In the real world-to-LEGO story that the strange relic shop owner Mr. Liu tells, Lloyd Garmadon doesn’t want to face the reality that his father is the country-antagonizing villain, Lord Garmadon. When a new threat arises in the form of Meowthra (a cat), the Ninjago warriors must band together to find the Ultimate, Ultimate Weapon… [Read More]
SPOILERS FROM STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ALL OVER THIS ARTICLE. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE!!!! Dear Disney: You’ve got money up the wazoo! How hard can it be for y’all to give Lucasfilm a proper movie studio logo with bells and whistles and such? Marvel’s all spiffed out. Pixar… [Read More]
Guillermo Del Toro’s latest creation is garnering awards momentum with each passing week. While a romance film between woman and fish-man seems… unexpected… on paper, it carries a poignant message that seems timely and relevant. But why? This week, returnees Ben Dower and Andrew Eaton speak with Steve on the nature of love and repeating… [Read More]
The Disaster Artist tells the story of Greg Sistero (Dave Franco), an aspiring actor who dreams of Hollywood stardom. His whole world changes, however, when he joins forces with the mysterious (and untalented) Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) with the hopes of spurring one another on to fame and fortune. As the two struggle to find… [Read More]
With Election, you could start your discussion anywhere. Is it the way that the film directed by Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska) and written by Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers) so adeptly nails the American political landscape in 1999 then and now? Is it from the vantage point of the good girl-obsessed with winning-turned-politician in Reese Witherspoon’s Tracy Flick… [Read More]
What a frightening thing the first day of school can be—especially when you’ve been home schooled your whole life because you have a deformity that cannot be hidden. Wonder is a story of outcast and friendship.
There’s a new Western in town: The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Once upon a time Westerns were a staple of the movie industry. Now when one comes out they create a bit of nostalgia.
“There was nothing extraordinary about my Mum and Dad. Nothing dramatic. . .. But they were my parents and I wanted to remember them by doing a picture book.” British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs told his parent’s very ordinary story in a graphic novel, Ethel & Ernest, which has now been made into an… [Read More]
What Will People Say was one of my favorite films at AFIFest this year. I wasn’t alone in my estimation of the work; it also won the Audience Award in the New Auteurs section. It is a powerful and engaging film in which two different value systems collide within the life of a teenager as she grows up with connection to two cultures.
Winter has come. In the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which may be the most addictive television show of all time (at least, since Lost), the separate worlds held apart by power, water, and dragons finally crash together in an explosive penultimate season in George R.R. Martin’s wickedly created series. Now available on Blu-ray, DVD,… [Read More]