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Disney is deliberately rejuvenating the year-end holiday box office for the third year in a row, by Lucasfilm Limited releasing its annual Star Wars movie. Disney has released the second epic science-fiction saga in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Movie Number Eight), which is called “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

Rey took her first steps into a larger world two years ago, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), and now with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker, she continues her epic journey. Writer-director Rian Johnson has asked everyone, including accredited reviewers at the première, to not write about the movie’s key plot points. However the most important information, is that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is very entertaining and well worth seeing multiple times, especially in the just stunning 3D version, or even better in the IMAX 3D version. Finally Disney has spent money wisely, that will easily ensure a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

Rey (Daisy Ridley), is initially a young padawan, but of course she is the last remaining Jedi. As seen at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” she had piloted the Millennium Falcon to where the last remaining Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) maintained his secret island hideaway. Unlike a previous Star Wars title “ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY”, there are  amazing and spectacular lightsaber battles and duels, those sequences are well worth watching again.

State-of-the-art believable CGI effects galore, with loads of inspired action sequences, millions of dollars extremely well spent, including the just simply adorable Porgs. The John Williams music is just perfect, together with the  movie’s extremely well-written character-driven script, and its brilliant ensemble cast; and yes there is huge amount of new material to work with in the future. The script also provides complex character arcs, that throughout quickly delivers the very necessary, strong character development. A new generation of stars to expand the existing Star Wars franchises, into new and exciting “galaxies far, far away …. ”

Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran.

Director: Rian Johnson

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman.

Australian Classification rated M (Science fiction violence)

Running Time is a very fast moving 152 minutes.





Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Official Trailer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY

Also screening in 3D at selected Cinemas in Sydney – – –





















In the post-Lucas era, thank you to the new owners of Lucasfilm, the first of the non trilogy movies  – ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY – has been released.

You do NOT need to have ever seen any of the previous science fiction movies in the series. Enjoy this “good final outcome, despite all the wrongs committed” 134 minutes of beautifully immersive filmmaking. The film features a gigantic action-packed battle at the end.

One of the key Rebellion events within the Star Wars timeline, this team of rebels have taken on the mission to steal the plans to the evil Galactic Empire’s as yet untested ultimate weapon of planetary destruction, The Death Star.
Continue reading ROGUE ONE : A STAR WARS STORY


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When confirming the RSVPs for the one and only STAR WARS Episode VII press screening in SYDNEY, the polite email received from DISNEY surprisingly included a very severe and stronger-than-usual hype about spoilers and embargoes: “In order to give audiences around the world the opportunity to enjoy STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS  to its fullest and allow them to discover its surprises and plot twists in the cinema, we respectfully ask that you refrain from specifying plot points in your coverage, including on social media.”

Strangely smarmy and couched in slimy corporate-speak (Wow and thank you for making me a full partner, and precisely how many revenue points for this movie, are you giving away to each journalist?).

This film is the continuation of the famous science fiction saga, all created by writer/director George Lucas . . . The movie takes place 35 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)”, 10 years after “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)” and 16 years after “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)”.

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . ” OKAY, because you asked so sweetly, there never ever is a need to explain, what actually happens anywhere during this movie.

SPOILER ALERT: “Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens” . . . yes this brand new episode in the franchise, is with little re-working, very obviously a full remake intended for millennials of the well remembered “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)”.                  Continue reading STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS