Tomb Raider (2018) – The First Good Video Game Movie

Video game movies suck. They all do; there is no exception. That is the general concensus. While I personally enjoyed Prince of Persia, I tend to agree with the sentiment; that is until today. Tomb Raider (2018) is a fantastic screen adaptation of the rebooted Tomb Raider game franchise. I cannot praise this film enough.…

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Black Panther (2018) – Just another MCU film?

Black Panther (2018) is a solid addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an important message for us voters and our political leaders. Black Panther delivers another origin story that is not an origin story, much like Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In a world filled with superhero films, you would think we would finally get sick…

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Rebels – The Animated Universe

Star Wars Rebels has just concluded its fourth and final season and it went out with a bang. I want to take some time to reflect on Dave Filoni’s animated Star Wars universe and what it means to fans. Star Wars was never particularly good in the animated department. It’s first two productions were Droids…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

The Darkest Hour is a film about rebellion; about standing up for oneself and fighting against hopeless odds and finally triumphing over the great evil empire that is threatening to destroy all that is good in the world. In a way, Darkest Hour represents what made the original Star Wars very appealing to me and…

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Tomorrowland (2015) – A Reflection of Today

Tomorrowland (2015) is filled with amazing actors known from both the small and the big screen, though few get a lot of screentime. Even George Clooney who starts the film by addressing the audience with an ominous and cryptic message only returns to the screen halfway through the film. The viewer spends most time with…

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How Disney’s Approach to Star Wars is Different

Before we get into the actual story differences Disney’s Lucasfilm brings to the table, it is important to define what the new Star Wars saga is. It is not, as many people believe, a continuation of the previous saga, it is a retelling. But it is not a remake. A remake would mean new sets,…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

The Force Awakens has met all my expectations and confirmed all my fears. Before I continue with my (hopefully) SPOILER-free review, let me give you my verdict: Must See. I will begin with the visual presentation of the film. J. J. Abrams delivers with a stunning world of both props and CGI. The lightsabres’ reflections…

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007 Spectre Review

I don’t understand why people dislike Spectre. It is a fitting end to the Daniel Craig adaptation of James Bond. And that is exactly what people do not get about this film and its predecessors. It is not Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Ian Fleming’s James Bond was an embellished fantasy world modelled after his own…

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