Mar 092018
 
Amazing. Everything They Say Is Wrong

The Last Jedi seems to be the most polarizing movie among fans in the history of the franchise. This is the impression one will get while reading social media and blogs. Granted it is difficult to believe everything you read because there are numerous trolls intentionally trashing the movie and driving down audience scores. I think the percentage of haters is far lower than we are all lead to believe. However, to that end I thought I would select a few particular themes these obtuse and belligerent fans allege are “wrong” with The Last Jedi. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD – If you haven’t seen the movie [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 172018
 
The Forlorn Fair Weather Fans

I have been a Chicago Cubs fan my whole life. It’s a family legacy that has been instilled in me from my father, passed down from his father. In 2016, when the unbelievable happened, while all the life long fans were euphoric, suddenly there were all these new fans. I was literally on my knees, rejoicing while also lamenting that my grandfather didn’t live to see it happen. Devout fans know the glory whereas fair weather fans are merely impostors. Perhaps their first World Series championship in 108 years spawned new fans, to which I say welcome to the party. However, those that gave up [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 312017
 
Book Review: Shatterpoint

Shatterpoint by Matthew Woodring Stover My rating: (Click here to check out this review on Goodreads) Even the strongest of gems have that one spot where they are weakest. The one spot that creates a cascading effect which causes it to shatter. Everything has a shatterpoint, including Jedi. This is Jedi Master Mace Windu’s talent, he can find a person’s shatterpoint. The one thing where they are weakest and thus use it to claim an advantage. He will need this ability when he has to return to his home world of Haruun Kal to find out what has become of his former padawan, Depa Billaba. [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 112017
 
Ready Player One Trailer

First things first, here is the newest Ready Player One Trailer. Watch It! NOW! Ok, so now that I have your heart beating wildly, lets consider what we just saw. If you haven’t read the book then SHAME ON YOU! It’s good. You need to go read it before March! I saw some references in there that I was a little skeptical on because this movie is supposed to be an homage to the 80’s. It was not only the inspiration for the “OASIS” but for the book in-and-of-itself. The references to the things I grew up loving is one of the things I love [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 102017
 
Setting Expectations for The Last Jedi

We are less than a week away from the release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. It is time for the obligatory Star Wars movie post about setting expectations for The Last Jedi. In addition to the same expectations I spoke about regarding The Force Awakens, there are a few other factors we should also consider. I do this because even as an avid fan, it’s important to set a reasonable bar before going to see the movie. After all, we don’t want it end up like the Justice League movie. The Force Awakens Box Office Numbers If you have forgotten, let me [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 242017
 
Justice League Bombing and I'm not Surprised

I don’t know what DC is thinking. Releasing the Justice League movie right before a major holiday. I cannot imagine too many people decide to go see a movie the weekend before the largest travel week of the year. While I do find it mildly disappointing its doing so terrible in theaters, I also find it not terribly surprising. Justice League bombing has a few flaws with the movie, other than Ben Affleck, and I haven’t seen the movie yet. It’s Isn’t Just Ben Affleck It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Ben Affleck as Batman. I have made many DC comic [… Click to Continue …]