Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Image: Lucasfilm Just as we’re about to get a new Star Wars show in the form of andor—the second of three shows this year, if you need reminding—the movie side of the franchise took another noticeable hit. rogue squadron, a film originally planned to be directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins for a December 2023 … Read more

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

screenshot: Downfall (2004) There’s a reason books about Hitler consistently outsell books about Churchill. As long as it’s kept at arm’s length, abstracted into words or images, and not in our faces or in our houses, andvile is way more compelling than good. These 10 people are among the worst humans in history—merciless despots, ruthless … Read more

Do They Love Star Wars So Much It’s Bad?

JJ Abrams directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Image: Lucasfilm One of the biggest shifts in Star Wars history happened when the fans got control. That’s not how history would phrase it, but after Disney purchased the franchise, it was the first time people who grew up loving the films were finally given a chance to … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | live updates

LONDON — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has competed a procession at walking pace through central London and is bound in a hearse for her final resting place at Windsor Castle. After being pulled more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Westminster Abbey on a gun carriage by 142 Royal Navy sailors, the coffin … Read more

‘House of the Dragon’ brings another brutal wedding to the ‘GoT’ world

Ah, weddings – a time for love, and if you live in the “Game of Thrones” or “House of the Dragon” world, a time for carnage and death. [Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 5 of “House of the Dragon.”] In the fifth episode of the “GoT” spinoff “House of the Dragon” (Sundays at 9 pm … Read more

Moonage Daydream’s Brett Morgen on being a student of Bowie

Brett Morgen Image: NEON, photo: LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images After seven years spent digging into archives, searching through mounds of recordings, and viewing untold hours of footage, Brett Morgen managed to pull together the dazzling moonage daydream—the first and only film about David Bowie to be approved by the late artist’s state. Despite its … Read more

Rogue One’s Gary Whitta on His Unconventional New Sci-Fi Gundog

This fall, from the writer of Rogue One, The Book of Eliand After Earth, a brand new sci-fi adventure is on the way. Set in a future where Earth has been conquered by giant alien mechs, a young woman finds a map that might hold the key to saving humanity. Sounds cool, right? Well, it’s … Read more

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front has a new full-color version, bringing the classic book to life—and showing an even more devastating view of the harrowing realities of the Great War. Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran and journalist, wrote the 1928 book and was forced into exile in Switzerland for criticizing the war and … Read more

Inside Brendan Fraser’s comeback, after years of Hollywood snubs

Things may not be over until the fat lady sings — but, for Brendan Fraser, playing a 600-pound man is a whole new beginning. When the movie premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 4, audience members were so moved that they gave Fraser a six-minute-long standing ovation and brought the actor … Read more

EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why?

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted him. Kelly co-defendant and longtime business manager Derrel McDavid was also acquitted … Read more