Category Archives: Movies

State of the Cineverse, 2019

It’s been about two years since I last commented on cinematic universes. For all of those two years, there was always something happening, something still in progress. Now, we stand at a moment where there have been multiple endings, several … Continue reading

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Dark Phoenix

Robert Jordan began and ended almost all of his iconic Wheel of Time novels with the words, “It wasn’t the beginning. But it was a beginning.” In a similar vein, one could say of Fox’s latest X-Men movie, like unto Logan before it, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #238: Tools

“Whether you use it to draw something beautiful, or use it poke someone’s eye out, it’s still just a pen.” – Charles Xavier, Dark Phoenix I think this might actually be my favorite moment of seeing Professor X as an … Continue reading

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Godzilla: King of the MonsterVerse

OK, it’s not a perfect movie. But it is a pretty dang epic movie, and a proper launching of the MonsterVerse, the cinematic universe which features Godzilla, King Kong, and such. I enjoyed the Godzilla movie of 2014, but, let’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #237: The Hope of Forgiving

“Sometimes the only way to heal our wounds is to forgive the demons who caused them.” – Dr. Ishirō Serizawa, Godzilla: King of the Monsters He’s obviously not referring to literal, physical wounds, of course. Those heal, or they don’t, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #233: A Matter of Motivation

“Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.” – Darth Vader, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi Vader says this right at the beginning of the movie, when the imperial crew building on the second Death Star is … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Endgame

That was beautiful. Usually, I say “awesome.” With italics and exclamation points. But this time, that falls short. Far, far short. It was… beautiful. …now, how else to properly describe it, without any spoilers? Well, I suppose I should start with the … Continue reading

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Captain Awesome is Marvelous! …er, I mean…

Captain Marvel is awesome! I had a ticket, I swear, I had a ticket to see this movie on opening weekend, a month ago. Unfortunately, I fell under the weather at a worst possible moment, and I did not want to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #223: Think it Through

“Let me get this straight: you think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands, and your ‘plan’ … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom 221: Worth It

“Greater good? I am your wife! I am the greatest good you are ever going to get!” – Frozone’s Wife, The Incredibles Single best moment of the entire movie. 🙂 And we don’t even know her name, I think! Setting … Continue reading

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