Movie Review: UNACKNOWLEDGED – this documentary on aliens and UFOs is entertaining up to the point where it turns into just another global conspiracy theory

Here’s the weird thing about me: I absolutely have no belief whatsoever in ghosts, monsters, aliens, psychic powers – none of that.  I also don’t believe too much in theoretical physics (hint: the word “theoretical” is why).  No, I can honestly say I’m a pragmatist at heart.  This doesn’t mean to say I’m somehow better or smarter than people who believe in things I don’t.  I fully acknowledge that pragmatism itself is a kind of belief structure – I want the facts spoon fed to me by people who have them.  What’s weird about that, you wonder?  Well, I happen to love all that other stuff.  My brain is wired to enjoy all these things, but more than that, I am wired to seek out the stories of people who claim to have experienced unusual phenomena.  Which is why I watched the “aliens are real” documentary, Unacknowledged.

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Movie Review: FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK is a touching tribute to one of pop culture’s most enduring and beloved figures. A must-see for Trek fans.

For The Love Of Spock, as director and interviewer Adam Nimoy explains early on, is not the movie that would have been made if his father Leonard had not died in 2015.  Originally, the documentary was supposed to be a full on exploration of Star Trek’s beloved Mr. Spock, but Nimoy’s death turned it into more of a biopic about the man, rather than the character.  Of course, a documentary solely about Spock would inevitably have focused a lot on Nimoy himself and may not have turned out too different from the work that eventually came to be, but the differences would have been notable, I think.

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