MOONFALL – Review by T.J. Callahan

Moonfall: What would Elon Musk do? When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Moonfall. When life on Earth goes to heck thanks to a swarm of nano tech, that’s Moonfall. That master of disaster, Roland Emmerich , uses bits and pieces of every sci fi, action movie he ever made and borrowed from a few others to put together another apocalyptic adventure of disastrous proportions…literally and figuratively.

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MOONFALL – Review by Leslie Combemale

There are many aspects that feel Frankensteined together from Roland Emmerich’s previous works and various sci-fi and disaster movies. Still, the mix of schadenfreude, catharsis, and hope is exactly what many of us need to get us to March, or the end of the pandemic, or the next variant, or whatever disaster awaits us in reality. See Moonfall if you think some floods, earthquakes, and plucky heroes might help you do that, but you’ll need a suspension of disbelief as big as the moon.

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MIDWAY – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Best known for his bombastic blockbusters “Independence Day,” “Stargate” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” the German filmmaker maximizes his considerable skills at building exciting action sequences – putting audiences in the cockpit of dive-bombing fighter jets, inside the cramped confines of a submarine surrounded by depth charges and on the blazing decks of a bombed-out aircraft career – while struggling to craft a cohesive narrative, fully realized characters and authentic dialogue.

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MIDWAY – Review by Susan Granger

With its theatrical release well-timed for Veterans’ Day weekend, Roland Emmerich’s saga recalls a pivotal W.W.II battle in the South Pacific. Historians cite the Battle of Midway as the most effective naval warfare operation, debilitating the Imperial Japanese Navy just six months after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor left the U.S. fleet in ruins.

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