Rogue One (Teaser Trailer)
Apr07

Rogue One (Teaser Trailer)

Aw, yeah! Behold the first teaser for the next Star Wars movie – and the first “anthology” chapter to not have an episode number. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place in roughly the same era as Star Wars Rebels, but closer to Episode IV: A New Hope. Remember when Darth Vader referred to the stolen Death Star plans and casually said, “There will be no one to stop us this time.” He was probably...

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The Force Awakens announces home media dates
Mar03

The Force Awakens announces home media dates

After weeks of rumors, Lucasfilm has officially announced the release dates of the home media versions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, now with a shiny new video! The Digital HD will drop April 1st, and you can get your hands on a physical disc April 5th. Personally, we think they should have gone for the last big box office push to get the domestic take over a billion dollars by dropping the Rogue One trailer at the top. But it...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Twelve
Dec22

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Twelve

So, to round out our “12 Days of Star Wars” Dennis, Steven and myself (Don) decided we’d hash out our complicated and emotionally charged feelings about the film and then allow you all to chime in in the comments section. Sound good? Cool. I’ll start it off… DON: So, I saw the film Thursday at 7:00 pm. I went to the AMC on Van Ness and I’m not really sure why. What happened was- I like seeing big movies at the huge single screen...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Eleven
Dec17

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Eleven

I woke up this morning and drank my coffee out of my Star Wars cup. I showered and got dressed in my Millenium Falcom t-shirt. I put on my Empire Strikes Back vans and now I’m waiting for my brother-in-law to pick me up and take us to San Francisco to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We will be in line around 4 hours early, my and my fellow nerds. I am in full movie geek mode and couldn’t be more stoked. But this week has been...

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Flick Nation: At the Movies – Star Wars Edition
Dec17

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Star Wars Edition

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most anticipated film ever! Once you get past the unbelievable hype, how is the movie? Hosted by Dennis...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Ten – The Force Awakens (Review)
Dec16

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Ten – The Force Awakens (Review)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It’s almost surreal to see those words grace the screen after so many years, so many bad prequels, and crushing anticipation for The Force Awakens. It takes a moment to read “Episode VII” in the opening scroll and deliberately put aside two years’ worth of reports, speculation, and think-pieces about what this film is about. There it is. “Luke Skywalker is missing.” And that’s...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Nine
Dec15

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Nine

Day Nine of the Flick Nation “12 Days of Star Wars” continues as Don boldly goes where no man, woman or child should ever have to go: he watches The Star Wars Holiday Special. People love to razz “bad” Star Wars movies to a point where it’s beyond the norm. The whole geek cry of how the prequels “raped my childhood” is a pretty great example of that. While certainly not great, I don’’t think anyone was truly harmed by them let alone...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Eight
Dec14

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Eight

Day Eight of the Flick Nation “12 Days of Star Wars” continues as the Flick Nation Rebel Alliance (Don, Steven and Dennis) give their rankings of the Star Wars films and offer a brief defense for these choices. Don R. Lewis: O.K…so the time has come for us to rank our favorite Star Wars movies and whenever I lay mine down, I get a lot of flak. That’s cool though, I’m a big boy. Here’s my ranking from favorite...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Seven
Dec13

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Seven

As any Star Wars fan worth his Midichlorians will tell you, the release of the original Star Wars back in 1977 kicked off the grand era of the movie tie in merchandising, with enough licensed toys, games, costumes, etc. to fill the Death Star. Of course, you can go back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s to find tie-in toys for the original Star Trek series, many of which I had, like the infamous choke-hazard mega-toy, the Star Trek...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Six
Dec12

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Six

As we count down to The Force Awakens, there are a million think pieces across the interwebs about what Star Wars has meant to fans for the past four decades. Here at Flick Nation, the conversation has been a fun one as we recall toys, first-time viewing experiences, and the like. But here is an enduring aspect of the Star Wars experience that people tend to forget about: how many times we have purchased the damn things! A few days...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Five
Dec11

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Five

Day Five of the Flick Nation “12 Days of Star Wars” continues with a look at that snuggly, cuddly genocidal maniac, Darth Vader. I sometimes like to look at toys when I’m in a big box store. Call it force of habit or flirting with the irresponsibility of buying crap I really don’t need but it’s kind of fun. It’s also a nice peek into the pop culture mood of what kids (and let’s be honest, hella nerdy adults) are into these days when...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Four
Dec10

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Four

Day Four of the Flick Nation “12 Days of Star Wars” continues with a personal question: when was your first time? Today is Thursday, December 10 which means there’s exactly 7 days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. I got my ticket the day they went on sale and by this time next week, I’ll be waiting in line with, what I’m guessing, will be a few hundred like minded individuals. As I mentioned in the initial post in our...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Three
Dec09

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Three

Well, I have to concede that my pal Don Lewis is probably right. This may very well be the Last Big Movie of Our Time. Oh sure, there will be more Transformers movies, and at some point, something will come along and tap the zeitgeist in a way that makes billions of dollars. It could be Avatar 2 or 3 … or Jurassic World 2. Wait, wouldn’t that be Jurassic Park 5? Let’s face it, it probably won’t be any of those. I believe Kevin...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Two
Dec08

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day Two

Day Two of the Flick Nation “12 Days of Star Wars” continues with a big question: what order do you show the Star Wars films to a newcomer to the franchise? As a father, a major rite of passage for my child was always going to be watching the Star Wars films. 8 years ago I was lucky enough to enter the realm of fatherhood when my amazing, awesome and beautiful daughter was born. While obviously there are many highlights to being a...

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The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day One
Dec07

The 12 Days of Star Wars: Day One

Hey, have you heard the news? There’s a new Star Wars movie coming out. Yes, I’m serious. What do you mean you haven’t heard?!? Of course you’ve heard and because of that, we here at Flick Nation have decided to tie-in everyone’s excitement (anxiousness? ambivalence? trepidation?) for the new Star Wars film Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the holiday spirit and thus would like to present: Flick Nation’s 12 Days of Star Wars!...

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