Star Wars Prequels – Should You Watch Them?

Star Wars Prequels

I’m a Star Wars nerd. Anyone who knows me knows that. I’m of that perfect age where marketing, toys and movies came together with an impressionable brain. George Lucas got his hooks into me early and has never let go. I’ve had a love / hate relationship with the prequel trilogy and George Lucas over the years here on the blog. I had Star Wars love when I wrote Thank You SPIKE – You Brought … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises – Nolan’s Trilogy Complete

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Four years ago, Christopher Nolan gave us a cinematic masterpiece called The Dark Knight that was much more than just a comic book movie… it was a brilliant piece of film making.  Last week, he brought us the follow up… The Dark Knight Rises.  Would it live up to the hype?  Could it possibly be an appropriate sequel to such a critically acclaimed movie?  I went this week to find out. I can’t launch into any sort of discussion without … Continue reading

Thank You SPIKE – You Brought Me Back

Thank You SPIKE

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember.  I grew up with the original trilogy to this day those movies have shaped my geekdom in many ways.  The prequel movies came out and like just about every other Star Wars fan I was ecstatic to once again see this universe on the big screen. I’ve written in the past about how based on those prequel movies I’m done defending George … Continue reading

Robert Langdon Is Back In ‘The Lost Symbol’

The Lost Symbol (2009)

As the cover says, The Lost Symbol is written by Dan Brown (author of The DaVinci Code).  Many people believe this is Brown’s third book overall, but in fact it’s merely the 3rd book in the “Robert Langdon Trilogy” (it’s actually Brown’s 5th novel). NOTE: This review will contain spoilers. Like The DaVinci Code and it’s predecessor Angels & Demons, this book follows Dr. Robert Langdon as he goes on a treasure hunt.  Set in … Continue reading

There’s Just Too Much Going On – ‘Spider-Man 3’

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

This was the third Spider-Man film directed by Sam Raimi and it had the potential to be awesome.  Unfortunately the potential was never realized.  There are definitely some parts of this movie that are great – in fact there are some scenes in here that are by far my favorites of the Spider-Man “trilogy” but there are others that are pretty much unforgivable.  Please note I’ll have MAJOR SPOILERS in this review.  If you haven’t … Continue reading