GEEK OUT!!! THE LAST JEDI CONFIRMS THE END OF GEORGE LUCAS’ STAR WARS LEGACY [SPOILERS]

Diehard Star Wars fans who were somewhat mystified by the ‘soft reboot’ that director JJ Abrams fashioned with The Force Awakens (TFA) will find little comfort in Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi (TLJ), which remakes creator George Lucas’ legacy into a generic movie blockbuster. Spoilers follow. S P O I Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GETTING BEHIND THE HYPE (SPOILERS!)

If the critics are to be believed, Captan America: Civil War is the best superhero movie ever made and Batman V Superman is the worst. But what is really at issue here? One is a Marvel movie and the other isn’t. It’s really as simple as that. Simply put, every Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! FINALLY. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS [SPOILERS]

So much to say, too much to unload. Considering the sheer level of hype poured down on this movie, it’s fair to accept that it was never ever going to live up to the hype. I probably need to watch again to absorb all the nuances but basically, what I Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The latest Star Wars sequel is a mere 3 days away from opening in Singapore and hordes of geeks are eagerly  waiting to see whether director JJ Abrams can return the series to its former glories, after the dismal critical reception of the prequels back in 1999 – 2005, despite the Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: SO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS IS BASICALLY A REBOOT OF THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS MOVIE?

The most anticipated movie of the year has released a new trailer. If I am understanding the implications of what is depicted in this trailer correctly, after the Battle of Endor and the Return of the Jedi, something happened to thwart the actual return of the Jedi because 30 years Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEASER TRAILER #2

Yes the first teaser trailer was bewildering BUT this is the real deal right here. With a Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) VO, thrilling shots of the new Star Wars universe (30 years from Return of the Jedi) and the appearance of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca, it feels like Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE FILMS – LEGIT OR HYPE?

10 films that have changed the face of the movie industry. 10 films that exist within an unprecedented shared universe. 10 films that have collectively grossed over US$7 billion worldwide. Yes, there’s no doubt that commercially, the MCU films have done fantastically well but what about creatively? Can the films Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: BIG HERO 6 – HEAVY ON SENTIMENT BUT LIGHT ON STORY

Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams With all the super-hero properties available to Disney Animation upon the acquisition of Marvel Comics, Disney opted for an obscure book titled Sunfire and Big Hero 6. The subsequent film adaptation is only loosely based on the comic, severing all links to the Continue Reading