Reviews Archive

Wonder Woman is Wonderful

Posted June 8, 2017 By John C Wright

Everything I heard about the movie WONDER WOMAN beforehand intimated that it would be terrible. My daughter went to see it, and rolled her eyes in a typical teen girl scornful way when I expressed doubt, and she sternly and imperiously commanded me to go (despite that, as a father, I outrank her by more […]

Be the first to comment

Go See Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Posted May 15, 2017 By John C Wright

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 proved that Hollywood can still make good, fun, spectacular, adventure story blockbusters if they put their minds to it. The sequel does not disappoint nor betray the original, as so many sequels do. Good sequels concentrate on character development, and good space opera will blow up at least one planet […]

Be the first to comment

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Writing Advice

Posted April 25, 2017 By John C Wright

Here is what I would have done differently had I been the head writer for Disney’s dull and dispirited feminist morality play BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which is a parody remake of their animated masterpiece of the same name. Instead of having Gaston and the villagers arriving to kill the Beast, I would have had […]

Be the first to comment

Ugly and the Beast

Posted April 25, 2017 By John C Wright

A friend gave me a free ticket to see the live-action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. I am glad I spent not one penny. It was an abomination from stem to stern. It was terrible. Save your money. Buy whiskey. Get drunk instead. You will have more fun vomiting into a porcelain toilet than […]

Be the first to comment

Case For Christ in Theaters Now

Posted April 20, 2017 By John C Wright

Let me take the opportunity to recommend the movie CASE FOR CHRIST, which is based on the book by Lee Strobel. As someone who lived for many years as an very atheistic atheist married to a very patient Christian, I saw my old self in the main character’s shoes, and was fascinated. This is a […]

Be the first to comment

Lost Works TITUS GROAN

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

I have boldly attempting a Jeffro Johnsonian feat of reviewing most or all of the authors in Lin Carter’s Ballatine Adult Fantasy series from the 1960’s. Today’s offering is one of my least favorite books of all time: TITUS GROAN by Mervyn Peake. Although I try to be fair to it, alas, I fail. http://www.castaliahouse.com/wright-on-lost-works-titus-groan/ […]

Be the first to comment

Lazarus and Dracula

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

SAMURAI JACK is back, and is just as good as you remember it. If you have a cable provider, you can watch it here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/samurai-jack/xcii/ Obviously there is another voice for Aku, since the great Mako has passed away, but the look, the action, the energy, the humor, it is all there, all just as […]

Be the first to comment

ROGUE ONE (Spoiler Free Review)

Posted December 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Having waited too long to write a review of DR. STRANGE, it behooves me to be more prompt to review ROGUE ONE. Before any review, let me get one thing out of the way: I freely confess I had precisely zero interest in seeing this film, but a friend who was visiting for the evening […]

Be the first to comment

DR STRANGE

Posted December 13, 2016 By John C Wright

The film is probably no longer in theaters, but I finally have time to write a belated review of this film. Short Review: Spectacular, magical, enchanting, overawing, satisfying! Five stars out of five.

Be the first to comment

Batman: Bad Blood

Posted October 11, 2016 By John C Wright

I decided to take an evening off writing and watch an animated movie. I have been particularly fond of the DC animated films in the past, and so thought I would give a recent one (you can stream it for three bucks, cheaper than a cup of Starbucks coffee). Well, I am about halfway through […]

Be the first to comment