Voyage of the Damned: Why STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Can’t Win

J.J. Abrams’ second installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise delivers classic geekery at warp speed, ratcheting up the action sequences, the rapid-fire dialogue and laugh-out-loud moments and the poignant emotionalism at the root of Spock and Kirk’s famous friendship. It’s a film that any fan of the TV shows and prior films will enjoy,… Read More Voyage of the Damned: Why STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Can’t Win

Bondage Games: Why Skyfall Plays Well With Others

Twenty-third in the long-running franchise of films based on Ian Fleming’s globetrotting superspy, this year’s Skyfall has been praised across all platforms as a great movie, a fun ride, a grand adventure but “not really James Bond.” It’s a strange, albeit incredibly specific, criticism…and one that I disagree with. I grew up watching Sean Connery,… Read More Bondage Games: Why Skyfall Plays Well With Others

More Than Words: Putting A Little Oomph Behind “I Love You”

“That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I love you.’ ” –The Princess Bride Those three little words are great and all, but some of my favorite romantic moments involve fictional characters expressing their feelings without actually saying them! Whether it’s a look,… Read More More Than Words: Putting A Little Oomph Behind “I Love You”