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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker- A Mess of a Movie, But Ultimately Enjoyable [REVIEW]

Is “Star Wars” Worth the Headache for Directors Anymore [OPINION]

When thinking about projects universally beloved by Star Wars fans, the list is awfully short. Aside from The Mandalorian on Disney+ and 2016’s Rogue One from Gareth Edwards, most of the recent Star Wars projects garnered mixed reactions. Love-Hate-Hate Relationship Critics and audiences are at odds according to Rotten Tomatoes over the last two Star […]

2019 Fall Preview: What Disney/Fox Movies Bleeding Cool Staff are Hyped For (Yes, Star Wars)

What if I Hate The Rise of Skywalker: Episode III: A New Hope

Last week I started getting worried about Star Wars and, specifically, JJ Abrams and the direction of The Rise of Skywalker. This led me down a dark path, but one which I hope I have emerged from, like the cave on Ahch-To or Dagobah, with greater wisdom and perspective. This is my journey: WAR! Darkness […]



'Knives Out': Chris Evans Promo Sweaters are a Great Idea, and Real

‘Knives Out’: Chris Evans Promo Sweaters Are a Real, Great Idea

Knives Out is a surprise hit of the holiday movie season. In the film, Captain America himself Chris Evans gets to show a few sides of him we haven’t seen in awhile (Don’t worry, no spoilers here). To those who have seen the film however, one part in particular has people swooning from coast to […]


[FANTASTIC FEST] "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson Slays the Whodunit (Non-Spoiler Review)

“Knives Out” is the Most Rian Johnson of Rian Johnson Murder Mysteries

Knives Out is fun. It’s Rian Johnson doing an update on the Agatha Christie movies that featured all-star casts that were a regular thing in the 1970s and early 1980s. On the surface, the movie is about who killed a famous mystery author. Johnson uses the structure to offer social commentary on the hypocrisy of […]

[FANTASTIC FEST] "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson Slays the Whodunit (Non-Spoiler Review)

Weekend Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Rules Thanksgiving, While ‘Knives Out’ Shines

Frozen 2 was yet again number one at the weekend box office, setting a new Thanksgiving weekend record with $123.7 million from Wednesday-Sunday. That beats the old record of $109.9 million grossed in 2013 by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It also outgrosses the original Frozen from the same time frame. That first film grossed […]

"The Mandalorian" S01, Ep02: "The Child" Brings Out Your Inner Jawa (Spoiler Review)

“The Mandalorian” Tell Us What Exactly About “Star Wars” Storytelling?

We have three episodes of Disney+‘s The Mandalorian now, enough to give us an idea of what the show’s tone is like. It’s essentially a Western in Space. It uses a lot of tropes from Spaghetti Westerns and Samurai movies. As I watched each episode, I noticed that everything you expected to happen did happen […]

Mondo Music Release of the Week: Knives Out!

Knives Out Soundtrack is the Mondo Music Release of the Week

Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every single Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always have a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it’s like the Criterion Collection of movie and gaming soundtracks. […]


11 New Character Descriptions and Posters for Rian Johnson's "Knives Out"

11 New Character Descriptions and Posters for Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”

After getting rave reviews at their TIFF premiere last weekend director Rian Johnson took to his official Twitter account to share eleven new character posters and descriptions for the upcoming movie. All of the posters are channeling that old school Agatha Christie look. Benoit Blanc, a gentleman sleuth of great renown. Summoned to this nest […]







Cosmic Conflict: So About Those Rian Johnson ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Rumors

Perhaps you’ve seen some chatter in the Twitterverse or Redditsphere over the past two days regarding whether or not Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars trilogy is happening. This of course is a trilogy independant of the main saga (of which Johnson masterfully-directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and would reportedly be a whole new set of persons in the […]