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A Saw to See

The routine stunt casting on Star Wars: Rebels has finally been able to draw from something Disney created. Well, Saw Gerrera was introduced on Clone Wars, back when George Lucas owned the company, but the man on Saturday’s new Rebels, the two part “Ghosts of Geonosis”, was clearly the Rogue One version, even voiced…

The Blue Rogue

I managed to see the blue version of Rogue One yesterday. That is, the version where the projector bulb needed to be replaced but wasn’t so the whole film was tinged blue. This was my third time seeing the film so I noticed the difference right away. I was with my friend, Tim, who hadn’t seen the movie yet and he…

Princess Leia

One of the great things about Carrie Fisher, who died to-day, was that she wasn’t a perfect fit for the role of Princess Leia. It’s this that makes the character so much more memorable than she otherwise might have been. It’s clear that George Lucas, while he was patterning the film on old Hollywood adventure serials,…

Time to Get Young-ish

While Disney’s been making movies with brief scenes making older stars look younger, this year a film was released where an actor was digitally made young for a starring role. 2016's Fan stars Shah Rukh Khan in two roles, as a movie star and that movie star’s obsessive fan, who happens to look exactly like a younger…

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