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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi receives amazing reviews and good box office news and more

The Week in Star Wars is back with a Last Jedi special, with reviews of the film, everything you need to know about the box office and much more…

It’s finally here! Rian Johnson’s eighth adventure in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Reviews for the film were incredibly strong – the film is 93% on Rotten Tomatoes at press time – but it has divided some of the fan base. There has even been a petition launched for Disney to remove the film from cannon and “push back Episode IX” so they can remake Episode VIII. Whatever the case, you can read Robert Kojder’s ★★★★ review here, James Turner’s ★★ review here and my own ★★★★★ review here. What did you all think of it?..

…And it’s been good news for the film at the box office, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Commission to tackle harassment in Hollywood by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-12-17 10:37:04

Kathleen Kennedy - pictured at a London screening of Rogue One - spearheaded the commission Photo: Stuart C Wilson/2016 Getty Images A special commission to tackle sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries has been set up in the Us.

The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality will be chaired by lawyer Anita Hill, who rose to prominence in the country after alleging she was sexual harassed by now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings. He denied the claims. In the aftermath, she has continued to play a strong role in debate regarding sexual and other misconduct in the workplace.

The new body - set up in the wake of a string of allegations made against dozens in the industry - has been championed by some of the entertainment world's most powerful women, including Star Wars producer and president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy.

Kennedy said: "The
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Preview of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22 hits comic book stores on Wednesday, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

Black Squadron and General Organa have teamed together for an extra-top-secret mission… …and it’s up to them to rescue Lor San Tekka! Meanwhile, what’s Suralinda got up her sleeves?

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22 is out on December 2oth, priced $3.99.

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Rian Johnson discusses the Rey’s parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow. You have been warned…

The two big questions coming out of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens were: 1) ‘Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?’, and 2) ‘Who are Rey’s parents?’. While the first was simply tossed aside in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as promised director Rian Johnson did give us an answer to the second, with Kylo Ren revealing that Rey is the offspring of two junkers on Jakku who sold her for drinking money.

The big reveal divided fans who have been debating Rey’s identity for the past two years, as well as sparking speculation that Kylo could have been lying to Rey in order to tempt her into joining him. However, according to Johnson himself, that isn’t the case – at least as far as he is concerned.

“I don’t think he’s lying in
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi review – may the eighth be with you

Writer-director Rian Johnson delivers a fine mix of character, storytelling, explosions and something to think about on the bus home

The core theme of the ongoing Star Wars narrative has always been one of balance – an equilibrium between light and dark, life and death. Balance is also the key to making a great Star Wars movie, with the directors of each new episode standing or falling on their ability to walk a tightrope between spectacle and substance, seriousness and absurdity – keeping both the fans and the first-timers happy.

In this eighth episode in the official Star Wars saga, writer-director Rian Johnson (who made his name with such adventurous features as Brick and Looper) proves himself the master of the balancing act, keeping the warring forces of this intergalactic franchise in near-perfect harmony. Just as the film’s sound designers understand the tactical use of silence, so Johnson instinctively knows when
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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Not content with reprising Luke Skywalker after over thirty years, Mark Hamill apparently landed himself a mysterious second role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As pointed out, amongst others, by Twitter user Doug Bowman, Hamill appears twice in the credits of the movie. If you stuck around that long for your screening, you would have seen the actor’s name listed near the end of the cast rundown, where he’s credited as a character named “Dobbu Scay.”

The big question now is: who is this enigmatic Dobbu Scay? Well, going by the other credits surrounding Hamill (e.g. Canto Cop and Stable Boy), it’s clear that this character appeared in the Canto Bight sequences, when Finn and Rose infiltrated the casino populated by the galaxy’s richest citizens.

The prevailing theory right now is that Hamill played the most memorable gambler at the casino: the little
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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Explains Some First Order Backstory Ahead of ‘The Last Jedi’

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Explains Some First Order Backstory Ahead of ‘The Last Jedi’
(Note: This post contains spoilers for the story campaign of the video game “Star Wars: Battlefront II,” including its newly released chapter, “Resurrection.”) The newly released “Star Wars: Battlefront II” adds a little something new to the ongoing “Star Wars” saga. The game tells a tale set after “Return of the Jedi,” doing a little bit to fill in some gaps between the original “Star Wars” film trilogy and “The Force Awakens” some 30 years later. “Battlefront II” tells a story of an Imperial commando squad that’s dispatched around the galaxy to carry out Emperor Palpatine’s final orders,
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No Changes Were Made To Leia’s Story In The Last Jedi After Carrie Fisher’s Death

While we’ve been waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to land in cinemas for a while now, there is a bittersweet edge to its arrival, as it’s the final time we’ll ever get to see Carrie Fisher as General/Princess Leia, following her tragic death last December.

The production team faced a difficult challenge in the wake of Fisher’s passing, as they had to decide whether to edit the film to wrap up Leia’s story in some way or to preserve her final performance as it was intended. In the end, director Rian Johnson took the latter path and didn’t make any edits at all to Leia’s scenes in the film.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson made clear that this was the only decision he entertained as any alternative would have just been a “horror.”

“That was the very
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Carrie Fisher’s Dog Gary Recognized His Late ‘Mom’ in ‘The Last Jedi’

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Carrie Fisher’s Dog Gary Recognized His Late ‘Mom’ in ‘The Last Jedi’
Carrie Fisher is gone, but not forgotten — especially by her beloved dog Gary. Fisher’s longtime canine companion was taken to see a screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and recognized his late “mother” when he saw her on screen as General Leia Organa, according to a tweet from Veronica Miracle, an ABC reporter. Gary reportedly watched the recently released “Star Wars” film on Fisher’s former assistant’s lap. Miracle wrote that every time Leia appeared on screen, the pup’s ears perked up. Also Read: Mark Hamill Recalls 'Making Out Like Teenagers' With Carrie Fisher Yeah,
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: an ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: an ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” may be one of the most critically acclaimed entries in the franchise (IndieWire gave it an A- and called it it the most satisfying “Star Wars” film in decades), but it’s passionately dividing fans in a way most “Star Wars” films don’t. Unlike the universally beloved reception to “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” isn’t every fan’s up of tea.

Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Break Their Silence on Luke’s Storyline

“The Last Jedi” currently holds a negative 57% Rotten Tomatoes user score after over 83,000 responses, which pales in comparison to the 88% “The Force Awakens” ended up with after over 200,000 user scores. But while the Rotten Tomatoes user score indicates a more-negative fan response, the IMDb score is currently at 8.0 (even with “The Force Awakens”) and received an ‘A’ CinemaScore (also
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Oscar Isaac to voice Gomez Addams in The Addams Family animated movie

According to Variety, Star Wars; The Last Jedi star Oscar Isaac is set to lend his voice to Gomez Addams, the patriarch of The Addams Family, in the upcoming animated movie from MGM.

The Addams Family is being directed by Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) from a script by Pamela Pettler with revisions from Matt Lieberman. The movie is of course based upon the iconic Charles Addams cartoons, which spawned the classic 1960s TV series, as well as the feature films The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993) and Addams Family Reunion (1998).

As yet, there’s no word who’ll be joining Isaac as family members Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama, along with butler Lurch.

The Addams Family will open in theaters on October 11th 2019, where it will go up against Are You Afraid of the Dark? and The Goldfinch.

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‘The Room’ Filmmaker Tommy Wiseau Pitched Himself For Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie

‘The Room’ Filmmaker Tommy Wiseau Pitched Himself For Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie
With The Disaster Artist getting rave reviews, the star ranking for The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau is on the rise — so much that he has pitched himself to be in the next Star Wars movie. The mind behind “one of the worst movie ever made” on which James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is based, took to Twitter and point blank asked to be put in the next installment of the billion-dollar sci-fi franchise. Citing a popular quote from The Room, Wiseau retweeted a photo…
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The Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

Have you ever wondered where the bizarre inspirations for Star Wars characters and the settings came from? Cracked has found a few good ideas and I thought I’d expand on them to give you a more in-depth look at some of the more unique and less understood aspects of Star Wars. Some things you just can’t fully understand until you see them side by side with their inspiration and even then it becomes a bit of a head-scratching moment since you have to wonder how the creator drew such an interesting parallel between one thing and the other. So here

The Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art features a bald Kylo Ren

Games Radar has revealed a new piece of Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art featuring Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, which reveals that some consideration was given to the Master of the Knights of Ren ditching his flowing locks for the second chapter of the Sequel Trilogy. Let us know what you make of this bald Ben Solo look in the comments below…

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Carrie Fisher is Responsible For Writing These Emotional Final Leia Quotes

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Carrie Fisher is Responsible For Writing These Emotional Final Leia Quotes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now playing in theaters around the world, and with it comes Carrie Fisher’s final turn as Princess-turned-General Leia Organa. Director Rian Johnson previously revealed back at Star Wars Celebration in April that Fisher had helped with the script, calling the actress a “brilliant writer and an incredible mind.”

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Break Their Silence on Luke’s Storyline

“I would go to her house. We would sit on her bed for hours and go through the scripts,” he said. “We would have these stream of consciousness jazz poetry kinda ad lib sessions. I would just scribble on my script everything she said, and at the end of six hours, there would be like a four-word line of dialogue that was the distillation of all of that that was brilliant.”

Now
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No Major Leia Scenes Were Cut from The Last Jedi

No Major Leia Scenes Were Cut from The Last Jedi
Rian Johnson has been out promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi and now that the movie is out in theaters, he keeps getting asked about scenes that were cut from the movie, especially any involving the late Carrie Fisher. As it turns out, Johnson has revealed that there are many scenes that did not make the cut and there is apparently a lot of good stuff, not just "people walking down hallways," as Rian Johnson put it. Unfortunately, it appears that all of the good footage of Carrie Fisher made it into the final cut.

Rian Johnson recently spoke with Inverse where he revealed that there's a wealth of material that will end up in the deleted scenes portion of the Blu-ray release. But when asked about more footage of Carrie Fisher, Johnson confirmed that there was nothing significant cut out of The Last Jedi. Johnson explains.

"There weren't any big scenes.
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Here’s What Rian Johnson Thinks Of The Revelation About Rey’s Parents In The Last Jedi

Ever since the multi-talented Rey first dropped into the Star Wars universe back in 2015’s The Force Awakens, fans have been theorizing about just who her parents could be. I mean, obviously she had to be related to some sort of established character, right? Is she really Luke’s daughter? Obi-Wan Kenobi’s? Kylo Ren’s secret twin?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we finally get our answer – and it comes as quite a shock. In a climactic moment of the movie, Kylo Ren reveals that Rey’s parents were… no one important at all. Just some lowlifes on Jakku who sold their daughter in exchange for money to fuel their various vices. Kylo uses the info as a tool to break Rey’s spirit, in hopes of getting her to come to the Dark Side. Rey proves stronger than him though and stands her ground.

Still, it’s
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Will Disney Add Classic Fox Fanfare Back to Star Wars?

Will Disney Add Classic Fox Fanfare Back to Star Wars?
Star Wars fans are a hard group to please, so it was a huge deal when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and eventually released 2015's The Force Awakens, 2016's Rogue One, and now The Last Jedi. While all are divisive amongst the hardcore fans, they're all missing one key point of nostalgia, which is the iconic 20th Century Fox fanfare. The marching snare drums, the pounding timpani, the soaring horns and strings are just as synonymous with Star Wars as the Jedi. One can probably hear the 20 seconds worth of music in their heads right now. So, now that Disney has bought a portion of Fox, will Disney add the Fox fanfare back to the Star Wars franchise?

Star Wars fans of a certain age have missed the Fox fanfare ever since Disney took over. Never before has studio fanfare been so iconic. The MGM lion was okay, but he/she wasn't
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Mark Hamill says the Star Wars prequels are more original than The Force Awakens

To promote his return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill has been chatting to Metro about the Star Wars saga, during which he has defended the much-maligned Prequel Trilogy, stating that Lucas’ movies were more original than Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“What I thought was great about the prequels was the different technology that I had never seen before. All that CGI. And the fact that [George Lucas] wasn’t trying to do the same experience all over again. I thought The Force Awakens did that more than the early ones, because it had that the girl from a different planet, the Death Star, the Cantina sequence. [J.J. Abrams] was trying to figure out what was it about the original movies that everybody loved. And that’s a different thought process than what George would have done. Because he would go, ‘I had a beginning, middle, and
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