Han Shot First: A Review of “Solo”

From the moment the casting was announced for Solo, I was dreading seeing this movie. It sounded like a trainwreck. I didn’t think Alden Ehrenreich looked anything like Han and every story from the set made this movie sound like it was doomed to fail. As time wore on, I figured this would be a [...]

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Are You a Heather?

I haven’t addressed this before (mostly because it just recently became true), but Heathers is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a film dripping with black comedy, all to deliver social commentary on the average American high school. Over the years, it’s become a cult classic. This isn’t just because it’s funny [...]

Why Emma Watson is a Bad Fit for “The Queen of the Tearling”

Back in 2014 upon the release of Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling, Emma Waston, Harry Potter director David Heyman, and Warner Brothers optioned the rights for a film. Ms. Watson was promptly signed on as both a producer and the lead, Tear Queen Kelsea Raleigh Glynn. Since then, the remainder of the trilogy [...]

Losing the High Ground: Some Ideas on How George Lucas Could’ve Made the Prequels Work

Unlike many Star Wars fans, I actually don’t hate the prequels. There’s an almost Shakespearian tragedy about them, knowing this won’t end well for Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan. That’s not to say the writing is up to par with Shakespeare, but the idea is. And, truthfully, there’s a lot of good in them if one [...]