Star Wars: Han Solo at Star’s End (1979) – Brian Daley

Back in 1979 there wasn’t a lot in the way of Star Wars stories, there definitely wasn’t the Expanded Universe (now the Legends series) or the new canon series of novels. There were Marvel comics which were hokey but still fun, and before The Empire Strikes Back came along we had to use our imagination…

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Alden Ehrenreich takes on the iconic role of scoundrel and smuggler Han Solo, as Lawrence Kasdan, and his son Jonathan Kasdan pen the script for the Ron Howard directed film which comes home on blu-ray and DVD today from Disney and Lucasfilm. While it stumbled a bit at the box office, coming to close on…

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Ron Howard

Punch it, Chewie! Ron Howard, a reliable journeyman director takes us back to a galaxy far, far away this week when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres. Penned by one of the most reliable of  the Lucasfilm scribes, Lawrence Kasdan, and his son, Jonathan Kasdan, the film introduces Alden Ehrenreich in the role made…

Frozen (2013) – Chris Buck, and Jennifer Lee

The last title on the What Else to Watch list from DK Canada’s The Movie Book following its recommendation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is this this update of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story The Snow Queen. Featuring an enjoyable cast of characters, as well as a number of songs that have…

Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt (2016) – Chuck Wendig

  Chuck Wendig takes us back to a galaxy far, far away  with his second instalment in his Aftermath series. Covering the event and years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Wendig seems to be much more at home in the universe this time around, and crafts an involving stories as we catch…

Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run (2015) – Greg Rucka

  So how many times have I seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens by the time this post goes up? Who knows!!! This week on the Book Shelf I dug into the third of the new ‘Young Adult’ books written around our original heroes, set during the original trilogy, but with tie-ins to the new…

Issues Vol. 19

It was a quiet week last week, which was good, as Sue and I were busy with the con, but Kirk had quite a pull for me this week when I strolled into West End Comics, check out this list… Providence (Avatar comics) issue 5, written by Alan Moore, art by Jacen Burrows, colors by…

Star Wars: Aftermath (2015) – Chuck Wendig

  The Journey to The Force Awakens continues… we’ve had the first issue of the comic, and now comes the new novel, set in the newly established timeline, which sadly jettisoned some of the great stories that created the Expanded Universe that have been in place for over two decades. Aftermath picks up a few…

Hot Docs: Shooting Bigfoot – Morgan Matthews

I want to believe. I’ve always wanted to. I like the idea that the legends and stories of monsters and creatures of unknown origin can exist in our world, it adds mystery and excitement to things. Growing up I would read about UFOs, aliens, Loch Ness, ghosts, and bigfoot. These ideas fascinated me, and from time…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Irvin Kershner

Oh yeah, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies is kicking into high gear now, with lots of familiar titles (heck I own a good percentage of them from here on out) so this should be a lot of fun! 1980, I was still living in Borden, Ontario and that was where I first saw The Empire Strikes…

Star Wars (1977) – George Lucas

  The 101 Sci-Fi movies from this point on will, for the majority be movies I’ve seen, and in a lot of cases probably own, but I’m looking forward to revisiting them as the list brings them to me. I’ve spoken about Star Wars on these pages before, the first time i saw it, my…