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…

Star Wars Made Easy (2017) – Christian Blauvelt

DK Canada unleashes the Force with their playful and entertaining Star Wars Made Easy. Positioning itself as A Beginner’s Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, for that rare person who has never seen any of the films, Vlauvelt’s book is a lot of fun, embracing the fun that is an inherent part of the…

Star Wars: Catalyst – A Rogue One Novel (2016) – James Luceno

This weekend, new names will be added to the Star Wars cinematic universe, those of Orson Krennic, Galen, Lyra and Jyn Orso. But Star Wars readers get to know these characters already, through James Luceno’s new canon novel Catalyst. Set during the closing years of the Clone Wars and those following it, as the Rebellion…

Star Wars: Ahsoka (2016) – E.K. Johnston

Back when I first started the blog, I wrote a post about the fate of Ahsoka Tano. Of course, at that time, Ahsoka was only a Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, there was lots for her to encounter and deal with before Clone Wars came to a close, and now, she’s a regular on Rebels – I…

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) – George Lucas

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me to the final entry in the Prequel Trilogy, and arguably the strongest despite some troubling moments. While still suffering from the too clean, too digital, green-screen EVERYTHING, this one feels the closest to a Star Wars movie, and that opening sequence through the space battle over Coruscant is highly…

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) – George Lucas

  The Star Wars films continue as I delve further into George Lucas’ films thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles. This time it is the second instalment in the Prequel Trilogy. And while a considerable step-up from The Phantom Menace, this one is still too clunky and too digital. Jonathan Hale helps Lucas out on the…

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) – George Lucas

  Remember, right back before the Phantom Menace came out, when anticipation was reaching a fever pitch? I miss that. Sure we had the wonderful build up to The Force Awakens, but the gap between films was no where near as long as it had been for those of us who had been invested in…

Star Wars: Dark Disciple (2015) – Christie Golden

  The new Star Wars expanded canon universe is well on its way to being very impressive, and it’s book like Golden’s Dark Disciple that are doing it. Based on a set of unproduced scripts from the Clone Wars series, the book explores a pair of interesting characters and expands on their lives, their emotions,…

Star Wars: Lords of the Sith (2015) – Paul S. Kemp

  The new Star Wars canon has turned on some stellar stuff (Lost Stars) and some less than entertaining stuff (Aftermath), but Paul S. Kemp’s action-packed novel falls very comfortably in the stellar category, bringing us a very satisfying tale, that ties a number of Star Wars properties together through references and characters. Taking place…

Star Wars: Tarkin (2014) – James Luceno

  More adventures in the newly minted expanded canon universe of Star Wars (I’m still upset over the loss of some of the other EU moments and characters, but can’t change that now…). This time, we’re taking a look at the villains, well a few of them anyway, as we get a look at Wilhuff Tarkin before…

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…