Category Archives: Movies

Thoughts, Reviews, and Synopses of various movies.

5 Things I Hate About Star Trek (and 5 things I love too)

Lately I have been watching a lot of Star Trek. After watching all of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, andVoyager, I began going through the entire franchise, in chronological order. (Except for the movies. Darn you, Netflix, for not having them all.) Right now … Continue reading

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Why Stardust is my favorite movie. (Spoiler-Free)

Recently, while watching Stardust, I remembered why it is one of my favorite movies. It is hard to rank it with epics like Lord of the Rings since it only spans a couple hours, rather than providing a masculine alternative to Pride … Continue reading

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Star Trek references… from Star Trek: Into Darkness (spoilers)

I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness this week, and while I enjoyed the movie, what I loved most were the nods to the original franchise. I read somewhere that it ripped off Star Trek II, but I don’t think the author … Continue reading

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From the pages to the big screen– what makes an adaptation a success?

I just saw the trailer for Ender’s Game, and I am really excited! The Wheel of Time is probably the only other adaptation that might excite me more (and Universal has the rights to it…) Even better, Harrison Ford plays … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

 Several months ago, when I saw the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, I was tentatively excited. At first, it seemed like it was a Disney feature based on the premise of Reboot, one of my favorite television shows. (In ReBoot, the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Treasure Planet

Note: There are some light spoilers to the Treasure Island story, but nothing significant to this adaptation. I just finished Disney’s most recent take on the classic Treasure Island, in its futuristic animation, Treasure Planet. Like in the book, young Jim Hawkins, upon receiving … Continue reading

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Han Solo and Star Wars Spinoffs

Recently, Harrison Ford’s involvement with Star Wars VII was revealed, confirming the return of Han Solo to the Star Wars franchise, answering the call from many devout fans who insisted his return might be a saving grace to the future … Continue reading

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