Everything that is wrong with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story can be summed up in one thing. Well, there are a lot of things wrong with Rogue One: paper-thin characters, a middling pace, a largely forgettable (and, within the mythos, unnecessary) plot. But the tank – the TX-225w “Occupier” combat assault tank, as Wookiepedia... Continue Reading →
Before the New Hope — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review
For the casual fan wondering what the fuss is, Rogue One isn't a major episode, and Luke Skywalker is nowhere to be found. It does have Darth Vader, and several other cameos, but the focus is on a set of characters who have never been mentioned by name before, and -- for all intents and purposes -- may never be mentioned in any new movie ever. (Notice I put down "new.")
Full Circle — Arrival Review
In Arrival, Amy Adams stars as renowned linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who becomes a critical asset for the United States government after an alien ship touches down somewhere in Montana. Eleven other ships have landed in various parts of the world creating fear and tension for their hosts, and no one knows whether the aliens have come in peace or to wage war.