Category Archives: Film and TV

Exorcising Ghost in the Shell

The numbers are coming in, and the Scarlett Johannson headlined Ghost in the Shell live action film is taking a boot to the teeth. [1][2][3] While some critics have given it the inevitable puffy reviews that get splashed across advertisements for it, the majority who are in the know about the original property it was based on have panned it. So where did the film go wrong, and is the whitewashing controversy really the only reason this film lost on its opening weekend to a CGI animated talking baby?
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Star Wars: Rogue One Review

Image used here under fair use for review purposes.

Image used here under fair use for review purposes.

It’s that time of year again, in Disney’s new “movie a year” plan for Star Wars. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, according to the trailers, is meant to be the immediate prequel to Episode IV. Given my experience last year, I kept myself insulated from pre-opening reviews, and went in with low expectations and an open mind.[1] Spoilers ahead as I review Rogue One.
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