Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: No Jedi mind trick – ‘Force Awakens’ IS the ‘Star Wars’ film you’re looking for

MOVIE REVIEW: No Jedi mind trick – ‘Force Awakens’ IS the ‘Star Wars’ film you’re looking for

Just a few minutes into “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” longtime fans of the franchise can sense something, a presence they’ve not felt since… seeing “Return of the Jedi.” Whether you loved the prequel movies or despised them, many can at least agree that they are quite different films from the original trilogy in both […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ footage revealed in Japanese trailer

When director J. J. Abrams said there wouldn’t be any more trailers for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” after the “final” trailer came out on Oct. 19, he must have meant, like Obi-Wan Kenobi once noted, “from a certain point of view.” Disney released the Japanese trailer this morning that contains several […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

You know that feeling when one of your Facebook friends shares a fake or completely inaccurate article, along with their very real reaction, and you question why you’re even friends with this gullible dope in the first place? As a journalist, that feeling is a million times worse, especially when those articles are written by […]

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VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ trailer released

“The Force… it’s calling to you. Just let it in.” Gladly! Continuing the trend started in the previous two teaser trailers, the full trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” released earlier tonight during Monday Night Football reveals more footage, but stops short of giving away major plot points or showing certain […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The franchise rises again in first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer

When the credits rolled on the last “Star Wars” film, we all knew it wouldn’t be long before the franchise rose again. Now, after many images have been teased and leaked, an official teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been released online and in theaters. Directed, written, and produced by J. J. […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

It’s hard to believe that “Star Wars” just turned 35 this past week and it’s still as culturally relevant and significant to all of us as ever. Like most young boys, I grew up watching the original saga on television and my worn-out trilogy of VHS tapes – I still have a “Return of the […]