REVIEW: Ivan Ortega’s The Last Jedi Re-Edit

I’ve never been one to seek out fan productions. I come from the George RR Martin school of thought which says that creating derivatives of well-loved proprieties isn’t instructive for aspiring artists and that they should spend their time creating their own IP. However, I can’t deny that there have been exceptions, particularly with the …

Russia Hacked Star Wars!

Do you dislike The Last Jedi? Then dasvidaniya, comrade. Hyperbole out of the way (on my end, anyway), I’m referring to a recently released study by Morten Bay, a researcher from University of Southern California, entitled “Weaponizing the haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation” [sic]. Dr. …

Kathleen Kennedy Stays at Lucasfilm

Disney is closing out the third quarter of 2018 with a plot twist, as The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that, contrary to expectations, the Mouse House has renewed the contract of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for another three years, keeping her in charge of Star Wars at least through 2021. The past few months, …

Champions of the People

As politics grow more and more prevalent in Hollywood’s output, segments of the audience are feeling increasingly alienated from mainstream entertainment (as dwindling movie ticket sales and the sub-basement-level ratings for the Oscars can attest – as well as the huge numbers for a show that strives to be more even-handed). While other factors are …

“Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”

Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically …

Countdown to the Oscars: Part 1

Hello Geeks + Gamers! We are just two weeks away from the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. Because the Oscars are the biggest of all the major award shows, it only made sense to divide our coverage into 3 separate articles. This week is going to focus on the technical awards, which gives credit to those …