BuzzFeed: “Padmé Amidala Is The Only Fashion Icon I Care About, And Here’s Why”

From BuzzFeed:

“Padmé Amidala Is The Only Fashion Icon I Care About, And Here’s Why

The purest beauty in the galaxy (besides Obi-Wan Kenobi, of course).

Hi, I’m Allie, and I’m a massive Star Wars fan.

Like most fans, I believe the prequel trilogy left ~something to be desired~ HOWEVER, I cannot completely hate those films, because they gave us one of the absolute BADDEST LADIES to ever grace cinema screens: Padmé Amidala.

Yes, THE Padmé Amidala. The young Queen-turned-Senator of Naboo, best known for her political prowess and for SERVING. LOOKS. EVERY. FRAME. SHE. GRACED.

So, I took the liberty of ranking her top 12 best glams. You’re welcome: […]

3. Her “Did they seriously give that eight-year-old boy a rat-tail” glam, The Phantom Menace 


She wore this to a celebration parade, but let’s be real, she WAS the celebration parade in this get-up.

2. Her “I wasn’t planning on Anakin confessing his love for me tonight (but I totally was, so I wore this hot leather number)” glam, Attack of the Clones:


Mhm, girl, I see you. Come for his whole life.

1. And, of course, her “You may call me ‘Queen,’ sweetie” glam, The Phantom Menace:


“Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique…” That is all.”

Read the whole article at BuzzFeed.


Comics: Anakin and Padmé will star in Star Wars Adventures #12

From Comics Continuum:



Elsa Charretier (W), Elsa Charretier (A/C), Mauricet (VC), Nicolette Baldari (VC).

Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala embark on an adventure filled with danger and romance in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

32 pages, $3.99. “




Solo: A Star Wars Story will be 2 hours and 15 minutes according to Cannes Film Festival


From Star Wars News Net:

“The running time for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been revealed by the Cannes Film Festival, and according to them the film will clock in at 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The film is listen on the festival’s official website under “Out of Competition” titles, listing its director Ron Howard and running time next to the title. […]”


Check out the official Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer and poster


“The official trailer and poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story made their debut today, and they have us wishing we could just make the jump to May 25 already. The trailer clocks in at over two minutes and shows us more of the movie than ever before, including great Han-and-Chewie moments, a super-cool Lando and the equally super-cool droid L3-37, and some kinetic Falcon action. The poster is an earth-toned, Western-movie-style image, featuring beautifully-painted takes on the main characters and a world from the film — it’s got a definite retro vibe and we love it.

What are you waiting for? Check out both out below!”


“A love letter to The Phantom Menace”


From Raising a Rebel:

“I love The Phantom Menace. This I say without shame or irony in spite of the continued hate and ridicule it attracts some twenty years after its release. I’ll admit that this appreciation, in part, comes down to timing. I was seven years old when TPM was released in cinemas. I still fondly remember the fervour building up to its release and trading magazine cuttings with school friends.

This was my first time seeing Star Wars up on the big screen and it was as much a transcendental experience for me in 1999 as it was for kids back in ‘77. I’d sustained myself with the original trilogy for years, and I can’t recall a time not being infatuated with the franchise. Despite needing a pee break during the Gungans’ battle with the droid army, I was utterly transfixed.

Star Wars finally felt like it belonged to me and not the preserve of my parents or the previous generation. It was fresh, exciting and mine. For years I watched and re-watched the film on VHS knowing nothing of the backlash or contempt some held for it. In fact, it wasn’t until I was about 15 that I discovered how much people hated Jar Jar.

To cut a long story short, I grew up with TPM and, coupled with the rest of the prequel trilogy, it offered a backdrop to my own coming of age. There’s a certain poetry there, don’t you think? I certainly did. At least for a time, until I allowed the loudest, most hate-filled voices dictate to me what my own opinion should be. And, for a while, I hated the prequels with the best of them. I’d watch them ironically, you see, and laugh, groan and roll my eyes through them. I look back now in embarrassment, but at least I saw the error of my ways and now, I adore them. It just gets so exhausting feeling I need to justify that all the time.

So, what is it about TPM in particular that I adore? I’d be lazy to say everything, and so I’ll take you on a brief whistle stop tour. I love the aesthetic, this bright and gleaming look. In order to establish the celebrated “used universe” look that defined the original trilogy, Lucas had to establish the republic in all its glittering beauty, even as it reached its death throes. And oh, what beauty. […]”

Read more at Raising a Rebel.

Meet Naboo, the service dog being fostered in the halls of the Canadian Parliament



“Mélanie Joly is minister of Canadian heritage and master of a dog named Naboo. The Labrador retriever/Bernese mountain dog has shadowed her to Centre Block, restaurants and a meeting with the Prime Minister.

“Je t’aime,” the minister of Canadian heritage tells the dog at their shared office one winter evening. He is hazardously cute—his eyes all up in their sockets and paws all plump in their pads—such that Joly can’t help but bend beneath the coffee table to haul him up by his warm armpits. “When I’m with Naboo, I can be a normal person,” she says.

Joly has been fostering Naboo since last summer, while he waits to enter training as a service dog. The MIRA Foundation bred the dog to assist a person with visual impairment or autism, and until the dog was old enough for training, Joly co-parented with a friend, commuting between Ottawa and her Montreal riding with 55 lb. of domesticated joy. […]

(The dog’s birth certificate reads Naboo 17, named after a planet in Star Wars mixed with his year of birth.) […]”

Mark Hamill says George Lucas didn’t intend to kill Luke “until the end of Episode IX, after he trained Leia”


From IGN:

“Speaking to IGN about the differences in approach to the character of Luke Skywalker between J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, [Mark] Hamill suddenly changed tack, and explained:

“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia. Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi].” […]

More generally, Hamill compared the approaches between Lucas and Disney’s Star Wars films:

“George had an overall arc – if he didn’t have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going – but this one’s more like a relay race. You run and hand the torch off to the next guy, he picks it up and goes.

“Ryan didn’t write what happens in 9 – he was going to hand it off to, originally, Colin Trevorrow and now J.J. […] It’s an ever-evolving, living, breathing thing. Whoever’s onboard gets to play with the life-size action figures that we all are.” […]”