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The Morning Watch: ‘Star Wars’ Edition – ABCs of ‘The Last Jedi’, Answering Kids’ Questions & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Star Wars’ Edition – ABCs of ‘The Last Jedi’, Answering Kids’ Questions & 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 special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, the cast […]

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The force is strong with British film industry as revenues soar

Star Wars and James Bond franchise lead the charge out of the doldrums as film and TV pump £7.7bn into UK economy in 2016

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas at a time when the British film industry is booming, according to official figures.

Helped by generous tax reliefs, the film and TV industry contributed £7.7bn to the economy in 2016 – an 80% jump in five years.

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‘The Last Jedi’ Is Officially Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

Well, it’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean Christmas. I don’t mean New Year. I don’t mean end of the semester or the start of a much-needed vacation. It’s December, which in recent years means that it’s time for the latest Star Wars movie. After buying Lucas Arts, Disney gained access to all of the great movie series that George Lucas had squirreled away over the years. And while it definitely included a few ringers, the undisputed jewel in the Disney crown afterward was Star Wars: the science fantasy epic that seems to be every person on

‘The Last Jedi’ Is Officially Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi in-depth fan review: 'I finally got to see my dreams come true'

Rian Johnson’s sci-fi sequel will inspire kids 30 years from now to reintroduce it to awestruck audiences

Spoiler Warning: There is discussion of the film’s content in the following review, so proceed with caution

Have you seen the film? Tell us what you think

When I was a young nerdlinger playing with Star Wars toys in the backyard (Ok, indoors, let’s be honest) I had a very specific fantasy. Not just having Chewbacca as a best friend ... in the movie in my mind, Jedi Knights would defeat their foes by taking their at-rest lightsabers, pressing the hilt against someone’s head and then activating its emitter. Man, wouldn’t that be a savage way to take out some Mos Eisley scum and villainy? But surely I’d never get a chance to see something that awesome in a Star Wars movie, right?

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Second Opinion – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017

Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro, Billie Lourd, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Jimmy Vee, Tim Rose, Warwick Davis, Hermione Corfield and Veronica Ngo.

Synopsis:

Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

One of the big complaints about Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it felt like an old band having one last run with a new singer (say, Queen for example). They played the old hits, the stuck to the same chord structures and they didn’t try anything too new in case people just wanted to hear the favourites again.
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Today in Movie Culture: Ralph McQuarrie's 'Star Wars' Art Comes to Life, the Dance Sequences of 2017 and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here's a sweded version of the movie's trailer from CineFix:   Remade Movie of the Day: Speaking of Star Wars, here's an impressively made look at how Star Wars would have looked had it followed Ralph McQuarrie's concept art more closely (via Geek Tyrant):   Cosplay of the Day: Fans are getting ready for the new movie by posting photos of their Star Wars cosplay. Here's a great Rey: I turned the Arizona desert into my own personal Ahch To for this shot of my Rey cosplay! #starwars #cosplay 1 day left...

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Go Inside The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere With Over 60 Hi-Res Photos

Depending on where in the world you are when you read this, Star Wars: The Last Jedi may already be in theaters and that’s hugely exciting. In case you haven’t heard, the latest chapter in the Skywalker saga is a bonafide hit, with critics calling it bold, dazzling, beautiful and magical. Not to mention that box office analysts are projecting a $400 million plus haul this weekend. All things considered, it’s a good time to be a fan of that galaxy far, far away.

Of course, just as with any other major Hollywood blockbuster, the film had an extravagant La premiere earlier this week and Disney spared no expense. From Stormtroopers to Praetorian Guards and even those loveable droids, numerous characters from The Last Jedi were in attendance as were most of the main cast and a ton of special guests. It truly was an evening to remember
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First Look Inside Disneyland's Incredible Millennium Falcon Ride

First Look Inside Disneyland's Incredible Millennium Falcon Ride
We've just been given our first look inside the Millennium Falcon ride that will take over Disneyland and Disney World in 2019. The theme park attraction is set to be one of the pillars of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the massive Star Wars themed land that is being added to Disney's theme parks in the near future. Now, thanks to Disney Parks, the first look at the Star Wars attraction has been revealed. It may not be much, but it's enough to get fans excited.

The image shows the inside of the Millennium Falcon. Specifically, we're seeing the corridor leading to the cockpit. A location very familiar to Star Wars fans. The ride is going to be a flight simulator of sorts, allowing visitors to take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy for themselves. So seeing the corridor leading to the cockpit of the ship that did the
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Frank Oz Teases Yoda Spinoff Movie In A Surprising Way

With the Star Wars franchise mining its back catalogue of iconic characters to build movies around, there are a few names fans expect to headline their own vehicles over the next few years. Obviously, Solo: A Star Wars Story is landing next May, while an Obi-Wan Kenobi film is on the way, too. And don’t forget that a recent report claimed that the Boba Fett solo project is back on.

Another obvious contender though is Yoda. Once you get past the weirdness of a little green guy who speaks backwards starring in his own film, it would actually make a lot of sense to do a Yoda standalone. The character is the wisest and most powerful Jedi around and his 900 year lifespan means you could tell a story that’s set in a completely fresh time period for the saga.

So, is such a thing on the cards? Let
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Rian Johnson: A Star Wars Story

By Salim Garami

What's good?

To many, this weekend is the imminent release of "oh my god, the new Star Wars movie". To me... it's also the imminent release of "the new Star Wars movie", I can't even pretend that's not the way I think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I just also find it very exciting to look at as the new Rian Johnson movie, a filmmaker I've followed since the start and am incredibly happy to find in his successful and stable position. This especially considering that he's one of the few filmmakers who never established a production company of his own (Endgame Entertainment, who produced The Brothers Bloom and Looper, is the only company to produce more than one of his films). 

So if you'll join me, today I'd like to look back on his journey from the lo-fi shoe-string ingenuity that inhabited the beginnings of
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Daily Podcast: Rian Johnson Talks About His New Star Wars Trilogy, Gdt, American Werewolf remake, George Lucas and Lady Bird

Daily Podcast: Rian Johnson Talks About His New Star Wars Trilogy, Gdt, American Werewolf remake, George Lucas and Lady Bird
On the December 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, our reaction to the Annihilation trailer, Rian Johnson tells us the story of how Disney agreed to his new Star Wars trilogy, American […]

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AMC Adding Late-Night Screenings for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

AMC Adding Late-Night Screenings for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
AMC will show “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 2 a.m. Friday at a “significant” number of its Imax and Dolby Cinema locations due to customer demand.

Locations with the late shows include AMC Loews Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, to AMC River Park Square in Spokane, Wash.

Scheduling 2 a.m. screenings is not unprecedented, but it is rare. AMC did so two years ago for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which went on to set an all-time domestic record.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “The Last Jedi” will start showing in North America at 6 p.m. Thursday. Additionally, several AMC locations will be showing the movie on a 24-hour schedule from Thursday night into Friday morning, including New York City locations AMC Empire 25, AMC Fresh Meadows and AMC Lincoln along with the AMC Southpoint 17 in Durham/Raleigh, Nc.

AMC may add more locations to the 24-hour list due to its general policy that it will
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The Best Advice Carrie Fisher Gave Star Wars Costar Daisy Ridley

The Best Advice Carrie Fisher Gave Star Wars Costar Daisy Ridley
Who better to get advice from than a Hollywood legend.

Daisy Ridley opened up about working with Carrie Fisher on the Star Wars franchise, saying the late actress warned her to be wary of who she dates after joining the famous franchise.

“You don’t want to give people the ability to say ‘I had sex with Princess Leia,'” Ridley recalled of Fisher’s advice in Vogue.

The actress, 25, became emotional while talking about her former costar, pushing back tears as she spoke of Fisher’s love of life, according to the publication.

“I’d never met anyone openly bipolar before,
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The Sweet Way Star Wars: The Last Jedi Honors the Late Carrie Fisher

There's certainly a bittersweet feeling that accompanies seeing General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Although Carrie Fisher had finished filming all her scenes for Episode VIII and is peppered generously throughout the film, it's the first franchise installment to be released since the beloved actress tragically passed away last December at the age of 60. While several Star Wars cast members paid tribute to Fisher in the days after her death (including her on-screen brother and "beloved space twin," Mark Hamill), at the end of Episode Xiii fans get to see an official tribute to Fisher. More specifically, the film is dedicated to her. RelatedWhat Carrie Fisher's Death Means For Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Episode IX As the end credits begin to roll following the final epic scenes of the movie, a few names come and go before the words "In loving memory of our princess,
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The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Calls For More Diversity Among Star Wars Directors

Star Wars is so often championed as one of the most diverse, culturally rich franchises in film history. But behind the lens, it’s a decidedly different story.

To date, all nine instalments in the prestigious Lucasfilm series have been directed by white male filmmakers: George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards and, thanks to The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, but the latter believes it’s high time for a change.

Currently doing the press rounds for his critically-acclaimed sequel (our review), Johnson addressed the diversity in Lucasfilm’s pool of directors – or lack thereof – and called on studio executives to mix things up in the not-so-distant future.

Hell yes it’s time! There are so many incredibly talented female directors, directors of color out there. And so many I would love to see play in this universe. Yes please, I would love it to happen.

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Star Wars Bits: Rian Johnson Talks, John Boyega Teases, and Kelly Marie Tran Melts Hearts

Star Wars Bits: Rian Johnson Talks, John Boyega Teases, and Kelly Marie Tran Melts Hearts
In this edition of Star Wars bits: The cast of The Last Jedi answers the Internet’s burning questions Rian Johnson talks (a lot) about The Last Jedi Kelly Marie Tran loses her cool, wins our hearts A new TV spot for The Last Jedi Mads Mikkelsen wants more Galen Erso And much more! RollingStone offered some insights about the making […]

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What 'Star Wars' Would Look Like Based on Original Concept Art

What 'Star Wars' Would Look Like Based on Original Concept Art
True Star Wars fans are most likely familiar with artist Ralph McQuarrie's concept art drawn for the original film in 1977. While much of the aesthetic that went on to become iconic pieces of popular culture was translated directly from McQuarrie's sketches to the ultimate cut of George Lucas' space epic, there are a number of designs that didn't make the leap onto the big screen.

Well, now viewers can get a taste of what McQuarrie's designs might have looked like had they made it into the final cut. About a year ago, students at the Dave School of digital...
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Star Wars: Bb-8 Dishes on Meeting Prince William and Harry at The Last Jedi Premiere

Star Wars: Bb-8 Dishes on Meeting Prince William and Harry at The Last Jedi Premiere
Bb-8 is spilling it all!

The beloved droid stopped by People Now to dish on everything Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Bb-8 said (beeped?) he loved getting the chance to meet Prince William and Harry on the red carpet at the London premiere of the film and that he might not get along with his evil counterpart Bb-9E. (Disclaimer: The People staff does not speak fluent droid and is likely making this all up.)

As for the best piece of advice fellow robot R2-D2 gave Bb-8?

We don’t really know, but it sounds like, “Don’t get blown up.
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First Look at Disney Parks’ Millennium Falcon Theme Park Ride

First Look at Disney Parks’ Millennium Falcon Theme Park Ride
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, taking visitors to a remote outpost on a planet called Batuu. When it opens, one of the main attractions will be a Millennium Falcon flight simulator. We learned some details about the experience during this year’s D23 expo back in July, but […]

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