Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the Year’s Best Blockbuster (Review)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the Year’s Best Blockbuster (Review)

After seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I’m not surprised Lucasfilm is giving director Rian Johnson the keys to a new Star Wars trilogy after Episode XI; in fact, Rian Johnson’s now further involvement has me actually excited for the next Star Wars trilogy (and I’m not even a Star Wars fan). While The Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie, it also at times feels unlike any other Star Wars movie you’ve seen before. With that said, however, The Last Jedi is still a Star Wars movie through and through, and is filled with crowd-pleasing moments that should delight fans of the franchise. From the story and its gratifying twists and turns, to character developments for both new and old characters in the saga, to the movie’s dazzling action and visual effects, The Last Jedi is everything you could hope for in a grade-A blockbuster, and is easily one of the absolute best Star Wars movies in the franchise.

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Commence Porg Screaming – Here’s The New Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer

Commence Porg Screaming – Here’s The New Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer

From Disney and director Rian Johnson (Looper) comes Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, the film is scheduled for release December 15, 2017. Read more

Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer is Loaded With Crazy Robot Vs Robot Vs Mega Kaiju Chaos

Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer is Loaded With Crazy Robot Vs Robot Vs Mega Kaiju Chaos

From Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures and director Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) comes the highly anticipated Pacific Rim: Uprising. The first film was helmed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) and he is a producer for the sequel. The film stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Wesley Wong and Lily Ji and is due for release March 23, 2018.  Read more

Detroit: Uneven and Unnerving, Yet Still Effective (Review)

Detroit: Uneven and Unnerving, Yet Still Effective (Review)

As evidenced by The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow is no stranger to tense movies. While Detroit is another rigid movie from the Oscar-winning director, this depiction of the racially-charged events that transpired in Motown 50 years ago is her most unsettling movie yet. First and foremost, you should know this movie is not an easy watch; while this movie is meant to start discussions, there is no happy ending here. If you see Detroit, you’re likely to leave the movie angry. Even though Bigelow does not hold back when it comes to telling this story, it is also jagged and in need of editing. If you were to cut 40 minutes from Detroit, you would have yourself a harrowing American classic; I would even say it would be a front-runner for Best Picture at next year’s Oscars. But that’s not the case here. Despite Detroit’s issues, it’s still a captivating movie with a gut-wrenching story worth your attention. Read more

The Circle: Prescient, Timely & Suspenseful but Without Any Real Payoff (Review)

The Circle: Prescient, Timely & Suspenseful but Without Any Real Payoff (Review)

This week I went to review The Circle, a suspenseful movie whose premise is an exploration of the whole ‘Privacy versus Security’ debate.  I was not looking forward to this film; I thought it would be dry and boring but instead I found it terrifying. The Circle got me where I lived.  It tapped directly into my fears of being watched and judged and and kept that up for almost two hours.  I haven’t squirmed that much since ‘The Witch’.  So when I saw it got 5.7 out of 10 on IMDB and 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, I was shocked.  What happened?  Then I figured it out…. Read more

Star Wars The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer & Poster Revealed!

Star Wars The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer & Poster Revealed!

From Disney and director Rian Johnson (Looper) comes Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, the film is scheduled for release December 15, 2017. Read more

Pacific Rim: Uprising Drops First Look at The New Big Bad Robotic Jaegers

Pacific Rim: Uprising Drops First Look at The New Big Bad Robotic Jaegers

From Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures and director Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) comes the highly anticipated Pacific Rim: Uprising. The first film was helmed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) and it looks like he’ll remain closely with the production team for the follow-up. The film stars John Boyega,Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Wesley Wong and Lily Ji and is due for release February 23, 2018.  Read more

Star Wars The Last Jedi Revealed as Title for Episode VIII

Star Wars The Last Jedi Revealed as Title for Episode VIII

From Disney and director Rian Johnson (Looper) comes Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, the film is scheduled for release December 15, 2017. Read more

Pacific Rim 2 Release Date Revealed Further Proving The Jaegers Will Rise Once More

Pacific Rim 2 Release Date Revealed Further Proving The Jaegers Will Rise Once More

From Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures and director Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) comes the highly anticipated Pacific Rim 2. The first film was helmed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) and it looks like he’ll remain closely with the production team for the follow-up. The film stars John Boyega and is due for release February 23, 2018.  Read more

New Watership Down Mini-Series Coming to Netflix Without The Brutal Childhood Ruining Rabbit Gore

New Watership Down Mini-Series Coming to Netflix Without The Brutal Childhood Ruining Rabbit Gore

From BBC One, Netflix, 42 and directors Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) and Pete Dodd (Frankenweenie) comes the highly anticipated CG animated four-part mini-series Watership Down, based on the novel by Richard Adams. It stars James McAvoy as Hazel, Nicholas Hoult as Fiver, Sir Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort, John Boyega as Bigwig, Gemma Arterton as Clover, Miles Jupp as Blackberry, Freddie Fox as Captain Holly, Olivia Colman as Strawberry and Anne-Marie Duff as Hyzenthlay. Watership Down is set for a 2017 debut on BBC One in the UK and Netflix everywhere else.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Deleted Scene Trailer Puts Kylo Ren in the Millennium Falcon & More

Star Wars The Force Awakens Deleted Scene Trailer Puts Kylo Ren in the Millennium Falcon & More

From Disney and director J.J. Abrams comes the sequel to the original trilogy – Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, the film was released December 18th, 2015. It hits VOD April 1 and DVD/Blu-ray April 5th, 2016.

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New Star Wars Episode VIII Set Images Reveal Aliens & Landspeeder Crash

New Star Wars Episode VIII Set Images Reveal Aliens & Landspeeder Crash

From Disney and director Rian Johnson (Looper) comes Star Wars Episode VIII. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, the film is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Release Date, Special Features & Retail Variants Revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Release Date, Special Features & Retail Variants Revealed

From Disney and director J.J. Abrams comes the sequel to the original trilogy – Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, the film was released December 18th, 2015.

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Star Wars Episode VIII Announcement Teaser & More Cast Announcements Include Benicio Del Toro

Star Wars Episode VIII Announcement Teaser & More Cast Announcements Include Benicio Del Toro

From Disney and director Rian Johnson (Looper) comes Star Wars Episode VIII. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, the film is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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