Movies

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Beats AVATAR in ‘Murika – WOOO!

Excuse the rather juvenile headline, but this news is quite exciting. On the whole, box office news is fairly boring; once in a while, however, a movie comes along which engages you completely in its box office domination or failure – e.g. Fantastic Four. Another such movie is The Force Awakens, which has broken record after […]

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is Basically A NEW HOPE

Well. Where to start? It’s fair to say that The Force Awakens was (we can say that now) the most anticipated film of all time, which can be supported by the extraordinary advance ticket sales, audience buzz, YouTube views and the sheer brand power that is Star Wars. With all that riding on one movie, […]

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STAR WARS: DARTH VADER ANNUAL #1 Review

The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: Darth Vader Annual #1. In my recent review of Star Wars Annual #1, I noted that a good annual can subvert our expectations while still delivering a self-contained story that provides excellent entertainment. As far as self-contained stories are concerned, the new Darth Vader Annual is a success. […]

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STAR WARS ANNUAL #1 Review

The following review contains mild spoilers for Star Wars Annual #1. Most comic book annuals strive to deliver big stories, often crossing over several characters from other franchises. You might see Spider-Man and Dr. Strange on the pages of Astonishing X-Men, and it isn’t surprising to see the Green Lantern make an appearance in a […]

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Lamenting the Death of the STAR WARS Expanded Universe

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was highly anticipated, but many dedicated fans of the franchise were also somewhat shaken by the announcement that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would be rebranded as Star Wars Legends. It wasn’t the rebranding itself that caused a fuss, but rather the news that the former EU […]

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