"On KKR and publishing, book bans' human cost, more World Cup, and becoming a Trekkie." Five things for August 17, 2023.
Five things for February 3, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
[This was originally published by About.com in its Poetry section, back in 1999, in response to the release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. It was retrieved via the Wayback Machine as About.com no longer exists, and I'm republishing it here for my own archives, but also in an initial response to Boba Fett's return, about which I'm feeling a little ambivalent.]
My 8-year-old son has become a huge Star Wars fan over the past several months, without overt encouragement, as he's now seen all seven movies, and the new Clone Wars animated series has become appointment viewing for us almost every Friday night. He has three lightsabers, two of which he bought with his own allowance; … Continue reading The Force is Strong in Him
We've been having a lot of Blockbuster nights since we bought the house last summer, while managing to catch whatever kid-friendly movies worth seeing in theaters whenever possible, and I've been reviewing a lot of them on Flixster but wanted to round up the most recent batch and post them here, including expanded commentary on … Continue reading Random Reviews: Inkheart, Wanted, Chalk
Revenge of the Sith is apparently secretly subtitled: "The movie mofos will come see no matter what I do, so I'm just going to geek out on the CGI and not worry too much about the story." Ugh, it was bad! Like Mystery Science Theater bad, just with better special effects. I usually like to … Continue reading Weak in you, the Force is…