Comparisons between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have always been an inevitable result of these two movies releasing just 12 months apart. And though they’re two very different films (one is a franchise opener and the other a prequel standalone), TFA and RO are both representative of the future that is Star Wars, one of the most beloved mythologies in modern history.
This week’s episode of Cinemaholics kicks off with some big movie news leading up to our main segment: Who are Rey’s parents in Star Wars? Then we do a featured review for The Lost City of Z, the latest film from director James Gray.
Next, we spent some time digging into The Get Down Part 2 on Netflix and American Gods Season 1 on Starz. Enjoy the show!
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