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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Why Finn Matters In This Galaxy and A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is something I’m looking forward to intensely. The film looks amazing, particularly since it looks akin to the originals (we will not speak of the wayward turn the franchise took in between the originals and The Force Awakens). But it’s also a high-profile sci-fi film that not only features people of color in the film, but has an actor of color, John Boyega, as the main character, Finn. Some might wonder why this is important. I’ll tell you in a personal story.  Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Why Finn Matters In This Galaxy and A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More

I’ve had a ton of movie casting news that flooded my inbox and Twitter feed last week, and I am only just now able to get to everything. So let’s get into everything.  Continue reading Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” trailer astounds

I didn’t grow up as a Star Wars fan, and the prequels certainly didn’t endear me to the franchise as a whole. But thanks to my brother, I do see the charm in the original Star Wars movies. But I still couldn’t call myself a fan.

HOWEVER, this was all in the time before the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. What. A. Trailer!

Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” trailer astounds