Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 2: Dead Man’s Chest

Part 1 here In the time between the first and second films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I served a two-year church mission in Spain, came home, changed jobs a few times (in a period I like to call “career A.D.D.”), and crashed at least two different relationships, maybe three. I don’t remember all that… Continue reading Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 2: Dead Man’s Chest

What “Pirates” needs if they’re reeeeeeeally determined to keep milking this cow.

After a trip to California this last weekend, I snuck out to see the latest Pirates flick, hoping it would be better than the last one (which was the worst of the franchise.) It was okay as a flick, but I didn’t walk out loving it. I don’t know if it’s my age or frame… Continue reading What “Pirates” needs if they’re reeeeeeeally determined to keep milking this cow.

“Spectral” on Netflix is an amazing three-star effort.

All the way back in 2012, I heard of a movie in development with the working title of Spectral. The premise–a militarized anti-ghost squad battles a sudden swarm of ectoplasmic visitors–sounded an awful lot like my then-work-in-progress, Specter Cell. I even emailed my then-agent in a fit, screaming that once again the frigging Idea Gnomes had broken into… Continue reading “Spectral” on Netflix is an amazing three-star effort.