Category: Movie

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Author’s Advice Pt. 6

Leave the politics at the door. I was initially hesitant about writing this one, running the risk of being ironic, so I’ll apologize in advance if any of my own political beliefs make their way into this post (I am trying hard to prevent it!) Now what do I mean by this? Well put it this way… have you ever gone to see a … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 6

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Author’s Advice Pt. 6

Leave the politics at the door. I was initially hesitant about writing this one, running the risk of being ironic, so I’ll apologize in advance if any of my own political beliefs make their way into this post (I am trying hard to prevent it!) Now what do I mean by this? Well put it this way… have you ever gone to see a … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 6

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Least Favorite story ever…

An old review, but one I thought I’d repost as a trip down memory lane… ENJOY!!! There is really no way around it. I kind of knew that this was unavoidable. There are a couple of stories that really irk me, but this one, in movie form takes the cake. This story, to me, was so bad that it actually inspired me to start … Read More Least Favorite story ever…

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Fantasy Movies?

I got a request a while ago to recommend a few good fantasy movies. I’m going to assume they meant besides Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. So… let’s get into them. Nausica of the Valley of the Wind. Pretty much any studio Ghibli movie would do, but this one is considered Miyazaki’s grand masterpiece… and its my favorite. Army of Darkness Yeah … Read More Fantasy Movies?

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Nostalgia Goggles.

You ever watch a good movie, read a good book, or go somewhere fun, and store it away in your memory? Then years later, you go back to that thing and its not nearly what you remember? Sometimes its better, sometimes it worse, and some times its just different than what your mind recorded. For me, I have a few examples: Masters of the … Read More Nostalgia Goggles.

Romance Movie Redundancy

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! As activists and those who don’t have dates say… Happy Manufactured Holiday that has nothing to do with anything (which isn’t true), except selling candy and flowers!!! Anyway, I wanted to comment on love stories, particularly in the visual medium. Now before I get started, I’m not talking about ALL romantic movies. Ones like say… The Proposal and Just Like … Read More Romance Movie Redundancy

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Star Wars, Never As Good…

I’ve heard a lot of people question whether or not we’ll ever get another movie as good as the originals… The prequels were a disaster, the spinoffs have been decent to laughable, and The Force Awakens was good… ish? Sigh… So the question remains, will we ever get another movie as good or as groundbreaking as the original trilogy? Well get your pitchforks ready, … Read More Star Wars, Never As Good…

A good view on characterization!

Cassidy and Lloyd differ from most of my other stories because they aren’t part of an ensemble cast. They’re a duet with neither character having a true claim to the main protagonist role. Some chapters have Cassidy doing more than Lloyd and others have her along for the ride. Typically, we have a main hero […] via Partners in Fiction: Writing Duos of the Dynamic … Read More A good view on characterization!

Unpopular Opinion: Yes, The Ewok Adventures ARE CANON!!

Someone needs to make a fan film ‘Star Wars Infinite: The Canon Wars.’ Directors, get on it!!! Yeah for a very long time now we’ve seen fans arguing back and forth over what is and is not canon… and my understanding is that the ONLY things that are considered canon now are the films and anything that George Lucas himself had a hand in… … Read More Unpopular Opinion: Yes, The Ewok Adventures ARE CANON!!

Top 5 Star Wars Fan Films

So over the last few months, I’ve taken to downloading Star Wars fan films onto my computer and sort of arranging them in order of the timeline. I’ve accrued about 30 videos from YouTube and absolutely love them. Today, I wanted to share my top 5 with you. Now…  before I do that, what are my standards? Well they are fairly easy: Actual Honest … Read More Top 5 Star Wars Fan Films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Review

Spoiler Alerts Ahead:  So I finally got to see Rogue One today with my son… What did I think…? OH MY GOD IT WAS SO AWESOME!!! JYN’S MOTHER GETS KILLED AND JYN HIDES IN A HOLE UNTIL FORREST WHITAKER FINDS HER. THEN SHE’S IN PRISON, BUT GETS BROKEN OUT BY THE REBELLION. THEN THEY GO ON THIS HUNT WHICH THEY DON’T GET THE PROOF … Read More Rogue One: A Star Wars Review

Why ‘Let it Go’ would have been a better villain song…

  I can hear the groans from here. Yes you all knew that I was going to be talking about this shit-storm of a movie in more detail at some point and in all honest, I’ve done my best to avoid it. However, given that it.s a take on one of the all-time great fantasy stories, it’s produced by… pretty much the main company … Read More Why ‘Let it Go’ would have been a better villain song…