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Third ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Film Slated for 2020 Release

Third ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Film Slated for 2020 Release

Today, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced to investors several plans for their Star Wars property moving forward for the next decade. Apparently the CEO has already seen a rough cut of this years Rogue One and it looks very promising. Since this is the very first “spin-off” Star Wars film ever the company is being

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ December 25, 2018

The long rumored sequel to Disney’s 1964 film, “Mary Poppins”, is happening. Not only has Disney confirmed a December 25, 2018 release date but also a director and main cast. Rob Marshall will direct with his Mary Poppins being Emily Blunt and a new friend, Jack the Lamplighter played by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Over twenty years

Diversity Aboveground: Asians Ignored

Asians haven’t had it easy in Hollywood. For most of American film’s existence, East Asian characters have been portrayed by Caucasians in yellowface and/or consistently the villain or man servant. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong complained in a 1933 interview, “Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain of the piece,

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Diversity Aboveground: 2015 Recap

2015 was an exciting time for diversity in entertainment. Now’s the time to celebrate the triumphs that happened this year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens “It’s a phenomenon in the [film] industry that we call ‘stupid people’. There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on. You hear ‘Oh, [female superheroes]

Diversity Aboveground: Star Wars Heroes

SPOILERS BELOW!   With last column discussing how Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rebels are increasing the diversity of female characters, what about the male heroes? Are they better representing the audience watching the films? What else still needs to happen? Admiral Statura Admiral Statura is one of the leaders of the

Ahsoka, Kanan and Sabine

Diversity Aboveground: Star Wars Heroines

Spoilers Below! Star Wars isn’t known for its strong females. The original six films have Leia Organa and Padme Naberrie and about six seconds of various other females like Mon Mothma. The new television series and films are changing that. Ahsoka Tano Tano became a fan favorite on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and now

FEATURE: Paul’s Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

2015 was a rather monumental year for tentpole films. The Jurassic Park franchise made a huge comeback with Jurassic World, the Avengers won another battle with Age of Ultron, and the Star Wars saga continued with The Force Awakens. Other memorable blockbusters include The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Inside

FEATURE: Where’s Our ‘Metroid’ Film?

  Imagine sitting in a darkened auditorium, nervously munching on popcorn as discordant notes play. At any moment, those on the screen are under threat by aliens and space pirates that could be lurking anywhere. Luckily, the main heroine has a suit, skills and science on her side. Why hasn’t Samus been portrayed on the

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