My top five most anticipated movies of 2018 – The ESO Network

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2018! There will be plenty of movies to look forward to in theaters this year, including a certain little Marvel movie that will wrap up a decade of build-up. It might make a little money at the box office. 😉 Although it’s always hard to narrow my list down, here are the top five movies I’m most excited about this year! 1. Avengers: Infinity War (May 4), Black Panther (Feb. 16), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6) I’m already cheating on my supposed “five movie limit” by combining […]

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Countdown to ‘The Last Jedi’: Final theories, predictions and thoughts – The ESO Network

We’ve now got only a week to go before theaters begin their Thursday night previews of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” I’m already beyond hyped — I’ve got my tickets and my Rey cosplay ready to go, and I’ve begun my daily check of Rotten Tomatoes for advance reviews, hoping they’re good (though of course I’ll be seeing it regardless…but please, reviews be good!). Just as “The Force Awakens” was an echo of “A New Hope,” I believe “The Last Jedi” will be an echo of “The Empire Strikes Back” — a darker twist on our favorite space opera, where […]

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‘This is not going to go the way you think’: Decoding the latest trailer for ‘The Last Jedi’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

When I heard rumors that the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” might contain some spoilers, I really did consider not watching it, just so I could go into the movie with as few expectations and assumptions as possible. However, my resolve lasted all of two seconds when I saw the new trailer pop up on one of my social media newsfeeds. I watched it, squealed so loud I scared my cat, and then watched it again. There’s a lot to unpack from this trailer, and I’d love to hear all of your theories as well. The first […]

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Musical (director) chairs: Why the recent shakeups at Lucasfilm aren’t necessarily a bad thing – The ESO Broadcasting Network

So far, I’ve been very pleased with the way Disney has handled the Star Wars universe since they purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012. I loved “Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” I’m still a little bummed Disney made the old Star Wars Expanded Universe novels go away, but the new canon novels are getting better (the “Rogue One” novelization is excellent, by the way). However, there have been a few road bumps in Star Wars land this year. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller — directors of the upcoming Han Solo prequel film, perhaps best […]

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Fall/winter 2017 movie preview – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Late August to early September can be a pretty “blah” time at the box office — in fact, this past weekend, the box office hit its lowest point in 16 years. However, help is on the way! There are plenty of great movies scheduled for fall and winter this year — perhaps an even stronger group of films than the summer blockbuster season. It’s tough to narrow it down, but here are the ones I’m most looking forward to: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Sept. 22 The first “Kingsman” was a love it or hate it movie — it’s a quirky, […]

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