Human Echoes Rundown – Sing Street

If they made porn for being in a band, it would look a lot like Sing Street. It checks all the boxes: the protagonist is a cool, but misunderstood teen, pining for the girl of his dreams, persecuted by his peers, perpetually harassed by The Man, who strikes out to form a band, winning the…

Human Echoes Rundown: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story represents a unique challenge to the movie reviewer. This is a film that exists in a continuum of films, and not just films, but a veritable morass of Star Wars related stories and spin-offs and merchandise that, since the Disney takeover of the brand, are all considered canon. It’s…

Human Echoes Rundown: Moana

Formula is a dirty word when it comes to storytelling. If you say a story is “formulaic” it’s always an insult, never a compliment. But in the case of the latest “Disney Princess” movie, Moana, formula is exactly what makes the story remarkable. You know the broad strokes of the formula. There’s the “I want” song,…

Human Echoes Rundown: Blair Witch (2016)

You can probably figure out if you’re going to like Blair Witch based on nothing more than the shift in its score on Rotten Tomatoes. Up until about a week before release the surprise sequel to the 1999 surprise blockbuster was sitting at a perfect 100% positive rating. This was when the only people reviewing…

Human Echoes Rundown – 3 Headed Shark Attack

[Albert didn’t want to do writing over the Memorial Day weekend, so he got his friend Rex Hawthorne to do the Rundown.] 3 Headed Shark Attack is a movie about how this guy really loves this girl and builds a shark out of garbage to eat all of their friends so they can be alone together.…

Human Echoes Rundown: Pod

[Albert is on vacation this week, so once again he has asked his surfer friend Rex Hawthorne to complete the rundown. Despite what Rex said about people who spoil things in the last rundown he wrote, he totally SPOILS THE ENTIRE MOVIE here, so be warned.] Pod is a movie about a brother and sister…

Human Echoes Rundown: Tremors

Tremors is a movie that shouldn’t have worked. It was originally going to be called Land Shark for goodness sake! It is the blueprint for any number of schlocky B-movies commonly found on the Syfy channel and DVD bargain bins (often enjoyable, but not actually good). A couple of hapless ne’er do wells trade good-natured ribbing…