Review: “Alien: Covenant”

2 out of 5 stars. Director Ridley Scott is clearing trying to Say Something with “Alien: Covenant,” which, although its title doesn’t make it sound that way, is actually a sequel to 2012’s “Prometheus,” which was itself a prequel to the “Alien” franchise that originated with Scott at the helm.  The adrenaline-pumping action bits that […]

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Review: “Power Rangers” (2017)

3.5 out of 5 stars. They’re not your typical superheroes, but the Power Rangers were an indispensable aspect of almost every 90s kid’s life, beginning with the original 1993 television series.  It’s rather astounding that, given the franchise’s ongoing popularity and the onslaught of nostalgia-based adaptations and reboots over the last few years, the Power […]

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Review: “Arrival”

4 out of 5 stars. What would the people of Earth do if our planet was suddenly invaded by an alien race?  It’s a question that has been asked by hundreds of science fiction films, with “Arrival” now joining the bunch.  But “Arrival” isn’t an action movie.  It isn’t about people fighting the aliens; in fact, the story […]

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Review: “Star Trek Beyond”

3.5 out of 5 stars. J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” reboot and its sequel, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” truly felt like a reimagining of the classic series, modernizing it while also containing multiple homages to the original source material. With Justin Lin taking the director’s chair for the third movie, “Star Trek Beyond,” it was […]

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