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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Review

Trilogies seem to be the desired thing in the world of entertainment; for every film, it is seen fit to do a sequel for, a third instalment isn’t usually far behind (and sometimes a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc…) and this makes sense if the story demands it, sometimes the traditional three-act structure can’t be covered…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Review

This past week marked the 40th anniversary of Empire, and as followers of my Twitter account will know (@NathanKenMajor for those wondering) that it also won a little competition I put together called the ‘World Cup of Films’ beating out close competitors The Lion King, Alien and Parasite.  While this is only a small testing pool, given my modest follower…

The Mandalorian Review

Now, I don’t often review TV, as I find it difficult to format as a review; do I do episode by episode? Or do I just review the series as a whole? Each of these approaches has their separate issues, but in the end, I decided that with little else new to cover, it was…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

So, with the end of the world nigh, and every person you come into contact with potentially carrying a deadly virus, it’s safe to say that the cinema isn’t a great place to be right now. Which is bad news for me, because the longer I don’t watch films, the longer I don’t write and…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

Well, this is it, the end of an era. Forty-two years of galaxy-spanning adventures, of trade disputes, of lightsabre battles, of Wookies and of Jar Jar bloody Binks, we arrive at the end. This is what has been built up to since the Disney buyout, sure Force Awakens brought it back, but this is the…

Ranking the Star Wars Movies

Now, for the fervent cinema-goer like myself, the current times are one hell of a mixed bag. On a positive side, all the blockbusters have been released a few weeks apart, but on the other side of the coin, when you’re like me, you see all the films in the first week and then spent…

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

I remember having to wait years between Star Wars films, ten years between Revenge of the Sith and The Force Awakens in particular, now we get them ever year, like a sci-fi Christmas, except this one has come just 6 months after the last one. In this film we jump back in the timeline once…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

For the past three years, I’ve been to the cinema at midnight, on a cold December evening to see the new Star Wars film. I go with the same friend every year, it’s become a little pre-Christmas tradition for us, we spend months pawing over every trailer and screenshot until the fateful day where we…

Star Wars Prequels: A Rant

So, Star Wars is going through somewhat of a resurgence recently. The Force Awakens made enough money to make Bill Gates blush, and Rogue One added another boatload of cash to the official Disney money-pile. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve been reaping the rewards, Force Awakens was a more than worthy entry into the main…

On a Positive Note…

A few weeks ago, I took to this site to slate sequels and Hollywood’s reliance on them, since then I’ve realised that the entire piece was much more one sided than I’d desired. So I thought I’d follow up now with a positive piece about sequels, for better or worse they have their place in…