I sense Last Jedi spoilers below • 2:35 min read
The Force Awakens closes with a spine-tingling moment: Rey handing the mythic lightsaber back to its original owner, Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi picks up where Force Awakens ends, then tosses it all behind.
Continue reading “The Last Jedi Deconstructs Star Wars. And That’s a Good Thing.”
That guy there is Faramir, Boromir’s brother and son of the Steward of Gondor. Remember, Boromir is the guy who got shot with all the arrows in the first movie?” A frozen frame from the final Lord of the Rings movie illuminated the room as I explained the history of Gondor to my dad.
Continue reading “Lord of the Rings and the Power of Storytelling”
Kill the Beast!” cried the villagers. The mob brandished their torches into the hollow darkness, Gaston at the lead. In this scene, the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake captures a deeper darkness than its animated predecessor. Because this time, the provincial people are real people — an unsettling reminder that outrage is an everyday reality.
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Real quick…the blog has been updated! Everything is the same except for a fresh, new look AND! Wait for it. A new web address!
Instead of samlbyers.wordpress.com, it is samlbyers.com. For my WordPress followers, I have already transferred you over. But make sure to subscribe to the email newsletter (located to the left >>>). Thanks!
Continue reading “Why I am (So) Excited to Watch Rogue One”
So it is time for me to be super honest with you and share a deep, dark secret. Because let’s face it – a guy is not going to tell everyone he cried in a movie. That’s weird…really weird.
But this is exactly what I am about to do.
Continue reading “The (Only) Movie I Cried In. Here’s Why.”