As a former Audio Soundtrack Producer / Engineer I offer an insider look at movies, television and webshows.
I have previously laid out what I consider problems with The Last Jedi in my Critique of the movie. However, I would like to zero in on a particular set of problems – moviemaking and storytelling.
In The Last Jedi, General Leia Organa is blown out...Read More »
Star Wars fans are just that, fans – the shorthand for fanatics. They are...Read More »
New bites into old franchises often go sour, but not in this case. Blade Runner 2049 hits every mark. It has all the flavor, and all the nuance. It continues the story, and grows it. It answers some of the...Read More »
The shorthand version: If you enjoy the Abrams Star Trek universe, you will be thrilled with “Beyond”. All the actors do good work. The sets, cinematography, and special effects are good. The direction is a little wonky at times, but good overall. The score...Read More »
There is not a lot to say about the plot to this movie. There is a rift between the members of the Avengers. Friends become rivals and enemies, each with good intentions. Thin plots...Read More »
Imagine you are the major character in an action movie. For decades, computer and video games have been posing this idea. First-person shooters put you in the hot seat as the story unfolds in front of you. Novels have used this point of view...Read More »
What if God and Superman got in a fight? Like ancient Greek myths, what of the battle between God and Man? Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What is an alien? There is so much red meat, a bountiful harvest to work with. There...Read More »
Oh, and for you folks that like to bring your little kids to the movies – don’t. Just don’t. Besides the fact they drop...Read More »
After my “Force” experience, this movie rekindled my faith in storytelling and moviemaking. I will say right off, this movie is not for everyone. If...Read More »
I avoided my normal review of “The Force Awakens” for a few reasons. I did not want to release any spoilers. That is no longer a consideration. I also wanted to take time to figure out why everyone seems to love it, while I...Read More »
I spent a good deal of time, and quarters, in the arcades in the late 1970’s and 1980’s. They were the logical extension of the movies and TV I would watch, with the advantage being that I got to do some of the blasting myself. Well, sort of....Read More »
I have difficulty with shape-shifting stories. Shape shifting does not account for mass. Shrinking your body down to the size of an ant, well, that would be one heavy ant. However, if your story starts with, “This is going to be weird,” at that point you can...Read More »
Time travel is tricky business. When you change something, you do not know what else will be changed. Moreover, if you can go back once, why not go back again and do it until you get it right.
Terminator Genisys is the culmination of the Terminator storyline, though there...Read More »
We live with the constant quest for more – more resources, more revenue, more action, more teeth. In any system, there is a point where the greed for more will result in something you cannot handle or control.
It is more than twenty years since the Jurassic Park venture...Read More »
For Fury Road, think of Mad Max and Beyond Thunderdome but do not carry the early franchise with you. This is not a sequel, or a prequel, or a remake. It is another...Read More »