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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Retake

Retake: The Original Star Wars Trilogy • Member Bonus

August 14, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered the despecialized editions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. So what did we think of the original Star Wars trilogy and what George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

August 11, 2022

We wrap up our look at the Original Star Wars trilogy with Richard Marquand’s 1983 film ‘Return of the Jedi.’ Again, we look at the Harmy’s Despecialized edition, but we did some side-by-side comparisons between it and the latest iteration on Disney+. How do the changes stack up? How does the film hold up for us? And how about those Ewoks? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

August 4, 2022

We continue our look at the despecialized editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. In today’s episode, we’re talking about Irvin Kershner’s 1980 film ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ It’s hard to find issues with the film but there’s still plenty to discuss. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

July 28, 2022

We kick off our 12th season with a big one, starting our conversations about the original Star Wars trilogy. In this episode, we’re looking at where it all started – George Lucas’ 1977 film ‘Star Wars.’

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

December 24, 2019

What a brilliant end to a decade! We’re wrapping it up with the ultimate film in the Skywalker Saga from that Star Wars galaxy far, far away. How do the filmmakers hold up to the weight of an entire world of expectations for this film? Be with us now. Feel the force of the The Film Board’s Year End episode.

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Bonus: Nerd Critic takes over with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 14, 2019

CJ and Jordan take over the feed to launch their cavalcade of Star Wars this week with their review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 29, 2018

Ready for an Easter Egg hunt? Yes, it’s actually Memorial Day but Solo hit theaters this weekend and it’s spelunking George Lucas’s treasures in the attic so The Film Board will spoil it all for you! This new Star Wars anthology film kicks off the summer season and we’re chiming in to separate the Fan Boys from the Fun Dip.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 19, 2017

We did it! We got to Star Wars #8 without our own Starkiller of a planet disintegrating – and what a fantastic reward we have in store for you when all of the usual suspect gang of thugs gather here to spoil the heck out of The Last Jedi. There’s so many people holding back the inner secrets of this story on social media so that you won’t get spoiled, but we fly a squadron of X-wings right in the face of that on The Film Board.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 20, 2016

Last year doesn’t totally count as long ago nor far away, but the Disney franchise treatment this month goes all the way back into a sub-mid-prequel sort of thing with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 23, 2015

The Film Board Gathers! This month the gang of thugs takes on the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, this from reboot master, J. J. Abrams. Does he bring his magic rebootinator to set every day to apply just the right dose of mystery and lens flare?

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