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All of These GDPR Privacy Policy Emails Have Inspired a Brilliant Meme

If you’ve spent any time checking your email recently, you may have noticed an increase in the already annoyingly high number of emails various websites are sending you. Facebook, Twitter, that one random app you don’t use anymore that still messages you anyway — everybody’s doing it. CNN blames it on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), […]

THE LAST JEDI’s Rian Johnson Learns “Porg” Is Not a Real Word

Director Rian Johnson really lined up everything perfectly with The Last Jedi, which scored Lucasfilm a huge hit. The film was critically acclaimed, smashed box offices around the world, and brought the franchise to new and exciting places. It also introduced Star Wars fans to the latest and greatest adorable creatures in the galaxy far, […]

These LAST JEDI Prints Will Make You the Envy of the Galaxy

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. It doesn’t matter how long until the next film opens. Star Wars fever doesn’t have a season. It can hit anyone at any time without warning. Take Bottleneck Gallery for example. It has been almost four months to the day since the release of The Last […]

Will J.J. Abrams Retcon STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI?

It’s been a few months since Star Wars: The Last Jedi completely destroyed fan theories that Rey was secretly related to the primary characters of the original trilogy. She’s not a Skywalker, or a Solo, or even a Kenobi—she’s simply a young woman whose parents abandoned her on Jakku. But according to Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams […]

J.J. Abrams Originally Had Different Plans for Rey’s Parentage

Director Rian Johnson’s startlingly different vision of the galaxy far, far away has drawn much critique and conversation since the release of The Last Jedi. Among the loudest of the controversies involved Johnson’s radical decision to reveal that Rey’s parents weren’t famous lineage characters, as many had suspected (theories had ranged from Obi-Wan, to Palpatine all the […]

THE LAST JEDI’s Animation Supervisor Dishes on Porgs, Fathiers, and BB-8’s Gender

You may think you know all there is to know about Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s adorable and insanely merchandisable Porgs. But what if everything you know is wrong? For example, it’s a common assumption that the Porgs were created in order to digitally mask the puffins that lived on the island of Skellig Michael. […]

THE LAST JEDI’s Effects Supervisor on How to Drop Bombs and Make Leia Fly in Space

One of the most common questions waged about Star Wars: The Last Jedi involves the opening space battle: How exactly does the process of dropping bombs work in zero gravity, out of orbit? Sure, there were TIE bombers in The Empire Strikes Back as well, but the fact that such a thing exists in Star Wars […]

THE LAST JEDI Blu-ray Doc Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Finn and Phasma’s Battle

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was notable for many reasons. It was the biggest film of the year, it was one of the most controversial, it introduced new uses of the Force into mainstream canon, and it was a film whose production was extensively documented. That means we’ve got multiple incredible behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well as […]

Can INDIANA JONES 5 Unearth Our Love for the Franchise?

Steven Spielberg says filming on Indiana Jones 5 will begin next year, so on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we discussed what can be done to revive the franchise after Kingdom Skull, along with the possibility Rian Johnson would ever be replaced on his own Star Wars trilogy, and if Rick and Morty really might […]

THE LAST JEDI Digital Release Confirms Romantic Tension Between Rey and Kylo Ren

By now, any Star Wars fan has no doubt heard the term “Reylo” thrown around. That is, of course, the couple name for Rey and Kylo Ren, the new trilogy’s opposing Force-users who operate with something of a yin-and-yang relationship. On one side we have Rey, the blue lightsaber-wielding good guy, and on the other we have […]

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