Yes, fellow Jedi and Sith. The trailer we’ve been waiting two years for has finally arrived, and of course—like most Star Wars things—it is glorious. But for those of you who haven’t been stalking the internet, the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII : The Last Jedi debuted at the annual Star Wars Celebration convention. What did the trailer and the panel show? Does Rian Johnson have what it takes to direct a Star Wars movie? What will Luke’s first words be? Watch the trailer below to find out….
Continue reading “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” Teaser Trailer Drops
I’ve been so wrapped up in The Force Awakens and Episode VIII’s filming that I haven’t been paying attention to Rogue One. I had a vague recollection that it was about stealing the Death Star plans (as referenced in A New Hope), but the internet’s made such hoopla about casting Han Solo that I didn’t realize the film was trailer-ready. But behold! The trailer is here, setting hopes and excitement high. Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso, a wayward (dare I say rogueish) young woman recruited to the alliance.
Continue reading “I Rebel.” The Rogue One Trailer is Out!
This is the review you have been looking for. Yes, that’s right, you are about to read about what could be considered the most important movie going experience in 2015, if not this decade. What am I talking about? Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams . And to say I am excited to write this review is the understatement of the year.
Continue reading Star Wars Week – The Force Awakens Movie Review (SPOILER FREE)
I have to start this review by admitting something: I’m not a very good Star Wars fan. While I can’t tell you the exact number of times I’ve seen the original trilogy, I’m fairly certain that it’s less than the number of fingers I can count with. That said, there was no way I was going to miss watching the new Star Wars movie in theaters, and I knew I wanted to do some sort of re-watch before going. But first I had to figure out in what order that re-watch would take place!
Continue reading Star Wars Week: Return of the Jedi – Ewoks, Jabba, and a Farewell to Yoda
Ah yes, here we are, in a galaxy far, far away. We certainly aren’t too far away from The Force Awakens though, and as we get closer to the big day, let’s take a look at what many people dub the greatest of all Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back. And trust me, it’s a good one.
Continue reading Star Wars Week: The Empire Strikes Back–Simply The Best
A long, long time ago (1975-76) in a galaxy far far away (London and Tunisia) a film was made. Back then it was known as Star Wars. It cost in the vicinity of $11 million dollars and changed the world for those of us who loved, or were about to learn to love, science fiction and fantasy. It also seriously changed the movie merchandising industry forever.
Continue reading Star Wars Week: A New Hope–The One That Started It All
Ah, yes, Revenge of the Sith. The movie that is so often said, by many, to be the “darker” film of the franchise. It is the one that is “better” than all the prequels, and can stand leaps above all of the prior mistakes Lucas made with his first two returns into the franchise. Is this all true? Well… all I can do for you, my dear readers, is shrug at that statement. Because, as others have said, there are always two sides–and since this is Star Wars we’re talking about, we definitely got a little bit of the Light and Dark variety to discuss with this one.
Continue reading Star Wars Week: Revenge of the Sith – Thank God That’s Over With….
So we’ve discussed the first of the prequels, and now it is time to dive into what I consider the worst of the bunch–though that is hard to say, when all three entries in the first Star Wars films (chronologically) don’t really offer too many positives in the opinion of this writer. But we made a promise to tell you our feelings on these movies, and that means we have to take a bit of a dig on our personal watching tastes to be the completists we claim to be. So, with that, here’s a bit of a review on Attack of the Clones.
Continue reading Star Wars Week: Attack of the Clones – The Magic of Not Directing