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Trancendence: What fresh HAL is this?

  Oscar winning cinematographer Willy Pfister makes his directorial debut with this week’s highly anticipated new release starring Johnny Depp.  A fascinating but ultimately overly ambitious piece of filmmaking, Transcendence attempts in both its subject matter and visual artistry to raise itself to the level of the best of director Christopher Nolan’s work. Many are …

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Gravity: A Stellar Attraction

October 3rd, 2013 As Elton John sang, “it’s lonely out in space”. In the new release Gravity, Director Alfonso Cuaron asserts it’s not only lonely, it’s also beautiful, vast, and terrifying. Superlatives like “best Space movie since 1968’s 2001” are getting bandied about, and that sets a critic’s teeth on edge. One tries to avoid …

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“Star Trek: Into Darkness” ~ Excitement at Warp Factor 10

May 17, 2013 Boy, this is going to be one short review. This movie has more spoilers than the 1967 Enterprise had Tribbles…and in the interest of full disclosure, this is written by the Cinema Siren who owns chairs from the Voyager show, can list the original episodes in order of appearance, has a T-shirt …

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‘Oblivion’: A Stunning Yet Flawed Sci-Fi

April 20, 2013 In director Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion, you can see a love for and desire to expand on the great classics of science fiction on film. With the most impressive use of IMAX for a feature film to date, in that respect he has created something new and exciting, with what is essentially a …

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