The first words in the scrolling text that opens Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker are “The dead speak!” It continues on with a few things to remind us where the story left off. But those first three words are all we really need, because as the film progresses, the dead will indeed… [Read More]
I know who Snoke is. Ok, I admit that I originally had that as the title, but could foresee the flood of “clickbait” accusations with the overall discontent surrounding Snoke’s identity, so I moved it. But in all seriousness, I do know who he is. In a way. I know there are hundreds of articles… [Read More]
Ever since the Star Wars series began with what was later named A New Hope, the Force has been the main spiritual aspect of the series. It has a very mystical element.
Disney got the information underway early this weekend with the announcement of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny! Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…with Star Wars Forces of Destiny Micro-series of original, animated shorts will focus on untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren,… [Read More]
An Editorial by Christine Ivy Rogue One was great. My critique – as I sat there, moved by the story and impressed with many great strides this movie made socially – was with how violent it was. It wasn’t gory, it wasn’t graphic, but a lot of people died (no Bothans). It was about David… [Read More]
2016 retrospectives understandably multiply at the moment, as does the sentiment that 2016 sucked, on the whole in general, esp in terms of what memes get play on Facebook, that’s probably accurate many are pointing, still, with dystopian, apocalyptic fervor, at the ascension of the one they call Trump fair enough and agreed (but read… [Read More]
Mark Sommer tackles The Return of the Jedi, Hollywood’s portrayal of women, and the hope of the Jedi in his latest editorial.