Occupation: Rainfall is a confusing enigma. At moments, it feels at home in B-movie schlock delivering campy actor performances that chew on scenery and heavy action sequences drenched in CGI screen filters and explosions. Other moments, there’s a sincerity in its attention to detail in the story it weaves. Crafting interesting cinematography to amplify its thoughts on trauma, war, and moving forward.Continue reading “‘Occupation: Rainfall’ is a Fun Sci-Fi Opera Hindered By its Own Weight”
WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the first season of The Book of Boba Fett.
All the episodes of the first season of the second Star Wars live-action series, The Book of Boba Fett, are now streaming on Disney+. The underworld of Tatooine is turned on its head when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand roll into town, looking to rule over the territory that once belonged to Jabba the Hutt. It’s easier said than done, as the two are quick to realize.Continue reading “Why Boba Fett’s Character Development Matters”
2021 closed out with the long awaited release of the second-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett. Starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, the crime world is about to turn on its head with Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in town, who want to shake things up.Continue reading “The Stars of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ on Being AAPI Leads of a ‘Star Wars’ Production”
And so it begins. For 37 years, the faithful followers of the holy trilogy (I suppose I should call it “the sacred saga” instead since it’s nine movies, but the overzealous purists may protest) have sat and wondered whether or not their beloved would-be badass bounty hunter, Boba Fett, survived literally the stupidest accidental death ever caught on film.Continue reading “NOC Review: The Word According to ‘The Book of Boba Fett’”
One month remains until the second Star Wars live-action series, The Book of Boba Fett, premieres on Disney+ and the hype is starting to build up. Within the last few days, two new TV spots have been released — the one today teasing just some of the struggle Boba has had to endure following the events of Return of the Jedi — and with it are two new posters; one of Temuera Morrison as Boba, the other of Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand.Continue reading “TV Spots and Poster Art Galore for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’”
“Every galaxy has an underworld” is the tagline going into the second live-action Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, whose official trailer — and new poster art — came out today.Continue reading “Changes Are Coming for the Underworld in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Trailer”
Previously on The Mandalorian, the remainder of Jabba the Hutt’s crime syndicate is wiped clean when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand come busting in, killing off Bib Fortuna and his guards, before claiming the space for themselves. Immediately afterwards revealed a title: The Book of Boba Fett; the second live-action series set in the galaxy far, far away.Continue reading “Poster and Premiere Date Announced for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’”
A year ago, when Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon emerged from a wrecked Tie Fighter wielding the Darksaber in the end-credits stinger to season one of The Mandalorian, it was a signal to the audience that season two would tie more directly to established Star Wars canon than initially expected. Fast forward to the end of season two and it’s safe to say no one was prepared for just how extensive those ties would be.
In a season full of cameos and call backs to every installment of the franchise’s four-decade history — from the return of Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett to the live action debuts of Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan and Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano — The Mandalorian season two proved to be as integral a part of the Skywalker Saga as each of the episodes released in theaters since 1977. None more so than the events of the second season finale, titled “The Rescue.” Spoilers for The Mandalorian season two finale from here on out.Continue reading “What the Season 2 Finale Means for the Future of ‘The Mandalorian’”
With Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga at the end of the month to look forward to, Hard NOC Life is going to be a Star Wars podcast for the month of December. Because there aren’t enough Star Wars podcasts on the internet!
I went to Aquaman for two reasons: First, the ticket was free. Second, this is basically underwater Magic Mike, right? I came for the pecs, I stayed for the pecs. But also for the analysis of what it is to be of two cultures. I mean races. I mean… worlds?
Yesterday, Warner Bros. and DC dropped the epic final trailer of Aquaman, which dives deep into the origin story of the protector of the deep!
The month of May holds a special place in the hearts of Asian American and Pacific Islander Star Wars fans. For starters, May has been AAPI Heritage Month since 1990, though it originally began as “Asian Pacific Heritage Week” when it was proposed in Congress by Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta in 1977. That’s right, 1977. You know what else debuted in May 1977?Continue reading “Go Asians: A History of AAPI Representation in ‘Star Wars’”