Category: Movies

Blast from the Past Movie Review: An American Tail (1986)


My friend Jamie, a noted animation buff and a major fan of Don Bluth, was back in Atlanta for Christmas and so Nick decided to host a very special episode of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood just for him. Jamie decided to defend An American Tail, which I first saw on a rented video (yes, an

Movie Review: X-Men Apocalypse (2016)


Last night I saw X-Men Apocalypse with my Myopia Defend Your Childhood crew, the same night the podcast on the 2000 film premiered. The Plot In 3600 BC, the mutant En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) is undergoing a transfer of consciousness from one body to another. Unfortunately for him, there’s a rebellion against the “false

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)


I’ve historically not been interested in the Tarzan mythology, even though I remember getting a kid version of Tarzan of the Apes at the elementary-school book fair long ago. However, I saw the trailers for the jungle-history-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan and they looked really cool, so I decided to go see it. How was it?

How I Would Have Done INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016)


I went to see the science fiction movie Independence Day: Resurgence with my buddies from the podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood the other night. You can see my review here. You can see my review of the prequel novel Independence Day: Crucible here. Sufficient to say, there was a lot of wasted potential, so much so that I decided

Movie Review: Independence Day Resurgence (2016)


The other night I gathered with the Myopia: Defend YourChildhood crew to go see Independence Day: Resurgence, sequel to the 1996 science fiction blockbuster Independence Day. I went in with high hopes, since I really liked how they made “The War of 1996” full-blown alternate history and depicted a world where humanity has used captured

Movie Review: FREE STATE OF JONES (2016)


This afternoon I rode up to the old homestead in East Cobb to see the Matthew McConaughey historical movie The Free State of Jones, based on the book Free State of Jones, with my friend Nick. It hadn’t been long since I’d learned the Confederate secession was lacking in democratic legitimacy (if you combined the white

A Review of X-Men: Apocalypse


I’ve said that I like the X-Men franchise in my previous reviews. They haven’t all been good – some have been really bad – but when the films work they’re really exciting. There are so many interesting characters in the source material that it should be an attractive prospect for any actor and writer. They

A Review of The Killing Joke


Before I begin my review proper, I would like to thank the people at movietickets.com for double booking my reserved seat. As more theaters change their layouts and require you to book your specific seat before showtime, it’s good to know that the ticket I paid for does not necessarily guarantee I’ll have the seat

Blast from the Past Movie Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)


I’m not sure why I titled this movie review “Blast from the Past” considering I only saw some snippets of Big Trouble In Little China when I was in elementary school, but it is for the podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood. Here’s the podcast. And now for the review… The Plot Trucker Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) and

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