Star Wars: Poe Dameron – Black Squadron

You ever notice when a TV series is based on a movie, they almost always put a team of new people around the lead character(s)? For example: LA Femme Nikita, Transporter, and Highlander. In the 70s, the same thing happened in the animated versions of Charlie Chan and Emergency. I’m not saying Black Squadron is […]

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills

I’ll get this out of the way: there isn’t a whole lot in Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills that pertains to the Whills. Or the Guardians. This is a story about Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus who used to hold that title; but you know this if you’ve seen Rogue One. If you haven’t, […]

Paraphrasing Harvey Dent

Joss Whedon’s old Wonder Woman script finally saw the light of day… Well, in wide release anyway. It’s been floating about for some time now. It isn’t up to code, to be mild. That becomes especially clear after viewing the Wonder Woman film now in theatres, which was scripted by Allan Heinberg. Whedon created Buffy […]

Star Wars: Thrawn

When the Star Wars Expanded Universe was retitled (relegated to?) “Legends,” a small but very vocal legion of the fandom lost their collective poodoo. I have been known to make fun of these people, which may be unfair. It’s also easy to take shots at characters like Jaxxon, but for every space rabbit, there are […]

Wonder Woman

To say Wonder Woman is the best of the DC Extended Universe films would be to damn it with faint praise. Somewhat. I like Man of Steel. I enjoyed Batman v Superman (Martha not withstanding). As for Suicide Squad? It was what it was. Somehow, some way, Wonder Woman got it right. There was an imperial ton of […]

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit is truly the Citizen Kane of car chase movies. It’s the peak, the pinnacle, the ne plus ultra of the genre. It has never been–nor ever will be–surpassed. The Blues Brothers may have crashed more cars, (and it’s a great film) but it’s no Smokey and the Bandit. In 1977, Coors […]

Prometheus

For a while there, people were saying Ridley Scott had lost his mojo; The Councillor being Exhibit A. Prometheus is a film which has its fans and its detractors, and each side has valid arguments. It may not be the Alien film we wanted, but it is the one we got. Mankind has a fascination […]