Last Star Wars Installment Coming Just In Time For Christmas

After leaving fans stunned with the The Last Jedi, Lucasfilms and JJ Abrams are at it again, this time tying the whole trilogy saga together. The film is set to document Luke Skywalker’s rise to becoming a Jedi and the events that led to his quest. With the same cast returning for The Rise of Skywalker, fans can expect the star studded cast to tell another epic story from the galaxy far, far away. After many directors taking and then declining the job, JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens and who once worked with Quentin Tarantino (who just completed filming Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) on a potential Star Trek project, is coming back to direct the film coming December 20, 2019. The original teaser for the movie came out two weeks ago, and has already been viewed 111 million times in the first 24 hours. Filming for the project originally began August 1, 2018 at Pinewood Studios in London. There was also a period of filming done in Jordan, presumably for those wide open desert shots that are highlighted in the trailer.

One of the most talked about teasers in the trailer was the very familiar crackling of laughter at the very end. Is Emperor Palpatine coming back to the big screen after being thrown to his death by none other than Darth Vader? Fans all over the internet are saying absolutely. The actor who plays Palpatine, Ian McDiarmid, mentioned that he was “In the area” the day the trailer was being compiled, and he thought he should just drop in for a laugh.” JJ Abrams, the director of the film, was also kind enough to leave a little revealer about the movie. “This movie, it’s about this new generation, and what they’ve inherited, the light and the dark. Mark Hamill’s return to the series was met with widespread applause for his original role of Luke Skywalker, but the new cast members are also making headlines for the franchises rich story. When the title of the movie was finally released, the speculations about what it actually meant quickly began to unfold. Some fans interpret the meaning as relating to Kylo Ren or a new era of The Force. Since Luke Skywalker died in the previous film, there is also speculation that the word “rise” is synonymous with “resurrect” and that because Mark Hamill will definitely be in the next movie, many fans and fanatics believe that he will be coming back as a “Force Ghost.”

This speculation is derived from the role of Obi-Won Kenobi and how his character came back in the first Star Wars film. Emperor Palpatine would also be a character fans would love to see back on the big screen. However, Ian McDiarmid, the actor who played Palpatine in the original movies, is currently 74 years old and some fans think there may be another actor queued up to play Palpatine. McDiarmid was quoted as saying that Palpatine is “positively dead” heading into the ninth installment of the series. This raises so many questions regarding the trailer and the very distinct Palpatine maniacal laugh at the very end. So what can fans expect in the theater? For certain, the movie will highlight not only Luke, but possibly a new regime within The Force. A younger, more energetic generation perhaps that is more ambitious in their quest to control the galaxy. It’s safe to say that at this point, JJ Abrams had better meet the hype and the anxiety this movie is already causing within the audience. A wait until December will bode well for us all as long as the Dark Side of The Force is kept in check, and we are left with a talented and determined Jedi to keep the planets peaceful and not have another civil war between good and evil, the dark and the light.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming this spring

Having waited since 2014, Godzilla is back to in the 35th film of the franchise. With a budget of $200 million, King of the Monsters has $40 million more for its budget than it did in 2014. With great box office success for the last film, audiences in America can flood the theaters in May to see more destruction and mythological chaos. Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Vera Farmiga. See the trailer below:

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Star Wars: Episode 9 To Come Just In Time For Christmas

Hollywood and its audiences can’t get enough of the series that started in the early 1970’s. The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit theaters December 20th, 2019. With the release of the first trailer, it already has 26 million views and is sure to wow audiences with more teasers as the year goes on. See the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker here-

Heat (1995) Is a True Story

Today, Heat (1995) is still regarded as one of the greatest if not the greatest heist movies of all time. Director Christopher Nolan references the film in his movie The Dark Knight, saying Heat was a huge inspiration for his much loved Batman movie.

Perhaps the most iconic scene in the movie is when the two main characters, played by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, meet for coffee in the highly stylized scene. Al Pacino, playing Detective Vincent Hanna meets with Neil McCauley an expert thief and ex-con. With each character on the other side of the law, the two begin speaking about their pasts, prison stretches, marriages falling apart multiple times, and all of this comes in a bizarrely casual conversation. The audience was so involved in this scene because of the close camera work. Only single shot close ups of Vincent and Neil were used, the establishing two shot was not used to keep the audience engaged in the personal moment.

This scene came to Michael Mann because the cop who had this interaction in real life was on set with Mann to tell him exactly how it went. Chicago Police Officer Chuck Adamson sat down and had coffee with a thief named McCauley in the late 1960’s. The dialogue in the movie is the real dialogue that was said at the meeting. This authenticity makes the scene much more believable hooks the audience deeper. The scenario in reality played out very similarly to the movie – McCauley pulled off a heist and was met in the street by the Chicago police. Adamson killed McCauley on the front lawn of a homeowner near the heist scene.

Top 8 Movies Coming to Theaters in 2019.

8) Joker

The origin of the super villain Joker has been long awaited. Coming in 2019, we finally get to figure out what made the Joker completely lose his mind and begin to take Gotham captive, all for fun and games while being hunted by The Dark Knight.

7) Avengers: Endgame

Has Thanos finally met his match? It seems the Avengers are going to give it one last shot at defeating the seemingly unbeatable opponent. With a unified front, and seemingly no other choice, will they be able to pull it off and save the “half” world that Thanos has now created?

6) Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile

Ted Bundy is already an infamous serial rapist and murderer. But now that Zac Efron has taken on the role of the vile killer, Bundy’s name will now be back in the headlines, even from the grave.

5) X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Coming in June of this year, X-Men is taking a turn with a new villain that perhaps not many people expected. Nevertheless, the action sequences we all know and love is finally coming back to theaters.

4) Men in Black International

From Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith to Liam Neeson and Chris Hemsworth and introducing Tessa Thompson. New weapons, new aliens and a new dynamic to the MIB is coming to theaters this June.

3) Ford v. Ferrari

Two vehicle titans are coming to theaters in a sort of duo docudrama this June. With Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Jon Bernthal, this cast is sure to wow the crowd.

2) Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino is back at it again. This time, with a story loosely revolving around the Manson Murders. As he does, with an all star cast, this movie will follow the story of a stunt man and an actor through the end of the golden age of Hollywood.

  1. John Wick 3: Parabellum

After being excommunicated, John Wick takes on EVERYONE. In the third installment of the series, we can expect even more action and choreography than both of the other films combined. Keanu Reeves never disappoints.

A Good Week for the Movie Polls

After watching class polls throughout the week, movies were the most voted on. It is an exciting time for movie goers with many high budget films coming out, some in a matter of weeks. The poll posted on @OffThePage5‘s Twitter page did well because people have been awaiting films like the Joker origin story and especially the last installment of the Avengers series. With both of these films in the same poll, it was very likely from the start that this poll was going to garner some attention. Not much was said for the new Spiderman movie coming out, but nevertheless, the third option in the poll, being Shazam!, got people to stop and take a few seconds to vote in the poll. The winner of the Poll was Joker with a 60% voter rating. I guess people are willing to put aside Joaquin Phoenix’s mental breakdown a few years back and give him another chance on screen. All in all, movie goers and excited for the upcoming year in film and who knows? Maybe Spider-man: Far From Home stands a chance against Avengers: Endgame? (probably not.)

John Wick 3: Parabellum will not disappoint

The first two installments of John Wick gripped audiences attention and made the name synonymous with over the top violence but with style. Now audiences can prepare for the third chapter of the story.

For starters, we get to see all the original cast and crew coming back, which will keep the movie right in line with the others. Another plus is that there is speculation that we will get to see Lawrence Fishburne’s character take on a more sinister role. And last but certainly not least, we know John Wick’s tactics and training did not rest during the waiting period between chapters two and three. We can all expect to see more insane violence through the tactical training Keanu Reeves received pouring onto the screen.

It’s safe to say that John Wick 3: Parabellum will not disappoint.