Moving pictures, a movie comic, and what to drink when you’re done moving

A few years ago I wrote about Adam Ferriss, who writes his own computer programs to create magnificent, unpredictable moving artworks, which are regularly featured in GIF form in The New York Times. It’s worth checking out his Instagram, where he shows off work in progress and some of the craziest, mind-trippingly…

First Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny short sends Rey and BB-8 on another adventure

Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny is a new series of animated shorts about the female characters of the Star Wars universe that feature the actual actors reprising their roles (for the most part), and Disney released the first episode online earlier this week. Starring Daisy Ridley, the short—titled “Sands Of Jakku”—takes…

The time has come to pit Rogue One and The Force Awakens against each other

Star Wars movies are so mythic and overexposed it’s hard to find a nice, quiet, sober critical analysis of them—away from the hubbub of their release spectacles or the weight of the vast lore bearing down on them. Lessons From The Screenplay attempts to do just that in a new video, applying classic screenwriting…

“Oh, hi Mark Hamill”: Tommy Wiseau comes to Star Wars

As we patiently wait for the release of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist (or at least a 3D version of The Room), we’ll have to get our fill of bobo-auteur Tommy Wiseau via midnight screenings, memes, and reruns of The Neighbors, for those that can stomach it. For example, the below edit from Facebook page core-core…

This video history of Princess Leia is a reminder of her general awesomeness

Over the course of the Star Wars saga, viewers saw Princess Leia’s parents’ courtship, her eventual birth, her rise to power as a leader of the Rebel Alliance, and finally, in 2015’s The Force Awakens, her ascendence to General Leia Organa. Her character arc will continue in this year’s The Last Jedi, although exactly…

Zack Snyder mashes up Star Wars, Batman, and Superman, proving he can ruin anything

Hack auteur Zack Snyder recently released a mashup of this year’s insufferable, borderline-unwatchable Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and last year’s sufferable, totally watchable Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the result sparkles with Snyder’s signature shitty incoherence and portentousness. In the trailer,…

Production company fined $1.9 million for breaking Harrison Ford’s leg

A Disney-owned production company has been fined $1.946 million by the British government, for its part in a June 2014 accident that broke Harrison Ford’s leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd admitted earlier this year that the accident—which happened, in the actor’s own words,…