‘Super Mario Run’ & ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Is Mario’s first iPhone game–and JJ’s first Mario game (!!!)–brilliant, despicable, or both? Plus, our apparently annual review of a new “Star Wars” movie.

‘The Force Awakens’

Shall we watch a movie? SPOILER WARNING: Do not listen to this podcast if you have not seen JJ Abrams’ new “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens.” Also, JJ couldn’t prevent himself from cursing at one point, so like the movie, this podcast is rated PG-13.

‘Star Wars Battlefront’

What will “Star Wars” video games look like in the age of “The Force Awakens” and annual Disney movie releases? JJ and Chris talk about why “Star Wars Battlefront” looks and sounds exactly like “Star Wars” without capturing the soul of the series. Is the golden age of “Star Wars” video games behind us, or will Amy Hennig (no, there is another) bring us the next “Knights of the Old Republic”?