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These aren't the spinoffs you are looking for: Star Wars movies that should never get the green light

12 hours ago

From Han Solo to Obi-Wan Kenobi, some of Star Wars’ most famous characters have movies on the way. We can only pray that Chewbacca or Jar Jar Binks are not among them

The Star Wars spin-offs have a tricky line to walk. On one hand, they have to fill in the backstories of some of the most famous characters in movie history. On the other, they have to retain some of the mystery that made them so beloved in the first place. You just have to see how badly George Lucas botched Boba Fett, saddling him with untold daddy issues in the prequels, to see how tricky it’s going to be.

But, still, they keep coming. As well as the troubled Young Han Solo movie, there’s now likely to be a Young Obi-Wan movie, a Young Jabba the Hutt movie and, yes, another crack at a Young Boba Fett movie. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Rooney Mara: look out, Greta Gerwig – there’s a new arthouse darling in town

17 hours ago

Is the star of Una and A Ghost Story next in line for the crown of indie queen?

Related: A Ghost Story review – Casey Affleck goes undercover in a strange and haunting tale

Gena Rowlands, Parker Posey, Chloë Sevigny, Greta Gerwig. These are the Us indie queens, women whose legends were built by low-budget films, who used their intrinsic cool and prolific output to keep the most precarious corner of the film industry afloat. With this month’s release of Una and A Ghost Story, two high-profile indies both starring Rooney Mara, is it time to anoint the next successor?

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- Ellen E Jones

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Life and times of Jerry Lewis, the 'king of comedy' – video obituary

20 August 2017 7:20 PM, PDT

The renowned actor and slapstick legend has died in his Las Vegas home at the age of 91. Jerry Lewis was the knockabout clown, singer and showbusiness savant who started professional life in a double act with Dean Martin, went solo and was for a while the biggest comedy star in Hollywood

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- Guardian Staff

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