Erica Beeney

19 Mar 19
PUZZLED PAGAN PRESENTS

  Boy, it sure has been a slow year for movies so far, huh? We’ve had a couple of really great movies, and it seems like things are going to start kicking into high gear shortly, but so far the first three months have been kind of weak, especially out here in the apparently artistically […]

19 Mar 19
Keithlovesmovies

You may feel like a captive while watching this.

19 Mar 19
MovieBabble

I haven’t been shy on the podcast about my excitement regarding this film. The Planet of the Apes franchise is one I admire greatly and when I discovered that the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) was coming out with his first film in five years, I was pretty excited. Captive State didn’t quite turn out the way […]

18 Mar 19
We Minored in Film

Captive State, Rupert Wyatt’s new sci-fi thriller which virtually no one went to see this past weekend, is not the movie you might be expecting: For starters, it’s not based on some graphic novel, video game, or old movie, either obscure or moderately well-known. Instead, it’s an original idea dreamed up by Wyatt and his […]

18 Mar 19
Berning Away

The scenario is set about nine years after all of Earth’s governments have basically surrendered to an Alien Invasion Force, supposedly without much fighting back. I guess the writers took Stephen Hawking seriously on that point. Anyway, the Aliens are called Legislators. They are basically governing from the shadows and having the Police Force act […]

18 Mar 19
This Is My Creation: The Blog of Michael Arruda

CAPTIVE STATE (2019) is a new science fiction thriller with some really neat ideas and a remarkable story to tell, but sadly— very sadly—- it also has a script that struggles mightily to tell it. The movie gets off to a busy yet intriguing start with a bunch of information hurled at its audience immediately. […]

18 Mar 19
Arcynewsy

If Rupert Wyatt did Captive State in 2002, Fox News would have screamed at him. The new thriller is, in a not very veiled way, an argument in favor of terrorism. Or, how did they put it in political diaries like Foreign Affairs, "Asymmetric War". In the film, we see an insurgent cell plotting suicide […]

17 Mar 19
Before It Leaves Theaters

An ambitious spin on a standby sci-fi concept with some topical undertones that falls apart when it tries to connect its components into an understandable story. Rarely do we see a movie that deals with the aftermath of an alien invasion – what the world looks like years after aliens have colonized instead of annihilating […]

17 Mar 19
Jill McKenzie's Blog

Do you know what drives me absolutely batty? When a movie doesn’t know what it wants to be. You’d think that would be reasonably easy to work out, right? Perhaps not, but let’s perform a thought experiment from a couple of angles. Imagine you’re a screenwriter. A major studio hires you to pen the latest […]

17 Mar 19
Pan and Slam Cinema Forum

Movie Review: Captive State Click play to listen to the review PG-13 | 1h 49min Director: Rupert Wyatt Writers: Erica Beeney, Rupert Wyatt Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors by Jason Koenigsberg How do you make an alien invasion movie without aliens? Captive State is the answer. For when you are lacking the budget or ideas to […]

17 Mar 19
Franz Patrick's Film Archive

Captive State (2019) ★★ / ★★★★ Social commentary-heavy “Captive State,” based on the screenplay by Erica Beeney and Rupert Wyatt, is an interesting lo-fi science-fiction picture on paper. Instead of engaging in ostentatious display of special and visual effects through action sequences or focusing on elegant character development, a detached approach is employed as the […]

17 Mar 19
Only So Many More Days: Gasbag Reviews

“Wyatt and co-writer spend so much time setting up the labyrinthian plot, we are allowed little time to invest in learning much about any particular character. The end result plays more sterile than it probably should. The surprise we’re expecting is more of an obligation than a relief. “

17 Mar 19
The Chief's Smoke Signals

Captive State is a new film that should terrify you. It is a thinly-veiled look at what the Democratic Party is trying to do with America with their goal of disarming and subjugating the population. In the movie, an alien invading force has taken over the Earth 10 years earlier by hiding behind a false […]

16 Mar 19
Marianiment

In the age of modern binge watching, coming across a random episode of a show seems like such an antiquated concept. Today, if you’re watching a series on a streaming platform, it’s intentionally and picking up exactly where you originally started from. In the days of watching a TV show – well on an actual […]