Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Celebrate Peter Mayhew With The Best Chewbacca Moments

May The Fourth Be With You! Today the world celebrates a rare geek double holiday, International Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day. As fans reflect on what Star Wars means to them, the recent death of Peter Mayhew– the actor who portrayed Chewbacca, weighs heavy on our hearts. In order to both mourn and celebrate the […]

Choking on Holiday Cheer? Bleeding Cool's Favorite Non-Holiday Movie Traditions

With the holiday sugar highs and tryptophan lows now faded, family members who over-stayed their welcomes heading back – but kids still home from school – it is understandable if some of you are more than a little done with the whole "Christmas Spirit" thing. If the thought of one more Christmas movie gives you indigestion, […]

American Horror Story Season 8 Brings Billie Lourd Back to the Future

Actress Billie Lourd is set to go back to the future, returning to the twisted universe of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story for season 8. Lourd will join her fellow AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates. New cast member Joan Collins (Dynasty) has also joined, set to portray Peters's grandmother, and Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor) […]

Fraidy Cat Mark Hamill Was Scared Of Star Wars Return

On the screen as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, Mark Hamill is a fearless Jedi courageously fighting against the forces of the dark side. But in real life, it turns out, Hamill is a big ol' scaredy cat. In an interview with the New York Times, Hamill admitted that he was downright terrified […]

You Can Finally Buy 'Star Wars' Monopoly With Rey – If You Special Order It

The saga of the Star Wars edition of Monopoly that, for some reason, omits the main lead character of The Force Awakens may finally be wrapping up! A version of the game featuring Rey is finally coming to stores! Well, not to "stores" exactly. In one store — Hasbro's online outlet, at a special link for […]

Galactic Plushies From Funko Invade Store Shelves

One could argue that the most popular line of Funko products would be their Star Wars offerings. It has its own subscription box and Star Wars also has one of the biggest individual lines of Pop figures. During their 12 Days of Funko Christmas announcements, they led off with Star Wars, teasing support for Episode […]

Late To The 'Star Wars' Party: Gatekeeping In Nerd Culture

A little over a year ago (and the many months beforehand) I was on what I liked to call "the bummer brigade" when it came to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I wasn't excited about the movie at all and I was the one in the back pointing out that trailers can be deceptive and […]

Daisy Ridley Discusses Her Take On People Calling Rey A Mary Sue

Rey was a great new character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and seems a strong point to pin future movies on, or that is what I thought anyways. There were some people who were less pleased though, claiming that she was a 'Mary Sue' stereotype. [Essentially a young female who is unrealistically perfect and saves the […]

Industrial Light & Magic Reveals Force Awakens Visual Effects Tricks In Demo Reel

Industrial Light & Magic has released a brief visual effects demo reel highlighting some of their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From digital set extensions to full animation of environments and characters, the video reveals some of the moments — many not particularly obvious — where their technical brilliance shines. can't be […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comes To Blu-ray … Again!

Making good on plans to release a 3D version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney announced today that the four-disc set will be released on November 11th. In addition to the film in its 3D form, the set will include an audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams, a handful of featurettes and more deleted […]

John Barrowman's Kylo Ren SDCC Cosplay Is A Sight To Behold

I've been to one of John Barrowman's SDCC panels. They really are something to be seen at least once in your life. It's very clear the man is in his element at this yearly convention. For a very brief taste of that flavor, here is what Barrowman is wearing to wander around the show. The […]