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Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

Entertainment
A new series of the Star Wars films will be written and produced by the creators of Game of Thrones.David Benioff and DB Weiss will take the lead on the new films, an announcement on the franchise's website said.The films will be separate from the current episodes and the trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, which is owned by Disney, said: "David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today."Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."Benioff and Weiss said they had been dreaming of being part of the Star Wars franchise since the first film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, was released in the...
Han will meet Chewbacca, Lando in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Han will meet Chewbacca, Lando in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Entertainment
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Lucasfilm released the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story Tuesday.Ron Howard is directing the film, which is set for release May 25. It stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca."Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy," the synopsis said. "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."Harrison Ford originated the role of Han Solo and played the i...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

Entertainment
"Rousing." "Thrilling." "Addictively bold." Just a few of the superlatives the critics are using to describe the latest film in the Star Wars saga.The Last Jedi, writes the Telegraph, is "enormous fun" and "will leave fans beaming with surprise".The Guardian calls it "an explosive sugar rush of spectacle" possessing "a tidal wave of energy and emotion".Variety, though, swims against the tide, describing it as "the longest and least essential chapter in the series".Rian Johnson's film, says Peter Debruge, is "ultimately a disappointment" that "gives in to the same winking self-parody that is poisoning other franchises of late."Writing in The Verge, Tasha Robinson tends to agree: "Audiences will likely come away from The Last Jedi with a lot of complaints and questions." Released in the UK o...
No-spoiler review: Star Wars has changed forever

No-spoiler review: Star Wars has changed forever

Entertainment
A long time ago, I gave up on Star Wars. Grew tired of bad acting and vague catchphrases. "What this franchise needs is a rebel," I thought. Now it has found one.Light and darkness. Good and evil. Empire and rebellion.There is a reason why this binary vision of the world is the cornerstone of any nutritious blockbuster. Kids love it because they get it, while older fans accept being tricked into seeing the world as black and white.That's why we have heroes and villains. Sometimes the hero breaks bad but, once that happens, there is seldom any hope left for him.Since the Star Wars franchise was reinvented nearly two decades ago, it has been plagued by cliches and bad characters.Video:Questions The Last Jedi needs to answer::The Last Jedi: First reactions to the new Star WarsEpisodes went fo...
America’s culture wars are spreading to hotels

America’s culture wars are spreading to hotels

Finance
CHOOSING a hotel for a trip is generally seen as an apolitical decision. In contrast, restaurants and cafes have sometimes taken on an ideological tinge, with conservatives mocking liberals for their latte coffees, and liberals ribbing conservatives for their deep-fried everything and well-done steaks. But for most hotel users, location and good Wi-Fi matter more than the ideology of the owners. In some places that now appears to be changing: a trend turbocharged since the arrival of Donald Trump, an owner of an international hotel brand, in politics.Suddenly the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC—on the same street as the White House and Capitol building—became the most politically-charged building in the city, if not the country. Celebrity chefs scrapped their plans to open