Tag: Carrie Fisher

The Saga’s Endgame (Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker, 2019)

All things must end they say. It seems like May 4th is the appropriate day for me to put out my review of the final film in the “Skywalker Saga”. While I saw the film twice in theaters, December and January passed before I… Continue Reading “The Saga’s Endgame (Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker, 2019)”

What a Scrooge Part 12 (It’s Christmas, Carol, 2012)

If you thought that this was a movie where a miser named Carol (played by Carrie Fisher) is visited by three ghosts… You are a little off. Carol is a powerful young publishing executive who treats her employees poorly and has favored her career… Continue Reading “What a Scrooge Part 12 (It’s Christmas, Carol, 2012)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

I will be be honest.  Walking out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had no idea just how controversial this film would be.  I wrote my first review and then rewrote it due to a spoiler claim. I watched as the film seemed… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)

After the prequels, Star Wars appeared to be…well, complete.  Lucas was no longer talking about a third trilogy.  All had gone quiet on that front.  Instead, Star Wars thrived in animated fare like the Cone Wars cartoon and in comic books through Dark Horse.… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Six (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

It took three agonizing years for the audience to get the answers to our questions.  Excitement built with the initial announcement of Revenge of the Jedi.  A bold and powerful title, it had fans eager. Before long, the title shifted to  Return of the… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Six (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Five (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)

Star Wars became a world wide phenomenon.  This meant that Lucas would get to build on his adventure.  Already there were comics from Marvel, novels inspired by the first film and toys galore.  How could they deny giving the audience more?! And so, Lucas… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Five (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)”

Nothing But Star Wars: Episode Four (Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977)

In the 70’s a young filmmaker convince a movie company called 20th Century Fox to let him make a film by pretty much forgoing massive creative fees and keeping the licensing, which he turned into a massive empire.  George Lucas had an idea for… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars: Episode Four (Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977)”

The Tension Between Things (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

The Last Jedi picks up shortly after the Force Awakens. It begins with a bold battle that has powerful repercussions on the characters. Rey is trying to get Luke to come back with her to help the rebellion.  But Rey finds herself unsure of… Continue Reading “The Tension Between Things (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)”

Rebirth (Star Wars: The Force Awakens,2015)

And so, here it it is.  The fans started skeptical when new films were announced, yet as we grew closer, folks started to get more and more excited.  And as long as they were better than the prequels, these new films would be loved. … Continue Reading “Rebirth (Star Wars: The Force Awakens,2015)”