I really wasn’t planning on writing something about The Rise Of Skywalker so quickly. In fact, I had a totally different Star Wars-related post planned for this weekend. But sometimes a movie hits and I, inexplicably, find myself with something to say right away. The Rise Of Skywalker was one of those films. The first trilogy of the Disney Canon has come to a close and the journey Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren began in 2015’s The Force Awakens has ended. It left me with lots of thoughts, feelings, and questions. So let’s talk about it, huh?
Note, there will be spoilers but that section of the post will be clearly marked. If you don’t want to know anything at all before you see it, stop reading now. But if you’re fine with overall-type comments, I’ll speak generally first and then give a clear warning before any plot spoilers happen. Ready? Ready. Continue reading
I wasn’t planning on writing tonight. But I saw Venom and, after being pretty open about how awkward I thought the movie would be in presenting a Spider-Man-less Venom, I felt I had to write something. Why? Because I was wrong. I thought this film was going to be a rushed, convoluted mess and it wasn’t. Now, it didn’t redefine the genre like Wonder Woman nor did it fully embrace the idea of the antihero in the way Deadpool did. But it was an enjoyable night at the movies and with it currently sitting at a 29% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I wanted to take a few moments to write a short, spoiler-free reflection on why Venom was better than I thought it’d be. Continue reading
With the arrival of Ryan Reynolds second outing as the Merc with a Mouth in theatres this weekend, everyone obviously has Deadpool on the brain (and what a weird, wild, wonderful experience that is). As I’m no exception, I figured it’s time to talk about Deadpool 2! I mean, why not, right? What really makes Deadpool 2 so exceptional is how it gives us everything we love about Wade Wilson while taking the story in a brand-new direction. It also adds all sorts of new characters, characters who will surely have a lasting impact on Mr. Pool’s future. While I’ll discuss character outlines and sketch out the plot in general below, NO MAJOR SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW. Coolio? Coolio. Continue reading
By Nancy of Graphic Novelty² (This article contains some spoilers.)
Already a fan of Wolverine, when I heard the movie Logan would be inspired in part by the outstanding graphic novel Old Man Logan I had to give it a go. The movie exceeded my expectations in every way! Continue reading
Yesterday, the angelic forces of Amazon Prime delivered Ryan North’s new book Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure to my door. I’ve spent most of today lost in the book, trying to pick my own way through one of Shakespeare’s most classic plays. As the day wore on, I began debating whether or not to write about my experience with this book for my blog too. Then I had a revelation! I was facing a CHOICE here. I had to CHOOSE whether or not I wanted to write about this book. My revelation seemed to scream what I should do. So here we are. But you get to choose too! You see, you can decide whether or not you want to read this. If you don’t , please return to your regular life. Be happy and live peacefully. OR you can read how my day with Romeo and/or Juliet went and just possibly live happier and more peacefully. The choice is yours! Continue reading