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Star Wars Fans Petition to Remove Episode VIII From Canon

Star Wars fans are upset about The Last Jedi… I mean really upset… like, upset enough to sign a petition to have Disney strike Episode VIII from the Star Wars canon. A petition that has accumulated more than 52,000 signatures… Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Thoughts of a Sci-Fi Cynic

Long ago, in a galaxy not that far away, George Lucas had the visionary insight to rip off every sci-fi story of the ’40s through ’70s to create what would become the most bafflingly beloved and fiercely defended science-fiction saga… Continue Reading →

Franchise Movies are Causing Strains for Studios

Hollywood is running out of ideas. Seriously, just look at weekend releases for most of the year and try to find two in a row without a franchise movie release. So far, we have gotten a new or debut installment… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… Continue Reading →

Ghost Pirates Quadrilogy Retrospective

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this weekend. The series has been sailing steady since 2003. It revived the pirate genre of films; a genre that’d been sunk for eight years, ever since the box-office… Continue Reading →

Terminator 2 Returning to Theaters… in 3-D!!!

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (T2) is arguably two improbable things: the best sequel of all time, and / or the best action movie of all time. Like Jurassic Park, another early ’90s masterpiece, T2 is a film that seems to transcend space… Continue Reading →

Disney Set for 2017 Box Office Domination

There is no media company, or entertainment company in general, quite as big as The Walt Disney Company. The company, which owns ABC, ESPN and a number of other networks, studios and theme parks, made a net income of $9.39… Continue Reading →

Rogue One: A Star Wars Backstory

The Star Wars franchise is booming. It was just four short years ago when Disney bought out Lucasfilm and brought a new spark to this iconic movie franchise. Last year, The Force Awakens’ success gave new hope (pun intended) to… Continue Reading →

Actor Profile: Dan Fogler

If you saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them over the weekend, you may or may not recognize Dan Fogler. The 40-year-old actor portrays the American muggle Jacob Kowalski in the latest J.K. Rowling movie adaptation, but has lent… Continue Reading →

LEGO Lord of the Rings

  What happens when you combine a family-friendly video game with the most profitable film franchise of Middle-Earth?

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