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.

The films reviewed so far:

Home Alone
Iron Man 3
Ghostbusters II

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.

Reviewed so far:

Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
The Phantom Menace

Harmy’s Despecialized Edition Fan Edit Review


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!


Maestro’s Picks – April 14, 2017

How goes it, readers?

In anticipation of a big year for comic book films, Marvel Studios surprised us with an unannounced Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer Monday morning. I’ve already watched it a hundred times, and I’m not tired of it. Oh, and I had the exact same reaction Thor did when I saw the Hulk:

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

Keeping it rolling with the Marvel news, it looks like we finally have our Cable….drumroll………………………….Josh Brolin! THR first reported the casting, and it looks like Ryan Reynolds has confirmed it, with his usual Deadpool-style photoshop job. Some fans wonder how Brolin will play a role in both the Fox X-Verse and the MCU, where he plays Thanos. My two-cents are this: what the hell do you mean? He just plays two characters in two different cinematic universes. It has happened before, why is it so hard to wrap one’s head around? As for what I think of Brolin playing the telepathic warrior, I think it’s an excellent choice. He’s imposing, stern, and yet, has impeccable comedic timing. He will definitely hold his own against Reynolds.

And hitting the web today after it’s debut at the annual Star Wars Celebration, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! GLORIOUS, I TELL YOU! GLORIOUS!!!

Also making its big debut was the teaser poster, and what an ominous, mythical-looking poster it is:

Twas a short one this week, catch you in seven!

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