Fifteen-minute Movie – Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

or, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Finn and Rose’s Extraneous Adventure” and “Rebel Without a Clue”

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A Movie Entry – Remakes Don’t Have to be Retreads

Or, “Dang it, Disney, do better!”
Or, “Not all remakes are remade the same.”

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Movie Entry – Random Thoughts on Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

I have a lot of random thoughts. Like, a LOT, so this entry runs on a bit (and then a bit more… and if I’m honest a bit more than that), so settle in for a long read.

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A Movie Entry – Intellectual Property Necromancer

or, “Disney’s current business model.”

Hey, did you know a new Men in Black movie was coming out this year? I didn’t either until I saw the review! Why make another start to a trilogy that ended long enough ago I don’t even remember when the third one came out? Because capitalizing on nostalgia is apparently just that lucrative.

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A Movie Entry – Thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War

or, “Oh…snap!”

(also, spoiler alert)

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A Movie Entry – To Borrow from Mel Brooks Again

“God willing we’ll all meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.”

Hollywood is going into franchise overload. I’m not surprised. “Avengers: Endgame” has apparently made all the money and as of this writing hasn’t technically been released to general audiences yet. But this trend is so aggressive that I am beginning to understand the frustration people who don’t like superhero movies experience when all the upcoming movies appear to be nothing but superhero movies. And yet while studios try to ride the lightning that is the success of the MCU, they are still completely missing the foundation of that success; to wit, make movies people want to see and then plan out some sequels.

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