Tag Archives: film

Star Wars VII, VIII, IX… and beyond?!

Well, apparently one does. I don’t know if anyone else saw this coming, but I was completely blindsided. Disney just bought Lucasfilm, including the rights to all their films – and most importantly, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Apparently, due to some rights issues with Paramount, Indy is just going to retire. That’s sad, but… Read More »

The Avengers (2012) with spoilers, and new things on the internet

You know, I was going to write a whole post about the specifics of stuff I loved about The Avengers. You’ve already seen my spoiler-free gushing (assuming you have done your homework properly). I thought about the stuff I would say – the coolness of Black Widow’s “terror” scene with the Hulk; the coolness of… Read More »

Review: The Avengers (2012) (no spoilers)

Yesterday (well, technically today) I posted that The Avengers was one of three movies that I would see even if I had to sell my mother to the Russians, with no guilt. Having seen it now, I completely stand by that claim. In fact, I’d consider selling her now just to see it again. What… Read More »

7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)

2012 has an impressive line-up of films. Time travel, mutation, gods, monsters, hobbits, technology, and sheer awesomeness all combine to create an almost inescapable desire to just set up an automatic withdrawal from my checking account to my local movie theater. Almost. As usual, but even more so this year, money is tight. Hard choices… Read More »

Review: Hugo (and The Invention of Hugo Cabret)

Just prior to its theatrical release, I read the book upon which Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is based, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” The book is a beautiful story, told in an inventive combination of text and drawings. The drawings are remarkable, dominate the book, and act very much like storyboards to a film. As such,… Read More »

Review: Chronicle (2012)

I don’t know about the girls out there, but I know every teenage boy has wondered what it would be like to have super-powers. What would you really do with them? Lots of movies play with that theme, but I’d argue that none is as successful at it as Chronicle. You know why it’s successful? Because… Read More »

Star Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

Maybe I should have called this series of posts “Force Fed”. While that’s not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how I feel now that we’ve completed watching Return of the Jedi, and thus the original trilogy. I definitely didn’t force my kids to watch these… Read More »

Star Wars Conundrum: Sorted

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It’s difficult to decide what order to show them which versions of the films, and how quickly. I think I’ve got it figured out. We’ve now seen A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back a… Read More »