This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens What is the Star Wars story about? That’s a simple question that lacks a simple answer. If you ask George Lucas – the creator of the series and the man who guided it over four decades, six films, and more than 100 episodes of television – he would … Continue reading Families, Generations, and the Shifting Narrative Focus of STAR WARS
A brief preamble regarding spoilers: I intend to review this movie in the same fashion I would review any movie; discussing the setup including basic premise and character motivations while doing my best to avoid spoiling any major turns, reveals, or resolutions. That said, knowing how shrouded in secrecy this whole thing is, those basic … Continue reading Movie Review – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
The Walt Disney Studios live action panel at the 2015 D23 Expo was something of a mess. For months Disney has been positioning this panel as a big deal, announcing that Marvel Studios would be abandoning their long-held position of supremacy in Comic-Con’s Hall H and that the Star Wars panel at SDCC would be … Continue reading D23: Excitement, Confusion, and Disappointment from Disney Live Action (With Thoughts on STAR WARS Land)
After loudly complaining about the absurdity of having a fake holiday predicated on a bad pun, it looks like I too am posting Star Wars content on “Star Wars Day.” It’s unavoidable, it seems. Silly holiday or not, I had a lot of fun recording this podcast. A few weeks ago I attended Star Wars Celebration … Continue reading Podcast: Discussing STAR WARS Celebration (and More) with Castle to Castle
There has been a great disturbance in the Force. By now, I’m sure all of you have felt it. Today Disney made a deal with George Lucas to acquire LucasFilm and all of its subsidiaries (ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, etc.) to the tune of roughly $4 billion. This is huge, and shocking, and it seemingly … Continue reading A few hours ago in a Hollywood office far, far away….