Frozen 2: Do The Next Right Thing

    By G. P. Avants    Pixar deserves every praise they receive. Each film they have produced has really been much more than an animated feature. Yes, they are fun, entertaining, at times a living visual painting that’s painstakingly designed, but that’s not the real Pixar magic. What really makes them shine is that…

The Mandolorian:  The Child in Us All

  From the first look at those waggling ears and huge innocent eyes, I was hooked. He’s called the child, but I have a feeling the name Baby Yoda is the one that will stick. Who would have imagined this little bundle of innocence would have resonated with so many people, even outside of fandom? …

Rise of Skywalker: We Never Go Alone

  By G.P. Avants We are back in the galaxy far far away. From moments after the iconic crawl. Kylo Ren is wreaking havoc afraid that his First Order dynasty is about to be stolen from him. While at the same time he fights with his force attraction to Rey. The line between love and…

Mr. Rogers :  Please Forgive My Neighbor

By G.P. Avants I look over at my wife and she is already in tears ten minutes into Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Tom Hanks is portraying Fred Rogers down to a tee capturing the man behind the story. I think what got to both of us was experiencing nostalgia from our childhood and the…

The Imperial System

  By G. P. Avants    There is a theme in Star Wars that reminds us how temporary life is and what really lies behind the things we see. In that galaxy far far away order and the management of chaos has come at a great price. The Empire’s Imperial system is in order to…

Toy Story 4: BoBeep, You Found Your Sheep

By G. P. Avants   Watching the trailers for Toy Story 4 I wasn’t sure about this next chapter. I wasn’t impressed. However, I have faith in Pixar and their craft at stories with real substance.   My faith was well-placed. We get a flashback to the day when Bo Peep left Andy’s home. We…

Happy to Have you Here, Jon Favreau

By G. P. Avants This is a piece that has been marinating for a while. We as a fandom community have been showered with movies and TV productions from many hard-working and creative individuals. When we think of our heroes or villains caught up in their epic struggle or finding their destiny, do we ever…

Whoo, Hoo, I’m a Skywalker, Too! 

  By G. P. Avants Is this really the end of the Skywalker saga? Does this mean the end of Star Wars or just the name Skywalker? With so many changes going on in the Disney Star Wars universe we are not really sure what is coming our of hyperdrive. What we do know is…

Mother, May I?

By G.P. Avants I don’t know who recommended I Am Mother on Netflix, but I took the bait. This show, set in a supposed post-human civilization world, centers around a caretaker robot and her surrogate little girl. The child was selected from a collection of human embryos, that the robot, named Mother raised. In a…

Fight of the Monarch!

By G.P. Avants In the 1920’s a group of film makers visited one of the last untamed and dangerous places on Earth: Skull Island. There we find a place that the ravages of men’s advancements hasn’t touched. The wild and prehistoric world is managed by a king named Kong. Life has remained wild and dangerous…