7 Things Done Well in Star Wars VII 

  The Force Awakens is pitch perfect. It successfully balances the treasures of the franchise’s history with very cool new characters, gadgets and locations. Here are seven nice touches I really appreciate:  Restores Your Faith Right From The Opening. Although I miss the 20th Century Fox fanfare, I appreciate the studio executives’ restraint of not putting […]

Attack of the Sequel: Ranking Derivative Films

Flying back from Comic-Con in San Diego, I was thinking about how much the show is more about the big budget, transmedia franchises, and how many of the sequels are derivative and boring. So, for fun, here’s sort of a nerdy, cryptic ranking of sequels, according to my tastes. Each film in each franchise is […]