The last Jedi Laura Dern

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away! The next chapter in the never-ending Star Wars saga is bound to introduce audiences to exciting new locations and characters. One such exciting character: Laura Dern‘s Vice Admiral Holdo. Up until now, the specifics regarding Dern’s new character have be slim, but brand new The Last Jedi Holdo details are here for your consumption.

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batman flashpoint

Call it Justice League 1.5: Flashpoint will now boast more than half of the members of the Justice League, with Batman joining Wonder Woman and Cyborg in a feature appearance in the reworked solo Flash film.

With the Dark Knight’s inclusion in the adaptation of the massive crossover event that rebooted the DC Comics, it adds to chatter that Flashpoint could usher in a new era for the DC Extended Universe. That is, if Warner Bros. is still planning to move ahead with its potential universe-rebooting film after Justice League‘s disappointing opening weekend.

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star wars dj

Disney and Lucasfilm already have your money next month. They know this. You know this. They can afford the luxury of keeping details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the dark. It feels like we’re going into Rian Johnson‘s new movie mostly blind, which is an odd feeling in 2017.

So when a new international TV spot shows up offering our first real look at Benicio del Toro‘s mysterious Star Wars character, we can’t help but take notice. Who is this guy? And why are the trailers hiding the fact that an Oscar-winning actor is among the new additions to the film’s cast?

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Justice League reshoots

Justice League is now playing in theaters everywhere and if you went into the film hoping to see all of the flashy stuff on display in the multiple trailers, you might’ve been disappointed. There are numerous moments from the previews that aren’t in the final film, which, when combined with talk of the extensive reshoots that happened after Zack Snyder left and Joss Whedon took over, implies there’s a drastically version of the film floating around out there. In the wake of the film’s release, even more details about Justice League reshoots have surfaced.

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Lizzy Caplan Gambit

20th Century Fox’s Gambit solo movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters over a year ago, but several starts and stops and a revolving door of directors kicked its release back to 2019. And since the movie has just found a director in Gore Verbinski, important casting decisions are happening: Lizzy Caplan, the star of movies like Cloverfield and TV shows like Masters of Sex, has been cast as the film’s female lead. But who is she playing?
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X-Men Spiderman Movie Universe

A couple of weeks ago, we heard that The Walt Disney Company had conversations with 21st Century Fox about possibly buying some of their major assets, including the 20th Century Fox film studio and some Fox-owned TV networks like FX. Those talks ended up not going resulting in any deals, but now a new report says that Comcast and Sony have also had separate conversations about potentially acquiring 21st Century Fox’s assets, which would be depressing for a number of reasons.

But hey, while Hollywood as we know it enters into a possibly unrecoverable downward spiral, at least we might get to see some unexpected comic book movie crossovers! X-Men and Spider-Man in the same movie, anyone?
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Justice League Zack Snyder cut

We’re now living in a post-Justice League world. After years in development and a troubled production that saw original director Zack Snyder step away due to a family tragedy and be replaced by Joss Whedon, the movie finally hit theaters this past Friday and pulled in $94 million at the box office. That’s a lot of money, but contextually, it’s a disappointment for WB executives; $94 million is the lowest opening weekend haul of any movie in the DC cinematic universe thus far.

Many fans aren’t thrilled with the final product, and now a petition is circling that is begging WB to release a Justice League Zack Snyder cut on home video. We’ll take a quick look at that below, and also examine why Whedon’s writing credit contradicts a recent report about the extent of his involvement.
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Coco Songs

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: the first in a series ranking all 368 songs featured in Disney animated films.)

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: I am clearly insane. Why else would I feel compelled to rank every song from every animated feature from the Walt Disney Company? So yes, this list will feature songs from every Walt Disney Animation Studios film, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Moana; every Pixar Animation Studios film, from Toy Story to their latest release, Coco; and even films like The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as the company’s live-action/animation hybrids, such as Mary Poppins and Enchanted. That makes up 368 songs. 368. Songs. Like I said: I’m insane.

And yet: this was a wonderful and exhausting list to compile. I have no doubt that you will disagree with my rankings. How could you not? We all share such unique likes and dislikes that there’s no way we can all agree on the very best or very worst Disney song, let alone all of those in between. What I hope is that people read the list and don’t tear out their hair too much. So now, please: read the list. You know you want to. Part 2 and Part 3 of this list will arrive over the next two days.

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star wars the last jedi crystal foxes

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi crystal foxes didn’t grab out attention as much as the made-for-merchandising Porgs, but they were eye-catching all the same. Sharp, ethereal ears. Glowing, iridescent fur. And an eerie similarity to Pokemon designs.

The fox officially has a name, and it’s called a vulptex. The plural, vulptices. Sound familiar? Well, it’s only a few letters off from a very similar-looking Pokemon called Vulpix. Maybe Lucasfilm story group member Pablo Hidalgo, who created the name for the creature, is a Pokemon fan after all. Or maybe he’s just pulling from the Latin word for “fox,” vulpes. Whatever the case, we’re slowly learning more about these secretive, shimmering beings.

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Just as suddenly as Paul Thomas Anderson‘s mystery movie dropped its title and released a trailer, it is announcing special sneak preview screenings to be held in Los Angeles and New York.

Phantom Thread reunites star Daniel Day-Lewis‘ with Anderson a decade after their award-winning masterpiece There Will be Blood, and carries the additional burden of reportedly being Day-Lewis’ last film before his retirement — hence the air of intrigue and anticipation around this film. And it seems like Focus Features is tapping into that anticipation, announcing seven exclusive screenings in the two cities in late November, a month before the film’s limited release.

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