It’s Eights Days Away from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’!

It’s eight days away from The Rise of Skywalker, just a little over a week. It’s an exhilarating thought. Today we get to celebrate this day by looking at some of the best posters from Revenge of the Sith. Enjoy!

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This feels like a precursor to The Clone Wars, which featured the Clone Troopers very heavily. Continue reading It’s Eights Days Away from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’!

A Movie Ranking: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin is an actor I’ve just met over the recent years but he has clearly ascended to becoming one of my favorite actors for his work in a variety of films. Today, I thought it would be perfect to highlight him for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

9. Everest

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As someone who binge-watched all three seasons of the thrilling reality television series on Discovery Channel, Everest: Beyond the Limit, this movie was rather boring in comparison.

8. The Goonies

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I watched The Goonies once. I wasn’t a fan. (One thing I didn’t know. Josh Brolin was in it. Wow!)

7. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Isabela Merced in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Sicario was great. Its sequel, not so much.

6. Men in Black III

Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Josh Brolin in Men in Black 3 (2012)

Seven years ago I went to see Men in Black III with my family in the movie theaters. At the time I had no idea who Josh Brolin was. Now, after my recent viewing watching the film, I was impressed by Brolin’s incredible impression of Tommy Lee Jones.

5. Sicario

Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Emily Blunt in Sicario (2015)

Sicario is an amazing film. From the directing to the music to the cinematography, and of course the acting, Sicario is a movie that you won’t soon forget. And, naturally, Josh Brolin’s character Matt Graver manages to stand out.

4. Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame is a remarkable movie, clearly. There’s a reason why it’s the highest-grossing film of all time. However, while Josh Brolin still manages to steal the show, the character of Thanos is greatly watered down as opposed to his role in Infinity War.

3. Labor Day

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Talk about a romantic movie that’ll have you riveted. Labor Day is SO GOOD!!! If you’ve never seen it, please watch it. It’s worth it.

2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Josh Brolin killed it is Thanos. It’s rare to be scared of a villain immediately but the writers made sure to let us know that Thanos was no joke, instantly. Josh Brolin, through the purple skin and CGI, brought an authenticity to the character that made him feel genuinely powerful yet…human. From a certain point of view, one can actually understand Thanos’ intentions, that is until he kills the heroes we love.

Josh Brolin is undoubtedly one of the best comic-book villains of all time.

1. No Country for Old Men

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No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie of all time. No doubt about it. The dark storytelling, the continuous plot twists, and that ending. Woo. I wasn’t ready but I’m so glad I watched this.

So, this is my movie ranking featuring Josh Brolin. I can’t wait to share with you my next movie ranking next week. It should be fun.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Co-Writer Chris Terrio Says ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Will Complete 24 Character Arcs

The Rise of Skywalker is the end of the Skywalker Saga. As such, the film has a lot of pressure riding on it to cohesively end a story 42 years in the making. J.J Abrams and Oscar-winning Chris Terrio both understand the incredible responsibility upon their shoulders and have said, multiple times, the attention to detail they have needed to tell this story in the right way.

Recently in an interview Chris Terrio announced that the film will put the bows on 24 characters’ stories. Of course, he didn’t say who these characters are but it’s always fun to speculate. So, with no further delay, here’s a crack at guessing the 24 characters he could be talking about.

Spoilers ahead!

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Anakin Skywalker, clearly, considering that he’s the one who started this whole Skywalker story to begin with. The Rise of Skywalker will undoubtedly feature a thrilling return from Hayden Christensen as he reprises his role to save the galaxy from Palpatine’s plan.

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Yoda has played an important role in this story, from his debut in The Empire Strikes Back to his latest role in The Last Jedi, Yoda will surely return one last time to be as awesome as ever. Continue reading Co-Writer Chris Terrio Says ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Will Complete 24 Character Arcs

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Seventeen

Rey was exhausted. Hours of running through an empty field following an invisible trail that seemed to be leading her nowhere were tiresome but she wouldn’t give up hope. She had never lost hope that Ben Solo was still alive and sure enough, nearly fifteen years after losing him, he appeared on her front step, as if out of thin air.

And even now, alone and lost in a strange world, she knew that he was okay. The bond that had brought them together wasn’t severed. At least…not yet.

The dark sky seemed to grow even darker and when Rey felt that her legs wouldn’t take her much further she brought herself to a stop. Breathing heavily, she sat down on the soft grass. She looked up at the sky and noticed there was no moon. And yet there was a light that covered the land in a dim brightness, allowing her to see.

Wherever she was, this world was getting stranger and stranger by the second. Her eyes eventually began to grow heavy and eventually, she gave in to her exhaustion, laying down and allowing the soft grass to lull to her sleep.

But her sleep was not peaceful. Instead, fear gripped her dreams. There was the moment she lost Ben Solo on Malachor, seemingly buried under an avalanche of rocks. Her daughter was standing in the grasslands of their previous home planet, facing The Whisper while Rey was helpless, trapped in a ship that was being pulled toward a monstrous face in the clouds. And then Rey found herself standing in a dark temple alone, her blue lightsaber lighting the room in a faint blue glow.

“Ora,” she called.

She heard the ignition of a lightsaber and when she turned she saw her daughter advancing on her, her purple double-bladed lightsaber glowing menacingly in her hand.

“Ora,” Rey said, backing away from her daughter whose eyes were yellow with wickedness. She shook her head. “No.”

Your daughter is powerful, The Whisper’s voice reverberated off of the walls. Smart. Capable. Everything that you could’ve been.

“Leave my daughter alone,” Rey said, her grip tightening on her hilt.

She knows what real power is. She knows that you are barring her way forward. And she knows that my only goal is to create peace.

“You have brought despair and fear to billions! How can that be called peace?!”

Peace is a lack of war. Do not be so blinded by your hatred for me that you do not see the beauty of such prosperity.

“The only people who are prospering under your rule are criminals and wicked people.”

The Light clouds your judgment. Your dogmatic views have made you weak. But this one, this one understands what it takes to keep order.

Rey blinked and suddenly Ben Solo was kneeling on the ground, Ora’s lightsaber at the back of his neck.

He was a disappointment. A weakling. And in my galaxy, weakness is eradicated.

He locked eyes with Rey and in them, she saw only tears.

“Run,” he mouthed.

Rey’s eyes widened as Ora’s lightsaber raised in her hands.

“No!”

Rey woke with a start. Her heart was hammering in her chest and eyes were filled with tears. Despite herself, in the darkness of the night, she pulled her knees to her chest and wept.