Tag Archives: Star Wars

Can I Not See Star Wars Episode IX?

Last year, as I was writing my December post a day, I wrote a lot about Star Wars. The Last Jedi came out and I watched all the other films leading up to the release. I was pretty ambivalent about The Last Jedi at the time, although the more I’ve thought about it, the worse […]

Some Way Too Early Thoughts About Star Wars – Resistance

Disney and Lucasfilm just announced a new animated series set to debut in the fall called Star Wars Resistance. It is set just a little before The Force Awakens and will follow a pilot named Kazuda Xiono working for the Resistance against the First Order. Apparently it will also feature characters from the movies like […]

The Last Jedi, Again

I just saw The Last Jedi for a second time.  I still don’t know what to make of it.  It’s fine, I guess, sort of.  It’s as least more OK than could be expected given that it’s the second chapter of a story started by Force Awakens.  Nothing’s really changed since I last wrote about […]

I Miss Star Wars

I just saw Star Wars – The Last Jedi.  I am at a loss what to write about it.  I have no strong opinions about it.  Sure, I can say things about it: it was way too long, one of the main plot threads turned out to be a snipe hunt, Luke’s “Just For Men” […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I know, I’m a movie behind.  The Last Jedi just came out, so why am I talking about The Force Awakens?  The answer is simple, I haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, but I just finished watching The Force Awakens.  It was the last movie of my binge before seeing the new one.  I hadn’t […]

The Reviews Are In – And They’re Pointless

Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi has been screened for critics and the reviews are in.  But, the critics are so afraid of spoilers that they don’t really say anything.  It’s a bunch of critics saying, “I liked it,” and then filling the column out with another 500-1000 words of nothingness.  It’s frustrating.  Critics […]

The Prequels

You might have heard, there is a new Star Wars movie coming out next weekend.  That’s given me the perfect excuse to re-watch all of the other Star Wars movies.  Not that I need an excuse.  I can watch most of them any time.  But this time, I’m starting with Phantom Menace and plan on […]

Star Wars and Christmas

One of my favorite holiday albums when I was a kid was Christmas In The Stars.  As an adult, it is right at the top of my nostalgia list.  Just hearing a few notes of it makes me super happy.  And I’m confident that I’m doing a good job as a parent because my daughter […]

A Possible Solution to My Star Wars Problem

As I’ve mentioned, I’m kind of dreading the new Star Wars movie.  I’m going to see it, but I just haven’t been able to see any way it can be any good.  I mean, Force Awakens was just so bad.  How can The Last Jedi, a sequel to a bad movie with a nonsensical plot […]

The Problem With The Last Jedi Trailer

The teaser trailer for The Last Jedi was released today.  It has one huge problem.  It is promoting a movie that is a sequel to The Force Awakens.  And The Force Awakens was a really bad movie.  It wasn’t, “I like the originals better,” kind of bad or the, “I’ve seen better,” kind of bad.  It […]