Tag: starwars

Destroy All Monsters: The Meme-ification of ROGUE ONE

I'm consistently fascinated by how pop cultural mega-properties take hold in the discourse of the group they are ostensibly created for, the fans. There's an interesting cycle created here. As the internet's "official" criticism gets more and more wrapped up...

STAR WARS HAN SOLO Film: Woody Harrelson in Early Talks to Star as Solo's Mentor

Chalk this one up to wild speculation? Sources close to the production of the next Star Wars anthology film, a story about the early years of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo, have said that Woody Harrelson is in early talks to...

Carrie Fisher: 1956 - 2016

Just when we thought we were in the clear 2016 has socked us again. The year has taken away our Princess. Actress and author Carrie Fisher, known forever and ever as Star Wars`Princess/General Leia, had a heart attack before Christmas...

Have Your Say: You Shouldn't Digitally Resurrect Dead Actors

By now I don't think it's a spoiler to say that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place a short while before the very first (1977) Star Wars film, and as such is about the Death Star. Indeed, the...

Screen Anarchists On ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

(Do anarchists like rogues and rebels, or is there a disturbance in The Force?) Earlier this week I managed to get into a 3D IMAX screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I was surprised to notice...

Destroy All Monsters: Michael Giacchino's ROGUE ONE Rebellion

Since the announcement four years ago that Disney would buy Lucasfilm and begin making new Star Wars movies, this moment has been inevitable: excepting Kevin Kiner's fine, fun work on the briefly-theatrically-released Clone Wars pilot, Rogue One: A Star Wars...

AnarchyVision: ROGUE ONE and Zsa Zsa's Curtain Call

A new Star Wars film hit screens this weekend and we're here to talk about Rogue One! Also, a shout-out to the career of Zsa Zsa Gabor on her passing....

Donald Glover to Play Lando Calrissian in Han Solo STAR WARS Film

Boy howdy. One of nerdom's greatest princes is ascending to the throne quicker every day. Lucasfilm just announced that Donald Glover has landed the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film.    Hello, what have...

Book Review: STAR WARS ART: RALPH McQUARRIE Is A Giant Heavy Treasure Trove

(The Holy Star Wars Trilogy may have finally gotten itself a Bible...) Currently I'm 47 years old, and it's safe to say that for 39 of those years, I've been collecting stuff about Star Wars. Episodes IV, V and VI...

Recreating Star Wars with Drones and a Whole Lot of Color

A big production topic of the past few years has been drones, drones and more drones. And when it comes to hyper realistic aerial chases, no one does it better than Corridor Digital. Known for their insane VFX tricks on...

Destroy All Monsters: THE PHANTOM MENACE Started The Conversation On Fan Entitlement

We are in the midst of a renewed conversation about fandom's relationship with the properties they cherish. This is thanks in no small part to (of all things!) a white male internet dweeb proclaiming to all who would listen that...

Alden Ehrenreich Is Han Solo In Lord/Miller's STAR WARS Story

Take a look at your new scruffy-looking nerf herder. Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to play the young Han Solo in Disney's standalone origin story, according to multiple sources across the Internet this morning.  Ehrenreich, the 26-year-old California native...

Review: ELSTREE 1976 Presents The Human Side Behind A Space Opera

Hundreds of actors work on a film production but only a phenomenon as huge and unique as Star Wars really make fans interested in basically every single one of them, including the extras and the masked performers. This real fascination...

ROGUE ONE Trailer Arrives And Fully Delivers On Expectations

Let the debate begin in earnest on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, for the first full trailer for the Gareth Edwards helmed spin off film has arrived. And, to these eyes, the idea of unshackling new directors...

Destroy All Monsters: Mindfulness In STAR WARS

The first conversation about the Force in the Star Wars saga (chronologically, anyway) is about mindfulness. In their first scene together in The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan has "a bad feeling about this" and Qui-Gon does not, and they talk about...

STAR WARS VIII: Production Begins With Benicio Del Toro And Laura Dern Joining The Cast

Now that the fervor has quietened down for the moment the cast of The Force Awakens are back in front of the camera with new director Rian Johnson at the helm of Episode VIII. A short teaser trailer was released...

Destroy All Monsters: Gay Or Straight, Finn/Poe Matters

Like most fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I found the relationship between John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron to be one of the film's most charming aspects. As soon as they'd uttered their enthusiastically mutual "nice...

Destroy All Monsters: Whedon vs. Abrams

Last week, Joss Whedon quietly confirmed that he has finished his deal with Marvel Studios and won't be participating in any more of their movies. This wasn't a surprise. Frankly, even given the degree to which hiring Whedon to make...

An American Film Geek's Top 10 For 2015

In a year that's seen fit to serve up some of the most anticipated, accomplished and unique cinema in recent years, it's a little odd that the most widely talked-about movies in 2015 hail from the past.  Back to...

Destroy All Monsters: The Power Of THE FORCE AWAKENS

Sure, within moments of the wider pop cultural world becoming aware of the fact that Rey (Daisy Ridley) wasn't just the main character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but was indeed that kind of main character - the Luke,...