Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: The Battle of Crait (Or: The Rebirth of the Rebellion)

02:00:01 – End This is it, the final chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. Incidentally, it’ll be the last edition of the 15-Minute Force for a long while. Our in-depth dissection and discussion about Star Wars will be going on hiatus for a bit, at least until after the final installment […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: What’s Black & White & Red All Over? (Or: Do You Think Leia Shops at “Crait & Barrel”?)

01:45:01 – 02:00:00 Welcome to the penultimate chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. I can hear what you’re saying. “Penultimate?!? I thought this movie was about over!” I hear, and I understand. Sure, all the best laid plans of Act Two have gone awry. Luke Skywalker hasn’t returned with Rey to […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Act Two May Have Been a Colossal Waste of Time (Or: Things Fall Apart, The Center Cannot Holdo)

01:30:01 – 01:45:00 Here we are with a whole lot of Act Three stuff zipping around us like Matrix bullets. We’re done with training montages and Ahch-To (mostly), and Canto Bight is now a distant memory from a James Bond flick. We are back in the meat of the story as we begin the seventh […]

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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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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Kylo Ren Unmasked (OR: Luke Skywalker, Curmudgeon)

00:15:01 – 00:30:00 It may be too late in the game to explain the premise of this blog series, but just in case there is any confusion while reading this installment of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force, and I’m imagining that someone has just dropped in to read this particular article without […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Another Abandoned Base (Or: Now Calling It The RESISTANCE Makes More Sense)

00:00:00 – 00:15:00 Welcome to The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. Those of us here in the bullpen at the studios are excited to begin the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy in anticipation of the next movie that releases in December 2019 (since that’s more than a year from when […]

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