Solo: a Star Wars Story – Review and Spoiler-Free Analysis

Going into Solo: a Star Wars Story, I had my own fair share of reservations due to production shakeups and even the very idea of this movie. Maybe you’ve heard this before: “No one asked for a Han Solo movie.” “Disney is ruining Star Wars.” “Jon Negroni’s YouTube channel is a disgrace.”

All of these points are valid, but for me, Solo happens to be a genuinely satisfying summer movie, and even one worth analyzing. In the video above, I give a spoiler-free review and analysis of the movie, spending most of my time discussing my personal baggage with Han as a character in the original trilogy, plus a lot of what you can expect overall from his adventurous origin story.

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Part-Time Characters: Star Wars The Last Jedi (Spoiler Discussion)

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The One Where We Are All Angry #NotMyLuke

Star Wars Episode VII came out in theaters a week ago and Part-Time Characters is finally ready to talk about The Last Jedi with all of the spoilers and rage. Accompanied by our guest, Jerry Rodriguez, we let the hate flow through us as we discuss the out of place humor, the new character pairings and ‘the twist’ that people either love or hate.

Be warned. We talk about every little detail of this movie. There will be all the spoilers. If you haven’t seen this movie yet and don’t want it spoiled for you, maybe come back in a week and have a listen.

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Cinemaholics Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the only film we talked about on this week’s podcast, and boy did we talk for a while. Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines joined me for a three-pronged discussion.

First, we shared our thoughts on the entire Star Wars filmography so far in order to give an overall impression of where we’re at with these movies going into The Last Jedi. Next, our spoiler-free review of the film. Finally, we dove into a full spoiler discussion, so keep an ear out for our spoiler warning and transition music.

Because we recorded this episode on Friday, some of the negative backlash to the film had already come to light, giving us a chance to address some of it throughout our review. Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments.

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2017 Fall Movie Preview — Cinemaholics

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When we first sat down to list out our most anticipated fall movies for this Cinemaholics episode, I expected there’d be too many to count. In a way that’s true (we had to list out some honorable mentions, and even that wasn’t enough to cover everything), but I do think we’ve narrowed things down to a preview of films you should have your eye on.

And to make things easier, we inadvertently stuck with “categories” for our picks. I have some franchise films, Will Ashton chose a bunch of indie comedies, and Maveryke Hines stuck with horror for the most part. For obvious reasons, we don’t go into much detail about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which barely makes the cutoff anyway. Needless to say, we’re all going to check that one out.

So sit back and enjoy this list of Fall movies we plan on checking out over the next few months. And for those of you who voted for us to do this type of episode in our Twitter poll, thanks for helping out your fellow Cinemaholics.

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Which is Better? Star Wars: The Force Awakens vs. Rogue One

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.

The Lost City of Z, Rey’s Parents, And American Gods — Cinemaholics

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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The LIGHTSABER Theory: Rey Is Not A Skywalker, Solo, Or Kenobi

Rey’s parents and backstory have already been explained in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The lightsaber is the key.