Star Wars: The Last SJW

The case for A+:

Mark Hamill made a great performance in his return to the role of Luke. Though not given totally logical material, Hamill made the very most of this role, and gave the film the brevity it needed. The plot about him being torn between whether or not to be an active part of society or a recluse was surprisingly powerful, though flawed. I say it was flawed because Luke abruptly decides to rejoin the Rebellion for little to no reason, after having abandoned it for strong reasons.

The space ship battle scenes, as well as the film score, were both quite riveting. Adam Driver also gave a solid performance as Han Solo’s evil son. There was some great dialogue by him about ‘destroying the past’ to control the future (an Illuminati and Nietzsche-like view).  Benecio Del Torro also had a strong screen presence as a Han Solo type grafter, and was charming.


The case for F:

Social Justice BS pervaded this film . The cast was so multiethnic that it looked like a bad Sesame Street episode. There is even a big-headed chubby Japanese girl in one of the lead roles for some reason???

The ethic people have no personality, save social justice background stories, and a bunch of yelling ‘Ya!” Apparently, in the future only multiethnic new cast mems do anything (with the exception of Luke). So you will never get to know if any of the minorities in the film can really act, since they are just there to ‘play the role of that minority SJW’ instead of an ‘actual character’. The black guy character has now been in two or three of the films, but has not one character trait thus-far. I cannot even remember the names of most of the characters in these films due to lack of personality, though some have been in multiple films. A very bad sign!

But of course it goes without saying all the Empire bad guys are white males, and most often Anglo-Saxon. Like society itself in many ways, the Rebel fleet was run by a band of five wimpy white dykes, headed by Lara Dern as the Admiral. Pretty much like if Hilary had won the election. The dykes look like they were just at the mall, and they refuse to do anything actionable, until one character mutinies them for being do-nothings. It makes you wonder if you wouldn’t rather join the dark side than work for a bunch of beauty parlor dykes with ugly facial features and no boobs. I’d rather go read an old Playboy instead.

This brings us to Princess Leah, played by Carrie Fisher, who is really really bad in this flick, and should get a post-humus Razzie Award. She at one point floats into space (afte.r the ship gets attacked) and defies all physics. Even Vader and Luke would have died in outer space without breathing apparatus. Fisher is really high in the ‘chain of command’ (something the dykes rub in through the whole film). Yet, she looks barely fit to guard a slot machine in Reno. And she keeled over and died from partying after the film was released. She had really hunchy shoulders, and turkey neck veins, to go with the smoker’s voice. Not sure why they didn’t just kill her off early in this movie or the last (instead of Han!). I also didn’t mention the porgs, or whatever they are called. Porgs are some dumb creature meant to sell action figures and furry stuffed animals, and makes the movies seem dumb.

Also, I would add that the young British Jedi girl is boring (actress-wise). And the Chewy and Yoda look like the kid-friendly Dollar Store version of their former selves. Another thing is that people really don’t like the part where Adam Driver takes his shirt off trying to seduce the young Jedi girl. It makes guys feel gay, I was told at Jiu Jitsu class (ironically).

There was also a lot subversive of class warfare and (animal rights) propaganda against rich people, as evidenced by the demonization of casinos and horse-racing type events in the film. Finally, C3PO should have had more screen time with Luke, instead of one lousy thankless line.


This film gets a pass. Though I admit it was choppy. I say this because even though the social justice warriors dominate the film’s screen time, Luke comes back at the end to show them that all their PC crap is just that. When the shit hits the fan, even the PC crowd realizes it wouldn’t have survived without that older knowledgeable white guy (Luke), who is willing to fight for virtue. And also I like that the dyke squad had to face mutiny to get them to do anything.

If you go to see this movie, be sure to go to the matinee in order to save money – since this is such a mixed bag. I recommend the drive-in, so you can make fun of the social justice warriors, as well as the parts that make no sense – like where Leah flies out to space and back with no suit on, and is just fine nevertheless. Its important to be able to yell, “Bullshit!”, really loud at certain points in the film. The ending redeems itself though.


Light Sleeper A Realistic Noir

At the used bookstore for 99 cents I found a screenplay by Paul Schrader for his 1992 film called “Light Sleeper” with Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon. I remember liking the movie but otherwise not too much about it. What a great screenplay! It follows a character named John LeTour (Dafoe), a drug dealer who is smart but paranoid and can’t sleep. He works for a woman named Ann (Sarandon). a high-end dealer who is retiring and planning to go into cosmetics. It’s the same dreary thing day after day for LeTour until he has a chance meeting with Marianne (Dana Delany), his ex-wife, and his life takes an unexpected and rather tragic turn. Ultimately, the film is about revenge and redemption, common themes in Schrader scripts s such as “Taxi Driver.”

A foreword to the screenplay features an interview with Schrader where he talks about the film’s relation to “Taxi Driver” and “American Gigolo,” as well as how finding financing for the film was almost impossible. At the screenplay level, “Light Sleeper” is terse, taut, and gripping, a quick read with a beguiling simplicity and well-drawn characters. It’s sort of like the old movie “Tequila Sunrise” but much better.

The crux of it is one of his high end clients o.d.’s off his product, and he winds up in a cat and mouse game with a local detective. The backdrop of the high end New York fashion and modern art industry is believable and adds a dark emptiness to the plot. The main character doesn’t relish his job as a drug dealer and does wish to change, he just cannot find any other decent option to make a living. The tension between what he does for a living versus his ideal life provides harmonic balance.

The script is only 61 pages long (the average being about 90 or 100 pages) and is light on description, allowing the reader to fill in the gaps for him or herself. This is the quickest read of a script that I’ve ever seen, and it was made into a rather good film. Look for “Light Sleeper: A Screenplay” anywhere you can find it. It’s a must for any aspiring screenwriter!

Chainsaw Still Makes the Cut

A new “Chainsaw” called “Leatherface” has quietly snuck onto Blu-ray, DVD, and Direct TV. It claims to tell the real story of how Leatherface came to be. We begin at the Sawyer house, where Lili Taylor holds sway over the degenerate Sawyer family and young Jeb is being encouraged to kill. He refuses, so the family kills for him. The family makes the mistake of killing the sheriff’s (played by Stephen Dorff) daughter, and as punishment he sends Jed, the only innocent man in the family, to an institution filled with violent inmates. Ten years later, Jed (whose name has changed so the audience doesn’t know his identity) breaks out with the other inmates and a killing spree ensues.

Basically, this is the goriest movie of the year. It has stabbings, a head explosion, necrophilia, and, of course, chainsaw deaths. It is the last film of executive producer and GROIN Hall of Famer Tobe Hooper, one of the greatest horror directors who ever lived. It is refreshing to see such a politically incorrect film in this day and age, and the cast throws themselves into their roles with heedless abandon. Is this a great movie? No. Is it a lot of fun? Hell yeah! The “Texas Chainsaw” series rules, and this is the best one in a long time.Be sure to catch it before the commies take it off the shelves!

I love this series. In this new PC touchy feely age, sometimes society needs a bit of savage realism to knock some sense into it. At a time where half the country is upset about having their hiney touched thirty years ago, I choose to spend my time watching films about those people getting chopped in half because they made a wrong turn in the country-side and ran out of gas. Too bad they couldn’t have cast Judge Roy Moore in a cameo as the cannibal dad.

Trump’s Is Bigger

Last year I penned an article prior to the Trump win, in which I posited that Trump would win the election because America had been neutered by PC policies, and wanted its balls back en masse. Since winning, Trump has shown time and time again that there will be no Obama/Iran styled appeasement. It is very ironic that at the same time the film “The Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill was released, that we are faced with a similar junction in history in facing a crucial decision. Trump, like Churchill, takes the bully head on and will not back down. And why should we?

NK is a starving nation, running low on fuel and moral, with diesel based subs which are antiquated, as well as easily detectable. US forces based in Japan, Guam, and SK are the real vulnerability. But the US has set up missile defense systems (thanks to Raytheon) to protect those areas. NK is only the size of West Virginia and only has like 30 million people or something (if I remember correctly).

I believe that war between the US, Japan, and NK is inevitable. US will pulverize and defeat NK very quickly this time, since the North has been cut off from modern supplies and replacement parts the last 50 years. Though NK’s radar and ICBM capability has shown marked improvement in the last 5 years, they are still no match for US radar, missile defense, airpower, and general weaponry.  US will take out NK launch sites. Seoul will get shelled a bit, however it will not be anything major. NK will probably try and test launch ICBM from a sub sometime, however their diesel subs are no match for our subs. Theirs are like sitting ducks. Trump has the right approach to NK. He is going to kick their ass.

Kim is a spook who was trained in Bern, Switzerland and is begging to have his country invaded. Two weeks ago one of the defectors from NK was found to have had anthrax antibodies in him. NK leader Kim was also recently filmed admiring large anthrax tankers he is said to hope to load onto missiles. The most ironic thing about the whole situation is that Kim is actually trying really hard to prompt an invasion of his own country, not unlike how Castro used the Cuban Missile Crisis and the failed Bay of Pigs invasion to bolster his grip on power at home.

Christmas Slavery

Besides having to spend weeks on end finding the perfect gift for everyone, only to have them re-gift or sell most of the items, Americans wind up putting themselves into debt for 3-6 months afterwards.

This virtual grab-bag is an inefficient use of the economy, and leaves the average person saddled with over a grand in extra debt per annum. The cycle of waste continues unabated. But if you don’t do some gifts and celebrate a bit, you won’t have many friends in the end. So Christmas slavery is another inevitable feature of the American economy.

The best thing would be if everyone just bought each other fine spirits for the holidays, and got together to be drunk and merry. Instead, people mindlessly click on item after item on Amazon, working the poor UPS truck drivers to death – over and over. You wind up getting 20 sweaters a year, while living in a warm climate. Bottle after bottle of cologne , so much to where you could never use it. You get a gift card, and you get them a gift card. On and on this process goes in a circle. And its time consuming and tiring not just to shop and guess the right gift for everyone. But the boxes that come in the mail must be broken down , which is time-consuming, and made to fit into already over-flowing suburban recycling bins. The whole process is an exercise in hubris.