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‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Matt Smith Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013 The Time Of The Doctor

The cast of Star Wars: Episode IX continues to grow more impressive with each and every new announcement.

Following the casting of LOST star Dominic Monaghan comes reports that Doctor Who star Matt Smith will be joining the highly anticipated sequel for a key role. More on the story below.

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‘LOST’ Star Dominic Monaghan Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Dominic Monaghan To Star In Star Wars: Episode IX

Production for Star Wars: Episode IX is already in full swing, but the film is still adding new actors to the cast. LOST actor Dominic Monaghan is the latest addition to the cast. He joins other newcomers, including Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Cast Announced: Carrie Fisher To Appear Using Previous ‘The Force Awakens’ Footage
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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the official cast that will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. And there may be a few surprises for some fans. In addition to the expected return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels have been tapped to reprise their iconic roles. But perhaps the biggest surprise of them all is that Carrie Fisher will appear via older unused footage from The Force Awakens. More on the story below.

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4K Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
4K l Blu-ray l DVD
Director: Rian Johnson
Screenwriter: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13| 152 Minutes
Release Date: March 27, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Blu-ray. So you can bring each and every exciting minute of one of the best Star Wars films home.

Of course, there are so many more things to look forward to than just the movie. There are a ton of extras to dive into. A lot of these extras will explain the creative choices we see in the film, as well as some of the narrative ones. Which may help explain why it is one of the most polarizing Star Wars films to date. So check out what bonus features you will be getting plus a mini review of it all below.

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim Uprising
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Pacific Rim Uprising
Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Screenwriter: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and Adria Arjona, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 111 Minutes
Release Date: March 23, 2018

The first Pacific Rim was more style over substance. Where the film excelled in its visual spectacle, it clearly lacked in strong character development and an engaging narrative. With so much missing, it’s hard to believe that a sequel could ever be greenlit. And yet, here we are, with Pacific Rim Uprising. An unnecessary sequel, that no one asked for, and yet, it’s still so much fun to watch. My full review below.

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Watch: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scene With Finn and Captain Phasma
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finn vs Captain Phasma

The joys of watching a deleted scene are imagining how it could have fit into the film in the first place. Some of the scenes are cut out because of the film’s runtime. Other times they are necessary because of pacing. So there will be plenty of time to figure out why certain scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi ended up on the cutting room floor.

While deleted scenes almost seem like a necessary addition to any DVD, there is one deleted scene from The Last Jedi involving Finn (John Boyega) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) that will have fans questioning why it was cut out and chosen over the scene that made the final theatrical cut. Check it out below, but beware of spoilers ahead.

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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer: These Jaegers Are Ready For IMAX Action
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Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim gets high marks for its giant robot vs Kaiju fun. Though the film was more style than substance, and almost all of it took place in the dark, making it that much harder to see the fights. However, Pacific Rim: Uprising looks like it will take a new direction. The connective tissues of its predecessor are still there. Familiar characters are making a return, and John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father (played by Idris Elba) gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju.

Of course, there are the giant robots and Kaiju. However, the sequel seems to be introducing new elements into the franchise. And one that may present a threat to the Jaeger pilots when another Jaeger appears to them as the opposition. Check out the latest trailer below.

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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Trailer: “It’s Survival Of The Biggest”
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Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising. The film is the sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and sees the world threatened by the towering monsters known as Kaiju once more.

Now it is up to a new team of young Jaeger pilots to take place of the legends that came before them and defend the earth, or else watch it be destroyed. However, based on the trailer, there appears to be a huge twist. Check it out below.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast On What Carrie Fisher and Leia Means To Them
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Rian Johnson Directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a major hit over the weekend, earning over $220 million in the domestic box office. While the film is polarizing, no one can deny the profound impact that Carrie Fisher and her character of Princess Leia had on the immensely popular franchise. Having gone from princess to general, Fisher carved her own mark and defined what it means to be a badass woman. A notion that she had carried with her until her death, and one that has inspired not only her co-stars, but almost every woman on earth.

We had a chance to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the female cast of The Last Jedi about what it meant to them to star alongside Fisher and what they learned from her during the production of the film. Check out what they had to say here below.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: Satisfying & Sad, It’s The “Empire” Of This Legacy Trilogy
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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Empire

The Last Jedi and Empire Strikes Back have things in common.

SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

When last I wrote about Star Wars, it was late 2015. I’d seen a screening of The Force Awakens, and I left the film feeling pumped. It’d been ten years since any of us had seen a Star Wars film on screen, and while 2005’s Revenge of the Sith was probably the very best of the prequel trilogy, I’d left that film somewhat disappointed – it just wasn’t the unqualified space opera tragedy I was looking for.

The Force Awakens, however, ticked off all of the boxes in the theater:

– Fast-paced
– Fresh, new characters
– Surprisingly heart-warming performances
– Suspense
– Fantastic effects
– Action Action Action

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