Daily Archives: January 20, 2023

Movie Review: A Sequel to China’s Sci-Fi/Disaster Blockbuster: “The Wandering Earth II”

It’s big, sprawling and formulaic. Scenes are filled with legions of extras and futuristic science fiction vistas — gigantic structures on Earth and in space, teeming masses rallying around the idea that working together we can ultimately save ourselves. And … Continue reading

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Netflixable? The Combat AI future is Korean in “Jung_E”

The director of the action-packed Korean zombie thriller “Train to Busan” spends Netflix’s money on effects for “Jung_E,” a talkative, pseudo-cerebral thriller about AI, the future of human consciousness and ways for-profit industries might exploit it. It’s a thriller bookended … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Teen and her Computer, “Searching” for her “Missing” Mom

Hiring the editors from “Searching,” the sleeper hit of a few years back about a father (John Cho) hunting for his missing daughter via her digital/social media footprint, pays off with “Missing,” a sort of sequel from the same studio, … Continue reading

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