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My Ten Favorite Movie Endings

I’ve seen a whole bunch of GREAT movies in my time but there’s nothing more memorable than an awesome ending. A movie can be really good but if the ending is sub par then the movie ends up being sub par. So, I’m here to share with you the ten movie endings that have utterly rocked my world, in fascinating, thrilling, and sometimes chilling ways. Enjoy!

(And this isn’t a ranking.) ūüôā

The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back is easily one of the greatest Star Wars movies (and sci-fi films) ever made. Every time I watch it I am simply awed by the fact that it came out in 1980 because it is still, to this day, one of the best renditions of special effects ever created in a movie. From the asteroid field chase to the Cloud City sequence this movie is filled with incredible moments but the ending of the film is literally the cherry on the sundae.

The movie is already really, really good but the ending is simply magical for me. It has made me cry, covered me in super goosebumps, and just taken my imagination to other places. It’s definitely one of my favorite endings.

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The Trailer For ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Is Here

After the final season of¬†Star Wars: Rebels¬†ended earlier this year people began to wonder what the next¬†Star Wars¬†cartoon would be. Well, the animated series is called¬†Star Wars: Resistance¬†and it will focus on a young pilot named Kazuda Xiono who works as a spy for the Resistance. This cartoon will feature Poe Dameron, voiced by the actual Oscar Isaac, Captain Phasma, voiced by Gwendoline Christie, and everyone’s favorite droid, BB-8. Here’s the trailer.

What I like about this trailer are two things. One; I love the animation. It’s different and yet it’s just as detailed and concise as¬†The Clone Wars¬†cartoons. And the second thing I’m liking about this trailer is that it isn’t really showing anything.

This cartoon is interesting because it’s showing the Resistance shortly before the events of¬†The Force Awakens which is really exciting. That means we’ll see characters we know plus maybe some plot points that’ll be elaborated further on in this animated series.

The cartoon will have an hour long premiere on the Disney channel on October 7. I’m totally going to watch it and share with you my reviews of the first couple of episodes.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force (and the Resistance) be with you. ūüôā

My Mother’s Ranking of the ‘Star Wars’ Films

As you can probably tell from my blog I. Love.¬†Star Wars! I’ve loved¬†Star Wars¬†ever since I was a baby girl and now, with Disney acquiring Lucasfilm, my love for the franchise has grown even more. And that has appeared to happen with my mother as well.

My mommy has never been an avid¬†Star Wars¬†fan. She knows about the movies but she has never really cared about the films or the characters…until recently. After¬†The Force Awakens¬†my mother has actually started to pay attention to these films and it’s kind of really awesome. So, today, I asked my mommy how she ranked the¬†Star Wars¬†films and I’m here to share her answer with you all. Enjoy!

1. The Force Awakens

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My mommy isn’t a fan of going to the movie theaters because, in her words, it’s just an expensive nap but when we sent to see¬†The Force Awakens¬†for the first time my mommy enjoyed it so much that she was willing to watch it with us at the movie theaters again the very next day. Over the years my mother has watched the film numerous times and it has become her favorite¬†Star Wars¬†movie because it’s the only one she actually has seen all the way through more than once. She loves the characters, she loves the story, and it’s a good movie.

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Should ‘Episode IX’ Be Split Into Two Movies?

Episode IX has started filming (*squeal*) and that means before we know it the first teaser featuring the highly-anticipated Star Wars movie will be out for all to see. But recently a very interesting rumor started circling the internet that this Skywalker/Solo saga finale will be split into two parts and when I heard it I got so excited at the thought.

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You see,¬†The Force Awakens¬†and¬†The Last Jedi¬†were unconventionally placed together because both of these films’ stories take place within a week and a half of each other. J.J Abrams ended The Force Awakens¬†in such an exciting cliffhanger that Rian Johnson, the director and writer of¬†The Last Jedi, wanted to know what happened next so he continued the story from where¬†The Force Awakens¬†left off. It was the first time this had ever happened in¬†Star Wars because both previous trilogies featured sequels that took place years after their predecessors (Attack of the Clones¬†is set ten years after¬†The Phantom Menace,¬†The Empire Strikes Back¬†is set three years after A New Hope.)

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And¬†The Last Jedi¬†ended with such an intact statement that the story could honestly go anywhere from here on out. It felt more like a finale than a continuation into the next film and that’s where the point of this post comes in.

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Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Band?

Wow, this week has gone by fast and that only means it’s time for another segment of¬†Who’s Your Favorite? And this week it’s a fun topic in the form of¬†Star Wars¬†bands.¬†Star Wars¬†bands aren’t popular to a casual¬†Star Wars¬†viewer but to us fans the bands are some of the coolest characters to appear in the franchise. They provide galactic beats that are either hilarious, iconic, or downright cool. And that’s why I’m here to ask which¬†Star Wars¬†bands happens to be your favorite? Here they are.

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My Awesome Magazine Collection

I love collecting awesome¬†Entertainment Weekly¬†magazines that feature covers of my favorite upcoming movies. Last time I wrote this post it was still three weeks away from¬†The Last Jedi¬†arriving in theaters. Since then I’ve added a few new magazines to my collection but those covers I will share at the end of the year as I accumulate more incredible¬†Entertainment Weekly¬†covers. So for now, I’m just reposting this post to jog down memory lane. Enjoy!

My Marvel Movie Collection

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These issues are all in alphabetical order and date back to December 2015. Can you believe that?! So many Marvel movies have come out in that time. You’ve got first looks at Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. There’s Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Black Panther. Oh, let me tell you a little bit about my experience when I got the¬†Thor: Ragnarok¬†issue.

I had seen bits and pieces of¬†Thor: Ragnarok¬†concept art (only of Hela) in the movie news but I had no idea of the changes that would be made to the Asgardian God of Thunder. So imagine my surprise when I get my¬†Entertainment Weekly¬†that week and saw Thor with his short hairdo, wielding two swords, and flanked by these two AWESOME looking women. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen with Thor and I practically exploded with excitement. It was a great day.

To revisit these issues brings me so much joy as I think about the excitement I obtained with every collection.

So out of these eight marvelous covers I broke it down to the four I like the best. Here they are.

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Princess Leia: How One Woman Created A Generation of Heroines in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.

You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father.¬†Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor.¬†You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.

And finally you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.

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At the time of¬†A New Hope¬†princesses were usually thought of as damsels in distress that needed rescuing . Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. She did the exact opposite of nearly everything that was expected, except fall for the “prince” which in this case would be Luke Skywalker.

She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan. Ha! I love it. ūüôā

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