Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live this week, where he reprised his role as Kylo Ren, trying to understand the workers of Starkiller Base by going undercover. Needless to say, it doesn’t go as expected.
The trailer for Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Spike Lee’s documentary about the artist’s creative path from The Jackson 5 to Off The Wall, poses an interesting question: was he referencing Star Wars in his 1979 hit “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”? It seems like it to some.
It’s been a while since I’ve had to think about my favorite actor/DJ, and thank god, because I’m very easily upset!
All during The Force Awakens, my enthrallment at seeing a woman character kicking ass onscreen was interrupted by thoughts about her fashion and beauty looks that I couldn’t control and found mildly embarrassing. Wield that light saber, woman! I mentally cheered. That is such a fantastic no-make-up make-up look!
Koko, the gorilla who uses sign language, is capable of discussing almost anything that human beings might want to see Koko discuss. If you enjoyed the video that’s going around the internet in which Koko shares her thoughts on the global climate-change summit, you’ll definitely be wowed by her review of Star Wars…
There’s suddenly a storm of outburts about a week-old interview that George Lucas had with Charlie Rose. It’s the one where he compared selling Lucasfilm to Disney as selling his children to “white slavers.” This was a stupid thing to say, but not really a new note for Lucas to hit.
Just two days ago, American Graffiti came on one of those expensive cable networks, prompting me to google “Harrison Ford young.” Did you know Harrison Ford was in American Graffiti? Did you know George Lucas directed American Graffiti? Did you know Harrison Ford, in American Graffiti, was a young, hot babe?
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Let me clarify: I don’t actually hate Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I watched the movie three times in four days, and will surely see at least twice more before it leaves theaters. But even though I love the movie, there is one major aspect of it that distresses me immensely. Major spoilers ahead...
Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new Star Wars movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got sucked into a pointless, silly debate. Is Rey, the film’s hero, a “Mary Sue”? The answer is no. Next question?
Star Wars zips and zaps into theaters this weekend, and I was lucky enough to see it last night with a hugely excited crowd who screamed, laughed, and applauded at all the right moments. It was a wonderful theatrical experience for a truly wonderful movie—one worthy of its years-long hype and the Star Wars name…
Sing it with me now: Everyone’s talkin’ ’bout Staaar War/Everyone’s talkin’ ’bout Star Waaar. And a weather reporter in the U.K. used her forecast to incorporate a remarkable (perhaps Emmy-worthy) series of clever Star Wars puns.
They finally made a movie sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. And the good news is? The Force Awakens easily captures the charm and excitement of the first three movies. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
Jimmy Fallon and the Roots have returned with another a cappella viral hit and this time they’ve brought along the entire cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “Wow, it’s VERY a cappella,” one Jezebel staffer says in her review of the video. “Wow, I wanna die.”
Space was the place for Monday night’s red carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, probably the most-anticipated movie in American history or at least since The Revenant. Not even at ComicCon have we seen such a confluence of high-fashion glamour and utter commitment to nerddom unite in one common goal, but…
Lupita Nyong’o appeared on Good Morning America Friday morning to discuss her role in the upcoming Star Wars movie because Disney is the parent company of both ABC and Lucasfilm. Synergy!
No woman has ever directed a Star Wars film (only a handful have even spoken in them!), but that doesn’t mean the men in charge of the series don’t think a woman could. In a recent interview with Nerdist, J.J. Abrams, the man who recently referred to Star Wars as a “boys’ thing,” knew exactly who’d be great at the job…
J.J. Abrams is wisely backtracking on a comment he made last week about Star Wars and its female fanbase while promoting The Force Awakens.