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Russian Trolls, Bots, and Political Activists To Blame For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash According To Study
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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose and John Boyega is Finn in THE LAST JEDI.

This may be a case of art imitating life. Whenever there is a Russian character in a film, chances are audiences are going to root against them considering that they almost always play a villain. But in reality, they are in the news for a variety of reasons from political interference to technological hacking.

And now it seems, at least according to a new study, they’ve gone one step further by trolling Star Wars: The Last Jedi. More on the story below.

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Rian Johnson To Direct Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ Next; Daniel Craig Will Star
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Rian Johnson To Direct Knives Out Starring Daniel Craig

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson may be developing a new trilogy for a galaxy far far away, but he’s also focusing his attention on a new film.

According to new reports, Johnson will be directing an Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery titled Knives Out. Additionally, it is being reported that James Bond actor Daniel Craig will appear in the film as one of the leads. 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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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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Rian Johnson Explains Knights Of Ren Absence and “New” Jedi Powers In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been taking a lot of heat for the creative liberties he took in the sequel. The film, which took place directly after The Force Awakens didn’t have the narrative luxury some of the other film have, with some sequels having months or years long gaps. This may explain why the Knights of Ren didn’t make an appearance in The Last Jedi. But it doesn’t explain how Johnson came to the decision to have Luke Skywalker Force Project himself from across the galaxy to confront his nephew, Kylo Ren, on the mining planet of Crait.

But the director is now taking the opportunity to explain some of those decisions. One comes down to being unable to due to screen time, while the other, he had to go back to the old “Jedi Texts” to prove such powers exist. Check them all 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’: Director Rian Johnson Kills Your Snoke Theory
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Snoke #2

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released, fans have had time to digest and think about what they have just seen. It also means that there will be some spoiler pieces coming out this week. And we will be covering them as it pertains to the future of the franchise and Episode IX. So fair warning, if you haven’t seen the film yet, there will be spoilers in the following post. So if you haven’t seen it yet, then you might want to avoid this post. But if you have already seen it, and want to know more about Snoke’s role in The Last Jedi, continue reading.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson On Rey’s Parents
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill

Full disclosure, if you haven’t watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this latest article will be full of SPOILERS. It pertains to who Rey’s parents are and how it might have an impact on Episode IX. So again, if you haven’t seen the new movie and have been avoiding social media this past weekend – I should give you a medal for that if you have – then do not continue reading below. But if you have watched it, and are fully interested in where director Rian Johnson takes the franchise, then check out what he had to say 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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Nine Things We Learned At The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Press Conference
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Daisy Ridley as Rey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi immediately follows the events of The Force Awakens, with Rey looking to Luke Skywalker to train her in the ways of the Force, while the Resistance is in shambles as the First Order begins to make major power moves. However, there is still a lot we don’t know about the film. Luckily director Rian Johnson, along with stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis were at a recent press conference to talk as much about the film as they could without spoiling anything.

Geeks of Doom sat down with fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew of the film, and discovered a few interesting things about the relationship between Kylo Ren and General Hux, moving on without Han Solo, and how the theme of “never meeting your hero” plays a role in the film. Check it out below.

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