This weekend is the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs, Mel Brooks (somewhat) beloved Star Wars spoof. Brooks might've set out to imitate and satirise George Lucas' iconic work, but that doesn't mean everyone else did their research.
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Video: 'Tis the season for graduation in the US. That means commencement addresses. There are the ones by politicians which stir up controversy, the ones by comedians that go viral by being funny, and then there are the vast majority -- boring speeches that the mostly drunk grads will never remember. Bill Pullman found another route.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Independence Day: Resurgence feels like someone took the original film and fast forwarded to only the action scenes. Maybe that sounds good to you, and certainly the sequel's epic scope exceeds its predecessor. But without characters that mean anything to us, there's no drama or tension to the second round of this intergalactic war.