Tag Archives: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

‘Risk: Star Wars Edition’ Brings Balance to the Tabletop

‘Risk: Star Wars Edition’ Brings Balance to the Tabletop

‘Risk: Star Wars Edition’ might not bring ‘Risk’-level strategy, but it does bring a huge amount of ‘Star Wars’ goodness to the table in a light-strategy package. Read More

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A Shot-by-Shot Dissection of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

A Shot-by-Shot Dissection of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It’s here! Yesterday, the world caught its first glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a 90-second teaser that played into the greatest force of all: nostalgia. Every Star Wars fan, young and old, casual and obsessive, now has about 390 long, hard days to wait, plan and speculate on their return to that galaxy far, far away. There’s no time to waste, so let’s start the speculating now with a shot-by-shot deconstruction of the teaser. Read More

What You Take With You: Return of the Jedi – Opening Night ’83 (Part 2)

What You Take With You: Return of the Jedi – Opening Night ’83 (Part 2)

I don’t remember the tense anticipation brought on by the 20th Century Fox fanfare or the chills on the back of my neck at the blast of sound when the Star Wars logo slammed onto the screen. What I really remember is a feeling. I’ve never seen a movie in an atmosphere like that again. Packed houses on opening nights with hardcore fans, sure, but never again like this one. We were there. Read More

What You Take With You: Return of the Jedi – Opening Night ’83

What You Take With You: Return of the Jedi – Opening Night ’83

My movie-going experiences peaked when I was twelve years old. Notice I’m not saying that when my mom and dad and brothers and my friend Mike and I went to Return of the Jedi on opening night that I saw the best movie ever.
I’m just saying that as an overall movie-going experience, seeing Jedi on May 25, 1983 makes an awfully damn convincing case for my top spot. Read More