Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales

When I wrote my Person of the Year post about two weeks ago, I had somehow been under the impression that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was going to be the final installment of the Pirates franchise. Something in the marketing or the discussion around the movie made me think it was the final… Continue reading Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales

PCS Person of the Year 2017 Edition

Aaaaand we’re at the end of the year again. And what a year it’s been! Last year, after TIME magazine encountered some controversy with their Person of the Year selection, I decided to have my own pop culture/entertainment person of the year. Here we are again! I don’t usually do numbered-list-articles, but person of the year… Continue reading PCS Person of the Year 2017 Edition

Movie Pitch: “Don’t Shoot Me Santa,” a Christmas Jukebox Musical

Every year for 10 straight years, the Killers put out a new original Christmas song. I think that’s something special. In a time when “new” Christmas songs are just covers of “All I Want For Christmas is You” or “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” or “Last Christmas” or what have you, the Killers were… Continue reading Movie Pitch: “Don’t Shoot Me Santa,” a Christmas Jukebox Musical

Ralph McQuarrie: The (Other) Man Behind Star Wars

Who’s the primary creative force behind the original Star Wars franchise? That’s easy, right? It’s George Lucas. He directed the original film, he oversaw the next two films, came back to direct the prequel trilogy, and then rode into the sunset after selling his company. Naturally. Star Wars is full of visually iconic moments, and Lucas… Continue reading Ralph McQuarrie: The (Other) Man Behind Star Wars

“Han Shot First” is important (not for the reasons you think)

The Cantina is one of the iconic locations in the original Star Wars. In the center of Mos Eisley, the “wretched hive of scum and villainy” there’s a seedy tavern where Obi-Wan and Luke meet Han and Chewbacca, Han fights off and over-eager bounty hunter, and we see the first of many limbs being chopped off in… Continue reading “Han Shot First” is important (not for the reasons you think)