Remember all the racist attacks Sasha Banks received for daring to be in #TheMandalorian? No? Because there weren't any.
May 31, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
So #TopGunMaverick is a fantastic sequel. It strikes the right balance of nostalgia/membaberries with a story that doesn't simply re-hash the first movie & develops legacy & new characters in a fun and emotional way.
This & Ghostbusters Afterlife got it right.
I think my only complaint is that the central mission of the story is basically a real life version of the Death Star trench run, but it's so good I don't really care. The ariel fights in this film are next-level awesome.
Nov 25, 2020 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
"In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1,823,148 mail-in ballots were sent out. You received back approximately 1.4 million. But in the count for President, you counted 2.5 million."
"That number, 2,589,242 was on your government website until yesterday. And yesterday it was removed without explanation."
This coming week for the #SaltyNerdPodcast we watched 3 really good #NicholasCage movies. The first is #RaisingArizona, which I consider a classic film & a masterpiece from the Cohen Brothers.
The Cohens were heavily influenced by filmmaker Preston Sturges, who pioneered farcical screwball comedies. They wanted to do something funny & upbeat after their dark & serious debut Noir film #BloodSimple.
After watching the most recent episode of #StarTrek#Picard I just feel I have to rage about this show in an overly-long Twitter thread where I put more thought into the series than the actual writers/producers of it did.
I was initially optimistic about #Picard. I think Michael Chabon is a great writer, I love Patrick Stewart, & I felt like the "course correction" we saw from Secret Hideout in S2 of #StarTrekDiscovery meant the show could be good.
But boy, was I wrong!
Nov 3, 2019 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Their real mistake is one that Hollywood seems intent on repeating over and over:
1. Disrespecting the original source material fans love.
2. Injecting political messaging into escapist fiction
It seriously would have been so easy to make a Terminator movie that excited franchise fans and appealed to general audiences. Instead, the director attacked the core fanbase by calling them misogynists & the movie looked so generic general audiences didn't care.
Apr 13, 2019 • 32 tweets • 14 min read
Legit theory for #StarWars#EpisodeIX#TheRiseOfSkywalker. This is going to be a substantial thread so bear with me here. But after reading some of JJ Abram's comments, I think it's clear what the "twist" is and what the title means.
Rey is Darth Vader's daughter.
I think this makes sense, because even though there was no "plan" for the sequel trilogy, it seems clear that JJ Abrams had a solid concept for what he wanted the character of Rey to be, and he's laid a TON of clues in #TheForceAwakens as to what that concept is.
Jul 29, 2018 • 21 tweets • 6 min read
So I was doing research for another #TheLastJedi article, and I'm shocked at how awful the military strategy in the battle of Crait is, especially compared to the battle of Hoth. I didn't particularly notice how bad it was the first viewing, but the Resistance strategy is awful.
First, the idea that the mountains would protect them from an orbital bombardment from the First Order doesn't make a lot of sense (especially considering the weaponization of lightspeed). Hoth at least had an energy shield to warrant a ground invasion.