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Royston & Buntingford Crow
The Last Jedi will engage young audiences but disappoint Star Wars buffsReview: Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second in
Royston & Buntingford Crow / Posted yesterday
Review: Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second instalment in the latest Star Wars trilogy follows on directly from 2015’s well received The Force... Read more
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Hunts Post
Review: The Last Jedi will engage young audiences but disappoint Star Wars buffs Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second instalment
Hunts Post / Posted yesterday
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second instalment in the latest Star Wars trilogy follows on directly from 2015’s well received The Force... Read more
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The Current
’The Last Jedi’ is a step in the right directionthe end, only seven plots when you analyze every story ever told. Put yourself
The Current / Posted yesterday
the end, only seven plots when you analyze every story ever told. Put yourself in the role of the film’s writer/director Rian Johnson for a minute. You’re taking on a huge project. Perhaps the project of your lifetime, based on a film franchise... Read more
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/Film
Baby Names, Deleted Scenes, and Shirtless Kylo Ren – /Filmshe plays the theme simply by writing out a mathematical formula on a piece of
/Film / Posted 2 days ago
she plays the theme simply by writing out a mathematical formula on a piece of paper. It has to be seen to be believed. Rian Johnson has been an utter joy throughout the whole The Last Jedi process and now we know that his efforts to keep his... Read more
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IGN
Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary: Director Rian Johnson Looks Back at the Show's Legacy20, 2008. Before he took the helm of the biggest movie franchise in the world
IGN / Posted 2 days ago
20, 2008. Before he took the helm of the biggest movie franchise in the world and delivered Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson was just a humble indie director (okay, he's still pretty humble) who made a small screen splash by directing... Read more
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AceShowbiz
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Shuts Down Twitter Trolls Over Movie TwistsRian Johnson responds to criticisms about the plot twists, one of which is conc
AceShowbiz / Posted 3 days ago
Rian Johnson responds to criticisms about the plot twists, one of which is concerning Luke Skywalker's ability to create a realistic projection of himself. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has become one of the most divisive "Star Wars" films since it's... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Rian Johnson defends Star Wars scene in Twitter debate with fans | Irish Examiner Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:39 pm Star Wars: The Last J
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:39 pm Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has defended the... Read more
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New York Daily News
Rian Johnson defends Luke's 'new' powers in 'The Last Jedi'Wars" movie is striking back at critics who accused him of giving Luke Skywalke
New York Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Wars" movie is striking back at critics who accused him of giving Luke Skywalker powers that weren't previously possible. Rian Johnson attempted to prove Luke's ability to project an image of himself to another location through the Force in "The... Read more
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IGN
The Last Jedi Director Explains How Luke Skywalker Can Do THATSpoiler warning: This story concerns plot details for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
IGN / Posted 3 days ago
Spoiler warning: This story concerns plot details for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has addressed a controversial scene from the movie, providing frustrated fans with an explanation for Luke Skywalker's... Read more
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/Film
Is Reed Morano the Next Star Wars Director?of Star Wars spin-off films on the horizon, then there’s the brand-new extended
/Film / Posted 3 days ago
of Star Wars spin-off films on the horizon, then there’s the brand-new extended universe Star Wars trilogy that director Rian Johnson is going to kick-off. Johnson is confirmed to helm at least the first entry in that series, but the future is... Read more
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/Film
The 10 Best Breaking Bad EpisodesJesse about the true circumstances of Jane’s death, before he’s interrupted wit
/Film / Posted 3 days ago
Jesse about the true circumstances of Jane’s death, before he’s interrupted with a fly-catching opportunity. Director Rian Johnson kicked off his lauded Breaking Bad career with “Fly,” and his craftiness is ever-present; he imbues the episode... Read more
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Ball State Daily News
Star Wars is apparently SJW propaganda for being too inclusiveattractive or actually believe that the film was female for the sake of being f
Ball State Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
attractive or actually believe that the film was female for the sake of being female. Therefore, I recommend doing what Rian Johnson, John Boyega, and Mark Hamill himself did in response. Laugh at them. Priscilla hits all the major points here... Read more
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/Film
Rian Johnson Answers Last jedi Complaints With Sacred Jedi TextsWell, well, well. Look what we have here! Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars:
/Film / Posted 3 days ago
Well, well, well. Look what we have here! Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has spent a lot of the promotional time for his hit new Star Wars film having to deflect fan outrage. Long story short: some hardcore Star Wars fans are... Read more
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Games Radar
Didn’t like Luke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Joseph Gordon-Levitt's essay might change your mindto convince you this version of Luke is actually spot on. Published on Medium,
Games Radar / Posted 4 days ago
to convince you this version of Luke is actually spot on. Published on Medium, JGL (who admits he’s a bit bias because Rian Johnson is a friend and even gave him a cameo in the movie) took the time to put his thoughts into words after (finally)... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads Empire Awards pack with nine nodsfranchise, The Last Jedi, leads the pack for the Empire Awards with nine nomina
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
franchise, The Last Jedi, leads the pack for the Empire Awards with nine nominations. The box office smash, directed by Rian Johnson, is shortlisted for the coveted best film award where it will do battle with horror film Get Out, Oscar-tipped... Read more
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/Film
Where Were The Knights of Ren In The Last Jedi?in The Force Awakens, had been expected to appear in the highly anticipated seq
/Film / Posted 4 days ago
in The Force Awakens, had been expected to appear in the highly anticipated sequel, but they were a no-show. Now, director Rian Johnson explains his reasoning for not using The Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Poor Rian Johnson. It seems like... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
10 things you need to know this morning in Australiaand recreating the moment with dolls at the end of The Last Jedi. Who even told
Business Insider Australia / Posted 5 days ago
and recreating the moment with dolls at the end of The Last Jedi. Who even told him? Pah, fine print – here’s why director Rian Johnson just threw the controversial final scene in anyway. Have a great day. You can get 10 things direct to your... Read more
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Daily Mail
Anti-feminist man removes all the women from Star Wars moviewere all cut in the update The fan edit of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
were all cut in the update The fan edit of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie caught the attention of female director Rian Johnson who found it extremely funny Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and John Boyega, who plays Finn, both found... Read more
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/Film
'Star Wars' Comic Reveals How Luke Skywalker Learned About the Rogue One Teamhas earned the ire of many Star Wars fans, and the defense of others. One of th
/Film / Posted 5 days ago
has earned the ire of many Star Wars fans, and the defense of others. One of those defenders is none other than frequent Rian Johnson collaborator Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who even penned an essay raving about Luke’s arc in Last Jedi. “A flawed... Read more
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Time
Last Jedi Director Has Only One Response to the Men Who Edited All the Women Out of the Moviein the Star Wars canon. And some took issue with the fact that this time, many
Time / Posted 6 days ago
in the Star Wars canon. And some took issue with the fact that this time, many of the leads were female. Last Jedidirector Rian Johnson only has one response to this adaptation of his work: a never-ending laugh. “Priscilla hits all the major points... Read more
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/Film
The Last Jedi Ending Almost Cut the Mysterious Broom Boyon Canto Bight. While this moment packs an emotional punch, it left a few peopl
/Film / Posted 6 days ago
on Canto Bight. While this moment packs an emotional punch, it left a few people scratching their heads. Below, director Rian Johnson describes how he almost cut the Broom Boy moment from The Last Jedi ending. Almost. Right then, let’s get this... Read more
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Canberra Times
Costuming Star Wars With Eyes on Past and FutureShe referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant co
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
She referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant costume. For The Last Jedi, the director, Rian Johnson, wanted her to look more regal. I got a really lovely letter from him, saying, "You made her look so beautiful... Read more
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The Age
Costuming Star Wars With Eyes on Past and FutureShe referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant co
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
She referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant costume. For The Last Jedi, the director, Rian Johnson, wanted her to look more regal. I got a really lovely letter from him, saying, "You made her look so beautiful... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Costuming Star Wars With Eyes on Past and FutureShe referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant co
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
She referred to her costume in Episode 7 as her Sunoco gas station attendant costume. For The Last Jedi, the director, Rian Johnson, wanted her to look more regal. I got a really lovely letter from him, saying, "You made her look so beautiful... Read more
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/Film
Gemini Man Casting: Clive Owen Joins Ang Lee Sci-Fi ThrillerBritish actor much to do beyond ham it up a little (fingers crossed this is not
/Film / Posted 8 days ago
British actor much to do beyond ham it up a little (fingers crossed this is not the case). The story is not unfamiliar — Rian Johnson directed the narratively similar Looper in 2012 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt famously caking on facial prosthetics... Read more
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Ball State Daily News
Is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” a force of Good or Evil?to be excited. While J.J. Abrams took Star Wars in a relatively safe direction
Ball State Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
to be excited. While J.J. Abrams took Star Wars in a relatively safe direction with The Force Awakens, this new film had Rian Johnson, who was given full creative control over this project. Disney decided not to meddle with the second movie in... Read more
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/Film
'Star Wars Rebels' Returns, a Defense of Luke's Arc in 'The Last Jedi,' and Porgs as an Invasive Species – /Filmother words: Laser swords for everyone! Mark Hamill rocked the Star Wars unive
/Film / Posted 10 days ago
other words: Laser swords for everyone! Mark Hamill rocked the Star Wars universe by voicing his initial displeasure with Rian Johnson’s plans for Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. As it turns out, another lead actor also wasn’t thrilled with her... Read more
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Games Radar
Why does Luke look different at the end of The Last Jedi? Director Rian Johnson explainslike? And shouldn't Kylo have noticed that Luke was wielding a lightsaber that
Games Radar / Posted 10 days ago
like? And shouldn't Kylo have noticed that Luke was wielding a lightsaber that had just been destroyed? Writer and director Rian Johnson recently revealed his justifications for the scene to IGN. First, the saber: "The truth is, we see the... Read more
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Games Radar
Mark Hamill reveals Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ original ending – and why it had to changeoff from the Force. It turns out we were so very close to having Luke still tie
Games Radar / Posted 11 days ago
off from the Force. It turns out we were so very close to having Luke still tied to the Force in a more meaningful way. Rian Johnson, though, chose not to forge forward with that ending, as Hamill explains, “When I read [The Last Jedi] before... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Paul Thomas Anderson is the stitcher behind 'Phantom Thread'in a play. And that’s when the story starts cooking. Q: In the Directors Guild
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
in a play. And that’s when the story starts cooking. Q: In the Directors Guild of America podcast you did with director Rian Johnson (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), you talked about the time you were laid up with the flu, at home, watching a lot... Read more
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/Film
Rian Johnson Explains a Detail from the Last Jedi Endingof Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been heated debates about the direction
/Film / Posted 11 days ago
of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been heated debates about the direction the Star Wars saga was taken by director Rian Johnson. Arguments range from the character arc of Luke Skywalker to the expansion (or rather evolution) of Force... Read more
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/Film
The Last Jedi Secrets Revealed by Lucasfilm Story Groupof interesting details about the development of some key moments and how they c
/Film / Posted 11 days ago
of interesting details about the development of some key moments and how they came to be. For any fans who think director Rian Johnson was being all willy-nilly with Star Wars mythology, the chat with these Lucasfilm Story Group members indicates... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
The Force re-awakened: Rian Johnson talks evolution of 'The Last Jedi'Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on t
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 11 days ago
Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi"Related Content Spoiler alert: This article highlights some key scenes in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." If the success of writer-director Rian... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
The Force re-awakened: Rian Johnson talks evolution of 'The Last Jedi'Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on t
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi"Related Content Spoiler alert: This article highlights some key scenes in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." If the success of writer-director Rian... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
The Force re-awakened: Rian Johnson talks evolution of 'The Last Jedi'Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on t
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 11 days ago
Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi" Director Rian Johnson on the set of "The Last Jedi"Related Content Spoiler alert: This article highlights some key scenes in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." If the success of writer-director Rian... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Mark Hamill wishes they could have filmed The Last Jedi entirely in Irelandwhich highlights Ireland’s role in the latest installment of the franchise. In
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
which highlights Ireland’s role in the latest installment of the franchise. In another video, director of The Last Jedi Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley give us a look behind the scenes while filming on Skellig Michael. "Ireland has been great to... Read more
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/Film
New 'Star Wars' Comic Explains Rey Force Powers...Kindato go by, she won’t be the last. For many Star Wars fans, this has become a poi
/Film / Posted 12 days ago
to go by, she won’t be the last. For many Star Wars fans, this has become a point of contention — the moment where director Rian Johnson loses them and blatantly disrespects all Star Wars mythology that has been built up until now. But these new... Read more
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/Film
Rian Johnson Discusses The Last Jedi Ending and Snoke DetailsWhen not dealing with angry people on Twitter, Rian Johnson takes some time out
/Film / Posted 12 days ago
When not dealing with angry people on Twitter, Rian Johnson takes some time out of his busy schedule to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The filmmaker behind the great new Star Wars sequel recently revealed some details about The Last Jedi... Read more
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Games Radar
Here’s why Rian Johnson decided against answering the mystery of Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jediall aching to see scratched before we headed into theaters: Just who the hell i
Games Radar / Posted 13 days ago
all aching to see scratched before we headed into theaters: Just who the hell is the First Order’s Supreme Leader? Director Rian Johnson, though, has finally opened up about why he didn’t open up. Speaking at a Bafta Q&A event (H/T ComicBook.com),... Read more
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Box Office Prophets
December 2017 Box Office Recapnow it’s all done for?) was always twenty two thousand, nine hundred sixty seve
Box Office Prophets / Posted 13 days ago
now it’s all done for?) was always twenty two thousand, nine hundred sixty seven to one, but never tell Disney the odds. Rian Johnson delivered a winner, whatever internet gossip may say, and the fact that opinions of the film appear divided may... Read more
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/Film
Sad Porgs, an Unexpected Superman Connection, and Ewan McGregor's Beard – /Filmpic of the saddest of Ahch-To’s inhabitants. One of the biggest reveals of The
/Film / Posted 13 days ago
pic of the saddest of Ahch-To’s inhabitants. One of the biggest reveals of The Last Jedi was the parentage of Rey, as Rian Johnson went a pretty radical route that once again left fans split down the middle. If you were one of those fans... Read more
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/Film
Peter Sciretta's Top 10 Movies of 2017do have a few issues with the film (which I have already discussed at length el
/Film / Posted 13 days ago
do have a few issues with the film (which I have already discussed at length elsewhere on the site). While I love the risks Rian Johnson took with this franchise, I feel some of them (like some of the humor) felt out of place in this galaxy, and... Read more
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CNET
Ewan McGregor would be 'happy' to play Obi-Wan Kenobi againA Kenobi solo film is expected to eventually follow, but perhaps not for years,
CNET / Posted 15 days ago
A Kenobi solo film is expected to eventually follow, but perhaps not for years, with Episode IX due in 2019 and director Rian Johnson planning another film trilogy. Fans have been noticing that McGregor's looks seem Kenobi-esque once... Read more
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/Film
The 56 Best Movie Moments of 2017the process. In a movie replete with “OMG” moments, this one takes the cake. No
/Film / Posted 18 days ago
the process. In a movie replete with “OMG” moments, this one takes the cake. Not simply because it is shocking, but because Rian Johnson pulls it off masterfully: the two ships split in half, suspended in their moment of destruction, red and blue... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Reeling it in: The good and the bad of 2017perfect. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Don’t let the weird anti-hype fool you. T
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 18 days ago
perfect. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Don’t let the weird anti-hype fool you. This is a great “Star Wars” movie. Director Rian Johnson has given us something new — an entry in the series that feels somewhat unique, bearing the author’s stamp,... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Movie Guide: Capsule reviews of current filmscompromise here. There's no twinkle peeking out from between the stern words. W
The Middletown Press / Posted 19 days ago
compromise here. There's no twinkle peeking out from between the stern words. What a brilliant turn by writer-director Rian Johnson, to land Luke Skywalker in such a way, and what a committed piece of acting by Hamill, who gives this everything... Read more
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Missoulian
What's hot this week in theaters: Insidious: The Last KeyWriter/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star
Missoulian / Posted 19 days ago
Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a film that is as indebted to the previous installments and “Star Wars” canon as it... Read more
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The World
What's hot this week in theaters: Insidious: The Last KeyWriter/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star
The World / Posted 19 days ago
Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a film that is as indebted to the previous installments and “Star Wars” canon as it... Read more
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The Times and Democrat
What's hot this week in theaters: Insidious: The Last KeyWriter/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star
The Times and Democrat / Posted 19 days ago
Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a film that is as indebted to the previous installments and “Star Wars” canon as it... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
What's hot this week in theaters: Insidious: The Last KeyWriter/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a film that is as indebted to the previous installments and “Star Wars” canon as it... Read more
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