Is Rey Luke's Daughter?

There seem to be some clues for this theory already embedded in The Force Awakens. When Rey first encounters Luke's lightsaber she sees a strange vision which starts with the scene from The Empire Strikes Back where Luke finds out about who his father is which is an interesting place for her vision to start. She then sees scenes of Luke's Jedi Academy burning and Kylo Ren slaying an unknown host of people. Then we see her being left on a Jakku with Unkar Plutt. After that vision Maz Kanata tells her that this was Luke's lighstaber and his father's before him, now it calls to Rey. Then Maz tells her that the person she is looking for is not coming back, but someone still could. Then Rey says "Luke." Then Maz tells her that the belonging she seeks is not behind her, but ahead.

The belonging she seeks is obviously for family, as evidenced by her earlier conversations with BB-8 about waiting for her family. Maz tells her this belonging is with Luke. With all of …

The Last Jedi Trailer

The newest Star Wars trailer was exciting because of its promise to do things different. As Luke said: "This is not going to go how you think." I hope that is true. But I also hope that the trailer is not baiting us with these surprising trailer moments only for us to find out that this is going to be more of the same. The most disappointing trailer moment for me was the Kylo Ren and Leia moment because it was the most obvious bait. I am a huge fan of Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher. I would have loved to have seen any moments with Leia except for that one because its only purpose was to get us to think that Kylo Ren would resolve Leia's storyline by killing her, which I think we will find out (surprise!) will not happen. Leia was supposed to have a larger role in the sequel to The Last Jedi and, as far as we know, new scenes were not shot for this movie to account for Carrie Fisher's unfortunate passing.

One of the best moments was the scene of Luke explaining his …

Star Wars and Directors

I think that many fans are worried that Lucasfilm is not letting its directors have the creative control needed to make great, not just good, Star Wars films. In this age of shared universe film making a lot of the creative decisions are now made by film company executives in an attempt to ensure quality control of their product. It is show business for a reason. Purchasing Lucasfilm cost Disney $4.05 billion. Because of that gargantuan investment, Disney wants to make sure they get large returns. J.J. Abrams did that for them. The Force Awakens made $2.066 billion at the box office, making just about half of their money back for their purchase of Lucasfilm. However, when directors like Josh Trank or Colin Trevorrow had some failures in film making, they said adios. Creative differences with Phil Lord and Chris Miller led them to hire Ron Howard to complete the still untitled Han Solo film. When Gareth Edwards' Rogue One wasn't up to snuff Lucasfilm brought in Tony Gilroy for…

Nobody did it better. 007 reasons why Roger Moore was the best Bond.

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Moore yesterday. His interpretation of Bond was my father's favorite. And just as favorite sports teams are passed down to sons, my father passed down his favorite Bond to me. When it came time for me to watch the Bond films, some of the first ones I saw were with Roger Moore. He was the suavest of the Bonds and his take on Bond was probably the smoothest character in the history of cinema (and that's counting Lando Calrissian). I loved his films as a kid and they are still my favorite Bond films today. Admittedly, I write this post with a strong bias, but here are what I believe to be 7 objective reasons for why Roger Moore was the best Bond:

1. He beat Connery in the "Battle of the Bonds"

 Yes, the comparison of Connery and Moore is a debate that has boggled pop culture enthusiasts' minds as much who was the better captain, Kirk or Picard? Many people forget that the question of who was the better Bond, …

All 8 Star Wars Movies Ranked

In honor of May the 4th, here is my ranking of the Star Wars films. These are the canon films only, no Ewok Adventures here. (Although it would be worth everyone's time to check out those rare gems at least once).

I also thought it would be best to exclude the theatrical release of The Clone Wars (2008) that effectively served as the introduction for the popular animated series.

Without further ado here is my ranking of the Star Wars films:

8. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

An overabundance of CGI, failed romance scenes involving awkward stares and descriptions of sand, and a poorly developed story line for the future Darth Vader are the biggest reasons why this film is at the bottom of the list. Yes, it is even worse than The Phantom Menace. This movie lacks excitement in most of its action sequences, especially the droid factory scene. This is because there is so much CGI that it feels like you are watching a cartoon. While that is true of most of the prequel trilog…

The 7 Most Underrated Bond Films

Tonight I went to see the Spy Who Loved Me, not the 1977 film starring Sir Roger Moore, but an orchestral performance of Bond music and other various spy themes as performed by the Utah Symphony. There were several errors made by the conductor in sharing Bond trivia tonight, including the falsehood that Ian Fleming worked for MI6. Fleming never did work for MI6. He worked for Naval Intelligence, however, in WWII. Also, the conductor was under the belief that Fleming based Bond on one man when in reality Bond is an amalgamation of several people in Fleming's life, including himself. Perhaps one of the worst errors made by the conductor concerning the actual Bond films was his list of Bond actors. He named off the Bond actors: Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig, but he forgot to mention George Lazenby. This was especially saddening because I believe that Lazenby starred in one of the best Bond films ever made, which is On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Now the conductor&#…

A Mace Windu Movie?

Samuel L. Jackson's pleas at Star Wars Celebration for a Mace Windu movie got me thinking. What would a Mace Windu movie look like? And is it even a good idea? For me the only way to bring back Mace Windu is through a standalone, Star Wars Story movie. Having him appear as a Force ghost in the new sequel trilogy wouldn't work because Luke has never met Mace Windu before and it would be a forced cameo. In fact any future cameo of Mace Windu in Star Wars movie wouldn't do his character justice. If he appeared for a couple minutes in one of the A Star Wars Story movies it would jar viewers from the story and leave fans wanting more.

No, if Mace Windu does come back it should be in a full, standalone movie. It should be set 10-15 years after Revenge of the Sith to reflect Samuel L. Jackson's age. Any attempt to set a movie before the events of the Revenge of the Sith wouldn't feel right because of the difference in age. It might actually be more interesting to see Mac…