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Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren on Saturday Night Live

It was the first live Saturday Night Live of 2020 last night and it did not disappoint. Adam Driver returned as host and did a whole slew of hilarious skits, one which was a direct sequel to his first sketch back in 2016. In a spoof of ...

 
 
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Disney+ Obi-Wan series reportedly on hold

We may be waiting quite a while for the scheduled Obi-Wan Kenobi series to surface. According to some unnamed sources close to Collider and The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has put the yet to be named Ewan McGregor starring series on indefini...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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John Williams now has 52 Oscar Nominations

Love it or hate it, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker just helped its composer John Williams earn yet another Oscar Nomination. This brings his total nominations up to to a whopping 52 over his entire career composing for Star...

 
 
 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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The Mandalorian returns in Fall 2020

Acclaimed writer and director Jon Favreau has announced that The Mandalorian will return in Fall of 2020. We've known for some time that a second season has been in the works, but we didn't have a release window before today.

 
 
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Rise of the Skywalker makes a lot but not enough

So Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker had the third best December weekend ever pulling in $175.5 million. That's nothing to scoff at at all. Disney, who was predicting some low numbers at $165 million is probably not going to scoff at th...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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The DEFINITIVE ranking of every Star Wars film

Star Wars has been one of the biggest cultural forces in Hollywood for the last four decades. Coming from an unassuming little serial that George Lucas directed in 1977, we're now right at the "end" of the saga with the series' ninth offici...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker

In my review for The Force Awakens I concluded by saying that the film was a strong blend of nostalgia and modernity, mixing our love for the original trilogy with a host of new characters and ideas. My concern then was that Disney would no...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2017

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. With 2016 relegated to the year that no one rememb...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
 
 
 
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Don't worry, Baby Yoda will have a backstory

In case you've been living under a rock for the past month, the internet has been all abuzz about Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian. Rescued at the end of the first episode, the little bugger has been lighting up social media and taken the wor...

 
 
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There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan

If you spend any amount of your internet time reading about Star Wars, you will see a wide variety of opinions on the franchise. Notably, you will see a lot of negativity. A good number of fans have felt disillusioned with the series&n...

 
 
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John Boyega is up for more Star Wars, just not on Disney+

The Skywalker saga may be coming to an end with The Rise of Skywalker, but star John Boyega seems up for more Star Wars. In some recent interviews in promotion of the new film, the actor indicated that he'd be willing to return to the serie...

 
 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
 
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Gaze at a slew of new photos for The Rise of Skywalker

We're just at/just under a month until the release of Star Wars - Episode IX (those pesky evening screenings the day before have come to complicate releases a bit), and what better way to celebrate than fan the flames of hype?

 
 
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Jon Favreau wants to make a new Star Wars Holiday Special

In 1978, the world was shown the first true follow up to Star Wars. It became known as George Lucas' biggest mistake The Star Wars Holiday Special. It was a variety hour of television centered around Chewbacca's family. It is legendary...

 
 
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Even Greedo's actor has no idea what 'Maclunkey' means

For some god forsaken reason, the standoff between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope has become the most controversial movie scene of all time. It's not good to the graphic nature of its violence or some kind of outdated stereoty...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)

Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I've always beli...

 
 




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Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

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The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 
 
 
 
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