Month: December 2017

It’s Still A Jungle Out There (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017)

Every so often, someone decides it is time to start up a franchise. Rather than a reboot or a remake, when they announced Jumanji (starring that Robin Willims-esque Dwayne the Rock Johnson) it was decided that they would make a sequel. The film clearly… Continue Reading “It’s Still A Jungle Out There (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017)”

It’s a Jungle Out There (Jumanji, 1995)

A tale of standing up to your fears via games, Jumanji tells the adventurous tale of Alan Parrish, a bullied young man with a domineering father, who finds the magical game.  He starts a game with his friend Sarah, but before she can role… Continue Reading “It’s a Jungle Out There (Jumanji, 1995)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

I will be be honest.  Walking out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had no idea just how controversial this film would be.  I wrote my first review and then rewrote it due to a spoiler claim. I watched as the film seemed… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three and a Quarter (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016)

The Force Awakens, in spite of conflicting reviews had made Disney enough money to feel confident in going forward with their game plan.  Disney had set a goal of a Star Wars movie every Christmas. Since films of the blockbuster nature often can take… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three and a Quarter (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)

After the prequels, Star Wars appeared to be…well, complete.  Lucas was no longer talking about a third trilogy.  All had gone quiet on that front.  Instead, Star Wars thrived in animated fare like the Cone Wars cartoon and in comic books through Dark Horse.… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)”

What a Scrooge Part 10 (Scrooge, 1970)

Before cementing his career as Jedi Ghost Ben Kenobi, Alec Guinness played non-Jedi Ghost Jacob Marley. As you may recall, Marley had been seven long years as our tale begins. Scrooge is, in this adaption as prior adaptions, uncharitable and cold. Along with the… Continue Reading “What a Scrooge Part 10 (Scrooge, 1970)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, 2005)

And finally…we see how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader! Spoilers are about to slice through here like a lightsaber through butter!                     Opening in the tail end of the Clone Wars, we begin in the… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, 2005)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Two (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, 2002)

The Star Wars machine keeps plugging on.  Episode one had a rather mixed reception, but it made money.  It would have taken a catastrophic return to derail new trilogy. The film would make a jump and start to try and “right the ship” so… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Two (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, 2002)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode One (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, 1999)

As previously noted, people were pretty resigned to Star Wars remaining a trilogy of parts four through six.  Then it was announced, Lucas had decided episodes one through three could finally be made.  He stated that the technology had reached a point that he… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode One (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, 1999)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Six (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

It took three agonizing years for the audience to get the answers to our questions.  Excitement built with the initial announcement of Revenge of the Jedi.  A bold and powerful title, it had fans eager. Before long, the title shifted to  Return of the… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Six (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)”