The New Mutants is finally out in selected cinemas nowhere near you. I saw it.
Buckaroo Banzai is really more fantasy than SF. Where Star Wars is the classic Quest fantasy, Buckaroo Banzai follows a different story; there is a hidden world we don’t know about, and in that world, forces of good and evil are waging a war with our world hanging in the balance. Our hero, a surprisingly resourceful person, has the ability to enter that world and fight for us, along with a team of allies, each of whom is an expert in a different area with skills that the team needs. By recasting this trope in the form of urban legends and conspiracy theories, Buckaroo Banzai responds to anxieties about things out of our control and assures us that we have a champion in the hidden battle. It’s religion for a post-supernatural world.
My topic today is what it says in the title; what’s wrong with Watchmen? Specifically, what’s wrong with the movie, and in particular, why it is absolutely not a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel.
Let’s take a second look at ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, the much-derided Star Wars movie that carefully (perhaps too carefully) tied up just about every little detail of Han Solo’s early life, from where he got his blaster to how he got his name, giving more attention to what’s happening on the sidelines.
How does Rise Of The Skywalker stack up as a movie?
Stargazing is story by Jen Wang about two girls meeting and becoming friends. One of the girls, Moon Lin, seems to be based (loosely) on the writer / artist’s own …
In 2016 I found myself in the United States of America for a couple of weeks, where I encountered the utterly bizarre part of US culture that is American TV. …