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”

Terminator: Dark Fate

From IMDB: “Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.” What I liked: A refreshing take on the Terminator story, bringing entirely new concepts to a franchise that needed the wake-up call. Those new concepts present a timeline that allow the previousContinue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Swamp Thing (2019)

From IMDB: “Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp.” Story: A wonderfully woven horror/mystery/relationship drama set in the swamps of Louisiana. Side note: I’ve been wanting to visit Louisiana for many years, and this just makes me want toContinue reading “Swamp Thing (2019)”

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Just a head’s up: I’ve never been a Godzilla fan, and up until the 1998 American version with Mathew Broderick, the only Godzilla movie I had ever seen was 1964’s Mothra vs Godzilla. So… What I liked: How much my Daughter enjoyed it (more on that later). Mothra! She looked badass, as did the otherContinue reading “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Liked: It treated outer space as if it was the ocean instead, complete with murkiness and a giant sea monster. The Empire propaganda film with Darth Vader’s Imperial March playing in the background. Lando. Lando’s droid partner L3-37. The look of the iconic Millennium Falcon and it’s evolution. Some shots and camera angles are prettyContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”