Month: January 2023

Film Review: Audacious, Silly “The Wandering Earth II”

Film Review: Audacious, Silly “The Wandering Earth II”

Four years ago the Chinese film industry released one of its first big budget sci-fi thrillers, The Wandering Earth, to great acclaim and strong global box office results. When I reviewed it back in 2019, I found it interesting and exciting, partially because of its...

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The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X: Powerful, Luxurious Pickup

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X: Powerful, Luxurious Pickup

In the early days, pickup trucks were sold bare bones, intended to be work vehicles more than family transportation. They were also inexpensive too, offering people who couldn't afford a fancy sedan or station wagon an alternative. I remember in high school that one...

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Film Restoration Review: Invaders from Mars (1953)

Film Restoration Review: Invaders from Mars (1953)

It was just a few years after the end of World War II and color had only just arrived in the science fiction genre a few years earlier with the science-heavy Destination Moon (1950). Director and production genius William Cameron Menzies was engrossed by a short...

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Film Review: Half-Baked, Half-Pint Horror “M3GAN”

Film Review: Half-Baked, Half-Pint Horror “M3GAN”

The 2001 sci-fi film A.I. - Artificial Intelligence explores a mythic and timeless tale of a mechanical child that joins a family beset by a terrible tragedy. Haley Joel Osment is "David", a startlingly realistic robot who seeks to assuage the pain of his human...

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