Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker's mother

Boba Fett may have been a cool character in the novels, comics, video games, and other properties that made up the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends). But in the original Star Wars trilogy? The guy sucks. Sure, Fett has a nice design, a jet pack, and a sleek helmet, and those things can go a long way. But he doesn’t really do much in the movies themselves, and his infamous end in the sarlacc pit is one of the most undignified ways to go out for anyone in the entire Star Wars saga.

As it turns out, actor Mark Hamill had a wild idea that could have made the character considerably more interesting: Hamill wanted Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker’s mother. Read his explanation below.

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once upon a deadpool trailer

That scamp Deadpool is back with Once Upon a Deadpool, a PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2 that removes most of the naughty stuff, and throws in Fred Savage for good measure. The re-edited sequel will find its way into theaters just in time for the holiday season, netting even more money for Fox and hopefully satiating greedy, gluttonous Deadpool fans who can’t get their fill of Ryan Reynold‘s smart-ass superhero. Watch the Once Upon a Deadpool trailer below.

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x-men apocalypse oscar isaac

Actors go through all manner of discomfort and grueling hours to deliver audiences the best possible movies they can, which makes it all the more tragic when the final product is a disappointment.

Such was the case with X-Men: Apocalypse, which may have been just as bad for the actors to film as it was for the audience to watch it. But perhaps no one had it worse than Oscar Isaac, who had to endure hours of make-up prosthetics and attempt to realistically deliver lines like “LEAAARNING.” And one thing we’re learning two years after the release of X-Men: Apocalypse is that Isaac suffered even more than we expected.

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During the Toronto International Film Festival, I sat down with two-time Oscar-nominated film editor Joe Walker. Walker was attending the festival for the world premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film, Widows. Our conversation in Toronto, which took place prior to the world premiere, where the film was met with glowing reviews.

Widows opens in theaters tomorrow, November 16, 2018. Read More »

alien covenant sequel awakening

The future of the Alien franchise is in doubt, mostly because audiences haven’t taken kindly to Ridley Scott‘s strange new direction started with Prometheus and followed with Alien: Covenant. But Scott was already planning an Alien: Covenant sequel, with Covenant writer John Logan handling the script. New details about Logan’s script, titled Alien: Awakening, have hatched. The next film in the series would see Michael Fassbender‘s evil android David battling the gigantic Engineers on LV-426, the moon where the Xenomorph was discovered in the first Alien.

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alita battle angel trailer

20th Century Fox has released the most action-packed trailer yet for Alita: Battle Angel. In addition to some breathtaking action sequences, new Alita: Battle Angel trailer gives us a first glimpse at the deadly sport of Motorball, the popular and hyperviolent gladiatorial contest that was a central part of the manga upon which the Robert Rodriguez film is based.

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Once Upon a Deadpool Poster

Earlier this week, we got the official details on the PG-13 re-release of the R-rated comic book sequel Deadpool 2. Under the new title of Once Upon a Deadpool, the sequel will be toned down so underage teens and their families who don’t head out for R-rated releases can get some laughs in around the holidays. But that’s not all, because the movie also has new scenes created as a framing device that will take a cue from The Princess Bride by featuring an unwilling Fred Savage.

Now, the first Once Upon a Deadpool poster has arrived, and it’s quite magical. Check it out below. Read More »

deadpool 2 pg-13 cut

We learned in September that Fox would be releasing a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, and since then, info about the re-cut superhero sequel has slowly trickled out. Word broke that Fred Savage would appear in the new cut, reprising his role from The Princess Bride. And then it was revealed Ryan Reynolds returned for reshoots. Now, the full details about the Deadpool 2 PG-13 cut have been revealed, along with a new title: Once Upon a Deadpool.

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Planet of the Apes - Durieux

Celebrated artist Laurent Durieux has a new solo art show coming up at the Mondo Gallery, and today we’re thrilled to debut his take on one of the most iconic science fiction films in history: 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Check out Durieux’s Planet of the Apes poster (and its variant edition) below. Read More »

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Making movies is always a gamble, and film studios are constantly searching for ways to minimize their risk. Now they’re turning to artificial intelligence in an effort to predict audience behavior.

A new study says that 20th Century Fox is using A.I. to analyze movie trailers in the hopes of finding things that audiences respond to, so the studio can then recreate those elements in trailers for other movies. Read more from the study below, including a breakdown of how they applied this technique to last year’s superhero film Logan. Read More »