REVIEWS

WONDER WOMAN (2017) Review

If DC has made any good movies since The Dark Knight (review), they’re movies that are good at making me think they’re good until repeated viewings reveal otherwise: The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, and now Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman ended up being the DC Extended Universe’s first critical success by a long shot, and audiences… Continue reading WONDER WOMAN (2017) Review

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2017 blog archive

After the “2015 blog archive” post, I’m finding that taking a bunch of posts I don’t want to represent the content I’m currently aiming for and putting them into one post is a convenient way to archive them, a way of saying “Yeah, I put a lot of time into writing these; I just don’t… Continue reading 2017 blog archive

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2015 blog archive

In the same a creative writing class I wrote that “Spy Game” story, I was allowed to use blog posts for a journal I was assigned to. This blog was originally titled T. Martin Has a Blog (because titles I would have actually wanted were taken), and my reviews were more like regular posts that… Continue reading 2015 blog archive

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GALAXY QUEST (1999) Review

As the popular opinion goes, the poignant, suspenseful, and quotable Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the best Star Trek movie, more worthy of being considered Star Trek‘s cinematic debut than the 2001-esque snoozefest that is Star Trek: The Motion[less] Picture. With that said, it’s a movie based on an episodic premise that can’t be defined… Continue reading GALAXY QUEST (1999) Review

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Virtual ventures #10

Those who’ve followed me through the posts that are now in the miscellaneous section know that video games have conflicted me. At this point, part of me wants to leave them behind. It’s not because I play them too much; it’s because their gameplay often allows questionable choices free of consequence, even in Zelda. I question… Continue reading Virtual ventures #10

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Where Star Wars’s contradictions began

(This was an article I originally posted June 11, 2017 on the now defunct Catholic Wannabe Critic, which was my headquarters for media reviews for a while.) Back in March, I wrote a critique on how The Force Awakens contradicts the Star Wars saga’s core mythology by bringing back the Dark Side, making the Prequels’ Chosen One revelation, which recontextualizes Return of the… Continue reading Where Star Wars’s contradictions began

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Where Disney’s Star Wars went wrong

(This was an article I originally posted March 26, 2017 on the now defunct Catholic Wannabe Critic, which was my headquarters for media reviews for a while.) So far, Disney has disappointingly blown their first chances of reinvigorating the Star Wars franchise on two homages to A New Hope, The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Don’t get me wrong, A New Hope is one of… Continue reading Where Disney’s Star Wars went wrong

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) Review

Terminator 2: Judgement Day may be enjoying a 3D re-release at the moment, but I’m not as enthusiastic about the film than I am for how cool its title is (I mean, it’s like it was made to be proclaimed by that 90s movie trailer narrator). My affinity for The Terminator—a harrowing but gripping sci-fi horror—over… Continue reading TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) Review

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) Review

Peter Jackson’s (as opposed to J.R.R. Tolkien’s original) Lord of the Rings has a special place in my heart. Having grown up with it, it’s one of the main reasons I love movies. Alas, as I’m growing older, I’m finding the grand spectacle of these movies that I relished as a kid almost off-puttingly self-indulgent when… Continue reading THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) Review