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‘Chappie’ is gloriously bonkers

Writer-director Neill Blomkamp pushes all his chips onto the table with this fascinating sci-fi gamble that dares you not to be entertained. Derivative, ultra-violent, and completely baffling, Chappie also manages to be insightful and sweet at times. This technically-accomplished and thematically-suspect ­­­­­­robot melodrama has something for everyone to love (and hate). Mostly, it offers the giddy exhilaration of a movie that’s determined to tell its story, no matter how bat-shit crazy it is.

Alien 3: Assembly Cut redeems a dark and unforgetable nightmare

It’s a classic chapter of Hollywood lore, one of those great cautionary tales of executive mismanagement and shattered dreams but Alien 3’s production also brought a solid and respectable sequel butchered in post, one that can be found in the rough and tumble Assembly Cut.

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