8 items from 2017
I think we all are sitting on the edges of our seat waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and luckily for us Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII, also of Brick which I highly recommend) likes to drop nice little photos and hints to wet our whistle. Today, he gave us a grainy image on his tumbler of some marching Stormtroopers, check it out:
We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait. See you there!
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It seems that on April 14th Johnson will be headed to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration Panel. Hrmmm, I am in Georgia... maybe.. just maybe... It is not that far after all.
One thing that I do hope for these poor Storm Troopers is that Captain Phasma will not be around, because I do notice one soldier »
- Drew Carlton
In Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan’s new film “Bokeh,” a young American couple wake up to discover their world has completely changed during a romantic getaway in Iceland. After a flash of light shoots across the sky, the next day Jenai (Maika Monroe) and Riley (Matt O’Leary) discover that every person on earth has disappeared. As they struggle to survive, the mysterious event leads them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and start to wonder if perhaps they should leave too. Watch a trailer for the film below.
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Monroe is best known for starring in David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 horror film “It Follows,” as well as her turns in “The Guest” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.” She’s set to star in many upcoming films including “Felt,” a biopic of FBI agent Mark Felt, »
- Vikram Murthi
Briefly: Lucasfilm has officially announced the new title of the next Star Wars movie - it will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is the sequel to The Force Awakens, continuing the "Skywalker" storyline and following the characters introduced in that movie: Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren. The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson (of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper previously) and will open in theaters everywhere starting December 15th, 2017 at the end of this year. No other plot details have been revealed yet, but this is clearly the beginning of their major marketing push over the next 12 months. Fans have been quick to remind everyone that the plural of "jedi" is just "jedi", so this title doesn't mean there's only one. Beyond that, everything is speculation until the first trailer drops - which we hope is sooner than later. Can't wait! It's official. Star Wars: The Last Jedi »
- Alex Billington
Film fans looking forward to returning to a galaxy far, far away now know what to write in their calendars for December 15th, as the official title for Episode VIII has been revealed as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Due out in theaters on December 15th and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick), Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Billie Lourd, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.
From StarWars.com: “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson »
- Derek Anderson
In 2015, Walt Disney released “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” the first film in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy set 30 years after the events of the 1983 film “Return of the Jedi.” Though the franchise’s first stand-alone film “Rogue One” was released last year to decidedly mixed reviews, fans are awaiting any information about the next film in the official saga. Today, Disney officially released the name of the next film in the trilogy: “The Last Jedi.” It is written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be released this December.
Rian Johnson has previously directed three feature films: “Brick,” a hardboiled detective story following high school students in a California suburb, which received the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; “The Brothers Bloom,” about two con »
- Vikram Murthi
Ryan Lambie Jan 16, 2017
Never mind the Skywalkers - to stand on its own two feet, Star Wars: Episode VIII needs to make a break with the past, Ryan argues...
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Jj Abrams laid solid foundations, now it’s up to Rian Johnson to start building the house. In many respects, Johnson, the director of such films as Brick and Looper, has an even tougher job than Abrams did with 2015‘s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the »
Filmmaker Rian Johnson has finally spoken about some key plot points for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII, which is due in cinemas this coming December. We don’t have an official title for the film as yet, and are yet to see a trailer, but Johnson has spilled the beans on some aspects of the story, and how the film follows Star Wars: The Force Awakens and that meeting between Rey and Luke Skywalker at the end of the movie.
“I don’t want to skip ahead two years, I want to see the very next moment of what happens,” said Johnson. The talented director of Looper and Brick added that Luke and Rey’s relationship is “a large part of the movie” and will be addressing why Luke’s on Ahc-To Island, as well as his purpose moving forward. “Part of what’s she’s dealing with »
- Paul Heath
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: Here we are again, staring down the barrel of another year at the movies, one sure to be filled with its fair share of discoveries, disappointments, and trucks that are powered by monsters. Many of our most anticipated new films can be seen coming a mile away, but what’s the most exciting movie of 2017 that no one is talking about?
Angie Han (@ajhan), Slashfilm.com
I haven’t seen much talk about “The Glass Castle,” Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir, maybe because it doesn’t have an actual release date yet. But I’ve been interested in the project since it was first announced, »
- David Ehrlich
8 items from 2017
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