My outstanding fatwa against Guy Ritchie remains intact. My brief respite from disregarding his output was put on hold last year when I watched The Gentlemen and loved it. Then I watched Wrath of Man and my interest slowly faded… I should qualify that statement. Wrath of Man isn’t a terrible film. It’s a bog-standardContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man”
This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings. The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille doesContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings”
Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”
My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”
I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”
Some Spoilers Below for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels I was still a wee lad when Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered in 2008. As a 13 year old, I was the perfect age to get absolutely hooked on the show and I certainly did! I followed it loyally for theContinue reading “Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)”
I recently had the opportunity this winter to take an online classic about the career of Orson Welles. Matthew Asprey Gear is an author, film scholar and teacher at the Edinburgh University of Art and has been hosting virtual classes through Google Meetups. Matthew has become a wonderful Twitter correspondent in the past year withContinue reading “PODCAST – Reviewing The Other Side of Gary Graver with Matthew Gear”
I’m not inclined to think that the Groundhog Day scenario is over-played at this point. The basic story over “I’m trapped in the same day over and over again” has been played out numerous times in recent years in films like Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day. That said, it’s a smart premise forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Palm Springs (2020)”
I’m not gonna lie, I’m really excited that entertainment is starting to roll out again. It’s sucked for me that 2020’s relatively lukewarm release Calendar became MORE empty because of the COOF. With the vaccine rollout finally coming into play, it seems like Hollywood is starting to feel more comfortable dipping their toes in theContinue reading “Tyler’s 17 Most Anticipated THINGS of 2021 (Movies/Games/TV Shows)”
Back in November of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend the El Dorado Film Festival in Southern Arkansas! I drove all the way down there from Chicago in one day and spent the weekend watching dozens of short films and a couple of feature length films that were being presented to the public, often,Continue reading “GUG – Two Interviews from the El Dorado FF”
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