Recently, I realized that, while I’ve analyzed The Thing (1982), I’ve never actually used it as a weekend movie. That needs to be corrected, especially as we’re into the dead of winter here. A classic from John Carpenter, the film …Continue reading →
I walked into Colossal (2016) thinking it would be a fun, campy movie about a monster. Boy, was I wrong – I sold this sucker way short based on synopsis alone. The story follows Gloria (Anne Hathaway), a woman who …Continue reading →
A hard fact of life: not everyone is an anime fan. This makes me sad, as anime is a vast, colorful world that contains so much depth when done correctly. One of the seminal pieces of the genre is 1988’s …Continue reading →
Ever have one of those moments where the facts suddenly align and you’re hit square in the face with a realization that completely changes your understanding of something? That happened to me recently. I was having a chuckle to myself …Continue reading →
**WARNING: This post contains spoilers for a film that is currently playing in theatres.** First off, a slow clap for John Krasinski. The man managed to get movie going audiences to do something they haven’t done in ages: people …Continue reading →
I’ll admit that this film is going to be hit or miss with audiences; frankly, I think it was ahead of its time and didn’t find the audience it deserved. 9 is an animated film from 2009, directed by Shane …Continue reading →
Ah, the week of corporate-mandated love. Today is the day that really matters: half-priced candy day, the magical day where you can buy twice the candy for the same price as February 14th. It’s also the day that we can …Continue reading →
The title has absolutely nothing to do with today’s trailer. Or maybe it does, if peripherally. The trailer for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise dropped during the Superbowl, and every football fan who fancies themselves a sci-fi nerd had something to salve their crushed spirits – that is, if they were a Patriots fan or disappointed that Justin Timberlake didn’t have another wardrobe malfunction to make the halftime show interesting.
Now, we get to see the backstory for the smuggler turned resistance fighter who zoomed into our hearts in the Millennium Falcon with a wookie for a co-pilot. I don’t really have much to say about it. I’m sure that’s disappointing for those of you riveted to my hard-hitting commentary, but it’s late and my boyfriend keeps trying to show me videos on Reddit. Suffice to say, that the trailer makes me a little suspicious as to if they will try to show some tragic backstory with a lost love, which kind of takes away from the tough-talking rogue who fell for a badass Princess Leia. Somehow, I liked it better that he was just a scoundrel indebted to a Jabba the Hutt mob boss and was motivated by profit. No doubt there was good in him, or he wouldn’t have been won over to Luke and Leia’s cause. But I don’t know if there was any idealism in it. He just liked them in spite of himself and was always up for giving the reigning authority a good poke in the eye. And then he fell in love…
But maybe I’m just too jaded. Or too sleepy to get terribly worked up over it.
**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE SERIES 4 PREMIERE OF BLACK MIRROR** Oh man, Black Mirror has really pissed some people off lately with the advent of series 4. The introductory episode of the season, USS Callister, has made Star …Continue reading →