Sci-fi films

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    I have complete faith in it being a fun enjoyable movie - Shane Black is one of a few current filmmakers who can genuinely bring back the charm of late 80s/early 90s cinema. He's in the same group as Jody Hill and JJ Abrams when it comes to bringing back that old school flavour.
     
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    I saw The Predator last night and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The story line worked, and there were enough references to the original. The over the top gore and satire humor were perfect.
     
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    Finally they get some G1 designs into the live-action Transformers films!! I'm digging this - especially the Cybertron scenes :)

     
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    Watched Annihilation.

    It was okay. I generally enjoyed the movie...pacing, effects, cast, etc.....but meh in the end. It had a lot of strengths, but it wasn't a home run for me.

    I know not everything needs to be explained, but ambiguity is annoying sometimes too.
     
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    @spatula007 It's just one of those movies that requires subsequent viewings. That way you can catch all the things you missed the first time.
     
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    Probably. I'll revisit it again one day.
    Time to hit the books though!
     
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    I guess I am a nunce, but I had no idea that such treasures as backissues of Starlog might be compiled online at the Archive.org project. I present one classic case, for everyone's potential enjoyment:

    https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-058/page/n0

    (covering Blade Runner, Battlestar Galatica, The Thing, Star Trek, and as a special bonus, a serialised version of 'Who Goes There', with nice artwork by Wayne Barlowe)


    Ahhh, all this just reminds me how great a year 1982 actually was. That, and that I really miss the enjoyment of reading these sorts of publications (you know, back in ye olden times for all of you kids out there).
     
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    Just watched Battle Angel Alita. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Manga based flicks are hard to do right. It reminded me of GITS - not perfect, but a damn good go at it and surprisingly faithful to the source material. For a CGI heavy film it didn't bore me like so many of them do.
     
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    Caught this movie last week and I really loved it. Very minimal type of film. No big unrealistic effects or overreaching story ideas. Just an understated sci-fi flick with superb acting and a realistic atmosphere. A slow burn film that I would recommend to anyone who doesn't need constant action in their movies to have a good time.
     

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