Tag Archives: Rian Johnson

First Impressions of The Last Jedi through other Sci-Fi

One of my biggest critiques of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it relied too much on nostalgia. At times, it seemed like a soft reboot of A New Hope. Naturally, this led me to worry that Disney was … Continue reading

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“Looper” by Rian Johnson

Note: I saw Looper years ago, but am posting some brief thoughts because director Rian Johnson was recently selected to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII… There’s a lot about Looper that I appreciate. Looper goes beyond the usual tropes about assassinating Hitler … Continue reading

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Rogue One & Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Wars.com has just announced that the first standalone Star Wars film will be titled “Rogue One,” directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones. Meanwhile, Episode VIII will be directed by Rian Johnson and will be released on May 26, 2017 – … Continue reading

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