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Things We Saw Today: Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Out the Hollywood Foreign Press For Refusing to Even Watch Girls Trip

There were plenty of snubs in the Golden Globes nominations, but Jada Pinkett Smith has some words for the Hollywood Foreign Press specifically regarding Girls Trip. Not only are a lot of people upset over the lack of nominations for the movie and Tiffany Haddish–"hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017"–in particular, but Pinkett-Smith says she couldn't even get voters to watch the movie.

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Review: The Last Jedi Is Beautiful, Overstuffed, Action-Packed, and It Will Make You Cry

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.

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There’s Some Very Unexpected Footage Buried in a New Promo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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.

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Star Wars Fandom Is Holding Out Hope for a Finn/Poe Relationship

One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.

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The Last Jedi Will Clock in as the Longest Star Wars Movie Ever Made. Is That a Good Thing?

Rian Johnson's turn in the director's chair is hopefully excellent, but what we know for sure is that it is will take up a significant chunk of your time.

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Andy Serkis Makes Snoke Sound Much More Interesting Than a Palpatine Clone in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We've heard before that details on Supreme Leader Snoke, the evil overlord of the new Star Wars trilogy, will be fairly light in The Last Jedi, though the character will feature more prominently in the upcoming sequel. Now, actor Andy Serkis and Director Rian Johnson have let out a few more details, and the clarifications are a lot more encouraging.

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The Last Jedi Will Deal With Some Very Empire Themes

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."

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Things We Saw Today: We Cannot Handle All of This Amazing Star Wars News!


Disney must have known that the news today was bumming us out, because they have released an OVERWHELMING amount of good news!

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Carrie Fisher Told Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson The Universal Truth: “We Need Space Jewelry”


Asked why there's so much jewelry in The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson explained to a fan on Twitter: "Carrie [Fisher] grabbed my arm and told me with great urgency that we needed 'space jewelry.'" She was a treasure.

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Is Full of Emotions

Director Rian Johnson is in awe! Chewy is sad! Carrie Fisher is ... well, Carrie Fisher. And now we're kind of sad. Man, The Last Jedi is going to hit us like a ton of logs dropped from an Ewok net, isn't it?

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Rian Johnson Is Happy to Keep Us All Guessing About The Last Jedi

Star Wars is a franchise that's no stranger to big twists. The Empire Strikes Back even pulled a little fake-out with Yoda before dropping one of the most famous movie twists of all time, Return of the Jedi returned to that same well with Luke and Leia, and The Force Awakens, pulled a similar trick in the reveal of Kylo Ren's true identity. Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, is enjoying fan anticipation of future surprises.

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Rian Johnson Doesn’t Care If You Think Porgs Are Too Cute, They’re Staying

"It wasn’t until we got the actual puppets on set and the whole crew reacted with ‘Oh my god, they’re adorable!,’ and also then a few people in the crew were of giving them that suspicious side-eye of ‘These are cute, but are they too cute?’"

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Carrie Fisher Insisted That Leia’s Last Jedi Arc Honor All The “Girls Who Grew up Watching Star Wars

"This is what the character means"

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson said that Carrie Fisher "really wanted to do right" by all the "girls who grew up watching Star Wars, when Leia was the only female hero on the screen," and that she worked to edit the script accordingly.

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Sounds Like We Won’t Be Getting Any Snoke Answers in The Last Jedi

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens took some very overt cues from its source material, it sounds like The Last Jedi will do the same in spirit. That's bad news for fans who might be looking for answers in the latter for some questions raised in the former.

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Let’s Speculate Wildly: Rey’s Family History Might Not Even Be That Important

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.

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Just Let the Porgs Be Porgs, Man (But Seriously, Who Gave Porgs Teeth?)

Just about everyone here at The Mary Sue has chimed in about those new little fluffballs that will be showing up in The Last Jedi.

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Poe Becomes a “Surrogate Son” For Leia in The Last Jedi and Her Actions Will Affect the Franchise For Years

According to Rian Johnson, a major element in Leia's story will be her relationship with our new favorite resistance pilot, Poe Dameron.

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Watch the Star Wars Team Celebrate Force for Change’s 2017 Impact

Star Wars Force For Change which teams with UNICEF Kid power and Starlight Children's Foundation, has had a huge impact this year.

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Rian Johnson Explains a Big Change He Asked For At the End of The Force Awakens

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! And what better way to celebrate than to hear new tidbits about the making of the most current films?

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Lucasfilm May Soon Announce the Next Star Wars Spinoff—’Til Then…Last Jedi Set Photos!

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke with MTV News at Star Wars Celebration about the future of the franchise, both as it relates to the Skywalker Saga, and as it relates to the "anthology films." You can check out the full interview in the video after the jump.

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