Carrie Fisher – Giving Hope After 2016

carrie_fisher_2013Life is hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, an operations manager or a general overthrowing an evil empire. It gets busy or boring, and so we escape. Some escape into video games, or sports or in my case stories and movies.

I think that this is why it’s taken me this long to write anything down about Carrie Fisher passing away. It’s been almost a week and I’m finally ready. I get that grieving over someone that I never knew personally may seem to some as odd. Especially if those who find it odd were never Star Wars fans or nerds. Even I was shocked as how much Carrie Fisher’s passing affected me. The last celebrity I cried over was Robin Williams, he always made me laugh when I wanted to cry and his passing was out of nowhere. Carrie’s on the other hand felt like a sucker punch. Continue reading “Carrie Fisher – Giving Hope After 2016” »

Bringing Balance to The Force Awakens

tfa_poster_wide_header-1536x864-959818851016Hi Readers,

Almost two weeks after its release (a release I drove two hours to see in IMAX at 10:00 pm on a week night), I finally have the time and mindset to give what I hope is a review that will bring balance to the fans, because while several love the film like the Jedi love the light side, the dark side has some pretty strong (and at times valid) complaints. Beware though, reading leads to spoilers, which will in all likelihood lead to hate and suffering.

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Why Practically Everyone Will Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Baba Joe Hall H SDCC 2015 SDCC15Hi Readers,

While there are a slew of SDCC posts to come, once I sort through pictures, I wanted to take a moment to explain why, regardless in what at year end is reflected in box office dollars, or how frequently nerds might rage online in December, that for all practical purposes Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be beloved by all who watch it.

Because Episode VII, as demonstrated at San Diego Comic-Con will be as practical as possible when it comes to effects, and that will make all the difference in the galaxy! Continue reading “Why Practically Everyone Will Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens” »