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Alleged Star Wars: Episode IX Leak Teases The Return Of The Hutts

So long as official details remain scant on Star Wars: Episode IX, you can bet that the most fervent corners of the internet will be abuzz with rumors and speculation.

Take this recent leak from 4Lom, an anonymous Reddit user and alleged acquaintance of someone working at Lucasfilm, for instance. Detailing a scene that features some of the few surviving rebels from the end of The Last Jedi – as well as the shifty codebreaker DJ – it likely goes without saying that all claims ought to be read with a degree of healthy skepticism.

Apparently, though, our heroes Finn, Poe Dameron and Rose Tico will meet up with the Hutt Cartel, now being run by Jabba the Hutt’s son, Rotta. DJ, as per his shady character, is somehow involved with the Hutts, and while Finn and Rose are naturally averse to any further associations with the man, Poe regards the
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Bad Weekend: The Last 14 Memorial Day Movies, Ranked

Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be synonymous with quality. It developed that reputation in the 80s by nabbing films such as Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, Rocky III, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but overall it’s actually a pretty awful weekend when it comes to quality films. For every Themla and Louise there’s a Hudson Hawk, Crocodile Dundee II, and Super Mario Bros. Nevertheless, studios bank on the long weekend to boost box office on blockbusters, and it’s been that way for decades. With that in mind, I’ve gone over the …
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Lots of Solo "Fun Facts" Released Include Indiana Jones Easter Eggs and New Character Descriptions

Lucasfilm has officially released a lot of new information regarding Solo: A Star Wars Story. They've shared a bunch of "Fun Facts" about the film that reveal some cool Easter eggs and other interesting information. Some of the coolest Easter eggs that you'll find in the film are some very familiar artifacts from the Indiana Jones film franchise. I also included some new character descriptions that offer some additional information on them.

Let's start out with the Indiana Jones Easter eggs for you to keep an eye out for as you watch the movie. When I saw the film, the only one that I noticed was the fertility idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark, but now I'll have to keep an eye out for the others next time I watch it!

In Dryden’s yacht there are display cabinets, and among all of the treasures in them are some
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Indiana Jones 5 Begins Shooting Spring 2019 in the U.K.

Indiana Jones 5 Begins Shooting Spring 2019 in the U.K.
Indiana Jones 5 is definitely happening with star Harrison Ford set to return as the iconic archeologist and director Steven Spielberg behind the lens for this next freewheeling adventure. Now, Spielberg has confirmed that this long-awaited sequel will officially begin production in April 2019, with location shooting to take place in the U.K.

Steven Spielberg has been plenty busy lately. His latest drama The Post had a good swing through the Oscars. And now, his next sci-fi masterpiece Ready Player One is almost ready for release after premiering at the SXSW film festival to unanimous praise. The director is back to his genre roots, and Indiana Jones 5 should reestablish Henry Jones Jr. as the premiere adventurer for all ages. Even if the character is well into his 70s.

Spielberg appeared at the Empire Awards last night, where he officially announced the production start date for Indiana Jones 5. The shoot is just
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Equinox (1970)

The world of cinema has always been filled with dreamers, and a lot of those dreamers start out with nothing more than a Super 8 or 16mm camera, all the way up to the latest iPhones; little backyard excursions with friends and sisters or parents to fill out the cast for a monster on the loose or a super sleuth flick. Every once in a while there’s genuine talent to back up the enthusiasm; our Raimi’s and Coscarelli’s bear this out. But before them a group of enthusiastic teens actually had their vision realized, and eventually a mutated form of it invaded drive-ins as Equinox (1970), an inspirational and energetic full blown monster mash.

Released in October, Equinox began as a project in the mid ‘60s for creature kids Dennis Muren, David Allen and Mark McGee, combining their love of Famous Monsters of Filmland and Ray Harryhausen’s mesmerizing
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10 Raiders of the Lost Ark Facts You Never Knew

10 Raiders of the Lost Ark Facts You Never Knew
The movie that started a second successful franchise for Star Wars star Harrison Ford is also one of the greatest films ever made. We all know the whip, the Fedora, the wisecracks, the bad guys, the ex girlfriend, the snakes, and the melting face. Here we look at 10 things you never new About Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

His name is Indiana but he was born in a different state.

His nickname may be Indiana, but Doctor Jones originated in a different state altogether: Hawaii! Longtime pals George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were on vacation when they kicked around the idea for Raiders of the Lost Ark, a swashbuckling homage to the old movie serials that also inspired Star Wars. Spielberg was thinking of maybe directing a Bond film, but made Raiders instead.

Who else could have worn that fedora?

Steven Spielberg wanted Harrison Ford pretty early in the process,
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Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie

Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie
We haven't heard anything about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair since late April, when director Joe Johnston signed on. Sony hasn't issued a formal release date at this time, but the filmmaker put in an appearance at Paris Comic Con, where he not only confirmed that production will begin next winter, with prep work starting next July, but also that this will be his last movie as a director. Here's what he had to say, when asked during an interview if this will in fact be his last directorial effort, while also confirming the production schedule.

"That's the plan. It will take a couple of years to make the film as we won't be able to start shooting next winter in New Zealand, on the South Island, which will be summer down there. And post and the visual effects will take another year and it'll be 2019, and I
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The Awesome Thing You Don't Know About Eleven's "Sister" on Stranger Things

Now that we've all had a chance to watch the Hell out of Stranger Things on its premiere weekend, it's time to dish. Perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of the show's new episodes is the introduction of Eleven's "sister" (played by Linnea Berthelsen). She's Hawkins Lab experiment #008, and she calls herself Kali. We meet the new character during a high-octane chase scene in the first scene of the first episode, and everything changes from there. We suddenly realize that the other children Dr. Brenner experimented on may still be alive. But there are more intriguing aspects of Kali than just the fact that she exists. For instance, her name has a greater significance than you think. Kali displays an entirely different set of abilities from Eleven. Instead of having telekinetic powers that allow her to move things with her mind, she's an illusionist. She can trick the mind
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Indiana Jones Voted Greatest Movie Character of All Time

Indiana Jones Voted Greatest Movie Character of All Time
There have been a ton of great movie characters in the history of film, but only one can be the best. According to a new poll, we now know who people feel that character is. Harrison Ford's iconic, whip cracking, snake fearing adventurer Indiana Jones was recently named the greatest movie character of all time, according to a poll conducted by Total Film Magazine. Jones is someone who should definitely place in the top 5, but coming out on top of a poll like this is pretty impressive.

The poll also features another iconic Harrison Ford character, with Han Solo coming in third place. Though, it's easy to imagine that he could have just as easily taken the top spot. Batman, with no particular Batman being mentioned, came in second place. The first female character on the list is Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, who placed fourth.
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‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2

‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2
Stranger Things 2” returns just in time for Halloween, both in the real world and in the eerie town of Hawkins, Indiana conceived in the nostalgic minds of The Duffer Brothers. The action picks up three days before Halloween 1984, which means that the year will soon be coming to a close. For those who may not have been alive or perhaps have a shaky memory of the time, 1984 was a big year for memorable events and in pop culture.

The first season reveled in bringing the time period alive in all of its totally ‘80s glory, from Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions and Eggo waffles to homages to “E.T.,” “The Shining,” and “Rambo.” Hell, even star Winona Ryder’s presence is a timely tribute since she made her early career in such iconic ‘80s films as “Lucas,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Heathers.”

Read More:7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best
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‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television

‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television
Hannibal” was beloved by fans for pushing the boundaries of broadcast television during its three season run on NBC. The show contained so much graphic violence and gore that at times the series felt way more brutal than anything on “Game of Thrones” or premium cable. Murder victims would have their skin sliced off; a totem poll would be erected out of dismembered body parts; necks and faces would be sliced open and stomachs would be stabbed. “Hannibal” is probably the most graphic show to ever air on broadcast TV, which makes it a bit of a shock to hear there was actually one gruesome death showrunner Bryan Fuller was not allowed to do.

Read More:‘Hannibal’ Season 4: Bryan Fuller Says Christopher Nolan Holds the Key to the Series’ Future

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fuller revealed a Season 1 murder so bloody and disgusting that NBC’s vice
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Dennis Muren on Making ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the Special Editions, and Directing ‘Star Tours’

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As a longtime fan of Dennis Muren’s work in countless films that the entire planet loves, when I was offered the opportunity to speak with the eight-time Academy Award-winning visual effects guru, you could say I jumped at the chance. That’s because throughout my entire life, the work that Murren has done on films like Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, E.T.,The Abyss, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Innerspace, and countless others helped form my love of movies, and getting to talk to him about the …
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Dennis Muren on ‘Terminator 2’, Working with James Cameron, and Helping Out on ‘Wall-e’

As a longtime fan of Dennis Murren’s work in countless films that the entire planet loves, when I was offered the opportunity to speak with the eight-time Academy Award-winning visual effects guru, you could say I jumped at the chance. That’s because throughout my entire life, the work that Murren has done on films like Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, E.T.,The Abyss, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Innerspace, and countless others helped form my love of movies, and getting to talk to him about the …
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1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, well, then just picture the fella riding the bomb like a buckin’ bronco at the end of Dr. Strangelove…, or the racist taskmaster heading up the railroad gang in Blazing Saddles, or the doomed Sheriff Baker, who gets one of the loveliest, most heartbreaking sendoffs in movie history in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Lindley joined the rodeo circuit when he was 13 and soon picked up the name that would follow him throughout the length of his professional career, in rodeo and in movies & TV. One of the rodeo vets got a look at the lank newcomer and told him, “Slim pickin’s. That’s all you’re gonna get in this rodeo.
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Steven Spielberg Says That The Temple Of Doom is His Least Favorite Indiana Jones Movie

When I was growing up Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was my favorite Indian Jones movie! I freakin' loved that film! As I got older, my opinion of the film changed. I still love it, but now it's my third favorite in the Indiana Jones franchise. Raiders of The Lost Ark is number one and The Last Crusade is number two. I just like to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn't exist. 

Filmmaker Susan Lacey recently spent hours and hours interviewing Spielberg for a new documentary that revolves around the legendary filmmaker. During the interview process, the director revealed that The Temple of Doom is his least favorite Indiana Jones movie. I kind of find that surprising considering how bad Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was. 

I'm sure we'll find out why that Indiana Jones film is his least favorite in the upcoming Spielberg documentary. I
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Superman on new Justice League poster, Ant-Man and The Wasp begins production, Spielberg hates Temple of Doom – Daily News Roundup

Return Of Superman

After being teased at the end of the new trailer for Justice League, Superman has graced a new poster for the DC team-up movie. The Man of Steel also features in some new concept art, which you can check out here.

Heroic Hellboy

It was announced back in May that Hellboy was heading back to the big screen with Stranger Thing‘s David Harbour in the lead role, and the actor has been talking about the heroic qualities of the character. “I definitely think Hellboy is an antihero,” he said. “He was kind of born into it. It wasn’t something like Batman where he chooses to go and fight crime. He was just born this weird half-demon spawned by Nazi occultists and saved by these dudes who tried to raise him right. For him, it’s a sense of discovery. His actual destiny as a ‘hero’ is to end the world.
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Newswire: Sorry, Skull haters: Steven Spielberg thinks Temple Of Doom is the worst Indiana Jones movie

Defying the fridge-nuke-decrying, Crystal Skull-loathing masses, Steven Spielberg has made it clear that his least favorite Indiana Jones movie is still 1984’s bug-covered, monkey-brain devouring weirdness factory, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom. This is per The New York Daily News, which recently confirmed Spielberg’s hatred of the film in a chat with Susan Lacy, the interviewer/director for HBO’s upcoming doc about the legendary filmmaker, Spielberg.

You’d think Spielberg would have a certain nostalgic fondness for Temple, given that it’s where he met his wife, Kate Capshaw, who played screaming chanteuse Willie Scott. But, as noted by The Playlist, he’s actually derided the film before: “I wasn’t happy with the second film at all,” Spielberg told reporters back in 1989. “It was too dark, too subterranean, and much too horrific. I thought it out-poltered Poltergeist. There’s not an ounce ...
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Steven Spielberg Reveals His Least Favorite Indiana Jones Movie

With the internet already prepared to pour some Haterade on next year’s “Ready Player One,” it’s worth remembering that Steven Spielberg is not unfamiliar with delivering below expectations. There was the misfire “1941” and some would say even last year’s “The Bfg” missed the mark, but for the filmmaker, there’s another movie that sticks in his craw.

Director Susan Lacy, who helmed the upcoming HBO documentary “Spielberg,” reveals that “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is the director’s least favorite film in that franchise.

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The Temple of Doom is Steven Spielberg’s least favourite Indiana Jones movie

If you ask any Indiana Jones fans for their least favourite instalment of the action-adventure franchise, you’d be hard pressed to get any other responses that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Unless you ask Steven Spielberg, it seems.

According to Susan Lacy, director of the upcoming documentary Spielberg, the legendary filmmaker has revealed that out of all four instalments in the series, he likes the 1984 prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom the least. Spielberg apparently also acknowledges some mistakes he made with the World War II comedy 1941, which is widely regarded as one of the lowest (if not the lowest) points of a rather stellar career.

You’ll be able to see Steven Spielberg discussing his career in the documentary when it premiers on HBO on October 7th, while Spielberg is also set to reunite with Harrison Ford for a fifth Indiana Jones movie,
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The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey
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: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take Erin Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush

I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing
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