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May the fourth be with you! Do you realize how amazing it is that Star Wars is so beloved, and such a cultural institution that we have pretty much a national holiday celebrating the franchise? Unreal. Amazing. These were my favorite movies growing up, and they continue to be my favorite movies today. As a child of the 90s, I don't even hate the prequels that much. They're obviously not *good* movies, but I have a soft spot for them...
I like to think that I live in a world where everyone else—or at least most people—are as completely and utterly obsessed with the Star Wars movies. Two years ago, I saw The Force Awakens in theaters three times. I saw Rogue One twice in theaters this past winter. When I spoke a couple weeks ago with former-SNL star Taran Killam, I was more excited to talk about Star Wars with him than when he told me that the President could barely...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by Gareth Edwards Opens December 16 All seven episodes of the Star Wars saga have been about fighting (or, in the case of the underrated prequels, accidentally surrendering to) fascism. But by the time the series was revived in last year's Episode VII, The Force Awakens, the movie's insistence on reprising the structure of A New Hope (or, as the strident insist, Just Star Wars) put the Empire, er, excuse...
For the first time in the history of the world, we are in the second consecutive year of a Star Wars film release. This is no small deal. There aren’t many other film franchises that resonate with people on such an emotional level—I love the Marvel movies but they don't create benchmark memories the way Star Wars films historically have. I'll never forget the feeling in my stomach just last year, as I sat fully-reclined in a mid-level seat,...

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