Valentine’s Day gifts for ‘Star Wars’ and Disney lovers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re here to share some chic jewelry options for the special Disney and/or Star Wars fans in your life! These gifts can be for a loved one, a bestie, or even, for yourself!  Limited Edition “The Child” (aka Baby Yoda) Necklace from the hit series The Mandalorian. … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day gifts for ‘Star Wars’ and Disney lovers”

Redefining ‘Star Wars’ with new ‘Mandalorian’ score

For decades, the sound of Star Wars had been defined by one man: John Williams. And then Ludwig Göransson came along. Six months before cameras rolled on Disney+’s The Mandalorian—the first-ever live-action Star Wars series—showrunner, writer, director, executive producer and Disney Legend Jon Favreau invited Göransson, a Grammy®-and Oscar®-winning composer, to visit his production headquarters in Playa Vista, California. “That … Continue reading “Redefining ‘Star Wars’ with new ‘Mandalorian’ score”

Disney pushes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’

The summer “Blockbuster Season” is officially lost. As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, forcing cities to restrict openings and keep theaters closed, Disney has been forced to shuffle its release window for the next few years, affecting 2020 films including the highly-anticipated Mulan. The live-action version of Mulan has been postponed indefinitely and … Continue reading “Disney pushes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’”

Turning love of ‘Star Wars’ into a functioning vacuum

God bless you Matthew Scott Hunter. Since Bud Light is bringing back its “Real Men of Genius” campaign, may we nominate Hunter for this? This real genius has combined his desire to have clean floors with his love of Star Wars and created an R2-D2-like Roomba. Meet R9-D9. According to the story on tech site, … Continue reading “Turning love of ‘Star Wars’ into a functioning vacuum”

11 things you need to know about ‘Star Wars’ fans

Happy May the Fourth! If you are a die-hard Star Wars fan you know that today is official Star Wars Day. As the universe and fandom have expanded (like a Death Star exploding) over the last four decades, May the Fourth has grown from a niche tradition among hardcore fans into an international sensation and … Continue reading “11 things you need to know about ‘Star Wars’ fans”

Female-led ‘Star Wars’ coming from ‘Russian Doll’ creator

Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Russian Doll, will bring a new all female-led Star Wars to Disney+. This news comes following the reveal that work has already started on The Mandalorian season three. Obi-Wan Kenobi also landed a writer not too long ago, while Cassian Andor has made some big casting additions. Russian Doll was nominated … Continue reading “Female-led ‘Star Wars’ coming from ‘Russian Doll’ creator”

Rumor mill: Lucas open to returning to ‘Star Wars’

Take this with a Death Star-sized grain of salt. But according to several different reports surfacing on various outlets, George Lucas has apparently told someone to hold his lightsaber, because he is reportedly interested in returning to the galaxy he created a long time ago. If…. And that, friends, wookies and X-wing pilots is a … Continue reading “Rumor mill: Lucas open to returning to ‘Star Wars’”

Non-spoiler review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Well cinephiles and Jedis, The Rise of Skywalker is no Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 3 or Return of the King. But it’s also nowhere near as bad as Twilight: Breaking Dawn or Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In other words, director J.J. Abrams landed the behemoth 9-film saga, but he didn’t stick it. Like the Millennium … Continue reading “Non-spoiler review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’”

BK, Germany offers free whopper to spoil ‘Star Wars’

Talk about having a last meal. Created by Hamburg agency Grabarz & Partner, Burger King Germany is offering free Whoppers to fans… for a price – spoil Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before it opens on December 18. Oh, BK. I’d rather get my hand chopped off by Darth Vader. However, that’s me. If … Continue reading “BK, Germany offers free whopper to spoil ‘Star Wars’”

mcgarrybowen, United go full force for ‘Star Wars’

Brands are now coming out in full force (see what I did there?) for their cross-promotions with the film that could possibly outgross this year’s Avengers: Endgame. Yes, we’re talking Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and United is all in with their tie-“fighter”-in. Last week, we reported on United’s new Star Wars branded Boeing … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen, United go full force for ‘Star Wars’”

Dad, daughter play ‘Star Wars’ fantasy for EA, Xbox

When my daughter Chloe was say, 5 or 6, we would watch the classic animated show Justice League on Cartoon Network. Chloe, in her pajamas, would run to our TV and scream out every superhero’s name that would appear on screen during the opening credits. “Batman.. Wonder Woman… Green Lantern… Superman… Martian Manhunter… Flash… Hawkgirl.” … Continue reading “Dad, daughter play ‘Star Wars’ fantasy for EA, Xbox”

The force is with new United ‘Star Wars’ 737

The galaxy just got a little friendlier as United Airlines has teamed up with Disney and LucasFilm for the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Passengers will begin flying to known worlds in November when United officially unveils an all-new Star Wars-themed paint design on … Continue reading “The force is with new United ‘Star Wars’ 737”

Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

It’s a poorly kept secret that your ol’ pal, The Geek, was not a fan of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No, unlike many trolls living in their mother’s basement, I did not object completely to the pandering of Social Justice Warriors and #Metoo. Although, the pandering was ridiculously overt. No, I hated … Continue reading “Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’”

New ‘Star Wars’ footage features “Dark Rey”

We are four months away from seeing how the 42-year-old, 9-episode Star Wars saga ends. Saturday at D23, Disney’s annual convention for all things Disney in Anaheim, saw J.J. Abrams and the cast of The Rise of Skywalker present a sneak peek of the upcoming blockbuster. Onstage to present the new footage and poster was … Continue reading “New ‘Star Wars’ footage features “Dark Rey””

‘Star Wars’ panel unveils Episode IX title and trailer

The Rise of Skywalker. Hyperdrive on that for a minute, Jedis. After almost 40 years, director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have announced the title of Episode IX to an adoring and excited Star Wars crowd comprised of Jedi and Sith lovers on the first day of the weekend-long Star Wars Celebration 2019. … Continue reading “‘Star Wars’ panel unveils Episode IX title and trailer”

Gary Kurtz, Producer on ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back’ dies

He was the man who came up with the title, The Empire Strikes Back. Not George Lucas. Gary Kurtz. And today, The BBC is reporting that the producer on Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, lost his battle to Cancer and passed away on Sunday in North London, England. According to a statement by … Continue reading “Gary Kurtz, Producer on ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back’ dies”

New low for ‘Solo’ as new ‘Star Wars’ film crashes

The numbers for Solo: A Star Wars Story were well… not force-worthy. The film is now projected to make $29.3 million this weekend, a 64 percent drop from its $84.7 million launch. The REEL360 team can hear Chewie crying. This amount would push the 10-day total for “Solo” up to $148.9 million, according to comScore, … Continue reading “New low for ‘Solo’ as new ‘Star Wars’ film crashes”

Weekend BO: So lo can you go? New ‘Star Wars’ film tanks

Is Star Wars fatigue starting to set in? Or, like the REEL360 Team, were audiences not that interested in seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story? According to comScore, the three-day opening estimates are currently sitting at $84.7 million, well below the $108.4 million Revenge of the Sith made in its first weekend. It’s also 46% … Continue reading “Weekend BO: So lo can you go? New ‘Star Wars’ film tanks”

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ … yeaaaaaaaaaaaah not really

While A Star Wars Story is in the title of the film, this is NOT a Star Wars movie (EDITORS NOTE: This is a repost from the blog Just Joia Shootin the Sh*t) I felt a little disappointed because it was missing the traditional Star Wars opening crawl while being blasted by the music of … Continue reading “‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ … yeaaaaaaaaaaaah not really”

Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more

On Thursday, December 10, 2020 during The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day webcast, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced an incredible number of new films, series, and surprises that will expand the Star Wars galaxy. After the show’s unprecedented success, winning seven Emmy Awards, The Mandalorian has inspired two spin-off series called The Rangers of the … Continue reading “Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more”