A Man Stranded … Among Women (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)

A Man Stranded … Among Women (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)

Oscar season is upon us once again, so it’s time to examine the Best Picture nominees in all their whiteness.  —————————————— Returning to a once-acclaimed franchise that’s last iteration was released 30 years ago and not well received is generally not a recipe for success at the box office, and especially not when it comes to raking … Continue reading

SPOILERS: About that “Star Wars” thing

SPOILERS: About that “Star Wars” thing

Now that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has been out for a while, it seems like a good time to start talking about it. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? If you have seen it or don’t fear spoilers, then feel free to read on…   **************SPOILERS********************   If you’re … Continue reading

Declaration of (Star) War(s)

Declaration of (Star) War(s)

I will be seeing “The Force Awakens” on Saturday, so I’ll be one of the last people I know who’s going to make it to the theater for the film. I’ve pretty much run out of time on my JJ Abrams thing, because I’m terrible at sticking to my own script. But before I see … Continue reading

The Force Slumbers: “Return of the Jedi”

The Force Slumbers: “Return of the Jedi”

George Lucas decided to follow up his universally agreed upon masterpiece “The Empire Strikes Back” with something a little more straightforward and conventional in “Return of the Jedi” to conclude the original trilogy. He stayed out of the director’s chair again, and that responsibility was passed to Richard Marquand, though it’s still Lucas’ baby for … Continue reading