Tag: J.J. Abrams

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‘Jumanji’ Ready to Battle Floundering ‘Star Wars’ Franchise at Box Office

The new Jumanji franchise, that unexpectedly flourished against box office under-performer Star Wars: The Last Jedi last year, just announced Jumanji 3 will open on December 13, 2019,  just one week prior to the opening of Star Wars: Episode IX. So much for Star Wars being the 900 pound gorilla. 

A general view of atmosphere at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Cheers, Gasps at World Premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.

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J.J. Abrams Donates $125K to Democrat Redistricting Committee Backed by Obama, Holder

Hollywood film director J.J. Abrams and wife Katie McGrath each donated $125,000 to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group backed by former President Barack Obama and chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder working to support Democrats in upcoming elections through redistricting reform.

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J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Coming to Star Wars Franchise

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams said this week he wants to see the Star Wars franchise more accurately reflect “the way the world looks,” especially in regards to being more inclusive of gay characters.

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Haim Saban Tops Hollywood with $6.4 Million Backing Hillary Clinton

Billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban wants Hollywood to know exactly how much he has donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign because he hopes the eye-popping figure inspires other deep-pocketed donors to open their wallets for the Democratic presidential candidate.

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George Lucas Disses New ‘Star Wars,’ Calls Disney ‘White Slavers’

In an interview with Charlie Rose last weekend, George Lucas used the word “breakup” to describe how he felt about being left out of the process in creating the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, “The Force Awakens,” and likened Disney’s acquisition of the brand to “white slavers” taking his children.

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Star Wars Goes to Disney World

Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California are set to receive galaxy-sized Star Wars-themed expansions, CEO Bob Iger announced at the D23 Fan Expo on Saturday afternoon.

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WATCH: First Teaser for HBO’s Sci-Fi/Western Series ‘Westworld’

The eerie first teaser trailer for HBO’s highly anticipated new sci-fi/Western series Westworld played during Sunday night’s season finale of True Detective, and it’s already getting better reviews than the entire second season of Detective got this year.

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‘Star Wars’ Comes to Anaheim

The future of the Star Wars universe is on display this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center, with an estimated 60,000 Star Wars fans expected to attend the Star Wars Celebration. The expo began Thursday with a presentation revolving around the newest