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Underwater

I’m still processing what went down on screen in Underwater, which is an insane Alien meets Cthulhu mashup that starts the action pretty much from frame one, and mostly doesn’t stop until its explosive (aaahahahahaaaaaa) ending. During the credit sequence, we’re treated to flashes of media headlines detailing the Kepler Corp’s deep sea drilling ops […]

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Legendary’s MonsterVerse continues with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a sequel to Gareth Edward’s 2014 Godzilla. Thus far, this ‘verse hasn’t thrilled me: I remember thinking Edward’s version was just fine, but ultimately unremarkable, and I flat out HATED Kong: Skull Island (2017). But the big, stupid magic of watching kaijus fight each other in […]

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Circle

SIFF Take: Circle

Circle is a Sci-Fi social experiment where a group of people fleeing an alien invasion awaken to find themselves locked inside a room with a giant circular dial in the middle. It takes them a little bit of time to realize that each of them are “voting” to pick who will die. After discussing their […]

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Pacific Rim

{Pacific Rim opens in Seattle on Thursday, 7/11, and is screening at Sundance Cinemas Seattle, Thornton Place, Pacific Science Center IMAX, the Cinerama, and AMC Pacific Place}  There's quite a bit of exposition in the opening scenes of Pacific Rim, but even though narration usually bugs me, I didn't mind it here one bit, because: […]

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Recommended Viewing: MIFFF at SIFF Film Center & Uptown {10/5-10/7}

It's the fourth year of the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival, and since y'all know I love me some horror and fantasy movies, y'all also know that I am beyond excited.  This year the fest is screening 5 features and over 40 shorts that focus on action, animation, fantasty, horror, and science fiction. You can […]

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Beyond the Black Rainbow

{Beyond the Black Rainbow premieres in Seattle at The Grand Illusion Cinema on Friday, 6/22, and screens through 6/28} I’m still not really sure I understand what went down in Beyond the Black Rainbow, but I think I got the gist of it—even if I had to wade through a bunch of trippy LSD-laden-this-is-what-a-futuristic-1983-looks-like shots […]

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