Katee Sackhoff made her triumphant return to Star Wars by reprising her role as Bo-Katan Kryze in live-action for the first time in a recent episode of The Mandalorian. Though we got the jump on the character’s move from the animated side of Star Wars to live-action, seeing Bo-Katan fly into action wearing her full Mandalorian armor was quite a treat.
/Film was pleased to chat with Katee Sackhoff about the thrill and challenges that came with bringing Bo-Katan to life in a more complete way after she only previously voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Plus, we asked whether she has held the Darksaber, and how much she knows about what Bo-Katan has been up to in the years before The Mandalorian.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Tesla
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: A biopic of Nikola Tesla that avoids the standard biopic trappings.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Tesla had a very, very limited release, and now it’s streaming on Hulu – which is the perfect opportunity for people to discover it. The story of Nikola Tesla has been covered on film before – be it in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, or the recent The Current War. But Michael Almereyda’s take on the great inventor bucks tradition and goes for a weirder, more surreal approach to Tesla’s life. It’s an approach other filmmakers making biopics would be wise to try for themselves rather than giving us the same old boring crap. Read More »
Marvel movies bring plenty of action and superheroics to the table, but there are also plenty of moving and even cute moments throughout the legacy of movies based on Marvel Comics. In fact, two lovely moments from Big Hero 6 and Avengers: Endgame will be be given the Funko POP treatment to bring a little sentimentality to your collectible shelf.
Check out the big Hero 6 and Avengers: Endgame Funko POPs below. Read More »
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, find out about the much longer cut of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and what ended up on the cutting room floor. Plus, take a tour of Walt Disney‘s office with the director of Walt Disney Archives, and finally, learn how you can make your very owned “Steamed Hams” inspired by one of the most memorable scenes from The Simpsons. Read More »
Want to since some DC Comics Christmas carols? Which WWE superstar wants a chance to play Storm? Will Jeremy Renner take a beating in Hawkeye? What’s the latest memorable moment from Avengers: Endgame to get the Funko POP treatment? Why did Tim Burton walk away from a third Batman movie? Want to learn how to draw Ms. Marvel before she gets a Disney+ series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Netflix has been gunning for the Best Picture Academy Award for years, funneling lots of money and resources into the dream of standing on stage at the Dolby Theatre and accepting the top prize of the film world. We’re obviously in the middle of a very strange film year and what is shaping up to be a strange awards season, but it could end up working out in Netflix’s favor. The streamer not only has several chances to win Best Picture, but it also has a chance to break an Oscars record that’s been held since 1937. Read More »
Watching a movie with Brad Pitt sounds like a dream — and if it plays out like the wonderful, frequently memed scene from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it probably is. But if Pitt’s movie buddy is David Fincher, that changes things up completely. Fincher is infamous for being an intense and meticulous filmmaker, and it turns out he’s an intense and meticulous movie-watcher. Pitt revealed that he and his Seven and Fight Club director have regular movie nights, and that sounds like a great night to be a fly on the wall…and would likely drive anyone up that wall. Except for Pitt, apparently.
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The 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations were unveiled this morning, and since the music industry’s biggest award show is on a different timetable than awards shows like the Oscars or the Emmys, it can often feel like the Grammys are extremely far behind when it comes to pop culture. Case in point: composer Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s Oscar-winning score for Joker, which was initially released over a year ago, is nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category.
But there are still a few surprises here, so let’s take a quick look at some of the movie or movie-related projects that earned 2021 Grammy nominations. Read More »
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Anthony Mackie is continuing his streak of being the busiest streaming star, doing the rounds at Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, and now Netflix again with a new thriller feature film The Ogun. Mackie is set to star in and produce the thriller, written by former stuntman-turned-action screenwriter Madison Turner, which follows a man as he brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for her rare genetic condition, where she is kidnapped.
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Another day, another story about the Hannibal season that never was. Hannibal was a beautiful tropical fish of a show, but it was also so strange and otherworldly that it’s a miracle it lasted more than one season. But it did. In fact, it lasted three seasons, and while I think the final episode of season 3 serves as a pretty damn good series finale, there has always been hope that someone would swoop in and rescue the show for season 4. The folks involved with the series have held onto this hope as well, and over the years, creator Bryan Fuller and his cast and crew have shared their fantasies of Hannibal season 4.
Now, Hannibal himself, Mads Mikkelsen, is once again talking about how much he’d like to slip back into one of Hannibal’s cool suits and chow down on some humans.
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