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Lucy (2014) ***

Lucy (2014) ***

Following the spirit of the film's theme, which is largely based on the ten percent brain myth, it is fair to say that Lucy uses just about 20 percent of its concept's potential. After an excellent opening, the plot quickly derails into the expected path of violence; one that counts on the audience’s inherent intelligence not surpassing the three to five percent range...
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ***

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ***

Here’s to the launch of a new Superhero franchise. Can you hear the cash machines ringing? Sequels, action figures, video games, you name it. If there is one thing the Marvel - Disney partnership learned how to do well, it is to guard their revenue streams using superheroes. What can I say – kudus. All in all, Guardians of the Galaxy provides for a light afternoon at the movies and serves as a typical summer blockbuster. But holding my breath for the sequel, I do not.
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014) ****

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) ****

Turns out that if one mixes Groundhog Day with The War of the Worlds, and throws in a bit of Alien spicing for gruesome effect, the result would be Edge of Tomorrow. Story recipes aside, Edge of Tomorrow is no masterpiece. But as far as using time-loops in a plot is concerned, none had been as effective since the days Punxsutawney Phil ruled the screen.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) ****

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) ****

Making for a fun afternoon at the movies, X-Men: Days of Future Past is engaging and, for the most part is well-paced. It occasionally borderlines with some good philosophical points, the ones you may expect Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard to ask: can we really change the future? The classic conundrum of destiny versus choice.
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Her (2013) ****

Her (2013) ****

Her, a comedy-drama written, directed and produced by Spike Jonze, feels both futuristic and current. It is at the same time depressing and inspiring, original yet familiar.
Her covers topics such as examination of human relationships, and our growing affair with our computers and mobile devices. It also hints at the current state of human mental evolution, which includes our still limited capacity to fully love.
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 Thor: The Dark World (2013) ***

Thor: The Dark World (2013) ***

As far as Comics based films go, Thor: The Dark World is of mythological proportions; it is at once both grandeur and familiar, well-paced yet lacking in coherence. The film does a good job in balancing humor with action, silliness with romance, all the while struggling to keep a half-decent plotline. Yet, it is engaging and lots of fun. Look not for logic and you will be highly entertained. 
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    Re: Logan (2017) ***

    I agree about the relationship with Logan and Charles - added a lot of depth, especially with the next...

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