Saturday, March 5, 2016
When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.
East German - Polish sci-fi yarn is slow-paced, woodenly acted and has a slightly dubious political stance, but is otherwise well-crafted and offers some imaginative, even surreal settings.
Maltin**: "Well produced but stilted."
Friday, March 4, 2016
A new album by Fire!
"Fire! is a Swedish trio comprising Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Johan Berthling (Tape) and Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums) that came together with the idea of a fresh approach to improvised music, with a number of influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock and noise."
A District Attorney has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder.
Fairly suspenseful thriller with an unconvincing plot and some unpleasant characters; once again, Samuel L. Jackson is worth the watch.
Maltin**: "Strictly by-the-numbers thriller is poorly scripted and filled with surprises that aren't very surprising."