originally came as visitors, that slowly changed and the Samurai […]

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Tik Tik Tik (2018)

This is an absolutely preposterous movie. I enjoyed it. This is sort of the Indian version of Armageddon, mixed with a heist film, complete with a James Bond-ish villain, enough plot twists and turns for three movies, some thoroughly impossible cartoon physics, a touch of stage magic, a father’s love for his son and anything […]

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

(Spoilers ahead.  Read at your own risk.) For a long time it seemed as if every Science Fiction film had to have a “Stargate” sequence like 2001.  Even a normally sensible director like Brian DePalma fell into the trap in Mission To Mars. But it’s been a long time since I saw one.  A very […]

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