Tag: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Last Jedi Spoiler Review: Letting the Past Die to Embrace the Future

When J.J. Abram’s The Force Awakens hit screens in 2015, there was a lot of work to be done to repair the Star Wars franchise. The Prequel trilogy, with its woodenly performed, stilted dialogue and […]

Revisiting The Force Awakens & Rogue One

To be a Star Wars fan is to resign yourself to a life of arguing about Star Wars. Did Han shoot first? Are the Ewoks adorable or merchandising run amok? Did the Special Editions ruin […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Predictions

It’s December 12th. I haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet. The fanboy excitement is starting to overwhelm me, though, which is why I’ve been sitting here watching YouTube videos about Star Wars for […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Reaction

What kind of fan experience do you want to have with Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Wanna devour every new screenshot, trailer, and parcel of footage in the build-up to December 15? Well, tonight is […]

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 […]

Revisiting My Favorite Films of 2015

As I ponder my favorite films of 2016, I realize I never made a list for 2015. Oh, that’s exactly what everyone else is already doing, I remember thinking at the time. I should challenge […]

Star Wars: Is Wanting to Know the Identity of Rey’s Parents Somehow a Form of a Sexism?

At a recent family breakfast get together, the topic of Star Wars: The Force Awakens naturally came up since it just came out on Blu-Ray and DVD. An aunt seized this opportunity to excitedly ask […]

I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

In the words of Marty McFly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looks heavy. Ala the Force Awakens trailer, it is chock full of nostalgic imagery, offering up glimpses of the Death Star, Mon Mothma, […]

Death to All Sequels?

Have you seen Zoolander 2? Do you know anyone who has? Obviously, I can’t answer those questions for you. However, according to the box office totals it’s more  likely that you’re one of the many […]

The Pre-Release Tracking Is Usually Wrong: A Recent History of Misleading Box Office Projections

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is projected to post a strong, but possibly not strong enough opening weekend (between $100m-$140m) when it debuts in three weeks, but that information is coming from the same […]