Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part Two of Two

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It’s time for the second – and final – half of the nominations for the 2016 IJR Awards. This time it’s all about movies and documentaries. I’ll announce the winners of all categories on February 20th, before announcing my top ten films of 2016 on February 22nd. (more…)

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REVIEW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Theatrical Release Poster – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The following is a review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Directed by Gareth Edwards.

In 2015, J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens proudly announced that the good Star Wars was finally back. Gone are the days of the disappointing and operatic George Lucas prequels. With The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm proved that the future of the Star Wars saga – the episodes – were in good hands. But what about the untold stories of the prequels? To answer several unanswered questions Lucasfilm will give us these spin-off films that they call ‘Star Wars stories.’ (more…)

TRAILER RECAP: Rogue One (Official Trailer #2) – Dagobah Day #22

It is finally here! Lucasfilm just released this trailer, which is believed to be the final full-length trailer for the first Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters; Godzilla). It finally gives us a good look at Jyn Erso’s father, and we get a little bit more of Darth Vader! (more…)

Mads Mikkelsen in Rogue One – Dagobah Day #20

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Mads Mikkelsen is one of my favorite actors out there, and definitely my favorite Danish actor ever. We’ve known for a little while now that Mikkelsen is playing the father of Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) in Rogue One. But we haven’t seen his character in either of the two trailers. This month, let’s talk about what we know about the mysterious Galen Erso.
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TRAILER RECAP: Rogue One (Official Trailer #1) – Dagobah Day #18

They just released the first full official trailer for the first anthology film in the Star Wars universe – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! They released a celebration reel back when Star Wars Celebration Europe was happening, and before that they released an official teaser trailer, which I reviewed here. But now we have our first full trailer, and it’s glorious. First, let’s take a look at what was said in the trailer:
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