Archive for the ‘Movie Review’ Category

Recently, I took my daughter to see a movie about superhero royalty. No, I didn’t take her to see Wonder Woman (we’ll see it soon, I assume) – instead I took her to see Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

If you’ve not seen King Arthur: LotS, this post will be spoilery, so I’ll just strongly recommend the movie to you and send you on your way. It’s not a typical King Arthur movie though. It’s a very specific genre-mashing of Arthurian legend and Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels style.

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Alien: Covenant is now out in theaters, but I haven’t seen it yet. (So no worries about me spoiling that movie here.)

I noticed the other day that I was coming up on my blog’s 300th post.  Yay me!

I felt it would be appropriate to recognize that milestone with some thoughts on a movie series (since that’s why I started blogging in the first place) and since there was an Alien franchise movie in theaters, here are some of my observations with those movies.

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Over the weekend, my wife and I decided to attend the local sci-fi convention Farpoint (held just north of lovely Baltimore, Maryland.) Yes, this was Valentine’s Day weekend, don’t judge us. We had a great time as we always do.

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This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so if you’ve not seen the movie… I don’t even know why you’re here.

This is the seventh and final installment in a series of posts where I’ve talked about various elements of the movie (mostly positively, I’m a positive guy) and used a well-known negative review from the Huffington Post as a springboard for my own thoughts.

For a longer explanation, please check out the first post in this series.

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This time, I’ll present a few general criticisms of the movie that I’ve heard, and then I’ll talk about the things I didn’t like. Please understand, I really enjoyed the movie, and I’ve seen it multiple times. I’ll see it again. But I think it’s fair to discuss weaknesses in the movie. I’m completely comfortable with people taking issue with what I say, either in support of the movie or as complaints. It’s all good.

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This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In particular, plot points involving the characters from the previous Star Wars movies.

As the title suggests, this post is the sixth of a series of posts, dealing with a specific source of criticism of the movie.The full explanation can be found here.

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Tell it to Kanjiklub!

As I explained previously, I’m planning on talking about various elements of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by examining the 40 allegedly unforgivable plot holes that Professor Seth Abramson recently published on the Huffington Post. Although it might seem as if I’m just a fanboy defending a movie I like (which is partly true)  I’m also hoping to explain some insights into the characters/elements that seem to have been wildly misunderstood by some. (By some, I mean Professor Seth Abramson.) (more…)

This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In particular, plot points surrounding the militaristic First Order.

As the title suggests, this post is the fifth of a series of posts, dealing with a specific source of criticism of the movie. The full explanation can be found here.

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The First Order (of Business…)

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This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In particular, plot points surrounding Adam Driver’s character, the villainous Kylo Ren. Should you not want to be spoiled, stop reading.

As the title suggests, this post is the fourth of a series of posts, dealing with a specific source of criticism of the movie. The full explanation can be found here.

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The Darth Side

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