Twenty years ago today the comedy favorite Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion hit movie theaters, and to mark the anniversary the film’s director, David Mirkin, joined Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview. Mirkin, also a key architect of The Simpsons, dropped all sorts of nostalgic nuggets about the film, which memorably paired Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as clueless twentysomethings determined to fake their success at their 10-year reunion in Tucson, Arizona. One of the best tidbits came when Mirkin recounted how he convinced Will Ferrell to make a cameo in the film, only to cut the scene following a test screening.
Mark Hamill loves The Last Jedi's trailer. Cast Away or Kong: Skull Island's… not so much. Yahoo Movies caught up with Luke Skywalker at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last week and we asked him what he thought of the first preview of the latest sequel. "I loved it," Hamill told us, adding that he was especially happy that director Rian Johnson kept fans guessing. And with that, the (maybe?) last Jedi launched into a rant, which you can watch above, about his disdain for spoilers and trailers that give too much away.
The six-eyed specimen sports a nifty duster and cargo pants and is seen in a fundraising video hanging around the set of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film.
Of all the characters to emerge from the Star Wars animated series, none has resonated more than Ahsoka Tano. With Lucasfilm about to plot out the next standalone films, Ahsoka has risen to the top of the wish list for many fans, including the actress who defines the role. "I would love an Ahsoka movie, not only as the voice of Ahsoka, but just as an Ahsoka fan," Eckstein told Yahoo Movies at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
Star Wars devotees come in every shape and size, and the best part about the annual Celebration gatherings is that they all come in costume. Following the release of The Last Jedi trailer last Friday, we roamed the halls of the Orlando convention center to query the galaxy’s most dedicated fans about the meaning of Luke Skywalker’s beguiling line, “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Orlando was the epicenter of the Star Wars universe last week, with species from ports near and far congregating to celebrate the franchise. The four-day party kicked off with a 40th anniversary panel, which featured franchise stars Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Ian McDiarmid, and Hayden Christensen (returning to Celebration after more than a decade away), along with two unbilled surprise guests: saga mastermind George Lucas and, making his first appearance at a Celebration, Harrison Ford.
Two things we just learned about Mark Hamill: he hates spoilers and he’s an avowed liar. During Friday’s Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Hamill came clean about his truth-telling… or lack thereof. “I lie all the time on social media,” Hamill said, gleefully acknowledging that he tweets out incorrect intel.
Just about one year ago, Princes Harry and William paid a visit to the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in London. They played with lightsabers. They admired BB-8. They hugged Chewie. They ate cake. This much we know is true. …and so has The Duke! pic.twitter.com/c9gOh4ACyA
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer premiered Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the audience wasn't alone in seeing the footage for the first time — the film's stars had no idea what was coming, either. Yahoo Movies caught up with the cast immediately after the debut, and grilled them on their initial reaction to the preview. (Watch above.)
One of the striking images from the just-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is a group of vehicles racing over a hitherto unknown planet. Yahoo Movies caught up with writer-director Rian Johnson following the trailer’s unveiling Friday at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, where we discovered the planet is called Crait, confirmed those are AT-ATs coming over the hill, and got some intel on how the scene plays in the movie.
Will footage of Carrie Fisher, who died in December, appear in “Star Wars: Episode IX"? Her brother says one thing; a studio head says something else.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Movies, Robert Pattinson talks about his long-awaited new movie The Lost City of Z, Twilight, and much more.
Princess Leia and Wicket take cover behind a tree in Forces of Destiny. The Last Jedi won’t be the first new Star Wars screen project to arrive in 2017. This summer, Lucasfilm will begin rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes, led by Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Erso, The Clone Wars fan favorite Ahsoka Tano, and Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels, with each installment narrated by Maz Kanata and featuring John Williams’s seminal soundtrack.
Shia LaBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum. The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of the actor's art collective, Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner.
Thursday marks the start of the 2017 edition of Star Wars Celebration. The long-running fan convention draws Force acolytes and Sith devotees from around the world to catch sneak peeks of upcoming projects, meet cast members from movies and TV, show off their costuming prowess, attend deep-dive panels covering all sorts of Star Wars arcana, gorge themselves on rare collectibles, and log quality time with members of their tribe. With the 40th anniversary of the original installment, A New Hope, and a new chapter, The Last Jedi, on the horizon, there will be plenty to celebrate. ...
Luke Skywalker is all set to head down to Tosche Station for a rendezvous with Biggs, Windy, Deak, and Fixer in this exclusive first look at the latest addition to Hasbro’s premium Black Series line. Recreate one of the saga’s most famous deleted scenes: Luke watching the opening space battle unfold above Tatooine. A major upgrade over the old-school Luke/landspeeder combo, this insanely detailed, highly articulated 6-inch figure is fully accessorized for his Tatooine routine — macrobinoculars, lightsaber hilt, and slugthrower rifle, as well as floppy hat and goggles worn by Mark Hamill in scenes that George Lucas ultimately excised from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Yahoo Movies has your first look at Hot Wheels' new Biggs-mobile, which will be available this week at Star Wars Celebration, as well as a peek at Mattel's other character cars, starships, and "carships" now shipping to stores in commemorative 40th anniversary packaging.
Dorothy Mengering, mother of David Letterman, died on Tuesday, a representative for the former late-night host confirmed the news. She was 95. The passing comes a day before Letterman’s 70th birthday. Mengering, known as "Dave's mom," was a recurring guest on Late Show With David Letterman and helped her son on his top 10 lists, did segments from her Indiana home kitchen called "Guess Mom's Pies," and was an Olympic correspondent for her son’s show. Her first was the…
Bill O’Reilly announced at the end of tonight’s The O’Reilly Factor that he’s going on vacation, returning later this month, and announced a “Guess Where Bill Is Going” online contest. This constitutes news because O’Reilly has yet to publicly address a New York Times report that Fox News and its primetime star had, between them, allegedly paid five women nearly $13M in settlements going back 15 years. Navel lint-gazing ensued immediately after he made his announcement…
Nicole Richie knows how to roll with the punches … and the slaps. During an interview for “Talk Stoop,” the reality star turned actress was inadvertently slapped by host Cat Greenleaf. The duo were talking about the end of the California drought — a milestone worth celebrating — and Richie put up her hand for a high five.... Read more »
Jordana Brewster is putting the Fast and Furious franchise in her rearview mirror. The Fate of the Furious opens Friday with the splashy new addition of Charlize Theron, but without Brewster, who played Mia from the early days.
One employee of 21st Century Fox details a company presentation and expresses shock at seeing the president's infamous Billy Bush conversation: "There was an audible gasp in the room, like, 'Can you believe this is happening?'”