In a fast-paced world in which trends emerge and disappear within the blink of an eye, Disney’s decision to not produce Baby Yoda merchandise ahead of The Mandalorian‘s release was something of a gamble for the studio. Sure, they preserved a surprise reveal at the end of the first episode. But they also created an opportunity for independent sellers to fulfill the public’s clamoring for all things Baby Yoda until more official merchandise could be mass-produced.
A new report says Disney is now targeting popular Etsy shops and sending takedown notices for Baby Yoda-related items. Read More »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Dominic Monaghan on his role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- A preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #1
- Jar Jar Binks to Return in Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series
- Star Wars Visual Comparisons Guides
- And more!
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Movie poster art is a bit weak these days. Gone are the glory days of well-designed imagery, replaced by poorly Photoshopped floating heads or cliches that are repeated again, and again, and again. So whenever some genuinely cool poster art pops-up, it’s exciting. And this case we have not one but six cool new posters, all for The Irishman. Artists Tony Stella and Ian Keltie put together these half-dozen new Irishman posters, and they’re pretty fantastic across the board. Check them out below.
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Jóhann Jóhannson died in 2018, but as one of the most celebrated composers in Hollywood, he left behind a legacy and a body of work that included scores for Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario, Arrival, Mandy, Mary Magdalene, and more. Now there’s one more element being added to that legacy: Jóhansson’s feature directorial debut, Last and First Men. While no wide release date has been announced yet, the movie will play at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, giving fans one last chance to see a new work from the talented artist and to hear his final score, as well. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we go for the gold with Nick Kroll, try to become more of an adult, play that game that many people relegate to their basements, deal with the opioid crisis, and examine modern-day Chile.
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Could Titans and Doom Patrol air first on DC Universe and then go to HBO Max the next day? What did Marc Guggenheim have to do to get Ezra Miller as The Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths? Ready for the 80th anniversary of The Joker with a 100-page commemorative issue? When and where will Spider-Man 3 be shooting? What comic book movie does Karen Gillan want to direct? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is hitting theaters next month, continuing the story of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Once the Clown Princess of Crime, the Suicide Squad character has cut ties with the Joker, and it somehow may have made her even crazier. But it’s all good, because she has a new girl gang to keep her company and deal with Ewan McGregor as the latest dude to give her troubles. And based on the recently released Birds of Prey soundtrack trailer, they’ll have some real bangers to keep the hype train moving along. Read More »
Reese Witherspoon is quickly becoming a major player in the TV realm, and she’s following up her AppleTV+ series The Morning Show with another streaming series called Little Fires Everywhere. This one has some serious Big Little Lies energy to it, with Witherspoon playing the matriarch of a rich, seemingly idyllic family who finds herself at odds with a mysterious new neighbor, played by Kerry Washington.
Check out the intense new trailer below, in which someone tries to burn Witherspoon’s character alive. In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, “boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.” Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent.
Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. Read More »
Steve Martin and Martin Short are currently touring with their two-man comedy show, but the legendary performers and former Three Amigos co-stars have yet another reunion on the horizon. During the Hulu panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, the streaming service announced that Martin and Short will star in an untitled true crime comedy series. Get the details below. Read More »