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Movie review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ closes out the X-Men saga (for now)+

For better or worse, “Dark Phoenix” marks the end of the X-Men franchise as we know it. It’s a little...

Read More+ 3 months ago

Movie review: ‘Bumblebee’ is the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for+

This is a sentence I never thought I’d write, but here it is: yes, a Transformers movie really is one...

Read More+ 9 months ago

Too much of a good thing: Are sequels/revivals always a great idea?+

“Arrested Development” is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. The series, featuring the misadventures of the spectacularly dysfunctional Bluth...

Read More+ 1 year ago

‘Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!’ Is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise still relevant?+

October has already been a busy month for movie/entertainment geeks: buzzworthy new trailers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Musical (director) chairs: Why the recent shakeups at Lucasfilm aren’t necessarily a bad thing+

So far, I’ve been very pleased with the way Disney has handled the Star Wars universe since they purchased Lucasfilm...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Franchise fatigue, movie misfires, and the changing world of big-budget blockbusters+

Film franchises generate big business for Hollywood. Star Wars and Marvel seem to be leading the trend, with their brand...

Read More+ 2 years ago