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‘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


I Can't Believe the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Understands the True Burden of All Masters

The new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is earnest, silly fun. It’s a festive special, about Star Wars, made in Lego—what else would it be but a joyful, irreverent lampooning of Star Wars’ more serious side? However, its underlying message of friendship and mutual understanding (in the spirit of Life Day, of course) is…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Holidays, Disney, Lego, Animation, Lucasfilm, Finn, Star Wars Holiday Special, Rey, Jedi, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special


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 Best Star Wars Movie Posters of All Time

Star Wars has some of the most gorgeous posters in the history of cinema. Part of that is because of its beautiful iconography: lightsabers, spaceships, aliens, etc. Another reason is each film has been released and re-released so many times, there are way, way more poster versions to choose from. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Artists, Posters, Lucasfilm, Return Of The Jedi, Drew Struzan, Noriyoshi Ohrai, Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace, Ranker, Howard Chaykin, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Roger Kastel, Tom Jung


10 Jedi Facilities That Survived Star Wars' Order 66

Order 66 may have massacred most of the Jedi, but it wasn’t just people that survived Palpatine’s purge. The Jedi existed for eons before the twilight of the Republic, building grand temples of their Order teeming with knowledge and insight that outlived much of the Sith’s wrath, providing hope to new generations of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Superlist, Video Games, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Jedi, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars The Last Jedi


Let's Talk About Death, Baby...in 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


13 Goofy Star Wars Aliens Who Deserve to Be Goofy Jedi

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Then they fucked it all up. Hard. No matter which era of the Star Wars movies you’re looking at, the Jedi could badly need some new blood. Why not make it extremely new blood? There’s still a bevy of alien…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Disney, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Return Of The Jedi, Jedi, Expanded Universe, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Old Republic Then


John Boyega Gets Brutally Honest About His ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Experience

John Boyega became a huge star thanks to his casting as one of the main characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Almost any actor would kill to get such a high caliber role to further their career, and Boyega was undoubtedly excited about having the biggest role given to a Black actor in the Star Wars saga…until he wasn’t. In a recent interview, now that all the fluffy publicity of Star Wars is behind him, Boyega got brutally honest about his overall experience in a galaxy far, far away. And...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Finn, Daisy Ridley, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Abrams, Adam, Skywalker


Mark Hamill Confirms Extra Roles in All ‘Star Wars’ Movies Except the Prequels

Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also a renowned voice actor. That’s why Hamill also lent his voice to some extra characters in the galaxy far, far away, but it turns out there’s even more that Mark Hamill did as a voice actor than previously known. Recently, the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian revealed that Mark Hamill lent his voice to the droid EV-9D9 in an episode of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. That prom...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Solo, Luke Skywalker, Rogue One, Skywalker, Hamill, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Patrick Williams, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


Adam Driver's Version of Kylo Ren's Backstory Is Realistic and Depressing

Kylo Ren has an official backstory, which involves him being shipped off to Luke’s Jedi Academy, his angst and frustration at trying to live up to his large legacy, and more than a little bit of big Dark Side intervention from the baddies of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In Adam Driver’s mind, that story was a bit…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Lev Grossman, Luke, Jedi Academy, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Cap Off Your Day With This Wholesome Interview With The Last Jedi's Broom Boy

Temirlan Blaev is a lucky kid. At twelve years old, he’s featured in major roles like a recent appearance on Killing Eve and, of course, the Broom Boy on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, making him perhaps the most iconic person to ever clean a stable in pop culture. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Temirlan Blaev, Broom Boy


The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi Share a Kindred Love of Star Wars

Forty years ago this week, The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters, and in the process took everything we knew and loved about Star Wars and blew it the hell up. It is a legacy that has made it one of the most revered, if not the most revered, entries in the saga. It is a legacy that is, in the most loving and equally…
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Last Jedi


9 Revolution Movies for When You Feel Like Burning It All Down

There are times when everything sucks and you just want to rage against the machine—sometimes literally, as is the case with one of the movies on this list we’ve compiled. Check out some of our favorite films to watch when you’re craving a good old fashioned revolution against a tyrannical system that exploits the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Hunger Games, Robin Hood, Revolution, Divergent, Planet Of The Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, They Live, V For Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Watch It Nerds


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Andy Serkis Crying Over a Snoke Prop and More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its incredible throne room scene remains burned in our minds, even three years after the polarizing film’s release. Now, as we sit twiddling our thumbs and scrolling through Twitter during our self-quarantines, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is dropping a few behind-the-scenes photos from that scene, as well as a sweet candid image of Carrie Fisher. See The Last Jedi behind the scenes photos below. The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Photos A few lovely ones ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Rian Johnson, Snoke, Ilford, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren Adam Driver, Behind the Scenes Footage, Serkis




Leia Succeeded Where Luke Failed

The Skywalker bloodline is perhaps defined by a series of failures. Anakin’s attempts to protect Padmé brought about the rise of the Empire. Luke’s pressure to live up to this prophecy of the chosen one brought about the undoing of his fledgling Jedi Order and his own nephew—who himself saw a moment of weakness and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Anakin, Padme, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


The Most Important Thing The Rise of Skywalker Reinforces From The Last Jedi

On the surface, it’s easy to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a rejection of the more subversive elements of The Last Jedi—it re-litigates the origins of our heroes, dredging up a past its predecessor was more than happy to move on from. It could, if you wanted to get a little bit conspiracy-brained, read as…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Skywalker, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Made Me Appreciate ‘The Last Jedi’ (Or, How I Learned to Love Old Man Luke Skywalker)

When it comes to beloved genre film franchises, Star Wars stands alone. I’m not talking about in terms of box office numbers or household name recognition, but in the DNA of how the brand came to exist. Unlike The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter , a galaxy far, far away doesn’t have the underlying structure of novels to hang its themes and narrative on. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe have decades of source material to mine, Star Wars does not ha...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Features, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Terry Pratchett, Leia, Force, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Hermione, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa


Writer Chris Terrio Offers an Unsatisfying Explanation for Kelly Marie Tran's Limited Screen Time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Wait, where’s Rose? As anyone keeping up with the state of Star Wars discourse has undoubtedly heard, Rose Tico, the Resistance engineer introduced in The Last Jedi and played by Kelly Marie Tran, has a very small amount of screen time in The Rise of Skywalker. Like, compared to her role in The Last Jedi, where she’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Diversity, Lucasfilm, Rose, Skywalker, Chris Terrio, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Luke and Yoda Have a Dispute About a Party and a Stick in this Bad Lip Reading of The Last Jedi

It’s 2019, almost 2020, and I haven’t gotten tired of bad lip readings. I’m sorry. (I’m not sorry.)Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Youtube, Disney, Party, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Frank Oz, Luke, Bad Lip Reading, Star Wars The Last Jedi


10 Intriguing Star Wars Details We Learned From The Rise of Skywalker's Visual Dictionary

A new Star Wars movie is out, and for better or worse, that always means there’s also a host of new tie-in material released which can explain or clarify some questions left lingering after the credits rolled. The Rise of Skywalker is no exception, and its own “Visual Dictionary” guidebook is jam-packed with little…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, Kylo Ren, Rey, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


The Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) A well-cut trailer is a thing of beauty. To be clear: trailers are pieces of advertising. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be art, too. A bad trailer either shows us too much, relies heavily on cliches, or fails to grab our interest. A great trailer, however, can make or break a film. Put together a compelling, interesting, and original trailer, and you’ve gone a long way towards drawing in your audience. Which is exactly what the best tr...
Tags: Facebook, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Superman, US, Features, Radiohead, Karen, Bradley Cooper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, The Social Network, Paul Thomas Anderson, Camelot, Daniel Craig


‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’s’ Kelly Marie Tran on Why Rose Tico’s Story Is Also Her Own

This past summer at San Diego Comic-Con, about a dozen attendees gathered outside the Hilton Bayfront Hotel for the “Rally for Rose,” the second event of its kind and organized by Nerds of Color, an online community and publication. Participants held signs that read “rebellions are built on hope” and donned green jumpsuits, the signature […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Skywalker, San Diego Comic Con, Kelly Marie Tran, Marie Tran, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, Hilton Bayfront Hotel


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson Says Pandering to Fans Is a ‘Mistake’

As the last movie in the Skywalker saga prepares to hit theaters, Rian Johnson, who directed the divisive “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is speaking out about his “creative process” and why he isn’t trying to pander to fans. “I think approaching any creative process with [making fandoms happy] would be a mistake that would […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Rian Johnson, Skywalker, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) The 2010s will mark the decade when cinema as we know it started changing drastically. The movies themselves aren’t really changing, but the manner in which we get to see them is in the middle of a drastic overhaul. In some ways, it’s easier than ever to watch a movie. But along with that, it’s also gotten harder for movies to find their audience, let alone get made. Even so, the 2010s were full of movies that will stick with us for years...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Cheryl Strayed, Wild, Reese Witherspoon, Aaron Sorkin, America, Features, World, New Zealand, Leonardo Dicaprio, The Social Network


Rian Johnson Thinks Catering Foremost to Fanservice Is a Potential Mistake (and He's Right)

As we sit waiting to see (and hear more about beyond vague social media reactions) just how Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puts an end to the Skywalker saga, many people involved in the process have been reflecting on what it means to tell a story that caters to the passion of its audiences. Elsewhere, The Last Jedi…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Rian Johnson, Skywalker, Fandom, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Narrowing down a top 10 list for one year is hard enough. An entire decade? It’s almost impossible. Almost. I hemmed and hawed my way through this task, debating with myself as to what titles would go where, and what titles would make the list at all. The bottom line: it was a great decade for film, and don’t let anyone claim otherwise. As of this moment, I am happy with this list. But check back in with me in a week – I may have changed ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, America, Features, United States, Bob Dylan, Leonardo Dicaprio, Glasgow, The Social Network, Lincoln, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Scorsese


Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) The 2010s were a tumultuous era for movies, but reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. While television made a powerful surge to try to usurp the crown and become the defining medium of the past decade, movies held their own and occasionally reminded us why we love them so much in the first place. Here are my ten favorite films of the 2010s. 10. Attack the Block You know that feeling when you’re sitting in a theater,...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Ireland, South London, Nolan, Amy Adams, Whiplash, Duran Duran, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Paul Walker, John Boyega, Ted Chiang, Rian Johnson, Jeremy Renner


Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) I can’t stress enough how formative this past decade of movies has been for my moviegoing experience. Sometimes I wonder if I can fully trust my opinions during 2010-2019, ever-shifting they were, and ever-evolving my movie knowledge was. I went and graduated college during that time, and began to form a movie opinion of my own outside of the one the film classes would impose on me. And in my opinion, the last decade of movies was fantast...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, America, Earth, Features, Park, Harvard, Paddington, Williams, Wes Anderson, The Social Network, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kim


John Boyega Steps Up And Admits It Was His ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Script That Ended Up On eBay

Oh John Boyega, you’ve really done it now! Bob Iger is probably dispatching a horde of Disney Kill Bots to your house as we speak! News broke the other day that a genuine Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script ended up on eBay –  a serious goof that, according to director J.J. Abrams, was the result of an actor leaving said script under their bed and having it stolen by a cleaning person. Abrams didn’t divulge which Rise of Skywalker actor was responsible, but now we know: it was John Boyega. ...
Tags: Movies, Ebay, Sci-fi, Sequels, John Boyega, J J Abrams, Abrams, Skywalker, Boyega, Bob Iger, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker