In 1980, George Lucas brought Star Wars second installment, The Empire Strikes Back, to the big screen. It was a darker, more somber and much better movie than it’s predecessor. He then followed this movie up in 1983 with a lighter, “funnier” and “fluffier” movie in … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Review
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movie Scenes Number 20: “I Love You – I Know.”
Shadow of the Empire is an ambitious but forgotten chapter in Star Wars history. It was an attempt to tell a story which bridged the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It featured a tie-in book, … Continue reading A Look Back at Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire
Return of the Jedi gives us some great set-pieces but little else of actual substance. After the great story, action and cliffhanger that comprised The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi starts strongly but soon comes undone by its lack … Continue reading Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) Review
Disney have gone full force (sorry) with their Star Wars universe. A film a year, some following the “official” Star Wars story and others filling the gaps in-between or adding some depth to the wider universe. Add to this their original … Continue reading Why Disney should fill in the Star Wars gaps
The Empire Strikes Back is how you do a sequel. The best way of building onto a movie that already has great characters, a solid fan base and a world full of mythology and history is to expand and develop. Don’t … Continue reading Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Review
There is nothing worse than a spoiler! Or more specifically, nothing worst than the tool that ends up spoiling a film/tv show for you. It’s probably top of my “soft hatred” list. (things you hate that aren’t a big deal!) Whenever … Continue reading When is a Spoiler no longer a Spoiler?