Steve and I will likely go into more detail in a possible upcoming podcast but I’ll share my quick thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Overall, it was a good flick. While it doesn’t quite match the highs of the original trilogy, it is still miles ahead of the prequels. At times it feels like a quasi-rehash of A New Hope but the new characters are compelling and I’m definitely excited to see where the new journey will lead to. Anyway, the notable star of the flick is Daisy Ridley as Rey, so let’s kick off the ELO with her at the European premiere of the film.
After the jump, quick look at the new Ghostbusters, more Star Wars tidbits, trailers for a lot of sequels next year and watch Spider-Man take on Darth Maul in a death battle.
Have a look at some pretty cool one-sheets for the upcoming Ghostbusters flick. (Slashfilm)
Didn’t like the Star Trek Beyond trailer? Don’t fret. Simon Pegg wasn’t exactly a fan of what the marketing team put together either. (Hey U Guys)
In a recent interview, Adam Driver talks about the lightsaber that he uses and how it is actually something George Lucas has envisioned previously. (The Telegraph)
JJ Abrams candidly talks about the problems with Star Trek Into Darkness, which wasn’t warmly received by fans upon release. (Buzzfeed)
More tidbits on Alien: Covenant. Meet the new lead for the movie! (Collider)
The T-Rex almost had a different fate in Jurassic World… (The Nerdist)
Perhaps to make up for Terminator Genysis, a 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day is on its way. At least this will keep fans happy. (THR)
If you got some time, this is a good read. An oral history of how the terrible flick Steel (starring Shaq) got made. (Slashfilm)
In Star Wars Battlefront, The Battle of Jakku serves as a prequel to The Force Awakens. So if you’re curious about how all the wreckage ended up on the desert planet, you can have a look here.
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots can do no wrong. With the assistance of the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here is the acappella Star Wars medley and the end result will be a big smile on your face.
JJ Abrams explains why he isn’t returning to direct Episode VIII and IX.
First look at the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
As expected, they’re going bigger for the sequel of Independence Day 2.
The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond takes a bit of an unexpected tune, but I kinda dig it.
The teaser trailer for Fuller House is here. Surprisingly the short clip seems to be going towards a more sentimental route rather than the comedic route.
Here is a comedic yet twisted look at the after effects of Home Alone on poor ol’ Kevin McAllister. Hey, it’s cool they got Macaulay Culkin to reprise his role!
If you weren’t overly impressed by The Force Awakens, perhaps you should take a look at the Honest Trailer for Revenge of the Sith. C’mon. You have to admit The Force Awakens is miles ahead of the prequel films.
Spider-Man takes on Darth Maul in the latest Super Power Beat Down.