Jeff York

The Zenith of the Ass-Kicking Female Action Hero

The Zenith of the Ass-Kicking Female Action Hero

At the Oscars this year, Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, and Sigourney Weaver presented the music awards while trumpeting the powerful women they played in, respectively, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Alien. Weaver even cracked about how they were going to go out and start their own ‘fight club’ after the show. Indeed, female action heroes […]

 Lauri Donahue

How a Story That “Had To Be Told” Launched Rogue One Screenwriter Gary Whitta’s Career

How a Story That “Had To Be Told” Launched Rogue One Screenwriter Gary Whitta’s Career

Gary Whitta’s an unusually versatile writer. In addition to writing for both film and TV, in both live-action and animation, he’s also written novels, video games, and comics and he’s been a video gaming journalist. He’s perhaps best known for co-writing Rogue One, the first stand-alone Star Wars movie. Lauri Donahue spoke with Gary about his […]

 Jeff York

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Fun if not Forceful

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Fun if not Forceful

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a title that works on two levels. First, it’s the origin story about beloved franchise character Han Solo, and second, it’s the first solo film that is not connected to the sequencing of events evident in all the other films. It’s a ton of fun, and well made on […]