Star Wars Movies

Reappraising ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’

All the hype that came with the original cinema release of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ seems like it was a long time ago now. It wasn’t, of course – it’s only been six months – but the world has changed so much since then that it might as well have happened in a different lifetime. When you cast your mind back, though, you’ll remember that everyone had very strong opinions about the film, just as they did with ‘The Last Jedi.’ Some people loved it. A lot of people hated it. If we went back and watched it again now, free of all the hype and expectations, would our opinions of it change?  The question is worth asking now, because now is the time to allow yourself a second viewing if you haven’t seen it for a while. On May 4th (the day that the world has happily adopted as…

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A FINAL STAND – A Star Wars Fan Film

It’s that time again – fan fiction time! I have another Star Wars fan film I want to bring to your attention. This one is fairly new, just published back in April. A FINAL STAND – A STAR WARS FAN FILM – A Returned Nerd fan film After the BATTLE OF EXEGOL, there is one remaining XYSTON planet killer. It is to unite with two First Order Star Destroyers, the destroyers task has been to harvest supplies from the wreckage of the Supremacy Super Star Destroyer. With both the remaining planet killer and FIRST ORDER forces they can pose a great threat to planets. . . New Republic Headquarters, Coruscant tracks down transmissions about this meeting and Scrambles RED-, BLUE- and GOLD SQUADRON, being led by General Poe Dameron. Now Rushing to stop the planet killing STAR DESTROYER. . . . All this meanwhile REY is dealing with some “family”…

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THE JEDI JAWA – A Star Wars Fan Film

“After a long day scavenging the desert, a young Jawa makes a grim discovery when returning home. When all is gone, revenge is the only option! This Star Wars fan film was made because my son Ralph really wanted to be a Jawa!” Here’s a really fun little Star Wars short from ianbenjaminkenny about a Jawa who becomes a Jedi. I love it and I love that the child was involved! So cute. I actually think it makes for a very interesting story and I was disappointed it’s only about 3 minutes long. I want to know more about this little Jawa and his Jedi adventures! Check it out: Join the forum discussion on this post

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‘Star Wars’ Series From ‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus

In an exclusive interview with Variety, we found out that Disney had something new in the works – a new Star Wars series for Disney Plus from the co-creator of “Russian Doll”, Leslye Headland. I, for one, was a HUGE fan of Russian Doll (Hello? Where’s our Season 2?) and I think this could be a good matchup for the new Star Wars series that is said to be female-centric. The details of the show are being kept secret (of course) but it’s said to take place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline from other projects. If anyone can do a female-centric piece well with strong, likable, relatable female characters, it will be Headland. In addition to her work on “Russian Doll”, she also has writing and directing credits in “Seven Deadly Plays”, “About Last Night”, “Sleeping with Other People”, and “Black Monday” to name a few….

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Top 10 Ranking of the Villains in the Star Wars Universe

From the original trilogy to the recently concluded sequels, the Star Wars franchise is filled with memorable villains.  Adorned by brutally minimalist outfits and armour, the bad guys enter with flair (often in a ship that’s flashier than a GClub game). Not all the Star Wars villains are created equal, though. Some are more sinister than others, so to celebrate the gloriousness that is the Star Wars universe, we’ve compiled the Top 10 rogue’s gallery of villains in the franchise. 10. Stormtroopers While they may not be the strongest or most accurate soldiers, stormtroopers are the most ubiquitous antagonists in the galaxy. Whether it’s combing the desert for our heroes or speeding through a dense jungle planet, they’re there to take a beating and make the heroes look good. 9. Greedo While he may only have seconds of screen time, Greedo played a big part in making Han Solo one…

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 4

Here we have a new chapter of Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn. Adapted into a short fan film, for your viewing pleasure. If you’re not familiar with this series, you need to go back and watch Chapters 1, 2 and 3 before you watch this one. And if you are all caught up, let’s move on to Chapter 4. See for yourself here: It’s all brought to us by DarthAngelus via YouTube. It’s created with iClone 7.7. If you enjoyed it, be sure to let him know so he’ll do more for us. Many of the commenters have said it’s better than Disney’s trilogy. Personally, I still liked Disney’s films but I did enjoy this. As far as fan films go, these are really good (and I have seen ALLLL kinds of Star Wars fan films. It’s a very well done series, with interesting story and characters that…

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The Cancelled STAR WARS Episode 9 Animated

Want a little laugh in your day? This Animated Episode 9 just made my whole day. It’s a lot of fun and will give you the breakdown of what would have been for the canceled Duel of Fates. Before JJ Abrams came on board for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Collin Trevorrow was slated to direct his own version, Duel Of The Fates. Unfortunately, that would never be. But, what would it have been like? Vastly different to the Episode 9 that we ended up with, it included no Emperor Palpatine, his Master Tor Vallum (using concepts from a cut character from the JJ version) more Rise Tico and General Leia, a double-sided lightsaber for Rey, Kylo Ren as the main protagonist and about the same amount of the Knights Of Ren we actually got. Here’s a great video from Mr Sunday Movies that will tell you all about…

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Star Wars Fan film: Origins

If you want to see one of the best Star Wars fan films of our time, this is one to check out from Star Wars Origins Film on YouTube. It’s a fun, behind the scenes look at how it all started. This origin story has a very interesting concept you need to see to understand (it’s worth it!) and it’s honestly one of the most unique fan films I’ve seen so far. STAR WARS: ORIGINS takes a unique look at where it all began. A thrilling action-adventure, this film draws inspiration from both STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES to tell an epic story based on Earth during WWII. The film described as “the epic fan film that will change the game” comes from award-winning team and life-long STAR WARS fans; writer/director Phil Hawkins (@philmblog) and Executive Producer Gary Cowan of Velvet Film Production (@VelvetFilm). Filmed in the Sahara Desert, Morocco,…

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STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC PUBLISHING CAMPAIGN Coming in 2020

Interesting news from StarWars.com this week: Later this year, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling. Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The timeline of this will not overlap any of the films and the series currently planned for production. This means the creators and partners will have a lot of room to tell these Star Wars stories with new, original characters. These publications will include adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a wide variety of publishers, including Disney Lucasfilm Press, IDW Publishing, Marvel and Del Rey. There will be something for everyone! “We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile…

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The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

Have you seen it yet? It’s here! The Rise of Skywalker trailer was released. You’ll be able to catch the fi;m in theaters on December 20th and tickets are on sale NOW. The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences. Check it out here: So, this is it. The final trailer. It’s just over 2 minutes long, and boy does it pack a punch! If this doesn’t get you hyped for the movie, nothing will. After this, the saga will end. It’s bittersweet, exciting, and will make a wonderful Christmas gift for any Star Wars fan. Check it out, get your tickets and join us in the conclusion of the latest Star Wars trilogy. Join the forum discussion on this post

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