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Review: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, A Mixed Shot

Han lives an Oliver Twist-like existence on Corellia 8, stealing and scavenging for a local ganglord to eke out a meager existence. Together with love interest Qi'ra, he yearns for a way to get off planet and start a new...

STAR WARS: GAME OF THRONES Creators Hired For Another Trilogy

When Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrap up the final season they will begin working on a new trilogy of films set in the Star Wars universe. This brings the current tally of yet-to-be-seen Star Wars...

Rey Before Rey: Padmé Is the Protagonist of THE PHANTOM MENACE

Among many things, one area where The Phantom Menace falls behind the other Star Wars films is its lack of a clear hero's journey, driving the narrative as Luke's drives Star Wars and Rey's drives The Force Awakens. Fans like...

Friday One Sheet: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Kicking off a new column here, in which we will look at the most interesting, or conversation-worthy poster of the week, every Friday morning. Sometimes we will talk about design, other times about influences on other iconic films, or historical...

THE STAR WARS Concept Trailer Brings Ralph McQuarrie's Vision to Life

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was a 10 year old boy who loved everything Star Wars. Like many other fans, I pored over the original Art Of Star Wars books, which featured Ralph McQuarrie's...

STAR WARS: Han Solo Movie Wraps, Has a Title

When Ron Howard stepped in to take over the reigns on the Han Solo standalone Star Wars flick he not only had to recover the flick to a stage where it met the standards of the studios in charge but...

J.J. Abrams Swoops in to Save STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

UPDATE: The release date has now been pushed back to December 20, 2019. * J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode IX. He will also write the movie with Chris Terrio. All this per the official site. One week ago,...

Exclusive: AMERICAN JEDI Heads for Release via Freestyle Digital Media

Though the very idea of following a religion based on a popular series of films may sound amusing to outsiders, it's clear that at least some of the people interviewed in American Jedi are very serious about their beliefs. That...

70s Rewind: STAR WARS Memories, What Are Yours?

Frankly, this is a slow news day, even on the international front, so I'm bowing to the Force and sharing my 'first time watching Star Wars experience,' in the hopes that you'll have something better to share in the comments...

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Teaser Offers Space Opera at its Finest

Disney and Lucasfilm have dropped the teaser trailer for Rian Johnson's entry in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, which for us old school fans we'll fondly call Episode VIII. Of course, Star Wars is such a behemoth that...

Destroy All Monsters: General Leia Is STAR WARS' No-Win Scenario

Two weeks ago, Disney took the unprecedented step of announcing that, in spite of their recent resurrection of Peter Cushing for CGI Frankentarkin in Rogue One and in the wake of the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, that they would...

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Title Revealed, THE LAST JEDI!

The title for the next Star Wars saga film has just been revealed. The Last Jedi.  The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson and picks up where The Force Awakens left off, with Rey finding Luke Skywalker,...

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...