A Brief Discussion with Joe Dante

On December 3rd, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a panel at Los Angeles Comic Con. The panel, hosted by the podcast Geekscape, was a Q&A with Gremlins director Joe Dante and one of the Executive Producers of the upcoming Gremlins project at HBO: Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Brendan Hay. The nerd in me was super excited about this. Gremlins played a crucial part in beginning … Continue reading A Brief Discussion with Joe Dante

Nope (2022)

This article contains spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Nope, written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, sees Daniel Kaluuya team up with the filmmaker once again, this time, playing Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr., the son of a ranch owner and Hollywood horse trainer, played by Keith David. KeKe Palmer plays OJ’s sister Emerald Haywood, Steven Yeun plays former child star/current amusement park owner Ricky “Jupe” … Continue reading Nope (2022)

8. Schindler’s List (1993)

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Schindler’s List is, arguably, the defining Holocaust film. I remember having to get a waiver signed when I was in the eighth grade, so we could watch the film once we finished our Holocaust unit. (Yes. We had a Holocaust unit.) … Continue reading 8. Schindler’s List (1993)

Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

I recently realized that I needed something to balance out the negativity of my “Films That Have Not Aged Well”. As much as I love writing those posts, they can bum me out, especially when there’s a realization that a film I enjoy is definitely problematic. So, to counteract that feeling, I’ve decided to also look at films that have endured the test of time. … Continue reading Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Let me start by saying that I love this film. So the criticisms that are about to follow are out of love, I promise. All in all, Raiders of the Lost Ark is a fun film. It’s got action, adventure, romance, mystery, and WWII … Continue reading 66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — Immediate Trailer Reaction

So, I just saw the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer during it’s Superbowl spot, and I felt the need to say a little something about it: Taking what is, probably, the worst part of The Lost World and rehashing it for this film may not be the smartest idea. For those of you that don’t know what I am talking about, I am talking about the last … Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — Immediate Trailer Reaction