Whether or not the movie lives up to my hopes, I'm incredibly excited at even the idea of reimagining such a complex, undervalued character through a feminist lens. And that's not a knock at Shakespeare. I wouldn't dream. But we saw Ophelia through Hamlet's eyes–that was the entire point.Read More
One of the biggest fan theory debates between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was the identity of Rey's parents. The loss of them was shown to be a traumatic experience, and part of the reason she was still on Jakku was that she was waiting for them to return. Because of this, fans took that to mean that Rey was a secret Skywalker or Solo or Kenobi, especially with Kylo Ren/Ben Solo being the villain. And they had reasons to think that was at least possible.Read More
Now, I’m not here to say The Last Jedi was a perfect movie. It certainly was not, but it was a fantastic movie that will mark a turning point in how future Star Wars movies will be shaped—which will, in its way, shape the future of sci-si film in general.Read More
Now that many Star Wars fans have seen The Last Jedi, it's time for everyone to weigh in on what they think of Rey's development at this point in the franchise. Some, like Daisy Ridley, see her as a heroine who is all the more important because she is an average person upon whom greatness is thrust. Others, from the sexist, whiny fanboy contingent of Star Wars fandom, see her as everything they hate about the current crop of Star Wars films. Le sigh.Read More
In a few short hours, we'll all (myself included) finally get to set eyes and ears on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But wait, how can I tell you what's so great about it if I haven't even seen the movie yet? Am I some kind of time traveler? No! (Unfortunately.) But what I am here to do is remind us all of the things about this movie that we can't possibly not love, even if the movie itself is somehow bad, despite its glowing reviews.Read More
4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.
It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.Read More
Do Jedis Get Paid? Is Kelly Marie Tran Real? The Last Jedi Cast Answers the Internet’s Most-Searched Questions
Do Jedi choose their lightsaber colors? How did Rey beat Kylo Ren? Was Finn a clone? The internet has asked these questions and more, and the Last Jedi cast sat down with Wired to answer them.Read More
At last night's Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in Los Angeles, Kelly Marie Tran couldn't help crying tears of joy as she took in where she was. Daisy Ridley was on hand to comfort her.Read More
As big movies draw close to release, the near-endless barrage of promotional footage can all start to blend together, especially since most of it tends to be recuts of stuff we've already seen with mostly tiny, unimportant new bits thrown in to keep us searching for more. But you're going to want to pay attention to this one.Read More
Unless you’ve been living in isolation on Ahch-To for the past six years, you probably know that we’re just days away from the release of The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie, and it’s going to have Skywalkers and lightsabers and the Millennium Falcon and even porgs, whatever the heck they are. Hooray! But what is it going to be about?Read More
Laura Dern Professes Her Love to BB-8, and the Women of The Last Jedi Profess Their Love of Carrie Fisher
The Force was strong in Los Angeles this weekend during a press conference for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which comes out NEXT WEEK. And during that press conference, we got to see at least one love affair in full-bloom. I'm talking, of course, about the one between Laura Dern and BB-8.Read More
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Rian Johnson said The Last Jedi "is very much about Rey trying to figure out how she fits into all this."Read More
Disney has Daisy Ridley for two more Star Wars movies that we're incredibly excited about (including the one coming out in just under a month!), and if that keeps working out as well as it has so far, they'd no doubt like to put Ridley in as many heroic blockbuster roles as possible—but Netflix just swooped in and landed her upcoming superhero-themed project.Read More
The thriller starring Michael Fassbender as a person named Detective Harry Hole chasing a killer who loves making snowmen or something is getting scorchingly critical reviews.Read More
Daisy Ridley Makes Vogue Sign a Jillion-Page NDA Before Spilling Last Jedi Secrets While Answering 73 Questions
Um, she also raps Eminem lyrics, you guys.
Vogue's "73 Questions" video series is an awesome and fun way to get to know our favorite celebrities (or even our favorite fictional characters) a little better. This time, Vogue talked to Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Daisy Ridley, asking her about her Britishness, her hidden talents, and of course, Star Wars spoilers.Read More
With Chaos Walking and Edge of Tomorrow 2 Doug Liman Delivers the Gender-Balanced Sci-Fi Teams We Need
Doug Liman's body of work is really, really eclectic. The same guy who directed Swingers and Go also directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Now, he's currently gone into production on Chaos Walking, a YA genre story, and is developing Edge of Tomorrow 2, both of which have intriguing women at their centers.Read More
Entertainment Weekly recently had a big issue covering The Last Jedi, and in that issue, they describe a chat with the film's director, Rian Johnson about Rey's heritage.Read More
This is not the father figure you're looking for.
Ever since the end of The Force Awakens, as Rey stood on Ach-To, arm outstretched to Luke Skywalker with lightsaber in hand, we've all been wondering just how their relationship will play out. That's not only because Luke is still one of the major players in the running for who could be Rey's family, but because Luke's clearly going through some stuff. That's going to throw a wrench into all of our Luke-as-Obi-Wan dreams, Jedi beard notwithstanding.Read More
We've been really excited about the arrival of the Disney animated digital series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, in which we'll delve deeper into the stories of the women of the Star Wars universe. The series launched today, and begins with Rey, BB-8...and a Nightwatcher worm. Check it out after the jump!Read More
Except this party's packed with Academy Awards winners and nominees.
Ensemble movies are quite the Thing To Do these days, and Murder on the Orient Express is no different.Read More