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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi TRAILER #1 IS HERE!!!!!

Straight out of The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration is the long-awaited trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.  We’ll break it down with stills once they get posted but for now, just watch on a loop and take in the new teaser poster.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release in theaters on December 15, 2017.
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!!! Episode VIII’s Title Finally Revealed!!!

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Star Wars Episode VIII’s official title has finally been revealed and the eighth episode is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  I love it.  It’s so fitting given where Episode VII left off with us finally getting to Luke (to whom I’m supposing the title refers as he is called the last Jedi in The Force Awakens’ crawl), and we know from director Rian Johnson that we’re going to pick up exactly where we left Luke and Rey.  No more details released than the details below from Coming Soon and a stark teaser poster, but the timing of the release seems to indicate that the rumors that we’ll get our first look at The Last Jedi during Super Bowl LI in two weeks are true.  MAN I LOVE THIS TITLE!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release in theaters on December 15, 2017.
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My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens (2015) “Jedi Steps”

It seems surreal that a year ago, we were all poised on a knife’s edge to see if Episode VII would be the Star Wars film we hoped it would be.  A year later, we find ourselves a little (ok a lot) more confident going into the first Star Wars spin-off film, but there’s still that tinge of nervousness that fans won’t be able to exorcise until we all see Rogue One for ourselves.  Even if it’s everything that we hope it will be, it won’t make nearly as much as The Force Awakens or be the global phenomenon that was.  The Force Awakens united a fractured Star Wars fanbase and opened a doorway for seeming infinite visits to a galaxy far, far away (which is fortunate as Disney definitely is going to give us one a year).  I lost count of how many times I’ve watched it this year before it even came to Blu Ray so picking a favorite scene is every bit as tough with this installment as it is in the other Saga films.  In the end, I chose the end. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens (2015) “Jedi Steps”

Top 5: Scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (IMDB Top 250 #12)

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Every month we take a look at a movie on the Internet Movie Database’s List of the TOP 250 FILMS OF ALL-TIME.  These are movies that transcend a simple “My Favorite Scene” column.  These are movies that are hard to just pry five gems from, but we do and examine the film overall.  We’re on our twelfth installment in this series.  Click on the links for The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction , Schindler’s List, 12 Angry Men, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Return of the King, Fight Club, and The Fellowship of the Ring to check out previous installments.

Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Frank Oz, Mark Hamill, The Empire Strikes Back, Star WarsAt  #12, we come to the first of the (soon-to-be) eight films in the Star Wars franchise on the IMDB Top 250: the undisputed fan and critical favorite – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  Appropriate timing, since we are now less than a month away from the return of Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Empire Strikes Back is undoubtedly the ultimate Vader film. Continue reading Top 5: Scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (IMDB Top 250 #12)

Star Wars: Anakin Skywalker “Rise”

I am a huge fan of TheBatBoy12345 on YouTube and his Star Wars retrospectives.  As the Saga grows next month from seven to eight films, even more material to show the threads woven through all of the Star Wars films is available to talented YouTubers like BB (who if you aren’t following, you should be).  He offers an epic, three-chapter look at Anakin Skywalker including footage from Rogue One (a film that I think is really going to enlighten fans on exactly how Vader became known to the Rebellion and why he instantly became their most feared adversary).  Check it out and head over to YouTube to look at some of the other retrospectives.  It’s a good time to escape reality, and Star Wars has always been my go-to place for such times.
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