Tag: Star Wars

Fox Searchlight to Hulu? $100 Million Budgets? No R-Rated Movies? – Assessing Disney’s Current Streaming Plans

Before yesterday’s earnings calls with Disney CEO Bob Iger, here’s what we knew or at least believed to be true about the Mouse House’s forthcoming streaming service and overall streaming plans: The Disney-branded streaming service […]

Why Do We Care So Much About Box Office?

I’m a guy. I’m in my 30s. I have a college degree. And I’m currently a member of a fantasy sports league. Such a cliche, right? According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the average […]

It’s Rumor Time: Lucas Returning to Star Wars? Disney Preparing to Bury Fox’s New X-Men Movies?

I normally resist reporting on rumors, but these two are too juicy to pass up. One of them is still up in the air. The other appears to have been squashed: Star Wars to Get […]

Preparing for the End of the Skywalker Saga – Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX Marketing Strategy

Disney released a…press release. Hold on. That’s just terrible. Let me start over. According to a new Disney press release, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will both appear in Star Wars IX. Hardly surprising for […]

There Is a Case for Firing Kathleen Kennedy & It Has Nothing to Do With the Fans

Over the past month, the internet has been ripe with speculation that Kathleen Kennedy’s days as Lucasfilm boss are numbered. The latest comes from Grace Randolph’s YouTube Channel, which cites an anonymous Disney insider in […]

Disney Suddenly Realizes Releasing Solo 5 Months After Last Jedi Was a Bad Idea. They Couldn’t Have Figured That Out Sooner?

“We have a lot of work to do in trying to understand this. We are all over it and will spend a lot of time digging into why things happened the way they did in […]

Box Office: How Low Is Too Low for Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Let me be the first to say the following about Solo: A Star Wars Story’s box office: I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Ah, classic movie quote. [Leaves to check the rest of the […]

Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story is the Least Essential Star Wars Movie I’ve Ever Seen

This is a spoiler-lite review, meaning I discuss the basic shape of the plot but none of the twists or big surprises.  Here are we in a pop culture landscape increasingly dominated by old ideas, […]

The Han Solo Origin Story We Almost Got (And Then Kind of Did on Kids TV)

October 30, 2012, a date that will live in nerd infamy. That is the day Star Wars lost its original author. Everything Star Wars-related before that had to go through one man: George Lucas. After, […]

Why Are Fans Okay with Avengers: Infinity War But Not Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Last Jedi and Infinity War spoilers ahead. Last year, when Star Wars: The Last Jedi instantly turned into one of the most divisive blockbusters of all time a popular theory emerged that much of the […]