“Terminator: Dark Fate” review: No fate but what we make. Over. And over. And over again.

The Terminator was a predictive post-apocalyptic movie made just for me back in 1984.  Terminator 2: Judgement Day arrived eight years later — an eternity by today’s sequel-itis standards — and did the impossible: it maintained the heart of the original, yet surpassed it in every way. A time travel story that honored its roots, but… Continue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate” review: No fate but what we make. Over. And over. And over again.

Avengers: Endgame is All Endings

We take on the impossible task of reviewing a movie all about endings without spoiling it.

“Solo” Tells Us how Han Gets His Last Name and a Bunch of Other $h!t No One Cares About

When Star Wars captured the box office in 1977, it seemed obvious that George Lucas intended Luke Skywalker to follow the hero’s journey. Plus, Luke had a lightsaber, and damn,  that was cool! But wise-cracking, swashbuckling, screw-you-I’m-gonna-shoot-first-if-I-have-to Han Solo became the bad-boy we all wanted to be. He came for the cold hard cash: “Look,… Continue reading “Solo” Tells Us how Han Gets His Last Name and a Bunch of Other $h!t No One Cares About

A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry

Wow, I sure did want to like A Wrinkle in Time. On the surface it has everything going for it.  Classic story, inclusive cast, big action, special effects bonanza, Hollywood darling-director Ava DuVernay, Captain Kirk, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah.  It also had a hundred and three million dollar price tag. How could it go wrong?… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry