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  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Look, all I'm asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history... of history."

    Carl Sagan was a master of popularizing science, of translating our scientific passion for knowledge. He had the smarts and more importantly the charm. I loved…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it... and I welcome every moment of it."

    Despite knowing this film inside and out, I welcome every minute of runtime. It has so many of my favorite aspects of SF beautifully woven together. Strung together by an amazing cast and a respectable budget for a non-superhero SF film.


    "There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived."

    I loved that the aliens intentions…

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  • The Weather Man

    The Weather Man

    ★★★½

    Cage was perfect for this role. While the story isn't some masterpiece, I liked the themes, the depiction of depression, and the message about accepting who you are. Not focusing on your failures. I heard a similar message earlier in a discussion on NPR radio. The worry of one minor failure leading to bigger or total failure. As an eternal pessimist, it's good to have reminders to occasionally take the time to see things from a positive perspective. Just occasionally though, because too much positivity makes me sick 🤒.

  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    ★★★★

    Based on the title alone I was dreading when I hit this in the Cage-a-thon. Then I saw Herzog directed it and hit play. Cage is at his best wildness here, there's lots of great dialog, and the ramp up of absurdity is really great. That pinacle scene in the police station towards the end was great. Cage needs more of his characters to smoke crack, see imaginary iguanas, and hang out with Eva Mendes.

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    Why won't these writers send me their SF romcom screenplays so I can nudge them from being above average to excellent. This script was the perfect setup to smash all of its genre tags. Apparently though the writer must not have been aware to the full extent its scientific premise could be extrapolated and must not be a true science fiction fan... 😢 + 🐼.

    Starting around the hour mark I really thought this was going to ramp up into…

  • The Trust

    The Trust

    ★★★½

    Surprisingly good. Cage and Wood make an interesting pairing and the story wasn't half bad for a heist-type film... which I usually hate. Avoided the corny montage stuff for the most part. I wonder why we don't see more Cage like this recently.