Why the Star Wars Sequels Never Stood a Chance

I’m supposed to be writing a book. I finished one. All but finished. I’m working on another, going through the second or third draft, and I’m hitting a wall. What’s the point? Around my house, the hills are on fire due to local idiots. The Coronavirus is claiming lives all over the world (partially dueContinue reading “Why the Star Wars Sequels Never Stood a Chance”

This Just In: Son Smarter Than Dad

Well, maybe more perceptive. But smarter, too. Long story: my son isn’t really into Batman that much. I’ve often wondered if this is more a rebellion type thing, or if it’s an evolution type thing. I’m not saying all of our current societal problems are hinged around white men obsessing over the details of aContinue reading “This Just In: Son Smarter Than Dad”

So… Catwoman is the Hero, Right? (Yes, More “Batman Returns”)

A recent listen to the “Bat-Minute” podcast hipped me to the scripted ending for this movie, which would have ended even more grim. Major spoilers for a 30-year-old movie nobody really talks about that much, or at least not as much as I do. The script played out similarly at first, with Bruce Wayne ridingContinue reading “So… Catwoman is the Hero, Right? (Yes, More “Batman Returns”)”

Why Can’t I Stop Thinking About “Batman Returns?”

As evidenced by the previous three (at least) posts, along with other posts farther back in the past, I think about this movie a lot. Too much? Probably. Probably? Definitely. I’m playing my own psychologist, which, I would wager, is exactly the kind of therapeutic strategy popular in Gotham City, and is precisely the reasonContinue reading “Why Can’t I Stop Thinking About “Batman Returns?””

Fixing “Batman Returns” Returns – The Title

The title is not just the title of this post, but it’s actually a title about the TITLE of “Batman Returns.” Or, rather, and more accurately, and less confusing, I hope, what the title does and how it might have helped. One of the main complaints about 1992’s “Batman Returns” is that it simply doesn’tContinue reading “Fixing “Batman Returns” Returns – The Title”

Fixing “Batman Returns”

1992’s “Batman Returns” might be the movie that I have thought about the most. This is mostly thanks to its marketing, its timing in my life, my own fixation on Batman and a bunch of other factors. However I believe one of the reasons it has rooted in my mind with such tightness comes fromContinue reading “Fixing “Batman Returns””

Super Specific “Endgame” Thing

Just get it out of the way: I really like “Avengers: Endgame.” I think it’s a great finale to the whole series, I found some parts legitimately exciting and emotional and even though it’s enormous and there are probably things to complain about, I won’t. Except for this weird thing! Only because it involves theContinue reading “Super Specific “Endgame” Thing”

Killmonger’s Vision: THE One Marvelous Scene

I heard about the “One Marvelous Scene” project through my subscription to “Lessons from the Screenplay,” and I’m glad I did. Much like the MCU films, I’ve enjoyed most of the entries and arguments made, and have picked up some new subscriptions on the way. So, it worked, guys. Way to cross-market. Synergy. However, I’mContinue reading “Killmonger’s Vision: THE One Marvelous Scene”

I Like Movies About Rock Bands/Rock Music

Here are some movies about bands, rock music and the like which I enjoy. Some have authoritatively been called “Great” others have not. I make no apologies for it. It’s just a list, in no particular order.

WonderCon and the Disappearing Leia Bikini

A big reason to go to WonderCon — or any comic book convention — is to people watch. Specifically costume watch. The crowd is a weird mix of exhibitionists and home-body nerds. And for years, decades even, the go-to costume for exhibitionist girls has been Princess Leia in the metal slave bikini. But this week,Continue reading “WonderCon and the Disappearing Leia Bikini”