Author Archives: Owen Johnson

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is a near masterpiece

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is a near masterpiece

Despite high critical approval, “Blade Runner 2049” underperformed at the box office, only grossing $32.8 million its initial weekend. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor If the “Blade Runner” series were to be compared to children, the original “Blade Runner” from 1982 would be the straight A child who is always pleasing

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ leaves much to be found

“Star Trek: Discovery” initial release was originally set to release last January before getting pushed back. (Courtesy of CBS) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Based on the first two episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery,” it looks like the show runners have gone the route of making it as much like the rebooted “Star Trek” film series

‘Gremlins 2:’ It somehow works

Director Joe Dante only came back to direct the sequel when he was offered complete creative control. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” is quite possibly the only narratively sound and comprehensible movie that makes the audience member wonder: “What did I just watch?” Set in New York

“The Orville” is an unexpected surprise

“The Orville” was a passion project for Seth Macfarlane, who wrote the original screenplay for the show before pitching it to Fox. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Seth MacFarlane is a very hit or miss comedian. In all of his works, whether it be “Family Guy,” “American Dad” or

Season 4 of ‘BoJack Horseman’ falls inferior

Season 4 of BoJack Horseman premiered July 22. (Courtesy of Metro.com) Owen Johnson Connector Editor When “Bojack Horseman” first started out, it sounded like a terrible idea. A ‘90s sitcom star going about his daily life as a depressed, cynical, alcoholic and washed up actor who has not done anything relevant in two decades, and

“IT” was good

“IT” had been stuck in development since 2009. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “IT” has so much riding against it. It is a film adaptation of a popular novel written by Stephen King; in his novels, typically the main cast is comprised entirely of child actors. In short, it is unbelievable

‘Spider-Man:’ Coming home disappointed

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be the first of a trilogy of new “Spider-Man” films. (Courtesy of Sony Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Spider-Man, Spider-Man, this movie I really can’t stand. There is some stuff that is OK, but it fails in almost every way. Get ready, this one is pretty bad. After his tour of duty

My Emotion is Anger for ‘The Emoji Movie’

‘The Emoji Movie’ was written and directed by Tony Leondis, previously known for directing 2008’s ‘Igor’ as well as the direct-to-video sequels to ‘Lilo and Stitch’ and ‘Emperor’s New Groove’. (Photo Courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There are a lot of bad movies out there, and “The Emoji Movie” is the worst

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