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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) *SPOILER-FREE REVIEW*

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is the biggest film of 2017, and one of the most anticipated films since…well, the last Star Wars film.  Normally, for blockbuster films I try to post spoiler-free reviews, but I’m going to be even more careful with this, because this is a film that everyone is going to go see regardless of what my initial reaction was, and I don’t want to color their impressions going into the theater.  My simple review, and I honestly wouldn’t read more until you see the film, is exactly what Luke says in the trailer: “This isn’t going to go the way you think.”

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In Theaters This Week (12/15/2017): Star Wars The Last Jedi, Ferdinand

Ferdinand

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  In case you’ve been dwelling under a rock, this weekend brings the biggest film of 2017: Star Wars Episode VIII and a sacrificial lamb….bull.

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Annihilation Trailer #2 (2018) *Enter Area X*

Paramount Pictures and Skydance have released the second official trailer for Annihilation, director Alex Garland’s follow-up to his 2015 hit Ex Machina. The futuristic gothic horror adaptation, based on the first part of novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. Annihilation will arrive in theaters on February 23, 2018. Continue reading Annihilation Trailer #2 (2018) *Enter Area X*

My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (2017) “Twin Suns” SPOILER WARNING

It began on a backwater planet with twin suns, and it was there that the decades-long duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul finally ended in Star Wars: Rebels Season 3.  (I slapped a spoiler warning on this and I meant it, so don’t come crying to me if you’re not up-to-date.)   Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (2017) “Twin Suns” SPOILER WARNING

Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”

Black Panther is one of the most complicated characters in the Marvel Universe.  He’s a monarch to the most isolated and technologically advanced nation on earth.  He’s a religious leader.  He’s a super hero to the outside world, and he’s the bearer of a mantle that stretches back to the founding of his nation.  Avengers: Infinity War showed us how pivotal Wakanda is going to be to the fight against Thanos on Earth, and I’m so pleased that they’ve gone all out again, creating another unique corner of the Marvel Universe for us to discover even when we’re going to be 18 films into the epic.  Black Panther’s two international trailers have a lot of additional footage, and the film itself will release February 16, 2018. Continue reading Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”