Star Wars: Phasma

The Force Awakens wasn’t Phasma-free, but the chrome-clad captain didn’t have the massive presence that a lot of fans expected. The thing about Star Wars films is that they concentrate on the core group of good guys, and one main baddie. The problem with an enigmatic villain is that fancanon becomes a thing, and then […]

Free Fire

Little help here? Somebody want to explain Free Fire to me? I mean, I understand the plot, it’s just that everything else has me bumfuzzled. Chris (Cillian Murphy) is a member of the IRA, and wants to purchase guns. Vernon (Sharlto Copley) is a South African who has guns to sell. Justine (Brie Larson) and […]

Song to Song

Let me get this out of the way: Song to Song is not the latest John Carney film. It’s not about a couple who meet cute and share a similar taste in music. It’s not sweet and won’t cause you to have feelings. Well, not those feelings. Song to Song really doesn’t have anything to […]

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

It’s just as well that the live action Ghost in the Shell received mostly poor reviews and tanked at the box office. Had it been certified fresh and made metric tons of cash, the internet would be all #conflicted. Everybody loves Scarlett Johansson, but no one can fathom why she would dare to play the […]

Philomena

I went into Philomena knowing just the bare details: In the early 1950s, a young woman became pregnant, and once the child was born, gave him up for adoption. Decades later, she and a journalist embark on a quest to discover what happened to him. If you are vaguely aware of the film, chances are […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Cassian & K-2SO

K-2SO is the breakout character from Rogue One, and now Marvel Comics tells the tale of how the former Imperial droid became a part of the Rebel Alliance. And it’s pretty darn funny. Cassian Andor is sent to extract Imperial security protocols. Along for the ride are two new characters: Kertas and Rismor, and they’re […]