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20 Interesting Tidbits From ‘Star Wars: Fascinating Facts,’ the Latest Must-Own ‘Star Wars’ Book

Written by Pablo Hidalgo, Senior Creative Executive of Franchise Story & Content at Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts – Story, Lore & History From the Greatest Galaxy is a compendium of hundreds of little-known facts about the Star Wars saga. From behind-the-scenes on-set tidbits to in-universe lore, this guide from Portable Press has tons of interesting info, including character profiles and firsthand accounts from cast and crew members. Whether you are a diehard Star Wars fan or a casua...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Earth, Features, Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson, Ilm, Kenner, Lucas, Yoda

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets Some Love from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota City Council, of All Places

Rian Johnson has been a real trooper on Twitter for the past three years. Despite the exorbitant amount of hate that his 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi has received from certain circles, Johnson has taken it like a champ, spreading humor and goodwill with his followers, and mostly ignoring the trolls that pile into his replies. But even Johnson needs some support every now and then, and a viral video of a Last Jedi fan getting the film’s greatness on the record with the Sioux Falls, South D...
Tags: LucasFilm, Real Life Weirdness, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Twitter, Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi

Yoda Icon Frank Oz Claps Back At Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hater

Frank Oz has played Yoda for years, and recently weighed in when a hater came for Rian Johnson over Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson, Yoda

‘Paranormal Activity’ Reboot Writer Hints at an “Exciting” Mystery Director

Writer/director Christopher Landon has carved out a nice corner of the genre space for himself over the past few years with the Happy Death Day movies and the new body swap horror film Freaky, which was just released in theaters today. But he’s returning to a familiar franchise as the writer of the upcoming Paranormal Activity reboot, and now he’s teasing that the new film will be led by an “exciting” director who he describes as a “get.” Who could it be? In an interview with Dread Central, L...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Leigh Whannell, Paramount Pictures, Rian Johnson, Reboot, David Lowery, Landon, Sam Raimi, Christopher Landon, Paranormal-Activity

Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Baby Yoda and More: 10 Things You Need to Know From ‘The Star Wars Book’

A wise man once said: “If one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi.” If you want to fully understand the epic and intricate Star Wars saga, you must embrace a larger view of the Force and you can start by embracing DK’s new sacred text, The Star Wars Book: Expand Your Knowledge of a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Written by Star Wars experts Pablo Hidalgo, Cole Horton, and Dan Zehr, this insightful examination of the ever-expa...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Features, Wings, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Leia, Force, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Snoke

CS Soapbox: Franchises That Need to End Following Fast & Furious

CS Soapbox: Franchises that need to end following Fast & Furious “Overstaying its welcome.” It’s a phrase I’ve often heard when discussing television but very rarely in the film world, despite a number of franchises running far past their expiration date, and with the recent confirmation that Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious mainline series would be coming to an end after two more films, I think it’s high time we look at some of the many movie series out there, be they our favorites or most...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matt Damon, Superman, Disney, Ford, Oscar, Hasbro, Toho, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chucky, Lebron James, Batman, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Bryce Dallas Howard

George Lucas Also Would've Killed Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 8

Thanks to a new book written by Lucasfilm Star Wars fact extraordinaire Pablo Hidalgo, we have a lot of interesting new information about the galaxy far, far away. And it turns out George Lucas’s original plans for a sequel trilogy bore some interesting resemblances to what actually happened. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Luke Skywalker, Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars The Last Jedi

The Kid Detective Review: What Happens When Encyclopedia Brown Grows Up?

Rating 9/10 Cast Adam Brody … Abe Applebaum Sophie Nélisse … Caroline Sarah Sutherland … Lucy Jesse Noah Gruman … Young Abe Wendy Crewson … Mrs. Applebaum Jonathan Whittaker … Mr. Applebaum Peter MacNeill … Principal Erwin Lisa Truong … Lisa Sophia Webster … Jackie Dallas Edwards … Calvin Tzi Ma … Mr. Chang PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCo...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, Chevy Chase, Rian Johnson, Chang, Abe, Brody, Adam Brody, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sophie Nélisse, Encyclopedia Brown, Evan Morgan, Abe Applebaum, Abe Applebaum Sophie Nélisse, Caroline Sarah Sutherland

Luke Skywalker Died in George Lucas’ Original Treatment For ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

Details about George Lucas‘s original unused treatments for the Star Wars sequel trilogy have been somewhat hard to come by over the years. But thanks to a new book written by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, we know Lucas’ plans for the new trilogy share at least two major things in common with the versions that ultimately hit screens: Luke Skywalker died in Lucas’s treatment for Episode 8, and the idea for the character of Rey was there from the start (although she had a different name when Lucas w...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Johnson, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Leia, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Star Wars Episode 8, George, Luke

[Beyond Fest] The Wolf of Snow Hollow Review: Subversive, Offbeat & Quietly Thrilling

Rating:  9.5/10 Cast: Jim Cummings as John Marshall PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []).addSize([980, 0], []).build(); PB.gptStandAlone['pb_prebidjs_300x250_a_16017...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Rian Johnson, Wolf, Cummings, Julia, Forster, John Marshall, Jim Cummings, Robert Forster, ComingSoon, Riki Lindhome, Julia John, Jim Cummings The Wolf

Knives Out Director Rian Johsnon Drops F-Bomb Over Sequel Challenges

Rian Johnson has strong words about the experience of writing the Knives Out sequel.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson, Rian Johsnon

Chris Evans’ movie mom Jamie Lee Curtis had an awkward response to his nude photo leak

Chris Evans played Ransom Drysdale in "Knives Out," while Jamie Lee Curtis played his on-screen mother Linda in Rian Johnson's murder mystery.
Tags: News, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Rian Johnson, Linda, Ransom Drysdale

Good Movies as Old Books: 100 Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers

At one time paperback books were thought of as trash, a term that described their perceived artistic and cultural level, production value, and utter disposability. This changed in the mid-20th century, when certain paperback publishers (Doubleday Anchor, for example, who hired Edward Gorey to design their covers in the 1950s) made a push for respectability. It worked so well that the signature aesthetics they developed still, nearly a lifetime later, pique our interest more readily than those o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Design, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson

Let's Talk About Death, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Death is one of the few things that unites everyone. Whether we fear it for ourselves or for our loved ones, odds are you think about death every day. That’s why it’s such a powerful tool in storytelling. The death, or potential death, of a character can instantly put everyone on the same emotional level. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Death, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Rey, Skywalker, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

Netflix is making a series based on ‘The Three-Body Problem’

Netflix just announced its plans to turn Cixin Liu’s “Three-Body Problem” trilogy into an original science fiction series. The show will be executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (the “Game of Thrones” showrunnersr signed a multi-year deal with Netflix last year that was reportedly worth more than $200 million), along with Alexander Woo, who previously served as showrunner for “The Terror: Infamy.” “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and his producing partner Ram ...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, China, Barack Obama, Tech, Netflix, Rian Johnson, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu, Liu, Weiss, David Benioff, Benioff, Ram Bergman, D.b. Weiss, Liu Cixin

Netflix is adapting 'The Three-Body Problem' sci-fi trilogy, with the 'Game of Thrones' showrunners set to write and produce

"The Three-Body Problem" trilogy Netflix Netflix announced on Tuesday that it is developing a series based on the sci-fi "Three-Body Problem" book trilogy by the Chinese author Liu Cixin.The former "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are writing and executive producing along with Alexander Woo, who recently executive produced AMC's "The Terror: Infamy."Rian Johnson, the director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Knives Out," will also be an executive producer.Visit B...
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Star Wars Bits: The British Force Behind Star Wars, Vader Immortal Comes to Playstation, Thrawn Ascendancy, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys on BBC Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Vr Series Is Coming to Playstation VR Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark Audiobook Excerpt First Editions of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising Pay Homage to the Grand Admiral The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special to Premiere on Disney+ Funko Reveals New the Child Pop! Bobblehead And More! Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys on BBC Star Wars...
Tags: Star-Wars, UK, Movies, Disney, US, Bbc, Noah, Hasbro, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Sarah, Gamestop, Charlotte, Rey

CS Interview: Noah Segan on Western Horror The Pale Door

CS Interview: Noah Segan on western horror The Pale Door Just in time for the film hitting select theaters, digital platforms, and VOD, got the opportunity to chat with star Noah Segan (Knives Out, Scare Package) to discuss his role in the western horror pic The Pale Door! Click here to rent or purchase The Pale Door! RELATED: The Pale Door Review: Slow Start Followed by Thrilling Genre Blend PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlo...
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‘Tenet’ Review: The Most Christopher Nolan-y Movie of All Time, For Better and Worse

One of the most delightful moments in Rian Johnson’s Looper occurs when Bruce Willis’s character dismisses the need to explain the temporal gymnastics at play to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, explaining that if he wastes time doing so they’re “gonna be here all day, drawing diagrams with straws”. With the latest chronotacular extravaganza Tenet,  it’s fair to say that director Christopher Nolan has a deep love for straw diagrams, and has no hesitation making a palindromic structured (and titled) ...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Washington, India, Sci-fi, Features, Movie Reviews, Michael Caine, Estonia, Nolan, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rian Johnson, Warner Brothers, Dunkirk, Bruce Willis

Exclusive: Noah Segan Discusses Possible Knives Out 2 Return

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Noah Segan discusses possible Knives Out 2 return While Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunnit comedy featured an outstanding ensemble, one face not a surprise to fans of the writer/director was Noah Segan, a longtime collaborator of Johnson’s, and while chatting with the 36-year-old star for the western horror The Pale Door, got a little tease about whether he would return for the highly-anticipated Knives Out 2. Click here to purchase Knives Out, or wat...
Tags: Movies, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Exclusive, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Michael Shannon, Aaron, Rian Johnson Brick Looper, Harlan, Blanc, Wagner, Dodgers, Jedi, Looper, Segan

‘Departure’ Trailer: Christopher Plummer Hires Archie Panjabi to Search for a Missing Plane in Peacock Series

Christopher Plummer loves a plain old mystery, having recently appeared in the Rian Johnson whoddunit Knives Out. But this time, he gets a plane mystery, in the new Peacock series, Departure. All right, that sentence doesn’t make much sense, but I couldn’t resist. Watch the Departure trailer below. Departure Trailer For some reason, the sentence “Christopher Plummer stars in a Peacock series” depresses me. But that’s what’s happening in Departure, a six-episode mystery series set to deb...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Thriller, Rian Johnson, Atlantic Ocean, Departure, Peacock, Corus Entertainment, Kendra, Christopher-Plummer, Plummer, Archie Panjabi, Panjabi, Mystery/Suspense, Shaftesbury Canada

Listen to One Hour Convo with George Miller About 'Mad Max' & More

"The hero is the agent of change." Without any Comic-Cons this year, the New York Comic-Con has decided to host virtual panels online instead. One of the best offerings so far is this fascinating one-hour-long Q&A conversation with filmmaker George Miller. Film journalist Josh Horowitz connected with Miller virtually over the web to talk with him about all kinds of different things - with a focus on celebrating five years since Max Mad: Fury Road. "Heath Ledger as Max? Did Furiosa become a t...
Tags: Movies, Rian Johnson, Furiosa, Max, Miller, George Miller, Charlize Theron, HOROWITZ, Max Mad, Patty Jenkins, New York Comic Con, To Watch, Feat, Josh Horowitz, Gina Prince Bythewood Miller

Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon Joins Nicole Kidman in Hulu Series

Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon joins Nicole Kidman in new Hulu miniseries According to Deadline, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) has signed on for one of the leading roles in Hulu’s forthcoming limited series adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers . The 45-year-old actor is set to portray the role of Napoleon, a character in the novel who had lost a twin son. He will be joining the miniseries’ growing ensemble led by Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, TV News, Streaming, Kate Winslet, Amy Adams, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Rian Johnson, Napoleon, Michael Shannon, Melissa Mccarthy

No ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Sequel Being Planned Right Now, Director Ron Howard Confirms

There have been recent rumblings about some kind of follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though disappointing box office returns had pretty much already solidified the fact that the Star Wars origin story of Han Solo wouldn’t be getting its own new franchise, rumors have been sparking in recent weeks about some kind of continuation of the plot threads established in the movie. But when it comes to rumors of an official sequel getting traction, director Ron Howard has officially debunked them. ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Rumors, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Rian Johnson, Emilia Clarke, Miller, Andy, Sirius, Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, Donald Glover

CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal

CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal Today brought the exciting unveiling of the nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the premiere ceremony for television, and in a groundbreaking turn fresh streaming platform Disney+ landed 19 nominations, 15 of which come from the acclaimed Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, which is actually a bigger deal than what some may realize. RELATED: CS Soapbox: Why Star Wars Needs Taika Waititi PB ...
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Why Rian Johnson Would Be A Good Fit For Directing Detective Pikachu 2

There's no mystery to why this is a good idea.
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