Emilia Clarke says "no one had a good time" filming Terminator Genisys

Revealing that the word “Genesis” wasn’t the only thing having a hard time on the set of 2015's Terminator Genisys, star Emilia Clarke opened up this week about her unhappy time on the quickly forgotten sequel. Clarke—who’s presumably having more movie-franchise-star fun promoting the upcoming Solo—said that pretty…

“Hyperspace” shows how science can inform science fiction

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. Today, Kory explains not only how science can inform science fiction, but how science fiction can influence scientific discovery, starting…

Here’s the story behind "I'm Han Solo," one of the worst pieces of Star Wars licensing ever

Even though it was arguably a better match for the visual tone of the film’s trailer, it’s unlikely we’re going to hear the song “I’m Han Solo” pop up anywhere in Solo: A Star Wars Story. That’s mainly because it’s notoriously terrible. The infamous track—a parody of Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” with ham-fisted Star…

Han Severals: 16-plus characters who smuggled inspiration from Han Solo

Han Solo is based on a familiar archetype: Star Wars’ lovable scoundrel can trace his roots back to our earliest myths, while there are progenitors of his world-weary cynicism in Humphrey Bogart’s movies, his charming roguishness in Douglas Fairbanks’, and his reluctantly outlaw heroics throughout the samurai films…

Han Solo brings not enough fun to Cannes, while a superb film makes its late-festival premiere

It’s a question that comes up every time a Mad Max or a Pixar creation crashes the Palais, and every time one doesn’t: Do Hollywood blockbusters really belong at Cannes? To see one at the festival, an event theoretically devoted to provocation and innovation and basically any kind of world cinema not processed for…

The entertaining Solo gives the galaxy's favorite rogue a Star Wars Story of his own

It was one common complaint-as-question among many leveled at the Star Wars prequel trilogy: With all the Jedi, Padawans, royalty, and Gungans running around, where was the Han Solo figure—the lovable rogue to cut through the series’ considerable mumbo-jumbo? Now the newly prolific Lucasfilm has provided a belated…

Advertisement

Donald Glover reveals Billy Dee Williams' advice about being Lando on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

On the same day of his series Atlanta’s season finale and the Hollywood premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover was Lando-cool on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All the more impressive since Glover’s also coming off a fine hosting turn at Saturday Night Live, has the most buzzed-about song and music video in the world,…