STAR WARS Parody Safety Video Shows the Dangers of Improper Lightsaber Use

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Just about every Star Wars fan has at one point in their life fantasized about what it would be like to own a lightsaber. Sure, they are sleek, dangerous and sophisticated weapons, but like gun ownership, there must be a risk that comes with wielding all that power in your hand.

Thanks to Youtuber Nukazooka we see what situations light saber owners might come across in this hilarious safety video. This may not be the first time you have seen this, it was posted back in September of 2016, but with a new Star Wars movie still fresh on our minds its never too late to revisit classic videos. Enjoy!

There is a 40% chance Apple Could acquire Netflix

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In the last few years there have been some major mergers and acquisitions in the entertainment business, most recently Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox and these mergers are reshaping the industry as a whole. Now analysts are saying there is 40% chance that Apple could purchase mega home streaming service Netflix.

Business Insider reports that Citi analysts have made that prediction based on the recent tax cut bill passed. The analysts ranked potential targets for Apple, Netflix was the company Apple would most likely be interested in. 

Apple has for years struggled to keep up with services like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu this move would make sense for the media giant.

What do you think?  Would you like to see Apple acquire Netflix?  Good or bad? 

GERALD’S GAME Director Wants To Helm The Sequel To Stephen King’s THE SHINING

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Stephen King properties were a hot commodity in 2017, between the remake of It and the Netflix adaptation of Gerald's Game. Now Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, Oculus) is talking about another King-related project he would like to take on, Doctor SleepDoctor Sleep is a sort of sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to a grown-up version of Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel. 

Stephen King released Doctor Sleep in 2013, but it wasn’t very good. Still, The Shining films have taken on such a massive cult following and it seems to be only a matter of time before Hollywood decides to bring Doctor Sleep into theaters. In a recent interview with Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed that the two King adaptations he’d most be interested in making are Lisey’s Story, about an author’s widow, and the Shining sequel Doctor Sleep:

“[T]he ones I’d want to do the most are Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. Lisey’s Story is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?”

Doctor Sleep is set decades after the events of The Shining. The book finds Danny Torrance, all grown-up and dealing with a whole new set of supernatural problems. When the concept of a Shining sequel was announced, fans were initially very excited. But after the book hit shelves it ended up disappointing just about everyone. Here’s the official synopsis of Doctor Sleep:

On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the Stephen King canon.

Despite Doctor Sleep not being King's best work, Flanagan bringing it to the big screen might actually work out well. Gerald’s Game wasn’t one of King’s most popular books either, but Flanagan found a way to make it work. 

This wouldn't be the first time a Shining spin-off was talked about, back in 2013, a prequel film, The Overlook Hotel, was announced, with One Hour Photo filmmaker Mark Romanek attached to direct. That project has been shelved for years, and its very likely we will never see it. 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Will Have the Biggest Action Scene in Franchise History

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There is no doubt one of the most anticipated movies of next year is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The sequel certainly has a lot to live up to considering Jurassic World is the fourth biggest movie of all time worldwide. And if it’s action you’re hoping for, Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona tells Empire the film will have a lot of action and some like we've never seen before:

Fallen Kingdom [starts] with a massive action piece that feels like a James Bond prologue,” he tells us. “And in the centre there is the biggest set-piece ever done for a Jurassic movie.”

It is possible that the “biggest set-piece” he's talking about is the volcano escape scene we see in the trailer. Co-writer Colin Trevorrow has said that everything we see in the trailer takes place during the first hour of the film, so there is a good chance that scene is the last big action scene revealed in that preview. There is also a chance that Universal is holding back footage to save the best stuff for audiences when its finally released.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Cast Photo From STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE Goes Viral 18 Years After Being Taken

Even though most Star Wars fans agree that Episode I: The Phantom Menace is the worst Star Wars prequel film, it still holds a special place in all of our hearts, mostly because it symbolizes the rebirth of a saga that we all love. Now a promotional cast photo from 1999 film has resurfaced on Reddit, and it's giving the 18-year-old photo a second life.

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The photo shows the film's core actors Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn), Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala) and Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker).

A lot has changed in the Star Wars galaxy since this photo was taken, including 2 more prequel films, an animated movie, two animated series, and 3 (soon to be 4) Disney-era films. A standalone Obi-Wan movie is in development from Disney-owned Lucasfilm, and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been tapped to develop a whole new trilogy. WOW!

It's still fun to see things from this time period, when Star Wars excitement was on the rise as a new trilogy was coming and the hope that it would be something great! Little did we know...

Ridley Scott Proves He Is One of Hollywood’s Elite Directors with ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD – One Minute Movie Review

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We all know the drama that happened behind the scenes of Ridley Scott's latest film All The Money In The World. But despite all the last minute changes, reshooting scenes and replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, not only did Scott deliver the film on time, he brought us one of his best films in years.

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George Lucas Admits He “May Have Gone Too Far” After Screening PHANTOM MENACE

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Until recently, most Star Wars fans generally agreed that Episode I: The Phantom Menace is the worst film in the entire saga. And even George Lucas himself was not thrilled after seeing a rough cut of prequel film. Lucas was so bothered by the climax of the film, he admitted to the small screening room he "may have gone too far in a few places." 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has divided fans, but it continues to dominate the box office, THR recently took a look back at a making-of featurette that was included on The Phantom Menace DVDwhich showed Lucas, in part... had a bad feeling about this. 

Critics bashed the film which holds a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, and most fans were also disappointed in the final product. One of the biggest complaints, besides Jar Jar, was the underwhelming climax of the film. The funny thing is that it turns out Lucas and the crew had the very same reaction. But, by the time the time they realized it, it was too late, according to the footage on the DVD special feature. 

"It's a little disjointed," Lucas says after the screening ends. "It's bold in terms of jerking people around. I may have gone too far in a few places." 

Film editor Ben Burtt adds to Lucas' comments in regards to the pacing and tone of the scenes cut together, which include a lightsaber fight that leads to the death of Qui-Gon Jinn; Queen Amidala and troops escaping; and Jar Jar clumsily blasting battle droids on the ground.

"In a space of about 90 seconds, you go from lamenting the death of a hero to escape to slightly comedic with Jar Jar to Anakin returning... It's a lot in a very short time."  

Lucas seemed to agree, but said it was too late to make cuts. The behind-the-scenes footage shows producer Rick McCallum sitting in silence, just staring at the screen with his hand over his mouth. Lucas said:

"It boggles the mind. I have thought about this quite a bit, and the tricky part is you almost can't take any of those pieces out of it now, because each one takes you to the next place. And you can't jump because you don't know where you are."

The footage in the small theater ends and the camera starts rolling in a kitchen as Lucas, Burtt and McCallum have what seems like a slightly heated exchange. 

"I do a particular kind of movie of which this is consistent. But it is a very hard movie to follow. But, at the same time, I have done it a little more extremely than I have done it in the past. It's stylistically designed to be that way, and you can't undo that, but we can diminish the affects of it. We can slow it down a little bit, so if it's intense for us, a regular person is going to go nuts." 

Here is the featurette. The screening portion starts at the 54:42

You Won’t See Denis Villeneuve’s 4-Hour Edit of BLADE RUNNER 2049

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Despite an underwhelming box office performance Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049 brought back many of the themes that Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic Blade Runner did. Possibly the total running time of the film was something that kept audiences away? But in a new interview with ScreenCrush, Villeneuve confirms that he stands by the length of the final theatrical cut because the movie could have been a lot longer.

At a total running time of 2 hours and 44 minutes, many parts of the film did feel like something was missing so additional scenes could have been beneficial. Only a few weeks after the film was released there were rumors of a four-hour original cut of Blade Runner 2049, but those rumors never made it past the editing room. Villeneuve says that the four-hour cut will never leave that room either:

[Laughs] …The thing is, it’s true that the first cut was four hours and at one point we were like, “Okay, do we go to the producer and release it in two?” But let’s say the idea of the movie being in two parts didn’t get out of the editing room. [Laughs] No, the best incarnation of the movie is what is in the theater. What was striking is that the four-hour cut was quite strong. But personally I prefer the one that is in the theater because it’s more elegant, I would say. But there are some scenes that were like [makes boosh sound]. Quite strong.

Villeneuve was never pressured from Alcon Entertainment to cut down the run time, he decided on his own to cut out nearly half of the movie.

“I think four hours was too self-indulgent. And it’s a strange conversation because we’re talking about Blade Runner, so people want to know if there are other kinds of cuts. It’s [that way] in all movies; there’s always a long cut at the beginning. The first cut is always long, and it’s a process and a lot of editing.”

Villeneuve didn’t blame the length of his final cut for poor box office results, though he did wonder if audiences were intimidated by both its length and subject matter. He said:

"People are maybe afraid of the film because it’s long and supposed to be a puzzle."

What do you think? WOuld you like to have seen the four hour cut of the film see the light of day?

Matt Damon Really Enjoyed His Cameo In THOR: RAGNAROK

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Before Thor: Ragnarok was released there were rumors that Matt Damon had snuck in a role, and once the MCU film hit theaters it was quite obvious that fans weren’t disappointed by Damon’s comedy timing. The actor told Collider that he thought his part in Ragnarok was hilarious and discussed what brought him to the movie.

During the interview Damon was asked if he had always wanted to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or if his Ragnarok appearance was a spur of the moment thing:

“Chris just called me up, and Taika called me up, and I’m friends with those guys. They pitched me the idea and I just thought it was hysterical, the idea of basically an intergalactic community theater actor kind of living out Tom Hiddleston’s character’s fantasy. I just thought it was just a great, funny bit, and very easy to do. Those guys were a lot of fun, and Taika runs a really fun set. It was a light lift for me.”

The scene in question was near the beginning of the film where he played an Asgardian actor portraying Loki along with Sam Neill as Odin, Luke Hemsworth as Thor. But now that Damon has had the small part in Ragnarok it pretty much rules him out of playing any of the big heroes or villains in the future of the MCU. 

Damon added that Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth were on set during their day of shooting, and seemed to enjoy the scene just as much as the audiences did:

“Tom was right there, and Chris was there, and we were all having a good laugh.”

Director Taika Waititi promised a fun third installment to the Thor saga. Damon wasn't the only actor to bring the laughs, there were other brilliant comedy performances from stars like Jeff Goldblum and Hemsworth. One might even argue that Ragnarok has set a precedent for how Marvel movies should be made moving forward. 

What did you guys think of Damon's cameo, was it a nice addition or was it too distracting?

There’s No Gamble With MOLLY’S GAME, its a Winning Hand Of A Movie – One Minute Movie Review

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Academy Award-Winning writer Aaron Sorkin takes the directors chair for the first time to tell the incredible true story of LA's Poker Princess in Molly's Game. Jessica Chastain stars in a role that could very well score her a Golden Globe and perhaps an Oscar. From aspiring Olympic skier to illegal gambling mogul, the story of Molly Bloom will both inspire and leave you amazed.

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