• Dune Review: Still Waiting by Daniel W. Rasmus - Dune is perhaps my favorite book. I have read Frank Herbert’s Dune at least 5 times. I have read all of Herbert’s Dune books and most of the new books from his son Brian and collaborator Kevin J. Andersen. I… Continue Reading
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starts the MCU reinvention by Daniel W. Rasmus - If you have seen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings go.  Go now. Unless you have not been vaccinated. Then wait. Otherwise, get on a mask and go see a mask-less hero deliver shifts to the MCU more subtle… Continue Reading
  • Review: Cruella by Alyssa Rasmus - Where to begin with an origin story about a villain who wants to use puppies as a coat. Well, you probably need to break down a very traumatic childhood. Cruella is a punk-rock heist movie that works to construct and… Continue Reading
  • Wonder Woman 84 Review: Wonder Woman 84 not as wondrous as its predecessor by Daniel W. Rasmus - Well, #WonderWoman1984. Good thing it was free. Wanted to like it, but ultimately no emotional connection to any characters. Never felt jeopardy. The movie quite literally pulled its punches. As with all not so good films, poor writing undermined the… Continue Reading
  • Review: The Vast of Night. Not All Teenage Fear Derives from Being a Teenager. by Daniel W. Rasmus - Review: The Vast of Night. Two friends combine their curiosity and courage to figure out where the hell that sound is coming from. The sound is haunting. Two young people whose lives revolve around audio, one a radio operator, the… Continue Reading
  • The Parent Trap turns 22! by Alyssa Rasmus - Released 22 years ago today, July 20, The Parent Trap remains a beloved movie and a 1990's classic. This film has captured the hearts of romantic comedy fans for decades. The story is a special combination of the youthful vision… Continue Reading
  • Review: Palm Springs by Alyssa Rasmus - What happens when the vacation never ends? Palm Springs answers that exactly as two wedding guests get stuck in an endless time loop reliving the same day over and over again. Without an end in sight, the two begin a… Continue Reading
  • Review: Little Women by Alyssa Rasmus - Many American classic books have already become feature films. Little Women is one such novel that has many big-screen adaptations. Little Women from Greta Gerwig is the latest interpretation putting a 21st-century spin on this late 19th-century story. The film received a… Continue Reading
  • Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s Time To Look Forward. by Daniel W. Rasmus - Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker A lot of pixels have been created and consumed about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Reviews covered the gamut of disappointment and joy, ambivalence and disavowal, frustration and release. Skywalker is not without… Continue Reading
  • Review: Marriage Story by Alyssa Rasmus - The complexities of relationships are the cornerstone of great filmmaking. The best writers can craft characters with enough tension, drama, and engagement they can just sit in a room and talk. Noah Baumbach penned and directed a simplistic approach to… Continue Reading
  • Review: Ford v Ferrari by Alyssa Rasmus - Ford v Ferrari brings us back to a time of great American innovation. Before we trusted computer algorithms and data analytics to build the perfect systems, we trusted the feelings of an expert. This film brings us back to understanding… Continue Reading
  • Review: Knives Out by Alyssa Rasmus - Who really killed Harlan? Why would someone kill an old man on his birthday? Who wants his money? I suspect foul play... Knives Out is an updated whodunit, yet carries all the tropes of classic caper tales. This film captures… Continue Reading
  • Late Night Review: Late Night is Emma Thompson’s (and Mindy Kaling’s} King Lear by Daniel W. Rasmus - Can I really compare the coming to grips with age story of a late-night talk show host with one of Shakespeare’s great plays? I can and I will. The serendipity in this Golden Age of content makes such a comparison… Continue Reading
  • Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival Review: Downton Abbey by Alyssa Rasmus - Elegance and grace are standard and a bit of drama is required. Match that with royal expectations and you have yourself a great story! Downton Abbey revisits the Crawly family and their title estate. The film is based on the… Continue Reading
  • Review: Official Secrets by Alyssa Rasmus - What would you do for Queen and Country? In Official Secrets Kiera Knightly plays British intelligence specialist Katharine Gunn. She was a whistleblower during the early stages of the Iraq War. Katharine released a memo to the press after being… Continue Reading


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