The Last Jedi locates that middle-chapter, Empire Strikes Back mojo

Early into The Last Jedi, the zippy, operatic, and occasionally exhilarating new Star Wars movie, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) smashes his helmet into pieces. It’s chiefly a symbolic act: Kylo, who established his volcanic temper as the formidable new heavy of The Force Awakens, is determined to “let the past die”—to emerge…

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast, gets Rian Johnson to give up one measly spoiler

In an entertaining spectacle of corporate synergy, Disney-ABC property Jimmy Kimmel Live! gave over its Friday show to director Rian Johnson and most of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Such Jack Donaghy-esque product integration aside, the hour at least gave host Kimmel a chance to pepper the cast and director…

A perfect mystery jumps the rails in the star-studded Murder On The Orient Express

Shot on 65mm, the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Murder On The Orient Express is diverting and glitzy; one should expect no less from a locked-room mystery set on board a luxury train in the mid-1930s. But suspense remains a foreign concept for actor-director Kenneth Branagh. His erratic direction—more…

Hang out with Daisy Ridley in her hotel room in this totally not-staged video

If you’ve ever wanted to really get to know the lead of a Star Wars film while they’re just having a relaxing day at home, far from the stuffy, formal confines of a press junket, now is your chance. Of course, that’s only if your idea of a relaxing day at home includes wearing designer clothes around a hotel room and…

The plot and Johnny Depp's accent thicken in new Murder On The Orient Express trailer

Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express is one of the most famous murder mysteries, so promotion for the latest film adaptation of the novel began with reintroducing the strangers on a train. As we see in this second preview, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, who is rocking that scalloped ’stache) is tasked with…

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos feature Luke, Rey, and space penguins

So far, we’ve seen a few tantalizing glimpses of Luke Skywalker’s new animals friends in Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, but other than the fact that they’re called porgs, that they’re very cute, and that we should not think of them as Ewoks, we haven’t gotten a very good look at the furry space penguins just yet. Finally,…

The interrogation begins in the first trailer for Murder On The Orient Express

The first trailer for Murder On The Orient Express does the bare minimum. It sets up the fact that someone was killed on a train—an obvious plot point—and then methodically introduces the suspects played by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, and Daisy Ridley. Finally, it reveals the intensely…

Stars, great clothes, and one huge mustache board Murder On The Orient Express

We already knew that Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express was going to be a starry affair, with basically every character played by a celebrity of some sort. Now, Entertainment Weekly has debuted images of the celebrity passengers all decked out in their period garb.

Disney will debut a series of animated shorts about Star Wars’ women

As Star Wars Celebration gets underway, you can expect a steady drip of information about the franchise over the next couple of days. Overnight, Disney made an announcement—not, alas, about a Last Jedi trailer—but about a new series of animated shorts, collectively called Star Wars Forces Of Destiny. Each film will…

Chris Pratt, Penelope Cruz, and J.J. Abrams badger Daisy Ridley for Last Jedi details

Look, the jig is up: Josh Gad has been whiling away the hours on the set of Murder On The Orient Express by trying to trick Daisy Ridley into divulging plot details of her other gig, a science fiction series about wizards and talking dogs called Star Wars. While first his ruse was pretty transparent, Ridley has…

Now Dame Judi Dench is trying to pry Last Jedi info from Daisy Ridley

Look, Josh Gad is fucking trying. The latest in his ongoing series of duplicitous attempts to get Daisy Ridley to reveal Last Jedi plot details has come out, and he has called in no higher authority than Dame Judi Dench for help. The three all have supporting roles in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of Murder On…