With December just around the corner, we’re heading into the home stretch for the marketing machine leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As more TV spots will be hitting the web, director Rian Johnson and the cast of the next installment of the Star Wars saga will begin making the publicity rounds on all the late night and morning talk shows, and they’ll be kicking things off in a familiar place.
Since Disney owns both Lucasfilm and ABC, it should come as no surprise that the director and cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be making their first late night stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, December 1. It’s bound to be a big Star Wars-centric episode since no less than nine cast members will be in attendance. Get more details about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live episode below. Read More »
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away! The next chapter in the never-ending Star Wars saga is bound to introduce audiences to exciting new locations and characters. One such exciting character: Laura Dern‘s Vice Admiral Holdo. Up until now, the specifics regarding Dern’s new character have be slim, but brand new The Last Jedi Holdo details are here for your consumption.
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It’s about that time for Star Wars fans to start figuring out just how much they want to know about the next chapter of the sci-fi saga.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away, and new details are being revealed everyday. For the most part, spoilers are being kept under tight wraps, but that doesn’t there aren’t tidbits of information being revealed that people would just as soon leave undiscovered until they see the movie next month. But if you’re one of those fans who likes the hints and details leading up to the release of the movie, then you’ll want to check out the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos below along with some interesting story nuggets regarding the dynamic between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Read More »
We’re getting closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and two new images from the film have arrived. The images give us new looks at new characters Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran). In a new interview to accompany the images, Dern and Tran reveal some details about their new additions to the Star Wars universe. You can see the new The Last Jedi images below.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Laura Dern‘s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo was nowhere to be found in the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But before the Dern fanatics out there (and let’s face it – everyone should be a Dern fanatic) get too upset, it’s important to note the Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico and Benicio del Toro’s DJ were also nowhere to be seen in the new footage. When it comes to new characters, the latest chapter of the Skywalker saga is keeping its cards tucked close to its vest.
But if your Laura Dern sense just tingled, it’s because of a new image of the actress as the pink-haired Resistance leader has arrived online and you can check it out below.
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After playing the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival this month, Alexander Payne‘s latest film Downsizing has debuted a full theatrical trailer, giving us a glimpse at the director’s first sci-fi film as only he can deliver.
Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star in the film as a couple who decide to abandon their lives in the normal-sized world in the innovative and planet-saving “downsized” community of Leisureland, New Mexico, a society created in the future to deal with overpopulation of the world. Watch the first Downsizing trailer below to see what this new movie looks like. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Major movie and geek franchises have the bad habit of trying to have their cake and eat it too when it comes to including LGBTQ characters in their worlds. J.K. Rowling revealed that Albus Dumbledore is gay…but never within the actual pages of the Harry Potter novels. Power Rangers patted itself on the back for including an LGBTQ character…only to completely drop the ball within the context of the movie. And don’t get me started on Beauty and the Beast and its “exclusively gay” moment. Studios love to embrace diversity in the margins of the internet, in the niche corners of geekdom, but shy away when there’s actually millions of people watching. It’s disappointing, but we’re used to it.
So the revelation that Laura Dern‘s new Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Amilyn Holdo, may be LGBTQ is cool news for those of us who like seeing our favorite fantasy universes get a little more queer. But it’s typical that it’s within the pages of a spin-off novel and almost certainly won’t be mentioned in Rian Johnson’s movie.
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Director Alexander Payne has brought us plenty of outstanding quirky dramatic comedies, ranging from the dark laughs in Election to the family struggles of Nebraska with a little bit of cynical romance in-between with Sideways. Now he’s heading into sci-fi territory with his latest film, and the first teaser has arrived online.
Downsizing takes place in a future where scientists have figured out how to shrink humans down to about five inches tall as a way to deal with the overpopulation of the planet. Smaller societies mean less space required, and Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig are ready to embark on a new life as tiny people. Get your first look at the little civilization and the rest of the cast in the Downsizing teaser below. Read More »
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this week, Vanity Fair has published a huge cover story on this year’s forthcoming sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We saw the four covers that will be on shelves this week, but now the full photo spread shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz is online.
Along with the photos, there’s an extensive cover story that reveals a bunch of new Star Wars The Last Jedi details. So let’s run through everything we learned, including new information on characters played by Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro, the location known as Canto Bight, and a surprising interaction between Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and General Leia (Carrie Fisher). Keep in mind that if you want to go into The Last Jedi completely blind, you probably shouldn’t read beyond this point. Read More »
The Founder doesn’t resemble the often feel-good stories of some of John Lee Hancock‘s previous films, such as Saving Mr. Banks, The Rookie, or The Blind Side. At the end of the day, this is a story of the good guys losing. Depending on who you ask, there’s little that’s inspiring about Ray Kroc’s (Michael Keaton) success story.
The Founder is a biopic that doesn’t champion, idolize, or demonize its subject; it’s a warts-and-all portrait of an unimaginative but ambitious (or greedy) man with a hunger for success. He achieved the American dream by destroying Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac McDonald’s (John Carroll Lynch) dream. They’re the heroes of the story — always pure in their intentions — but they don’t come out on top.
In one thrilling sequence, Mac explains how McDonald’s got started over dinner. It’s a lengthy, dialogue-heavy scene that communicates history and backstory, helps strengthen Dick and Mac’s loving relationship, and moves along at such a fast pace. This scene, which was written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), is where we began our recent conversation with Hancock.
Below, check out our John Lee Hancock interview.
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