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Review: Ad Astra

Ad Astra

On the surface Ad Astra presents itself as a fairly straight forward science fiction tale about the relationships between father and son. But in reality, it has a lot more to say about modern society, the role of masculinity, and our purpose as people. In Ad Astra, the father/son theme and even all of the science fiction goodies were merely a tool to take you to the bigger theme of existentialism. But it’s done in a way where you can…

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Dark Matter
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Review: Dark Matter

I concluded Dark Matter this a.m. 3 seasons with an abrupt ending. Clearly, they didn’t know the show would be canceled. It almost felt like I was watching a Fox show rather than a SyFy original. At least in…

Alita Battle Angel
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Review – Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is something I’ve heard whispers about for nearly a decade.  It was on James Cameron’s “I’m making this movie when I make it” list with Avatar and whatever else he’s immersed himself in.  Thankfully he took…

the orville
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The Orville (Season’s 1 & 2)

I’ve had “The Orville” recommended to me time and time again, but have been apathetic to give it a go.  Seth MacFarlane is at the helm and while I don’t hate him, I’m not a huge fan either.  To…

I am Mother Review
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Review: “I Am Mother”

Netflix dropped “I Am Mother” a new science fiction film this June.  Netflix hasn’t been very consistent in their movies.  I haven’t even liked some of the more well received ones like Bird Box and Dumplin’.  When it was…