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J.J. Abrams

The Cloverfield Paradox: Another J.J. Abrams Cloverfield Hoax

Warning: There are spoilers. And no, I’m not going to feel bad about it.

Solving a Murder Mystery in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Batman vs. Jack the Ripper. Bruce Wayne in the Victorian Era of Sherlock Holmes. A blimp coasting across the Gotham skyline. Steampunk style gadgets like a gas-powered grappling hook or Bat-motorcycle. Fans are in for a real treat when Batman:… Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. May the Force Be With You.

I am warning you before you read another sentence, I have drafted articles about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All of them end up riddled with spoilers. This one is no different. You’ve been warned.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Thoughts of a Sci-Fi Cynic

Long ago, in a galaxy not that far away, George Lucas had the visionary insight to rip off every sci-fi story of the ’40s through ’70s to create what would become the most bafflingly beloved and fiercely defended science-fiction saga… Continue Reading →

Reshoots, Rewrites and Reboots of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

With multiple directors’ chairs rotating (as well as different screenwriters checking out) within the cinematic Star Wars Universe, what, exactly, is going on with Lucasfilm?

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

Westworld: One Theory Down, Many More to Go

This week’s episode of Westworld has flipped everything on its head. For anyone not caught up with HBO’s new and exciting sci-fi drama, this is the point where you should stop reading.

Westworld and the Legacy of the Mystery Box

Westworld is the latest hit from HBO. It is also the Internet’s latest theory-generating obsession. But there’s one small thing about this obsession that has been bothering me.

Westworld: Bizarre, Expensive, Surreal, Intriguing

So, Westworld… “Trippy,” as the kids say. The premise of this story, in case you didn’t happen to recall it from the now-dated film by the same name, or the trailers, is a high-tech Western-themed amusement park inhabited by androids,… Continue Reading →

South Park Hits Season 20 Benchmark

This week, South Park aired the first episode of its 20th season, tying Gunsmoke and Law & Order for the second-longest running primetime TV series behind only The Simpsons, which has cataloged 28 seasons of its own, and is still… Continue Reading →

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