"Star Wars" fans who believe "The Force Awakens" ripped off the original film seek another director change.
John Boyega, while promoting 'Detroit,' talks a little 'Star Wars,' particularly relationship between Finn and Rey in 'The Force Awakens' and what's next
Paramount will wide release a new Cloverfield film in Imax on Oct. 27, the studio announced Thursday. Interestingly enough, God Particle — another film from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, which was previously set for a Feb. 24 release — was removed from the release schedule. The switch implies that God Particle is, in fact, the next title of the Cloverfield-connected universe.
According to a study in The Hollywood Reporter, Robert De Niro will make $750,000 for each of twenty episodes of a new Amazon series from David O. Russell. The pair previously made Joy and Silver Linings Playbook, two of the only positively reviewed movies in which De Niro has appeared in the last decade. Meryl Streep has bested her former Deer Hunter costar with $825,000 per episode for The Nix, a J.J. Abrams produced project that doesn’t have a network attached and has nothing to do with Patrick Ewing.
Before "Game of Thrones" fans watched Jon Snow square off against Ramsay Bolton in “Battle of the Bastards,” they were treated to a trailer for HBO’s new sci-fi show, "Westworld."
Candace Payne, also known as The Chewbacca Mom, took over the Internet this weekend with her Chewbacca mask and infectious laugh. In the video, Candace is seen sitting in her car, super excited about a purchase she just made. Once she got the package open, she revealed a Star Wars Chewbacca mask that made sounds when the mouth opened. Candace then spent the next couple of minutes just opening her mouth and laughing at the sounds the mask made. The video broke the all-time total for most views on Facebook Live and everyone has been talking about the joyful mom from Texas.
Somehow, amid all the demands of directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams managed to produce an under-the-radar follow-up to the 2008 found-footage monster movie Cloverfield. The first teaser — which premiered unannounced before screenings of Michael Bay’s Benghazi film 13 Hours — promises a tense, claustrophobic horror film, with no obvious connection to the Manhattan monster attacks of Cloverfield. John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12) look like one happy family at the start of the trailer, passing the time in a suburban basement game room — until the house starts shaking, and it becomes clear there’s something much more sinister going on.
On Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen said a lot of viewers were texting in to ask Samuel L. Jackson what he thought about the new Star Wars movie. His quick answer was “It’s cool, you know, it’s in the right spirit.” Cohen prodded more, and Jackson turned to guest bartender Grae Drake, senior editor of Rotten Tomatoes, to find out how the movie rated on that site. She was no help, so Sam came clean: “I mean, the kids could use some light saber training. ...
The 501st Stormtrooper Legion visiting Fleetwood on Nov. 7th (Ashley Fleetwood/Facebook) Daniel Fleetwood, the lifelong Star Wars fan and cancer patient who was given an early personal screening of the upcoming sequel The Force Awakens, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 32. His wife, Ashley Fleetwood, broke the news on her Facebook page, which had become the hub of activism and encouraging messages over the last few weeks. “Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end,” Fleetwood wrote on her page. Rest in peace my love.” Ashley and Daniel Fleetwood’s last selfie together (Ashley Fleetwood/Facebook) Diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare cancer of the connective tissue, and given just two months to live in July, Fleetwood’s final wish — to see The Force Awakens — began to make headlines in mid-October.
Many Star Wars fans had only one question after watching the full-length trailer for The Force Awakens last week: Where was Luke Skywalker? While Han Solo (Harrison Ford) made a memorable first appearance in the April teaser and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) finally made her debut in the new poster and trailer, one of the heroes of the original trilogy has been mostly absent except for a voiceover and hooded glimpse in the second teaser. Abrams, after all, loves a good twist, which has some fans wondering if the man who was supposed to revive the Jedi Knights has instead turned to the dark side.