Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

This is something that I’ve been writing (or mostly not, technically) over the course of months. I thought that now would be a good time to publish it at least, with the actual film coming out in a few days. I’m not sure if it’s good yet. It could be, I guess, and the best possible outcome is everyone enjoying a great film while I sit back and wash down my words with some popcorn. This is just a collection of pre-release rambles on a movie that seems to be falling down a bit of a rabbit-hole. Continue reading Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just that. A Star Wars story. It’s not an “episode”, it’s not a mainline film, it’s a standalone “spin-off.” For most, this’ll definitely be the first film (likely the first story in general) in the Star Wars universe that is not an “episode.” Here’s why it’s not like that for me. Continue reading “The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad

Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad

I saw Suicide Squad the other day, putting me quite in the same situation that I was when I left the theater after X-Men Apocalypse. Too late to do a full review, and, honestly, left with not enough to say that would actually fill one. So today, I’m going to be talking about one specific thing that I thought was worth talking about. Namely, why everyone should stop yelling about Suicide Squad. Continue reading Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad