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If Star Wars: The Force Awakens taught us anything, it’s that there’s no “happily every after” in the Star Wars universe. Empires fall, but they rise again. And like empires, republics rise and fall again. A cynic would add, “Especially not when there’s tens of billions of dollars to be made from Stars Wars fans, diehard or otherwise,” but cynicism has no place – or at least shouldn’t have a place – when it comes to writer-director Rian Johnson’s (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) follow-up, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the middle chapter in a third trilogy that will eventually span nine films. Temporarily borrowing the directing reins from J.J. Abrams (Abrams will direct the ninth and presumably final entry in the Skywalker Saga), Johnson has succeeded beyond even the highest expectations, delivering a Star Wars not for 2017, not for 2019, but for a soon-to-be-classic that will rightly take its place with A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back as the best the Star Wars franchise has to offer.   (more…)

The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer is Here!

Nine years ago, two onscreen heroes had a brief conversation after the credits rolled for Iron Man. That one, small interaction between Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has spawned a plotline that has transcended numerous individual movies and is about to meet its uncertain end. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the first ever trailer for Avengers: Infinity War! (more…)

We’ve seen countless iterations of Batman’s greatest rogue, The Joker. We’ve seen Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s Batman, Heath Ledger in the Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and recently Jared Leto in Suicide Squad (and the upcoming Gotham City Sirens movie). Of course, there’s the OG from the Adam West series, Caesar Romero and countless voice actors for various DC animated movies (Mark Hamill remains king though!). The Joker is without a doubt one of the most fascinating characters throughout comic book history. However, we really haven’t learned much of his origin or his history. Until now…

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Word around the Internet water cooler today has Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry in early talks for a Star Wars film centering on Obi Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master played by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor. Rumors, hopes, and dreams of an Obi Wan spinoff movie have run rampant on the Internet for years, but now there is a glimmer of actual hope on the horizon. Daldy (Billy Elliot, The Hours) would be a fantastic choice to take on this fan favorite. Check out the known details below. (more…)

The upcoming Netflix anime film Godzilla: Monster Planet just dropped a new trailer and it is badass! Granted, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who is a fan of the world’s favorite behemoth monster, but the film looks amazing. The artwork and animation style make the wait for this release all the more difficult. Check out the trailer after the drop.

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With Disney making major bank off the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the better part of a decade, it was inevitable other movie studios would try to do the same. Universal tried to kickstart their so-called “Dark Universe” with The Mummy just two months ago (they failed). Just as moviegoers have begun to lose interest, Paramount hopes to turn the Transformers series into a shared universe. (Get ready for Bumblebee to have his own standalone movie next year.) Warner Bros. looked like they were best situated to match Marvel superhero for superhero, but stumbled repeatedly over the last few years, finally righting the figurative ship earlier this summer with Wonder Woman. But what’s better than one cinematic universe? Two, of course. Which brings us to Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to the prequel/spin-off of what’s being called the “Conjuring Universe.” Here’s the thing: If Annabelle: Creation, a modestly budgeted, period-set, old-school supernatural flick directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), is any indication, Warner Bros. just might succeed and at a fraction of the comic-book/superhero price.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t letting any dust gather as he moves from one project to the next. In a recent interview with The Playlist, Schwarzenegger updated his schedule that includes Terminator 6, a Conan movie, that has to be King Conan, and Triplets, the Twins sequel. Check out what order those films will take below. (more…)