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
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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” review: The Fall of a Franchise
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
What Makes a Good Blockbuster Villain
Yeah, yeah, we’re talking about Thanos AGAIN.
“Solo” Tells Us how Han Gets His Last Name and a Bunch of Other $h!t No One Cares About
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
Are We Finally Done With The Chosen One?
The Chosen One is a stupid device and hopefully Hollywood is done with it.
The Last Jedi Lets the Past Die
Rian Johnson delivers something new. Sam and Chris discuss.
One SF/Fantasy Trope the Star Wars Prequels Upended (Fantastically)
Would this twist be more at home in Game of Thrones than Star Wars?
Why Don’t We Talk About How Messed Up Timeline Jumping Is?
Just a little something that bothers me deeply.
Why Don’t the Droids in Star Wars Have Rights?
How much personality and autonomy do you need to have a right to your memories?
The Tragic History of Chewbacca
A tale of historical and personal woe.