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Preparing for The Rise of Skywalker – Part IX: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Star Wars Episode VII) is the seventh chapter in the Skywalker Saga, and the first part of the newest trilogy. It might be getting complicated for some, but here starts the so-called “sequel trilogy” of Star Wars movies, and the first produced by a Disney-owned Lucasfilm.  Directed by one of my favorite directors, JJ

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Preparing for The Rise of Skywalker – Part II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a hard film to review. As I might have mentioned in previous reviews and various rantings, I have a strong interest in mythic storytelling and the monomyth, also called “the hero’s journey” by writers such as Joseph Campbell, from which George Lucas drew much of his inspiration for the Star

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Preparing for The Rise of Skywalker – Part I: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 mythic science fiction/fantasy film directed by George Lucas. It stars, among others, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Jake Lloyd.  The Phantom Menace is the opening chapters of the story of young Anakin Skywalker, and his first steps on a journey that will lead to tragedy and redemption.

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Grabbers (2012)

Grabbers is an Irish science fiction comedy. A bit niche, but it works very, very well.   Grabbers feels very much like the love child of Tremors and Father Ted, with an ironic sprinkling of HP Lovecraft, maybe Noo… HP Lovecraft didn’t have an ounce of humor, at least not on purpose (although he was unintentionally funny at times…) Grabbers

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 is a science fiction thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve, and a sequel to the classic 1982 Blade Runner by Ridley Scott. With a cast led by Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Blade Runner 2049 takes place in a dark and dystopic future where humans and replicants (constructed, synthetic humans) uneasily share world on the brink of collapse. 

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