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Setting the Stage for Star Wars

Star Wars isn’t going anywhere, folks.

It’s Thursday and the following interview with Mark Hamill on the practical “Death Star” set is a nice throwback and early sobering assessment of what Star Wars was and was going to be to movie fans as the original trilogy was just beginning to change the world forever.

While Mr. Hamill’s drawing of a cinematic line between Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz sounds as ridiculous as two suns on Tatooine back in the ’70s, what time has proven is that there is, in fact, a link between that famous yellow brick road and the ultimate good vs. evil battle in a galaxy far, far away…

and that link is movie magic.

When films welcome and embrace that powerful escapist sensation, that’s when we, the fans, are granted permission and encouraged to travel to far-off worlds and galaxies we never knew were possible to reach within ourselves.

Sometimes in less than 12 parsecs.

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The Force Awakens the Last Jedi…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now (finally) in movie theaters.

Rest assured, Jimmy’s Daily Planet will not reveal any spoilers. With a prime viewing scheduled for tomorrow night, a general reaction to Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII will follow this Monday.

For now, a visual storytelling recap and promo for The Last Jedi.

Will The Last Jedi be the darker Dark Knight equivalent to The Force Awakens? If so, then this cinematic universe has the potential to become even more epic than before…

and Star Wars, as you know, is already sufficiently epic. There’s a short preview of a spoiler-free review.

Happy Monday

The Last Jedi trailer is here…

I think a few people will see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in movie theaters this Christmas. The film’s director and screenwriter Rian Johnson continues to show that he’s the real deal within the beloved fictional cinematic world of Star Wars.

Is it Christmas yet?

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

That ’70s Movie

May 25th, 1977.

On this day, 40 years ago, movie fans (equally excited and curious) flocked to theaters across the United States to see this new movie called Star Wars. The end result was the beginning of a cinematic revolution surpassed only by Steven Spielberg’s portfolio of brilliance and influence. While there are seemingly countless characters within the ever-expansive Star Wars universe, there’s one name that rises above the rest.

Thanks to “Heroes Fan Productions” on YouTube, Luke Skywalker has been given a great tribute to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope’s theatrical release.

It took 40 years to go from a far, far off world’s new hope to its last Jedi. Has any other movie character ever had that long of a dramatic shelf life?

Luke Skywalker is a cinematic force unlike any other.

P.S. Ever wonder what it was like for people when they first saw Star Wars back in 1977?