Ryan McKinley

Ryan McKinley
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Author, podcaster, costumer and maker, Ryan has been enjoying Disney, Marvel and Star Wars since his first years of life and is thrilled to be able to pass that passion along to a new audience on LaughingPlace. Check out his award winning novels "The Pirate Bride" & "The Lost Crew" in bookstore nationwide.

First Teaser Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” — A...

As a child of the early 1970s, Star Wars was as important to my imagination as Cowboys and Indians were to my father. I...

Star Wars Novel Review: “Cobalt Squadron”

By now, most of the world has seen the eighth movie, The Last Jedi, in the massive Star Wars saga. If you happen to...

Book Review — “Star Wars: Canto Bight”

One of the final offerings to quench the excitement prior to the release of Episode VIII, and part of Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Journey to The Last...

Book Review (and Reckless “The Last Jedi” Speculation): “The Legends of...

In preparation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney Book Group and Lucasfilm Press have released a new novel, aimed at young readers, to...

Paging the Avengers — “Infinity War” Trailer Recap

Marvel Studios dropped their first official U.S. trailer for Avengers: Infinity War today, going above and beyond for a first look at this highly...

Book Review — “Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View”

In December 1995, Star Wars fans were delighted to find a new entry into the world of Star Wars canon (though now expunged) via...

New Black Panther Trailer Breakdown

It’s been a good week for new movie trailers. First, The Last Jedi and now, the second exciting preview of Marvel’s next big cinematic...

Just Breathe—The Last Jedi Monday Night Football Trailer Analysis

I’ve done a pretty good job of staying away from spoilers for the upcoming Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. All previous previews...

Book Review: “Leia — Princess of Alderaan”

Before we begin--I’ve been reviewing the new Disney Lucasfilm Press/Del Rey Star Wars novels for about a year now. It’s been a fun assignment,...

Book Review — “Phasma: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

22With the release of Delilah S. Dawson’s new Star Wars novel, Phasma, galactic fans of Armitage Hux’s enforcer from The Force Awakens finally get all the...

Comic Review: “Captain Phasma #1”

Star Wars has some really good bad guys. Jabba the Hutt, Darth Maul, and of course, Boba Fett. Fans lock onto them right away...

Book Review: “Star Wars: Battlefront 2 — Inferno Squad”

The July 2016 release of the new Star Wars story, Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden, has cemented one thing for the worldwide...

Thor Ragnarok Trailer at San Diego Comic Con

Thor’s journey as a hero has always been more interesting than his actual exploits and one-sided victories. The first Thor film explored his worthiness;...

Review — “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny”

The week of July 4th, Disney/LucasFilm released the first of a new series of animated shorts, Forces of Destiny. Targeted towards the four to...

Black Panther Teaser Breakdown

By way of tone and intensity, the new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther is setting up an exciting and original franchise that is...

Game Review — “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series”

Let me start with this: I’m not huge into video games. I want to be, and trust me, I’ve tried — I’ve just never...

Vanity Fair Cover Story: “The Last Jedi — The Definitive Preview”

Part of the joy of film, for me, is the secret — not knowing anything about the plot or development before I walk into...

“Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1” Review — A Star Wars...

Jedi can move things with their minds. Humans can understand Wookiee growls and robot beeps as language. Princesses can fall in love with no-rank...

Book Review: The Triumphant Return of “Thrawn”

In 2012, Disney bought LucasFilm. When I heard, I was as giddy as a school boy with a new lunch box. I knew that...

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ Video clips are a major part of Star Wars Celebration panels. When I attended C3 in 2005, crowds were dying for a look at...

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