The Mandalorian, not The Rise of Skywalker, is the future of the Star Wars franchise.

The Mandalorian, not The Rise of Skywalker, is the future of the Star Wars franchise.

Carl Weathers and Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Two Little Women Superfans Debate the New Movie’s Inception-Style Ending C’mon, There Is No Recognizable Human Behavior in Uncut Gems LeBron James, Patrick Beverley, and the Horrors of Instant Replay How Faithful Is the New Little Women Movie to Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved Novel? … Read more…

Rise of Skywalker' proves the franchise should step back

Rise of Skywalker’ proves the franchise should step back

“Star Wars” has come to an end. Not the end, of course – there’s much more money for Disney to make, plus Scrooge McDuck’s coffers go to infinity and beyond. But “The Rise of Skywalker” both wraps up 42 years of galactic storytelling and proves it’s time for “Star Wars” movies to go away. For … Read more…

Women Directors Who Could Helm Franchise – Variety

Women Directors Who Could Helm Franchise – Variety

It’s not easy to sustain a beloved series over nine films and 43 years and many directors. But all the principally credited directors of the core “Star Wars” films, plus “Rogue One” and “Solo,” have been men. Enthusiasm for the franchise seems to be waning slightly, and “Rise of Skywalker” became the first of the … Read more…

'Star Wars': A look back at the franchise before 'The Rise of Skywalker'

‘Star Wars’: A look back at the franchise before ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The first “Star Wars” film, “A New Hope” was released 42 years ago in 1977. Since then, countless films, video games, television spin-offs and books have been produced to fill in every corner of the galaxy far, far away. What started out as a campy, low-budget sci-fi flick that was expected to flop, quickly grew … Read more…

The Rise Of Skywalker’ Proves Fan Service And Nostalgia Can Kill A Franchise [Spoilers]

The Rise Of Skywalker’ Proves Fan Service And Nostalgia Can Kill A Franchise [Spoilers]

Daisy Ridley in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Lucasfilm Ltd. This post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker faced ridiculous odds from the start. Not only did the film have to wrap up both the latest Star Wars trilogy and the nine-movie Skywalker Saga … Read more…

Charlotte awarded 30th MLS franchise after paying record-breaking expansion fee

Charlotte awarded 30th MLS franchise after paying record-breaking expansion fee

The league’s rapid expansion continued as Charlotte prepares to have an expansion team in place for the 2021 campaign Major League Soccer’s rapid expansion process continues as the league announced on Tuesday that Charlotte have been awarded an expansion team for 2021. Charlotte will become the 30th franchise to join the league, with Carolina Panthers owner David … Read more…