Yes, I know, I'm the no fun allowed police, but it's not funny.
The problem is, as people race to write articles and hold panels to discuss whether or not Kylo Ren legally murdered Han Solo (spoiler alert: when you stab someone through the chest with a lightsaber, that’s called murder), people are just as quick to demonize both male leads of color in the sequel trilogy while praising white characters for the same reasons in the same breath.Read More
Director Rian Johnson has taken some blaster fire for cutting poignant scenes of John Boyega's Finn from The Last Jedi, and his explanation doesn't leave me feeling any better about his choices.Read More
Space BFFs are back in business.Read More
There is a balance not only in the Force, but in storytelling that is necessary.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Oscar Isaac Talks Romance in The Last Jedi: “Difficult to See My Man Kiss Somebody Else”
Actor Oscar Isaac is one of the more vocal supporters of the fan favorite "ship" of Poe and Finn, a.k.a. Finnpoe, a.k.a. Stormpilot, offering enthusiastic commentary on the pairing in the past. So what's a guy to think when his space boyfriend gets a canonical smooch from someone else in the new Star Wars?Read More
Now, I’m not here to say The Last Jedi was a perfect movie. It certainly was not, but it was a fantastic movie that will mark a turning point in how future Star Wars movies will be shaped—which will, in its way, shape the future of sci-si film in general.Read More
A lot of criticism and praise has been flung both ways when it comes to The Last Jedi. I personally loved the movie, and while I am open to hearing other people's opinions, some of the backlash has been, for a lack of a better word, extra, from alt-right groups wanting to bash the movie because of too many brown people and too many women in charge in their space films. Yet, I think it is unfair to lump all criticism as just the rantings of white dudes.Read More
4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.
It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.Read More
One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.Read More
Look out, Netflix! Hulu stepped into the Marvel superhero game with its awesome first look at Marvel Runaways, a new series based on the Brian K. Vaughan/Adrian Alphona series about a group of superpowered teens who realize that their parents are secretly supervillains.Read More
Apparently, John Boyega is living to crush the hearts of shippers everywhere. If you were hoping to see Finn wind up with either Poe or Rey in a future Star Wars film, you might be a little disappointed.Read More
The family that geeks out together, stays together, amirite? I just stumbled across some of the best Finn/Rey cosplay I've seen yet, and I needed to share it with all of you. The fact that they're a real couple makes it even better. Better still? It looks like they're also raising a little BB-8 all their own.Read More
Ms. Victory's incredible Finn cosplay was retweeted by the man himself, John Boyega, who said he's fallen in love.Read More
Get ready for some high-octane adorable, people. The Force Awakens' John Boyega recently made a trip to the Royal London hospital in character as Finn at the request of a very awesome little boy.Read More
A possibility, not a certainty.
In an interview earlier this week at the Bad Robot offices, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams said the possibility of a gay character in the Star Wars universe certainly isn't out of the question.Read More
We love Sammus around here. That's for real.Read More
I was immediately struck by the common thread of the redeemable hero in Boyega's roles while watching an earlier film he had starred in, 2011's Attack the Block. Gang leader Moses is quiet and stoic where The Force Awakens' Finn is outgoing and emotive, more authoritative in his command of his group versus Finn's subservience to the First Order, but the parallels are there.Read More
This is the 2016 I want to live in.Read More
If you haven't seen The Force Awakens yet, then you might want to back away from this post, because it includes a lot of plot details and speculation about the film.Read More
Sometimes the Finnish police raid the homes of nine-year-old girls and confiscate their Winnie the Pooh laptops. That really happens. Okay, it happened once, but it's pretty messed up. The girl, whose computer was confiscated after being accused of illegally downloading one song off The Pirate Bay, was given a used MacBook Pro by a group of donors. The group asked to remain anonymous, but hit the jump to see us take a few guesses anyway.Read More