Star Wars: The Force Awakens Isn’t Really A Remake Of A New Hope

The Force Awakens is really a “creative remix” of the original trilogy, and there’s a strikingly good reason for this that might shed light on the future of the entire franchise.

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For Now, Rey From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Not A Great Character

No one can deny that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a huge win for Lucasfilm and Disney. It delivered on years of cautious hype with a solid movie that made an egregious amount of money for the studio. Fans loved it. The critics loved it. Even the harshest criticisms lobbed at the movie (like

Retronalysis: ‘Dazed and Confused’ Ruined Teen Comedies in the Best Way Possible

Before there was boyhood, Richard Linklater was dazed and confused, transplanting his own experiences as an angsty teenager growing up in 1976 onto the big screen. So what works in Dazed in Confused has a lot more to do with Linklater himself than the admirable cast, as it was the 90s comedy that undermined

Retronalysis: Sacha Baron Cohen is the Only Great Thing About ‘Borat’

At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan as an important movie because of its popularity (as well as the length of that subtitle). Not that anything is wrong with being popular, it’s just tempting in hindsight to attribute the movie’s

Snarcasm: Disney is Eating Pixar’s Lunch

Disney and Pixar are battling for your animation-loving soul. Or they’re not at all, actually.

Let’s Break Down the New “Thor: The Dark World” Trailer

The new trailer for Thor: The Dark World has just come out and unsurprisingly confused moviegoers everywhere. Luckily, screenshots and sarcasm exist, so I broke down what I got out of the whole thing. Here’s the trailer first, and then we’ll have an honest discussion: The trailer kicks off where the last