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  • Darth Maul: Apprentice

    Darth Maul: Apprentice

    ★★★★½

    DAMN! This has to be the best fan film I've ever seen! The costumes and sets look like they were pulled straight from an official Star Wars film. The cast's choreography is on par with Ray Park's. The cinematography is pitch perfect. The special effects look like they were made on a budget. I was a little unsure about some of the Jedi actors at first but they ended up doing their roles justice. There isn't much of a story…

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii

    ★★

    This film is "Gladiator" meets "Titanic", only without the pathos of the former or the engaging romance of the latter. The ending is rather unexpected and poignant in its way, but it wasn't enough to save this film. Give this one a pass folks.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    "Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

    In short, this film is the lovechild of Gravity & 2001: A Space Odyssey. In long, this film is a lovingly crafted deeply contemplative science fiction drama. The majority of the complaints I got about this film from people (besides the ones I listed below) boil down to the fact that most of the real…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Star Wars Canon Entry #9 & My Must Watchlist for 2015 Entry #12

    Having a filmmaker helm the new entry in beloved franchise who is also a fan of said franchise can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you have someone who “gets” the intellectual property fans adore but on the other hand the creator can potentially be blinded by nostalgia. Take Superman Returns for example. In the 70’s Richard Donner brought Superman to the big screen which wowed…