• A Look Back,  Inside Entertainment

    A Look Back: Ghost

    I love most of Ghost (199). Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) and Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) are a young couple who move into and renovate a Manhattan apartment. One night when they’re out, a mugger, Willy Lopez (Rick Aviles), attacks them. Sam tries to fight back and is killed. He suddenly finds himself out of his body, watching Molly cry over his corpse. Confused, Sam (now a ghost) stays near Molly but can’t speak to her – until he meets medium, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), a charlatan psychic who is shocked to learn she can communicate with the dead. Sam convinces her to pass on his messages to Molly. Molly…

  • Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants,  Reviews

    Make It Blow – Star Trek: Picard

    The Ruse There’s a sheer artistry about the latest Star Trek instalment, Star Trek: Picard (2020 – ), but it has nothing to do with storytelling. We begin with shots of space. They’re gorgeous. Then it’s the Enterprise 1701-D, which we last saw way back in Star Trek: Generations (1994). Specials effects have come some way since then. This shot is amazing. I imagine fans of The Original Series (1966 – 1969) felt this way when they saw the Enterprise 1701 on the big screen for the first time in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). There’s something epic about the Enterprise 1701-D navigating the deepest reaches of space (or,…

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