Category Archives: Applying Chaos Theory

Nostalgia dial revs, roars to ’90 in ‘The Batman’ trailer

If there is one unequivocally good thing about 2020, it’s that 1990 is now exactly 30 years ago. Because mass media nostalgia famously operates in 30 year cycles – roughly, it’s more complicated than that – that means it’s ‘90s … Continue reading

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Fucking seriously?

  The Rise of Skywalker? What? I’m trying to imagine a more lame title. Titles have never been Star Wars’ strong suit – it’s 20 years later, and I still don’t know who the phantom menace was supposed to be, … Continue reading

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Applying Chaos Theory: ‘Justice League’ looks so, so bad

You do tend to start taking excellent special effects for granted these days until you see them done really, really badly. If you want to start appreciating technical achievements, you only need to watch the last Justice League trailer-

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Applying Chaos Theory: Announcing Blade Runner 2049

Jeez, anybody want some music with that feedback? The first thing to notice about this trailer for Blade Runner 2049, once your ears and pulse recover, is the due date — next October. It’s way too early to start promoting this … Continue reading

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Applying Chaos Theory: Rogue One’s got jokes

Oh, wow. Suddenly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this PG-13 movie about a desperate suicide mission, something much darker than the Star Wars franchise has ever approached, is looking pretty cute. By my count, that’s four snappy one-liners in just 1:35, almost … Continue reading

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