Author Archives: brettryanclu

About brettryanclu

I reside in California, and I am a graduate from California Lutheran University, where I received my Masters in Public Policy and Administration. I like to write, talk politics, and exchange comments and opinions.

Film in 2017: the Star Wars saga continues

When Lucasfilm was bought by Disney, and a new Star Wars trilogy was announced, a lot of people met the news with skepticism, accusing Disney of cashing in on a pop culture phenomena at the expense of the classic trilogy, … Continue reading

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Film in 2017: Universal’s Dark Universe

SPOILER WARNING: this article contains spoilers for The Mummy (2017) and Dracula Untold AS mentioned in my last article, shared movie universes are all the rage at the moment, with pitfalls and rewards a plenty. We all should know the … Continue reading

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Film in 2017: The Comic Book Superhero Trend Continues

A half year retrospective on the comic book superheroes in 2017 Continue reading

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ROGUE ONE: what it accomplished

 Rogue One is storming through the box offices worldwide right now, and is still trouncing all opposition, not unlike the Death Star tackling a planet it doesn’t like. So, I wanted to write a piece on what I thought the … Continue reading

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Director’s Cuts and Special Editions: Artistry or Profit?

So, home video has provided us with more options for film than ever before. However, a lot of people are not fond of subsequent new versions of films coming out, whereas others are intrigued and liked the idea of an … Continue reading

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Analyzing Films and their impacts: DEADPOOL

So, I’m switching gears here, and going to look at the impact a film has had, both on the film industry, and on pop culture. Warning here: spoilers abound. Deadpool (2016) – directed by Tim Miller For a few years, … Continue reading

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Analyzing Films and their directors: Michael Bay’s THE ROCK

In this series, I analyze a film and the filmmaker behind it, from how the film is reflection of their style, to how it relates to the rest of their filmography, and finally just talking about why the film is … Continue reading

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