Rogue One: First Star Wars Spin-Off is Exciting and Somewhat Meaningful [Review]

Rogue One: First Star Wars Spin-Off is Exciting and Somewhat Meaningful [Review]

As evidenced by last year’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the galaxy, “far, far away,”  reigns supreme over pop culture once again. But the next release in the Star Wars universe proves to be a rather different, and somewhat challenging, sell for audiences: a spin-off set between episodes three and four of the intergalactic saga. Without the Skywalker family or lightsabers (mostly) as the main focus, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a view of the inner workings of both sides of the all-out war between the Rebellion and the Empire. Rogue One could have easily been just a “cash grab” simply by inserting the words “Star Wars” to its title, but luckily, for the most part, it isn’t. Despite some issues, Rogue One is a fine expedition filled with new characters on both sides of the conflict that feel somewhat meaningful to the Star Wars universe.

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Peter Mayhew Unhappy with ‘That Chewbacca & Leia Scene’ Near The End of Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Calgary Expo]

Peter Mayhew Unhappy with ‘That Chewbacca & Leia Scene’ Near The End of Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Calgary Expo]

 

[Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016] Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew was on hand at this year’s CCEE16 to reminisce about past films, the legacy of Star Wars and how the new film stacks up to the franchise. Plus, that controversy with Chewbacca walking right past General Leia near the end of The Force Awakens? Mayhew discusses that moment candidly and is not pleased with how that scene turned out. Read about that here:

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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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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 The Force Awakens: Holy Shit, They Actually Pulled it Off [Review]

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Holy Shit, They Actually Pulled it Off [Review]

Just so we’re clear, I went into Star Wars already sick of it.  It’s all I’ve heard about the last 2 months from friends and co-workers, not to mention all the products that have Star Wars on them.  I have a low threshold for harassment.  Yesterday in preparation, we marathoned the original 3 movies and after that I could have waited another year for The Force Awakens to come out.  I did not intend to like The Force Awakens (and might have been harbouring some resentment), but I did intend to review it fairly – it had to succeed as a film on its own merits.  .

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Best & Most Complete Film of The Franchise [Review]

Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Best & Most Complete Film of The Franchise [Review]

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 is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015.

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BB-8 Speaks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens International Trailer Featuring Tons of New Footage

BB-8 Speaks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens International Trailer Featuring Tons of New Footage

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 is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015.

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters for Han Solo, Leia Organa, Finn & Rey

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters for Han Solo, Leia Organa, Finn & Rey

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 is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015.

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Brings Grown Men to Tears All Over The Planet

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Brings Grown Men to Tears All Over The Planet

From Disney and director J.J. AbramsVJ.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 is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015.

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New Images, Story Details & Episode VIII Info Revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

New Images, Story Details & Episode VIII Info Revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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 is scheduled for release December 18th, 2015.

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The Top 10 San Diego Comic Con 2015 Reveals: Ash VS Evil Dead, Star Wars, Deadpool & More

The Top 10 San Diego Comic Con 2015 Reveals: Ash VS Evil Dead, Star Wars, Deadpool & More

Another year, another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone – leaving a flurry of new trailers, announcements and more. Check out my top 10 reveals from this year’s show to see who came out on top. As a theme, DC Comics and Batman just dominated the the Con.

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#SDCC2015 Day 2 Recap: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage & The Walking Dead Doubles Down for Trailer Victory

#SDCC2015 Day 2 Recap: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage & The Walking Dead Doubles Down for Trailer Victory

Day 2 of the 2015 San Diego Comic Con has come to a close. Check out my picks for the best and worst announcement – Plus all the other highlights that stood out on the second day of SDCC2015.

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