Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: From Ahch-To to Act Three (Or: Luke and Rey Duke It Out When Luke Takes Away Her Phone Privileges)

01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Welcome back to the next chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. In our previous chapter, Finn and Rose managed to escape from Canto Bight with the assistance of the slicer DJ (Benicio del Toro in another dialogue mangling role). We can safely assume that they are returning to […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: The Stuttering Codebreaker (Or: The Night Ben Solo Flipped Out, Told Rashomon-Style)

01:00:01 – 01:15:00 We begin Chapter Five of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force wishing we could wash the taste of the previous chapter out of our mouths. I don’t hate this movie. I feel it’s important to say that again. I didn’t love it the way I did The Force Awakens, but […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: Training Montages Belong in ’80s Movies (Or: A Side Trip to Canto Bight)

00:45:01 – 01:00:00 This chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force starts with Rey and Kylo Ren making a long-distance connection via the Force. These two are connected now, somehow, maybe because they each probed the other’s mind. Kylo says, “You’ll bring Luke Skywalker to me.” Then he goes on to say […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose (Or: New Plans, an Unexpected Conspiracy, and Roasted Porg)

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 As this chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins, we are treated to a tender Mother and Son moment. Kylo Ren, still stinging from Supreme Leader Snoke’s virulent rebuke, is lining up for a bombing run on the bridge of the Raddus, the flagship of the Resistance. Suddenly, […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 3 (Part One): Ghost Children and a Need for Snow

  Hazel (VO): My mom once said the hardest part of parenting is knowing when to ask for help. We get a middle shot of our new parents, with baby Hazel. Marko, Hazel’s father, lies on the ground in a puddle of his own blood. He’s possibly dead, though I’m skeptical. Alana, Hazel’s mother, clutches […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 2 (Part Two): Introducing The Stalk and The Horrors.

I know, it’s been a minute, but here’s the second half of Chapter Two of Saga. It begins with a continued voiceover from Hazel. Hazel: From far and wide they come to inspect the hapless new parents. Taken completely out of context, this means nothing to you. But, if you look at the last post […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: A Father and Son Reunion Rivaling Oedipus’s (Or: Kylo Ren Gets Beaten Up By a Girl . . .Oh, Spoilers)

01:45:01 – THE END As the final chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins Han sees Kylo Ren enter the thermal oscillator. He follows him down a long walkway and shouts, “Ben!” Because, you see, that was Kylo Ren’s birth name: Ben Solo. Kylo responds to his father’s voice: “Han Solo. I’ve […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: The Battle of the Thermal Oscillator Begins! (Or: The Dramatic Chronometer Counts Down)

01:30:01 – 01:45:00 As we ended our last chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force, Rey and Kylo Ren had both just learned that Rey is, indeed, strong in the Force. Kylo, who apparently inherited all of his whiny-ass emo genes from Annakin Skywalker (the Hayden Christensen version, not David Prowse or James […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 2 (Part One): The Secret of the Breast Milk

An exterior shot of a familiar spaceship floating in the middle of some red-looking rocks. OC Voice: “Phone: call my agent.” Phone: “Certainly, The Will. Home or Office?” “Office,” says The Will. He’s sitting in his chair, with some sort of joystick in his right hand. Perhaps it’s the control for the spaceship. I don’t […]

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