The Last Jedi is Smarter than You

The Last Jedi is a movie that does not particularly care if you like it or not. While The Force Awakens trod on eggshells and avoided saying anything for fear of upsetting its viewer, giving them instead a fairly uninspired retread of all the Star Wars favorites, The Last Jedi is bold, artistic, and unpredictable.... Continue Reading →

The Internet Can’t Decide if Rogue One is the Best or Worst Thing Ever

If you ask me, Disney's Star Wars Episode III.5, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is awful. It's a cynical and lazy epitomization of all that's wrong with movie franchises these days. It's the second worst movie of the year. If you ask J.A., Disney's Star Wars Episode III.5, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a very good... Continue Reading →

10 Cloverfield Lane Review

(This review is SPOILER-FREE) 10 Cloverfield Lane is the new JJ Abrams produced thriller that's fast becoming a surprise hit. Produced in near total secrecy and advertised in intentionally vague manners, it's a movie that seeks not to answer questions but raise them. And every single question was provoked in just one word: "Cloverfield." It could... Continue Reading →

It’s Oscars Eve. Here’s my final, complete list of movie ratings from 2015

Plus quick reviews for the oscar nominated ones! Inside Out 9.4/10 All right, I'll shut up about this one. You know both J.A. Prentice and I love it. Spotlight 8.8/10 "Unfortunately for Spotlight, I tend to like Disney movies and hard sci-fi more than talk-heavy biopics, but of all the talk-heavy biopics I've seen, this may be my... Continue Reading →

Why the New Jedi Order was a better Star Wars continuation than The Force Awakens

The Internet is already flooded with Force Awakens reviews, so I thought I'd do something a little different, by contrasting the new Star Wars film with the book series that originally showed us what the "next generation" of Star Wars would be like. This is admittedly a little premature, since we haven't seen VIII or... Continue Reading →

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