G.I. Joe: A Real American Stroke of Genius

 

G.I. Joe

Being a child of the 80’s, I can safely say that we had the best after-school cartoons EVER. Seriously, we had giant transforming robots and laser-gun-toting paramilitary forces kicking the crap out of bad guys on a daily basis. And it was beautiful.

That sweet hour between 4pm and 5pm was a sacred time, the longest distance on a given weekday between you and more school. First up, the Transformers, followed by the amazing, the glorious, the spectacular, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

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Looking Back on Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection

 

Let’s face it. Star Trek: Insurrection, the third installment in The Next Generation’s film run, is not one of the most loved in the franchise. Though enjoyable on many levels, its light-hearted tone, short run time, and the absence of Industrial Light and Magic in the effects department has led many to see it as little more than an extended episode of the TV show rather than a rousing cinematic experience.

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The Last Jedi: A Theory

The Last Jedi

The much-anticipated Episode 8 of the Star Wars saga has landed, and much like the rest of the movie going public, I have thoughts. But rather than simply discuss my likes and dislikes, I thought I’d use this opportunity to talk about a theory I have, one that I hope – for the sake of the Star Wars legacy – is at least somewhat true.

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Touring the Christmas Story House

A Christmas Story

Tis the season for watching holiday movies. It’s practically a tradition, right up there with wrapping presents, trimming trees, and slurping down copious amounts of eggnog – spiked or otherwise. Wherever your tastes reside – be it Die Hard or Bing Crosby – we can all look forward to revisiting some of our favorite holiday-themed films each year.

I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about one of my favorites. A film that, as it turns out, I happen to have a regional connection to. Continue reading