Tag Archives: sci fi

‘The Thing’ (Movie Review) **

Antarctic explorers have discovered an alien space craft. Doctor Sander Halvorson (Ulrich Thomsen) brings a team in to investigate, which includes graduate student Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The team removes the ice-encased creature from a glacier and brings it back to camp. They … Continue reading

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Tweet of the week

Tweet of the week . . . I've decided that if 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes' actually happens, I'm joining the apes. http://t.co/f0qSRkI — sam chazon (@filmdrift) June 14, 2011 -Sam 🙂

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‘Super 8’ (Movie Review) **1/2

“Super 8” is a throwback to Spielberg-like sci-fi movies from the era in which the film is set.  It’s a fun movie to watch, with moments of brilliance. Overall, the film is better than standard summer movie fair–good enough to … Continue reading

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‘Priest’ (Movie Review) ** 1/2

Once again my tastes are a little out of step with other film critics.  My 2.5 out of 4 stars rating of the movie “Priest” is well above the average ratings at Metacritic, RottenTomatoes and IMDB.  But as I’ve written before, variety is the spice … Continue reading

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8 Movies I Look Forward to Seeing This Summer

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather recently, so no full movie reviews this week.  But I thought I’d preview 8 movies scheduled to be released this summer in the U.S. I’m excited about these! 1. First up is “The Tree of Life” … Continue reading

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‘Mars Needs Moms’ (Movie Review) **1/2

“Mars Needs Moms” did not do well financially in its first week of release. It was deemed a flop by many media sources because of its reported $150 million budget and measly $7 million opening weekend. I’ll provide my amateur speculation about … Continue reading

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