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New Star Wars Cut Removes All the Men: Critics Say Movie Was Too Boring with All of the 'Peace'
Los Angeles, CA—The Star Wars franchise has spanned over 40 years. There have been ups and downs for the series, and fans have had tough moments with some of the materials (Midichlorians, anyone?).
Expect More than the Unexpected at the 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
It's almost—no, could it be? A dimension as vast as space and infinite as timelessness. It's the only known setting that actually beckons randomized oddities, without a single isotope of negative cynicism.
Is the Matrix Real?
The movie that came out in 1999 written by The Wachowski Brothers (now The Wachowskis), starring Keanu Reeves blew our mind with their plot about how the world is computer generated—and how the group of people who are awakened from the world try and fight it.
10 Predictions from the Year 1900 That Exist Today
Fortune tellers and telepathy have often been treated with very little regard in our modern day society. To be able to see into the future or to know what will happen in the coming days is almost a novelty to say the least. As much as humans may or may not crave a hint of what is to come, not all of our predictions have failed. Take civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins who, in the year 1900, wrote, researched and predicted 29 changes that humanity would make in the 100 years to come (You can read the entire list
6 Must-See Anime If You're a 'Ghost in the Shell' Fan
Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell takes place in the future where crime happens not only offline, but also online as well. For over the course of 20 years, the series has spawned spin-offs, movies and tons of merchandise.
What Was the Point of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi?'
Walking out of the theater into the cold New York night, I found myself repeatedly asking my friends, “Well what was the point?” The Last Jedi was unlike any Star Wars film I had seen before, and for the first time, I wasn’t reminiscing about the space battles, clash of lightsabers, or Chewie’s mighty roar. I was left with a profound sense that what we had just seen was not about these things. It was not about giving me the Star Wars that I had grown accustomed to. This is fine. Star Wars is not the franchise it once was. It is not helmed by a single man with unlimited power. After seeing The Force Awakens, my view of the great saga had shifted to fit the new message that Disney, not J.J. Abrams or Lawrence Kasdan, was sending me. Star Wars has joined their dark side. From now on, fan service will play a large role in the saga. This was refuted when I saw Rogue One, and again upon hearing the next Star Wars story would be following Han, and the next Obi-Wan. To be fair, I really adored TFA and have watched it numerous times. While it was not a brave film, it was clean. It had so much riding on it. While it will never compare to its several-decades-old predecessors, it will always be an enjoyable ride. But I was left disappointed, feeling that this trilogy was going to feel all too familiar. As it turns out, I was wrong.
'Doctor Who': "Twice Upon A Time" Review
Warning: Potential spoilers for the episode below. “It's the end but the moment has been prepared for.” Those words spoken by Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor on the brink of his regeneration more than three decades ago could also be applied to this year's Christmas special. It's safe to say expectations were high thanks to the announcement of Peter Capaldi exiting the series alongside showrunner Steven Moffat, Jodie Whittaker taking over as the first female Doctor, and then the return of David Bradley playing the role of the very First Doctor (Bradley had previously played actor William Hartnell, who originated the role, in 2013's "An Adventure In Space And Time"). So did "Twice Upon A Time" live up to those expectations or did it crash and burn?
Is Rey's Parentage Finally Explained in 'The Last Jedi'?
*Spoilers* The Last Jedi tried to basically solve a lot of things, one way or the other. Some startling truths and some not so gentle breaking away of the standards of the old trilogy. But there was one question that had plagued every fan of the Force Awakens. And that was who is Rey and where does she come from? In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren tells Rey that she has known all along and they were junk traders that sold her off for some drug money and basically ran off and died and were buried in unmarked graves on Jakku. This would be a great thing because it shows anyone from the galaxy could be a hero, not just of a particular family legacy (read: Skywalker). But were they really? Is Rey's origin story really that much of a non issue in the trilogy? Or is there some darker origin we do not know? Here are five reasons why this was not the case...
The People vs. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Well…you just had to want different, didn’t you? You just had to call The Force Awakens predictable and formulaic? It seems Rian Johnson was listening and said fair enough everyone, not-your-father’s Star Wars it is, then. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is what you deserve.
'Doctor Who': Reacquaint Yourself With A Few Classic Characters Before They Appear In This Year's Christmas Special
Whovians are now just weeks away from the premiere of this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, 'Twice Upon A Time'. The special is sure to be memorable for a number of reasons. It will be a multi-Doctor adventure, and The Twelfth Doctor will regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor, the first female incarnation of the character, to be played by Jodie Whittaker.
As It Appears
Living in an institution all her life, Eve has no reason to believe things are more than they appear as her day continues, though things are definitely changing...
Boba Fett's Son & 4 Other Theories About Benicio Del Toro's Character In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
We may have less than a year to go until The Last Jedi hits our theaters, but its plot is as shrouded in secrecy as the dark side itself. Apart from the odd snippet gleaned from promotional material and interviews, we can only speculate about what lies ahead for Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaacs).