Johnny Lynas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Review

From the opening crawl, or lack thereof, it’s clear that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wants to set itself apart as something quite different. A black sheep, a ‘rogue’ if you will, in the Star Wars pantheon. Striking a superb balance between its darker themes and the charm of...
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Posted Dec. 17, 2016

The Last Guardian doesn’t quite leave the ground

Stepping out onto a cliff-side overlooking the vast and mysterious splendor of the valley, my feathery companion leans down to nuzzle me. Stroking behind its lifelike ears, I shared a moment of true connection with the beast. Then, just like that, the camera got stuck in a wall, my character...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2016

Animation: Batman The Killing Joke

With Suicide Squad, the modern face of DC, currently strutting onto our screens with all the subtlety of a howitzer, and getting a tepid response from most, Batman: The Killing Joke stands apart as a more subdued and altogether quite different beast. When it shines, it harkens back to better...
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Posted Aug. 7, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

After a marketing campaign which relied more on motorcycle stunts and the Beastie Boys than the series’ renowned philosophical science fiction, I thought that I would sooner eat my own hat than enjoy this film. Well, I can tell you that I will be happily dining on trilby tonight, as...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2016