Ovation? What’s that? If you’re not familiar with the cable network, you will want to look into it this coming Thursday when the show Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century premieres. Millennials is a six-part documentary from filmmaker Rick Stevenson. According to a Press release from Ovation TV, “Millennials is an emotionally raw look… [Read More]
Phenomenal. That word has been used to describe the original. Does the latest installment in the series from a galaxy far, far away live up to the original? Critics and moviegoers seem to think so. According to the current Rotten Tomatoes ratings, moviegoers are giving The Force Awakens a solid 91%, while critics weigh in… [Read More]
Mark Sommer tackles The Return of the Jedi, Hollywood’s portrayal of women, and the hope of the Jedi in his latest editorial.
The Empire Strikes Back begins on a seemingly dead ice planet, Hoth. The bleakness of the planet is contrasted with the warm relationship which has evolved among the four main protagonists. Although Leia is furious that Han is planning to leave, their conflict only thinly veils the affection between them. And even though she continues… [Read More]
Most of us will probably not need to give up our physical lives for the cause of Christ. But Jesus did talk about “taking up our cross” and following Him. Yes, many disciples were martyred, but there is another meaning Jesus had in mind with His words. It involves giving up what we want for the benefit of others.
Anakin Skywalker turns to the Dark Side. Why? The simple answer you may take away from this movie is that Anakin was afraid of losing Padmé because of the dreams he is having about her death. Darth Sidious has promised him the key to keeping her alive, so he turns to keep that hope alive…. [Read More]
“The Dark Side clouds everything.” Yoda admits to Chancellor Palpatine that he is unsure of what awaits them in the future. Senator Padmé Amidala has just returned to Coruscant, and attackers assault her ship, killing her decoy. Her company joins Yoda, Plapatine, Master Windu, and Ki-Adi-Mundi, and she tells them that “everything in my being tells… [Read More]
As the world approached the third millennium, Star Wars movie fans were getting excited. After a decade and a half of waiting, we were finally going to get more details about the “back story.” What we were about to find out would bewilder and confuse us a bit, and many would be rather disappointed. Many… [Read More]
Once you’ve created the wheel, why invent a new one? That’s what big and small screen producers seem to be thinking. Those of us who remember the 70s and 80s have been feeling a sense of déjà vu. Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and even The Muppets are back on the scene.