Star Wars

14 Dec 18
Sufficient Living

The Book of Job, chapters 36 – 42 36 Then Elihu went on to say: Be patient a little longer and let me enlighten you; there is still something more to be said on God's side. I will search far and wide to support my conclusions, as I defend the justice of my Maker. There […]

14 Dec 18
The Tents of Shem

This is sort of a sequel to Babylon’s Banksters.  It’s mostly excellent, though he does get into his anti-Yahweh speculation at times.  I don’t think that is necessary to his thesis and it somewhat detracts from the book. On the other hand, his comments on the nature of mind, soul, and the Topological Metaphor are […]

14 Dec 18
Science Fiction and Horror

Star Wars IV: A New Hope 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 6 Ornament Set Disney – Buy – Star Wars IV: A New Hope 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 6 Ornament Set Disney

14 Dec 18
Inside the Magic

Disneyland Resort offers year-round magic to guests of all ages, and early 2019 will bring plenty of amazing experiences. We can’t imagine not booking a trip to Disneyland Resort for 2019 because of all the festive offerings and new entertainment the resort has in store for us. Keep reading to find out why you should […]

14 Dec 18
Morgana's Mayhem, Frazzled in my Forties

Don’t you love scrolling through social media and see all the glorious Christmas trees? OMG, all I think is “I have a tree and it has ornaments, good enough”. It’s hard to admit there is a little tree envy going on. What is this pressure to have a perfect tree? It’s like the only way […]

14 Dec 18
Image Bomb

The X-Men franchise is a strange beast to keep up with. The timeline is muddled, there’s a variety of offshoots that include everything from Wolverine to Deadpool, and the quality of the movies is all over the map. For every X-Men: First Class and X2: X-Men United, there’s an X-Men: Apocalypse or X-Men Origins: Wolverine. […]

14 Dec 18
PEOPLE.com

“It’s very stressful for her because she doesn’t know when it will stop and what he will do next,” a source tells PEOPLE

14 Dec 18
Camestros Felapton

I’m just trying some format issues with the timeline.

14 Dec 18
StarMoon

  The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals and feature large, often ensemble, casts. Several actors, including Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher, have appeared in numerous films of the franchise, with continued appearances in sequels planned. In May 2016, DC’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon […]

14 Dec 18
johntemple48

Before jumping right into the case for a Space Force, perhaps a brief review of the US space program is necessary. Post WWII development of rockets was initially only a part of a DOD plan to develop more powerful and longer range ICBM’s. Then Sputnik happened. The USSR launched the first satellite and the US […]

14 Dec 18
Editing 330, Fall: FINAL Project

The Queen of Pop, Beyonce takes the stage of the Country Music Awards with girl band the Dixie Chicks and politics. By Wesley Morris  I feel badly for anyone who still hasn’t learned to speak Beyoncé. Her language is the body. It’s stagecraft. It’s Instagram posts. She doesn’t speak; she signifies. At her performance on […]

14 Dec 18
The Good Option

The wait has ended, and the world is one week into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of the most anticipated games of the year.  I try to avoid large, sweeping statements like that since they’re usually just buzzwords with little real meaning, but in this case, I firmly believe it’s the truth.  Out of all […]

14 Dec 18
Books 2 Screen

‘Lifetime has its leads for a pair of movies based on internationally best-selling author Jane Green novels. The cable net said today that Justina Machado, Elisabeth Röhm and Matt Passmore will star in Family Pictures and Erika Christensen, Antonio Cupo, Andy Favreau and Carmel Amit are set for To Have and to Hold. Both movies […]

14 Dec 18
News and Headlines, Keeping you informed on RoboeAmerican.Com

News and Headlines. In The News, Politics, Tech Watch, Immigration, World News. In The News: Georgia officer shot, killed during traffic stop, K-9 critically wounded, police say A police officer in DeKalb County, Georgia, was fatally shot during a traffic stop Thursday, officials said. The deadly incident occurred after the officer attempted to stop a […]

14 Dec 18
Regina Leader-Post

It’s a simple setup, but SuperGrid throws in enough unique elements to make this more than just a clone of more expensive movies.

14 Dec 18
Lois Elsden

When I was a girl I read so much, I read several books a week, adult and children’s book – I borrowed my mum’s library books so I could take out more than just the two on my tickets. I read all sorts of everything, classics, romances, adventures, westerns, war stories, Tarzan, Rider Haggard, Walter […]

14 Dec 18
Rolling Stone
Imagine if New York was completely mobile. Not “if everyone in the five boroughs (which, for those of you who have not seen Gotti, are: Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx) had mobile phones” — that’s not very hard to imagine at all. More along the lines of: What if the entire city was on wheels, roaming through some sort of post-nuclear wasteland tundra? And what if it had the ability to take a similarly moving smaller town — say, Hazard, Kentucky, or maybe Monrovia, Indiana — and just swallow it up? The captured populace would be forced to give up their way of life; after being absorbed into the victor’s workforce, their old burg would be smashed to bits. You could see how that might be a pretty potent metaphor for paranoia over cultural coastal elites and big-city-vs.-“real”-America argument-stoking, right? We’re guessing the folks behind this adaptation of Philip Reeves’ novel noticed it as well, in addition to how his intriguing, high-concept 2001 book is the first in a quartet and my, wouldn’t it be lovely to have a franchise! The warship-like behemoth that we see chasing down a tiny, speedy burg in the movie’s opening is not Gotham, but London; its prey isn’t an everyplace from our midwest but some generic mining-town named Salthook, meant to represent every industrial burg fallen on hard times. As for the money shot of this massive urban giant sucking the jalopy of a village into is maw — “Prepare to ingest!” is the command that’s issued — it’s indeed awesome, in the traditional sense of the word. Any outside-the-multiplex messaging, however, pretty much starts and stops there, unless you count the “Be aware that children may be temporarily separated from parents” warning over a loudspeaker. The writer-producer trio of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens were all responsible for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, as was their longtime collaborator Christian Rivers, the film’s director — so their business is fantasy, the more far-out the better. Their not here to make parallels, per se. They want to give you something along the lines of a sci-fi extravaganza — some sort of steampunk-on-steroids Metropocalypse Now! And they’re willing to use the spare parts of dozens of other movies to make it happen. A partial list of lenders would include The Terminator, Snowpiercer, Frankenstein, The Road Warrior, Howl’s Moving Castle, Star Wars (and every WWII dogfight epic that inspired it), Brazil (and other Gilliamesque romps, notably his Meaning of Life short “The Crimson Permanent Assurance”) and every third Roger Dean painting/album cover. All sort of hero’s-journey narratives come into play, from the ordinary young man thrown into extraordinary circumstances — in this case, a tinkering nerd named Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) — to someone on a vengeance quest, e.g. a scarred rebel named Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). There’s a villain, played by Hugo Weaving with his patented Matrix-level of malevolence, who’s been gathering vintage weapons-grade tech for a — wait for it — vintage weapon. As a bonus, the movie throws in a robot/automaton character that’s both a tormentor and tragic, and a Han Solo-like rogue pilot/outlaw who goes by the handle “Anna Fang.” She’s played by Jihae Kim, a musician with an illegal amount of screen presence and who, in a perfect non-dystopian world, would be cast in at least half of the movies coming out next year. It’s not a what you steal but how well you synthesize, of course,and Mortal Engines does a decent enough job of blending a shit-ton of your favorite movies, books, TV shows etc. together for a bit. Yet the result still feels like an off-brand blockbuster, something that doesn’t track as a big-screen take on a beloved book series so much as a collection of narrative notions — like a project that never quite got past the conceptual-art phase. As a distraction, it’s inoffensive. But you can tell it wants to be the juggernaut on wheels, the unstoppable giant mowing down or devouring everything in its path. It’s really the smaller thing trying desperately to outrun oblivion. It’s all scraps and nothing but.