2015 got me back into movies in a big way. I’ve always been a movie buff but there was a time from 2011 to Jurassic World where I wasn’t really watching anything. This year I got back into movies with a vengeance. I saw a little more than fifty movies this year in the theaters, so I think I have pretty good feel for the good, the bad, and the disappointments of 2015. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens released just a couple of weeks ago. Like many Star Wars fans I was there opening night. But as I purchased my tickets, I was stunned at how fast the time had passed by from when Disney bought the franchise from George Lucas back in 2012 and announced the next trilogy of films. I have been almost totally disengaged from the built-up to this movie. Yes, I checked out ever trailer and most every article I happened across, but I wasn’t jittery with excitement the way I was for The Hateful Eight this year. Continue reading
In which, Andrew, Tracy, Kurt, and Becky discuss their impressions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kurt mentions that JJ Abrams successfully avoided an eternity of being called “Jar Jar Abrams,” Andrew wows us with deep, insider knowledge of the Star Wars universe, Tracy wants to try space food in the Star Wars universe, and Becky drops an awe-inspiring fan theory. This podcast is full of spoilers, so listen at your own risk. Continue reading
All the biggest geek news this week seems to be about upcoming movie trailers. First on the list was the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released online yesterday and was pretty much the only thing anyone talked about for several hours. As with many such things in this era of YouTube, a rash of reaction videos very quickly emerged, but none were quite so good as this mashup of the trailer juxtaposed with a scene from Interstellar in which Matthew McConaughey cries–now appearing as though the tears were in reaction to the trailer.
Can’t say that I blame him, honestly. It’s a sweet trailer. Continue reading