Quick Notes on the New Star Wars Movies

The New Heroes I thought Force Awakens was merely serviceable as a movie, a huge chunk of fan service and a merry-go-round of “hey remember Star Wars?” but not a lot of new life. And honestly, that means it was a massive failure. It was the vanguard of the new guard, the movie that was supposed to introduce […]

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What Happens to Princess Leia?

What’s Next for Our Star Wars Princess What happens to Princess Leia in the next Star Wars movies? What should happen with Princess Leia? There’s no doubt that old-guard Star Wars heroes are dying like irradiated flies. So far, one hero per movie. And no matter what you think of the new trilogy, the question remains for […]

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Movies Suck.

Movies suck. That’s the big headline today. It’s not exactly banner news for you guys, but still, it’s something that can be forgotten in the heat of the moment. I love movies; everybody loves movies. But it’s a grievous error to assume that all stories can be told in a movie format, or that movies […]

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Cheetah with Bolt – Now Cheesier

Cheetah with Bolt Makes My Mouth Hurt My friend Nicol and I were watching TV half-heartedly and we saw one of those Grande commercials go by, advertising some accelerated internet service in Austin called “Cheetah with Bolt.” I’m not sure what Cheetah with Bolt is. Sounds like a new costumed crimefighting team. Anyhow, Nicol admitted […]

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“The Fall” is a movie you’ll regret not seeing

Screenwriting: See “The Fall” while you can I caught this gem recently on the strength of its trailer, and I definitely don’t regret it. Visually stunning and filled with subtle heart, it’s worth your time. Here’s the summary: a little girl and a young man are both in a hospital, recovering from injuries; his are […]

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Screenwriting: a ?!?! moment in Blade Trinity

A screenwriting thought: Blade Trinity puzzler Screenwriting isn’t game design (although a lot of game designers wish it were). Still, screenwriters are, like game writers, in the business of visual storytelling. Under that precept, I’d like to relate the following tale of woe. The other night I channelsurfed upon Blade Trinity. I’m as much a […]

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