Author Archives : Lane Robins

Silver Screen Resolution: Edge of Tomorrow

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Let me remind you of how it came to this. The Rules Recap: For 2017, I’ve resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in a no-doubt vain attempt at catching up with popular culture.  One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month.  And I made myself some rules. It…

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Silver Screen Resolution: The Martian

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A quick reminder of how it came to this: This year, I’ve resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in a no-doubt vain attempt at catching up with popular culture.  One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month.  Do you all have any idea how many awesome-sounding spec fic…

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Resolution 2017: The Silver Screen

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My resolution this year probably made a whole lot of people shake their head in despair.  She’s resolved to do what?  See twelve spec fic movies? I admit it sounds ridiculously easy, but for someone who’s averaged maybe three movies a year for the last oh say, twenty….  You can see that I’ve got some new habits to form. So…

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Resident Evil: The Romero Script and What Might Have Been

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Because I can’t leave well enough alone and an obsession begun is an obsession finished.  Once upon a time, in the beginning, the people who wanted to turn Resident Evil — the game — into a movie asked George Romero (yes, that Romero) to write them a spec script. Once I heard that, I had to track it down to…

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter AKA Did They Pull it Off?

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Before I begin, let me digress into a topic worthy of its own post: women’s roles in movies.   There were three movies previewed before Resident Evil: The Final Chapter began, and all of them could be summed up as “women are evil, or crazy, or problems that the men have to deal with.”  Not uncommon, at all. So… to…

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Resident Evil: Retribution or What Did We Do to Deserve This?

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So if you’re following along in the rewatch, I really hope you skipped this one.  This is going to be a scrambled review because Retribution broke my brain and left me sputtering feebly.  I have come up with a rule of thumb for measuring the quality of these movies: how good they are depends on how soon Alice confronts the…

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Resident Evil: Afterlife — AKA Not as Terrible as I Remembered

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As usual, spoilers abound. When I thought about this movie in the Resident Evil rewatch, my brain whimpered. The end of Resident Evil: Extinction saw Alice mustering an army of psychic-powered, super-strong clones to attack the Chairman of Umbrella, thereby defeating him and his evil forever. The motivation was always a little lacking, but I guess it was equal portions:…

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Resident Evil: Extinction Rewatch AKA This Time It’s Personal

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So Resident Evil: Apocalypse had one thing going for it. It lowered the bar for the third to limbo levels. But I honestly enjoy Resident Evil: Extinction. It couples the over-the-top qualities of Apocalypse with a coherent storyline. It’s a much better looking and a lot more stylish than the second one. In some ways, Extinction works as a counterbalance…

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