Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary film directed by Morgan Neville, it’s about the life of Fred Rogers and the philosophy that drove him to do what he did. It features Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, and Fred Rogers as… who else… himself.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second Star Wars anthology film, this stand-alone movie tells us the backstory to Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian. This film is directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. It stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
The events of this film take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the latest installment in the epic space opera. This time around The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rain Johnson. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro. The Last Jedi follows Rey as she receives training from Luke Skywalker and the struggle of the Resistance to combat the First Order. Continue reading
Brigsby Bear is a comedy drama directed by Dave McCary. The screenplay is by Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello with a story by Mooney. The movie stars Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Chris Crimin, and Andy Samberg. The film is about the impact of a kid’s show, but not really… the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year and got wide release in July. Continue reading
D23 and Comic Con were back to back weekends. Why would I subject myself to such a strenuous schedule? I wouldn’t have it any other way, feeding the inner nerd two weekends in a row was definitely tasking on the body but it was so much fun.
Adam West passed away on June 9, 2017. Born William West Anderson, it seems he always played a fictional version of himself.
Best known for Batman in the sixties, I caught reruns of these episodes, yet Adam West kept showing up in shows. He made appearances in The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Flash, The Ben Stiller Show, Batman: The Animated Series, The Rugrats, Lois and Clark, Animaniacs, Newsradio, and The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
West’s acting style never changed, he was definitely an actor of an era. But we didn’t want anything else from him, his comedic timing and sense of humor about himself is something everyone should strive for.
Something that’s always stuck with me is the pilot for Lookwell, the series never got picked up, it might’ve been ahead of it’s time when it was produced. But West is amazing in it.
Adam West is Batman for a generation, he’s always been a reminder that you fight the darkness with the light. To quote many a persons on the internet, “He was the brightest of Dark Knights.”
You will be missed.
Wonder Woman is finally here. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, its written by Allan Heinberg and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anayain and Lucy Davis. It’s Wonder Woman’s first theatrical film, it’s an origin story that takes place in World War I where Wonder Woman learns the ways of man. Continue reading
Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle) passed away yesterday, May 17, 2017, he was 52.
Like me, you probably know him best for being the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave. His wonderful lyric writing ability and powerful vocals will always be part of my formative teen years. I specifically remember MTV playing Temple of the Dog‘s Hunger Strike constantly the day after 9/11, it just felt appropriate.
A wonderful talent that will be missed for sure, thanks for sharing your musical gifts with us.
The episode Twin Suns in Star Wars Rebels season 3 premiered this weekend. If you haven’t kept up with Rebels, you should go back and start this series. In no time you’ll catch up to season 3, in fact, you’d probably get there faster than light speed 🙂
This show has been a lot of fun, and season 3 amps that up in a way I was not expecting.
The latest episode (Twin Suns) cements this series to the original trilogy even more. The last scene hit me and left me emotional in way that I wasn’t expecting, it manages to tie in the prequels with the original trilogy. Bravo!
I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites. One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once. And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year continued with the nostalgia trip.