This won’t be a conventional report, as San Diego Comic-Con is again not having a conventional year. The COVID-19 pandemic continued into its second summer. A lot had occurred since last summer with vaccines seeming to come out of nowhere and, at least in the United State, bring about a certain tepid return to normalcy. […]
As usual (Although this year was far from usual), I viewed the San Diego Comic-Con’s 2020 edition as an opportunity to get a barometer on the next year in high-profile genre films and television shows, along with pop culture in general. Besides attending the convention in person, I waded through Twitter, online panel recaps, and […]
A comprehensive review of “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi,” featuring theme and plot breakdowns as well as high-level reactions.
A belated review of the 2018 “Star Wars” stand-alone film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” expressing surprise that the film wasn’t as bad as its reputation.
A look back a the 1970s “Airport” film series, including “Airport” (1970), “Airport ’75” (1974), “Airport ’77” (1977), and “Airport ’79 – The Concorde” (1979).
A retrospective look back on Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film “Pacific Rim,” analyzing the film’s lukewarm success and lost ideas from the original script.
A detailed look at John Carpenter’s 2017 Anthology Tour stop in Minnesota, including meeting the man in person.
Reviews of the four films that teamed Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor: “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy,” “See No Evil, Hear No Evil,” and “Another You.”
A review and analysis of the “Star Wars” spin-off film “Rogue One,” with an emphasis on its structure and tie-ins to “Episode IV: A New Hope.”
Detailed reviews of the Cannon Films productions “King Solomon’s Mines” and “Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold” that aped the “Indiana Jones” films.