Tag: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

January’s Box Office Pileup: Is This All Because of The Force Awakens?

The question of whether or not there are too many movies in theaters this month certainly qualifies as a first-world problem of the highest degree. Nonetheless, it is a question worth pondering, especially after notable […]

My Favorite 15 Films of 2016: Somehow Arrival, Deadpool & Green Room Didn’t Make the Cut

2016 was just the worst. Here are 15 films that made it a little better. Why 15 instead of the standard 10? Because I just had to be different, that’s why. Deal with it. #15 – […]

Film Review: Rogue One is a War Film Hiding in a Feel-Good Franchise

Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bases its entire narrative upon a single line of text in A New Hope’s opening scroll: “During [a] battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to […]

So, Is $155 Million a Good Opening Weekend?: Putting Rogue One’s Box Office in Context

There was never any question of whether or not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would make a lot of money. Instead, it’s always been a question of exactly how much money it would make, […]

Rogue One Is a Transitional Moment in the History of Geek Culture

[Rogue One spoilers follow] For some time now, we have witnessed the mainstreaming of geek culture, entered into a world overrun by comic books and video games, with geeks everywhere embraced by a pop culture […]

On Star Wars, Rogue One and Politics

When Disney paid a gajillion bajillion dollars (I’ll have to check on those numbers later, but they sound right) to pry LucasFilms away from George Lucas they weren’t buying something which would court controversy or […]

The New Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Logan & Rogue One Trailers Left Me Feeling Exhausted

You’re familiar with the internet, right? I trust you generally know how this works by now, the whole new movie trailer thing. The studio unleashes the trailer for a big new franchise movie, and every […]

Hollywood Shuffle – News for August 31, 2016

In this Hollywood news round-up, there are updates on the fall movie season, Bad Moms, Sausage Party, Ghostbusters, Neighbors 2, Terminator 2, Captain Marvel, Miles Ahead, A Monster Calls, Rogue One, Richard Linklater’s latest and […]

Hey, Rogue One, I Don’t Care About Darth Vader Anymore

For film fans, the Olympics finally justified their existence last night by being host to the premiere of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars trailer, the first to officially acknowledge Darth Vader will be […]

The New Normal? – 10 Recent High Profile Troubled Film Productions

Early last month, film director Michael Cimino died, and the industry trades published the requisite obituaries and essays about his career, reserving special praise for his Oscar-winning work on Deer Hunter. But they all had […]