Film Review: Independence Day (1996)

SYNOPSIS: “On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the … Continue reading

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Film Review: White House Down (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: U.S. Capitol Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) looking to secure his dream job of joining the Secret Service – and to impress his estranged daughter, Emily (Joey King) – arrives at the White House for the interview just as a paramilitary group of terrorists attack and seize the building, including President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). REVIEW: White House Down from director Roland (Godzilla, Independence Day, 2012) Emmerich is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist for NORAD, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. REVIEW: The era of cataclysm films was ramping up with a 2012 date quickly approaching. “The Day After Tomorrow” was one of the best in this category. It featured a strong cast, believable high energy special FX, and on top … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts — including biologist Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick) and scientists Elsie Chapman (Vicki Lewis) and Mendel Craven (Malcolm Danare) — concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues. REVIEW: Godzilla! Even the name … Continue reading

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