Intertextuality: The Empire Strikes Back and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

This post will have spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It will also have spoilers for The Empire Strikes Back, but I know that you’ve seen that movie because literally everyone has. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films exist in Disney’s pantheon of intellectual properties alongside the Star Wars franchise. In that way, these movies are linked together.… Continue reading Intertextuality: The Empire Strikes Back and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

What Excites Me Most about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Since I can’t go more than two posts on this website without discussing Game of Thrones or Star Wars, we’re due for a post about Star Wars. Which is timely, since the title for the next film was unveiled this week: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Since this is the internet, everyone’s putting in their two cents about… Continue reading What Excites Me Most about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Personal Favorites: The Empire Strikes Back

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… Continue reading Personal Favorites: The Empire Strikes Back

Personal Favorites: Introduction and Honorable Mentions

Recently, I joined twitter and saw that the hashtag “#Fav7Films” was trending. I took great interest in what people said were their seven favorite films were, and I thought of my own. This inspired me to rewatch my favorite films and decide just what it is that I love about them. I then decided to… Continue reading Personal Favorites: Introduction and Honorable Mentions