Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 44: Analyzing the latest ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer

Holy Chewbacca, how awesome was that trailer?! J.J. Abrams is certainly known for making an entrance but I didn’t expect to be so blown away by the scintillating imagery of each individual frame. In fact, only the last shot is as close to conventional as the teaser gets…though in that particular instance I think all […]

Awards Profile: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

Watch Kevin Smith talk about visiting the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Over in Switzerland this weekend at the annual Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Kevin Smith was giving a Master Class talk, which basically was a normal Q and A session of his. Nothing newsworthy there, right? Well, besides just being something I always enjoy, at one point during the session he was asked about visiting […]

Oscar Isaac: Too Hot to Handle in 2014?

Anyone who reads knows that last year I did everything but bribe the Academy to cite and remember the towering performance of Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.  The 35-year-old actor charmed the pants off many critics and earned himself a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 18: My Problem with “Adaptation Phobia”

FOREWARNING: There will be MAJOR spoiler talk in this article with regards to several high profile franchises, so be wary of this fact before continuing on to read. So guys and gals, I have a problem. It seems everywhere I look, popular franchises are either being rebooted, star super-sized, or used as platforms to boost […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 17: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 2

Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Sci-Fi Fridays episode continues where I last left off: going through the roster of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII and determining their respective roles in the new film based on what little info we know. Last week I speculated on the unnamed characters played by Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac […]

More ‘Star Wars’ casting news still to come

The buzz around yesterday’s casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII was about as positive as J.J. Abrams and company could have hoped for. That being said, it’s still a male dominate universe, though rumor has it the odds are going to be evened out somewhat in the coming days. Apparently this weekend was when […]

New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Revealed – Includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and More

Yes folks, after one of the longest stretches of just out and out speculation that we’ve seen among movie fans, Disney and LucasFilm officially announced who J.J. Abrams would be directing in Star Wars: Episode VII, and apparently Inside Llewyn Davis is a popular flick in a galaxy far far away. Awards Circuit favorite Oscar […]