Apr 282019
 
Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

Avengers: Endgame Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo My Rating: Despite the looming “Superhero Burnout“, this movie is crushing it at the box office. It is already breaking the same records The Force Awakens broke four years ago. I fully expect this film to continue to break records set by Star Wars, including top grossing movie of all time in the domestic box office. Honestly, I’m glad it’s a Marvel movie too. In the spirit of the #DontSpoilTheEndgame trend, this is a SPOILER FREE movie review, however if you have not seen Infinity War yet, then consider [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 252019
 
The Fight Against Star Wars Fan Toxicity

I absolutely cannot abide toxic fans. One of the things that really gets my troll coals burning are people attacking other people because something didn’t play out the way they imagined it. I’ve been on these diatribes before that Star Wars fan toxicity is ruining Star Wars (and it’s definitely not Disney). Personally I feel that unless Disney explicitly snubbed your fan-fiction, your expressed opinions and/or your recommendation letters than you have zero creative control over the plot of the movies. They are not your story to tell. If you disagree, that’s fine. However resorting to toxic social media behavior doesn’t make it right. In [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 222019
 
My Chicago Star Wars Celebration Experience

I have been looking forward to the Star Wars Celebration for two reasons. First, the last one I went to was 2002, when it was in Indianapolis for the release of Attack of the Clones. Second, its in Chicago this year, my favorite city. Ultimately the best part of the going to the event was bringing my five-year old daughter. This is my Chicago Star Wars Celebration experience. I don’t think I need to go into the big news. Everyone who cares should already be aware of the release of the first trailer and the title. I did not get to sit in on the [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 192019
 
Book Review: From A Certain Point of View

From a Certain Point of View by Ben Acker My rating: When I picked up this book to read, I had similar concerns about it as I did about the Princess Leia book. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. In fact before I even added it to my “Currently Reading” list on Goodreads, I read the first chapter. It didn’t take much after that for me to keep reading it. This book was published back in 2017 for the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise. It is a massive collaboration of 40 different authors (because 40 years, get it?) each writing a [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 182019
 
Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Directed By: Anna Boden Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson My Rating: A Kree by the name of Vers (Brie Larson) crashes on Earth, circa 1995. She is hunting Skrull who are seeking technology the Kree do not want them to have. Assisting her on her mission is SHIELD agent Nick Fury. During her search she also has flashbacks that seem to be from a previous life. Are these flashbacks key to defeating the Skrull and/or helping her find out who she really is? Biggs’ Review I really enjoyed this movie. I can’t say if it’s the witty writing or the homage to [… Click to Continue …]