As of September, a deal Netflix cut with Disney back in 2012 takes effect, meaning the service gets the latest movies from not just Walt Disney Animation, but Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm too.
Here is a gaggle of Stormtroopers doing the “Single Ladies” choreography as well as the nae nae on Britain’s Got Talent.
Although some might argue that the bromance between Poe and Finn in The Force Awakens has some subtle queer undertones in its own right, GLAAD is calling for the franchise to introduce an openly non-heterosexual character.
Everyone, meet my new girlfriend, Daisy Ridley, as she makes my heart swell while performing light saber combat moves with a wooden stick. (Carly Rae Jepsen, I am very sad that you had to find out about it this way.)
My son’s birthday party is tomorrow. He’s turning five. I’m supposed to dress like Darth Vader and surprise all the kids, because “Darth Vader likes birthdays, and is nice to people when it’s their birthday.” As you can see, we bought a mask and a cape and a shirt and a lightsaber and everything; this party has gotten…
Here’s Finn as a lady. She looks pretty awesome.
Star Wars will be an inclusive franchise and its future will include gay characters, according to J.J. Abrams, speaking earlier this week at the Oscar Wilde awards at Bad Robot Productions.
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.