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…

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…

RE-ƎVALUATION: TENET enjoyable more AT-HOME versus IN-THEATERS

Watching it In-Theaters I was but The Protagonist, but now I am Neil. I worked very hard on my TENET REVIEW. Considering I made a calculated risk to go see it during the pandemic and worked a month to edit in in video format. I thought it was too impenetrable with a pile of nothing…

‘Raised by Wolves’ Picks up Steam as Paradise is Lost

Praise Sol as the show penetrates the mainstream! Joined by Season Two renewal news and an energizing focus on Fall TV,  the show is developing and merging its own fandom on Reddit. I came into this week’s episode of Raised By Wolves with the most energy and excitement yet. Episode 5’s flashback of Campion the creator…

‘Stranger Things 3’ Is Your Summer TV Fling

I attempted writing reviews for Stranger Things earlier, for whatever reason I lost interest. It’s TV comfort food. Critically beyond reproach, it’s a bonus that it does so many things well. A brief for the unconverted, it is a throwback to the child adventure era of Steven Spielberg’s 1980 Amblin-produced films (E.T., The Goonies, Gremlins,…

Review: The ‘Life’ We Know

Why did Jake Gyllenhaal trap Ryan Reynolds behind an air lock? That was the question that drove me to see Life. Has Gyllenhaal gone space crazy? Is it to save his own skin? Is he the poison pill character in horror films? A criminally underutilized aspect of the marketing campaign typical to Sony is all over the place…

“Counter-moves” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 – Review

Director Francis Lawrence/ Producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik Writers Danny Strong, Peter Craig, adaptation by Suzanne Collins (based on her novel) Studio Lionsgate Run Time 2 Hours, 3 Minutes Tagline Fire Burns Brighter in the Darkness Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Jeffrey Wright,…

Leap of Faith – “Interstellar” Review

Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) Producers: Kip Thorne (exec. consultant), Linda Obst, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Thomas Tull (exec.) Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema Music: Hans Zimmer Running Time: 169 minutes/ 2 hours, 49 minutes Studio: Paramount (production), Warner Bros. (International Distribution), Legendary Pictures (co-financing) Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael…