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50 Years of Star Trek: Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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“Our captain will come for us.  Mercy will be the last thing on his mind,” says Nyota Uhura.  Krall responds, “I’m counting on it.” J.J. Abrams successfully rebooted the Star Trek franchise without discounting everything that had come before (via … Continue reading

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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“I know that this isn’t the life that you prefer, and that it’s been hard for you to come down here.  But I really want us to be a happy family, you and me.  The mess is all taken care of, … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

“The Force.  It’s calling to you.  Just let it in,” says Maz Kanata to Rey. I grew up watching the original Star Wars trilogy (1977’s Star Wars, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and 1983’s Return of the Jedi) on TV and … Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (2015)

“The Syndicate is real.  A rogue nation, trained to do what we do,” says Ethan Hunt.  Benji Dunn responds, “An anti-IMF.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 20 years since the release of the first Mission: Impossible film.  … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 9/9/14 Recommendations

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Watchmen (2009)

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“Never compromise,” says Rorschach to Dan Dreiberg (aka Nite Owl).  He continues, “Not even in the face of Armageddon.  That’s always been the difference between us, Daniel.” I wasn’t really familiar with Alan Moore’s graphic novel when I had first … Continue reading

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Star Trek (2009)

“Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes,” Captain Christopher Pike says to James T. Kirk.  “He saved over 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours.  I dare you to do better.” After the (intended?) failure of 2002’s … Continue reading