Since August, I’ve been taking a look at my ten favorite movies, as a means of remembering what I love about them. And let me tell you, this has been a genuine pleasure. But now that I’ve taken a look at all of these films individually, let’s take a look at all of them together.… Continue reading Personal Favorites: Conclusion
Is this the greatest film of the 21st century?
*SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES UP TO AND INCLUDING SEASON 6* For all of you who follow me on Twitter – all twelve of you – you’ve likely noticed that I’ve been tweeting under the hashtag #PrepareForWinter. This was HBO’s rallying call to have all Game of Thrones fans to rewatch the six seasons in the six weeks leading… Continue reading The Game of Thrones theory I want to be true (but probably isn’t)
Game of Thrones Trailer! So, the first Game of Thrones season 7 trailer was released this month, and it looks phenomenal. It’s really neat to see that the show is starting to build towards its end with climaxes and resolutions we’ve been promised for six seasons now. This might be considered lazy writing, but I find my… Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 2017
Hey everyone! The semester is over, and it looks like I finally have enough time to get back to having weekly posts. So for this week, I decided I would discuss my favorite examples of foreshadowing in pop culture. Foreshadowing is something I love. It can be a subtle indication to the audience of what’s… Continue reading When the Little Things Pay Off
In 2009, media empire Disney added another number to its repertoire – Marvel Comics and everything that came with them. This was a logical purchase – Marvel, coming off of the success of Iron Man and already laying the seeds for 2012’s massively successful The Avengers, it only made sense that one of the biggest names in Hollywood wanted… Continue reading The Marvel/Disney Partnership | The Science of Adaptation
In science fiction cinema, (for whatever reason, this happens most frequently in SciFi) there are what I call “the Holy Sequels.” Great second installments in beloved franchises which surpass the original, or in the case of certain franchises, are held on an equal level to a superb first entry. The Holy Sequels are Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens, and of course, the greatest of them all,
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Director Irvin Kershner was hesitant to direct the film at first, having concerns about trying to follow up one of the greatest films of all time. But in following it up, he ended up making one of the greatest films of all time.
This movie did so much for science fiction, for movie sequels, and for Big Reveals. For what it’s worth, Flickchart…
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