Clone Wars Series Recap

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get a recap of Star Wars: The Clone Wars before the seventh and final season debuts on Disney+ this week. Plus, listen an hour-long roundtable discussion with some of the most buzzed about documentary filmmakers of 2019, such as Todd Douglas Miller of Apollo 11 and Julia Reichart of American Factory. And finally, listen to stories from behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live with cast member Aidy Bryant. Read More »

Is Han Solo a Force Ghost

Harrison Ford is famous for not getting caught up in the minutiae of the Star Wars universe. When it comes to playing Han Solo, he’s there to deliver his lines to the best of his ability, but don’t expect him to know what a moof milker is or anything like that. Just in case you needed some more evidence as to how little Harrison Ford cares about anything that doesn’t involve Han Solo, a new interview drives the point home. Read More »

Making of Vader Immortal VR

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series that inspired it, and Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor Ben Schwartz plays Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and answers questions about the movie and more. Read More »

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer

The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series is coming back for one more season on Disney+, and fans have never been more happy to see a bunch of Clone Troopers gearing up for another battle. A new trailer for what will be the final season of the beloved Star Wars show shines a light on the ragtag unit of soldiers in Squad 99, known as The Bad Batch. Why? Because they’re a handful of clones deemed defective, each one having a desirable mutation that helps them on the battlefield. Meet them in the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer below. Read More »

How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Should Have Ended

When it comes to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a lot of changes that should have been made to give us a more satisfying finale for the Skywalker saga. But the folks at How It Should Have Ended did their best to get a little bit more specific with how things should have went down.

However, before getting to How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should have ended, which includes making the fight with Mega Emperor Palpatine infinitely easier, they make some pits tops with some amusing nitpicks about certain scenes from the rest of the movie. Check it out below. Read More »

Star Wars Resistance Season 2 Episode 2 Review

The Disney XD animated Star Wars Resistance requires patience in ways that frustrated while also marveled. Even when it literally launched into the stars in season two, its tests its own range without really transcending it. There are times where Resistance, set before and during The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, takes the path of least resistance. But it is not inherently negative if Resistance had breezier aims than other LucasFilm animated productions than Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Its commitment to the smaller stakes is part of its spark. But the more it moves forward, the more it displays untapped potentials that could have complemented its lighthearted mission.

This article contains spoilers for the entire series.

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cassian andor series filming

The long-awaited Cassian Andor TV series is finally kicking into gear, according to star Diego Luna. Luna revealed that he is preparing to start filming the Rogue One prequel series this year, making it likely that the Disney+ series will make its projected 2021 debut.

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Rian Johnson Rise of Skywalker

In the Star Wars fandom, arguments will rage for years about whether or not Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker undid several of the key decisions made in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But while fans dig into their respective battle stations and shout at those who oppose them, the directors of the two movies have largely been cordial to each other in public.

That cordiality continues in The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson‘s off-the-cuff review of The Rise of Skywalker, which he gave to a reporter on the Oscars red carpet a couple of nights ago. Spoiler alert: he seems to have enjoyed the movie. Read More »

Star Wars Galactic Cruiser hotel concept art - Chewie

We’ve known for years that Disney’s plan for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was to make it as immersive as possible, and that they would eventually create a hotel that’s themed to look as if guests are actually staying on a spaceship. We got our first look at that hotel at last year’s D23 Expo, and today, the company released a video that basically presents all the relevant information about the upcoming hotel so far, as well as unveiling a new piece of concept art of the shuttle that will give fans the illusion of whisking them to a galaxy far, far away. Check it out below. Read More »

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the mandalorian visual effects

The Mandalorian‘s blending of practical and digital effects is one of the major reasons for the Disney+ show’s success. The new technology, which allows the filmmakers to create controlled environments with screens that project real-time sets behind the actors, was cutting-edge, but the effect was of an old-school Star Wars film. But there is an even greater connection to the original Star Wars films hidden in The Mandalorian‘s visual effects — and the reason that the series feels so close to those first films.

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