Category Archives: Movies

Chris Pratt and his ‘phantasmagorical’ career moment

With the rumors that Chris Pratt could one day crack Indiana Jones’ whip, I revisited the day last July when I asked the actor what it was like during a very special moment in his career. He called it “phantasmagorical.” Continue reading

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What I didn’t blog (enough) about in 2014

I didn’t have time to write about everything in 2014. So I decided to barnstorm through some of topics that mattered to me on some level or just kept nagging at the back of my mind. Continue reading

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Watching TFIOS with its target audience

While sitting in Theater One at the Landmark 12 cinema on Keystone Ave Thursday night, preparing to watch one of the earliest public viewings of “The Fault in Our Star” in order to review it for Indianapolis Monthly, I noticed one major thing: I was in the minority.

As a 23-year-old, male college student who has been reading John Green’s novels since his junior year of high school, it was clear I was not the movie’s target audience. Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion : Razor’s Edge” by Martha Wells

Princess Leia is the focus of the Martha Wells novel “Razor’s Edge,” the first of the “Empire and Rebellion” trilogy, which follows one of the “Big Three” in a one-shot adventure set during the fertile three years between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” Continue reading

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That New Season Feel

You smell that? That’s the smell of optimism. Actually, I don’t know if a state of mind can have a scent, but if it did, I’d like to think it’s the smell of freshly cut grass/turf/whatever your favorite football team … Continue reading

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Episode VII: Who cares about grain?

  In case you didn’t know or were encased in carbonite, the film franchise known at “Star Wars” is kind of a big deal. While the news that Ben Affleck will be the next thespian to ¬†portray the iconic character … Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #6: “Mud”

      One of the more daunting narrative challenges of any medium is to give the audience a genuine depiction of what it is like to come-of-age as a teenager. We like to think of those years as being … Continue reading

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