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Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ comes into her own via the awesome FX Special

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is about a heroine in a futuristic city that didn’t realize it needed saving until she took down the worst perpetrators and mastered their main sport.

Review: ‘Serenity’ is working towards the unexpected (and unnecessary?) Special

‘Serenity’ starts off as a solid neo-noir before turning into something completely different, which runs the risk of derailing the narrative and alienating audiences.

Review: ‘Lifechanger’ finds discomfort in habit Special

‘Lifechanger’ is an engrossing narrative that subtly debates the value of one life over another via an immortal man’s choices.

Review: ‘Mortal Engines’ steamrolls audiences with its banality Special

‘Mortal Engines’ squanders away its potential by getting caught up in the minutiae of a story that would’ve played better without the trivial details.

Review: ‘The Predator’s only problem isn’t its name Special

‘The Predator’ is a sequel to the pre-Alien crossover films and attempts to refresh the franchise, but is only semi-successful.

Review: TIFF 2018: ‘Freaks’ never settles for the expected Special

‘Freaks’ is a thriller that unexpectedly turns into a science fiction narrative, while providing commentary on the current state of affairs.

Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the film version you didn’t know you’d like Special

‘Ready Player One’ is not an exact adaptation, but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie that understands what fans loved about the book.

Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is what fans didn’t know they wanted Special

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a formidable second chapter in the trilogy that embraces the conflict of the past, present and future of the characters and the galaxy.

Review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ gets closer to the truth Special

‘Alien: Covenant’ is everything ‘Prometheus’ wasn’t and more as the film further explores the origins of the formidable xenomorph.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ teaser is mysteriously ominous Special

The teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ doesn’t reveal much of anything, but definitely heightens anticipation for the film.

Review: ‘Life’ draws from similar past experiences Special

‘Life’ is a conventional but entertaining sci-fi movie in which a space crew is hunted by a newly discovered alien species that could threaten the human race.

Review: ‘The Space Between Us’ fills with love, laughter & predictability Special

‘The Space Between Us’ depicts a sweet, young romance between the only human Martian and an Earthling whose first meeting takes them on a formulaic adventure.

Review: ‘Rogue One’ adds to the franchise as a standalone powerhouse Special

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is an exceptional addition to the canon as it boasts an incredible cast, an even better story and widespread dedication to get it right while also distinguishing the film from all those that came before it.

Review: ‘Arrival’ is the sincerest type of science fiction Special

‘Arrival’ is a riveting science fiction narrative that convincingly narrates what an alien encounter could look like, depicting both the international and local challenges such an event would present, while remaining optimistic in its approach.

Review: ‘Morgan’ treads in the deep before moving to shallower territory Special

‘Morgan’ is a sci-fi thriller that spends some time debating the ethics and rights of its characters before activating its action mode.

Review: ‘Midnight Special’ is a unique tale of knowing and not knowing Special

‘Midnight Special’ chronicles the last leg of a boy’s journey as everyone tries to decide if he’s their son, saviour or destroyer.

Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ delivers on promise of greatness Special

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was more than worth the wait as it delivers in every respect & will likely rocket to the year’s biggest (and possibly best) movie in spite of a late release as the temptation for multiple viewings is difficult to deny.

Review: Time travel movie ‘Synchronicity’ keeps it all straight Special

‘Synchronicity’ is a competent time travel movie that distinctively concerns itself with personal choices over the fate of the world.

Review: TIFF 2015 — ‘Equals’ portrays a future of first and only loves Special

‘Equals’ is a satisfying science fiction romance that utilizes its lead actors’ natural talents to portray a future in which emotions are forbidden.

Review: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ still has some major glitches Special

Writer/director Neil Blomkamp’s third sci-fi feature, ‘Chappie,’ is an innovative look at artificial intelligence, though it’s not without its flaws.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.

Review: ‘RoboCop’s suit not the only difference Special

In ‘RoboCop,’ Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty and turned into a part-man, part-robot police officer by a ruthless organization.

Saturn Awards hand four prizes to 'Marvel's The Avengers'

As "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" take over the summer box office, it is time to remember "Marvel's The Avengers" once again.

Review: ‘After Earth’ doesn’t warrant an afterthought Special

In ‘After Earth’, a father and son crash land on Earth 1,000 years after events forced humankind to abandon the planet and resettle under an alien threat.

'Epic' in more theaters than 'Fast and Furious' and 'Hangover'

It may be crowded at the top after the holiday box office plays out. Never mind the good or bad movie reviews, the real drama is where they all with end up.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' falls short of projections; still wins

It was able to knock off "Iron Man 3" at the top of the box office pile but wasn't able to hit the early projections. In fact, one could easily say "Star Trek Into Darkness" underperformed.

'Oblivion' looks to obliterate box office; Oscar producers return

Even though "42" is taking a mighty swing at the box office, it may have have to settle for the on deck circle as "Oblivion" arrives.

L.A. director creates paper trailer for Prometheus film

One of the hottest trailers online now is made of 100% paper and artistic ambition, and perfectly mimics the real-life trailer for the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus.

Review: Prometheus a visual feast, sci-fi fans will love Alien clues Special

Don't just call it an Alien prequel. Ridley Scott's stunning Prometheus carries more weight than the typical sci-fi flick, thanks to many questions left unanswered and powerful acting from Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.

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A scene from  Chappie
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A scene from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
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A scene from 'Alien: Covenant'
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Tye Sheridan stars in  Ready Player One
Tye Sheridan stars in 'Ready Player One'
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Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Mara star in  Morgan
Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Mara star in 'Morgan'
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Alicia Vikander stars in 'Ex Machina'
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A still image from the trailer for Tron: Legacy
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Felicity Jones and Diego Luna star in  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Felicity Jones and Diego Luna star in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
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A scene from 'Chappie'
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Amy Adams stars in Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival'
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A scene from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
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A scene from 'Project Almanac'
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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in  Life
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in 'Life'
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Rosa Salazar stars in  Alita: Battle Angel
Rosa Salazar stars in 'Alita: Battle Angel'
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A scene from 'Alien: Covenant'
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