Category Archives: Science Fiction

Star Wars VIII: You’re Mad About the Wrong Character

Which character, you ask? I’d tell you, but I don’t want to leave anything spoilery above the click-through fold. So you have to put up with a full three fluff sentences before getting to this quick thought.

Spoilers below.

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Star Wars VIII: We Need To Talk About Poe

When a movie’s 2.5 hours long, you can sometimes write THREE blog posts about it! (And, uh, possibly more as I think of topics …). There are spoilers if you click in or read further, friends. I know that warning will seem laughable if you’re reading this anytime after, say, March 2018, but remember how it felt when the movie was only a week old? Spoilers ahead.

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Star Wars VIII: At Last, Jedi

Friends, the concern around spoilers has been strong with this one. I will reiterate here and now, you have been warned! If you are receiving this by e-mail, having subscribed, close it now if you don’t want spoilers!! I hate fighting opening night crowds, but we made a point of seeing it first thing Saturday morning after a Friday social media fast. Here are some thoughts below … I assume you’ve seen it if you read ahead!

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And Thor Feels Fine

Thor: Ragnarok is upbeat, hilarious, and high-octane. If you don’t enjoy this movie, you might not have a pulse. Ninety-nine percent of conversations I want to have about it start with that sentence. Then the other person says, “I know, right?!” and then we recount back and forth all the moments we loved in the movie.

But let me give you that last one percent, because they managed to stick just a tiny bit of deeper thought in there, too! Spoilers ahead.
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Strangerer Things

We just cheerfully spent Halloween night finishing the last few episodes of the second season of Stranger Things, which dropped last Friday. And I think that — two seasons in — I’ve settled on a sense of what the show actually is. Spoilers for both seasons ahead!
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Wondering About Wonder Woman

I was a week late to seeing Wonder Woman, missing my chance to help it break opening-weekend records. But like many, I’ve been caught up in the excitement of finally seeing a modern-era female superhero onscreen. Read on at your risk — if you choose to travel forward from here, you can never return to this unspoiler’d paradise!

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Civil War: Friendly, Neighborly, and Not Quite Enough

IMG_9115So, among my Civil War posts, this is really more a matter of personal preference than any sort of thought or analysis.

I didn’t like their Spider-man. Spoilers ahead.
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