During the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, one of the most shocking moments came at the conclusion of the retrospective “special look” trailer when a dark side version of Rey was shown. One of the things that made her villainous appearance all the more menacing was a new hinged double-bladed lightsaber that allowed her to wield both blades parallel to each other. We’re not sure if that serves a legitimate strategic purpose in battle, but it sure does look cool, and now you can get a Rey’s dark side lightsaber replica to display on your shelf. Read More »
Remember when we found out that there would be some merchandise featuring The Mandalorian‘s scene-stealing little character Baby Yoda? Well, some of that merchandise is officially available, and if you were hoping to get your hands on items that all have the same cheaply printed image on them, then you’re going to love this initial line-up of Star Wars Baby Yoda merchandise. Check out some of the items below. Read More »
If you’re impatiently waiting for the new wave of The Mandalorian merchandise to arrive with the absolutely adorable Baby Yoda in the form of some kind of toy, we’ve got a good way to pass the time and create your own version of the little guy. In fact, this one might be even better than the toy, because it’s also a delicious. Find out how to make your own Baby Yoda cake in a helpful and impressive video below. Read More »
While fans are anxious to get their hands on a toy version of The Mandalorian character that has come to be called “Baby Yoda,” another new character from the Star Wars series on Disney+ seems to be getting the toy treatment even sooner.
In the third episode of The Mandalorian, titled “The Sin,” another Mandalorian challenges Mando’s loyalty and gets into a little scuffle inside their secret base. He’s a beefier warrior voiced by none other than series creator Jon Favreau, and now he’s getting his own action figure in the Black Series line of toys from Hasbro. Check out the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian action figure below. Read More »
Charlie Kaufman wrote a very Charlie Kaufman-sounding novel, and I can’t wait to read it. Kaufman, the scribe behind Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anomalisa, and more, will release Antkind, a novel about a neurotic film critic (is there any other kind?) who stumbles upon a three-m0nth-long movie. More on the Charlie Kaufman novel below.
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As the final seconds of the premiere episode of The Mandalorian came to a close, you could almost hear the entire Star Wars fandom rise up and declare with one voice, “We want Baby Yoda merchandise!”
Showrunner Jon Favreau has talked about how Disney let him keep a lot of the toy companies in the dark to avoid information about the little Yoda-esque character leaking out before the show debuted, but it seems like Disney isn’t going to let the holiday season come and go without offering at least some Baby Yoda merch for the diehard fans who can’t get enough of the little green alien. Some merchandise is already available, but a new report suggests that some things still might not be ready in time for Christmas.
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Before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, there are already a handful of LEGO sets on shelves for the Millennium Falcon, Kylo Ren’s personal shuttle, new Resistance A-Wings and Y-Wings, and a Pasana speeder chase scene. But there are still more LEGO sets to come.
Early next year, after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been around for awhile, there are three new LEGO sets coming inspired by the movie. The upcoming sets include Poe Dameron’s new orange X-Wing, the triangle-winged Sith TIE Fighters, and a battle pack featuring some of the new red Sith Troopers. Check out the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker LEGO sets below. Read More »
Video games are not required to be fun in a traditional sense. They just aren’t. So, if the entertainment medium is ever going to evolve artistically rather than stagnate and regress with the zombified fad of online competitive multiplayer, money pit loot boxes, time-wasting mobile games, and the first-person shooter obsession that has oversaturated the market more than superhero films could ever do for the movie industry, it’s going to take an awakening from consumers that gaming, even at 61 years old, is still in its infancy having nowhere near tapped into its unprecedented potential as a legitimate art form.
Not to go on a lengthy detour regarding the mixed critical and commercial reception Hideo Kojima’s (instantly recognizable for the iconic Metal Gear Solid franchise and his status as one of gaming’s only true auteurs) latest masterful accomplishment Death Stranding has received, but it’s difficult to accept that many of its naysayers went in to the 50-plus hour experience with the notion presented above: gaming does not and should not be limited to conventional methods of entertainment or whatever is trending, or what’s to be expected from a mainstream AAA blockbuster title.
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Have you heard of Jurassic World: Evolution? In the tradition of theme park simulators, the video game lets players create their own dinosaur theme park where they have to bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the park around them, create entertainment and security for guests, and keep the park up and running without any dinosaurs escaping and wreaking havoc. The game is a lot of fun, but it was all set in the modern Jurassic World park. But that’s about to change.
In December, new Jurassic World: Evolution downloadable content will allow players to go back to the original Jurassic Park from 1993, as you return to Isla Nublar and attempt to reclaim and rebuild the park so it can be open to the general public. Get a sneak peek at the Jurassic World: Evolution downloadable content for the original Jurassic Park below. Read More »
Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite has become the highest-grossing international film of the year in the United States, and for good reason: the film, which won the Palme d’Or (the top prize) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, arrived with a level of hype that we haven’t seen in quite some time outside of blockbuster circles. And since it’s one of the best movies of the past decade, it’s strong enough to carry all of that hype on its shoulders and still deliver on every level.
In a new video, Bong Joon-ho and actor Choi Woo-shik (who plays the poor Kim family’s only son, Kim Ki-woo) break down some of the key sequences in the movie, detailing how nothing – not even a passing bus in the background – is accidental. Read More »