Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode VI

The end.  The beginning.
This is it folks.  The last of six, and the lead-in to what will be.  This thing sends the original trilogy out on a monotone note, really, despite its best efforts to raise the stakes.  However, as we’ll see, this is the film that really made the prequels possible – for better or worse.  Still, it’s packed with enough fun and mythos to make it enjoyable repeatedly. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode V

This is the one you’ve waited for folks.  That is, unless you’re tired of me writing, thereby the next one will be the one you’re waiting for.  Unless I decide to write one for The Force Awakens, but I’m thinking that one will take multiple viewings, and that might be difficult to secure tickets for after my initial viewing in t-minus 43 hours and 30 minutes, give or take.  But I digress.  This is the quentisentail film in the saga.  A film better in almost every conceivable way, and without total control by George Lucas.  Get excited!

A Star Wars Recap: Episode IV

“Finally,” you might be saying, “he’s moved on to the real Star Wars movies.”  Well, yes I have.  Not that I don’t consider the prequels Star Wars movies, but these are the originals.  And they’re better…for the most part.  So, for further reflection, let’s journey back to 1977…or 1997…or whenever I first saw this film in its entirety…

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode II

Look, I wasn’t terribly excited about watching it, so I’m doubting you’re terribly enthused about rehashing it.  However, it’s necessary.  Well, at least, for me.  So here it is – my review/reliving of the weakest chapter in the Star Wars saga. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode I

On the cusp of the unprecedented hype surrounding Star Wars (Episode VII) The Force Awakens, it was necessary to go back and watch all of them.  For the nth time.  Some argue that they should be watched in sequence of how they were released (IV-VI, I-III).  I argue that if you watch them like that, you end on a flatter note than if you just get the prequels out of the way first.  Though, as you’ll see in later my rankings are somewhat unorthodox.  So, as a format of sorts, I’m going to break down what I like/love about each film, sandwich in some outstanding questions, and end with what I loathe.  Then I’ll reveal where that film ranks. 

Unlike many Star Wars purists, I actually don’t have an immediate gag reflex when confronted by the idea of Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Obama Show: 2015 State of the Union Edition

Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long.  Been busy and pretty detached from the Internet.  But I knew you folks would be expecting this, so here it is.