Duets: Lucy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Time for another couple of mini reviews! As you can see, this Duet is totally dedicated to sci-fi. One of these films I actually saw quite a while back, but I couldn’t muster up the energy for a full review. The other is one I’ve been meaning to see for some time because of all the positive reviews, and I finally got around to it yesterday. The latter was totally worth a trip to the theater—the former, not so much. Continue reading

Transcendence: will it transcend your expectations?

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And so the summer of sci-fi begins. Seriously, have you guys noticed the ridiculous amount of sci-fi stuff coming out soon? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out next Friday (or it’s already out if you’re in the U.K.), then Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jupiter Ascending, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. Continue reading

Now You See Me: the clever crime of Ocean’s Eleven plus the magic of David Copperfield

Is it just me, or has this movie kind of flown under the radar? Surrounded by big, much-advertised summer films, Now You See Me seems to have gotten lost in the fray. But I distinctly remember getting excited about the trailer when I first saw it. With names like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo Continue reading