Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker - What Defines Star Wars

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores what fans want from a Star Wars movie after the heated debate following the debut of The Last Jedi. Plus, watch the entire Isle of Dogs press conference from the film’s premiere at the Berlin Film Festival recently and take a look at the similarities between the production of animated and live-action movies. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Effects

We just found out Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be arriving on digital download on March 13, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc on March 27, 2018. The release will feature all sorts of special features, including a full director’s commentary and a feature length documentary about the making of the film. But before that, we’ve got something else cool for hungry Star Wars fans.

Industrial Light and Magic has just released a short video about the visual effects that went into creating the opening space battle, where the Resistance tries to hold off First Order fighters while bombers slowly make their way over the surface of the massive Dreadnought. This The Last Jedi visual effects breakdown shows how footage entirely generated with visual effects was combined with green screen set coverage to create the exciting action sequence. Check it out. Read More »

last jedi blu ray release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home. Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi sequel has officially announced its Blu-ray and Digital HD release, along with a slew of special features. Among those features are 14 deleted scenes — so you can finally find out the origin of those mysterious unused moments from the trailer.

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Star Wars toys

Just in case you have some preconceived notion that franchise moviemaking is purely an artistic endeavor, here’s a story about toys. Star Wars: The Last Jedi ended up changing the design of Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter in the hit sequel after laying eyes on a toy.  

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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

There’s a moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the sound completely cuts off for 10 seconds. You probably remember it — or at least heard about the viral AMC signs assuring Star Wars fans that yes, that silence is supposed to happen. It’s a powerful moment, one where silence speaks louder than words. But it couldn’t have achieved that level of power if not for the stellar sound design in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Force of Sound is a new documentary from ABC News Features that delves into the Oscar-nominated sound design of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From the crying of porgs to BB-8’s rattling, you’ll get to learn about all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating the sound of Last Jedi. And yes, you will find out how they make lightsaber sounds.

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Oscar Isaac Annihilation interview

Poe Dameron, the cocksure flyboy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Kane, the mysterious character whom Oscar Isaac plays in the upcoming sci-fi movie Annihilation, could not be more different. But while an actor typically has the ability to immerse themselves in a single character when he or she makes a movie, Isaac was sometimes shooting scenes from both movies on the very same day.

We spoke with Isaac and Annihilation writer/director Alex Garland at the film’s press junket last week, and the two explained Isaac’s intense shooting schedule, why it reminded the actor of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and how Rian Johnson and his Star Wars team went out of their way to help the Annihilation production achieve what they needed.
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HISHE - How Star Wars The Last Jedi Should Have Ended

There were plenty of fans who were disappointed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many of them with a myriad of criticisms and questions that went unanswered. There was a lot of outcry from not learning about Supreme Leader Snoke’s background to the revelation of who Rey’s parents were and of course the character of Luke Skywalker. So the folks at How It Should Have Ended are here to ease the pain a bit.

Watch How Star Wars The Last Jedi Should Have Ended below. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Director Interview

Our own /Filmcast got to sit down with Rian Johnson for an extensive interview about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with some good-hearted ribbing of host David Chen. But if you’re interesting in hearing more from the filmmaker who shook up Star Wars with the second installment of the latest trilogy in the sci-fi saga, we have something you’ll want to watch.

Rian Johnson recently sat down for a 70-minute Q&A in Los Angeles following an IMAX screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The discussion covers everything from the writing process to deleted scenes, and he even takes some time to answer questions from the lucky fans who were in attendance. You can watch the Star Wars The Last Jedi director interview in its entirety below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 16-bit - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Craig Gillespie gives us a closer look at a scene from the Oscar-nominated I, Tonya. Plus, relive the lightsaber battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a 16-bit video game, and watch the first promo for the live Oscars broadcast coming in just under a month. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Comic Cover

With the marketing push for Solo: A Star Wars Story just around the corner, you might think Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start taking a backseat to the origin story of one of the saga’s most beloved heroes. But you’d be wrong. There is much more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi we’ve yet to see.

Recently we found out the upcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will include some deleted scenes that weren’t in the movie, and even more that won’t be included on the home video release. Now we have word that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book that will also include previously unseen elements of the story. Read More »