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There’s a sequence in the second act of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is not great.  It’s not bad, per say, but it protracts the second act in a way that is unnecessary and, in retrospect, kind of feels like franchise service more than it feels like

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THOR: RAGNAROK bursts onto screen, effervescent and irreverent, brimming with confidence, flare, panache, and a bunch other adjectives that all add up to a movie that is raucous, rambunctious, and riotously funny.  Entertaining as hell is another way to put it.  It’s also a little thin, which should be a

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In Episode 15 of the Damage Control Podcast we discuss Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and debate the importance of eyebrows.  The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows, apparently. You can always email us at DamageControlPodcast at gmail dot com, you can reach Jon on

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In Episode 12 of the Damage Control Podcast we discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, run through the Geek Media Minute, talk some box office, and do a super epic version of the Damage Control Roundup. We cover a lot of ground in this episode aaaaand it’s awesome. You can always email us at

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of it’s release, Jon and I reviewed the Joe Dante classic Innerspace starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan.  We did this episode in conjunction with the Large Marge Sent Us podcast which you can find on iTunes & Google Play. You can

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Holy Bonus Episode Batman! That’s right! We are back with a BONUS episode of the Damage Control Podcast! In honor of the late, great Adam West we have recorded commentary track for Batman: The Movie, the 1966 movie that was released between seasons 1 and 2 of the legendary Batman

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There was a moment toward the end of Cars 3 where the audience around me erupted into gleeful applause.  It wasn’t just one or two people, either. It was almost everyone in the theater.  Except me.  Not because I wasn’t digging the moment, I was, but I found myself a

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New to Screen Invasion is my podcast, the Damage Control Podcast, which I host along with my friend Jon Bartlett (@adultonsetnerd). In this episode of the podcast we talk about The Mummy, the first entry into Universal’s Dark Universe.  We also take a quick look at the current Box Office

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This week I saw a film about a group of people (one of whom is played by Vin Diesel) who all have different specialties that have to work together to combat an enemy that is more powerful than themselves.  Along the way they will reinforce their bond as a non-traditional

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Have you ever gone back to your old elementary school? Taken a moment to walk down the halls and reflect on your memories of the place compared to what the reality is?  That’s kind of like what watching Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is like.  It’s almost exactly what

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I had a couple questions going into my screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The big one was whether the film would be able to build and maintain suspense while telling a story that is directly related to events we know will happen in Star Wars: Episode IV

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Clear, vibrant, blue water. Tactile sand. Hair that blows in the wind, gets wet and looks wet, gets sandy and looks sandy! Music, glorious music. And lyrics! Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics! Moana, the newest release by Disney Animation Studios is a gorgeous film and a delightful adventure that is a pure

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Last night I had the pleasure of seeing episode three of season three of The Avengers.  This episode was titled Doctor Strange.  It was directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaiths, Derrickson, and C. Robert Cargill. I want to make it clear up front that my quasi-facetious comparison

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Queen of Katwe, opening this weekend, tells the true-life story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl living in poverty in Uganda who becomes an international chess champion.  The film is lovingly directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Jack Reacher), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave,

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This week Disney is releasing a remake of the 1977 film Pete’s Dragon.  Co-written and directed by indie darling and Dallas, TX native David Lowery, the new Pete’s Dragon is a beautiful and emotional ride that people of all ages will enjoy.  It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Robert

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There’s a scene about three quarters of the way through The BFG that is quite simply spectacular; it’s the best scene in the movie. The audience I saw the film with was totally engaged. They were laughing. They were groaning in anticipation of a joke so well set up that

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