The Force Awakens

The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

Back in the day, we waited in line because we had to. That was the only way to see the show. By contrast, a month before its release, THE FORCE AWAKENS had already surpassed $50 million in advanced ticket sales, breaking the overall record previously held by THE HUNGER GAMES more than eight times over.

Science Fiction as a Social Juggernaut and What’s Finally Stopped It

Science Fiction as a Social Juggernaut and What’s Finally Stopped It

It seems we have hit a point of rigidity. We can’t make anything new or original without having it soaked in blood and gore. We certainly can’t make anything original AND with a diverse cast because the internet is still too young for it. So we must look back to “better days” where there was just not enough POC to make white people uncomfortable but give the industry a reason to say, “hey, look, you guys get roles too.” 

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Why do I groan when I hear people talking about it, lavishing it with praise? Because I hold Star Wars to a higher standard than any other series, and because J.J. Abrams and his team didn’t.  This new film suffered from lazy, repetitious storytelling, a disregard for the original trilogy, and a whole mess of missed opportunities. 

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

Much like the original film that inspired its saga, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is not merely entertainment for the masses. This film exemplifies the power of storytelling through film, making a profound effect on its viewers for a lifetime.

2015: The Year in SciFi

2015: The Year in SciFi

Now that I’ve seen The Martian, I can get down to my top 15 SciFi films, films for you to add to your own must-see checklists.  I should mention these are films that received their theatrical or VOD/home video release in 2015.