"If you are looking for my cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi this is my grubby Resistance costume. With big brother Oscar, Joe Cornish & Leo Thompson. Shot this cameo on June 23rd, 2016. Thanks to @rianjohnson for making it happen."
Joe Cornish is best known for directing Attack the Block, and he also wrote the script for Ant-Man with Edgar Wright,
Cinematographer, Steve Yedlin
I’ve known him since I was a freshman at USC and he was still a senior in high school; we both volunteered to work on a film at USC. He was running the camera department on the set. I was useless. He showed me how to load a film camera and he’s shot every film I’ve done since then.
Shot by shot,
Light. Darkness. Good. Evil. The nature of heroism. When it comes to big issues of ethical philosophy, The Last Jedi puts a lot on its plate. Considering how Episode VIII writer-director Rian Johnson’s last directorial film outing, 2012's Looper, featured an intriguing gut-punch of a downer ending, I came into Episode VIII hoping for an entertaining journey with a relatively bleak twist of a conclusion. But getting off that admittedly very enjoyable — though decidedly long — ride, I found my fannish...
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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This is not going to go the way you think,” Luke Skywalker says to… well, someone who needs to hear it. Someone whose arrogance is borne of shortsightedness and narrow expectations. And this is also Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s word of warning to the audience. To us. This is the Star Wars movie, after all, from writer-director Rian Johnson, the guy who gave us The Brothers Bloom, a tricksy movie about con artists that knows we go into a movie about con artists with certain assumptions about what we’re about to see.
The core theme of the ongoing Star Wars narrative has always been one of balance – an equilibrium between light and dark, life and death. Balance is also the key to making a great Star Wars movie, with the directors of each new episode standing or falling on their ability to walk a tightrope between spectacle and substance, seriousness and absurdity – keeping both the fans and the first-timers happy.
In this eighth episode in the official Star Wars saga, writer-director Rian Johnson (who made his name with such adventurous features as Brick and Looper) proves himself the master of the balancing act, keeping the warring forces of this intergalactic franchise in near-perfect harmony. Just as the film’s sound designers understand the tactical use of silence, so Johnson instinctively knows when
On the eve of release, we can now tell you that Rian Johnson’s entry into that galaxy far, far away will have a plethora of familiar faces to look out for. Including, but not limited to, Tom Hardy, Gary Barlow, Justin Theroux, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (a regular cohort of Johnson’s, following Brick and Looper), Noah Segan, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and Warwick Davis who, like Theroux, appears amid the crowds of Canto Bight, the flashy Star Wars equivalent of Las Vegas.
But wait a second, you’re probably saying right now. Where are Prince William and Harry on that list? That’s a very good question, and one that we have the answer to,
On this episode, I’m joined by Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez and Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth to discuss the film that will be on most people’s mind throughout the holiday season: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
We start the conversation with some initial, non-specific thoughts on the eighth chapter in the longstanding franchise, this time directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper“).
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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set for release Dec. 15. You might have heard of it. The reinvigorated Lucasfilm franchise continues to be an annual event, not just in the film space but, certainly, in consumer and popular culture. Amid all that machinery, at the center of the latest installment, is 43-year-old Rian Johnson, an indie filmmaker who really showed what he was capable of with the 2012 sci-fi film “Looper.”
(Note: There are No Spoilers in this podcast. Feel free to listen and enjoy without fear of having any of the new film’s secrets ruined.)
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Principle photography for “The Force Awakens” kicked off in February of 2016, in the immediate wake of the near-billion-dollar crater the film
To many, this weekend is the imminent release of "oh my god, the new Star Wars movie". To me... it's also the imminent release of "the new Star Wars movie", I can't even pretend that's not the way I think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I just also find it very exciting to look at as the new Rian Johnson movie, a filmmaker I've followed since the start and am incredibly happy to find in his successful and stable position. This especially considering that he's one of the few filmmakers who never established a production company of his own (Endgame Entertainment, who produced The Brothers Bloom and Looper, is the only company to produce more than one of his films).
So if you'll join me, today I'd like to look back on his journey from the lo-fi shoe-string ingenuity that inhabited the beginnings of
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For some people, the 2014 announcement that Rian Johnson would write and direct the second chapter of a new Star Wars trilogy was about as exciting as the existence of the new trilogy. Johnson started out in features with the high school-set neo-noir Brick, culminating in his 2012 science-fiction story Looper. That thriller, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same person, was one of the best films of the year, and suggested so many exciting...
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On the eve of release, ComicBook.com has compiled a handy list of The Last Jedi‘s major cameos and, fair warning, it’s riddled with spoilers. Because Star Wars fans (and moviegoers in general!) often take great satisfaction from spotting these cameos on their own accord, we’ve included the rundown below the gallery, though we should stress that Tom Hardy (Venom), Prince William, Gary Barlow and Prince Harry were originally confirmed to appear back in November.
Not unlike Daniel Craig before them, they’ll play four nondescript Stormtroopers who will be seen marshaling John Boyega’s Finn into an elevator, presumably on board one of the First Order’s many Star Destroyers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
What we are excited about: It’s new Star Wars, what is there not to be excited about? Ever since it was announced that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and then Rian Johnson would direct Episode VIII, it seemed like more people were excited about Johnson’s installment than Abrams’s,
Nanjiani details in his 12-tweet thread how stressful the job was for him to do interviews on a red carpet, a situation only made worse by an interviewee who was extremely rude to him and made a mockery of him.
After that unfortunate encounter, Nanjiani went to the “Total Recall” and “Looper” red carpet and saw that Johnson was one of the people he was interviewing. Never leaving his comedic charm aside, Nanjiani recounts how the situation could have gone so much
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