I’ve considered Adolph Hitler and the rise of Nazism fascinating for quite awhile now, though not for what I believe are typical reasons. What interests me is that there was literally no way Hitler could have done what he did without the defacto acquiescence of the German people (at least initially, before his mad enterprise […]
No franchise is too big to fail, though typically a decline–the same logic applies to whether we’re discussing movie franchises or nations– comes before a fall. And that’s important because if you pay attention to the signs you may be able to delay or even avert a worse-case scenario. The Last Jedi is taking a […]
I enjoyed J.J. Abrams’ interpretation of the Star Wars universe with The Force Awakens, but it felt too shiny, too clean. Now Rogue One feels like a Star Wars movie should. Or maybe it’s just seeing old school Star Destroyers and the original Death Star, though I think that it’s the grim tone, the grit and the […]
J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a pretty serious job ahead of him. In directed the latest Star Wars movies he had to manage to invigorate the franchise, while not alienating long-time fans of the movie. I’ve discussed this point and more below in my first video review. It’s a […]
With John Carpenter’s 1982 movie The Thing–based on Christian Nyby’s 1951 movie The Thing From Another World and the original John Campbell short novel, Who Goes There?–we got to see a director at the peak of his powers.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Teaser Trailer 3 I’ve included the teaser trailer for the upcoming third trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens partally because I still think it’s particularly douchy to make the trailer the event, as opposed to the movie. After all, we’re talking about Star Wars here. The hype for […]
I admit it, I shat the bed, figuratively speaking. When I saw the trailer below, I assumed that it was for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, and should have known better. Why? Because a huge clue was staring me right in the face the entire time, which I have posted just below. […]