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Meet the new Star Wars, same as the old Star Wars...

That old familiar feeling in this week's new movie releases, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi

"You haven't caught the hype around The Last Jedi? Have you been living under a rock on a deserted island or something?"
"You haven't caught the hype around The Last Jedi? Have you been living under a rock on a deserted island or something?"

That's not entirely fair, of course. This new Star Wars has lots more ladies than usual, and besides, the repeated bits are always given a little tweak here and there. Still, I did have a running list of "this again?" moments until I realized that I already made that complaint last time.

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Ferdinand trailer

The 1938 cartoon

The 1938 cartoon

You know who else is familiar? Ferdinand the Bull, the book-turned-cartoon-turned-feature-film. Also, Winston Churchill, the star of Darkest Hour.

Tribes of Palos Verdes is a little trickier. The title recalls Slums of Beverly Hills, but the lead actor is very much Andrew McCarthy circa Less Than Zero, except he's the one doing all the drugs this time.

Video:

Less Than Zero trailer

And as for The Divine Order: well, from Scott's review, it sounds like it has a pretty solid callback to Fried Green Tomatoes.

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"You haven't caught the hype around The Last Jedi? Have you been living under a rock on a deserted island or something?"
"You haven't caught the hype around The Last Jedi? Have you been living under a rock on a deserted island or something?"

That's not entirely fair, of course. This new Star Wars has lots more ladies than usual, and besides, the repeated bits are always given a little tweak here and there. Still, I did have a running list of "this again?" moments until I realized that I already made that complaint last time.

Video:

Ferdinand trailer

The 1938 cartoon

The 1938 cartoon

You know who else is familiar? Ferdinand the Bull, the book-turned-cartoon-turned-feature-film. Also, Winston Churchill, the star of Darkest Hour.

Tribes of Palos Verdes is a little trickier. The title recalls Slums of Beverly Hills, but the lead actor is very much Andrew McCarthy circa Less Than Zero, except he's the one doing all the drugs this time.

Video:

Less Than Zero trailer

And as for The Divine Order: well, from Scott's review, it sounds like it has a pretty solid callback to Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Matthew, you are just a bitter, pompous a** What a Debbie Downer!

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Use your aggressive feelings, snowboy! Let the hate flow through you! Good!

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