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Ant-man

This is Marvel’s smallest movie yet, and that’s a good thing. Ant-man just isn’t the stuff of epic, universal Sturm und Drang. This movie is about a small circle of people trying to solve family dilemmas while stopping a bad guy from selling game-changing technology to even worse people. It’s got plenty of state-of-the-art special effects, but for the most part they’re rather nicely in the background.

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Terminator Genisys

Why am I watching this movie?

No offense to anyone who likes it, or who finds it a perfectly acceptable summer action flick. But Terminator comes from one of the most respected cinematic lineages around. It launched James Cameron and T2 is pretty much the Mitochondrial Eve of every summer blockbuster made these days. So why do the repeated attempts at a Terminator franchise seem so pointless?

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Falling Skies: "Hatchlings" (Season 5, Episode 3)

I'm kind of miffed tonight. Falling Skies managed to craft a plot arc that has potential, only to dispense with it as an afterthought in order to stumble around with yet another incompetent Espheni overlord. Oh, well. At least they're promising to leave the current dramatically strip-mined locale behind by the end. I never thought I'd say this, but hooray for Fayetteville!

North Carolina, that is. Sorry Arkansas.  

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Falling Skies: "Hunger Pains" (Season 5, Episode 2)

It's a slight step up this week. The events aren't quite as ridiculous, and the whole kind of resembles an actual story. Of course, being hungry for a whole episode isn't necessarily interesting. You play it as it lays, though, I suppose.  

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