Yes, “Die Hard” (1988) is absolutely a Christmas movie, and here’s why…

*****NAKATOMI PLAZA-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Without going into a lengthy plot synopsis/breakdown of the 1988 action movie “Die Hard,” or its sequels, I’d like to add my voice to the ongoing online debate over whether or not the movie is truly a “Christmas film.” Short answer; yes, it is. Absolutely. Having watched it again this past weekend,…

The future of the movie viewing experience…

The Announcement. Last week, Warner Bros Studios issued a statement that their first run theatrical releases for 2021 will be released simultaneously on the streaming service, HBOMax, as well. This includes potential blockbusters such as “Wonder Woman 1984” (debuting this month at Christmas), Denis Villeneuve’s latest version of “Dune”, “Suicide Squad,” “The Matrix 4” and…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 14: “The Tragedy” really shakes things up…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!!**** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and this brief, 32 minute installment packs a lot of power into its short running time. Written by Jon Favreau and directed by Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), “The Tragedy” is the very definition of edge-of-your-seat…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.8: “The Sanctuary” feels the Burn…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, “The Sanctuary”, is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access. Written by Kenneth Lin & Brandon Schultz and directed by Jonathan Frakes, this story probes a little deeper into the galaxy-wide calamity known as “the Burn,” as well as the mental health of both Philippa Georgiou…

Remembering Dave Prowse, the ‘force’ behind Darth Vader (1935-2020)…

The summer of 1977 was my first introduction to actor Dave Prowse. Not in person, of course, but when he (in character) boarded a captured Rebel starship in the opening scenes of “Star Wars” (pre-New Hope). I can never forget Prowse’s embodiment of that awesome black-clad villain. What an entrance! In fact, I still remember…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 13: “The Jedi” returns…

****CORUSCANT-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** The Mandalorian Chapter 13, written and directed by series’ co-creator/producer Dave Filoni (“The Clone Wars” “Rebels”) is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus. Titled “The Jedi,” this episode reintroduces another fan favorite from the animated Star Wars into live-action, and Baby Yoda has a name… “The Jedi.” On the planet Corvus, the…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.7: “Unification III” takes the next logical step…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** “Last time on Star Trek…” The title of this week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery, now streaming on CBS-All Access, sequels a 29-year old two-parter from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with the evocative but accurate title “Unification III”. This episode sees a long-held dream of Ambassador Spock’s fulfilled; the reunification of the…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 12: “The Siege” is another brief but effective episode…

The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ “The Mandalorian” is now available. “The Siege” is written by series’ producer/co-creator Jon Favreau and directed by recurring guest star Carl Weathers, who also reprises his role of Greef Karga for this episode. And yes, Baby Yoda does some cute stuff, too… ****IMPERIAL FORTRESS SIZED SPOILERS!!**** Chapter 12: “The Siege.”…