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RECAP: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell (2017): Rupert Sanders

A famous anime film from the 1990s, Ghost in the Shell got a live-action adaptation in 2017. It starred several white actors, despite taking place in Asia. Is this fact enough to sink the film? The controversy probably hurt the box office intake, but did it hurt the movie?

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: The first human brain-robot body hybrid fights domestic terrorists in Asia and seeks to remember her past.  Continue Reading

RECAP: Star Wars

Star Wars (1977): George Lucas

From the childhood fantasies of George Lucas came a draft of silly space fantasy called The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller. Wow. Let’s be glad that he turned that into the simple Star Wars.

What began as a reject film from several studios, including the same Disney that would buy the franchise for $4 billion decades later, became, arguably, the most famous movie ever made.

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: A young farmer learns to trust the mystical energy of the Force to help oppressed people blow up a planet-destroying weapon. Continue Reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): Joss Whedon

In 2015, the Avengers come back bigger, angrier, and avengier. But this sequel has a problem. In a Hollywood where everything has to be bigger and better and more of more, how can this sequel top the third highest-grossing movie in history, a film that Marvel built to for four years with five films? Whedon and crew give it the old college try.

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: The Avengers assemble a second time to defeat an alien, and kinky, intelligence. Continue Reading