And wouldn’t it be great if we could. (Except for Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. I enjoyed that.) The hilarious folks over at Screen Junkies have done it again, giving us yet another fantastic honest trailer, this time focusing on Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. You might be wondering, “How do you make an honest trailer for a movie that hasn’t come out yet?” Well don’t worry, Screen Junkies figured it out by making an honest teaser. And basically, they’re saying everything you were thinking while watching the trailer the first time around. More »
If this sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it was the plot of the 2009 movie Fanboys. But this time, it’s real life. One Star Wars fan is hoping to see Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens before it’s actual release date, because he doesn’t know if he’ll make it to the release date. 32-year-old Daniel Fleetwood “is suffering from a connective tissue cancer called spindle cell sarcoma” and was given only two months to live back in July. Daniel says he’s been a Star Wars fan since he was 8 or 9, and as he told Houston’s KPRC-TV, “Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don’t think that I’ll be able to make it.” Luckily, Daniel has got some major Force power on his side. More »
With Halloween officially over, it’s time to gear up for the holidays! It’s November, so what better way to get excited about Christmas than to check out ABC’s “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” list! That’s right, we aren’t the only ones who are super excited about the most magical time of year. ABC Family’s holiday-themed marathon kicks off on Dec. 1 and goes until Christmas Day (of course), and this year’s movies are just perfect. More »
The trailer for the upcoming Don Verdean has left me rolling on the floor. From duo Jared and Jerusha Hess, the creators of Napoleon Dynamite, the story centers on an archaeologist, Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell), famous for excavating Biblical artifacts. He is approached by a pastor (Danny McBride), who wants to get the upper hand on a rival pastor (Will Forte), and asks Verdean to find Goliath’s skull in Israel. Just watch the antics above! Don Verdean also stars Amy Ryan, as Verdean’s assistant, and the hilarious Jermaine Clement, as a Holy Land guide. Honestly, you had me at Sam Rockwell, who I’ve loved in comedy since Galaxy Quest. Let’s just hope that not all the best parts are in the trailer.
So, Interview magazine did the coolest thing ever and got Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, to speak to Daisy Ridley about her new role as Rey! And Star Wars‘ first heroine had some stern advice for the franchise’s newest female star. Basically, Carrie doesn’t want the 23-year-old making the same mistakes that she made when taking on the role of Princess Leia. The conversation began when Daisy called the legendary actress a sex symbol, and she clearly seemed offended.
Once a diva, always a diva
Mariah Carey is not afraid to admit that she’s a diva, and we kind of love her for that. She is starring and directing in the new Hallmark Channel movie, A Christmas Melody, airing in December, and spilled some details about her diva ways on set. As you can imagine, no matter who she’s dealing with, the singer reveals she’ll never stop her famously glamorous ways! More »
So much Adele awesomeness today. The first of it is coming to us from James Corden and Billy Eichner, who joined forces on The Late Late Show for the only parody of Adele’s “Hello” worth listening to: a Star Wars/Halloween mashup affectionally called “A Lonely Halloween”. In it we learn that James and Billy used to dress up as Chewbacca and Han Solo to go trick-or-treating, but now, well, I’ll let the lyrics tell you what’s happened between them. More »
What in this world is better than Sally Field? That’s right, nothing. We’ve been missing the Forrest Gump star who hasn’t been on the big screen since she played Aunt May The Amazing Spider Man 2–and that was just a side role. Well there’s good news, Sally is back in the upcoming flick, Hello, My Name Is Doris. The movie is directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer, duh), and has a super cool cast including Max Greenfield of New Girl, Beth Behrs of Two Broke Girls, Natasha Lyonne, and Jack Antonoff.
The film, which played at SXSW this year, features Sally Field as Doris, an older woman living in the past who’s whole life seems to change when she meets the sexy and confident John (Max) at her job, and is embraced by him and his friends. It’s rare that we get movies about the sexuality of older women (or movies about older women at all, for that matter). More »
This is bizarre. After director Quentin Tarantino took park in an anti-police brutality rally in New York City, officers in The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police released a statement, teaming up with New York and Los Angeles Police in their Tarantino movie boycott. The statement, written by the organization’s president, John McNesby, said, “Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police. Mr. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; he in turn also hates cops.” More »
Oh Stephen, you so smaht. Stephen Colbert says that despite his friendship with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, was told nothing about about the film, who’s trailer was released last week. Colbert watched the trailer and was all chill about it like, “It was pretty good. This was a 10-second, slow fade teaser. None of that B.S. This was a real trailer.” So despite his good friend J.J.’s secrecy, Colbert decided to take it upon himself to speculate the ending of the film last night on his show, The Late Show. More »