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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Trailer Impresses (Most) Fans, Some Vent Sexist Frustrations

We finally have some footage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is the first stand alone in the new canon Star Wars universe…

The teaser trailer, an AT-AT filed minute and a half, has blown the pants off  diehards and skeptical fans alike, leaving them looking forward to the December premiere like a kid looks forward to Christmas. Most of them anyway…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – What’s Next For Star Wars

The Disney/Lucasfilms plan to keep Star Wars at the forefront of our minds for the foreseeable future is certainly working.

Even the animated series Disney’s Rebels and the slew of books filled with back story secrets aren’t enough to satisfy fans. The next film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just under a year away and already the rumors are flying at light speed.

***Warning: Contains potential spoilers***

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Random-Ass Movie Reviews: Ip Man 2 (or Rocky 4…)

 

Let’s play: Ip Man 2 or Rocky IV!

While watching Ip Man 2 (2010) starring Donnie Yen, a song kept repeating in my head. I had a hard time understanding why one line kept circulating through my thoughts, and an equally hard time understanding my compulsion to be in a Siberian forest trying to outrun Russian KGB agents. Then, as the song started materializing out of my mouth, it became clear: “There’s no easy way out/There’s no shortcut home!”

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Random-Ass Movie Reviews: IP MAN (or Yip Man to you hipsters)

When I sit down to watch a kung fu flick, I expect ridiculous action, a killer soundtrack, and a main character that has the ability to kick everyone’s asses, but won’t because of a higher sense of morality, spirituality, or justice. Now you might be thinking, “Wow, that sounds like a description of Batman Forever!” Shut up your face.

Ip Man was really more than simply a Kung Fu flick; it was a quasi-biopic concerned with the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art of Wing Chun (No, not Wang Chung, but like you, I also love that band). While this film, upon cursory research, has severe historical and biographical inaccuracies, the basic premise behind it stands tall:

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