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This Star Wars Documentary on Sound in The Last Jedi Is Delightful

Sounds are the unheralded heroes of movies. They flutter into your eardrums without you even realizing it, and become as crucial a part of the experience as anything else. And nowhere is that truer than in Star Wars, where the sound department has to create sounds for things we’ve never seen before. Read More >>

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These Black Panther Movie Moments Were Ripped Right Out of the Comics

Because the Black Panther has been kicking ass and taking names in Marvel’s comics for over 50 years, it was inevitable that more than a handful of iconic moments from the books would make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More >>

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Jessica Chastain May Actually Get to Play Beverly in It: Chapter Two

What first sounded like fan speculation may actually come to fruition. Variety reports that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the older version of Beverly in It: Chapter Two. Read More >>

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Danny Boyle is the Top Choice to Direct the Next James Bond Movie

With its late 2019 release date getting closer and closer, the latest James Bond film is still without a director. However, a new report suggests producers have one name at the top of their list. Read More >>

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US Government Science Site Becomes Prime Real Estate for Fake Movie Pirates 

The US National Center for Biotechnology Information website is an invaluable resource for finding scientific studies and papers. Recently, it also became a promotional vector for a potential phishing site offering pirated movie streams. Read More >>

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Watch Ryan Coogler Break Down Black Panther’s Stunning Casino Fight

Amongst its other virtues, it’s impressive how cleanly and beautifully shot Black Panther’s fight scenes are. In a new video, director Ryan Coogler breaks down the work that went into one of the film’s best. Read More >>

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Home Release Includes Rian Johnson Explaining the Bonus Features

Good news! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting a digital and Blu-ray release next month. Even better news: there’s a ton of deleted scenes included, complete with commentary from director and resident explainer-in-chief, Rian Johnson. Read More >>

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One Former Blade Runner Star Wasn’t Impressed With Blade Runner 2049

When Blade Runner 2049 offered an extended stay in the universe created by Ridley Scott’s original, most of the major players from the original returned in some form or another. The most important character who didn’t is Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty, which is just as well, considering what Hauer thinks of the film. Read More >>

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When Black Panther 2 Happens, It Needs To Feature This Unused Character Concept

Sure, T’Challa is a great Black Panther, but what if we saw someone else in the suit? Read More >>

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A Toy Design Actually Forced a Change to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars and toys have gone hand in hand ever since the franchise kicked off four decades ago. But usually, it’s the movies dictating what we see on store shelves—not the other way round. But in one particularly odd case, it ended up being that way for The Last Jedi. Read More >>

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Black Panther Subtly Reveals Wales is an Independent Nation in the MCU

In the real world the UK is still a combination of four different countries, despite the fact that there are political groups out there who would very much like to separate Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland from England. In the real world that doesn't look to be changing in the near future, but real life is not fiction. In fiction things are very different, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is no exception because it seems as though Wales is an independent country. Read More >>

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A Half-Remembered Retelling Makes This Star Wars Fan Film Special

There isn’t a lot of writing in the Star Wars universe. Stories seem to mostly be passed along via oral culture—one person telling a story to another, with all the foibles and forgetfulness personal retellings entail. This Star Wars fan film captures all the fun, and all the forgetfulness, of a good retelling. Read More >>

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This Featurette Takes a Close Look at Black Panther’s Stunning Score

The music for Black Panther is something else. A synthesis of big-budget film orchestration and African-inspired instrumentation, it’s as compelling a creation as the film itself. In this featurette, its composer shows the process that gave it birth. Read More >>

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The Books Tied to Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Provide Crucial Connections

A list of books coming out tied to Solo: A Star Wars Story will explore Han’s childhood, future wives, relationship with Lando, his son Ben and more. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Black Panther Didn’t Include a Certain Major Marvel Connection

Black Panther is now in cinemas and it’s great. Like, really great. And one of the best things about it is you don’t need to be super familiar with Marvel’s 17 previous movies to enjoy it. It totally works on its own. However, if you are familiar with those movies, maybe you walked out of the cinema with a question. Read More >>