Studio Tentpoles Are Getting Pulled From 2020

Studio tentpoles are getting pulled left and right from 2020 after Warner Brothers decided to delay the release of Tenet earlier this week. Tenet was the first of the studio tentpoles to get pulled.  On Thursday, Disney would follow with pulling Mulan and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch from the schedule.  Black Widow remains in place but future Avatar and Star Wars films are on the move.  Meanwhile, Paramount also decided to pull some films…

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Taika Waititi to direct new Star Wars film

It was just announced this morning that Oscar winner Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing a new Star Wars film to be released in theaters. The news happens to come on May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day.  With production shut down across the board in the industry, it’ll be some time before either film or television series gets released.  There’s been no word of late about Rian Johnson’s planned Star Wars trilogy.…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hits Home Video

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga, is now available for fans to buy on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. In addition to the above options, eight previous films in the saga are being made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time.  Both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo were previously available on 4K UItra HD. Bonus features include*: The Skywalker Legacy – The…

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Robert Iger: The Ride of a Lifetime

Walt Disney Company CEO/Chairman Robert Iger recently published his memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime, a few months ago with memories and leadership lessons. Bob Iger is the 6th CEO of The Walt Disney Company.  Iger took over the reigns following the Save Disney campaign that led to Michael Eisner’s ouster.  He’s currently set to step down from the post when his contract ends in 2021. People will be interested in reading the book because…

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Sisters of the Force: My Star Wars Story

Ashley Eckstein took to the stage during Star Wars Celebration for Sisters of the Force to celebrate the women of the Star Wars universe. Almost as soon as the voice of Ahsoka Tano took to the stage for the Sisters of the Force panel, she told the mostly female audience that “Star Wars is for everyone.” The actress couldn’t be more right. All one has to do is look at the online vitriol.  This has…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – A Saga Ends

Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker isn’t only the ninth Star Wars installment but the ultimate conclusion to a franchise started in 1977. It goes without saying that for fear of even the most mild of spoilers, I ask that you please do not read any further until after seeing the film. If you’re anything like me, go into the film knowing as little as possible. The saga ends as it begins on the…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Road to IX

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may or may not be the best film in the franchise but writer-director Rian Johnson delivers the goods in the eighth installment. What follows below the asterisks is the bulk of my original review–first published in 2017.  My feelings on this film have not changed in two years.  In fact, the film only improves with time.  Rian Johnson would turn out to be the perfect filmmaker to take on the…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Road to IX

Star Wars: The Force Awakens features the long-awaited return of fan favorites while introducing us to a new generation of characters. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) are back but Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has gone missing.  The Resistance has a new band of heroes leading the way for a younger generation.  Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and BB-8 are certain to take Star Wars into the…

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Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi brings about the end of original trilogy with a crushing defeat of the Galactic Empire. It’s back to Tatooine to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba the Hutt.  Rescuing Han is not going to be a one person job and I love how they manage to include everyone.  From C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) to Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)…

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Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back continues the saga by giving audiences a new thrilling adventure with our favorite heroes. Darth Vader certainly has it out for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).  Meanwhile, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) take refuge in Cloud City.  It just so happens that Han’s friend, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), is the administrator of Cloud City.  The Millennium Falcon is in dire need of…

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