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RIP: Carrie Fisher 1956 – 2016

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Princess Leia was a huge part of everyone’s childhood. She was especially a big part of mine. That character was important to me like to most people. It was Princess Leia that helped get people interested in Star Wars. Without that character and without Carrie Fisher playing her then Star Wars would have been nothing.

Yeah, Carrie may have been a very liberal woman and she may have been no fan of Donald Trump but hey… everything doesn’t always have to be about politics, right? Leave politics out of things for once. Princess Leia was an iconic character. She was somebody we all grew up watching. Princess Leia is still loved by everybody today.

She wasn’t just an actress, though, she was also an author who wrote several books over the years and I think I remember reading one of them. I think it was “Wishful Drinking”, not sure. She was a great writer. Her writing is pretty interesting. I also followed her twitter page which was also interesting. I received one of her books, “The Princess Diarist” as a Christmas gift from a friend of mine yesterday (pictured above) so I’m looking forward to reading that one too.

Carrie also appeared in many other flicks other than Star Wars for example her hilarious role in “The Blues Brothers” movie (see video below). She also had small roles and cameos in many other films as well such as “The Burbs”, “When Harry Met Sally” and many others.

There’s no chance of Carrie returning as Leia for Star Wars Episode 8 which is a bummer but I’m sure they’ll make her appear as a force ghost somehow. I’m bummed like everybody else. She was a great talent and an interesting lady. Yet, another sad loss in 2016.

Kev

People are so heartless and mean over Carrie Fisher… WOW… we all have our problems but have some heart, idiots!!!

This article at the Daily Mail UK pisses me off as I’m sure it pisses a lot of people off. I’m sure some others are speculating that Carrie’s past drug addiction may be the cause of Carrie’s heart attack but come on, where’s the compassion in people these days?

I’m not really all that big on Star Wars anyways… I do like “Star Wars” don’t get me wrong but I’m not much of a geek like a lot of people are but I respect Carrie for her legacy with Star Wars. Princess Leia is a pretty iconic character.

I hope Carrie pulls through and gets a speedy recovery as I’m praying for her myself. Those that are quick to speculate that her past drug addiction did this to her needs to get a life.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4063186/Could-Carrie-Fisher-s-struggles-substance-abuse-weight-loss-caused-heart-attack.html

Kev

Possible plot points for Star Wars: Episode 8 ****SPOILERS****

If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, do not read this post. I’ll post a little spoiler warning for you all. If you don’t want to get spoiled then don’t scroll down if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

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I may have been wrong that Luke could have possibly been Kylo Ren but it was a good guess though and it was close enough. Even though Luke didn’t turn to the dark side yet, there is still a possible chance that could happen in Episode 8 & 9. Remember, Mark Hamill said in the past he wanted to turn Luke to the Dark Side. He pitched that idea to George once but of course, George wouldn’t go for it. George wanted Luke to be the hero but could the new Star Wars movies turn Luke into a bad guy in the future, though?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mark-Hamill-Actually-Pitched-An-Evil-Luke-Skywalker-Idea-J-J-Abrams-89617.html

I’m thinking the main plot idea for Episode 8 which will be directed by Rian Johnson, the story will be that Master Luke will train Rey (Daisy Ridley) to become a future Jedi knight. For now, they are looking at Master Luke to be the new Obi-Wan until something happens to Luke that made him turn to the Dark Side. I think something will happen to Luke in the new trilogy that will make him turn evil. Which will be an interesting idea if you think about it ’cause Mark Hamill is a phenomenal actor and he can always play a good badguy.

At the end of “The Force Awakens” when Rey walked up the steps and handed Luke the lightsaber, you immediately know what’s gonna happen in Episode 8. That’s my immediate thought that Luke is gonna train Rey to become a Jedi in the next one. I think that’s pretty obvious, I would say. That’s the idea of the new trilogy, the old cast passing the torch to a whole new cast.

Even though Han Solo maybe gone now, still though, not too worry fans. I still wouldn’t rule out a Han Solo appearance by Harrison Ford for the next two films. Could Han turn into a force ghost possibly? Some would mistakenly think that only Jedi’s are able to turn into a force ghost after their death but not really. If you do a little digging, there have been other Star Wars characters that have died who weren’t Jedi’s but later turned into a force ghost. That could happen to Han.

I was right about the Han Solo death ’cause that one didn’t surprise me at all ’cause I was predicting it for a long time now. The Han Solo death scene was a good scene, though.

Kev

Film Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Directed by JJ Abrams

So I finally saw, “The Force Awakens” and here is my review!

Plot/synopsis: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

A lot of people are calling this movie a remake or a homage to “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (aka the first Star Wars movie) but I didn’t think it was. Sure both movies were kind of similar but most of “The Force Awakens” was pretty original from what I saw.

I always had faith in JJ that he’s gonna make a great Star Wars movie and he did just that. Everything about it was perfect. It felt like a Star Wars movie all the way. It’s something that George Lucas would have wanted for sure. JJ really knew what he was doing ’cause he himself is a Star Wars geek like the rest of us. Finally we have a great Star Wars movie and it was the best one of the whole series so far. All the action scenes were a blast to watch as expected. I was pretty much happy with everything in the movie. The writing was great. The musical score was great. Plus the acting of the cast was great too.

I loved the new cast. John Boyega is a pretty good actor. I loved Oscar Isaac’s role even though he wasn’t in it much. Oh man, I absolutely LOVE Daisy Ridley as I thought she was cute and gorgeous as hell! She’s one of the best female characters in Star Wars, in my opinion. I thought Domnhall Gleeson as General Hux was badass and so was Gwendoline Christie as Cpt. Phasma. I also loved Max Von Sydow’s role even though his appearance was kind of short. I thought Carrie Fisher did a brilliant job playing Leia again even though she hasn’t played that role in many years. She still kills it! It was great to see Carrie back on the big screen in a huge way!

I was happy with all of “The Force Awakens” except the only thing I wasn’t happy about is that we got very little of Luke. His role was like a few second cameo and he didn’t really say any lines but I’m sure we’ll get a LOT MORE Luke in Episode VIII. I think there’s a good chance that Luke will be the leading role in Episode VIII ’cause Luke’s appearance in “The Force Awakens” was just a re-introduction of the character, that’s all it was. We didn’t see Luke in action at all in this movie but definitely the next film we’ll see him swinging the lightsaber again.

What I was most impressed with the movie was the sound effects. The sound was pretty crazy. Especially when Kylo Ren takes out his lightsaber and the lightsaber sound is pretty loud in this movie. I expect “The Force Awakens” to win an Oscar for Best Sounds for sure.

As far as storylines go, I don’t wanna talk about so I don’t post any spoilers but as far Han Solo goes, that one didn’t surprise me ’cause I was predicting it a long while back. See? I toldjaso!

“The Force Awakens” was amazing. It’s definitely the best Star Wars movie so far but not so fast, folks! This is only the beginning of a new trilogy so there’s two more. Maybe VIII or IX will be better than VII. Who knows?

Score for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 5 out of 5 as in “Excellent”

Kev

Happy “The Force Awakens” release day…

Yes, so “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally here!

Will I see it today or later tonight? Nah. I just bought tickets to see it this coming Sunday afternoon so I can try to avoid the large crowds. There’s probably gonna still be large crowds even on a Sunday but hopefully not. While I love going to the movies, I don’t like going into the theaters that is full of people. That’s why I mostly go to the movies during the day ’cause it’s not as packed and not as noisy. I like watching movies in the peace and quiet.

I’ll be seeing this film for the BTX screening and will be seeing it in 3D. BTX screening meaning that the movie screen is huge and bigger sound system too.

I’m looking forward to the movie, though. Can’t wait.

Kev

Carrie Fisher pressured to lose weight for “The Force Awakens” movie…

Carrie Fisher just made a confession that the crew behind “The Force Awakens” movie pressured her to lose weight so she can reprise her role as Princess Leia (or General Leia, just read that she’ll be a General now).

I’m sure the only reason Carrie agreed to take their request and lose the pounds is ’cause she didn’t want to lose the role. If she refused to lose the weight, they probably would have fired her. Back when she was young, she used to be really beautiful and gorgeous but she changed over the years as she got older. They wanted her to lose the weight so Leia can look young and beautiful again.

I can’t blame the crew though ’cause nobody wants to see Leia being a fat cow, ya know? They just wanted to make her appearance in the film right.

Can’t wait for the movie, though. It comes out in a couple of weeks!

http://www.people.com/article/carrie-fisher-weight-loss-star-wars

Kev

Princess Leia of “The Force Awakens” is my favorite character poster out of them all!

If you seen the recent photos of Carrie Fisher lately, you can see that she is aging. Carrie Fisher looks nothing like the young Princess Leia from the original trilogy. I’ll have to say that the film makers did one helluva job making Carrie look like Princess Leia again which I’m pretty sure was a big challenge for them to do due to her aging and gaining a little weight over the years. I bet it took them hours to make her look like Princess Leia again. It probably took them a lot of makeup and hairstylist work for sure in order to get her look right. Carrie’s look changed over the years as she got older but she now looks like Leia again as she did in the original trilogy.

I’m sure Carrie still has the acting chops too and I’m sure she can still play the Leia role well. She hasn’t played the role in many many years so I’m sure she had to practice her lines a lot to get the character right again. Carrie doesn’t work in Hollywood that much. She was just a co-star and did cameos in many other movies over the years so I’m sure she’s not used to playing in huge roles like this. Leia maybe older in “The Force Awakens” but I’m sure she’ll still be the same Leia from the original trilogy.

Oh yeah, some people are still wondering why there’s no Luke in the new character posters. Well, I still believe Luke is none other than Kyle Ren ’cause there’s plenty of rumors that Luke went to the dark side. Even Mark said that he pitched the idea to George Lucas that Luke should go to the dark side a long time ago but it looks like George wouldn’t go for the idea and it’s looking like JJ Abrams took the idea himself. Yep, I believe Luke Skywalker is Kylo Ren. So when people claim that Luke is missing from the posters and trailers… he wasn’t missing at all ’cause he was Kylo Ren after all this time. I’m betting your money on it, folks.

http://www.themarysue.com/mark-hamill-evil-luke/

Kev