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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

‘LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’ Review: A Delightfully Goofy Time Travel Trip in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The last time Star Wars attempted to have its own holiday special, it resulted in one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the sci-fi saga. So why is Disney+ even attempting to make another one? Well, thanks to the existence of the LEGO side of Star Wars entertainment, the franchise has the perfect path to have fun with the saga without sullying any of the mythology. The tongue-in-cheek comedic antics of the LEGO Star Wars animated shorts and video games let the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Lego, Animation, Sequels, Death Star, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Finn, Daisy Ridley, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey

Board Question #92836: Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)?-Baby Yoda A: Dear Baby Yoda, Your fifteen minutes are up. Baby Yoda is out; Babu Frik is in. I've held up this question too long, so I'm throwing out my way-too-detailed breakdown of the movie and truncating things a bit. I apologize to those readers who may have used my usual long-form answers as prime material to lull themselves to sleep during long, boring classes. You'll just have to tough it out this time. The R...
Tags: Disney, Harry Potter, Harry, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Luciana, Voldemort, Leia, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Ben Solo, Rey, Ben, Luke

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

The Best TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in December 2019

It’s almost time to kick November to the curb, and the year of 2019 with it not long after. But first we have to get through December. A new month can bring many things – but it can take things away, too. Like, uh…movies. On Netflix. In December, several great titles are leaving the streaming service, some of which will head on over to Disney+. So if you’ve been sitting on these titles for months, you might want to catch up on them now. Here are the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in Decemb...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Philadelphia, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Sylvester Stallone, Quentin Tarantino, Cate Blanchett, Rian Johnson, Tarantino, Joker, Jackie Brown, Rocky, Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars Movie News

Star Wars may take place a long time ago in a galaxy far away, but new additions to the franchise keep arriving here on Earth basically every day. If you’re a Star Wars fan who wants to keep up with everything happening in the space-fantasy universe, we’ve got you covered with the latest news, reviews, […]
Tags: Star Wars, Trends, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Star Wars Episode 7, Star Wars: Episode VII, Star Wars Episode Viii, Return Of The Jedi, Rogue One, Star Wars Episode 8, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Empire Strikes Back, Movies & TV, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode Ix

Rian Johnson Doesn’t Mind if J.J. Abrams Retcons ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with ‘Episode 9’

Rian Johnson seems like a pretty chill guy. Not only does he have to put up with trolls shouting at him on Twitter over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he also doesn’t mind if Episode IX helmer J.J. Abrams goes ahead and retcons the twists revealed in the previous film. While at CinemaCon to show off footage from his new mystery Knives Out, Johnson was asked about what he thought of the potential changes Abrams’ new movie might make. According to Johnson, he’s happy to go along with the ride. [email protected]
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Johnson, Rian Johnson, J J Abrams, Kylo Ren, Rey, Abrams, J J Abram, Ridley, MTV News, Kylo, Cinemacon, The Last Jedi

Details Finally Revealed About Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Details finally revealed about Rian Johnson’s Knives Out Rian Johnson has finally let loose details of the plot for his follow-up to The Last Jedi (or interlude to his next Star Wars journey), the ultra-secretive Knives Out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer-director was on hand at CinemaCon to not only screen some footage but offer up a few key plot points about the mysterious project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Movies, Lionsgate, America, Danny Boyle, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Michael Shannon, Jai Courtney, Hitchcock

Here are the best Blu-ray movies to show off your home theater

What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy in your friends and family? We've put together this list of fantastic Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws. The post Here are the best Blu-ray movies to show off your home theater appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, 2001, Blu-ray, Black Panther, Ready Player One, Blu, Movies & TV, The Last Jedi

Report: Episode IX Takes Place A Year After Star Wars: The Last Jedi

And Kylo Ren has been brooding the entire time.
Tags: Star Wars, Science, John Boyega, Rumor, Kylo Ren, Star Wars Episode Ix, The Last Jedi

The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We here at io9 have come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Star Wars, Science, Doctor Who, Disney, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Year In Review, Legends Of Tomorrow, Nk Jemisin, Spider Man, Avatar The Last Airbender, ToysRUS, Kelly Marie Tran

Pre-‘Force Awakens’ Luke Skywalker Art Reveals ‘The Last Jedi’ Story Was Always Going to Happen

Not to open up a can of worms, but one of the major complaints regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the way the film handled Luke Skywalker’s story arc. Several fans were outraged that Luke would be hiding out on an island, ignoring his friends. The blame fell squarely on Rian Johnson, with many accusing him of not understanding Luke as a character. But here’s a twist: newly surfaced concept art created before both The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens proves that this was the direction Luke’s ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Sci-fi, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Concept Art, Francis Ford Coppola, Luke, J J Abrams, Kurtz, Disney Disney

Study on The Last Jedi's Twitter Haters Finds That Yup, Many Were Bots or Bad-Faith Political Trolls

For months before and after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—a widely critically acclaimed movie and box office titan—what appeared to have been a small number of fans made it known they were rabid haters of the movie’s twist on the franchise’s formula. They were mad about everything, from plot holes and…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Star Wars, Science, Technology, Movies, Russia, Social Media, Sci Fi, Trolls, Fandom, The Last Jedi

Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

First, the bad news: Sunday is the anniversary of the disastrous white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a neo-Nazi car attack that killed local woman Heather Heyer and wounded scores of others, as well as resulted in the deaths of two police officers. The organizer of…Read more...
Tags: Android, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Astronomy, Space, Politics, Science, Movies, Fcc, Biology, Fantasy, Memory, Samsung, Star Trek, Fbi, Federal Communications Commission

These The Last Jedi Fans Put on a Mock Court Martial for Poe Dameron

One of the hottest debates about the plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the question of hotshot, insubordinate pilot Poe Dameron. Did Poe do anything wrong? Is the beautiful hotshot pilot guilty of doing material harm to the cause of the Resistance, or did he do what any reasonable hero would have done in his…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Poe Dameron, San Diego Comic Con, The Last Jedi, Comic Con 2018, Poe Dameron Did Poe

Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Thanks Fans for Support After Sharing His Struggle With Suicide

Before there was “The Last Jedi’s” Rose Tico, there was “The Phantom Menace’s” Jar Jar Binks. Fans claimed the CGI bipedal alien rabbit ruined the franchise long before Rose Tico actress Kelly Marie was hounded off Instagram, and what should have been a dream come true for Jar Jar actor Ahmed Best quickly devolved into a nightmare. On […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Instagram, Ahmed Best, The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, Kelly Marie, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The Last Jedi, You Look Different

A group of large adult babies wants to remake The Last Jedi, because waaaah waaaah. To help get their unofficial project started, maybe give them some ideas, artist Fernando Reza has made (and made fun of them with) this poster.Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science, Humor, Fernando Reza, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson calls Multiplex 10 “delightful!”

One of my favorite indie filmmakers, one Rian Johnson, had some very kind words about our little web series (which you can read for yourself above). You might have seen one or two of the movies he’s written and directed, like Brick, Looper, or maybe Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Gonna die happy now… In addition to this amazing news, the Multiplex 10 animated short was selected to screen at the upcoming Monmouth Film Festival (it’s in the Web Series category) and “Self-Help” will be screening in thi...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Rian Johnson, Multiplex, News and Updates, Blurb, The Last Jedi, The Web Series, Brick Looper

Watch Carrie Fisher slap the pretty right off of Oscar Issac's face

A lot of Star Wars fans were butt hurt over the Last Jedi's treatment of iconic Star Wars characters. Others, not so much--I'm one of those. I think it was a fun film that pushed the franchise forward in a new and interesting direction. No matter which camp you fall into, there's one thing that we can all agree on: Watching Carrie Fisher slap the silly shit out of Oscar Isaac over and over will always be entertaining.While I'm not crazy about sharing anything from Entertainment Tonight, damn ...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Video, News, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Oscar Issac, Slap, The Last Jedi

Star Wars: “The Last Jedi” Releases 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on 3/27! Trailers!!

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of […]
Tags: Videos, Star Wars, Celebrity, Interviews, Women, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Seo, Movie, Art and design, Innovation, Men, Expert, Lucasfilm, Focus, Mark Hamill

Dw. Dunphy On…The Bushido Truth Of The Last Jedi

Spoiler Alert: This article reveals plot points of movies that are more than three months old. Go walk the dog or something. Get some fresh air. bu·shi·do ( ˈbo͞oSHēˌ dō) – A Japanese collective term for the many codes of honour and ideals that dictated the samurai way of life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry in Europe. The “way” originates from the samurai moral values, most commonly stressing some combination of sincerity, frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and hono...
Tags: Europe, Star Wars, Music, Film, Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, Akira Kurosawa, Darth Vader, Johnson, Adam Driver, George Lucas, Dunphy, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Leia, Daisy Ridley

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Novelization Explains Rey’s ‘Force Awakens’ Jedi Mind Trick

Some Star Wars fans had a problem with Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey using the famed Jedi mind trick in The Force Awakens when her knowledge of the Force seemed so limited. Well, worry no more! The recently released Last Jedi novelization finally provides an explanation for Rey’s mind-trick-mastery. Late in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is able to escape from the clutches of Kylo Ren and the First Order thanks to the famous Jedi mind trick. The scene is fairly amusing, with Rey tricking a...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, The Force Awakens, Sequels, Ikea, Daniel Craig, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Force, Daisy Ridley, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ren, Jedi, Mary Sue

The Last Jedi's VFX Supervisors Shed Light On The Complex Process of Bringing Snoke to Life

Taking Supreme Leader Snoke from a vague hologram to a physical presence was one of the biggest challenges for the visual effects team on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the process was a complex push and pull between the director, the effects artists, and Andy Serkis, who portrayed Snoke in motion capture and voice. Read more...
Tags: Science, Andy Serkis, Vfx, Snoke, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Supreme Leader Snoke

A Toy Design Actually Forced a Change to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars and toys have gone hand in hand ever since the franchise kicked off four decades ago. But usually, it’s the movies dictating what we see on store shelves—not the other way around. But in one particularly odd case, it ended up being that way for The Last Jedi.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Vfx, Rian Johnson, Kylo Ren, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Tie Silencer

Love Conquers All, at Least When It Uses Our Special Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and—what?! You haven’t bought your loved one a valentine yet? Or, rather, you bought one and it sucked because it wasn’t from io9? Lucky for you, we’re here to help with our annual batch of super-special Valentine’s Day cards for all the nerds and geeks in your life. Because we just love…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Game Of Thrones, Justice League, Valentines Day, Jeff Goldblum, Stranger Things, Thor Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War, Star Trek Discovery, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Henry Cavills Mustache

Enough with The Last Jedi – Multiplex 10

Jason is sick of hearing people talk about The Last Jedi. Directed, executive produced, animated, and edited by Gordon McAlpin Written by Joe Dunn Producers: Tom Brazelton and Joe Dunn Starring: Tom Brazelton – Kurt Gordon McAlpin – Jason Joe Dunn – Nate Music by Murray Atkinson Associate Producers: Amy Guth and Jeff Williamson
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Jason, Kurt, Nate, Joe Dunn, Amy Guth, The Last Jedi, Porgs, Tom Brazelton, The Web Series, Gordon McAlpin, Kurt Gordon McAlpin, BB-Hate, Jason Joe Dunn, Murray Atkinson

The Morning Watch: ‘I, Tonya’ VFX Breakdown, ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Opening Crawl & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how the visual effects artists from I, Tonya made it look like Margot Robbie was a professional figure skate. Plus, watch a video essay breaking down how director Denis Villeneuve uses color on film, and...
Tags: Movies, Lol, Margot Robbie, Rian Johnson, Tonya, Prisoners, Binder, Villeneuve, Robbie, Denis Villeneuve, Nerdist, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Video Essay, I Tonya, Arrival

Everything Rian Johnson Has Been Forced to Explain About The Last Jedi (So Far)

It’s been just under a month and a half since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, and whether they loved or hated the movie, many, many people have had questions about the things that happen in in it. In age where a director like Rian Johnson is both widely available on social media and willing to talk to an eager…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Rian Johnson, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi

The Fascinating Ways Star Wars and Star Trek Are Challenging Their Own Franchises

It’s very rare to see contemporary versions of Star Wars and Star Trek make similar creative choices. After all, part of what’s fueled the age-old Wars v. Trek debate are the series’ wildly different approaches to scifi. But with The Last Jedi in theaters and Discovery airing online, both franchises seem to be…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Star Trek, Discovery, Trek, Luke Skywalker, Wars, Star Trek Discovery, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Gabriel Lorca