Talking Pictures: Episode 7 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Friend and massive Star Wars nut Andrew and I discuss recent Star Wars news, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the future of the saga, and Ewok language studies.

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Mini-Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Release: May 5, 2017

Story: The Guardians of the Galaxy (played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Baustista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper) are on the run from a race of gold-skinned, uptight aliens; the Ravagers, led by the blue-skinned Yondu (Michael Rooker); and Gamora’s vengeful sister, Nebula (Karen Gillan). They bump into Peter’s long lost father, a powerful celestial being known as Ego (Kurt Russel). With Ego is his assistant Mantis, a childlike empath played by Pom Klementieff. Ego wants Peter (the leader of the Guardians, played by Pratt) to join him on the planet he created to help accomplish the immortal Ego’s life purpose, but Peter and Gamora (Saldana) are suspicious of Ego’s intentions.

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The Monster Mash: The Invisible Man’s Revenge

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“What a man earns, he gets. Nature has a strange way of paying him back in his own coin.”

Wikipedia classifies The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944) as a science fiction horror film. In that regard, it fails. I would rather take my lead from the title and call this a revenge flick. With that in mind…the movie still doesn’t work – despite the wonderful special effects that continue to break new ground. Continue reading