And now, thousands of panels and word bubbles later, the Age of Apocalypse is over. The timeline is brought back into normal (kinda) and everything is status quo. We had some good battles along the way and this book wisely closes with a lengthy denouement – enough to try and get you hooked on the next story arcs. Thanks, but we’ll...Read More
Month: July 2009
Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie if retold by Alexander Payne. In Staten Island. It’s terrific. Siegel (of “The Onion” and The Wrestler fame) has a solid directorial debut under his belt. It is a small movie, but very well done. He’s a talented MFer and I can’t wait to see what he does...Read More
I really dig 9. It’s trippy, it’s unexpected, it’s fun. My review is on hold for a while – but for those of you going to San Diego Comic-Con, you should definitely see the panel. It’s being hosted by...Read More
1/2 Gul Dukat is back. . . .as Jim Jones! And Empok Nor is French Guyana! The Pah-wraith cult is picking up steam and you know who is the man in charge. Great episode for Kira, who has been kinda secondary since her hookup w/...Read More
Jeri Ryan had to act in this episode. Considering her outfit makes it impossible for most mortals to breathe, that is impressive. Anyway, the “voices of the assimilated” haunt Seven of Nine and even Tuvok’s mind meld can’t save the day...Read More
I know it is a classic and I know I’m speaking sacrilege, but I didn’t like it. It’s about 50 minutes too long, for starters, and ultimately rather silly. Feels like a TV show. Feels like a REALLLLY long episode of Barney Miller set in the old west. John Wayne considered this his response to High Noon, which he hated, but I think is a brilliant work of art. Stick with that picture. If you really must see Wayne in a movie with “Rio” in the title, try Rio Grande. That one is pretty good. (Dean Martin as the drunk turned straight is pretty good, I’ll give you that. Everything else in this movie is a...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.