Dominic Monaghan is reuniting with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode 9. Monaghan is the latest addition to the Episode 9 cast, which includes other newcomers Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. Monaghan’s character in the sequel remains a mystery at this time.
Hulu wants to stay in the Stephen King business, so they’ve given the go-ahead to Castle Rock season 2. So get ready to spend even more time in King’s famous haunted town. In the past, creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw confirmed Castle Rock will be an anthology, with new characters and stories each season. Which means you can expect a whole new world of King-centric horrors to come.
Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
After Star Wars: The Force Awakens took great pains to establish the mystery of Rey’s parentage, Rian Johnson came along with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and created one of the all-time best mic drop moments in the franchise’s history: Rey’s parents are nobodies. It was a reveal that clearly removed the film’s heroine from a famous family lineage, making it clear that heroes don’t need a specific last name to be one of the most important figures in a galaxy far, far away.
But this new Star Wars Episode 9 theory may have found a way for writer/director J.J. Abrams to reverse that reveal and make Rey’s parents two characters with whom audiences are already very familiar. In the words of Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, “I fear something terrible has happened.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by Jack Giroux
What all goes into making a Mission: Impossible movie? According to the star and arguably the mastermind behind the film franchise, “fun.” If there’s one word Tom Cruise consistently uses to describe making these movies and all his death-defying stunts, it’s fun. Cruise always sounds like he’s having the time of his life making movies, but from the sound of it, he has an especially good time making Mission: Impossible movies.
We all know Tom Cruise is a great actor and movie star, but he’s also a great producer. With each Mission: Impossible commentary, the directors share his notes and input, and they range from shots needed for a sequence, how to get across a piece of exposition, what Ethan would and would not do, and a whole lot more. He knows exactly what a Mission: Impossible movie needs to be. He has really shaped what a franchise is all about, with the help of countless fellow filmmakers he always makes sure to thank during the end credits.
Below, check out what we learned from the Mission: Impossible audio commentaries.
Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
When the Star Wars: Episode 9 cast was announced, the line-up included a big surprise: Carrie Fisher. Fisher died before the release of The Last Jedi, and many assumed her character, Leia Organa, wouldn’t be featured in the next film. According to the Episode 9 cast announcement, director J.J. Abrams plans to utilize unused Force Awakens footage of Fisher. Now, Fisher’s brother is claiming the film will also employ additional, unused Last Jedi footage as well.
Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Ben Pearson
J.J. Abrams has officially joined Twitter.
The prolific writer/director/producer previously tweeted messages from his Bad Robot Productions’ Twitter account, but now Abrams has created his own page and shared the first behind the scenes Star Wars Episode 9 photo from the set as filming officially gets underway. Read More »
‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Cast Announced, Includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams [Updated]
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Update: Actress Keri Russell was added to the official press release a few hours after the cast announcement. Our original article follows, along with a brief update about Russell’s involvement.
The cast of Star Wars: Episode 9 has just been announced, and it includes some big surprises. See the full Episode 9 cast below.
Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by Jacob Knight
(Welcome to Team Leaders, a series where we explore how the directors of the Mission: Impossible movies used this franchise as a canvas to explore their pet themes and show off their unique sensibilities. In this edition: J.J. Abrams brings his “mystery box” methods to the series and reboots it all.)
After Mission: Impossible II made over half a billion dollars worldwide, it wouldn’t seem prudent to re-tool the franchise’s format. However, due to the overblown shooting schedule on John Woo’s first sequel, and the fact that the somewhat compromised final cut received mixed to negative reviews from both critics and fans (on top of Tom Cruise butting heads with the Hong Kong auteur on numerous occasions behind the scenes), taking the Mission: Impossible movies in a new direction makes sense in hindsight (at least from its star/chief creative force’s perspective).
‘Castle Rock’ Review: ‘Severance’, ‘Habeas Corpus’, and ‘Local Color’ Welcome You to Stephen King Country
Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Welcome to our spoiler-filled Castle Rock reviews, in which we explore Hulu’s new Stephen King-inspired series. (If you’re looking for a spoiler free review of the show, click here). This week we kick things off with the first three episodes: “Severance”, “Habeas Corpus” and “Local Color.”
Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Hulu has pulled out all the stops and made a half-hour Castle Rock documentary to introduce audiences to their new series. The series is set firmly within the world of Stephen King, and features references to and characters from several of his stories and novels. In this documentary, the team behind the series delve into what makes Castle Rock such an interesting (and scary) place to visit.