What backlash? ‘The Last Jedi’ is the highest-grossing movie of 2017 in the U.S.

January 9, 2018

Cheer up, Kylo Ren your movie's doing great!Image: Lucasfilm While the rest of the world was off ringing in the New Year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was busy crossing an important landmark.  Actually, make that two. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ rules the 2017 box office with a chart-topping $220 million opening Less than three weeks after its debut, The Last Jedi has officially crossed the $1 billion mark…

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Mark Hamill just literally said ‘he’s not my Luke Skywalker’ about ‘The Last Jedi’

December 24, 2017

If you’re feeling conflicted about the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, you’re not alone. Mark Hamill clearly feels conflicted too. SEE ALSO: Mark Hamill’s tweet about ‘Star Wars’ reviews is peak Mark Hamill In the junket interview above, Hamill explains that the Luke Skywalker portrayed in The Last Jedi is “not my Luke Skywalker”. “I said to Rian, I said ‘Jedis don’t give up’,” explains Hamill. “I…

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‘The Last Jedi’ reviews won’t come until Tuesday, but premiere reactions are already online

December 14, 2017

Image: Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Last Jedi held its star-studded world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and the credits had barely finished rolling before attendees hit Twitter to share their first reactions to Rian Johnson’s take on the Skywalker saga. While spoilers and plot details are under strict embargo until Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. PT, that didn’t stop fans from weighing in on…

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What did the first-ever ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ audience think of the movie?

December 12, 2017

Image: disney Cheers, chills, and Chewbacca, too. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a movie of massive moments, jaw-dropping decisions, and megatons of involuntary audience participation. There is no fighting it: Every crowd — not just the first to see it — is going to devolve. Loudly. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ first premiere reactions are here and – you guessed it – the Force is strong “You guys are…

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Star Wars fans, Rian Johnson knows what you want to see in his trilogy — and you’re not getting it

December 8, 2017

Rian Johnson on tour for his last Star Wars movie … until his Star Wars trilogy opens.Image: Liliana Ampudia Mendez/REX/Shutterstock Star Wars fans, Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has heard what you want as the subject of his upcoming trilogy of Star Wars movies. And he’s not buying it. He’s sympathetic. He loves the subject in question. But alas, that is definitively not what he’s going for. SEE ALSO: What…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ full-length trailer is finally here, and the Force is with it

October 11, 2017

Luke speaks at last.Image: lucasfilm Breathe. Just breathe. The first, full, official trailer for The Last Jedi arrived Monday night — and it’s full of the same kind of drop-dead gorgeous visuals we saw in the teaser trailer back in April.  The movie picks up exactly where The Force Awakens left off — with Rey (Daisy Ridley) presenting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) with his lightsaber. In this trailer, we see…

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