Hey, gang. Just a quick note asking you to help me help you. I use a lot of video in my posts. Anyone who is familiar with YouTube knows that video links over time tend to vanish. I have written over 3,700 posts for KT since we started back in January 2013, so I have absolutely no clue if some YouTube clip I embedded within the last five years or not is broken unless I happen to run across it (as I did today in an old post on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) or someone tells me. If you comment on a post, I get notified, and I do read them all. You’d be doing me a favor by telling me if you run across a broken link, expired YouTube clip, or something that just looks weird. I can usually fix the issue in 30 seconds, and I’d rather have everything look up to par. You won’t be hurting my feelings if you tell me something’s gone sideways.
Six months removed from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have some perspective but little direction. For a film that did so well at the box office, it sure vanished off the cultural and geek landscape quickly. After The Force Awakens, people were still buzzing about the film a year after its release. Most fans I know put it behind them, or are looking to JJ Abrams to somehow make sense of Rian Johnson’s film in Episode IX. Not even Star Wars fans seem very pumped about Solo’s release this week. Whether you thought it was brilliant (which passes my understanding) or, like me, thought it was an incredible misstep that broke characters and plot lines irredeemably, the point of these columns is to highlight the best of a film. Maybe the thing about The Last Jedi that most frustrating is that there is enough coolness in it to not be able to hate it straight out. However, in every bit of greatness in the film there’s something embedded that makes nitpicking Star Wars fans (and we do love to nitpick like no others) wince. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) “Rey & Kylo vs. Snoke’s Praetorian Guard”