May 092018
 
Star Wars Profits from Avengers Box Office Success

It surprises me that someone hasn’t gloated to me about the insane box office numbers Avengers: Infinity War is generating. I’m not going to lie, there is a small bit of jealousy but, to be honest, I’m happy for Avengers. Disney is doing some amazing work with the MCU! I’ve always been a Marvel fan, probably my second favorite franchise (albeit a very distant second). I have just as much enthusiasm for its success as I do for any Star Wars film (which can be rare for some “fans”). As fans of nerd culture, there is no remorse for the dethroning of The Force Awakens [… Click to Continue …]

May 022018
 
May Should Be Star Wars Appreciation Month

I really do think May should be Star Wars Appreciation Month. I recently posted this tweet: Considering all of the Star Wars themed days in May, I decree that May should be deemed “Star Wars Appreciation Month” @starwars @HamillHimself @rianjohnson @Disney — Matt V. (@mvbiggs) May 1, 2018 Of course I’m sure most people are not quite as in tune with the nerd culture to understand just how many days in May are (or can be) linked to Star Wars. I’m sure everyone knows the two more popular days but there are more than you think. So I’m here to enlighten everyone on the days [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 102018
 
Newest [and Last] Solo Movie Trailer

So I fail again as I did not realize a new trailer for the Han Solo movie is out. I guess while I’m very cautiously optimistic about this movie, I’m avoiding hype. I have been saying often that I’m skeptical about Alden Ehrenreich’s acting abilities. Before I make any further comments, here is the latest (and probably the last) Solo movie trailer. Perhaps It’s The Chewie and Han Dynamic This is the best trailer yet (of course that makes sense with only 6 weeks left). I’m actually a little more excited for the movie. While I’m still not completely sold on Ehrenreich’s acting, but so [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 092018
 
Amazing. Everything They Say Is Wrong

The Last Jedi seems to be the most polarizing movie among fans in the history of the franchise. This is the impression one will get while reading social media and blogs. Granted it is difficult to believe everything you read because there are numerous trolls intentionally trashing the movie and driving down audience scores. I think the percentage of haters is far lower than we are all lead to believe. However, to that end I thought I would select a few particular themes these obtuse and belligerent fans allege are “wrong” with The Last Jedi. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD – If you haven’t seen the movie [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 212018
 
Book Review: Thrawn

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn My rating: (Click here to see this review on Goodreads) It has been a long since I have read a book written by Timothy Zahn; far too long in fact. The last books I read would have been the first time Grand Admiral Thrawn was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sadly those books are now considered “legends”, as they are part of the defunct post-Jedi canon. So it is quite the understatement to say I was excited to see a new Thrawn book by Timothy Zahn. What makes this book even more exciting is that it’s an origin story that [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 042018
 
The Official Han Solo Movie Trailer [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The trailer that we saw during the Super Bowl was merely a teaser trailer. I have updated the link below to be the real official Han Solo movie trailer. Again, we have all been waiting a long time to finally get a trailer and it did debut on Good Morning America (which seems to be Disney’s choice media outlet for debuting Star Wars content). See the full length trailer below. A Good Star Wars Story? The development and production of this movie has been under a lot of scrutiny since it was announced. The success of Rogue One has set a pretty high bar [… Click to Continue …]