Tag: review

Is the EU Truly Dead?

News of a new Star Wars Trilogy, following the events of Luke Skywalker and family post-Return of the Jedi had been long-awaited and, given the age of the actors had a shadow of doubt. Thus, when it was announced that a plan to go forward had been agreed upon, fans cheered. Their elation was somewhat short-lived in many cases with the announcement from LucasFilms … Read More Is the EU Truly Dead?

Doctor Sleep: An Awake Review #Movies #StephenKing #DoctorSleep

SPOILER WARNING! (Also note, this review is about the movie. I haven’t read the book yet, so if it’s explained in the book, that’s fine, but criticisms still stand if left out of the film) As most of my readers know, I do not typically do movie reviews… like ever. Most of my reviews deal with action figures, commentary on writing, etc. So as … Read More Doctor Sleep: An Awake Review #Movies #StephenKing #DoctorSleep

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Can Skynet Truly Be Stopped?

“It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves.” -T-800, Terminator 2 So I recently rewatched a few of the Terminator movies and the Sarah Connor Chronicles and I have reached one inescapable conclusion… Terminator 3 got it right… At the end of the movie, John Connor comes to the conclusion that it wasn’t humanity’s job to prevent judgement day, just simply to survive it so … Read More Can Skynet Truly Be Stopped?

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Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence

Sometimes, really good story-telling can backfire… BADLY! The perfect example of this is on Law & Order SVU… Honestly I dislike this show. I know it’s popular, but honestly it’s barely a cheap dime store replacement for the original and for many reasons. Most notably in my case, the characters (except Munch) are NOT likable. They are grossly incompetent, way over emotional for their … Read More Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence

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Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence #Writing #Author #Advice #Opinion

Sometimes, really good story-telling can backfire… BADLY! The perfect example of this is on Law & Order SVU… Honestly I dislike this show. I know it’s popular, but honestly it’s barely a cheap dime store replacement for the original and for many reasons. Most notably in my case, the characters (except Munch) are NOT likable. They are grossly incompetent, way over emotional for their … Read More Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence #Writing #Author #Advice #Opinion

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White Widow, Initial Impressions #WhiteWidow #Comics #Superheroes #Indie

So I’ve recently picked up a new book that I just stumbled on at a comic auction for $8… and it was money well spent, but I’ll get into that. The book title is White Widow. The plot from the kick starter: Story Gabrielle Garcia was a typical American girl going to college to follow in her father’s footsteps – or so she thought. … Read More White Widow, Initial Impressions #WhiteWidow #Comics #Superheroes #Indie

Mary Poppins Returns, My Late Review #Disney #MaryPoppins #EmilyBlunt

Hi All, So my family finally got around to watching the new Mary Poppins movie and I want to give my thoughts on it. Anyone who’s read my blog long enough, knows that I have no love for the first Mary Poppins. It’s one of my two least favorite Disney classics for a plethora of reasons ranging from the history behind the film, the … Read More Mary Poppins Returns, My Late Review #Disney #MaryPoppins #EmilyBlunt

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My Thoughts on the Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS!!! #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian #RiseofSkywalker

  /SPOILERS AHEAD, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!    I CALLED IT!!! I called it long ago! Rey is a Palpatine! I knew it! Total bragging rights now! I practically cheered in the theater when I heard this! I wanted it to be the case so badly! I am so thrilled they went with this! Okay… calm down Jim, calm down. Seriously, it was hard to … Read More My Thoughts on the Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS!!! #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian #RiseofSkywalker

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Review: Star Wars: LOST STARS Manga Vol 3 #StarWars #Review #Writing #Fantasy

The conclusion of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena? Series: Star Wars Lost Stars (manga) (3) (Book 3) Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Yen Press (November 12, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1975358678 ISBN-13: 978-1975358679 Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches   Okay, you all know my love of Star Wars and how rarely I do book … Read More Review: Star Wars: LOST STARS Manga Vol 3 #StarWars #Review #Writing #Fantasy

The Death Of Star Wars: “Toxic” Fandom and Drama #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian

As I’ve said before… if you thought TLJ was the worst Star Wars ever put out, watch this, learn why you’re wrong, then come back and let’s talk.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!! LMAO!!! Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me. jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com I’ll use those comments to select my next … Read More The Death Of Star Wars: “Toxic” Fandom and Drama #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian

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The Death Of Star Wars: “Toxic” Fandom and Drama #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian

Full disclaimer, I do not believe that all Star Wars fans are toxic, not by half. So please actually read my article before you get all hot under the collar one way or another. If you disagree with me, let’s talk about it in the comments.  Okay, I know I’m treading on rather sensitive grounds here, but this is something I really think I … Read More The Death Of Star Wars: “Toxic” Fandom and Drama #StarWars #LucasFilm #Fans #TheMandalorian

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Review: Star Wars: LOST STARS Manga Vol 2 #StarWars #Review #Writing #Fantasy

  The conclusion of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena? Series: Star Wars Lost Stars (manga) (Book 2) Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Yen Press (September 3, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1975327543 ISBN-13: 978-1975327545 Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches   Okay, you all know my love of Star Wars and how rarely I do book … Read More Review: Star Wars: LOST STARS Manga Vol 2 #StarWars #Review #Writing #Fantasy