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Movie Review: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

I read about this on Snarky’s Machine a while ago but it got lost in my netflix queue, a sad tale suffered by so many films. Thank goodness, though, I finally watched The Long Kiss Goodnight, because this movie rules. Waking up alone and two months pregnant on a beach in New Jersey, Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) has no memory of her past but has managed to carve out a life in the past eight years. She’s a small-town schoolteacher in Pennsylvania with a nice guy boyfriend and a cute daughter, but little bits of her former self have been resurfacing and she’s scared of who she might have been, and who she might become. When an assassin attacks her in her own home, she enlists the aid of private detective Mitch Henessy (Samuel L Jackson) to finally uncover her past, and it turns out it’s ACTION-PACKED.

Movie Review: Prometheus (2012)

In the future, archaeologist/biologist/explorer/doctor(?) Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her boyfriend (husband?) Charlie (Logan Marshall-Green) think they’ve discovered an ancient alien race that came to earth and essentially established humanity, but then abandoned us for no good reason. A dying man finances their exploratory mission to a faraway planet where they hope to learn more about these superior beings and their motivations, but only terrible things await their team. Only. Terrible. Things.