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'Metropolis' Turns 90: Rare Behind The Scenes Photos Show The Science Behind Science-Fiction
Since in 2017 we are used to Jon Watts giving us moving Spidey eyes, or Gareth Edwards CGI'ing Peter Cushing's face onto a Holby City actor, it is easy to see how we take the advances in modern cinema for granted. Heading back 90 years, and ushering in the the start of the #scifi genre as one of the most influential films ever, how does 1927's Metropolis look nine decades later? #FritzLang's German expressionist classic has seemingly stood the test of time, and as the grandfather of the genre, has gone on to influence everything from Blade Runner to Star Wars, and even Madonna. It is hard to imagine a world without #Metropolis which is a shame, as even after all these years, we have only ever managed to restore 95% of Lang's original.
Flying Solo: 'Han Solo' Directors Were Reportedly Fired Due To Huge Lucasfilm Clash
Those pesky #StarWars anthology films sure have a tough time of it, don't they? From Josh Trank's Boba Fett movie being cancelled just moments before it was to be announced, to the major reshoots on Gareth Edwards's Rogue One, and now the departure of directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord just three weeks before #HanSolo wraps filming, it seems like they're are all getting off to rough starts.
On Your Marks, Get Fett, Go: Star Wars Actor Daniel Logan Tries Classic Boba Fett Suit
There are two types of #StarWars fans: those who love #BobaFett, and those who think the metal menace is one quip away from being Jar Jar Binks. Quite how one man with five lines became so popular is alongside "Who shot first?" as one of the biggest Star War mysteries out there.
Snoke And Mirrors: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Won't Give Us Any Answers About Supreme Leader Snoke
Prepare your disappointed faces, because #StarWars is letting us down (again). Don't worry, they aren't bringing back Jar Jar Binks, but we might have to wait a little longer to unravel one of the franchise's newest mysteries. The ghostly specter of Supreme Leader Snoke hung over Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, and with Emperor Palpatine bowing out in Return of the Jedi, it looks like Snoke is pulling the strings as the galaxy's latest puppet master.
Dern Baby Dern: Get A First Look At Laura Dern And Benicio Del Toro In 'The Last Jedi'
As we prepare the opening crawl and fire up the Falcon, we are just months away from the next chapter of the intergalactic powerhouse that is Disney's #StarWars saga. As the pieces of #TheLastJedi come together, we are still left in the dark (side) about what will "Rey-ly" be going on this time around.
You're Taking The Kiss: China Cuts Gay Kiss For Censored 'Alien: Covenant'
Nowadays men can hold hands, share apartments, and maybe even sometimes beds *gasp*, so in 2017, you don't expect the issue of sexuality to be much of a problem in cinema. Shows like Game of Thrones thrive on their sexual promiscuity, while Westworld not only gave us a toothy man on man BJ, but a three-minute orgy. Hollywood is packed with gay stars, while Brokeback Mountain is not just remembered for two men getting it on in a tent, but as a damn good film!
Back To The Futurama: David X. Cohen Promises More 'Futurama' Is Coming
Who didn't love Fox's futuristic answer to The Simpsons in Matt Groening's Futurama? Following the wacky adventures of the Planet Express crew and a dimwitted delivery boy frozen for 1,000 years, Futurama became a staple of fast-paced cartoon foolery in the noughties. As Philip J. Fry awoke in the year 3,000, he was faced with Leela the one-eyed cyclops, alcoholic robot Bender, the squid-like Dr. Zoidberg, and a whole host of other madcap misfits. Undoubtedly the thinking man's version of #TheSimpsons, Futurama's peak was arguably better than America's favorite yellow family.
Giving Us 'A New Hope': 'Han Solo' Sizzle Reel Reportedly Impressed Disney Executives
There is no denying that Disney's upcoming Han Solo anthology film has been in the (star) wars of late, but after a rough week, is the Millennium Falcon finally back on track with a new captain at the helm? After the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller for reportedly turning #HanSolo into some sort of laughing stock comedy, acclaimed director Ron Howard has stepped up to take over. With some last minute scrambling, and filming due to wrap within the next couple of weeks, there has definitely been a disturbance in the Force for our smuggler's standalone adventure.
I Like Big Hutts And I Cannot Lie: Jabba The Hutt Will Play A Major Part In 'Han Solo' Anthology Film
With a week that has been rockier than Luke Skywalker's home on Ach-To, could Disney's troubled Han Solo anthology film finally be set for some good news Hoping to chart the younger days of the galaxy's notorious nerf herder/smuggler, production found itself in a Force choke of fired directors and rumors of the leading star needing some acting lessons.
Who's Your Daddy: 'The Predator' Star Confirms Major Links To The Original Franchise
Prepare to be hunted, because Shane Black's The Predator is coming for you. Part reboot, part sequel, the dreadlocked dangers are back on our screens for the first standalone film since 2010's Predators. While we aren't expecting Arnold Schwarzenegger to pilot a helicopter in for the film's finale and bellow his infamous "choppa" line, it sounds like #ShaneBlack is at least taking the previous films into account.
Not Feeling 'So Low' Anymore: Disney CEO Assures Us 'Han Solo' Isn't Doomed
While Darth Vader himself may find "your lack of faith disturbing," directly quoting the Sith Lord certainly seems apt if you have been reading anything about the troubled Han Solo spin-off of late. With a mad scramble to save whatever dignity the film has left, Kathleen Kennedy and co. are trying to rouse a rogue squadron of talent to rescue the production. It's been a rough week for Lucasfilm: After flying solo without directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Disney also isn't happy with Alden Ehrenreich's performance as the titular lead.
Every Rey of the Week: Colin Trevorrow Reveals Rey as the New Leia in 'Star Wars Episode IX'
Talk about jumping the gun, guys. We may still be six months away from the next installment of the #StarWars franchise and #TheLastJedi, but it hasn't stopped fans leaping into hyperspace and looking ahead to #StarWars9. There is certainly some mega talent behind the scenes of the "new" trilogy, and #ColinTrevorrow will be taking the reins after #JJAbrams and #RianJohnson.