MOVIE REVIEW: “Star Wars : Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”

"We've passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight" (Luke Skywalker)
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver
Directed by J.J. Abrams

The circle is now complete. Forty-two years after George Lucas forever changed Hollywood (and the lives of moviegoers around the world!) with the original “Star Wars,” director J.J. Abrams brings it all home with “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.” I was there opening weekend in 1977. When the music blared and the opening crawl began to roll, I knew I was in for something amazing. ... more >


Disney made the announcement yesterday
Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis part of cast
Production will take place at Pinewood Studios

This episode, which follows chronologically "Return of the Jedi," is expected to be released in North America in the fall of 2015. Casting for this new sequel will be composed of veteran actors from the previous trilogies as well as some new faces. Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca all will resume their duties. The announcement was made by Disney yesterday. It's anyone's ... more >

J.J. Abrams Disney Star Wars

J.J. Abrams tapped by Disney to shoot next “Star Wars” installment

The Star Wars wager is a costly one for the cartoon company

Betting on the fact that franchise fatigue is all in your head Disney is concretizing plans for "Star Wars," wagering that the Force is with them. After its acquisition of Lucasfilm last October for $ 4.05 billion, the group had announced the creation and addition of new episodes to the saga, an all-around miraculous money machine which has brought in $ 4.4 billion worldwide since its launching in ... more >

Toy Story scribe in pole position for Star Wars job

Michael Arndt Hollywood's new star scribe?

According to a story in Vulture Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3” had already written about 40-50 pages of a treatment for the seventh chapter of the “Star Wars” franchise long before the announcement of the acquisition of Lucasfilm Disney. He would therefore be in a great position—might even be at the top of the list—to be selected among ... more >