Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI movie poster | ©2017 Lucasfilm

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern Benicio Del Toro, Joonas Suotamo Writer: Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Rian Johnson Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 14, 2017 By now, it is evident that any kind of adaptation of pre-existing material – sequels, books into films, films into TV series, and so on – is going to get a very strong reaction from people who have strong sentiments about the original. This means […]Read On »

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IN MEMORIAM: Carrie Fisher

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The universe shrank a little today, December 27, with the loss of Carrie Fisher, age 60. The cause of death appears to have been complications following a heart attack. Fisher was a renowned writer of both memoirs and novels, an in-demand script doctor, a hilarious raconteur, and a passionate advocate for the rights of women and those grappling with mental health issues. However, Fisher is eternally beloved by a legion of fans for her performances as Princess Leia, later General Organa, in the STAR WARS movies. Leia Organa is a hero who can hold her own, whether it’s with a […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS | © 2016 Disney Home Video

Not a lot more can be said about STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS … it is a throwback to the original film (some would say just a remake of A NEW HOPE) but with fresh faces, some interesting ideas about what happened after RETURN OF THE JEDI. I am a big fan of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Sure it borrows heavily from the original but after what we, as fans, went through with the prequels, this is what we needed. What everyone needed to get on board with the franchise again. And it delivers in spades with plenty of questions yet […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 15: CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR trailer

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Welcome again to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante, once again missing Anthony C. Ferrante because he’s off shooting something that has to do with sharks and tornadoes. A likely story. Apparently it’s something called SHARKNADO 4. Whatever. So instead we have Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens), Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@peterbrownAX) discussing the pop culture events of the week including the latest CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR, the rumors of a LEGEND OF ZELDA Netflix television series, the latest rumors regarding a whopping number of STAR WARS movies and our comments on THE PEOPLE […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 7: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS merchandise and the Golden Globes

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The POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante returns to discuss the hit movie and pop culture explosion of THE FORCE AWAKENS and all the crazy stuff coming out tied into the movie. We also chat about the Golden Globes and all sorts of other funny stuff. Be warned: There are spoilers here so watch the movie first before listening. Listen and Subscribe to the POP SHOW PODCAST on iTunes! POP SHOW PODCAST on other podcast outlets (coming soon)! Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Like us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENT X Article Source: Assignment X  Article: POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 7: STAR WARS […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Review #2

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS poster | © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Domnhall Gleeson Writers: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 18, 2015 — Here there be spoilers — Read at your own risk! There has probably never been a better use of movie magic than STAR WARS. In its potent mixture of human archetypes as old as our deepest past, laser blasters and starships from as far in the future as we can […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Review #1

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Domnhall Gleeson Writers: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 18, 2015 If there ever was a movie where just about nobody cared what the reviews were like, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is it. The legions who love George Lucas’ original creation don’t give a flying Fett what anyone has to say – if there’s a chance that the magic spark has […]Read On »

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