27 Nov

New ‘Star Wars’ Comic May Reveal More About Luke’s Lost Lightsaber After ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the lightsaber handed down to Luke Skywalker by Obi-Wan Kenobi from his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker makes a surprising appearance. But many fans were wondering just how it came to be in the hands of Maz Kanata when Rey stumbles upon it in the basement of her castle. Han […]

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27 Nov

Now Scream This: Gruesome and Gross Horror Movies to Indulge in This Thanksgiving

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(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: After indulging in Thanksgiving gluttony, who wants to leave the house? Let alone squeeze into pants that “fit?” This holiday season, Chris and I […]

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27 Nov

‘Snow White’ Ride at Disneyland is Getting a Reimagined Happily Ever After and Other Updates

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first feature length animated film from Walt Disney Animation. The movie inspired one of the earliest attractions in the Fantasyland section of Disneyland in California. But when Fantasyland was updated in 1983, the ride was given a complete overhaul with new technology, a new facade, and even […]

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27 Nov

Always Wear Your Helmet: ‘The Mandalorian’ Brings Up More Questions About Mandalore’s Fate in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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The name Mandalore has been barely brought up in The Mandalorian, yet it haunts the post-war proceedings of the Disney+ Star Wars series. The fate of the Mandalorian homeworld is insinuated by references to “The Great Purge” and the Mandalorians’ devotion to never removing their helmets. “Chapter 3: The Sin” unravels more about the fractured […]

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27 Nov

J.J. Abrams on How ‘The Last Jedi’ Set Up ‘The Rise of Skywalker’: Rian Johnson’s Movie “Helped Strengthen” What Abrams Wanted to Do in the Final Skywalker Entry

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From the moment the credits rolled on Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans of the franchise have wondered how the next movie would react to the big storytelling swings Johnson took in that film. But J.J. Abrams, who returned to the director’s chair to finish out the new trilogy, clarifies that some of […]

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27 Nov

‘The Sixth Sense’ and How M. Night Shyamalan Primed Viewers for One of the Scariest Scenes of All Time

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(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: M. Night Shyamalan’s specific visual rules for the supernatural effectively triggered a fear response in viewers, setting up the biggest scare in The Sixth Sense.) “I see dead people,” became an iconic mantra after the release of M. […]

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27 Nov

‘Tenet’ IMAX Prologue Likely To Play Before ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

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The trend of Christopher Nolan movie prologue screenings continues with Tenet, Nolan’s latest secretive film. Similar to what happened with The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk, the opening sequence of Nolan’s new movie is headed to IMAX movie screens – in front of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That’s bound to ensure the opening minutes of […]

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27 Nov

‘Serial Experiments Lain’ is a Mind-Twisting Sci-fi Anime About the Horrors of the Internet

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(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.) For a couple of months now, I’ve shared with you some recent anime and a couple of older ones to both showcase the state of anime today and help those of you who unfamiliar with the medium […]

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27 Nov

Daily Podcast: J.J. Abrams, The Mandalorian, Invisible Woman, The Fugitive, Hulk vs. Wolverine

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On the November 27, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including J.J. Abrams, Elizabeth Banks’s new Invisible Woman movie, The Fugitive remake, and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk movie pitches.  Opening Banter:    In The News: Ben: […]

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27 Nov

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Box Office Tracking Suggests a $200 Million Opening Weekend

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Breaking news: a Star Wars movie is poised to make a lot of money. Shocking, I know! Snark aside, early projections for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have director J.J. Abrams’ saga-concluding chapter making between $175 and $200 million during its opening weekend. That’s a number that most studio executives would sacrifice a child […]

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