Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace came out when I was 5 years old. I had seen the original trilogy several times before, but this was my very first theatrical Star Wars experience. I was on summer vacation in Stowe, Vermont, and my grandpa brought me to the little 3plex theater in town.… Continue reading Star Wars is for Kids
My dad took me to a little theater in Westbrook, Connecticut in 1977 to see Star Wars. My parents were not movie people, and I always had to beg them to take me. The near hour-long drive to any movie theater provided a serious obstacle. But take me he did. Even at ten I was… Continue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” review: The Fall of a Franchise
Yeah, yeah, we’re talking about Thanos AGAIN.
When Star Wars captured the box office in 1977, it seemed obvious that George Lucas intended Luke Skywalker to follow the hero’s journey. Plus, Luke had a lightsaber, and damn, that was cool! But wise-cracking, swashbuckling, screw-you-I’m-gonna-shoot-first-if-I-have-to Han Solo became the bad-boy we all wanted to be. He came for the cold hard cash: “Look,… Continue reading “Solo” Tells Us how Han Gets His Last Name and a Bunch of Other $h!t No One Cares About
The Chosen One is a stupid device and hopefully Hollywood is done with it.
Rian Johnson delivers something new. Sam and Chris discuss.
Would this twist be more at home in Game of Thrones than Star Wars?