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The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

For previous installments: The Specials A Special Look at: Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, and Mummy on the Orient Express Series 8 A Special Look at: The Power of Three, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Snowmen, Hide, The Crimson Horror, and The Day of the Doctor Series 7 A Special Look at: … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Constantine

The Best and Worst of Constantine

Unlike the Constantine film, the television series I thought was utterly fantastic in comparison – there was much more time to develop characters. Not to say everything was inherently good, though. Constantine suffers heavily of the Magical Negroe trope (see The Legend of Bagger Vance) in two characters, Papa Midnite and the Angel, Manny. This … Continue reading

On Aladdin

On Aladdin

Like The Last Unicorn, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Robin Hood, Aladdin was yet another animated film I saw as a kid. Ironically, though, it was also one of the first instances that lead me to realize that I was gay, because I developed a real crush on Aladdin.   Like most Disney … Continue reading

On Pearl Harbor

On Pearl Harbor

Directed by Michael Bay (Transformers film series), Pearl Harbor features an ensemble cast, including Ben Affleck (Dogma, Good Will Hunting), Josh Hartnett (The Faculty), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld film series), Sara Rue (Popular), Alec Baldwin (Beetlejuice) William Lee Scott (Gattaca), Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Jon Voight (Enemy of the State), and Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II). Once I saw … Continue reading

On The Legend of Bagger Vance

On The Legend of Bagger Vance

Featuring Will Smith (Independence Day, I, Robot, Enemy of the State, Wild, Wild West, I Am Legend, Men in Black, The Pursuit of Happyness), Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, Dogma, Elysium, Rounders, The Bourne Identity) and Charlize Theron (Æon Flux), The Legend of Bagger Vance is the name of the novel by  Steven Pressfield adapted into this film. Certainly, I liked the film, … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Odyssey 5

The Best and Worst of Odyssey 5

Certainly, one of the most familiar faces in the series is that of the attractive Christopher Gorham (Harrison Jon in Popular, Henry Grubstick in Ugly Betty, Auggie Anderson in Covert Affairs) as Neil Taggart (source of pictures): Gender and Racial Politics Unfortunately, if there is one thing the show wasn’t particularly great at, it’s the general depiction of … Continue reading

On Sixteen Candles

On Sixteen Candles

I never watched Sixteen Candles before, but when I did recently, it felt like having my ear a quarter of an inch away from a chalk board as someone scratches it slowly. It’s just so appalling! The film is written and directed by John Hughes, featuring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. According to the … Continue reading

On Transformers: Dark of the Moon

On Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Continuing from Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is Transformers: Dark of the Moon, probably the most ambitious of the films. It’s probably the best of the film series in terms of both scale and development, though, like it’s predecessors, it still remains quite sexist (and racist) in nature, as according to to The … Continue reading

On Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

On Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Following the success of Transformers, a sequel was of course planned by director Michael Bay. The film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is known to open up to poor reviews as according to The Washington Post‘s article, “Theatergoers Flock to ‘Transformers 2’ Despite a Slew of Negative Reviews” stating: The critics spoke last Friday. “Transformers: … Continue reading