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Movie Review Flashback: ‘TENET’: A Nonsensical Masterpiece

With Tenet now available for the masses on HBO Max, here’s my review.

Christopher Nolan is known for making movies with trippy plotlines that are hard to grasp but nice to look at and yet TENET makes Inception look like an Avengers movie.

TENET is incredible for all of its spectacle and seat-rumbling (due to its incredible sound in IMAX) glory but what it has in sheer eye-widening visuals it lacks in cohesive storytelling. Literally, I didn’t know what was going on from the very beginning.

The movie moves at such a breakneck speed from the get go that you can’t figure out what in the heck is happening, not to mention that the movie is so loud you can’t hear what people are saying when it seems that they’re uttering a crucial detail to the ever-changing plot of the movie.

Nolan has created a puzzle that runs forwards and backwards, literally, and his time inversion heist save-the-world-from-doomsday-semi-love story movie is just…whoa. It’s a lot!

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Guess Who Should Star in ‘Rangers of the New Republic’?

There have been rumors that Cara Dune would end up getting her own spin-off series and it seems like she will with Rangers of the New Republic but I just realized another fabulous character that would make a fine addition to the series; Wedge Antilles.

In the Aftermath Trilogy we learn that Wedge plays a large role in taking down the Galactic Empire during the Battle of Jakku. Following the Battle of Jakku we know that he is a flight instructor on Hosnian Prime and that he eventually gets married to Temmin “Snap” Wexley’s mother Kare Kun where they settle on the planet Akiva until the battle between the Resistance and the First Order (hence that ridiculous cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.)

But what if we can fill in a bit of those gaps and make him a key figure in the Rangers of the New Republic series? He’s been a beloved Star Wars character since his induction in 1977’s A New Hope. Why wouldn’t Favreau and Filoni get a chance to expand his storyline in a series that is destined to be pretty cool?

What do you think? Do you see want to see Wedge Antilles in Rangers of the New Republic? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 12’: AAAhHH!!!!

Let’s just say, I think this week’s episode may be my favorite of the season so far. It had so many memorable moments! From beginning to end, this show never lets up with its laugh-out-loud moments, the action is spectacular, the characters are at their best. Cara Dune and Greef Karga are back and better than ever in this season.

There’s just so much to love about this episode that I’m losing my mind!

I’ll of course have a lot more to say about it tomorrow but for now…I’m just thankful that we have this brilliant masterpiece of a show because it is awesome.

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Is Cobb Vanth the New Kuill?

There’s a lot to talk about with the latest episode of The Mandalorian but the internet is buzzing about the series’ latest addition, a character named Cobb Vanth, played by Timothy Olyphant.

Last time Mando was on Tatooine he had the aid of a certain character named Toro Callican who was pretty much deemed a “punchable” face in the series. He instantly became a hated character in Star Wars and for good reason; he wasn’t quite that likable and he threatened to harm Baby Yoda. That’ll set anyone’s teeth on edge.

This time around Mando’s Tatooine companion, Cobb Vanth, has left some fans salivating for more time with the Tatooine marshal. His storyline in the chapter was perfect, his brief relationship with Mando was so much fun to watch, and it became very clear that we will see him again. How can you tell? This ninth chapter was basically the exact same as Chapter 2.

(Sand planet, jawas, a run-in with a terrifying creature whose home is in a dark hole in the ground, yeah, it’s practically Chapter 2.)

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‘The Mandaloran: Chapter Nine’ Is PERRRRFect!

Okay, it’s safe to say that my brain is busted after watching the season premiere of The Mandalorian. When season one my expectations for the continuing story were high but as we got closer to the premiere date I decided to dampen my enthusiasm in case the show ultimately would disappoint me. Of course, this is just the first episode of eight. Episodes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 could be super boring and underwhelming but I’m happy to announce the first episode is incredible.

I’m talking new characters, old characters, beloved characters, and (SPOILER ALERT!) even a dragon. It’s insane.

The first episode clocks in at a whopping 55 minutes and it utilizes every second to great effect. I was riveted from the get-go and gloriously reintroduced to Mando’s ruthlessness. Baby Yoda once again has his cute moments. I mean, the feeling the first season gave me is the same feeling I’m getting with this season and honestly, I’m thankful.

I’m giving Chapter Nine: The Marshal a solid 5 out of 5 stars. Great job, Jon Favreau. It was incredible.

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