‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review

A clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks struggled to prove his worth throughout his life. – Character biographical blurb, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks On January 21, 2021, Hasbro released a new deluxe figure, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks in the new-style packaging for the 6-inchContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’

On July 18, 2018, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth, a non-canonical adaptation of writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Written by Ian Doescher, creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, it retells the events of the second installment ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’”

4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8

Indiana Jones fans, rejoice. The Man with the Hat and his adventures – well, the extant four – will be released on 4K UHD in less than three months. That’s right. On June 8, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark,[1] Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm willContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)

On September 18, 2012, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm Ltd. released Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, a five Blu-ray disc box set of the four Indiana Jones feature films produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. It consisted of: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark[1] (1981) Indiana Jones andContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)”

Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’

This film could very easily not be a hit. All films are a risk. I mean, there’s no way to know. You can’t predict a hit.” – George Lucas, on Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 On May 20, 2008, Del Rey Books – an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of Penguin Random HouseContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’”

Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’

Movies are an illusion. Cinema is the art of the moving image; the moving image isn’t more truthful than are cave paintings, or hieroglyphics, or the Sistine Chapel. What the artist finds is the truth behind the “truth.” Art portrays the aspirations of the society in which it is made.- George Lucas, The Star WarsContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’”

Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, 1977-1983 (40th Anniversary Edition)

In the beginning, I was struggling with the plot, just figuring out what it was going to be. I had a sense of what the Force was, how it worked, and they could do with it, but the story didn’t have room for that – yet. – George Lucas to Paul Duncan, explaining how theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, 1977-1983 (40th Anniversary Edition)”

Documentary Review: ‘Empire of Dreams: The Story of the STAR WARS Trilogy’

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004) Directed by: Kevin Burns, Edith Becker Written by: Ed Singer Starring: Robert Clotworthy (Narrator), George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, Walter Cronkite, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alan Ladd Jr., Steven Spielberg, Irvin Kershner, Joe Johnston, Dennis Muren, Warwick Davis Harrison Ford: There’s a princessContinue reading “Documentary Review: ‘Empire of Dreams: The Story of the STAR WARS Trilogy’”

Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’

The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark (2020) Based on: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020 TV Series) Edited by: Jennifer Heddle On August 25, 2020, Disney-Lucasfilm Press published The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark, an anthology of 11 short stories based on 11 episodes of Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The CloneContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’

Luke Skywalker was Annikin Starkiller. Han Solo was a “huge green-skinned guy with no nose and large gills.” And Princess Leia had a bit part. – Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays Considering how intertwined George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy is in modern pop culture, it’s hard to imagine that the film versions of AContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’”