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Life
Life (2017)
5 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Waiting for a good sci-fi anymore gets to be like waiting for a cup of water in hell. And this film is not going to allieviate the thirst. Why? Because, instead of the alien menace menacing there is human error enabling (like the woman who falls down when the monster is chasing her) the threat. Instead of cheering our staunch defenders I was angry at them, over and over, until the end, one mistake after another. Then I was angry at the filmmakers for cheating me, misleading me. And that's why it bombed. P.S. I accurately guessed the order of the hunt 10 minutes in ... and was not disappointed.

Zeus and Roxanne
5 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

In a family movie, kids from single parent families conspire to hook up their parents. There's a dog and a dolphin too, lest the other shenanigans fail to focus yer little sprites. A good opportunity for you to catch up on your planned summer reads.

The Last Of Robin Hood
21 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

While there's indeed a story here, or two, or three, none of them get adequate inspection: 1) the loneliness of a popular star gone old, 2) the loneliness of youngster ignored all of her life, or 3) the loneliness of that youngster's mom, ignoring her child in a grasping attempt to grab fame. Any of these is an analysis of our fame obsessed society waiting to happen, but the source material is glossed over here even while hinted at. All of the main actors deliver the goods, but there's not enough material given them.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you," goes the famous insight, and there's that part of this work that is unnerving to say the least. The other part, no less significant, is how no one will believe you, adding frustration to the pungent mix. It's done elegantly here, everyone taking their time, letting the tension build. One of the greats.

Beauty and the Beast
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Chock full of the Disney magic we've all come to expect and then some, this work is infused with nearly an in-your-face undertone: "magic suckers!", that almost feels desperate. As well, there are politically correct minor cast substitutions that felt forced. Still, the Mouse is nobody's fool.