Return of the Jedi turns 40 years old this month, and Lucasfilm celebrated the anniversary of the iconic finale of the original Star Wars trilogy with a limited theatrical rerelease of the film. Fans had from April 28 to May 4 to experience Episode 6 on the big screen, whether it was for the umpteenth viewing or for the very first time.
I was too young to see the original trilogy in theaters upon its initial release. However, my mother told me the first time she felt me kick was when my father took her to see The Empire Strikes Back. Maybe it was premature or unconscious jealousy as my parents were seeing something I knew I’d love.
The five-year-old me who saw A New Hope for the first time would find Andor an incredibly boring show. The 40-year-old me who saw Andor for the first time is thoroughly impressed with the latest Disney + offering from a galaxy far, far away.
Andor is set five years before the events of Rogue One and welcomes back the film’s creative architect, Tony Gilroy, who masterfully has the Empire loom over everything despite being completely absent from the first three episodes.
Five title matches, with three of them being unification matches, bridge the international gap between NXT 2.0 and the remnants of NXT UK. As NXT Europe is scheduled to launch next year, which version of the WWE developmental system reigned supreme?
Lowell, MA, added another historical event to its pro wrestling resume with the first full-on presentation of Tony Khan’s Ring of Honor with Death Before Dishonor. Many wondered what match would close out the show.
Would it be the World Championship or the Tag Team Championship?
The AEW faithful in Japan received some great news this morning as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s streaming service New Japan World announced that AEW television shows, Dynamite and Rampage, are coming soon to the streaming service. Also, a Japanese live version of the shows are in the works, all at no additional cost.
One of the most idiosyncratic emcees in the game Wale is taking his annual pro-wrestling-themed music extravaganza to The Lone Star State. On Thursday, March 31st, 2022,WaleMania will host The Ringer’s The Masked Man Show Live Podcast along with a plethora of AEW and Impact stars at House of Blues in Dallas, TX.
AJ Styles vs. Edge is the latest match added to WrestleMania 38 on April 2 and April 3 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Edge blindsided Styles with a kick below the belt at the end of Monday Night Raw and gave him two conchairtos. Six matches are official, with several more rumored.
It’s been almost 72 hours since I left the theater, and I can’t stop thinking about Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film is a wonderful cinematic experience that rivals Avengers: End Game. It’s an emotionally crafted love letter to the titular character that is chockfull of hilarity and insight about the consequence of choice and the power of responsibility.
The season 2 finale of The Mandalorian titled “The Rescue” culminated with the ultimate surprise. Luke Skywalker made his triumphant return to answer the call put out into the universe by Grogu (Baby Yoda).