About thecinematicpackrat

Student, writer of stuff, breather of air, and all around terrific guy.

Talking Pictures: Episode 10 – Solo and the Future of Star Wars Spin-Offs

With the DVD and Blu-Ray released not too long ago, friend and massive Star Wars nut Andrew and I look back on Solo: A Star Wars Story and look ahead at the future of the Star Wars spin-offs. We also have a short discussion of a silly 80s Star Wars cartoon.


Trailer Tuesdays: Stan & Ollie

NOTE FOR NEW READERS: Trailer Tuesdays is posted on Tuesdays when I have something to say about one or more new movie trailers that came out that day. I’ll briefly discuss the quality of the trailers and how they did at getting me hyped for the movie. This inaugural edition of Trailer Tuesdays in happening on a Thursday because it is. Sorry.

Stan & Ollie

Release date: Soon (It’s premiering at the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 21, but God knows when it’ll even be getting a limited release).

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The Half-Breed (1916)

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A few months back, I won a contest and was sent a Kino Lober Blu-ray containing¬†The Half-Breed (1916) and The Good Bad Man (1916). Both star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. That’s about all I knew. I wasn’t even aware they were both westerns until after I started Half-Breed. So my expectations were hopeful going into the movie but mostly they were non-existence. I received a notably pleasant surprise. Continue reading