STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Bloodline Bullshit Ruins the Revolutionary Message of Star Wars

This piece contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Now’s your last chance to turn back! Star Wars has always had a firmly-expressed family theme, whether it was the connection of the Skywalkers or the found family vibes between droids C-3PO and R2D2. In Rise of Skywalker this…

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The Rise of Skywalker: The Felker-Martin Review

This review contains extensive spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker. At the end of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Luke and Anakin Skywalker kill Emperor Palpatine, restore the Jedi Order, and liberate the galaxy from the Empire’s oppression. The entire purpose of Disney’s new trilogy appears to have been to walk…

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Oscar Isaac is Not a Coward

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a cowardly film, but actor Oscar Isaac is not a coward. Isaac, who has played Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars trilogy since 2015’s The Force Awakens, has been vocal over the years about how he viewed the character’s relationship with Finn, a former…

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How Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Made The Force Interesting

In the walled city of Iziz the caged beasts howl songs about their own matted fur into air that tastes like violence. Men stand alongside those cages, some dreaming of a home outside the walls. A nervous soldier watches from a distance, unconsciously fingering the trigger of his blaster. He’s…

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6 Extremely Real & Serious Rise of Skywalker Spoilers DO NOT POST

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marks a return to form for the multi-billion dollar film franchise. Creative genius JJ Abrams, best known as the cinematic equivalent of that horrible man that stalks your nightmares whose face you can never quite recall — whose acts of dreamlike violence slip from…

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The Rise of Skywalker Review: The Star Wars Re-Release of Star Wars Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the final chapter in the third trilogy of Star Wars films. Director J.J. Abrams kicked off this recent cycle with The Force Awakens, before the reins were passed to Rian Johnson for The Last Jedi. After kicking Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) from the…

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Late Lunch October 23, 2019: Adele Dazeem & Flay Biggs

We got a lively one with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and an extremely detailed discussion about who is and who is not a Disney Princess. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm PST (ish) on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up…

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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Merchandise Removes Rose from Images She Was Already In

As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker nears, merchandise for the film is sprouting up, but there’s a character who is notably absent from images on various shirts, tote bags and whatever else it is Disney is putting on store shelves to promote the movie. Rose Tico (played by actress Kelly Marie…

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Late Lunch August 26, 2019: Red Eyes, Bronze Robot

Dillon and John are producer-less today as they navigate news out of D23 like the shocking Rise of Skywalker footage. Also, Control and Final Fantasy XV. Last 3 minutes or so has some bad echo. That’s television for ya!!!! Won’t happen again, thanks for your patience. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast…

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7 Steps to Avoid Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spoilers

Most people wouldn’t consider the contents of a teaser trailer to be spoilers, and in most circumstances I’d agree with most people. But with something as rare as a new, honest-to-goodness Star Wars movie, some folk might feel inclined to take extra precautions. You only get one chance at a first time,…

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