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‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »

- Carli Velocci

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: CBS All Access Series Shines By Making Space Beautiful — But Also Scary

1 hour ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

How you choose to budget your money for television viewing is an understandably personal choice. But listen up, “Star Trek” fans: sign up for your CBS All Access account now, because the most exciting and daring take on the franchise is happening there, and even if you don’t love it right out of the gate, it’s going to create conversations you won’t want to miss.

Star Trek: Discovery,” the first new “Trek” series in 16 years, feels welcomely familiar and also surprisingly fresh, bringing together established iconography and new ideas for a series that, based on the first three episodes screened for critics, exists in a space where nothing, including the status quo, is safe. This is a story about exploration and adventure, but also a story in dialogue with the core values of this franchise, and what those values require of these characters.

“Discovery” is set 10 years »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: CBS All Access Series Shines By Making Space Beautiful — But Also Scary

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How you choose to budget your money for television viewing is an understandably personal choice. But listen up, “Star Trek” fans: sign up for your CBS All Access account now, because the most exciting and daring take on the franchise is happening there, and even if you don’t love it right out of the gate, it’s going to create conversations you won’t want to miss.

Star Trek: Discovery,” the first new “Trek” series in 16 years, feels welcomely familiar and also surprisingly fresh, bringing together established iconography and new ideas for a series that, based on the first three episodes screened for critics, exists in a space where nothing, including the status quo, is safe. This is a story about exploration and adventure, but also a story in dialogue with the core values of this franchise, and what those values require of these characters.

“Discovery” is set 10 years »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Shonda Rhimes Calls for Better Lgbt Representation in Hollywood: ‘People Deserve Realistic Portrayals’

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Los Angeles Lgbt Center hosted its 48th Gala Vanguard awards on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s honorees included co-ceo of William Morris Endeavor Ari Emanuel and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett. Also in attendance were J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, and Wilson Cruz.

The ceremony brings together leaders in the entertainment, corporate, and philanthropic industries to celebrate honorees for their support of the Lgbt community. Speaking on behalf of his honor, Emanuel noted that it is important for those who have the ability to shed light on Lgbt issues to do so.

“We have a huge platform based on the movies we make and on the TV shows we make and the things we do,” said Emanuel. “We have the ability to shed light on things or not, and I think it is important for all of us to shed light »

- Arya Roshanian

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HBO's Spielberg Documentary Trailer Explores the Genius Behind the Director

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »

- MovieWeb

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Will Constable Zuvio Finally Show Up in Star Wars 9?

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Where is Constable Zuvio? It's a question fans have (kinda) been asking since The Force Awakens came out in December 2015. The character was in the first wave of Force Friday action figures that year. And he seemed like kind of a big deal. Many speculated that he was the next Boba Fett. And Funny or Die even gave the character his own Christmas Special, which is more than the actual movie gave us. So will this notorious character return in Star Wars 9?

Who is, or was, Constable Zuvio anyway? Well, he hails from an alien race know as Kyuzo, and eventually wound up on the lawless planet Jakku. The tough, taciturn Zuvio is the leader of Niima Outpost's small militia, and keeps a wary yellow eye out for cheats, thieves and others bent on trouble. Alas, all of his scenes were axed from The Force Awakens, and his figure stands alone, »

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HBO releases trailer for its Spielberg documentary

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month, HBO is set to delve into the life and career of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the feature length documentary Spielberg from director Susan Lacy, and we’ve got the poster and first trailer for you here; check them out…

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind,” his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years. […] The result is a remarkably intimate portrait that combines Spielberg’s compelling first-person narrative with an in-depth exploration of the creative process »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Star Wars’: Ron Howard Shares ‘Desperate and Dangerous’ Photos From Han Solo Set

10 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With all the drama surrounding who will and won’t direct the many “Star Wars” films coming soon to a galaxy near you, there’s been a momentary lapse in obsessing over what actually happens in the standalone Han Solo film and “Episode IX.” Ron Howard is now directing the former, which was originally to be helmed by “Lego Movie” helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller; as he nears completion on the untitled spinoff, the former Richie Cunningham has shared two glimpses of it.

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“Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy,” wrote Howard on Twitter yesterday. The accompanying photo is hazy, with a copper tint to it, and shows several people both in front of and behind the camera. He shared a similar picture on Instagram, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer is Something You Never Thought You Needed

23 September 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

The Franco brothers (James and Dave) are finally working together in a film and this one is an interesting one. The Disaster Artist is a biography “dramedy” based on the true story of The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and about the making of the questionable film. This all may sound confusing or interesting but hopefully this new trailer (posted below) will help you out with coming to a conclusion.

Here is a side by side of Franco and Wiseau.

Ironically enough, James Franco wrote, directed and starred in the film much like Tommy Wiseau did with The Room. The film also has a huge cast made up of some very notable names like Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell, Kate Upton, Zac Efron, Lizzy Caplan, Bryan Cranston, Adam Scott, Sharon Stone, Zach Braff, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Hannibal Buress and even Star Wars director J.J. Abrams. Tommy Wiseau will also »

- Chris Salce

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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: King Cohen is a Lively and Entertaining Celebration of a Filmmaking Pioneer

23 September 2017 8:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While his roots may be in television, it’s most likely his indelible work in cinema as a writer/director/producer that has made filmmaking maverick Larry Cohen such an influential force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. With a professional career that kicked off in the late 1950s, Cohen has yet to slow down at all, and it’s that enduring creative spirit that King Cohen documentarian Steve Mitchell celebrates in his loving and lively look back at the brazen trail that Cohen has journeyed on thus far.

In King Cohen, Mitchell takes us all the way back to the beginning of Cohen’s life, as we hear stories about Larry’s childhood in New York City, and how his experiences growing up there continued to define him, especially in his film work, which was usually set around the Big Apple, or in New York in general. Cohen also »

- Heather Wixson

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Ron Howard Teases Dangerous And Desperate Times In Han Solo Prequel

23 September 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been posting regular updates via his social media feeds.

From pics teasing the Kessel Run to a few shots of some of the new droids we’ll be meeting, the director has been keeping us right up to date and today, he’s delivered more. Taking to both Instagram and Twitter, »

- Matt Joseph

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5 Key Details About Star Wars: Episode IX We've Already Got Our Hands On

22 September 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Sure, everyone might be losing their minds over Star Wars: The Last Jedi since it comes out in December, but what about the conclusion of the trilogy? It's never too early to look ahead when it comes to this franchise, and there are already plenty of key details about Episode IX floating around. The Director J.J. Abrams is returning to the Star Wars franchise to write and direct the as-yet-untitled film. Abrams was celebrated for launching the new trilogy in 2015 with The Force Awakens, which Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy cited as their reason for welcoming him back to the fold. Abrams is replacing Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow, who was ousted from the project following the debut of his widely panned drama, The Book of Henry. The Writers Abrams is set to serve as cowriter for IX alongside Chris Terrio. Terrio's past screenplays include Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Quentin Tarantino Is Open to Directing a Star Trek Movie

22 September 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Quentin Tarantino is an increasingly rare breed in the modern Hollywood landscape. He's a true auteur director who makes the movies that he wants to make and they wind up being financially successful and award-worthy. Yet, somehow, he's never been coaxed by a big studio to direct a franchise entry of any kind. So what franchise might be able to change that? Star Trek, as it turns out, could possibly make Tarantino boldly go where he's never gone before.

TMZ caught up with Quentin Tarantino very briefly recently on his way to catch a flight. When asked if he would actually want to direct a Star Trek movie, he wouldn't totally rule it out. Here's what he had to say about it.

"It'd be worth taking a meeting about."

That isn't all that definitive, but the fact that Quentin Tarantino would take any of his time to even have a »

- MovieWeb

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Who Yoda Thought Was the Real Chosen One in Star Wars

22 September 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is Luke Skywalker the true chosen one? Yoda never thought so, an idea revealed in a. new book called Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. And that idea makes sense. Ever since we were first introduced to Yoda in Empire Strikes Back, he never really seemed to care for Luke, and was always apprehensive about the young Jedi in training, complaining that he was too young, not ready, and anything else that would get Obi-Wan to calm down and back off. But the biggest reveal came midway through Empire when Yoda reveals to Kenobi that there 'is another'.

And we learn that this other he speaks of is none other than Luke's own twin sister, Leia. Sure, Empire Strikes Back gave fans one of the biggest surprises in cinematic history when it divulged the true fact that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's real father. Return of the Jedi »

- MovieWeb

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Inside 'Star Trek Discovery': The Franchise's Answer to the Trump Era

22 September 2017 5:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Walk onto the soundstages at Toronto's Pinewood Studios, a massive complex of airplane hangers jutting out into Lake Ontario, and you'll see transporter rooms, engine rooms and lots of vaguely futuristic hallways. A producer is giving journalists an impromptu tour, pointing out small details like the Malaysian puppets hanging in an officer's ready room and bragging about the creation processes of phasers, badges and alien races.

Walk a little further, and you'll come to a gleaming bridge. A Starfleet commander's seat sits in the middle. There are work stations on both sides, »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Officially Wraps Production

22 September 2017 4:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Breathe. Just…breathe, Star Wars fans, for The Last Jedi has officially wrapped production.

Word comes by way of Rian Johnson’s official Instagram feed, where the writer-director posted a suitably epic selfie to announce that post-production is now complete. The black-and-white photo, embedded below, came bearing the caption: “Aaaand that’s a wrap on the hardest working post-production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers.”

Johnson has been fairly active on Twitter when it comes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, relaying pics from the edit bay along with a subtle tease of the sequel’s opening crawl. Yes, after Lucasfilm did away with the franchise’s iconic opener for Rogue One – part of an overarching plan to draw a line between the anthology movies (see: Han Solo) and the core Skywalker saga – the crawl will be back, back, back on December 15th. »

- Michael Briers

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Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi Resurrect This Classic Villain?

21 September 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“You can’t win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

That’s Obi-Wan Kenobi there, delivering a stark warning to Darth Vader as they cross lightsabers on board Death Star I. Remembering the wise words of Qui-Gon Jinn, Alec Guinness’ Jedi Master gracefully accepts defeat at the corrupt hands of Vader so that he can live on as a Force Ghost, schooling the young Luke Skywalker on the nuances of the Force.

It’s the closest thing to immortality one can achieve in the Star Wars universe, and the latest bout of rumors swirling around The Last Jedi point to the return of a series mainstay: Emperor Palpatine. Yes, the Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious, one responsible for the destruction of the Jedi Order, has been long rumored to make an appearance in Disney’s rebooted trilogy – not unlike »

- Michael Briers

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Star Wars Fans Start Petition To Have J.J. Abrams Removed from Episode IX

21 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

In recent times, Disney ran into some issues with Episode IX of the Star Wars franchise. In short, Colin Trevorrow left the production because of what have been called creative differences, thus resulting in a search for a new director to replace him. Other candidates were rumored for a time, but in the end, Disney settled on J.J. Abrams, who was the one responsible for Episode VII. What Is the Petition to Have J.J. Abrams Removed? With that said, the choice to have J.J. Abrams direct Episode IX as he directed Episode VII has resulted in a less than enthusiastic

Star Wars Fans Start Petition To Have J.J. Abrams Removed from Episode IX »

- Nat Berman

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The Force Is Not Strong With Paramount Over J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

21 September 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

He’s back! After the fallout with Colin Trevorrow and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy needed to a director that ensure the world that the final movie in the latest trilogy would be in dependable hands. So, she turned J.J. Abrams, who got the ball rolling with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and pilot “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

Kathleen Kennedy to Jj Abrams pic.twitter.com/AD9B5CYMvX

— Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) September 13, 2017

It might be a safe choice, but there will be no surprises about the kind of movie he will deliver, and fans are generally okay with it.

Continue reading The Force Is Not Strong With Paramount Over J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Why Paramount Is Reportedly Irritated About J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars: Episode IX

20 September 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It would appear that Paramount is among those displeased with J.J. Abrams' decision to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Here's why. »

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