The Mouse Droid From STAR WARS is Finally Getting a Remote Controlled Toy

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I have no idea why it took this long to get a remote controlled Mouse Droid from Star Wars, but I guess it's better late than never. I've always wanted something like this and now the fans can have it!

The Mouse Droid will be available to purchase sometime in mid-December at select locations at Disneyland and Disney World. I'm sure you'll be able to to buy it online as well, but that hasn't been specified. 

Here's the clip from the movie where the droid is introduced. I hope the new toy makes the same sounds!

Source: Disney Parks blog

Awesome Speedster Jackets Inspired By THE FLASH

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If you're a fan of the costumes worn by the many speedsters introduced in CW's The Flash series, you're going to love this line of themed leather jackets from FJackets.com. The jackets you see here were inspired by Barry Allen's Flash, The Reverse Flash, Zoom, and Jay Garrick. Most of the designs are pretty spot on and beautifully crafted. I'd have to say my favorite is the Zoom jacket. My least favorite is Barry Allen's Flash jacket because the logo just doesn't seem to work for it. It's too big. 

FJackets has a few other variations of Flash jackets coming that will include Kid Flash and The Rival. They'll even offer a jacket based on the upcoming Justice League Flash design. If you're interested in purchasing one of these, click here.

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Witness The Power of This Death Star Popcorn Maker

I don't know if it's because the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story centers on the rebels stealing the Death Star plans, but that giant space station/weapon seems to be getting a lot of love these days. In the last year alone, we've seen a toaster, a paper lantern, a grill, a fire pit, a LEGO build, and a Bluetooth speaker based on the Death Star, and now there's a new one added into the mix.

Amazon is selling a Death Star-themed popcorn maker that uses hot air to pop its corn, and the top half of the space station doubles as a bowl from which to eat your newly-popped snack. You can pick up this sucker for $49.99, and just imagine each kernel is a different planet exploding as it pops.

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The Junto Presents: Ep. 1 — My Rifle, My Pony, and Me

Join us at Franklin Manor, home to "The Junto," a social club in the classic style where adventures, mystics, and other unique individuals gather to socialize and conduct their private business. Club historians Dave Parkin and Rob Gibbs offer a glimpse into this strange and wonderful world as they share archived stories submitted by club members over the centuries. Listen on PodTyrant

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Donald Glover Officially Cast as Lando Calrissian in HAN SOLO Film!

It has officially been announced that Donald Glover of Community, The Martian, and Atlanta has been cast in the role of Lando Calrissian in the untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie! The news came straight from the official Star Wars Twitter feed:

The casting couldn't be more perfect. The rumor of his possible casting broke back in August and fans were thrilled at the possibility of seeing the actor play the character. Well, now it's all official and we are actually going to get to see Glover as Calrissian! How freakin' cool is that! I have no doubt he'll offer fans a great fun take on the character made famous by Billy Dee Williams.

Glover will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who was already cast in the role of Han Solo. Both of these iconic characters are being played by very talented individuals and I'm so excited to see what adventure is in store for them! The press release offers the following details:

This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld -- years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.

Director's Phil Lord and Chris Miller released the following statement:

“We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations.  Also, we'd like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

The movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. Are you excited to hear that Glover will be playing Lando?

Fascinating Documentary on THE NEVERENDING STORY Features Cool Behind-The-Scenes Footage

The classic 1984 film The NeverEnding Story was one of the greatest and most imaginative movies that I saw as a kid. I freakin' love that movie! I know a lot of you have a love for it as well, and I've got something really cool for you to watch today! 

This is a documentary for The NeverEnding Story and it's absolutely fascinating. The whole thing is in German but there are English subtitles. The greatest thing about the doc is all of the incredibly fun behind-the-scenes footage you get to see of the film being shot. That's what makes this worth the watch, and I promise it's worth it.

(Don't forget to listen to the episode of The Not Just New Movies podcast that includes a review of the film, too.)

Leonardo DiCaprio Lines Up Another Biopic; Will Play The Music Producer Who Launched Elvis, Johnny Cash, and More

Leonardo DiCaprio has portrayed Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, Hugh Glass, Jordan Belfort, and Frank Abagnale Jr., but he's not done playing real people on the big screen just yet.

Deadline reports that on the heels of the announcement that the recent Oscar winner is gearing up to star in Truevine, DiCaprio is also looking to play famed music producer Sam Phillips in a new movie for Paramount Pictures. The studio just purchased the rights to a book called Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll, and DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions is developing the film adaptation and looking for a writer and director to come on board.

Phillips was the man behind Sun Records, and is described like this in the book:

The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day.

Dallas Roberts played Phillips opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line, which you can see in this scene:

No timetable yet for this one, but DiCaprio is now deciding between this, Truevine, and The Devil in the White City as his next project, so we'll hopefully be hearing an update about his decision soon.

Matthew Perry Explains How M. Night Shyamalan Gave Him a Crazy Twist in Real Life

"What a twist!" It's a phrase synonymous with M. Night Shyamalan, and apparently not just indicative of his films. Matthew Perry was a guest on Graham Norton when he shared a hilarious story about a meeting with the director, and the plot twist is so great, only Shyamalan himself could have written it. I won't spoil it for you because Perry tells the story so well! On a side note, he seems like a completely different person than who he played on Friends. I suppose that's true with most actors, but it's almost a little jarring to see him not acting like Chandler.

Second side note: this interview is from January, but it's just now gaining some traction on Reddit so that's why you're seeing it today! Enjoy.