The announcement of this year’s Academy Awards nominations always brings with it the usual debates. Who surprised? (Straight Outta Compton!) Who got snubbed? (Ridley Scott!) Momentum. Controversy. Favourite. Underdog. Every year, all of these words are used to argue about the Academy’s picks. In fact, I’m even sure that I’ll address these issues as time draws nearer to… [Read More]
Upon the conclusion of last night’s Golden Globes, Oscar season has officially begun. Run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA), the Globes have become one of Hollywood’s biggest parties. Alcohol flows freely. A-Listers hang out and have some laughs. Big name hosts like Ricky Gervais or Fey and Poehler run an evening more… [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]
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]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you at the very least have an idea that a new Star Wars film is set to hit theatres in about a month. The opening day of ticket sales crashed the internet (and the first full trailer)! If you are like me, you have your tickets and are anticipating… [Read More]
By the time you finish reading this, it’ll be the future. (Okay, technically, it’ll be the present—but it’ll be the future too.) As anyone who has a Facebook account knows by now, October 21st, 2015 at 4:29pm is the scheduled moment that Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back To The Future Part II…. [Read More]
Nick Robinson, who plays one of the ‘kids’ trapped in Jurassic World’s fantasyland when all hell breaks loose, opened the gates for fans to walk through the gates at New York Comic Con earlier today. Fans at the Comic Con were able to walk through the gateway and have their pictures taken with Robinson. A few… [Read More]