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Star Trek Beyond is easily the most bone-headed, silly, and action-packed of the rebooted franchise.

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Director Justin Chadwick attempts to show Mandela as the complex and multifaceted person he was, but in cramming in a multitude of facts, Chadwick misses any grand truths of Nelson Mandela’s influential life.

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Chris Hemsworth returns at the titular thunder god in a movie that is a combination sci-fi, fantasy and Dr. Who that works – barely.

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We’re back! And by “we,” I mean Eric Melin, Trey Hock, and Trevan McGee. There’s a lot to cover this week including a retroactive review of last week’s Pacific Rim, plus Trey and Trevan talk about Only God Forgives before Eric spills on A Hijacking and The Way, Way Back.

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For those who are hardcore about their kaiju consumption Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is not perfect, but for those who are looking for a fun and thoughtful summer movie with more character than most, Pacific Rim should do the trick in a big way.

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If big-budget summer movies are supposed to be entertaining, escapist fun, then Pacific Rim is a perfect example of that. I’ll be damned if del Toro’s silly, exuberant, dramatic Kaiju flick didn’t give me that “rah-rah” feeling, amplified of course by the sight of giant monsters and robots bludgeoning each other while towering over our puny cities and coasts.

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Eric, Trevan and Trey spend the entirety of the podcast talking about Prometheus, the latest from director Ridley Scott. Because the plot has been well guarded up to this point, we each offer spoiler-free recaps, but once our recaps our out of the way, everything is fair game. Be warned: Spoilers Ahead. If you’ve seen the film, be [...]

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Prometheus is an adult sci-fi film about ancient Greek myths (check the legend of Prometheus to understand what happens when Gods meddle with human affairs) and the origin of human life on Earth. It’s the kind of big-idea movie you don’t get much of in the summer, and it’s a welcome sight.

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After 33 years, director Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise with a film that answers a few questions, poses some new ones and plays fast and loose with its ensemble cast along the way.

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Eric reveals the location of this year’s Scene-Stealers/Lost In Reviews Oscar Party. Trey discusses Hayao Miyazaki and Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s new film “The Secret World of Arriety” and Trevan dashes Eric’s hopes on the Neveldine/Taylor-fied “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”

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How did this happen? Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the newest movie from Nicolas Cage and the crazed directorial partnership that is Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor is markedly bad, in the truest sense of the word. It’s a broken, convoluted mess that somehow manages to feel drawn out, despite a brisk runtime on paper. It features [...]

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