Star Wars Bits Secrets of the Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Domhnall Gleeson explains his reaction to reading the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script for the first time
  • ILMxLAB plans to preview the second installment of Vader Immortal at next week’s D23 Expo
  • Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire
  • How does the length of a Star Wars movie correlate to its perceived quality?
  • And more!

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It Chapter Two Experience

Two years after director Andy Muschietti‘s Stephen King adaptation It became a global sensation, it’s almost time to return to the fictional town of Derry, Maine and watch the Losers Club face off against Pennywise once again in It: Chapter Two.

Back in 2017, Warner Bros. pulled out all the stops to recreate the movie’s spooky Neibolt House in Hollywood at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and now, to celebrate the new sequel, they’ve recreated a creepy carnival at that same location. Here’s what the It Experience is like this time around. Read More »

Video: The Making of ‘Jurassic World: The Ride’

Jurassic World the Ride indominus rex

Universal has published a new video which takes viewers behind the scenes of Jurassic World: The Ride, the sorely-needed new update to the old Jurassic Park ride that opened back in 1996. The video includes new interviews with people like director Steven Spielberg, writer/director Colin Trevorrow, and producer Frank Marshall, and shows actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong acting in new footage made specifically for the ride. Check out the full behind-the-scenes video below. Read More »

benioff and weiss star wars

In February of 2018, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were officially announced as the writers and producers of a new series of Star Wars movies. Technically, that’s still the only piece of official information from Disney and Lucasfilm about the duo’s involvement in a galaxy far, far away, but now a new report suggests that they may not be writing each entry in that upcoming film series after all. Read More »

Sticks and Stones trailer

Dave Chappelle is releasing a new Netflix standup special, and it arrives on the streaming service later this month.

After spending several years off the grid and out of the public eye, the comedian is in the midst of a full-fledged comeback. He won an Emmy for Equanimity, his Netflix standup special released in late 2017, and that performance combined with his work on another Netflix special he released simultaneously called The Bird Revelation also won him a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

Now Chappelle is back with a new special called Sticks and Stones, and the teaser trailer is narrated by a very familiar voice. Check it out below.
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london production facility

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, all of the Star Wars movies have been filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. But it looks like the next batch of films set in a galaxy far, far away may have found a new home.

Reports of a newly-registered production company (which could potentially hint at a new Star Wars project’s working title) have been linked to Lucasfilm and suggest that Star Wars may be packing up from Pinewood and moving across town to East London, to the new East Brook Studios which is slated to be open by the end of this year.
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Jim Carrey Kidding season 2

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Someone’s lurking in a cabin in an American Horror Story: 1984 teaser
  • Check out the trailer for Netflix’s car competition series Hyperdrive
  • Dwayne Johnson returns in HBO’s Ballers season 5 trailer
  • Could we see more episodes of the beloved ABC sitcom Happy Endings?
  • Alec Baldwin is the subject of a new Comedy Central Roast, and Robert De Niro will be one of the roasters
  • And more!

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Star Trek and Mission Impossible

Yesterday, CBS and Viacom announced a new merger, marking a reunion between the two corporate entities for the first time in almost thirteen years. A new company called ViacomCBS will emerge (pending the finalization of the deal), and brands like Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more will all be under the same umbrella.

Now the iconic Star Trek brand, which had previously been split between those two companies, will be all in one place again. Here’s how the new merger may end up affecting popular franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Read More »

Searching 2

Update: Searching director Aneesh Chaganty has shared a bit more information about the film. Check it out below.

Searching, last year’s indie hit starring John Cho as a father who desperately tries to find his missing daughter, is getting a follow-up.

A new report says Searching 2 is in the works – although it appears the new movie will not follow the ongoing adventures of the Kim family, because Cho and his co-stars from the original film apparently won’t be coming back to reprise their roles. Thankfully, though, writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, co-writer/producer Sev Ohanian, and producer Natalie Qasabian are all back on board. Read More »

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traphouse

If you take a look at Dave Bautista‘s filmography over the past ten years or so, you’ll find a mixture of high profile franchise projects (including the highest grossing movie ever) and low budget action flicks, a mixture that has given him a chance to stretch himself as a performer and lead some B-movies while honing his strengths. In other words, Bautista is putting in the work, and he’s quietly establishing himself between Marvel projects.

And while the actor already has several things already in the pipeline (including Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune), a new report says he’s found another new movie project to star in and produce: an undercover thriller called Traphouse, which is written by the guy who wrote 2001’s The Fast and The Furious.
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