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The Last Jedi: Mixed Bag of Missed Opportunities

***This Review is full of Spoilers. If you want a pristine experience, you should come back after you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Consider yourself warned.*** Perhaps I am old. Maybe I have moved finally and fully out of the hulking middle at which Hollywood takes aim. It is also possible I am just plain wrong. Of the three, I consider the last one the least likely. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TLJ) was a pile of missed opportunities, punctuated… Continue Reading ››

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1

This trend is execrable. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2. The Hobbit 1, 2, and 3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 1 and 2.* Hollywood, like a dairy farmer with cold hands, has gripped tightly to whatever dangling teat it can find, wringing every drop of funds from the American cash cow. And, like a Holstein, I shuffled into the stall this weekend and dangled. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1, like its predecessors referenced above, is… Continue Reading ››