Hi there! Inspired by the Oscars®, I take to the blog to air my grievances once more about an industry I once adored. I planned to write this before they aired, but I’m skirting a nervous break down right now, so… Let’s Begin It would be boring just to re–hash what I said in My […]Read more "The Pointlessness of Critics"
This is actually going to be a new “series” of blogs I’m starting, where I’ll take questions (if anyone has them, or if I think of an interesting one) about the “text” of the Star Wars films and provide the answers as best I can. May as well, as blog links seem to save me […]Read more "Revising the Text: There Is Another"
The Star Trek films. There have been a lot of them. I’m very much a Star Trek fan. Have been for a long time. But in all honesty, most of the movies don’t have the same depth and symbolism that the Star Wars films do. There are a few that are transcendent of the genre, […]Read more "11 Movie Reviews of One Paragraph or Less: Star Trek Edition"
Recently I watched Kenneth Branagh’s epic film version of Hamlet again, and was once again struck by both its scope and intimacy — like the play itself. It served again as a reminder that it is, without a doubt, the definitive film version of the play. Indeed, so far as I’m concerned, it’s the only […]Read more "Understanding Hamlet"
Not too long ago, I blogged about reboots. Naturally, Batman came up in the course of conversation; I’m pretty sure that the first time I heard the term “reboot” was in conjunction with Christopher Nolan’s reinvention of the character’s life on screen. Now, everyone knows how much I loved Batman Begins and even moreso The […]Read more "The Batman Blogs: Introduction"
As alluded to in yesterday’s Flashback Blog, tonight’s entry is all about Daddy Issues. Specifically, it’s about the Daddy Issues on display in the Star Wars films, a theme that seems to stick with Lucas through the entire series. It only makes sense. According to the biographies I’ve read of Lucas, and the bits of […]Read more "Daddy Issues"
I saw Thor last night with my cousin Ron (after a delicious meal of Sambosay Goshti, Nan and Chalau Kabob over rice at one of my favorite restaurants), and it was really fun and enjoyable. Not ground-breaking, not innovative, but very good nonetheless. I know I’m not supposed to expect anything extremely deep from an […]Read more "My Review of Thor"