Tag: johnboyega

Review: PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, Giant Robots Punch Giant Monsters, Who Cares About The Rest?

Once in a while it's good to ground oneself in this trade. Even though I am first and foremost a movie fan, there's something about going into a press screening of a film -- even one I'm pretty excited about...

Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, Stronger Than Ever with the Force

There’s nothing better than a great Star Wars movie. And this is a great Star Wars movie. In the interest of rightly remaining spoiler free, I’ll put forth that, generally speaking, The Last Jedi pulls off many things that The...

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Teaser Assembles the Jaegers

Legendary has released a short teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 monsters vs. Kaiju epic, Pacific Rim. More of an opportunity to show off some new Jaeger designs and pimp out the film's first...

Tribeca 2017 Review: THE CIRCLE, Where All Are Trapped in the Social Media Web

The subject of our hyper-connected, social media-based cultural landscape is a fruitful and relevant one for filmmakers, and one with great potential for mass audience interest, given how pervasive this is in our daily lives. David Fincher’s Facebook origin story The Social Network can be looked upon as the gold...

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Teaser Offers Space Opera at its Finest

Disney and Lucasfilm have dropped the teaser trailer for Rian Johnson's entry in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, which for us old school fans we'll fondly call Episode VIII. Of course, Star Wars is such a behemoth that...

Destroy All Monsters: Gay Or Straight, Finn/Poe Matters

Like most fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I found the relationship between John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron to be one of the film's most charming aspects. As soon as they'd uttered their enthusiastically mutual "nice...

Destroy All Monsters: The Power Of THE FORCE AWAKENS

Sure, within moments of the wider pop cultural world becoming aware of the fact that Rey (Daisy Ridley) wasn't just the main character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but was indeed that kind of main character - the Luke,...

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Trailer: "I'm Rey. I'm Finn."

A fresh new Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens features fresh new footage that largely centers around Rey, the character played by Daisy Ridley, and includes a moment when she introduces herself to John Boyega. Good stuff. You can...

Sundance 2014 Review: IMPERIAL DREAMS Is A Taut, Effective Social Drama

About two-thirds the way through Malik Vitthal's remarkable film, the lead character makes it plain - he's just trying "to do the right thing."Back in 1989, another African American filmmaker showed how doing the right thing wasn't always easy. Spike's...