A trio of Halloween movies you may or may not enjoy

Starting October first, we begin our annual tradition of watching scary movies. Sometimes they’re Halloween-themed, such as Halloween or Hocus Pocus, but mostly they’re anything horror we can find on streaming services. Disney+ has a new Halloween Collection we’ve been exploring and Netflix is flush with original content, as per usual, so here are three … Continue reading A trio of Halloween movies you may or may not enjoy

“Dawson’s Creek” is a frustrating show that’s barely about Dawson or his creek

About 20 years too late, I’ve finally watched “Dawson’s Creek”, the WB teen drama that made Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams stars. My wife and brother-in-law loved The Creek and referenced it frequently over the years. My brother-in-law also lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, aka Capeside, Mass., where the … Continue reading “Dawson’s Creek” is a frustrating show that’s barely about Dawson or his creek

“The Social Dilemma” is a frightening documentary of self-reflection in a digital age

Documentaries aren’t usually on the watchlist for this column, but after watching “The Social Dilemma” recently, I think it speaks volumes to kids and parents alike. It’s a hybrid documentary and dramatic film highlighting the dangers of social media on both the personal and global levels from tech industries pioneers - and even the very … Continue reading “The Social Dilemma” is a frightening documentary of self-reflection in a digital age

“The Black Cauldron” is…weird

Have you seen the 1985 Disney film The Black Cauldron? If not, that’s not too surprising. It hadn’t readily been available until Disney+ added it to their streaming catalog and before that, you probably had to find it on VHS at a garage sale somewhere. As a fan of high fantasy, I was excited to … Continue reading “The Black Cauldron” is…weird

Beyonce’s new visual album “Black is King” is breathtakingly beautiful

Surprise, surprise; I’m reviewing another film on Disney+. I was going to review Hamilton but it wouldn’t have made a very long review. All I need to say is it’s monumental and game-changingly great. Watch it. I already have several times.  Recently, Beyonce premiered her latest “visual album” after the success of “Lemonade” in 2016. … Continue reading Beyonce’s new visual album “Black is King” is breathtakingly beautiful

The finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the best pieces of SW media to date

Ahsoka Tano and Commander Rex are trapped in the med-bay. Clone troopers are breaking down the door to execute Ahsoka per Darth Sideous’ infamous Order 66. Not wanting to kill or hurt any of the troopers, Ahsoka presents her escape plan to Rex, telling him to set his blasters to stun. The two fight their … Continue reading The finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the best pieces of SW media to date

“The Phantom Apprentice” makes “The Phantom Menace” seem like a distant bad dream

HERE WE GO! We are into it now on Mandalore. Ahsoka Tano is cornered by Darth Maul and the Mandalorian super commandos. He has clearly lost his mind and tells of dreams he’s had of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Sidious and the end of the Republic. Ahsoka is able to alert Rex and the clones … Continue reading “The Phantom Apprentice” makes “The Phantom Menace” seem like a distant bad dream

“Shattered” may be the best Star Wars media yet

Major spoilers ahead for episode 11 of Star Wars: Clone Wars! Darth Maul is in custody. The Siege of Mandalore is over and Ahsoka Tano and the clone troopers depart to regroup with the rest of the Republic forces. But what’s going to happen next? Commander Rex and Ahsoka speak with Mace Windu, Yoda, and … Continue reading “Shattered” may be the best Star Wars media yet

“Old Friends Not Forgotten” brings things back to center as we begin the final arc of the series

We find ourselves on Yerbana as Commander Cody and Obi-Wan Kenobi struggle to maintain position on a bridge against Separatist artillery. Suddenly Anakin Skywalker arrives having won his battle and urges Obi-Wan to let him do things his way. Which apparently means walking directly into the line of fire and pretending to surrender. Utilizing the … Continue reading “Old Friends Not Forgotten” brings things back to center as we begin the final arc of the series

Ahsoka becomes a bargaining chip and learns of a larger threat in “Together Again” 

Ahsoka and the Martez sisters find themselves between a rock and a hard place. The Pykes want their spice and clearly have someone breathing down their necks to get it back. Ahsoka strikes a deal: let Rafa and Trace leave Oba Diah to collect the spice and keep her as ransom. What the Pykes don’t … Continue reading Ahsoka becomes a bargaining chip and learns of a larger threat in “Together Again”