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Jennifer Jason Leigh has been having one hell of a year. Her voice work in Anomalisa is remarkable and her deranged performance in The Hateful Eight netted her an Oscar nomination. She’s rumored to be heading to the mysterious third season of Twin Peaks. The past twelve months have been a reminder that Leigh is one of the best performers we have and that it’s a shame that it took this long for her to have a full and proper comeback.

The latest addition to her victory lap is a role in Alex Garland‘s science fiction film Annihilation, which needs to be on your radar because it finds an exciting filmmaker adapting a tremendous novel and Leigh is only the latest terrific addition to the promising all-female cast.

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Independence Day Resurgence Interview

Even though there are plenty of stars from the original Independence Day returning for this summer’s sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, there’s a whole new generation of characters who will have to step up and fight just as their parents did in the first movie.

Maika Monroe (It Follows) plays the daughter of President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) while Jessie Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) plays the son of the late Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and Jasmine (Vivica A. Fox). We had a chance to ask them about what it’s like to step into the world of a movie that came out before both stars were old enough to be in kindergarten. It sounds like each of them will get their time in the action spotlight, and Monroe might even has her own “Get away from her, you bitch” moment in the movie.

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular catch-all for anything and everything Star Wars. In today’s edition:

  • A fascinating profile of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
  • Star Wars is getting its own EDM soundtrack for some reason.
  • Professional artists reimagine Star Wars with stunning art.
  • Gaze upon the greatest Star Wars mobile game never made.
  • And look at the latest preview for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
  • Star Wars Rebels may have an hour-long season finale.
  • And more!

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Independence Day Resurgence Interview

Easily one of the most iconic parts of 1996’s blockbuster Independence Day is the speech Bill Pullman gives as President Whitmore before humanity makes their last stand across the globe. But we might not get the same kind of moment in Independence Day: Resurgence since President Whitmore is no longer the sitting president. In fact, he’s apparently living a quiet life in the suburbs when the sequel begins and his daughter has the more exciting job working alongside a new president.

The new Commander-in-Chief is President Lanford, played by Sela Ward (Gone Girl, The Day After Tomorrow). Even though it doesn’t sound like she’ll get the same kind of action that President Whitmore saw in the original movie, she still has plenty to deal with when the aliens return. Plus, Pullman and Ward and more than willing to star in their own spin-off where their presidents team up and utilize their secret kung fu and karate skills.

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Welcome to today’s super-sized edition of The Force Awakens Bits, your one-stop shop for all news pertaining to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today:

  • The Force Awakens hits two more significant box office milestones.
  • A very surprising “sequel” comic with a special guest.
  • How Kylo Ren and BB-8’s voices were created.
  • Meet Chloe Bruce, Daisy Ridley‘s stunt double.
  • Two clever new pieces of The Force Awakens fan art.
  • A short film examining how The Force Awakens was projected in IMAX.
  • How to build your own BB-8 for only $120.
  • The Raiders of the Lost Ark joke smuggled into the sound mix.
  • A Solo family portrait… and its darker Netflix series spin-off.
  • Did Star Wars kneecap The Hunger Games at the box office?
  • And more!

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Star Wars Land ride photo

As we’ve told you previously, ABC will be airing a special titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 on Sunday, February 21st 2016. Among many other things, it will feature Harrison Ford giving a preview of the Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney World. A television commercial for the special was released online earlier this week, but did it contain our first look at one of the Star Wars Land rides? Hit the jump to take a look.

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The new Star Trek series has found its captain. Bryan Fuller, the veteran television writer and producer known for his work on tremendous shows like Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal has been hired as the showrunner on CBS’ new series, which will bring the iconic science fiction series into uncharted territory: the universe of online streaming.

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Independence Day Resurgence Interview

Even though Will Smith isn’t returning for Independence Day: Resurgence, his on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox is back for the sequel, and her character Jasmine is doing everything she can to make sure their son Dylan (played by Jessie Usher) is just as strong of a man as his father.

In addition, Brent Spiner is one of the more surprising returning characters from the original movie, mostly because everyone had assumed the Area 51 scientist Dr. Okun was dead. And even though 20 years has passed, it doesn’t sound like he’s changed much over the years.

Both Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox sat down with me on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last summer to talk about where we find their characters after all this time. Is Jasmine still stripping? Is Dr. Okun still a bit of a weirdo? Find out below. Read More »