REVIEW: Star Wars – The Last Jedi (Trailer)

The brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped last night and was met with an incredible amount of anticipation. Director Rian Johnson himself made suggestions that fans consider avoiding this trailer if they desired to not know anything about the hotly-anticipated sequel beforehand. Immediately after the trailer dropped, possibly in awe at …

The Return of J.J. Abrams: A Star Wars Story

Last week, we saw the departure of Colin Trevorrow from the director’s chair of Star Wars: Episode IX. This wasn’t shocking to everyone, but I was quite shocked and, honestly, a bit disappointed. I thought Trevorrow would make a great fit for the saga, but Lucasfilm clearly disagreed. I thought his firing was because he …

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Since its inception, the Kelvin Timeline – that is, the alternate timeline that has encompassed Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond – has been a real shot in the arm for the Star Trek brand, allowing the new films to simultaneously honor what has come before while forging their own …

Five Things Independence Day: Resurgence Does Better Than The Force Awakens

When I saw Independence Day: Resurgence last week, I was struck by how just how competent it is. That sounds like faint praise, but this a sequel that kind of has no right existing from a creative standpoint, so it could easily have coasted on nostalgia for the original (like, say, Jurassic World), but instead …