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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

Pacific Rim [2013] 1. Chasing rabbits. 2. “You like the name? I took it from my favorite historical character and my second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn.” 3. A stockpile of crisply folded dress shirts.

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3 things about L.Q. Jones’s A BOY AND HIS DOG

A Boy and His Dog [1975] 1. “Let’s get another Michael out of the warehouse. This time make sure the engineering department wipes that smile off his face.” 2. Being milked. 3. Charles McGraw in makeup.

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s SOYLENT GREEN

Soylent Green [1973] 1. The idea of maximum security farms. 2. White plastic pipe bookcases. 3. “And I get a full twenty minutes?” 3 other things.

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3 things about J. J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019] 1. Punch & Judy show. 2. John Williams cameo. 3. Creepy kiss before dying.

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3 things about Alex Garland’s ANNIHILATION

Annihilation [2018] 1. It has different kinds of teeth. 2. Crystal formations on the shore. 3. She finds his corpse in a pose reminiscent of Thích Quảng Đức.

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s MIMIC: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

Mimic [1997] 1. “Evolution has a way of keeping things alive.”2. He wipes the sweat off his face, thus sealing his fate.3. Eyeglasses as conductor. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ramin Bahrani’s FAHRENHEIT 451

Fahrenheit 451 [2018] 1. Cigarette papers. 2. Contraband turntable. 3. Why does there happen to be a hole in the roof of the barn? A valiant effort, but …

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