Banter: The Last Jedi Predictions

My predictions for The Force Awakens proved reasonably popular, and not wholly inaccurate, so I’d like to try my hand at the second film in this new trilogy. There are two ways of preemptively thinking about The Last Jedi: 1) It is going to be the same story beats as The Empire Strikes Back. 2) Everything…

Banter – Who’s in the suit?

SPOILER WARNING – in BIG BOLD LETTERS – Straight off the bat I want to make very clear that this article is giving away possible key plot points for the Alien franchise as it stands today… and possibly into the future! But I like to make predictions, and this one is the most shot-in-the-dark prediction…

Banter: Director Garry Marshall is Hilarious

And whoever does the posters for his films: I mean I am all for consistency, but just having rows and columns of famous people as your posters, over and over again? And having a filmography of “holiday titled films”? It cracks me up every time! I’ve no interest in seeing these films, but I totally want…

Banter: Force Awakens Predictions

Hi everyone, Cinema Cocoa here with a very short, off-the-cuff post about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I would like to make a handful of predictions about the film’s story before it releases, and see if I get any of them right. This post will be used for bragging rights, I won’t lie. I feel…

Banter: The Hobbit and the Battle for Tradition

So The Hobbit trilogy has ended, Peter Jackson has finally ended his Middle-Earth adventure, but unlike the first Lord of the Rings trilogy this one has ended… badly. I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A series of monstrous films made from acclaimed “unfilmable” tomes from JRR Tolkien, directed by a man who had…