Author Archives: Garret Jordan

Ode to Orlando

Ode to Orlando

For the past few days, I’ve been riddled with overwhelming emotions. Hurt, anguish, resentment, anger. The list goes on and on. I had these same emotions during the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing, the attack on Paris and the attack on Brussels. But the attacks in Orlando really hit me deeply because it was

Garret’s Movie Palace: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

On the heels of the most successful and critically acclaimed X-Men movie in franchise history, Bryan Singer’s ”X-Men: Apocalypse” is a decent follow-up to “Days of Future Past”—albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers. Where “Days of Future Past” featured a time-bending franchise mash-up (packed with nostalgia, cameos and fan-favorite Wolverine at

Garret’s Movie Palace: Captain America: Civil War

Like “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Captain America: Civil War” starts with mankind grousing about all the collateral damage caused, time and again, by the efforts of superheroes to save the planet. Earth survives, true, but sometimes a downtown winds up obliterated, and then the caped, powerful, all-but-indestructible hero ends up hearing nothing but

Garret’s Movie Palace: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Die-hard Batman and Superman fans have been respectfully awaiting the much-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice since the 2013 release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel… myself included. As he did with Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder yanks this superhero saga from its comic-book roots and infuses it with thick dollops of existential,