“Was this another scene specifically written so as to avoid a potential lawsuit? Does Eon hold the copyright on interesting gadgets?”
“The second act is a prolonged science lesson with some first-year philosophy thrown in for good measure, albeit a visually stunning lesson with some good action pieces and special effects.”
“As always: James Bond, the world’s most famous secret agent.”
“Despite the epic length, most of the cast will turn out to have existed to explore ideas or play second fiddle to the father/daughter relationship.”
“It’s a bit like if Christopher Nolan made Batman Begins and decided to cast Adam West.”
“One wonders why Starfleet’s mission statement wouldn’t be more along the lines of ‘to boldly stay home, mind our own business, and read a good book.’”
“CGI allows you to do anything you can imagine in your wildest fever dream, which begins to stretch the limits of believability to the breaking point.”
“Five seconds in, and this script and science have already officially parted ways.”
“At one point during the riffing, one of the guys remarks that the movie looks like it was edited in a Vitamix, and that’s pretty accurate.”
“I wish they’d spent as much time working on the storyline as the visuals, but it is what it is.”
“A post-apocalyptic version of (let’s face it) the Wacky Racers doesn’t feel like something that people have any kind of racial hang-ups about, so why would people mind if a woman took over?”
“It’s great to see at least some aspects of the Superman mythos onscreen not weighted down by angst or failed attempts at achieving Christopher Nolan and/or Frank Miller levels of grimness.”
“It’s like someone saw Ted and decided what it was really missing was a ton of fart and shit jokes.”
“Bay simply ramps up the pace and explosion count from prior entries and layers on the Dinobots like so much icing on a shit cake.”
“Even people who otherwise have issues with the feminist movement pretty much universally agree that this is a freakin’ brilliant action movie and you should see it and see it again.”
“The movie gives us answers to exactly none of these questions. And here I thought the ending of Lost was a gyp.”
“The four TNG movies had some good ideas, but those were sadly overshadowed by the studio’s desire to turn TNG into something it wasn’t.”
“Here are the five books I think DC is going to struggle with. Quite a few of them I actually want to see succeed, but even I’ll admit they have an uphill battle ahead of them.”
“It would appear Mirror Universe episodes really need at least a couple of the regular universe characters to cross over, to counterbalance all the cartoonish evil on display.”
“The moral of the story appears to be clear: God may not be dead, but if you’re not a Christian, you soon will be, and He’ll make sure you have the most horrible, painful death possible.”
By special request, Sofie reviews something she's actually kind of looked forward to.
Ursa reviews a pop science book on epidemiology and evidence-based medicine that's fun, accessible, hilarious... and occasionally really scary.
With Jurassic World breaking records at the box office, lets take a look at the most divisive entry in the series.
The prettiest game you will ever play.
During MAGFest, Mikey and Mr. Mendo watched the made-for-TV movie Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights and then decided to do an unscripted review of it.
One of the better of the newer wave of fight movies.
Ursa's discusses her favorite film in the Cornetto trilogy, why Nicholas Angel is so great, and alternate reads on character sexuality.
Time to get Shreked! ...In the least obnoxious way possible. Here's the film that started a crazy set of trends. See what Joey's thoughts are!
Thomas discusses the mystery TV programs of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, including Campion and The Last Detective.
Last time, Sofie talked about some of the dearly beloved women she grew up with. This time, she's talking about the women you guys brought up the most.
A deeper look into the 1989 underwater film.
After a long absence, Mendo returns with a brief review of the first ever music video, and all its unspeakable racism! It’s not great, to be honest.
The fun and insanity of Death Machine.
A look at the hugely influential Oz-ploitation film Mad Max.
In this two-part episode, Ursa takes a crack at Revenge of the Sith and the joys of people taking action while advancing the plot through dialogue.
Sofie reviews the new Studio Ghibli anime Ronia the Robber's Daughter, based on the book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, which makes her happy to see something from her childhood appearing again and being treated with so much respect.
More giant spiders!
Thomas celebrates World Turtle Day (yes, that's a real thing) with a recap of the movie Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.
Sofie hates everyone who requested this one.
A look at the excellent horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.
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