The Wandering Earth

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The Best-Laid Planets

Of all the cinematic trash I have a soft spot for, few genres are closer to my heart than the save-the-world disaster movie.  Give me your Armageddons, your Day After Tomorrows, your Cores; I cherish them all.  I suspect that’s because the genre is one that so readily lends itself to corniness; how can one be expected to tackle a premise as melodramatic as saving the world without, well, melodrama? Continue reading

Movie Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas enjoyed an excellent opening weekend, and it’s easy to see why.  The only wide-release movie it went up against was Aloha, a critical failure on its way to becoming a commercial one.  Plus, San Andreas is one of the summer’s first big-scale, big-budget movies, a straightforward disaster flick with a likeable cast and visual spectacle in spades.  The movie has no problem delivering on these fronts, but the story is shaky at best. Continue reading