After a wait of about two years and four Disney+ shows later, Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” has returned, once again reuniting viewers with their favorite space western featuring Pedro Pascal. Episode one titled, “The Apostate”, opens with what seems like a flashback but turns out to be bait as the show immediately welcomes the return of Din Djarin and his adorable companion Grogu following their reunion in 2022s “The Book of Boba Fett”. The show swiftly reminds viewers of the main plot of this season. Din …
‘Andor’ shines bright in a galaxy far, far away
Despite being announced in 2018, “Andor” was finally released on Disney+ on Sep. 21, 2022. The show follows Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor in the years leading up to the film that originally introduced him, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. To put it simply, this show kicks ass and is the best offering on Disney+. It’s enthralling, complex, and most of all, exciting. It’s the space political thriller I didn’t know I needed or wanted for that matter. Between its 12 episodes, the show …
As ‘The Clone Wars’ end, so does my childhood
Fans of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” were blindsided by Cartoon Network’s decision to pull the plug on the popular show midway through its run, leaving many stories of the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy timeline unfinished. Even after Netflix revived the show for a temporary sixth season, “The Clone Wars” never got the proper conclusion that was supposed to coincide with the events of Revenge of the Sith. But a new hope arrived when Disney announced that “The Clone Wars” would be revived on Disney+, …
Disney + equals disenfranchisement
When Disney+ launched on November 12 to popular fanfare, the new streaming service promised to add more depth and story to their popular franchises, including giants such as Star Wars and Marvel, outside of their respective movies. But what most viewers aren’t considering are those who are locked out of Disney’s story paywall are the same people who only watch the blockbusters of the franchises, and not all of the other movies.
Time’s Up: Ending the malicious Weinstein legacy
Given the allegations that ranged from sexual harassment to rape against Harvey Weinstein that nearly lead to the bankruptcy of his company, it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s on high alert.
TV reboots celebrate strong narratives without exploiting nostalgia
Many of the complaints I hear about TV reboots are from film majors and enthusiasts. They could have a point. Or they could be exaggerating the “creative deficit” in the entertainment industry, so that their time and energy and money spent studying it seems justified.
PCC’s Wifi: Where are you now that I need you?
Disclaimer: The following is the Lifestyle Editor’s sarcastic review of our campus’s wifi. No web browser’s cookies were crumbled during the making of this review.
Beers, Queers, and Cheers
Meryl Streep, a drag queen, and alcohol. It sounds like gay heaven, but it was actually an event hosted by Outfest at Angel City Brewery to honor the late Carrie Fisher on Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you).
Eight years strong, Record Store Day sees another day of success
26-year-old Chad Thompson waited patiently in line at Pasadena’s own Canterbury Records, hopeful in grabbing one of the only 15,000 copies in the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack. This special edition vinyl is imprinted with the iconic image of the Millennium Falcon being chased by two Imperial fighters.
REVIEW: Concert tunes conjure princesses, goblins, friends and family
A zombie family from the 50s played the flutes as princesses, witches and wenches strummed the strings.