Happy Holidays from The Movie Maestro!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year!

Here at The Movie Maestro, I’ll be celebrating the holidays, whichever one you prefer, with viewings upon viewings of festive films. In addition to traditional Christmas fare, I’ll also be reviewing some of my favorite “Twisted Xmas” movies.

What is a “Twisted Xmas” Movie?

Good question, glad you asked. A Twisted Xmas film, to this critic, is any film that takes place at Christmastime, but does not concern itself with the themes of the holiday, or perhaps does so in an increasingly twisted and non-traditional way. Think Die Hard or Batman Returns.

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…Star Wars!

You may have noticed that I didn’t get around to the Star Wars flicks last month. Well, that was partially due to my being rather busy, but also a little intentional, since Star Wars: The Last Jedi is opening this month. My Star Wars reviews are being moved to the next two weeks to prepare. I’ll be watching every main Star Wars film, and in the case of the Original Trilogy, a special three-fer review of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions will be posted in the Fan Edit Reviews.


Once the holidays are over, I’ll be doing some major restructuring, as well as introducing you all to my dedicated Temporal Productions blog, where my fan edit and short film information will be permanently transferred to, allowing me to keep my critical and professional work separate. I hope to see you all then!

Once again, Happy Holidays to you all!


November at The Movie Maestro

Now that Halloween is long behind us, it’s time for me to refresh myself with some of my favorite films and film franchises! Until the end of November, I’ll be reviewing a wide array of entries from the Star Trek series to Indiana Jones to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all just in time to read while you stuff your face with Thanksgiving turkey! Also on the plate will be a complete review of the Star Wars saga to prepare for the December 15 release of The Last Jedi.

Stay true, believers!

Time to Get Halloween-y!

Now that we are leaving Blade Runner behind, it’s time to feel the fall!

For the rest of October, The Movie Maestro will be focusing on horror films in honor of All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, the Festival of Samhain, whatever you want to call it! Kicking off this scary month will be the 2017 Halloween Horror Maestro’s Marathon, where I reveal this year’s horror theme. Check back in for the rest of the month for horror film reviews and other spooky goodies. My social media accounts will get ghostly as well!

Have fun and be safe this Halloween!

Maestro Update, September 10, 2017

You may have noticed that there wasn’t a Maestro’s Picks this past Friday, my apologies. This week hasn’t allowed me much reading, as I had my wisdom teeth pulled and have been in recovery for half the week, and working on Godzilla: Resurrection for the other half.

It will definitely be made up for however this week. I plan on seeing It tomorrow night, so expect a review for that Tuesday as well as a few more, and a trailer for Godzilla: Resurrection. Stay tuned!

Changes to Posting Schedule

Hey there true believers!

You may have noticed posting has slowed down here, and that is not a fluke. To better facilitate my work on Godzilla: Resurrection and my own short fiction writing, I have set a scaled-back schedule for myself on the blog, starting this Friday with the return of Maestro’s Picks. This time around, I’ll be presenting one item or topic that took the week for me, to you.

I will try to keep up with my reviews, with one or two a week at the very least. My special columns will continue, with at least one a month. The Double Feature Drive-In will continue once a month as well.

Social media posts will continue whenever I get to them, including two monthly highlights on Tumblr: Bite-Sized Fan Theories, and Criterion Creations, where I present one of my own hypothetical Criterion Collection covers.

As always, stay tuned to my fan edits page for updates on Godzilla: Resurrection. See ya!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Happy Independence Day from the Movie Maestro! Looking to add a cinematic flair to your 4th? Well, look no further, because I have endeavored to bring you Americanized picks of celluloid all weekend!

Check out my picks for the ultimate 4th of July movie marathon, as well as reviews from patriotic flicks all weekend!

Once again, Happy 4th, and stay safe!