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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story!

solo-official-posterMOVIE REVIEW!!

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany

Directed By: Ron Howard

MINOR SPOILERS

With Lucasfilm and Disney pumping out new Star Wars movies every year, we were bound to get one that wouldn’t be met with a ton of pre-release hype. The early behind the scenes buzz around Solo: A Star Wars story hasn’t been great, with original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller getting the boot and Ron Howard being brought in to help finish the project, so it would be understandable to think that Solo would be the first of the Star Wars “sidequels” to truly bomb in the narrative department. But surprisingly, the end result is still a pretty good time at the movies. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Dark Night: A True Batman Story and Han Solo!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

DK_A_True_Batman_StoryDark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo Comics)  

I’m a massive Batman: The Animated Series fan, so when I heard last year that Paul Dini would be writing a new Batman story I was already hooked. Then when I heard it would be published under DC’s Vertigo imprint, I was both intrigued and worried. Could this be the dark, mature reader themed Batman series that we’ve dreaded from DC? That doesn’t sound like something Dini would be into. Instead, Dark Night: A True Batman Story is something else entirely: it depicts the real-life beating and mugging that Paul Dini experienced in 1993, and how he dealt with the trauma that came after it. Featuring art by 100 Bullets artist Eduardo Risso, Dark Night is truly one of the must unique and emotional Batman stories ever, and gives us a fascinating look into the life of one of Batman’s greatest storytellers. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterStar Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher

Directed By: JJ Abrams

SPOILER FREE

This is a tough review to write. Not just because I’m not going to spoil anything plot wise about The Force Awakens, the movie that is arguably the most hyped up film of the past ten years, but also because of just how much love I have for Star Wars. So, if you’re skeptical at all about JJ Abrams’ revival of the beloved franchise, take the fact that I’ve worn a different Star Wars shirt each day of this week while I waited for today as your “grain of salt”. But I honestly feel that even if I didn’t already have a deep seeded passion for the Galaxy Far, Far, Away that I’d be confident in saying this: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fantastic return to form for the series, and one of the best times I’ve had in the theater in a long time. Read the rest of this entry

“It’s True……All of It”

force-awakens-poster-new-articleCan you feel that? It’s the sound of thousands of nerds shaking in anticipation after watching the latest Star Wars trailer. A day before we got our poster reveal, and now it’s just a matter of 2 months until we see more of Han, Chewie, Leia, and (hopefully) Luke. But let’s inspect that poster a little, shall we? Read the rest of this entry