‘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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2017 summer movie preview – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Summer blockbuster season is almost here! The summer movie season kicks off with the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, and there’s a (potential) blockbuster pretty much every weekend till August. Here are the biggest movies to keep on your radar: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5) is my most anticipated movie of the summer and, unless there’s a surprise breakout film, it will likely be the biggest money-maker of the season. The previews so far have been tons of fun (I’m betting Drax and Baby Groot will steal the show). However, the […]

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Return of the Jedi? Thoughts on the new trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Let the analysis begin! The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” premiered last week, and fans immediately began dissecting it, puzzling over it, and speculating where the franchise is heading. The fascinating thing about the new Star Wars trilogy is that fans have no idea where the franchise is heading. With the prequels and even “Rogue One,” we knew where the story was ultimately going: the fall of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and the construction and destruction of the Death Star. But with “Episode VIII,” Disney and Lucasfilm are venturing into uncharted waters. Literally anything could […]

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