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The story behind the porgs, the new stars of “Star Wars” – The Denver Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

“The Last Jedi” introduces the porg (right), with Chewbacca. By Michael Cavna, The Washington Post Just in time for the holidays, the porgs are having their moment in the Ahch-To sun. This week’s release of the latest “Last Jedi” trailer lets us hear just what a screaming space porg sounds like — as we see the furry critter riding in the Millennium Falcon with the “walking carpet” that is Chewbacca. That…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Most Recent Trailer Tops Its First With 120M+ Views – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Monday night earned 120.1M views worldwide. Per the studio, that’s 29.1 million more views than for the film’s first teaser released at Star Wars Celebration in April, and there are 242,000 (and counting) Twitter posts surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week. RelishMix reports that YouTube views for The Last Jedi are at 24M-plus over past two days and that they’re outpacing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens over same period with 21.8M, Spider-Man…

Roy Price Suspended from Amazon After Sexual Assault Allegations … – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Update (October 12, 2017, 8:45 p.m.): Amazon said in a statement that Price is “on leave of absence effective immediately.“ In addition the company announced plans to “ [review] our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co.” The original story continues below. A Wall Street Journal story published last week revealed that Amazon Studio chief Roy Price had retained the legal services of Lisa Bloom, who, at…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Most Recent Trailer Tops Its First With 120M+ Views – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Monday night earned 120.1M views worldwide. Per the studio, that’s 29.1 million more views than for the film’s first teaser released at Star Wars Celebration in April, and there are 242,000 (and counting) Twitter posts surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week. RelishMix reports that YouTube views for The Last Jedi are at 24M-plus over past two days and that they’re outpacing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens over same period with 21.8M, Spider-Man…

These Are the Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment and Assault – Vanity Fair

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Since The New York Times published its first explosive report about Harvey Weinstein, 30 women and counting have stepped forward with allegations about his sexual misconduct. Many of their allegations are similar: they say that Weinstein invited them to a private room, where he either asked for a naked massage or sexually assaulted them. The majority of the time, Weinstein’s alleged targets were young, aspiring actresses—whom he reportedly preyed upon…

Will the Marvel Movies Timeline Ever Make Sense? – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

All Images: Marvel The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t handled its own timeline very well, and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming somehow managed to convolute it even further. Now, Infinity War is on the horizon, bringing in more of the MCU characters together than ever before. But the timeline is nowhere close to being put on the right path, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige still doesn’t have a clear answer of how…

The Lego Ninjago Movie review: bamboozlingly inept – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dirs: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan. Cast: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Jackie Chan (voices). U cert, 101 mins When word got out six years ago about the coming of The Lego Movie, a cloud of anxiousness began to form around the project. Those beloved plastic bricks deserved better than a feature-length, weaponised toy advert – and mercifully, miraculously, better…

The focus on diversity gained momentum at this year’s New York Comic Con – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

2017’s entertainment has suggested some marginal progress in diversity, with an increasing trend toward film, TV shows, and anime telling the stories of marginalized groups. There’s growing awareness of how representation affects entertainment, which has lead to, for instance, the whitewashing discussions about Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, or Ed Skrein’s decision to turn down a role in Hellboy, once he learned the character was meant to be…

The focus on diversity gained momentum at this year’s New York Comic Con – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

2017’s entertainment has suggested some marginal progress in diversity, with an increasing trend toward film, TV shows, and anime telling the stories of marginalized groups. There’s growing awareness of how representation affects entertainment, which has lead to, for instance, the whitewashing discussions about Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, or Ed Skrein’s decision to turn down a role in Hellboy, once he learned the character was meant to be…

Marvel will release an official timeline for MCU after Spider-Man: Homecoming fiasco – Polygon

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Remember when Spider-Man: Homecoming came out this summer and a few people (Polygon included) pointed out that the film broke the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) timeline? So does Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige. Feige told CinemaBlend that after people kept pointing out the believed inaccuracies with the current MCU timeline, he wanted to set the record straight. Feige reiterated, as he’s done in past interviews, that with the exception of…

Marvel Postpones Opening of Busan Experience – Variety

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

BUSAN — The Marvel Experience Busan that was set to open on Oct. 12, coinciding with the beginning of the Busan Film Festival, has been postponed to Oct. 26. It will now run through Jan. 31, 2018. The Marvel Experience rights holders, Los Angeles-based Hero Ventures, signed a deal for South Korea with holding company Hans Holdings, the company that also owns local distributor WAW Pictures. No explanation was offered…

Star Wars’ Scribes Discuss Writing for Iconic Franchise at Comic Con – Space.com

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

NEW YORK — The writers who fill out the “Star Wars” universe with novels, short stories and children’s books gathered Oct. 6 at New York Comic Con to discuss what it’s like to write for the iconic series. The “Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!” panel on Oct. 6, hosted by Lucasfilm Publishing, presented 12 writers, including Ben Acker, Christian Blauvelt, Delilah Dawson, Claudia Gray, Elizabeth…

Star Wars: in defence of Ewoks and Porgs – Den of Geek UK

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

They helped bring down the Empire, but for some, they helped ruin an entire franchise. When Return Of The Jedi arrived in 1983, its cuddly, mischievous Ewoks immediately divided opinion among Star Wars fans: for some, George Lucas’ space opera ended not with a bang, but with a bunch of spear-waving teddy bears frolicking about in a forest. Almost 35 years later, and it might seem as though history’s about…

Tickets for The Void’s Star Wars VR adventure are now on sale – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Earlier this year, virtual reality company The Void announced that it was partnering with ILMxLab to create a new VR adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Today, it revealed an early glimpse at what that experience will look like — and tickets are now on sale. In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, groups of four participants will assume the role of Rebels going undercover to infiltrate an Imperial…

Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel’s Hulk – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel’s big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies. Hulk, the muscle-bound, larger-than-life green alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, appears in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok,” out in U.S. theaters on Nov. 3, as a gladiator trapped on a…

Here’s the trailer for the new Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney parks – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Star Wars VR is going to Disneyland. Well, sort of. It’s going to the area just outside Disneyland — Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Disney Springs (next to Disney World in Orlando). As we noted in August, Lucasfilm has been working with VR startup The Void on a huge, room-wide virtual reality experience called “Secrets of the Empire” that would exist only at various dedicated locations. They just released a…

Star Wars’ Scribes Discuss Writing for Iconic Franchise at Comic Con – Space.com

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

NEW YORK — The writers who fill out the “Star Wars” universe with novels, short stories and children’s books gathered Oct. 6 at New York Comic Con to discuss what it’s like to write for the iconic series. The “Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!” panel on Oct. 6, hosted by Lucasfilm Publishing, presented 12 writers, including Ben Acker, Christian Blauvelt, Delilah Dawson, Claudia Gray, Elizabeth…

Tickets for The Void’s Star Wars VR adventure are now on sale – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Earlier this year, virtual reality company The Void announced that it was partnering with ILMxLab to create a new VR adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Today, it revealed an early glimpse at what that experience will look like — and tickets are now on sale. In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, groups of four participants will assume the role of Rebels going undercover to infiltrate an Imperial…

Star Wars’ Scribes Discuss Writing for Iconic Franchise at Comic Con – Space.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NEW YORK — The writers who fill out the “Star Wars” universe with novels, short stories and children’s books gathered Oct. 6 at New York Comic Con to discuss what it’s like to write for the iconic series. The “Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!” panel on Oct. 6, hosted by Lucasfilm Publishing, presented 12 writers, including Ben Acker, Christian Blauvelt, Delilah Dawson, Claudia Gray, Elizabeth…