Yep, Han and Leia were definitely either drunk or high when they showed up on Cloud City

Monty Python’s Eric Idle just did an interview with The New York Times in advance of his new memoir, Always Look on The Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography. The chat is filled with insight, heart, and plenty of affable grouchiness, but of particular note is the confirmation of a story that’s long swirled around a…

What Wikipedia views can tell us about how we process celebrity deaths

The death of a celebrity has always been big news, but nowadays it’s maybe best described as all-encompassing. Tributes and thinkpieces flood every site, while your social media feed turns into a battle of competitive grieving. This can be cathartic for some, who, in the wake of the loss, want to immerse themselves in…

Mark Hamill thinks Carrie Fisher should replace Trump on the Walk of Fame 

The late Carrie Fisher was the opposite of Donald Trump in nearly every way—witty, empathetic, self-aware, and, most importantly for the purposes of this particular sentence, unconcerned with having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For as we point out every time this particular piss-stained stretch of Los Angeles…

Star Wars: Episode IX will complete Leia Organa's arc with footage from The Force Awakens

Calming fears of fans worried that she’d be replaced with a CGI avatar a lá Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (more extensively replaced, anyway—a digital version of her 21-year-old self appears briefly at the end of that film), an official casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode IX says that Carrie…

Here are 2 seconds of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, but they’re good, we promise

We have reached the point in what is now an annual Star Wars hype cycle in which microscopic marketing movements are the source of endless scrutiny—details related to packaging, poster placements, publicity itineraries, and so on are all scoured for new outfits, plot points, and lore. In the case of Rogue One, all…

Carrie Fisher apparently sent a cow tongue to a producer who assaulted her friend

Inspired by the people coming forward with stories about Harvey Weinstein, a woman named Heather Ross who works in the movie industry recently sat down with a radio station in Arizona (via Mashable) and shared her own account of a different “Oscar-winning producer” who had sexually assaulted her by climbing on top of…

The Last Jedi looks amazing in a new behind-the-scenes footage reel

Given that one aspect of our jobs here at The A.V. Club is to watch pretty much everything that comes out around major film franchises and figure out, “Is this any good?”, it’s pretty easy to get jaded about the bigger ones. That goes especially hard for Star Wars, a cultural juggernaut that’s been riding its own…

Disney started over on Star Wars: Episode IX after Carrie Fisher’s death

Following Carrie Fisher’s death late last year, it was evident that the final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy was going to have to be altered. And, according to an interview Entertainment Weekly published with series brand manager Kathleen Kennedy last month, the team behind Episode IX drastically shifted…

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