Jason Mamoa as Aquaman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman are the best things about Justice League.
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The makers of Justice League embed the film in a post-9/11, post-global warming, post-Brexit, post-Trump context. But it is loud and disappointing with some genuinely unimaginative action sequences.
Jason Isaacs as Georgy Zhukov in The Death of Stalin.
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Armando Iannucci plays fast and loose with history in his farce The Death of Stalin. But its depiction of the cult of personality that can develop around political leaders is bitingly relevant.
Thor: Ragnarok sees Thor do battle with Hulk.
The new Thor: Ragnarok movie out today tackles some of the superhero issues fans have long questioned. But how does the science stack up?
Chris Hemsworth as Thor: he plays the part of the hunky God with disarming humour.
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The third in the Thor series, directed by New Zealand wunderkind Taika Waititi, is thoughtful, hilarious and looks magnificent.
Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049.
Denis Villeneuve’s much anticipated Blade Runner 2049 has met with mostly praise and a few notably dour takes. It appears to be yielding disappointing results at the box office. While the film is visually…
Natassia Gorie Furber and Hamilton Morris in Sweet Country.
An Aboriginal man shoots a white landowner in self-defence, triggering a tragic tale of racism in 1920s Northern Territory.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, now in 3D.
It's more than 25 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in the Terminator 2: Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Now he's back in glorious 3D, so how does the story and the science stack up today?
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Peter Parker knows the formula for angular acceleration of a pendulum, and applies his science knowledge with gusto in the latest Spider-Man movie.
The 14th SCINEMA screens across Australia June 7-19 2017.
Robust scientific experiments are objective and separated from human influence. But the way we think about and connect with science can present beautiful stories.
Sofia Boutella plays the new Mummy.
The latest reboot of The Mummy is all you should expect from a Hollywood blockbuster on an ancient Egyptian curse. But what about the science?
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman: she eschews corsets, barges into men-only meetings, and compares secretarial work to slavery.
Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman's antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
The iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in action.
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Captain Jack Sparrow sails the high seas again in the fifth outing of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. So did the filmmakers get the science right in the action packed adventure?
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Ripley beat the patriarchy and a rampaging xenomorph - but Daniels isn't even given the chance.
Vortigern (Jude Law) addresses the crowd in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an at times thrilling, at times bizarre, viewing experience that blends classic English myth with a gangster aesthetic.
What’s going to happen next in Alien: Covenant?
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The latest outing of the Alien film franchise pits another human crew against a terrifying enemy. But how does the science stack up?
They’re back: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket voice by Bradley Cooper).
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The Guardians of the Galaxy team are rocking the universe again in the latest volume of the science fiction blockbuster. But how does the science stand up to some number crunching?
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
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There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
Crunchy, and sustainable.
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Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.