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… Continue reading REVIEW: Ivan Ortega’s The Last Jedi Re-Edit
Do you dislike The Last Jedi? Then dasvidaniya, comrade. Hyperbole out of the way (on my end, anyway), I’m referring to a recently released study by Morten Bay, a researcher from University of Southern California, entitled “Weaponizing the haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation” [sic]. Dr.… Continue reading Russia Hacked Star Wars!
Disney is closing out the third quarter of 2018 with a plot twist, as The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that, contrary to expectations, the Mouse House has renewed the contract of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for another three years, keeping her in charge of Star Wars at least through 2021. The past few months,… Continue reading Kathleen Kennedy Stays at Lucasfilm
As politics grow more and more prevalent in Hollywood’s output, segments of the audience are feeling increasingly alienated from mainstream entertainment (as dwindling movie ticket sales and the sub-basement-level ratings for the Oscars can attest – as well as the huge numbers for a show that strives to be more even-handed). While other factors are… Continue reading Champions of the People
Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically… Continue reading “Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”
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… Continue reading The Five Main Reasons Why I Hate The Last Jedi