Shanghai Disneyland

On the April 19 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by Jeff Morreale to talk about his trip to Shanghai Disneyland resort. We hear all about this fairly new Disney theme park, find out about the best rides, the culture differences, and get tips for a potential visit.

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Dark Arts at Hogwarts
Universal Studios Hollywood keeps upgrading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s offerings. A couple of years back, they began doing a projection mapping show on Hogwarts Castle that was called the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. This year they are taking a turn to the Dark Arts and presenting a new nighttime light show based on the evil side of the Wizarding World.

Over the weekend, I got to attend the premiere event for the new show, Dark Arts at Hogwarts. In addition to my thoughts on the new show, I took some video of this stunning event. Watch it below.

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swamp thing tv series teaser

On the April 18 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Y: The Last Man, The Suicide Squad, The Mandalorian, Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars, Disney+, and Swamp Thing.

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game of thrones

On the April 17 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

On the April 16 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker news. We’ll also discuss Peter’s theory based on one shot from the trailer. And we’ll answer your mailbag questions about the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is edited very precisely, referencing the original Phantom Menace teaser trailer and Return of the Jedi, but also showing us the heroes we love back together for one final adventure. When I was creating my breakdown of the trailer, one part seemed out of place to me. It’s a shot of a small spaceship flying toward a rocky and snow-covered planet drenched in fog under cover of night. We don’t know where this is or who is operating the spacecraft.

While the planet is new, the shot isn’t as dramatic as the rest of this trailer. Is this shot in there to show us that Abrams will be bringing us to new and different worlds, a reaction to the New Hope criticisms of Force Awakens? One thing is for sure: Abrams uses these trailers to create discussion. He wants us to speculate and ask questions. But maybe this shot is actually – (big comedic, dramatic pause) – the key to unlocking J.J. Abrams‘ mystery box.

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the mandalorian

/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about everything he’s seen at Star Wars Celebration 2019, from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, to the Hasbro toy reveals, to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge presentation, to the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game, to the Vader Immortal VR experience, to The Mandalorian sizzle reel and footage.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Yoda

Even though Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow us to experience our own story inside the Star Wars universe in a remote outpost on the edge of the galaxy, we will be encountering a few of the lead characters from the films. We know that the Rise of the Resistance dark ride will feature Poe, Finn, Rey, BB-8 and Kylo Ren, but until now we didn’t know if this theme park land would feature any of the major characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. At Star Wars Celebration, we got our first confirmation of an original trilogy character having a presence in this world.

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Aurebesh Coca-Cola galaxys edge

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was announced, fans wondered if they would serve Blue Milk — which they will. And another common question is, will the remote outpost on Batuu offer any Earth beverages for anyone who doesn’t want to sip on some alien milk or funky green drink? And how would you even serve Earth beverages in a completely immersive themed land like Batuu? We now have an answer. Learn more about the Aurebesh Coke products after the jump.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker logo

When the Star Wars Episode 9 teaser trailer premiered this morning revealing the title of the film to be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, many fans began to speculate who it referenced or what it meant. Director JJ Abrams gave an interview following the reveal and assures fans that it’s “the right title for this movie” and vaguely hints at why. He also mentions that he met with George Lucas before filming began and seems to (if you read between the lines) provide an explanation for Emperor Palpatine’s return. Find out why, after the jump.

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