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Disney Star Wars: Episodes VII, VIII and IX

Posted in COMMENT, NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2012 by Ross McD


Yes, yes, we know E online said the new Star Wars movies would have ‘completely new’ storylines and not be based on anything already written. But you know what? Christopher Nolan said he’d die before he’d cast Robin in a Batman Film. According to the credits if Airplane 2, we were supposed to get an Airplane 3. Heck, even George Lucas said he was making a farm-set porno called Blue Harvest. Filmmakers are liars, you see. Don’t forget it’s their job description to fool audiences! There is a massive expanded Star Wars universe catered for via some excellently written novels, but none come close to the Thrawn Trilogy, written by Timothy Zahn and generally regarded by fanboys to be the canon’s episode VII, VIII and IX – Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.
So what are they all about? Who are the major players? And who will play them? Continue reading

What Are Your Movie-watching Regrets?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , on May 31, 2012 by Ross McG

No… no regrets…. Well, actually, there are quite a lot of them, particularly when it comes to watching movies. Or not watching movies. Or not watching movies in the cinema, as Ross McG explains below. Continue reading

Spider-Man has a new adversary… the web

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by Ross McG

Batman, Spider-Man and the X-Men have met their match. The internet. Remember when movies used to come out and you used to just go and watch them? Then you weren’t born any time after 1988. Has the internet sucked all the love out of movie-going? Let’s find out what Ross McG thinks… Continue reading

The Movies Ross McG Watched Over Christmas

Posted in COMMENT with tags , on January 3, 2011 by Ross McG

Happy new year? What’s happy about it? Just a few days ago I was in the middle of a glorious cycle of watching great and not-so-great films every day, while eating lots of junk. And now I’m not. Life can be so cruel sometimes. Continue reading

What are the best and worst things about being a movie blogger?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2010 by Ross McG

Film blogger. In the scale of annoying yet pointless existences, it’s somewhere between morning radio DJ and acting coach to Martin Lawrence. But it’s an existence thousands of us have perhaps foolishly chosen, including, uh, me. So what makes it worthwhile and what makes it a tedious pain in the… Continue reading

What are the best movies you have watched on a plane?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by Ross McG

Who would have thought we would all miss being stuck on a plane? We have a cloud of Icelandic volcanic ash to thank for making us pine for being up in the air. But which movies have you enjoyed during a flight? And while we’re at it, which in-flight flicks have been a disaster? Fasten your seatbelt, make sure your seat is in the upright position, sit back and enjoy the ride… Continue reading

Which movies have you not been able to finish?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by Ross McG

Some things are just too darn difficult to follow through right to the end. Monopoly. Baseball. The Oscars. But surely setting aside a measly two hours to watch a film in your own home should be no trouble, right? Wrong… Continue reading

What is the worst thing YOU have ever done at the cinema?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , on March 17, 2010 by Ross McG

Movie-goers all have one thing in common. We all go to the movies and moan about other movie-goers. But if all movie-goers moan about other movie-goers’ behaviour at the cinema, then who is actually annoying others during the film? Answer: it’s us. All of us. Continue reading