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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

***WARNING! HERE BE SPOILERS!***

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

Best and Worst… Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2012 by Ross McG

Another week, another Star Wars re-release: this time it’s Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which is in cinemas in a few days. Yes, that’s right… the film most of you all hated is now in 3D! Brilliant! To mark this momentous cash-in/occasion, Ross McG takes a closer look at the first film (chronologically) in the series, pointing out both its Dark and Light sides of the Force. Or something. Continue reading

Indiana Jones battle: Temple of Doom v Last Crusade

Posted in BATTLES with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by rossvross

It’s the big screen’s greatest adventure hero. But which of these two of his adventures is worth wrestling with snakes for? Click HERE or the pic above to read the arguments from the Rosses. Continue reading

The Princess Bride v Willow

Posted in BATTLES with tags , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by rossvross

There’s babies to protect and fathers to avenge, Death Dogs to flee and Rodents of Unusual Size to avoid, an unbelivably large Andre the Giant and an unbelievably thin Val Kilmer, there’s castles stormed, too much kissing and lots and lots and lots of swordplay. Two of the 80s’ greatest fantasy flicks face off – one must prepare to die. Click HERE or the image above to read this battle at Metro Film Fight Club. Continue reading

RvReprieve: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Posted in REPRIEVES with tags , , , , on May 6, 2010 by Ross McG

We like nothing better here at RvR than a new series. And we also like giving unfairly derided movies a second chance. All we want you to do is tell us whether or not they deserve it or not. To kick off our new Reprieve feature Ross McG is going to plead the case for one of the most hated blockbusters in recent memory. Does Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull merit a fairer crap of Indy’s whip? Continue reading