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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Trailer 2 – 80 HD Screenshots and Breakdown

So how many times have you watched it?  I’m up to over a dozen viewings of The Last Jedi trailer, and I’ll be honest, my inner 10-year-old kept me up all night running through shots, amazingly cool things, HUGE questions, etc.  The wait was clearly worth it for the trailer, and I have no doubt it will for The Last Jedi proper.  OK, so we’ve watched it to death.  What are the big takeaways?

  • There’s going to be a duality of training: Snoke finally refining Kylo Ren’s power, and Luke initially appearing to agree to train Rey (remember this film will pick up exactly where Episode VII left off).
  • Luke realizes the full potential Rey has and completely freaks out.  It would seem that, at this point, he will stop her training.

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • Not content at patricide, Kylo looks to be severing any connection left to the light, and the implication from the trailer is that he will hunt down and kill his mother.  We know, due to Carrie Fisher’s tragic death, that Leia’s storyline will finish in this film…things aren’t looking good for Leia (whose own storyline for the film wasn’t even touched on as was barely those for Poe, Finn, and Chewie).
  • Crait (the salt flat planet introduced in the last trailer) looks like it will be the scene of an epic battle on the surface, inside the planet (I’m assuming the Falcon is racing through Crait’s interior, but that’s pure speculation as is that the immense space battle is taking place above the mining planet), and over it.  What makes Crait so special?  I’m betting that’s the convergence of Leia, Poe, and Finn’s stories.

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • The convergence of Kylo & Rey’s seems to indicate that Rey, frustrated by Luke’s refusal and with nowhere to turn, takes Ren up on his offer to teach her from Episode VII.  This could be a red herring, but Rey is going to end up in front of Snoke somehow.  Could it be the BIG GIANT TWIST is that Rey is going to join Ren and Snoke?  No, I don’t think so either, but it’s there for us to angst over for two months.
  • One more note: no duel featured in the trailer.  All lightsaber use is in training.  All episodic Star Wars films have a duel, and this will too, but with the interactions between Luke, Rey, Kylo, Snoke…who will be fighting who seems totally up in the air.
  • Rian Johnson seems to have put together a massive blend of action and character-driven drama, and I think we can pretend to know all we want, we’re still going to be surprised.  Now let’s dig deeeeeep.

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Trailer #2 “Fulfill. Your. Destiny!”

There will be plenty of time to analyze it still-by-still tomorrow, but for now, here it is: the only full trailer there will be for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, straight from its debut on Monday Night Football.  I’m so blown away I can barely think straight!  Tickets purchased!

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/894519-the-new-star-wars-the-last-jedi-poster-is-here#IVwMiPdW3arIriVg.99

 

Star Wars The Last Jedi Poster

Murder on the Orient Express Trailer #2 (2017) “Everyone Has a Past; Everyone Has a Secret; Everyone Is a Suspect”

I think the second trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a lot more promising than the first trailer was.  He certainly has a tremendously talented ensemble cast (it’s weird to see Daisy Ridley and not think of her as Rey since this is her first non-Star Wars movie).  The first trailer sparked some lively debate on the site, and one of the things that came out of it was the feeling that-at least in the US-Agatha Christie has fallen out of cultural mainstream.  I doubt many people under 30 have read her or may even know who she is.  I’m hoping the movie will be good, but it would be tremendous if it sparked new interest in Christie’s huge body of work.  She’s one of the seminal authors of mystery and crime fiction in modern history, and she should be mandatory reading in schools as much as Hemingway or Faulkner.  Orient Express or 12 Little Indians should certainly be hit in college lit classes at the very least.  We’ll see how Branagh has done when Murder on the Orient Express pulls into theaters on November 10, 2017.

Murder On the Orient Express Poster 2

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pictures from Entertainment Weekly!!!

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been the most secretive  of any of the Disney-era films yet, with nary a leak out there aside from those spun off of the teaser trailer (click here to watch) released four months ago.  I can’t help but think that we’re on the cusp of getting the full trailer as we’re now only four months away from the opening of the next Saga film.  Entertainment Weekly’s fall preview issue features two covers for The Last Jedi (still keeping people wondering whether the title refers to Luke or Rey, though Hamill has said it refers to Luke).  The captions provide some interesting details, but the most awesome pic has to be Snoke’s Praetorian Guard, an upgraded look on Palpatine’s Imperial Guard.  Snoke may be a new character, but everything about The First Order seems like an upgrade or an evolution from The Empire, so there is a connection somewhere.  Take a look at these full slew of images and begin to speculate.  It’s not too far now.  Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi opens December 15, 2017. Continue reading New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pictures from Entertainment Weekly!!!

Murder on the Orient Express Trailer #1 (2017) “I See Evil On This Train”

*Featured photo from EW; text from Geek Tyrant

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

It doesn’t hurt that the movie has a star-studded cast that includes director Kenneth Branagh as Detective Hercule Poirot; Penelope Cruz plays Pilar Estravados; Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman; Judi Dench portraying Princess Dragomiroff; Johnny Depp takes on the role of Ratchett; Josh Gad appears as Hector MacQueen; Derek Jacobi is Edward Masterman; Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. plays Dr. Arbuthnot; Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Mrs. Hubbard; and Daisy Ridley plays Mary Debenham.

Murder on the Orient Express is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 10th, 2017. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think of its first impression.
Murder on the Orient Express