Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace came out when I was 5 years old. I had seen the original trilogy several times before, but this was my very first theatrical Star Wars experience. I was on summer vacation in Stowe, Vermont, and my grandpa brought me to the little 3plex theater in town.… Continue reading Star Wars is for Kids
My dad took me to a little theater in Westbrook, Connecticut in 1977 to see Star Wars. My parents were not movie people, and I always had to beg them to take me. The near hour-long drive to any movie theater provided a serious obstacle. But take me he did. Even at ten I was… Continue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” review: The Fall of a Franchise
You’ve never seen an elephant fly (unless you’ve seen the original Dumbo).
Christopher Maher: Well, Sam, here we are again, back at another Marvel release despite swearing off the series forever after the disappointing Thor: Ragnarok. Thankfully I don’t think we’re going to end up dragging this one quite as much as that one. It is, unfortunately, still a Marvel movie so it exhibits a lot of… Continue reading Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results