the last jedi anakin

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is back in the news again. The divisive eighth installment in the Skywalker Saga has a few new fun facts for you, unveiled by none other than writer/director Rian Johnson, who engaged in an informal Q&A of sorts on Twitter about the 2017 Star Wars movie. Per Johnson, he nearly included an appearance from the tragic central figure of the prequels, Anakin Skywalker, but decided against it.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Rossif Sutherland has joined the cast of the Orphan prequel.
  • Andrew Koji talks about playing Storm Shadow in Snake Eyes.
  • Angela Bassett is returning for more Mission: Impossible movies.
  • The Kazakh American Association is not happy about Borat 2.
  • Will Killer Klowns From Outer Space 2 ever happen? Maybe.
  • Pauly Shore wants Encino Man 2, probably because he has nothing else going on right now.

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This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we lose our minds, talk to a doc, jet on over to Malaysia to kill our brother, try to solve a murder mystery in England, and see what looks like an animated tearjerker.
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Harry Potter Puzzles

Look, the holiday season isn’t going to be nearly as joyous as we’d like it to be. Thanks to the continued spread of the coronavirus, it won’t be a good idea to have any massive family gathers, especially in the heart of regular flu season. That’s why it might be a good idea to stock up on some massive 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring iconography from the likes of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC Comics and more. Check them out below. Read More »

The Mandalorian Stunts

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as stuntmen react to a badass fight scene from the first season of The Mandalorian. Plus, learn about the art of voice dubbing foreign language movies and TV shows like Pokémon in English. And finally, listen as comedian Sarah Silverman talks to kids about some of the biggest events of 2020 as she guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Read More »

a quiet place 3

Paramount had to delay A Quiet Place Part II due to the coronavirus, but they’re already looking ahead to another sequel. Jeff Nichols, director of underseen gems like Midnight Special and Take Shelter, has been tasked with writing and directing a third Quiet Place film based on an idea from John Krasinski, director and co-writer of the previous two movies. Specific plot details are being kept hushed-up for the time being.

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i'm your woman trailer

Rachel Brosnahan is a mom on the run in I’m Your Woman. The new Amazon movie from Fast Color director Julia Hart has Brosnahan as a woman who hits the road with her young baby because of her husband’s secret criminal life. The end result looks pretty damn slick, with Brosnahan’s character slowly learning how to survive her new, unexpected life. Watch the I’m Your Woman trailer below.

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This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we try to recapture our youth, set our boyfriend on fire, cross the border, and try to sell you some snake oil

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The film festival circuit has taken another casualty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Austin’s Fantastic Fest, a hugely popular genre festival that has been running for more than 15 years, announced that it is canceling its 2020 edition. However, Fantastic Fest has hopes that it can hold a virtual program to replace this year’s festival, and commit to a physical festival in 2021.

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Fantasia Film Festival 2020 First Wave

The Fantasia Film Festival is going virtual this year, and the first wave of programming has just been revealed. As is usually the case with Fantasia, it’s wild and eclectic, offering plenty of surprises, genre offerings, and more. Neil Marshall‘s The Reckoning is set to open the fest, which will take place online from August 20 through September 2, 2020.

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