Tag: JJ Abrams

  • The Crimes of Skywalker

    The Crimes of Skywalker

    I went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it came out — too many times. I had social commitments I couldn’t reneg without feeling weird about it; plus, that overall sense that even bad Star Wars is worth studying, and a part of the family besides. After that first weekend, though, I…

  • The Matineecast Episode 237 – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    The Matineecast Episode 237 – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    Don’t think I’ll have much more to say about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker after today, but Ryan was nice enough to let me blather at him for a couple of hours on his show.

  • Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

    Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

    Let’s continue to evolve this.

  • Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

    Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

    Bandersnatch in a Bandit Hat So here we are. Star Trek has completed its metamorphosis from a science fiction framework built on new and innovative storytelling into a “greatest hits” reboot where the entirety of its narrative tension is derived from the current article’s relationship with the audience’s knowledge of the original version – specifically,…

  • Review: STAR TREK

    Review: STAR TREK

    And on we go. So here we are, at last. Honestly, the (latent? dormant? something) Trekkie in me – the one who, like umpteen million others, found Trek when he was a disenfranchised, too-cerebral adolescent – never thought the Powers That Be would have the balls, or the foolishness, to reboot the franchise as they…