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Review: Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer Looking back, I do marvel a little on my initial reaction to The Last Jedi, which was praising, but with a certain reserve based on some relatively minor points. If … Continue reading

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Review – Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Trailer Two years on from Star Wars’ rip-roaring return to cinematic screens, we’re back again. There is little in the way of pre-amble that I can voice here without just repeating myself. … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Introduction

We have to start somewhere, so let’s start right at the beginning. The other week I outlined my checklist, divided into five sections, the first being “Meeting The Villain”[i]. A wise man once said “You only get to make one … Continue reading

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Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer “It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret … Continue reading

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Review – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer No words of mine could possibly get across the tremendous impact of Star Wars, globally and personally, in as short a preamble as these reviews usually come with. I’ve spent the last … Continue reading

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“You Were Right About Me”: Re-Watching Return Of The Jedi

All good things must come to an end…until Disney buys it out and extends it out anyway. It’s fast becoming tradition at my house to watch these with large groups, but that’s Star Wars for you. The main topic I … Continue reading

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“But From My Point Of View…”: Re-Watching Revenge Of The Sith

So the prequels come to an end, with another mass viewing party at the NFB household. Lots of different things were talking about in the course of Revenge Of The Sith, and I’ll mention some of them below. But the … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Like Sand”: Re-Watching Attack Of The Clones

It was a much bigger group that I sat down with to watch Attack Of The Clones, eight at one point. The chance for having meaningful discussion of the film is somewhat limited in the circumstances, but that’s OK: much … Continue reading

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“Taxation Of Trade Routes”: Re-Watching The Phantom Menace

A few more joined me on the first dive into the prequel realm, aside from Ashling. Fiachra was back, and so too my housemate April. The Phantom Menace was a film that I was actually looking forward to re-watching a … Continue reading

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“You Have Failed Me For The Last Time Admiral…”: Re-Watching The Empire Strikes Back

Myself, Ashling, and my friend Fiachra took in The Empire Strikes Back the other day. It’s generally considered to be the best of the six, I think it is fair to say, and it isn’t hard to see why. The … Continue reading

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