The Mandalorian, Chapter 3: “The Sin” is fully committed…

Chapter 3 of “The Mandalorian” is now on DisneyPlus, and it’s the one that changes everything. The Madalorian (aka “Mando”) commits a ‘sin’ that alters the course of his life… *****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** The Sin. Mando (Pedro Pascal) has finally acquired his ward-won prize; a 50-year old ‘child’ of the same species as former Jedi Master…

Star Wars’ “The Mandalorian” is a space western that earns its bounty…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!!**** The new streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) has launched, and it’s let loose with a brand new, live-action Star Wars series that evokes the subtle world-building and strong visual narrative of the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Behind its exotic aliens, laser blasters and starships, “The Mandalorian” is spiritually an old-fashioned western… as…

Marvel’s “Iron Man” ten years later…

The Marvel shared cinematic universe first came online with 2008’s “Iron Man.”   There’d been many other Marvel Comics properties adapted as films (“X-Men”, “SpiderMan”, “Hulk”) but “Iron Man” was the first that was deliberately designed to be part of a greater whole. It’s a universe that (10 years and 19 or so movies later) shows no…