Why Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace is a Good Movie

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A not-so long, long time ago in a galaxy actually pretty close, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace hit the big screen. May 19, 1999 to be exact. Now, 13 years later, the movie returns to the big screen, only this time in three dimensions. The movie has taken a lot of hits. There are a plethora of articles and hit-pieces on the movie. The criticisms typically come from those who have never entered a pod-race or engaged in a duel with a double- bladed lightsaber.

I, however, enjoyed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Why you may ask. No I have not gone crazy.


BREAKING NEWS: The Nintendo 3DS Is The Greatest Thing In The History Of Things!

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The Nintendo 3DS just came out today. Immediately after first service at church we ran over to Gamestop and my eldest picked up his reserved copy, amidst a small crowd of fat smelly guys and average-looking gamer girls dressed up like aliens. In Nebraska.


Chicken Little – Movie Review (**)

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So it seems that the great philosophical question of my generation has become “What thinketh thou, Disney?” A lot of times this question comes paired with the popular discussion topic “The Wings of Pixar: Candle Wax or Real Feathers?” Both subjects seem to be generated by the apparent belief that Disney seems to think that Animation for Animation’s sake is all that matters. That they can slap the semblance of a story together, input the whole thing into a render farm, pop out a templatized feature length product and just by the simple fact that they epoxy their Brand name to it, it instantly should make it a quality animated film in the grand tradition of their storied past. While Pixar preaches “Story, story, story” (now whether that will continue to be true in the future is still to be seen…), Disney is all about the Brand. And that fact about Disney is nowhere more evident than in Chicken Little, the newest animated mass market twinkie from the Mouse House’s piece work animation assembly lines.


MOVIE REVIEW: “Monsters vs. Aliens” (2009)

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I was holding off seeing this movie because Republibot 1.0 didn’t like it, and usually we’re of a mind on these sorts of things - I mean, hell, it’s a Dreamworks CGI movie - how good could it be? Their products are, well, more products than films, and they’re uniformly terrible to boot.

I’m happy to say I was wrong about this one, though, it was a good, solid, fun movie. My first clue this might not suck as much as Shrek XXVI: Colon Blockage was when the cloying Dreamworks logo came up, and then one of the space ships from “Earth Versus The Flying Saucers” came by and blew it up. Hooray!


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