Tag Archives: Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – Review

How do you review Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Nobody will read this review to judge whether it’s worth a look. Let’s be honest, if you’re reading this, you’re either a Star Wars fan or my mother. So by what … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sam Flynn’s 7: The Week in Pop Culture – May 2-8

The week is long and hard, that’s why every Friday, you can relax and catch up on everything you need to know in Hollywood and beyond with Sam Flynn’s 7, my breakdown and analysis of the week in film and TV. … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Sam Flynn's 7 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sam Flynn’s 7: The Week in Pop Culture – April 17-24

The week is long and hard, that’s why every Friday, you can relax and catch up on everything you need to know in Hollywood and beyond with Sam Flynn’s 7, my breakdown and analysis of the week in film and TV. … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Sam Flynn's 7 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Consuming Nostalgia: The Re-packaging and Selling of Our Cultural Identity

Say ’em with me, one breath: Alien, Predator, Terminator, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Beetlejuice, Beverly Hills Cop, Blade Runner, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Die Hard, Triplets, Conan the Barbarian, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park (ragged breath) . . . 3 versions … Continue reading

Posted in Slogged | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Film Bites: Feb. 5-13

My apologies for the delay of this week’s Bites. I’ve been working on the Caged epistories and in typical fashion, I felt the need to architect out the story lines and mysteries for the next 11 months. Because, you know, … Continue reading

Posted in Sam Flynn's 7 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Film Bites: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Sundance happened, but by all accounts, it was a lackluster one. For the second consecutive year, perennial buyer Harvey Weinstein went home empty handed and the two buzziest films – Me & Earl & the Dying Girl and Dope – … Continue reading

Posted in Sam Flynn's 7 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The 3 Essentials (and 2 non-essentials) of film in 2015

PHOTO FROM thecrunchnews.in/2014/12/31/2015-films-avengers-2-jurassic-world-seven-must-see-films-to-watch/ 1. Established properties rule the day Surprise, surprise, you can’t write a column about 2015 in movies without first mentioning the elephants in the room: the return of the Avengers and the War for Stars. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Columns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment