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It’s estimated that more than one million people on all seven continents protested Donald Trump at yesterday’s Women’s Marches — and many metrics suggest the total number was much higher. Had she not died late last month, Carrie Fisher likely would have been among them: The actress and writer was a vocal critic of Trump, calling him, among other things, a “classless thug” trying to scare people into voting for him. Many attendees honored Fisher’s legacy by dressing up as Princess Leia during yesterday’s protests.
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“I know where she stood. You know where she stood,” tweeted Mark Hamill yesterday. “Such an honor to see her standing with you today. Bigly.” Here are some more photos from those on the ground:
Carrie Fisher isn't gone. She was alive and well at the #WomensMarch. »
- Michael Nordine
We’ve already heard from a bunch of famous women speaking out against Donald Trump and misogyny/racism/homophobia in general during today’s Women’s March On Washington and at similar events across the country, but one famous woman who didn’t live to see these rallies is still making her presence known. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, one of the big trends among protest signs today was Princess Leia-related imagery, with pictures of the late Carrie Fisher often paired with slogans like “A Woman’s Place Is In The Resistance” or “We Are The Resistance.”
— Bex Taylor-Klaus (@IBexWeBex) January 21, 2017
Favorite sign so far today - Princess Leia: “A woman’s place is in the resistance” #Wmnyc pic.twitter.com/XyrrFfx0y9
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 21, 2017
Carrie Fisher isn’t gone. She was alive and well at the #WomensMarch. pic.twitter.com ...
- Sam Barsanti
The Important News Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be the version of Spider-Man in Sony's non-mcu animated feature. DC Extended Universe: Dwayne Johnson will get his own Black Adam spinoff. Star Wars: Lucasfilm announced they will not have a digital Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX James Bond: Tom Hardy could be the next 007 and he wants Christopher Nolan to direct. Sequels: The Eastern Promises follow-up Body Cross is shooting this Spring. Richard Armitage joined Ocean's Eight. Guillermo del Toro is polling fans on the Hellboy III demand. Remakes: Kenya Barris is redoing White Men Can't Jump. Andre Holland joined the Widows redo. Anne Hathaway joined Nasty...
- Christopher Campbell
I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is No Truth to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
So there you have it. That's not to say this couldn't happen down the line, but as it stands, there are no current plans to do this.
It's always funny to see ideas you once kicked around suddenly become a reality...
Several months ago, while everyone was talking about the recent opening of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London's Palace Theater and the impending arrival of the cinematic spinoff of J.K. Rowling's magical wizarding world Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It’s one of the most irresistible, if improbable, Hollywood stories of recent times. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, did Elizabeth Taylor escape New York City by getting in a rental car with Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando and driving all the way to Ohio?
Not so, says, Tim Mendelson, a close friend and trustee of Elizabeth Taylor’s estate, who was with her that week in Manhattan at the St. Regis Hotel. “There was never any road trip,” he says. “Elizabeth was in New York after 9/11 with Debbie Reynolds. She didn’t want Debbie to be alone.”
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Following the tragic untimely death of Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm now has a difficult time on their hands in terms of filling the gap she leaves in their plans for Star Wars: Episode IX. Given the fact that computer trickery was used to create a young Princess Leia in Rogue One, many thought that a similar method would be used in future movies. Surprisingly, however, Lucasfilm has confirmed that they will definitely not be completing Fisher’s scenes with CGI.
This is somewhat shocking as using special effects has always been the go-to method of resurrecting a sadly departed actor in the movies. Though some criticize the process for its dubious ethics and a general feeling of the uncanny valley, it has delivered a lot of success in many instances and for the most part, audiences seem to be alright with it.
And so, with the issue once again becoming »
- Christian Bone
“Times change,” director Michael Mann says of what prompted him to revisit his 2001 Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali” for a “commemorative edition” Blu-ray. The new cut hits shelves today, on what would have been Ali’s 75th birthday. “What I was interested in, particularly now, was making more tangible the forces that were raised against him, all his adversaries, and linking them in a strong way.”
A director’s cut of the film was released in 2004, injecting eight-and-a-half minutes of material that both amplified the political strife of the times and deepened Ali’s kinship with sports journalist Howard Cosell, among other things. For the new release, Mann has pulled some of those Cosell elements back while keeping the political material in tact, shaving and trimming elsewhere for the shortest cut yet — though one still clocking in at a robust 151 minutes.
“It’s a combination of expanding certain things and compressing others, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Fans were left hanging at the end of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” as Rey hands Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, his old lightsaber. But that’s not the only reunion he’s had with his classic weapon. Hamill got his hands on the original prop lightsaber he used in “Return of the Jedi” as part of an upcoming episode of his YouTube show “Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest.” “I haven’t seen this thing in years,” an astonished Hamill says in the video (above). Also Read: Mark Hamill Posts Facebook Tribute to 'Beloved Space-Twin' »
- Brian Welk
I have a treat for you today! I must start this with the fact that I am fascinated with "Bearded Mark Hamill". As he has gotten older, he has become much more somber, his "Joker" voice has deepened, and he is a humble guy just glad to be where he is today. I think he likes the fact he can shoot more Star Wars films, and even moreso loves just how much the Star Wars fans damn near worship him. I am one of said fans, and I was so happy to see this new clip from Comic-Con HQ on an upcoming episode of Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest. You must check this out, and see his expression when he unveils his "gift" and realizes just what it is.
Greatness! Love it love it!
The interviewer did inject a nice little tidbit here, this was the same prop used by »
- Drew Carlton
The Mexican actor, 37, was spotted getting cozy with British model-actress Suki Waterhouse, 25, in Tulum, Mexico, on Saturday as they packed on the Pda during a leisurely stroll. Holding hands and keeping a close eye on each other, the casual couple took in the natural sights as they sipped on drinks and enjoyed the tropical weather.
The pair kept their look low-key, with Waterhouse opting for a see-through purple top and black shorts while the actor sported a blue button-down shirt with a pair of long beige shorts. »
Star Wars: Episode IX: After the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, we heard that she had completed her role as Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode VIII, but many wondered how her reported role in Star Wars: Episode IX would be handled. Now Lucasfilm has clarified their intentions in view of recent rumors: "We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa." [StarWars.com] Academy Awards: This year, the Academy Award nominations will be announced a little bit differently. Rather than a brief presentation of selected categories in front of invited media members, the nominations will be announced via a global live stream on January 24 on the official awards site...
- Peter Martin
Between the election of Donald Trump and the passing of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill has mostly been in the news for unhappy developments these last few months. He’s called the incoming administration a “who’s-who of really despicable people” and written an emotional tribute to his “Star Wars” sister, so it comes as a welcome reprieve to see him reunited with an old friend — even if it’s just a movie prop.
In an upcoming episode of “Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest,” Luke Skywalker himself is shown a small suitcase and asked if he knows what it contains. Hamill has no idea, and so Alinger shows him: the original lightsaber he used in “Return of the Jedi,” which was also used by Sir Alec Guinness in “A New Hope.” Watch the clip below. »
- Michael Nordine
Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released more than a year ago, fans have been recently treated to a new deleted scene that showcased the late great Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. Today we have yet another deleted scene that showcases a gruesome confrontation between the iconic wookie Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), who comes to the rescue of young Rey (Daisy Ridley) after she's being harassed by Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg). The confrontation doesn't end well for Plutt, who gets his arm literally ripped off by the massive wookie.
This deleted scene surfaced on YouTube over the weekend, but a few months ago, most of this scene already surfaced, although the ending of the scene, where Unkar Plutt's arm gets literally ripped out of his body, was not seen. This new video shows the ending with Chewbacca ripping Unkar Plutt's arm off, after this creature antagonizess the wookie, telling »
The world is changing quickly, but I think everyone always says that. Back in high school, my fantastic Latin teacher, Mr. Guido, had us read writings of Romans from 2 Ad or something. The gist of it was “the kids these days… they have no respect.” Sounds like what my parents said about my generation (they were right) or what adults say now about the younger generation.
But one part of the world is changing rapidly, and that’s the world of retail. On one hand the stores I ventured into this Yuletide Season seemed really crowded. My wife, who works in retail, was working hard as well. And so my parochial experiences didn’t really prepare me for the dire national news about retail chains; specifically, that 100 Macy’s, 108 K-Marts and 42 Sears stores would be closing this year.
That’s a huge number. Having moved back to a smaller community from the Metro NYC area, »
- Ed Catto
In this clip from an upcoming episode of Pop Culture Conquest, Luke Skywalker himself is reunited with his lightsaber from the original Star Wars trilogy. It’s quite the nostalgia trip and features some new interesting trivia about the mechanics behind the prop along with who else has used it on set. Take a look here…
Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy »
- Robert Kojder
Star Wars: Episode IX: After the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, we heard that she had completed her role as Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode VIII, but many wondered how her reported role in Star Wars: Episode IX would be handled. Now Lucasfilm has clarified their intentions: "We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa." [StarWars.com] Academy Awards: This year,...
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The actress opened up about Fisher to Et’s Nischelle Turner at Elle’s Women in Television event at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Saturday, saying the Star Wars series was a part of Fisher “in her heart and her soul.”
“I don’t know any of us who didn’t play Princess Leia for a Halloween, or in our life,” said Dern, who recalled watching the first Star Wars film in 1977 as a young girl at Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome. “What an incredible gift to to witness that whole legacy.”
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Dern joined the Episode VIII cast early last year, and while she »
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Prior to the all-new episode, NBC aired the iconic 1978 show hosted by the late Star Wars actress. Then following Alec Baldwin's political cold open, Jones took the stage for her opening monologue where Fey made an appearance as a hologram, dressed as Princess Leia from the first film of the Star Wars franchise.
"In so many ways, yes," Fey quickly »
Billie Lourd is finally getting some much-needed R&R. After a tough few weeks, the Scream Queens actress escaped to Cabo San Lucas with boyfriend Taylor Lautner. Taylor has been by Billie's side following the deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, and on Friday, he shared an Instagram snap of them lounging. In addition to their poolside snap, the couple was spotted having some fun on a water slide and holding hands. Billie showcased her fit figure in a purple bikini, while Taylor showed off his shirtless physique in watermelon-print board shorts. The following day, the pair hit the ocean for a fun day of jet-skiing. Billie was all smiles as she wrapped her arms around Taylor while he navigated. Their romantic getaway comes a couple weeks after Taylor praised Billie on social media, writing, "This girl is one of the strongest, most fearless individuals I've ever met. »
- Monica Sisavat
Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars has some good news for those worried about Carrie Fisher in Episode IX, some bits from Episode VIII and the Han Solo movie and some great box office news for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
One last time, I would like to push you along to our Carrie Fisher special edition of The Week in Wars. Read it here.
Let’s kick things off with the biggest news of the week, which is surrounding what will happen with Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IX (not Episode XI as I stupidly wrote last week) following her tragic passing last year. Last week we brought you the news that Disney, Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow were meeting to discuss their next moves, with one option being to create a computer generated version of the character just as they »
- Luke Owen
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