Archive for Star Wars

Top Ten… Conference and meeting room scenes in movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Ross McG

Political conferences can be a bit boring. If only they were as exciting in real life as they can be in the movies. Prime minister David Cameron took to the stage today to make his speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, but did he draw inspiration from these terrific bits of cinema set in a conference or a boardroom meeting? And yes, we do realise how tenuously linked this list is to the Tory Party Conference. But we don’t care. Because we’re awesome. And so are these scenes. Continue reading


Top Five… needlessly discarded items in movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on April 3, 2012 by Ross McD

Titanic is back (in 3D) on the big screen to mark the centenary of the ship’s sinking/opportunity to make some cash from an old recyclable. It’s been 15 years since the apparently insufficient 2D version, but the film still lives fresh in our memories, thanks to one memorable scene… Kate Winslet confusing the definition of ‘flying’? Kate Winslet smudging fingerprints over that nice clean glass? Kate Winslet promising not to let go before prising Leo’s cold dead fingers off her minutes later? That guy bouncing off the railings when he fell off the back of the upturned ship? No! It’s that senile old wagon tossing the necklace into the sea. Ross McD charts the items from films that shouldn’t have been thrown away… 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

‘You are treading on dangerous ground by asking personal questions’ – the Boba Fett interview

Posted in INTERVIEWS with tags , , , , on May 19, 2011 by Ross McD

Boba Fett is the most feared and revered bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe. He is the son of Jango Fett – the man who was cloned to create the Grand Army of the Republic, subsequently the Imperial Stormtroopers – and famously captured the elusive Han Solo. Since the man who played him, Jeremy Bulloch, is undoubtedly sick of the same ‘So how crazy are Star Wars fans?’ questions, he agreed to don the Mandalorian mantle and get into character to face Ross McD’s interrogation… Continue reading

Top Five… Moments The Oscars Got It Right

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by Justin Michaels

Poor old Oscar. Sometimes we’re so busy lambasting him for messing things up we forget that, from time to time, he got things absolutely spot on. Here are those moments. Continue reading

RvR loves… Star Wars Lego

Posted in RvR LOVES with tags , , , on February 3, 2010 by Ross McD

Star Wars = awesome. Lego = awesome. Star Wars Lego… can you handle the awesomeness? Continue reading

Top Five… Guilty Dislikes

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Lester Square

A few weeks ago, RvR writer Lester Square gave a rundown of his favourite guilty pleasure movies. Now he reveals the movies he’s been told to love but just can’t help hating. Not sure he feels too guilty, mind… Continue reading

Top Five… Games

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by Ross McG

billandteddeathAs Freddie Mercury once sang, Play The Game. But which game do you like your movie stars to play? Reading this post requires one or more players. Continue reading