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I remember the good ol’ days when Rian Johnson would post an image almost every day on his Tumblr, but now that the filmmaker is working on Star Wars Episode VIII we definitely have seen less of his personal photography. He has posted a couple photos from the set of Episode VIII, though, including a shot of cinematographer Steve Yedlin on the Millennium Falcon set after concluding the first week of filming. Now Johnson’s latest shows the return of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Maz Kanata. See the photo and learn more about the possible Maz Kanata Episode 8 return, after the jump.

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Garry Shandling Basketball

Sadly, last week brought news that iconic comedian Garry Shandling had passed away suddenly at 66 years old. The longtime stand-up comedian  and creator/star of The Larry Sanders Show has influenced some of the top comedians working today, and he counts among his friends some of the best in the business.

As a way of saying goodbye, over three dozen of them gathered as Shandling’s house for one last game of pick-up basketball on the comedian’s home court, something he was very fond of doing while he was alive and well. See a photo of everyone gathered for the honorary Garry Shandling basketball game after the jump. Read More »

Parks and Recreation Series Finale Gift

There are plenty of fans who expect Nick Offerman to be just like his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson. And while the two do share some similarities, Offerman is a decidedly warmer person than Swanson, though the latter did show his true feelings from time to time on the show, albeit begrudgingly. But one of the key traits that Offerman shares with his on-screen alter ego is an affinity and fondness for woodworking, and if you don’t know just how gifted he is with nature’s building material, check out the Parks and Recreation series finale gift that he’s just now giving to some of the cast and crew. Read More »

Jay and Silent Bob cameo in The Flash

If you follow writer and director Kevin Smith on Instagram, then you probably already know that he’s currently working on an episode of The CW comic book series The Flash. If you don’t follow the filmmaker on Instagram, and you didn’t read our post about this news back in January, you might have just learned something.

Nowadays, if you’re not a Kevin Smith fan, you probably don’t go out of your way to watch his movies. But if you are a Kevin Smith fan, even if you don’t watch The Flash, you may have a reason to tune in to the episode that he’s directing. It’s not clear, but in one of the pictures from the set of the DC Comics series, Kevin Smith seems to tease a cameo from his signature characters, Jay & Silent Bob.

Get the details on the potential Jay and Silent Bob cameo in The Flash after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: john boyega

The entire world is now familiar with John Boyega as one of the new heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now he’s a hero in real life as well.

This past weekend, the Attack the Block star stopped by the Royal London Hospital to pay a visit to some sick children on behalf of the Rays of Sunshine charity program. A five-year old boy named Daniel Bell, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, made a wish through the program to meet Finn, the character Boyega plays in The Force Awakens. But the little boy didn’t want to keep Finn all to himself. Instead he wished that they could hand out toys to some of the other kids in the hospital together.

Thankfully, some photos were snapped during this adorable visit, and a lightsaber battle definitely ensued. See what happens when John Boyega visits a children’s hospital after the jump. Read More »

Windshield Movie Screen

According to Back to the Future Part II, we were supposed to have hoverboards and flying cars by last year. The deadline has come and gone, and while we certainly got a real working hoverboard, flying cars still remain a challenge. The good news is that the next iconic milestone year that has flying cars in the sci-fi realm is 2019, from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, so we’ve got three another three years to make it happen.

In the meantime, Ford is looking to a future that has driverless cars, which seems to be the next frontier in automobile technology instead of flying cars. And along with that comes a perfectly American innovative idea from Ford Motor Company: a windshield that turns into a movie screen so you can watch Mad Max: Fury Road while speeding down the highway at 75 miles per hour, or while sitting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

Get the details on the windshield movie screen after the jump. Read More »

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Ghostbusters Twinkie

There was a time when Hostess snacks disappeared for awhile, and fans of the unhealthy cream-filled cake known as the Twinkie weren’t sure if they would ever see them on shelves again. Thankfully the snack that will likely survive the apocalypse has been back for awhile, clogging our arteries and giving us diabetes for years to come. And along with the recently confirmed return of Ecto Cooler, the snack cake will be getting an all too appropriate Ghostbusters-themed makeover that includes slime green filling.

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Star Wars Episode VIII Working Title

Just earlier this week, the official announcement of production revealed director Rian Johnson hard at work on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley in a familiar location from the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In addition, new cast members were confirmed with Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran being named as part of the film. And with production in full swing, we have another look behind the scenes, this one revealing a surprisingly adorable working title logo for the Star Wars sequel. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 logo

Down in Atlanta, Georgia, director James Gunn has officially begun production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Not too long ago we featured some pictures that the filmmaker posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts, and now Gunn has taken to social media again with a post from the set of the sequel, showing off a new production title logo. It’s not drastically different than the one we’ve seen before, but we’re just excited that filming is finally beginning. Check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 logo after the jump. Read More »