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April Nerd Block Unboxing

Talk about a turn around. Earlier this month, I did a review of my March Nerd Block Box. It was…well…okay. I loved some items and meanwhile tucked others away in a closet. NOT THIS MONTH. Yesterday the April Nerd Block plopped onto my porch. I was excited and curious to see what was in it. This time, I was not ...

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“Where’s Rey in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?”

This is an article for those who don’t know much about Star Wars, and saw the trailer for Rogue One. “I just saw the new Star Wars teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and I’m confused. Isn’t this Episode VIII? Where’s Rey? Where’s Finn? Where’s Luke?” Didn’t you see Rey in the trailer? Just kidding. That’s Felicity Jones in the role of Jyn Erso. ...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer First Reactions

Ever since Disney announced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last March, fans haven’t seemed sure what to expect of the film. All seven previous Star Wars films focused on the Skywalker family saga. However, Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, has been advertised as something different. It’s the story about the Rebellion’s attempts to steal ...

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Is Rey a Superhero?

  For the most part, audiences fell in love with Rey in The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley brought an irrepressible charm and energy to the role. Over the holidays, people were frustrated by the lack of Rey merchandising available in stores. But there have been questions about her development as a character. For example, screenwriter Max Landis calls Rey too ...

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Adding “The Force Awakens” to the Star Wars Ring

The Force Awakens is clearly soaked in nostalgia, to the point where some critics allege that it’s little more than a copy of the original Star Wars film. I addressed this claim in my last post. The film isn’t just a remake, reboot, or “requel” of A New Hope. The film mirrors the past, but often does so in new ...

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Did The Force Awakens Plagiarize Star Wars?

Every four years, Americans are confronted with a basic question during presidential elections: change or more of the same? In the 2016 presidential campaign, the winning mantra definitely seems to be “change” of some sort, whether on the extreme left or the extreme right. In Star Wars fandom, audiences voted with their wallets for “more of the same” in The ...

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Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi

Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Return of the Jedi, the final film in the story… until now! For almost 30 years, Return of the Jedi was the end of the Star Wars saga. ...

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First Impressions: The Force Awakens – SPOILER FREE

First Impressions: The Force Awakens (*Spoiler-Free*) by Dom Nardi I finally had a chance to see The Force Awakens! This review is intended to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who have not had a chance to see the film yet. Later next week, I will write a more detailed review with spoilers to discuss some important moments in ...

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The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews”

The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Perhaps when Chewbacca needs some comforting food—such as when he seems on the verge of losing an important game while traveling around the galaxy—he might like to nibble on these decadent treats. These have the added bonus of being excellent winter holiday cookies! “Chewie Chews” ⅓ cup soft salted butter ...

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