I'm a Star Wars fan (movies, not yet as deep as canon-love) for as long as I can remember being alive, a woman, and a mother of three boys and one girl. The idea of Rey (pre-movie viewing) was enough to make me feel positively giddy. The actual portrayal? It moved me to tears. (Yes, much of this movie did, I'm not afraid to admit!)
The excitement and media blitz surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens is beginning to fade. But there is a message in this movie that permeates the ...
I took some time over the holidays to see the new Star Wars movie with my family, and regardless of age, everybody loved it -- myself, my teenage children, even the younger nieces and nephews in our group. This was no surprise.
Ah, the Academy Awards- that one night a year we stop watching the audience-pleasing movies we love in order to appreciate the critically-acclaimed movies we'll eventually get around to watching on DVD... or maybe HBO.
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I may be the only one on the planet willing to say this right now...but I am not a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Sure I saw the first film back when...
The latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is a golden goose. Everything in its path has turned to gold, including Twitter parody accounts. Emo Kylo Ren, @KyloR3n, is officially now its own blockbuster.
In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.
I must confess, as a Star Wars fan, this is a question that didn't even occur to me. Everyone around me grew up watching Star Wars. We had pop up book...
It should come as no surprise, then, that stormtroopers and dinosaurs -- fairy tale visions conjured decades ago, and at great effort, by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg -- are still ruling the box office today.
Speculation is always fun and the makers of The Force Awakens clearly invited the speculation. Even so, unless the filmmakers have a really terrific idea up their sleeve and none of the current speculation turns out to be accurate, there will be no element of surprise when this story aspect resolves itself.
What's crucial about this blockbuster passing the Bechdel test is the power it holds to influence a whole new generation of pop culture consumers on gender representations.
In a controversial claim, Republican Presidential contender Donald Trump has suggested that rival Ted Cruz is actually Kylo Ren, the son of famed intergalactic personalities Han Solo and General Leia Organa.
When the consciousness of a Jedi Master survives death, that Jedi Master can come back to guide the living. This is a big deal. It's a tremendous advantage for the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy, and it should be a continuing advantage for the Resistance in the new films.
This is great news! You can find a healthy size for your unique body without ever "trying" to lose a single pound. You never have to go on an extreme diet again and you can stay healthy! We can all rejoice in knowing that the light is truly more powerful than darkness.
In the original trilogy, Darth Vader wore a mask for life support reasons. Why does the new bad guy Kylo Ren, who has no such issue, wear a dorky helmet and a mask?