Chucky takes a stab at smart devices in the “Child’s Play” reboot…

Child’s Play Back in the Day. 1988 saw the release of the original “Child’s Play”, directed by Tom Holland (“Fright Night”), with Catherine Hicks (“Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home”) as a retail-working single mother named Karen Barclay who manages to procure a popular ‘Good Guy’ doll for her son Andy (Alex Vincent). Unbeknownst to…

So be it, Jedi: “Return of the Jedi”, 35 years later…

Time flies like the Millennium Falcon through hyperspace. Looking back 35 years (gasp!), I still tend to regard “Return of the Jedi” as the first genuine misstep of cinematic Star Wars (the runt of the original trilogy litter).   I realize it  is a favorite for some, and I’m not trying to challenge or argue anyone else’s opinion…

Return of “The Last Jedi”…

A few months ago, we (myself, my wife and a friend of ours) saw “The Last Jedi” on opening weekend, and I was more than a bit disappointed.   I jotted down some of my thoughts on the film (at the time) in a largely spoiler-free assessment (link). “First Impressions of ‘The Last Jedi’…” Now…

First impressions of “The Last Jedi”…

Last night (on “Force Friday,” no less) we saw Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars movie, “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.”   Had our 5 pm tickets for the big, Dolby Atmos (mercifully non-3D) theater at our favorite new cinema. Much anticipation ensued… Normally I’d post my usual big, fat, spoiler-laden review for it right away…