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Sunday’s Wisdom #253: The Line Must Be Drawn

“The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: First Contact When Picard says this, it must be admitted, he is not at his most rational. He is leading a desperate fight to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #247: Hakuna Matata People

“My friends are gone! …and, my hakuna matata went with them!” – Timon, The Lion King 1½ This side-story of the original animated classic The Lion King is an outrageously funny parody, but it still has some emotional weight to … Continue reading

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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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Far From Home: The REAL “Amazing” Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Homecoming told the story of a young man, Peter Parker, who wanted to rise up higher while the world was pushing him down, and then he chose a humbler path after his ultimate triumph. Peter’s second solo movie in … 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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