3 items from 2016
MaryAnn’s quick take… After a few quick nods to the profoundly unethical act at its core, the movie shrugs it off and uses it as the basis for a fairy-tale romance. This is not okay. I’m “biast” (pro): big science fiction fan; love Jennifer Lawrence
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence: such pretty! They’re on a spaceship traveling to a faraway planet: a fresh start! But oh noes! Their hibernation pods woke them up too early… only 30 years into a 120-year journey, or 90 years too soon. Now they are marooned in realtime while everyone else sleeps the next century away. But they have each other! They have this amazing gorgeous sleek spaceship all to themselves. (They always get a table at the automated robot-waitered sushi restaurant — hooray! Michael Sheen the android »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The Colony review: After a frosty reception elsewhere in the world and a name change for the UK, is this thriller really so bad?
The Colony review
The Colony seems to come to our shores incognito after a frosty reception elsewhere under its original title of Colonia. Searching for any information on The Colony lands you with plenty of trailers, posters, and reviews for the 2013 film of the same name starring Laurence Fishburne. Such negative reception is a shame, as the film is a taut and unnerving horror, which may be too tense and entertaining for its own good considering its ‘Based on a true story’ origins.
Set in Chile during the military coup of 1973, photographer Daniel (Daniel Bruhl) and his flight attendant girlfriend Lena (Emma Watson), are caught in the middle of the violent protests. Daniel is soon taken by the secret »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The pic centers on Schwarzenegger’s character Viktor, a man whose wife and child die in a plane crash. When Schwarzenegger’s character learns that the tragedy was caused by an air traffic controller’s mistake, he is determined to seek revenge.
Javier Gullon penned the script with production currently under way in Ohio.
Zegers was most recently seen opposite David Tennant in the Fox TV series “Gracepoint.” His other past credits include “The Colony” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” He is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
3 items from 2016
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