With this movie in my rearview mirror, only Captain Marvel remains as an obstacle to my completion of Phase 3 of the MCU. As of the day I’m typing this post, I’m not sure where we’ve landed with the Sony vs. Marvel negotiations. I thought Spidey was removed from our MCU continuity, but now I’m […]
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I’m a little further along in Phase 3 of the MCU since I wrote my review of Avengers: Infinity War back in April 2019. Since then, I have watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Black Panther, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. And, now, of course, Avengers: Endgame. Since I haven’t watched Captain Marvel or […]
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I can’t remember if I watched True Romance the first time before or after I watched Reservoir Dogs, although I’m certain I watched neither until after I watched Pulp Fiction. If I had to guestimate a date, I’d say I watched it around 1997. This would have been three years after the movie bombed in […]
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I have a confession. I’ve liked all three of the Thor movies, and for three different reasons. I enjoyed the world-building in Thor (2011). The Jack Kirby version of Asgard was brought to life on film, and director Kenneth Branagh treated the subject matter with a seriousness that it might not have even deserved. […]
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02:00:01 – 02:13:49 Chapter Nine of the Rogue Edition of the 15-Minute Force isn’t even 15 minutes in length. But, the movie isn’t over yet as the chapter opens. To recap: many of our Rogue One players have already died, including Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, and K-2SO. Imperial Director Orson Krennic is lying, shot, […]
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At some point, far, far into the future, I’ll write an annotated synopsis of Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in my 15-Minute Force project. That will have to wait until I get past Rogue One, the original Star Wars trilogy, and Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. At fifteen minutes a […]
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Suicide Squad has a 26% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, and it was pretty much universally panned by the professional movie critics. And yet, 61% of the audience seemed to like it. You know, the audience, those people who plunked down nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to watch this movie. I know that box office […]
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I watched this movie yesterday for two reasons: one good, and the other—eh—not so good. First, the good reason. I am a fan of Edgar Wright’s previous work, notably Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, perhaps less so of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, although I thought it was well done. I’m going to […]
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00:15:01 – 00:30:00 As our previous chapter of the 15-Minute Force concluded, Anakin Skywalker had just lopped off Count Dooku’s Christopher Lee head at Chancellor Palpatine’s command. When Anakin paused for a moment to feel a little bad about it, Palpatine reminded him that he was already a bad person who did bad […]
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00:00:00 – 00:15:00 Here I stand, happy to begin the first chapter of the third installment of the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, and our nineteenth chapter overall. Before I started the 15-Minute Force project, inspired by Alex Robinson and Pete the Retailer’s most excellent Star Wars Minute podcast, I didn’t remember the […]
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