The buzz is strong for Knives Out, the latest film from Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. This time he’s reaching back to his roots by tackling another murder mystery. But instead of the film noir set in high school that we got with Brick, this time it’s a whodunit set squarely in the center of an affluent family, where all the members seem to be extremely inconvenienced by the mere prospect of a murder investigation, especially since it appears the family patriarch committed suicide.
A new batch of Knives Out clips serve as introductions to certain characters, including Chris Evans being quite a douchebag, Daniel Craig being a patient investigator and observer of the truth, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette not being too keen on this investigation in any capacity. Read More »
Knives Out is one of the year’s most entertaining movies, and it has one of the year’s best casts to boot. Rian Johnson‘s whodunnit has Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer all turning in memorable performances as an eclectic cast of characters, many of whom are suspects in a possible murder. To better help acquaint you with this line-up, new videos introducing you to the Knives Out characters have arrived. Watch them below. Read More »
With Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker arriving in December, there will be plenty of blockbuster action arriving just before Christmas. But let’s not forget that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has another movie arriving just before we all stuff out faces on Thanksgiving. And what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a family gathering turned tragic by a murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. Ladies and gentlemen we present to you a new Knives Out trailer, and don’t worry, they’re not giving any of the mystery away at all. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Earlier this summer, Lucasfilm announced that three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will be released every other year starting in 2022. And while we can speculate about what exactly those movies will be, the company has still not officially revealed which films are going to be taking those slots.
In a new interview, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says Lucasfilm is “still figuring out” its game plan, and he leaves the door open for the possibility that he might be able to make another original movie before filming begins on the first entry in his upcoming Star Wars trilogy.
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Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out is one of the most entertaining movies you’ll see all year. This star-studded whodunit is clever, funny, and loaded with memorable performances. A new Knives Out trailer gives us yet another look at all the madcap fun that Johnson has in store, but don’t worry about having the game spoiled – there are so many twists and turns in this movie that you’ll still be guessing every step of the way when you see the film.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson is still in the early stages of writing his upcoming Star Wars spin-off trilogy, but as we wait to discover what he has in store for the future of a galaxy far, far away, Johnson participated in an interview in which he reflected on arguably the most beloved film in the franchise and the state of Star Wars fandom as it exists today. Read his comments below.
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The Rian Johnson mystery Knives Out just debuted on Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, and you can read our glowing review right here. But if you’re already hoping to see even more of Daniel Craig‘s detective character, there’s good news: Johnson sounds interested in reuniting with the actor for additional murder mysteries in the future.
Oh, and yes, Johnson is still working on those Star Wars spinoffs. Read his comments from a new interview below. Read More »
The game’s afoot and everyone’s a suspect in Knives Out, Rian Johnson‘s deliriously funny whodunit. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have trying to solve a murder. Gathering together a killer cast of movie stars and character actors, Johnson has crafted a film that’s both a loving homage to locked room mysteries and a giddy, laugh-out-loud funny comedy that keeps pulling the rug out from under you just when you think you’ve found your footing. It’s a total blast.
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After nearly a year of work, a solution has been reached: Filmmaker Mode, a new TV viewing mode which will disable all post-processing settings so the movie or show is displayed as the filmmaker intended. This has the support of directors like James Cameron, Rian Johnson, Ava DuVernay, M. Night Shyamalan, Reed Morano, and many more. Learn all about Filmmaker Mode below. Read More »
Rian Johnson‘s next movie is this year’s ensemble mystery Knives Out, but after that, he’ll be returning to a galaxy far, far away for his new Star Wars trilogy. Much of Johnson’s trilogy remains cloaked in secrecy. In fact, the only thing we know about it is that it will be set entirely out of the regular Star Wars mythology. No Skywalkers, no Death Stars, no Sy Snootles. Johnson offered up the tiniest bit of insight into his new Star Wars trilogy, and it sounds as if he’s looking to the original trilogy for inspiration.
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