Star Wars

All Rise

The Clone Wars finished and Rise of Skywalker arrived on Disney Plus this week with the exact combination of joy for the former and ‘oh… hi…’ for the latter you’d expect. Rise is far more the traditional Star Wars movie than Rian Johnson’s defiantly, flamboyantly good space noir predecessor. In some ways — nearly all of them in the last twenty minutes — that’s […]

All Rise

REVIEW: Solo and One

There’s a lot to enjoy in Solo, not the least of which being Donald Glover’s supernaturally suave Lando and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s magnificently snarly L3-37. Also the things everyone was worried about really aren’t bad. It’s pretty clear a Ron Howard movie, understands Han’s no manner of luck whatsoever and bounces along merrily through ever escalating stakes

REVIEW: Solo and One

Saber Rattling: Rey

A lot’s been written about Finn and Rey’s unusual competence with a weapon they’ve barely used before. Yesterday we talked about why that competency makes sense for Finn. Today it’s Rey’s turn. VAST SPOILERS AWAIT YOU BENEATH THIS IMAGE OF JAKKU’S PREMIER SCRAPPER     Rey’s shown early on to be a gifted brawler. She’s

Saber Rattling: Rey

Saber Rattling: Finn

Last time we talked about Kylo Ren and what his actions in the two duels we see tell us about him. This time, it’s the turn of Finn. On the other side of both the fight and the Force, Finn appears to be an anomaly. He’s pretty good with a weapon he’s never used before

Saber Rattling: Finn

Sunday Moment of Zen: Hell’s Club

The concept of shared fictional space fascinates me and, it seems, I’m not alone. The amazing Antonio Maria Da Silva has carefully combined various movies’ nightclub scenes to create Hell’s Club. In doing so he’s built some fascinating, even poignant character moments. I love the look of quiet horror on Cocktail Tom Cruise’s face when he

Sunday Moment of Zen: Hell’s Club

Stage Three: The New Star Wars Movies And The Evolution Of The Blockbuster

Earlier this month, at CinemaCon, Alan Horn of House Disney announced the plan for the Star Wars sequels. Starting in 2015, there will be one released every year, for a minimum of five years. And lo, much weeping, rejoicing and arguing over how this will impact on continuity did echo throughout the land. This announcement

Stage Three: The New Star Wars Movies And The Evolution Of The Blockbuster

What I Did in January 2013

Well the first thing I did was realize I need to keep better track of the stuff I’m doing. And then I cleaned up some admin left over from last year, and I signed with an employment agency and cooked lots of things, but that last one we’ve already covered. So, let’s take a look

What I Did in January 2013

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