Arrival

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Three stars

Deterministic, Terrence Malicky Contact.  Nice to see aliens that don’t slather for war.  Some lifestyle porn, a sick house on the shore, bay windows.  Forrest Whittaker shows up for the chosen one, sad Mom, her little wonder buried in the backyard.  She falls in love with that one Avenger.  The one who doesn’t have powers.  Thunderball or something.

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Galaxy Quest

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Three stars

Dated Star Trek spoof still getting cult love.  Noteworthy for introducing a lot of comedy folk who went on to renown.  The conceit gets muddled at times, the characters sometimes being actors playing characters and sometimes being the characters themselves.  Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub are great.