The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 5

Editor’s note: HOLY MOLY I’m tired of writing about this show. From IMDB: “The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head” What I liked: Hey, speeder bikes. What I didn’t like: My least favorite episode of the series so far. It’s a “safe” show that buys in to simple tropes.Continue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 5”

Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)

From IMDb: “When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.” What I liked: Sharp pace enhances an already engaging story featuring one of my favorite fictional characters andContinue reading “Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)”

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Seasons 1-4)

From IMDb: “She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstrous invaders the Horde.” What I liked: Completely dissects the original She-Ra concept and revamps it to be a deeper, prolonged experience. Features a progressive set of multi-dimensional characters voiced by a progressive cast. The show never getsContinue reading “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Seasons 1-4)”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 4

From IMDB: “The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.” What I liked: Oh hey, it’s the Seven Samurai episode. For those who don’t know what Seven Samurai is, it’s an almost 4 hour Japanese action drama from the 50’s about a village hiring some Samurai to help them defeatContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 4”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 3 [SPOILERS]

From IMDB: “The battered Mandalorian returns to his client for his reward.” SO…A LOT of stuff happens in this episode. Some of it is major to the plot, but some of it is minor. So if you haven’t watched it yet, but just want my overall opinion, I’ll post it right under this blurb. IfContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 3 [SPOILERS]”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 2

From IMDB: “Target in-hand, the Mandalorian must now contend with scavengers” What I liked: Hey, some returning species from the original Star Wars trilogy! In an age of forgettable music scores, Ludwig Göransson‘s score is pretty memorable. You’ll be able to hum it after a while. Listen to the soundtrack here. The camera work isContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 2”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1

From IMDB: “The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” What I liked: The show introduces us to a brand new, mysterious lead character, played by Narcos’ Pedro Pascal. He speaks very little in this episode, adding to the mystery. The musicContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1”

The Peanut Butter Falcon

From IMDB: “Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.” What I Liked: Many people don’t like Shia LeBeouf, but I do. His artistic choices always intrigue me, and I think it’s nice that he chose to be in this movie playing his most mature roleContinue reading “The Peanut Butter Falcon”