Obi-Wan Kenobi is Mid-Tier Star Wars

Platform: Disney+ Distribution: 6 Episodes (36-53 minutes) Plot: Set in the intervening years between Episodes III and IV, Ben Kenobi (formerly Obi-Wan) looks after the two children of Darth Vader while outrunning the Empire’s Inquisition sent to destroy his kind. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Vivien Lyra Blair, Indira Varma, and James Earl Jones as the voice…

“It Adds Up” – Edge of Tomorrow: Lost Review 104

Director: Doug Liman Writer: Dan Bryant, Christopher McQuarrie Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Production Budget: $178,000,000 Plot: A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Review: Edge of Tomorrow was the first time this summer where…

Stranger Things Loses its Charm in Season 4

Distributor – Netflix Date – May 27th, 2022 Length – 7 Episodes/ 9+ hours long Plot – 9 months after Season 3, the Hawkins crew face a new supernatural threat known as Vecna. Meanwhile, Joyce and Murray try to help Hopper escape from a Russian prison where he prepares to fight an unknown monster. When several…

2022 Oscars Review: Bad Company

“Did I miss anything?” comedian Amy Schumer said several minutes after Will Smith publicly assaulted Chris Rock on stage. That was the most direct acknowledgment of the incident. Anthony Hopkins recited Will Smith’s Oscar winning speech in a presentation saying we should move on with peace and love. Chris Rock declined to file a police…

Review: ‘Uncharted’ is Adaptable as a Gen Z Blockbuster

From the moment an Uncharted movie was announced over 10 years ago, I was half in the bag. I really enjoyed Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter (still his best performance) and the credibility of what a director like David O. Russell could bring to the table was exciting (see also Silver Linings Playbook) despite Wahlberg…

Resident Evil: Village Has a Ball Going ‘Back to Formula’

I don’t play a lot of Capcom games. The last one I played outside of Resident Evil was the Dead Rising series. Those games are driven by strong gameplay ideas, the ludicrous story turns filled with thin characters with tons of personality and labyrinthian navigation systems. That DNA carries over here with the Labyrinth navigation…

Jason Bourne Battles Kylo Ren in ‘The Last Duel’, One of Ridley Scott’s Best

The Last Duel has had an interesting critical climb. Its story flaws are present right upfront. Par for the course for director Ridley Scott whose movies often accompany questionable character logic. Here that uncertainty is utilized for strength in a joint screenplay by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener each writing their Rashomon-style parts. Damon…

Squid Game Spoiler Wrap-Up

With the plot and pacing of Squid Game taking its time to get to the second game, it hasn’t let up since. Episode 6 is the first time it felt like the show breathed and ended my night of bingeing. People wonder how they’d fare in these games. Red Light, Green Light is easy enough….