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    January Sci-Fi-athon!

    The horror freaks have their month, and I've decided the sci-fi freaks deserve one as well, so what better than the theater dumping ground month of January! Lets do it. Sorry I started late, but we threw together a last minute vaca and well, its been crazy. I'm trying to make this a thing. January...31 sci-fi flicks in 31 days.

    So I've started Mortal Engines...wtf is this? It strikes me as Peter and Fran's Speed Racer. If so, I'm obviously in. But this very much goes with comments I made in other thread about I'd prefer a big swing and maybe not a homerun as opposed to a film by committee.

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    I'm still working my way through "Lost in Space" season 2. Does that count?

    Is this a free-for-all-thread or are you posting about 31 movies you like?

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    Yes Lost in Space counts, and it's a free for all thread.

    Just got out of Rise of Skywalker. That's #4 for the month.

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    Update, Mortal Engines was awful.

    Solomon Kane isn't much better, thus far.

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    So I just watched the first episode of the Expanse last night. Why don't we have a thread for this??

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    I've heard of that. Is it on nf?

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    I'm up to 13 flicks for the month btw.

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    I've heard of that. Is it on nf?
    Amazon Prime.

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    It used to be on Syfy (US) and Netflix (many non-US countries, including mine), and I watched the first three seasons the latter way. Season 1 is OK, but Season 2-3 knock me sideways, gaining momentum on being one of the pantheon sci-fi series and just great, great TV in general. Haven't gotten around 4 yet, but soon.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    I've heard of that. Is it on nf?
    Has a huge & dedicated following.

    Watch the first episode. You might not dig all the storylines but I think there's one, specifically, that you'll frigging LOVE.

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    Whelp, the wife and I are on episode 4 now so it looks like we'll be chugging along. The world building that has occurred so far in 3 episodes is fucking impressive as hell.

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    Hmm I'll am woefully behind on my sci-fi viewing these days. Sounds good to me.
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    Rewatched Avatar. This is one that the further away from the hype I get...the more forgiving I am. The digital effects are fucking remarkable. It's still not without faults and criticism of aping other stories and themes, but you have to respect the tech.

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    Say what you will about Lockout as a movie, but I want MOOOOOOOORE of this Guy Pearce character.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Say what you will about Lockout as a movie, but I want MOOOOOOOORE of this Guy Pearce character.
    Did You watch this recently because I mentioned in the Underwater thread?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Did You watch this recently because I mentioned in the Underwater thread?
    Sorry I didnt see your comment. I just was trolling through my vudu. Ya know that's a pretty fun movie. It would be shit without Pearces charisma.

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    Next up, rewatch of Annihilation...my favorite film of 2018. Let's see if it holds up.

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    Yesssss.

    Annihilation was bloody brilliant. Loved it to death. Its release was a crime.

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    Still my favnof 2018. Holy shit was that a fucking great movie.

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    Still my favnof 2018. Holy shit was that a fucking great movie.
    Indeed.

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    Worst of 2018 for me.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Worst of 2018 for me.
    Why? I didn't see any indication that any of the characters were poor?

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    Similarities with Arrival. Over hyped, thinly developed sci-fi horror mystery.

    My LB review:

    Sophomore slump for Mr. Garland. The mystery is obviously the most intriguing thing about this movie, but boy the payoff is unfulfilling. This plays out like a DTV monster movie in some points; specifically the scene where they are inside the old base, something cuts through the fence, and one of the member's party gets dragged away into the night while the rest of the member's are helplessly trying to figure out what happened, in some really poor editing techniques, almost as if they forgot to shoot some scenes in their entirety.

    Then there's the writing of the characters; unconvincing mental capacity. For once (I'm looking at you Alien franchise), I'd like to see a team of explorers and adventurers, NOT crack under pressure. NOT try to defy their leader. NOT try and back stab the rest of the team members. Why would an organize choose such mentally incapable members in such a dangerous exploration operation? I'm also looking at you Alien franchise. Blame it on the shimmer's effect on the body, but there were signs of defiance much earlier than the BearMimic reveal. Very unconvincing.

    This plays out like a really bad episode of Lost.

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    Damn you didn't like Arrival either?

    That's it, Duke. I'm not putting out for a week.

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    Heh. Yeh mainly at the intentionally misleading flash-forwards. I loathed that film.

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