The Women of Star Wars: Princess Leia

Leia

Contrary to what Disney might have you believe, they didn’t create the concept of female Star Wars characters, or even female leads in the franchise. Of course, Princess Leia is one of the franchise’s most iconic characters and a beloved cinematic heroine in general. But there were others after her and before the soulless corporate […]

REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Rise of Skywalker

Well, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out today, and that means that, one way or another, there will be controversy. Personally, like so many people, I grew up loving Star Wars. Along with James Bond, Indiana Jones, and various other film series, I was introduced to Star Wars by my dad. I had […]

Final Rise of Skywalker Trailer Arrives

Final Rise of Skywalker Trailer

The final Rise of Skywalker trailer is here. It opens on Rey running through the forest as Finn talks about how the Force brought them together. Meanwhile, Poe tries to rally the Resistance, saying that the heroes can lead them, as we get a continuation of the conversations Rey and Kylo had in The Last […]

REVIEW: Ivan Ortega’s The Last Jedi Re-Edit

The Last Jedi Re-Edit

I’ve never been one to seek out fan productions. I come from the George RR Martin school of thought which says that creating derivatives of well-loved proprieties isn’t instructive for aspiring artists and that they should spend their time creating their own IP. However, I can’t deny that there have been exceptions, particularly with the […]

The Five Main Reasons Why I Hate The Last Jedi

For the first few days after I saw The Last Jedi, I had no intention of writing about it in depth. Why bother? The damn thing isn’t worth discussing in any kind of detail; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with this much contempt for its audience and its own franchise (outside the […]

Five Things Independence Day: Resurgence Does Better Than The Force Awakens

When I saw Independence Day: Resurgence last week, I was struck by how just how competent it is. That sounds like faint praise, but this a sequel that kind of has no right existing from a creative standpoint, so it could easily have coasted on nostalgia for the original (like, say, Jurassic World), but instead […]