My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi 1983 Directed by Richard Marquand Quick synopsis... George Lucas delivers the finale to his original epic space trilogy with the rebel forces' last stand against the Empire and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) fateful confrontation with his nemesis, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Skywalker tries to rescue Han Solo (Harrison … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Willow 1988 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Current Star Wars Thoughts

All right... I've been sitting on this for over a week now. I've let these thoughts process. I've let them stew. And, first of all, it should be noted that there will be SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I'm not writing this with the intention of blatantly spoiling the movie for anyone who … Continue reading Current Star Wars Thoughts

AFI #13 – Star Wars

Star Wars 1977 Directed by George Lucas Netflix says... Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) guides intrepid Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a valiant bid to save the captured Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). With his trusty droids and smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Skywalker must also destroy the Galactic … Continue reading AFI #13 – Star Wars

A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Leia

I know, Leia isn't technically a Disney Princess. But here's the thing... Leia is a part of the Star Wars universe, which is owned now by Disney. Leia is a princess. Ergo, Leia is a Disney Princess. Just because she isn't a part of the official princess lineup, does not make her any less worthy … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Leia

AFI #62 – American Graffiti

American Graffiti 1973 Directed by George Lucas Netflix says... Showcasing then-Hollywood-newcomers Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, director George Lucas weaves together the stories of a disparate group of teenagers as they struggle with adolescent rites of passage in 1962. On the night before two of them leave for college, four high school buddies … Continue reading AFI #62 – American Graffiti

AFI #66 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... When Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)--the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist--is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime. Creative minds Steven Spielberg and George … Continue reading AFI #66 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Last Command

Title: Star Wars: The Last Command Author: Timothy Zahn Published: 1993 The good guys won. The bad guys lost. All is right in the galaxy. Okay, that's an oversimplification of the events found in this novel. But that's kind of the gist of things. In this trilogy of books, Timothy Zahn does a great job … Continue reading The Last Command