It’s no secret I love Attack Of The Clones. It’s also no secret I’m in the minority here. Even among those who love the Prequels, Attack Of The Clones is often ranked last when the films are discussed. But not for me! I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again: I love the Prequels and Attack Of The Clones is my favorite film of the Trilogy! On that note, a few months back, Kiri (of Star Wars Anonymous) and I were having a comment section conversation about this film when she proposed an intriguing idea. She suggested we do twin posts, she writing about her disdain for the film (while trying to highlight some things she enjoys about it) while I write on my undying affection for this cinematic masterpiece (while pointing out some things that bother me). Obviously, I was in. Can I convince you, my lovely reader, of its brilliance? I say…GAME ON. Continue reading
While my record with posting in the Star Wars ComLINKS series is far from perfect, I pride myself on being the first link added (for the ones I write) when Jenmarie has the post go live on Anakin and His Angel. Welllllllllll this linkup went live on October 18th. YIKES. Now I must wrestle with not meeting the arbitrary standards I set for myself. Mea culpa! My angsty writer issues aside, this month’s (or last month’s technically) topic is (was) to choose our favorite score in the films and discuss why it means so much to us/speaks to us in the way it does. Are you ready to know mine?! Has the featured image already given it away?!? Continue reading
It’s been too long since I’ve written something about Star Wars! However, while I was enjoying an excessive or amazing (you be the judge) day-long binge-watching marathon of Star Wars: The Clone Wars the other day, a new idea for a post came to mind. I decided to write about how the show was cleverly paying homage to classic horror films! So if hearing me talk about some great episodes of The Clone Wars AND how they are full of brilliant allusions to the horror genre sounds like fun to you (and I so hope it does!) then feel free to click here and check it out for yourself.
I’ve never fully understood why George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy is such a divisive topic among Star Wars fans, generating more ire than makes any sense to me. But it turns out, I’m not the only one who’s confused! On 14 September, Ministry of Cinema will release their new documentary The Prequels Strike Back digitally on Amazon, YouTube, and VHX. The film follows one fan on a cross-country trek to try and unravel why people hate these films as much as they do…and see if perhaps there’s more merit to the Prequels than some give them credit for. Inspired (and excited!) by this week’s upcoming documentary, I figured I’d talk about an oft maligned aspect of the Prequels that I adore – the character of Anakin Skywalker. Continue reading
I wasn’t planning to write this post. I’m normally not one for single issue reviews or reflections. But when I read Darth Vader #24 on Wednesday I did something I’ve never done with a comic…I immediately flipped to the front to read it again. And since then, the story’s been bouncing around in my head. I can’t stop thinking about it. So I figured I’d write about it. Don’t worry, if you haven’t read it, there’s spoiler protection. And if you have (or are wild enough not to care about spoilers), I’ll reflect with detail on why the specifics of the issue are so important to me too. Continue reading
While I’ll always be a Marvel guy first and foremost, one of the things I’ve always felt Batman does better than any other comic book character is explore the depths and nature of evil. Every superhero has villains…but Batman dances with the darkness in a way that’s expressly his own. So, in honor of Suicide Squad‘s release this weekend, I wanted to do a few posts about the nature of evil and how it’s presented in Batman’s villains. However, I don’t want to start with something I’ve written. Rather, what will come in my next few posts will build heavily on articles I’ve already read. These pieces will help frame the arguments I’ll be making in the posts to come but, more importantly, they’re brilliantly written analyses in their own right, speaking elegantly about evil. Before I can talk about and understand the Batman and the evil he faces, I first want to look at what others have said about evil, informing my own opinion. Continue reading