14 Movies I’m Excited About (But Not Necessarily) in 2016

Batman v Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day Resurgence, and Zoolander 2 are just a few of the movies being released in 2016.

2004 was a really good year for TV. That year alone, we saw the premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, So You Think You Can Dance?, American Dad, The Biggest Loser**, The Office, Veronica Mars, Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica, and Project Runway. It was like a perfect storm of creative juju. Looking at the movies that are due out in 2016, we could find ourselves in a similar situation. But, of course, while there’s a lot to look forward to, there’s no guarantee that it’s all going to be good. Here are the films I’ve got my eye on. Continue reading “14 Movies I’m Excited About (But Not Necessarily) in 2016”

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“I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens'” or “Leave George Lucas Alone”

James Bingham reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

***If you haven’t had a chance to check out Star Wars: The Force Awakens, turn back now. Spoilers follow.

Back in 2007, when half the world was having a nervous breakdown over David Chase’s finale of The Sopranos, I remember reading one fan’s own version of that final scene. He had taken the time to write it out himself, complete with camera angles. I remember he closed his proposal with, “If I may be so bold.” I remember thinking, “No, you may not!” Everyone had spent eight years talking about what a genius David Chase was, but were ready to brand him a heretic because he had written a single scene in a single episode they didn’t like. Granted they really, really didn’t like it. But still. Continue reading ““I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” or “Leave George Lucas Alone””