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Dominic Monaghan is no stranger to beloved genre franchises. He trekked across Middle-earth in the Lord of the Rings franchise, he battled polar bears (and boats) in Lost, and made a minor appearance as the mutant Bolt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now he’s appearing in the biggest sci-fi franchise of all time, the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And it’s because of a bet.

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Does every single scene in Terminator: Dark Fate take place on a highway? It certainly seems that way, because every clip released from the movie so far has characters going head-to-head on the open road – this latest clip included. In the Dark Fate clip below, watch as Mackenzie Davis and her impressive biceps toss some metal rods straight at Gabriel Luna‘s evil Terminator.

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Just a few days after the social media embargo lifted on Terminator: Dark Fate, the new sci-fi sequel from director Tim Miller, the full review embargo has now also lifted. In the early reactions, one thing was repeated again and again: Dark Fate is the best movie in this franchise since James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That’s not exactly a tough accomplishment to achieve, considering its competition. But now that full reviews are out there, let’s dig a little deeper and find out what else critics have to say about the movie.
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The marketing of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man leaned heavily on talking up the high frame-rate technology on display in the sci-fi action flick. But very few theaters were able to display the film the way Lee shot it, and viewers who were able to watch a high frame rate projection came away unimpressed. Whenever HFR was mentioned in relation to Lee’s film, James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels were brought up, because it was rumored that Cameron would be shooting these films in a similar manner. Not so, says Cameron. Sort of. During a recent interview, Cameron said that he would be using high frame rate footage “sparingly” during production but seemed to indicate that the finished films won’t be screened in that format.

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Strap in, Star Wars fans – the longest film in the franchise’s history blasts into theaters this December.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets went on sale last night, and on those ticketing services, the film’s runtime has been listed at 155 minutes, or 2 hours and 35 minutes. That just barely makes it longer than the previous record holder of the franchise, 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which runs three minutes shorter at 2 hours and 32 minutes. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Last night, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer debuted (and tickets went on sale a couple hours earlier at a record-breaking pace, even though they weren’t supposed to be available until after the trailer arrived), and it’s all anyone could talk about online afterwards. A plethora of new footage was unleashed last night, and while it doesn’t really give us any details about the actual story at the center of this last chapter of the Skywalker saga, there are plenty of interesting details to pick up on. So let’s dig into them with our extensive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer breakdown. Read More »

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Concept artist Ralph McQuarrie helped craft the vision for the original Star Wars trilogy with his stunning concept paintings and early sketches. And long after the legendary concept artist’s passing in 2012, McQuarrie continues to influence the look of that galaxy far, far away even today. The Lucasfilm creative team had incorporated parts of McQuarrie’s original unused concept art in films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the prequel film Solo: A Star Wars Story, and they again return to McQuarrie’s vision for inspiration with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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The newest Star Wars movie doesn’t need lightspeed to shatter the sound barrier — or in this case, the Atom Tickets pre-sales record. Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker ticket pre-sales went live on Monday night, and within the first hour, Episode 9 had already set a new record for ticket pre-sales.

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VOTD: How ‘It Chapter 2’ Should Have Ended

How It Chapter 2 Should Have Ended

The easy answer to how IT Chapter 2 should have ended is probably about 45 minutes earlier than the nearly three-hour theatrical runtime. But that’s a conversation for another time.

We all know that the second part of Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s thick horror novel IT resulted in a somewhat happy ending for The Losers’ Club. What this particular version of How It Should Have Ended presupposes is, maybe it didn’t have to go down that way at all? After all, there’s a secret weapon right in front of them.

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It’s been a long time coming, but the end of the Skywalker Saga is almost here. That’s not to say there will be no more Star Wars projects – Disney is already cooking up a bunch for their streaming service Disney+, and there are movies involving David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and Rian Johnson still in the mix. But this December, the long journey that began back in 1977 will come to a close. And the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here to give us another look at what director J.J. Abrams has in store.

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