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A film based on an arcade game from 1986... I watched an advance screening: it is bad (spoilers) My review of "Killing": meandering My review of "One Cut of the Dead": oozing with brains and heart Is it possible to make a universally liked "Robin Hood" film? I watched an advance screening: "Widows" is good but overhyped (spoilers) My review of "Loving Vincent": a visual feast My review of "Snow Woman": ghostly My review of "Ancien and the Magic Tablet": confusing My review of "78/52" View all posts >


I get invitations to free media screenings because I write reviews, but some cinema chains allow you to buy tickets to advance screenings for particular films. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] I can answer some of these. * Once the search party returns, Ash breaks quarantine protocol (disobeying Ripley, the ship's ranking officer among the crewmembers remaining onboard) and allows the infected Kane back on board, seemingly out of compassion, and is later seen marveling at the creature attached to him. * A creature like that —to sustain its life— must consume material to produce energy and it must consume material to make more of itself. It’s mostly inorganic (with some organic innards), so that means it has to be digesting meat, metal, silicon and a bunch of other shit. Maybe it consumes the stuff by puking its acid on it first (who knows). One of the things that makes the creature so frightening is it’s “otherness”. The more we are shown, the less “other” they are. This is a fundamental rule in Lovecraftian horror: You know so little about the creature that your imagination takes over. We don't need to see the creature eating. * "Molecular acid" is a tautology. All acids are made from molecular compounds or groups of various active molecules, so the phrase was the sign of a writer too busy or too lazy to give it a name. With that said, there are acids we know about today which make hydrochloric or hydrosulfuric acids seem like pancake syrup by comparison in terms of their ability to interact with matter. The acidic blood of the Xenomorph is well within the boundaries of conventional science as far as powerful acids are concerned. As for the biology of such an acid and how it would be used in the Xenomorph metabolic process, that is beyond my ability to judge. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] [url][/url] I think filmmakers find big, recognizable brand names a lot safer and easier to finance than lesser-known stuff. "Robin Hood" is a known quantity. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] If I remember correctly, Depp was cast in "Fantastic Beasts" before his break-up with Amber Heard, allegations of abuse and that disastrous Rolling Stone interview where he comes off as unhinged and self-destructive. I think he's a millstone around the neck of this franchise, because he signed on as one of the world's most bankable movie stars and now ... not so much. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] Before the events of Black Panther, N'Jobu (Sterling K. Brown), the brother of the king of Wakanda, falls in love with a woman in Oakland and they have a child, who grows up to be Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (Michael B. Jordan). It is through his love for Erik's mother that N'Jobu changes his mind about the world outside of Wakanda, and decides he must help its people. Bearing that in mind, I'm not sure why you think Killmonger wouldn't have any African American ancestors or connections to slavery. As the first person to reply to your post pointed out (and who you ironically refer to as "infantile" and "triggered" even though he's simply correct), Killmonger's mother is from Oakland, California, not Wakanda. -------------------------------------------- [b]You can read all of my latest film reviews here:[/b] [url][/url] I think this needs a bump. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] There were definitely too many characters and plotlines crammed into the film. It also doesn't help that Newt isn't a very engaging central character. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] I liked the film and agree with most of your points, although I thought that Garrett Dillahunt's role was underwritten. There was a sense that he had a backstory and a purpose in the film that never eventuated. It was nice that Lucas Haas wasn't a traditional bad guy, just the typical sort of rich guy who might use a high-class escort service, but I did groan inwardly when it was revealed he was a renowned architect and had a friend who was an expert on safe-houses. That was too convenient. Was "Widows" as Oscar-worthy and important as reviewers are saying it is? In my opinion, no. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url][/url][/b] View all replies >