It has taken me a bit of time to realize that a certain set of movies are more episodic like television instead of being its separate piece of art. Franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or The Fast and Furious series have recurring and sometimes returning characters much like a season of television would. Star […]Read more "Review: ROGUE ONE (2016)"
I remember at some point in 2010 watching the NBC line-up, most likely excited to see the new episode of The Office or Parks and Rec. I just happen to catch the latter half of the season 2 episode of Community “Aerodynamics of Gender.” This is the episode where Troy (Donald Glover) and Jeff […]Read more "COMMUNITY Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot"
Man, Denis Villeneuve and I just are not on the same wavelength. He has made movies that the majority of people absolutely love. In his 2013 movie Enemy, he made a trippy mystery film that begs you to figure out its hidden meanings and visual symbolism. In his 2014 film Prisoners, Villeneuve attempts to […]Read more "Review: ARRIVAL (2016)"
THAT WENT WELL 2016 By Darin Skaggs Happy New Year everyone! 2016 was a strange year. It will go down as the year we lost so many classic celebrities and the year we elected Donald Trump as President. Personally, I had a year full of ups and downs. This post and playlist (found on the […]Read more "That Went Well 2016 – A Musical Indication of My Year"
By Darin Skaggs Steven Spielberg is one of the most beloved American filmmakers. He is known for touching melodrama, a look at humanity’s flawed history and inventive and dark scenes. If he is criticized for anything it is being too heartwarming and not cynical enough, which is really not that bad a complaint. For […]Read more "Spiel on Spielberg: DUEL (1971)"
By Darin Skaggs In the slew of live action remakes by Disney which include the wonderful Cinderella and the underwhelming The Jungle Book comes probably their most random of the remakes, Pete’s Dragon. Unlike the previous remakes and upcoming films, I have not seen the original. So I went into this film with the […]Read more "Review: PETE’S DRAGON (2016)"
By Darin Skaggs Dream team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett who have directed and written, respectively, previous films like You’re Next and The Guest, which are both spectacular in my book, have come out with a new film. That movie is Blair Witch a sequel to the 1999 found footage movie The Blair Witch […]Read more "Review: BLAIR WITCH (2016)"