Staaaar Waarrrs, na na na, Staaar Waaars. So sang my partner Saturday morning as we strolled down to the rather lovely Olympic studios cinema in southwest London to catch the latest in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson. This film continues events from The Force Awakens, one which saw the return of old characters that many of us loved so … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi – progress, this is
Jon Favreau now gets the big gigs, inasmuch as The Jungle Book is a beloved children’s story by Rudyard Kipling – and also a 1967 film by Disney – so he’d better not mess it up. Continue reading The Jungle Book: safe and sweet
Upon hearing the news that Disney have recently acquired Lucasfilm I asked myself this question. Good old George, the 68-year-old filmmaker sold Lucasfilm for $4.05bn (£2.5bn), my initial reaction was not exactly excitement, more tentative hope. Lucas is more or less a pensioner and his heart went out of making these films a long time ago. In some ways I’m amazed he managed to get … Continue reading Can Disney save Star Wars?