THE HOLLYWOOD MULTIVERSE

THE HOLLYWOOD MULTIVERSE

Every film franchise now has its own universe: the MCU, the DCU, the Monsterverse, the…Transformer-verse? Then of course we have Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and even Terminator. You’re not anything if you don’t have your own universe nowadays. Universal […]

PANNING THE STREAM: HONEYMOON

PANNING THE STREAM: HONEYMOON

Having just caught up on the previous season of Game of Thrones made this week’s selection an easy one. Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte on the show, drew me to this trailer last fall and seeing the film is now […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE

VINTAGE VAULT: MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE

I just had a new roof put on my house. Let me tell you, Colorado is the perfect place to set up shop if you’re a roofing company. We usually get quite a bit of hail each year, so whenever […]

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.10)

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.10)

After all of the twists and turns at the end of episode 10, entitled “Trust,” I had to actively remind myself to breathe; the tension was that effective. And despite the results of the episode seemingly coming out of somewhere […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: MASTER OF HIS TIME

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: MASTER OF HIS TIME

In an attempt to find more time, this week, our character focus is uncharacteristically from a short film. Naturally, this character’s journey is short only in appearance, but encapsulates the lingering and fleeting aspects of an entire lifespan in under 12 […]

TGITDNMAR: (3/27/15)

TGITDNMAR: (3/27/15)

Last week I asked if Sean Penn had any fans. After this weekend, the answer is quite clearly, “no!” The Gunman opened a disappointing fourth at the box office this weekend, grossing just over $5 million. It barely edged Kingsmen: […]

A BEAUTIFUL MELANCHOLY

A BEAUTIFUL MELANCHOLY

I recently saw The Tale of Princess Kaguya, a film from the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, once home to the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki. Princess Kaguya is a very different animation style from what we usually expect from Ghibli – […]

PANNING THE STREAM: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD

PANNING THE STREAM: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD

With Insurgent opening over the weekend, it didn’t take me long to find a streaming dose of Shailene Woodley to review. When I saw that Netflix carried this little gem and that her co-star in this R-rated thriller was Eva […]