Kira learns the truth about her mother and Gul Dukat during the Occupation. Heavily referenced in the great Terok Nor book trilogy. Anything about Kira’s backstory is endlessly fascinating. Well...Read More
Month: April 2009
Sometimes when a movie is so *almost* good it is worse that if it was just bad, you know? There are so many wonderful little touches in The Brothers Bloom. But all the precious moments in the world can’t make up for an obtuse script and a central caper that is uninteresting. Strangely, I recommend this movie to everyone. Just be ready to be somewhat...Read More
Take that, you lousy frogs! Our devil-may-care attitude, golden locks and proclivity for the sciences will shit all over your traditions. I know a man who has spent years going through every Trek episode and comic has no business scoffing at other peoples’ hobbies but, hey, folks: it’s a fucking drink! Spike some Welch’s with vodka if you REALLY want a kick. Bad movie. Chris Pine was okay, I suppose. Read Keith Uhlich’s well-written review if you want a more mature take on the whole...Read More
There are a lot of solid zings in Hobson’s Choice but some of the plot and much of the dialogue seems dated even for 1954. One of these days I need to do a a solid run on Charles Laughton movies. I’ve never seen him be anything but absolutely fantastic on...Read More
The previous TNG collection, The Hero Factor, was an abomination of bad art, dumbass stories and lame Mary Sue characters. The first part of this collected run fares no better (although the 10 foot Data at least looks gay enough to be entertaining), but gathers steam with that well worn Trek fiction trope, the Captain’s court martial! Turns out there is a facsimile NCC-1701-D out there and it is killing people left and right. There’s even a little bit of a twist when we learn that the bad guy is actually a morphing “creature.” Shades of Squire of Gothos when we learn he’s just “having fun,” but, hey, whaddya gonna...Read More
Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.