Star Wars The Last Jedi Music-Only Cut

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available to bring home today on digital download. That means you can watch the movie as many times as you want, and also check out the feature-length documentary The Director and the Jedi that comes with it. But there’s another cool bonus feature that Rian Johnson only just revealed yesterday after the premiere of the aforementioned documentary at SXSW.

For fans who buy Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in any format, there will be a way to access a music-only cut of the movie. That means you’ll be able to watch a version of the movie that lets you hear only the Oscar-nominated score composed by John Williams as you watch. There’s no dialogue, sound effects or any of the extra audio that normally comes with it. Just that incredible score. Find out how to get the Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only cut below. Read More »

prospect review

Prospect exists in a huge universe, one whose scope boggles the mind and imagination. And we are treated to only the smallest, most tantalizing glimpse. A taste. What a taste it is.

Here is an indie science fiction film so aware of its unavoidable budgetary limitations that it builds them into its own mystique. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but casually evocative descriptions of a dozen unique planets and unseen societies is worth $100 million. The scale of Prospect lies unseen in the margins, placing this tiny tale of survival smack dab in the middle of a galaxy that the film dares us to imagine. There’s something special about that. Something powerful. And it certainly helps that Prospect is led by characters who immediately invest us in what’s going on. We want to follow them, to learn more about them, because perhaps they’ll guide us to the worlds they keep talking about.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Documentary Trailer

Today brings Star Wars: The Last Jedi home for everyone who likes buying their movies digitally (or those who just can’t wait for the Blu-ray and DVD to arrive in a couple weeks). Along with that comes the feature-length documentary The Director and the Jedi, providing an extensive behind the scenes look at the production of one of the biggest movies ever made.  Yesterday, the first 12 minutes of the documentary were released, along with a couple other clips. But now an official trailer has been released as well. Read More »

Chadwick Boseman Mark Ruffalo Infinity War Interview

In June of 2017, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the set of Avengers: Infinity War. We were on set for a scene featuring a bunch of Avengers arriving in Wakanda. We will be rolling out of coverage from the set over the next few weeks, but today, I bring you our roundtable interview with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and the Incredible Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo.

The two stars tell us how they fit into the dynamic created by Thanos in this film, the evolution of the Hulk, his relationship with Black Widow, the changes in Black Panther’s suit, the differences from the comics, interacting with characters they haven’t encountered on screen before, why Wakanda plays a central role in this adventure, and much more. Below, read our full Chadwick Boseman Mark Ruffalo Infinity War interview.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker - Young Luke Skywalker Movie

Currently, the future of Star Wars lies in expanding the franchise with two new series of movies. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on a new trilogy outside of the traditional Skywalker saga and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on another series of movies outside of both those arenas. There are also the ongoing chapters in A Star Wars Story that seem to be filling the gaps of the original Star Wars movies so far, including Rogue One and this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. So is there a chance other classic characters could get their own spin-offs?

Star Wars saga star Mark Hamill was asked about the prospect of seeing a spin-off that focuses on Luke Skywalker’s life before he got caught up in the fight against the Empire. Though he’s not necessarily keen on the idea of that kind of prequel-esque story, he does have a wish as to who would play the young Luke Skywalker now that Hamill himself is a little too old for the gig. Read More »

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Most shows don’t introduce brand new characters in the final minutes of their series finale, but Star Wars Rebels did just that. Rebels creator Dave Filoni now reveals the somewhat vague plans for that new character. Also: is there a chance this character ties into the Knights of Ren? Let’s speculate wildly. More on the new Star Wars Rebels character below.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Documentary

If you’re not lucky enough to be at South by Southwest film festival this week, then you’re missing out on the world premiere of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi production documentary The Director and the Jedi. Directed by Anthony Wonke, the feature-length film gives fans an extensive and in-depth look behind the scenes of the latest entry in the Star Wars saga, and you can watch the first 12 minutes of the movie right now.

Watch the opening of the Star Wars The Last Jedi documentary below. Read More »

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.)

I’m going to start this A Wrinkle in Time spoiler review a little differently than normal. I think we, as a critic and audience, should be honest with each other for a moment.

Some of you out there might not be aware of this, but there’s a certain burden that comes with being a woman of color in the film criticism space. To be truthful, I don’t feel this burden all of the time, but I always know it’s there. As I’m surprised to find, writing this review for A Wrinkle in Time happens to be one of those times in which I distinctly feel the pressure I’m under as a black woman to like and laud A Wrinkle in Time, to support director Ava DuVernay. But I can’t honestly do that. The film has a multitude of issues that must be addressed.

However, the film itself can also be reviewed on two different levels: how it performs as a film for children and how it performs as a film for adults.

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Westworld Mobile Game

Right now, at the SXSW film festival, there’s a massive, impressive Westworld experience that places attendees in the world of Delos Incorporated, taking them to the titular theme park at the center of HBO’s hit sci-fi series. We’ll have more on that soon straight from the festival in Austin, but in the meantime, a Westworld mobile game was just announced that you can pre-register to be part of right now.

The Westworld mobile game is a Delos Park Training Simulation from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kilter Films that allows fans to become a trainee at Delos Incorporated. You go through a training simulation that allows you to control the park’s operations, including designing the advanced hosts that make the park an unforgettable experience in more ways than one. Find out more about the Westworld mobile game below. Read More »

Solo millennium falcon standee

What would it be like to ride in the cockpit alongside Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian? You’ll probably never know, but at least you’ll get a little taste of it thanks to a new Solo: A Star Wars Story cardboard standee.

The Solo Millennium Falcon standee was revealed by Disney last week, previewing the cockpit of Han Solo’s famous spacecraft just as it’s about the jump into hyperspace.

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