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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser #2 Thoughts


Well, here’s the second trailer for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  As per tradition, there’s no information on the plot, but this time around, it’s even more sparse than usual.  (See the first trailer here.)  Based on this new information, I’ve got some thoughts and predictions.  Read the rest of this entry

5 Reasons to hate Battlefield Earth movie review


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ME:  Remember when I sorta hinted that I was going to review Battlefield Earth?

YOU:  No.  I don’t visit your site nearly as often as you think I do.  Haven’t you noticed your traffic has been static for 3 years?

ME:  …

Anyway, fifteen-ish years after I saw it the first time and hated it, I rewatched Battlefield Earth… and it’s worse than I remember. Read the rest of this entry

10 points on the ending of Interstellar (movie review)


I gotta be honest with ya; Interstellar had some cool ideas and I LOVE Christopher Nolan movies, but this movie didn’t work for me.  I like that the Nolans trust me enough to appreciate the difference between a worm hole and black hole, but wow, they sure did f@ck up the ending.  Here are 10(ish) points on the ending of Interstellar and why is ruined the movie.  Read the rest of this entry

The Outsiders movie review (director’s cut)


S.E. Hinton’s classic The Outsiders comes to life as both an excellent example of Francis Ford Coppola’s directing talent and a showcase for famous actors when they were young, but it has some problems, too.   Read the rest of this entry

The Bounty movie review


Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins star in 1984’s The Bounty, a ship charged with the task of journeying from England to Tahiti to procure breadfruit plants and then continue on to the Caribbean so that said plants could become a food source for slave labor there.   I only mention the plot here because whenever I reference this movie in conversation, folks look at me like I’m crazy, so if nothing else, I can use this first paragraph to mention that this is a movie everybody should see at least once… oh and it also features Laurence Olivier.

But, before you rush off to watch this on amazon prime instant video (that’s where we watched the flick), there is one thing I should tell you about this movie…  Read the rest of this entry

The Last September movie review


Help me out here, folks – surely there is a critical feminist analysis of The Last September that can make sense of all this.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel movie review


The thing about Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is it’s only 83 minutes long but it’s redundant as hell, which is partly by design and partly due to flawed execution.

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St. Vincent movie review


If ever there was a movie that lived and died by its cast, St. Vincent is that movie.  (And this movie lives.) 
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