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Well, He Shot First: Solo Movie Review

All right, the movie wasn’t terrible. I had my severe doubts from the trailer, but what can I say? The Star Wars fandom deals with enough hyperbolic hate as it is, so now that I've seen the whole thing, I’m going to give Solo: A Star Wars Story the credit it’s due. I had fun.… Continue reading Well, He Shot First: Solo Movie Review

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Solo: A Star Wars Meh

If this trailer had been a fan-made film, I would have gushed about how they did a great job.  "You guys made cool effects, an interesting (fanfic) backstory premise, and an awesome Chewbacca impression," I would have said.  But no.  This was a real Star Wars trailer. I don't know anyone who wanted this movie to… Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Meh

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Spoiler Free Review of The Last Jedi

It happened, y'all.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped and I'm a bit of a mess.  Now, I'm going to be real with you: if you're expecting the groundbreaking, awe-inspiring, gravity-defying splendor that fans credit to The Empire Strikes Back, you're not going to find it because, well, who can live up to that?  No one.  I… Continue reading Spoiler Free Review of The Last Jedi

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Book Review: Leia Princess of Alderaan

We all know Leia was the true badass Skywalker twin.  By the time she was nineteen, she was an accomplished Senator with a PhD and a leader of the Rebellion who could command a room of pilots without so much as standing on a soapbox.  However, in her book, Claudia Gray takes a deeper dive… Continue reading Book Review: Leia Princess of Alderaan

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Recap of LA Comic Con 2017

Wassup nerds, your girl has risen from the Internet grave to wax poetic about her first ever Comic Con.  (No, not the one in San Diego.  My body is not ready for that insanity.)   When I was in college, I never joined my comic book club at LA Comic Con because of homework.  Now a… Continue reading Recap of LA Comic Con 2017

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Dad Vader: Jeffrey Brown’s Alternate Star Wars Universe

If you're in the mood for a lighthearted, satirical "what-if" in the Star Wars universe, Jeffrey Brown's comics are just the ticket.  In Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, Brown illustrates a hilarious scenario where Darth Vader struggles raise to Luke and Leia while also weaving in enough easter eggs to woo any hardcore… Continue reading Dad Vader: Jeffrey Brown’s Alternate Star Wars Universe

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Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story

For fans of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, E.K. Johnston’s novel Ahsoka is required reading.  In the TV series, we saw Ahsoka Tano transform from the brash and sassy Padawan, to the experienced young general, to the Jedi who left the Order after a loss of faith.  Johnston continues the Ahsoka character arc we deserved in the… Continue reading Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story