Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Rebel Alliance stole the plans to the Death Star and discovered its One Weakness. Rogue One is the story of how that happened and why the Death Star’s engineers … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival is a unique new science fiction film about alien contact based on the 1998 Novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. Highly critically acclaimed, Arrival differs from most other movies of its type in that this is a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first spin-off film in the Harry Potter series, and the first screenplay written by J. K. Rowling directly. It is the first of five films that will apparently lead up to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

Well, it’s been a long time coming. It’s crazy how busy it is trying to finish a dissertation. But here it is: my review of Star Trek Beyond. (Dramatic pause…) That was awesome! Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin, … Continue reading

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Retro Movie Review: The Star Wars Holiday Special

On November 17, 1978, back when Star Wars was only a single film, CBS aired a made-for-TV “movie” entitled the Star Wars Holiday Special. This movie was never rebroadcast and has never been officially released on video (except for a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

That. Was. EPIC! Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is probably the most anticipated movie of the entire decade. Jurassic World was big, but the hype around that was nothing compared with the revival of Star Wars. Not only … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jurassic World

Two decades after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World is a wildly successful theme park serving millions of visitors every year. That is, until the experimental, genetically modified, highly-intelligent super-predator (because regular dinosaurs are boring, now), Indominus rex, … Continue reading

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