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Warcraft
Warcraft (2016)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I got the DVD this past week and popped in on one TV while the other TV was showing the Alabama-Florida SEC championship game. I'm a huge sci-fi fan, but fantasy movies for me have been on the wane for the past 40 years or so. This movie had a lot of potential and kept my interest through most of the movie. Dying planet, aliens looking for new home, beautiful Blue-Green jewel called Earth. Sound familiar? Yeah, we've seen that plot over and over again in the past 60 years of science fiction movies. This time it's a hoard of Orcs using a portal-gateway something to invade Earth. At any rate, it had a moment of two, but I can understand why it didn't do well in the theaters. I don't see much of a market for a sequel, unless it's on Netfilx or Amazon.

The Giver
The Giver (2014)
17 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So, I had been seeing this selection on Netflix for a few weeks now. Yesterday, after having enough football, I decided to catch this movie. It was actually not bad, which is why I gave it a favorable rating. This movie hints at a Brave New World, ala Aldous Huxley. Not as bleak as other dystopian movies and similar in story to Equilibrium, without all the graphic violence. It's quite watchable.

I Am Your Father
19 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

So, this is the story of David Prowse, the real Darth Vader, the guy in the suit behind the mask. Even James Earl Jones admits that in an interview. The voice is just a special affect along with the aqualung. However, this story gives you the background of who, what and where regarding David Prowse. He has to be in his 80s now and due to a falling out with George Lucas and Lucasfilms, he has never been invited to any StarWars events. It's a moving story and very worth watching if you like deep dive into personal stories of actors.

Arrival
Arrival (2016)
24 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So, if you take the cerebral elements from "The Fifth Element", the time travel element from "Interstellar" and parts from "The Lathe of Heaven" you'll have something that closely resembles "Arrival". A very cerebral, thought-provoking movie with stellar acting by all the major characters. As a sci-fi buff, I indulge my guilt gigantic, transforming robot on robot mayhem as well as the deeper movies like this one. It is a solidly, suspenseful movie that has a surprise twist near the end. Go see it.

Doctor Strange
31 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I've been following Doctor Strange, on and off, since the mid-60s when he first came out in Marvel Comicbooks. For almost 4 decades I lost track of him until now. Thank you Marvel. He is such a different superhero in that he doesn't have super powers, but has mastered magic to the point that he can control time and space. This movie is really out there, but then again so was Doctor Strange and his universe. It was a truly enjoyable movie and Benedict Cumberbatch was perfect as was the rest of the stellar cast.