“Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” solders together the saga’s many pieces…

*****PLANET-KILLER SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!***** The most difficult aspect of writing this review was deciding how to write it. I decided not to write a full-length story synopsis, because the moment-to-moment plot mechanics are a lot less important (or interesting) to me than how “The Rise of Skywalker” (TROS) manages to pull off a few cinematic…

“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…

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…