They came from behind a rain of fire and four-pointed steel. Marched and brandished their stone-sharpened blades. Brought the end of hope as the sun wept and bowed to the night, boots stained in mud and merciless victory ordered by their generals: One of creatureous eyes and the sting of a whip. Another with a… Continue reading The Skeleton Man
I finally did it. After far too long, I finally uploaded my first video (linked below), and it accomplishes what I’ve been vowing to do: show, not tell, how even small alterations in the editing of a scene can result in better flow, stronger energy, and improved storytelling. The reason I’ve wanted to do this… Continue reading Now Making Videos!
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Bill & Ted Face the Music. Keep reading at your own risk. …unless you simply don’t care, then go ahead and keep reading and feeling good about it. Anyway, I just finished watching a movie I was looking forward to seeing from the moment I took in the first trailer: Bill… Continue reading How Face the Music Misses the Point
So, I entered a 2020 poem into a Haiku contest, and if you'd like to read my Haiku and vote for it, you can do so at this link: https://woobox.com/y4vanc/gallery/GOZOAkihblg Also, I really didn't write much of this second poem; it's more of an alternate take on a prayer. It popped into my head recently,… Continue reading A Pair of Poems for a Pair of 20s
A bad line of dialogue can really pull me out of a movie, especially if it’s intended as humor, but it ends up not being written as well as it could be. Of course, since I talk about Star Wars a lot, it’s no surprise that I’m going to use Rogue One as an example… Continue reading What a Character Wouldn’t Say
This post contains SPOILERS for the 2017 film Power Rangers. If you haven’t seen it, please go, go watch it before reading the rest of what’s written here. Thank you! Recently, I watched the 2017 attempt to turn Power Rangers into a film franchise. Unfortunately, the attempt didn’t pan out from a financial perspective as… Continue reading Power Rangers (2017) and the Power of Editing
This post includes story spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. If you haven’t seen the movie, please do so, then come back and read this post. I was recently in a Twitter conversation concerning Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – I know; me talking about Star Wars, big surprise – and I… Continue reading The Rise Of Skywalker And Why Swapping One Antagonist For Another May Not Be Such A Good Idea
I have a secret. My secret is this: I can see into every universe there ever was and ever will be. I can see all possibilities and all their respective outcomes. And in every universe, every version of me will always choose you. Every day. Only you.
Every so often, I like to imagine a trailer for a film that I would reboot or remake. If handed the keys to Lucasfilm, I would absolutely remake the Star Wars Prequels. Below is my imagined trailer narration, in poem form, for a remake of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Can you guess which characters… Continue reading Menace
I love Joker, and if you haven't seen it, then please do so, especially before reading this blog post, because I will be spoiling the end of the film in the fourth paragraph, so don't even think of looking at the fourth paragraph if you haven't seen the movie yet. And yes, I believe a… Continue reading My Only Complaint About Joker