I have done my best to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoilers with **. 

The last few years have been good to Star Wars fans. The Force Awakens sparked new life in the fandom, Rogue One reminded us of just what about this story inspires in us, and The Last Jedi brought bittersweet new beginnings to the franchise. The latest episode from the franchise–Solo: A Star Wars Story–differs from others in recent history in that it takes one of our favorite characters, the coolest guy in the galaxy, and immerses him in a history that’s only barely hinted at in the original trilogy. It’s a risk–a big one–because Han Solo is part of the most iconic trio in movie history, and his original portrayer, Harrison Ford, is one of the biggest box office draws in Hollywood. Ever.

So, does Solo beat the odds and become a new integral piece of the Star Wars Cinematic Universe? 

by the Collectress

Since the 41st anniversary of Star Wars has just come and gone, Carrie Fisher has once again settled on my mind (okay so she’s always on my mind). Carrie was an impressive lady who was very honest with her struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. And from that honesty, there are a few valuable lessons we should learn. 

I have endeavored to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoilers with **. 
Do you remember Wade Wilson’s appearance in Wolverine: Origins? No?
Well, Ryan Reynolds sure does, and he’s spent the last decade trying to make up for it. Where Deadpool the first was an origin story of epic and uncouth proportions, Deadpool 2 is the sequel that’s bigger, badder, and more raunchy than any other film in the comic book film genre.

It’s also surprisingly tender, and I’m not just talking about Wade’s gentle groping of Colossus.

 

It’s been a rough week for the Collective team.

First, we heard that Wayward Sisters wasn’t being picked up by the CW, and now, Fox has cancelled The Last Man on Earth, AKA the only thing to make me laugh since November 8, 2016. The doomsday, postapocalyptic satirical series only lasted four seasons until Fox gave it the ole’ Firefly-esque chop, which, honestly, is about three seasons longer than most of their shows with a basis in speculative fiction.

That doesn’t make it hurt any less, however. The Last Man On Earth was a refreshingly original discussion of post-humanism and the doomsday scenario, and it was f***ing funny. I ranted about this on my Twitter the other day, so forgive me if I’m a bit repetitive because I’m still upset. 

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SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MAY FOLLOW. YE BE WARNED.

I think it’s about damn time Marvel gave a woman her own superhero film, and with the end-credits scene from Infinity War, I’m glad it’s Carol Danvers.

Now, if you’re just a casual movie-goer and not a comic nerd, you may be unfamiliar with this hero. Gather round, and listen to Mummy Collectress, as she tells you a little bit about the awesomeness of Captain Marvel, and just what role she may play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

By The Collectress

If you’ve been anywhere near my social media lately, you may have noticed that even after almost two years, I’m still incredibly saddened by Carrie Fisher‘s unfortunate passing. I deeply miss our Space Mom, and while The Last Jedi had some incredible moments for Leia, I cannot help but want more of the rebel leader.

The new Star Wars film is due out in a few weeks, and I’m finding it hard to be excited. Han Solo is an interesting and dynamic character, sure, but does he really need a trilogy of his own? As much as I swoon over Harrison Ford (yes, he’s still got it), I don’t really mind the new actor (whatever his name is) and I love Han, I can still think of one person who deserves this film so. much. more.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, what you’re about to read may be slightly repetitive. For those of you who don’t…if you’re not a Leia fan, you’re in the wrong place.