Movies

Echo Base Looks Back at ‘Star Wars VI- Return of the Jedi’

Doug L.
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    ModCon Ah yes. Everyone’s third-favorite “Star Wars” movie. By the time “Jedi” arrived, I remember feeling a little odd about it. So much had changed. Looking back, I realize now that enough time had passed since the first movie premiered that “Jedi” almost had the air of being… nostalgiac. I enjoyed “Jedi” for […]

First Official Photo from 2016’s ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’

Doug L.
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And here we go. The first promotional push for the film. I’m surprised we have not seen this sooner. I figured a trailer would have come in time for Thanksgiving. But here we are nearly Christmas and New Year’s is right around the corner and so far nada aside from this. I’m thinking they should […]

In Defense of a Three Star Life

Sam
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There’s been a pervasive trend in recent years pushing us all towards exceptionalism. I speak, of course, of the ratings given to everything in our lives. It began with movies and restaurants and has spilled into literature, music, TV, and, for about two terrifying seconds, our social circles. Who hasn’t found themselves standing outside a […]

Why Die Hard is The Ultimate Christmas Movie.

Militant Ginger
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It’s that time of year again – Christmas parties, holiday eggnog and, of course, tense barefoot hostage situations in towering Los Angeles skyscrapers. I’m talking, of course, about the one true Christmas story – the tale of the movie Die Hard.     There are some people who don’t consider the 1988 classic action movie Die […]

Star Wars Memories: Brothers in Arms

Militant Ginger
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I don’t speak to my brother any more, and that tempers my excitement over the new Star Wars movie –  because, in my memory, the entire Star Wars experience itself is inextricably entwined with memories of him. When I was a kid, I got to see the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith unfold 20 […]

Blockbuster Independence Day Gets a Sequel

Doug L.
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  They have been threatening this for YEARS. Finally, noted ‘auteur’ Roland Emmerich has returned to one of his most popular films ever. Yes Independence Day: Resurgence is making it’s way into the cinemas during the crowded 2016 summer movie season. Now, as a longtime filmgoer I should really know better than to want to see […]

Star Trek Beyond Beams in a New Trailer!

Doug L.
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And here is the first look at the 3rd outing for the modern Star Trek crew. Justin Lin takes over from J.J., but you can still feel Abrams all over this. Most notably the anachronistic use of Beastie Boys music in what is supposed to be the 23rd century. I mean, it worked decently in […]

Toho Brings Back the Original Godzilla!

Doug L.
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  Godzilla’s original maker Toho dropped a poster and a trailer for the return of their classic incarnation of the fabled creature. They are definitely taking on Hollywood with a go big or go home aesthetic when they said that their Godzilla will be larger than the 2014 version directed by Gareth Edwards. Variety reported […]