“Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” trailer breakdown…

****STAR DESTROYER-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!**** The Final Trailer. Clues/Observations. The captions to the following screenshots are my own speculations, and should be treated with no more authority or insight than anyone else’s. I’m just a fellow Star Wars fan, and have been since I saw the original “Star Wars” (sans “New Hope”) back in 1977 at…

So be it, Jedi: “Return of the Jedi”, 35 years later…

Time flies like the Millennium Falcon through hyperspace. Looking back 35 years (gasp!), I still tend to regard “Return of the Jedi” as the first genuine misstep of cinematic Star Wars (the runt of the original trilogy litter).   I realize it  is a favorite for some, and I’m not trying to challenge or argue anyone else’s opinion…

Return of “The Last Jedi”…

A few months ago, we (myself, my wife and a friend of ours) saw “The Last Jedi” on opening weekend, and I was more than a bit disappointed.   I jotted down some of my thoughts on the film (at the time) in a largely spoiler-free assessment (link). “First Impressions of ‘The Last Jedi’…” Now…

First impressions of “The Last Jedi”…

Last night (on “Force Friday,” no less) we saw Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars movie, “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.”   Had our 5 pm tickets for the big, Dolby Atmos (mercifully non-3D) theater at our favorite new cinema. Much anticipation ensued… Normally I’d post my usual big, fat, spoiler-laden review for it right away…

“To me, she’s royalty…” RIP Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016

Because 2016 hasn’t been enough of a dick punch?  Today we just lost Carrie Fisher, who clung to life for days following a heart attack on an international flight from London to LAX.   She was only 60.  And to guys and gals of my generation?  She will be (like it or not) forever Princess…