Category: movie

  • FB Recap: Privilege in Back to the Future

  • Meh the Force Be With You: Review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • It must be tough being a film critic

    and always having to say something supposedly original and hopefully contrary. The thesis of this article in Deadspin is that Avengers Endgame suffers because it dives headfirst into the mythology and doesn’t pause or slow down for any non-fans watching. I’m just gonna say it: That’s just dumb. (No spoilers for Endgame — it’s safe…

  • Movies 2019

    Movies 2019

    Aquaman (12/27/2018) Bumblebee (1/3/2019) Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2/16/2019, Google Play) Captain America: The First Avenger (3/15/2019, rewatch, amazon rental) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3/16/2019, rewatch, amazon rental) Captain America: Civil War (3/17/2019, rewatch, amazon) Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (3/20/2019, amazon rental) Captain Marvel (3/21/2019, AMC Southroads) Little (4/22/2019, B&B Starworld) Avengers…

  • The best thing about The Last Jedi

    I finally got to see The Last Jedi (after two previous failed attempts, both amazingly sold out afternoon shows, a month after the premier).  I liked it a lot.  My personal rankings of the “main” Star Wars movies is now something like The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Force Awakens The Last Jedi…

  • The power of the dark side

    [amazon_link asins=’0785192557,0785192565,0785199772,0785199780,0785197893′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’gilroy0-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0a4327d5-eb7a-11e7-a142-c169eec473c4′] No, this is not a political post.  🙂 I absolutely tore through the omnibus Kindle editions of the Darth Vader comic (one of several in the rebooted Marvel line).  I guess it really paid off for Amazon to make Volume 1 free to Prime members because it hooked me fast.  I…

  • Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

    {originally written 2013 May 23, then banished to the Drafts folder for no good reason when I never got around to finishing it.} Spoiler-free review:  A solid sophomore outing for the NuTrek crew, but it’s no Wrath of Khan. ====== Spoilers follow ===========

  • Subverting Stereotypes on the Fury Road

    Subverting Stereotypes on the Fury Road

    I just finished rewatching Mad Max: Fury Road.  I have to say, I can understand why the film earned the online ire of the so-called men’s rights activists (MRAs). It takes all the high-octane testosterone-drenched tropes of the typical action flick, ramps them up to 11 and, in so doing, exposes the madness that lies at…

  • All good things may come to an end, but you can sometimes revisit them

    Today (2014 May 23) is the 20th anniversary of the airing of “All Good Things…”, the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  It cannot be denied that this series is directly responsible for the resurgence of American sci-fi on television – without the Enterprise-D, there would have been no Babylon 5, no Stargate,…

  • Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

    I suspect I’m about to draw down the wrath of the Internet on me, but I finally saw The Hunger Games (the first one) and I’m simply not impressed. Spoilers and such.