REVIEW: Men in Black: International (2019)

Men in Black: International is an unfunny comedy, a thriller that doesn’t thrill, a mystery with an obvious answer, and a science fiction movie with bad special effects. On top of all this, it manages to sap all the considerable charm out of Chris Hemsworth, a likable and charismatic star who deserves much better than …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 12 “Sanctuary”

The Orville is back, and if “Sanctuary” is any indication, the last few episodes of this season are going to be wild. “Sanctuary” starts with what appears to be an intimate story harkening back to the show’s early days, but it escalates into another epic culture clash with another moral dilemma for Ed, as well …

REVIEW: Star Wars Resistance – Season 1, Episode 21 “No Escape, Part 2”

*SPOILERS* “No Escape, Part 2” opens where part 1 left off, with Kaz seeing his home planet destroyed. His entire family, all his friends from home, and the Galactic Senate are killed in the First Order’s attack. Torra pulls him away so they don’t get caught. They find Yeager and Captain Doza in their holding …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 10 “Blood of Patriots”

The Orville wasted no time exploring some of the new threads opened by last week’s incredible episode with “Blood of Patriots,” a mystery that sheds some light on Gordon’s past and puts a potential peace between warring systems in a new light. It’s also funny, exciting, and the most important episode yet for Tala. The …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 7 “Deflectors”

After taking a week off (during sweeps!), The Orville returns this week with “Deflectors,” which begins as another relationship episode – which, despite the excellent “A Happy Refrain,” gave me some consternation – but becomes something much more interesting. Talla takes center stage, likely in another effort to endear her to viewers reeling from Alara’s …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 6 “A Happy Refrain”

One of the strengths of science fiction is that it can encompass virtually any other genre. Star Wars, for example, incorporates classic fantasy elements in its galaxy far, far away; Blade Runner is a hardboiled detective noir involving androids; Alien is a horror movie in space. The Orville, like Star Trek before it, uses its …