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The Case Against J.J. Abrams Directing Episode VII

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for all my life. Like everyone else, I’ve seen my favorite franchise suffer from one self-inflicted injury after another at the hands of an obsessive compulsive deranged billionaire. From the moment Greedo fired the first shot to videogame cancers like The Force Unleashed, it felt like marveling at a […]

The Top Ten Best Films of 2012

It’s been a hell of a year for movies. There were a lot of great films…and also a handful of terrible films. It has also been a year where I have grown into my new hobby, which is media criticism/commentary. As a result, I’ve seen more movies in theaters in 2012 than I’ve ever seen […]

The Return To Middle Earth

As you’ll recall from my first article, I had two major fears going into this film. The first fear was that this film would stuff itself with too much of the book and thus become overly bloated. The second fear, which in many respects is linked to the first was that the beginning would be […]

On the Subject of James Bond Actors

This is the first of what will likely be multiple articles on the subject of James Bond. I am something of a 007 junkie. I haven’t read the Ian Fleming novels, but I’ve seen every single movie (including the spinoffs) and there are some that I’ve seen so many times, I can point out censorship […]

Review of Cloud Atlas (SPOILER FREE)

Before its release, Cloud Atlas was screened at the 2012 International Toronto Film Festival. When it ended, it received a standing ovation for an astounding ten minutes. Roger Ebert gave it a perfect score and MovieBob has proclaimed its success as a product to be nothing short of miraculous. Now that I have seen the film […]

Review of Looper (SPOILER-FREE)

Let me start out by saying that Looper is not what you think. It is indeed as the critics have been calling it, a very good movie. However, if you’re going into the theaters because you’re expecting to see quantum leaping exploration through the space-time continuum Inception-style, I’ll just say right now, that isn’t what this movie […]