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“Huntsman: Winter’s War” (2016): A Messy and Unnecessary Sequel

Huntsman: Winter’s War is a “craptastic” catastrophe, one of the more frustrating examples of Hollywood mentality toward franchises that illustrate the worst cash-grabbing mindset of making sequels. The further adventures of the Huntsman and Ravenna (Snow White is nothing more than a namesake here) is a lame, boring, shoddily concatenated tale of cinematic fantasy nonsense. […]

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“The Martian” (2015): Inspiring and Triumphant

Ridley Scott returns his cinematic gaze back to outer space in the visually triumphant and emotionally satisfying film The Martian. Aided by a classically structured and a strong, character-driven script from Drew Goddard (based on the book by Andy Weir), Scott delivers a Sci-fi opus on par with his previous efforts Alien and Blade Runner. […]