Maybe not Poe Dameron as such, but certainly the man who plays him on screen in Star Wars movies The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker. The rest of the world may have fallen in love with the adorable entity dubbed Baby Yoda but officially credited as The Child in Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but Oscar Isaac isn’t buying into the hype. “I’m not into the Baby Yoda thing,” Isaac told news.com.au, before adding with gusto, “Kill it! Stamp it! Smoosh it!” Co-star and press tour buddy John Boyega reacted in horror, “Really?! He’s so cute.” How could you want to kill this little guy?Source:News Corp Australia Every Mom on Christmas morning watching you open presents: pic.twitter.com/m7hI1qYoVz— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) November 29, 2019 To be fair, Isaac had just been asked to pick the cuter of the two between Baby Yoda and BB8, the latter being Poe’s droid sidekick, … [Read more...] about Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac and John Boyega on Rise of Skywalker, bromances and Baby Yoda
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Disney, on a high after launching its streaming service, will be hoping that the holiday season brings good tidings. The studio’s latest marquee project, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ’, will hit theaters on December 20. The latest iteration in the Star Wars franchise has garnered significant interest from fans, and also business and branding deals with big companies. Augmented reality (AR) has been the buzzword in Silicon Valley, with both Apple and Google testing systems capable of processing visually-driven AR content. Audio-based AR technology has undergone incremental improvements, and fans of the Star Wars franchise will now be able to stream old movies from the Disney+ app with 360-degree AR sound support with Bose headphones. The audio hardware major announced that it is launching a co-branded audio experience with AR support to coincide with the release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. To unlock the immersive audio experience promised … [Read more...] about The force awakens: Disney takes Star Wars experience a notch higher with AR-enabled Bose headphones
Another day, another Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour. The Sherlock star had been linked to a role in JJ Abrams' new Star Wars movie, but shot down hopes on the weekend when he told fans at the Oz Comic Con "I would've liked a part in JJ's [Abrams] new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly." He also told the audience that he's unlikely to appear in Doctor Who: "I'm never gonna play the Doctor and nothing to do with the Whoniverse." Now Hollywood blog The Tracking Board claims he has been offered the starring role in an Ian Fleming biopic detailing the origin stories of James Bond. Monkey hopes the rumour turns out to be true – Cumberbatch could certainly carry off wearing Fleming's trademark bow tie. With film work and a role playing Hamlet at London's Barbican already lined up for next year, it looks like there may be a wait for the next series of Sherlock. Indeed Cumberbatch continues to be coy about whether series four will happen at all, telling the Radio Times "I genuinely … [Read more...] about Benedict Cumberbatch: no Star Wars or Doctor Who, but a licence to thrill?
One hundred years after “the war to end all wars”, young British soldiers are still coming home from battlefields, just as their fathers and grandfathers did. Last week, the union jack was lowered for the last time at Camp Bastion, a desert settlement the size of Reading that has been HQ of UK operations in Afghanistan since 2006. Of the many thousands of troops who passed through Camp Bastion, 453 would die in Afghanistan, with many more mutilated, injured and traumatised. On Sunday, Remembrance Day, veterans of Britain’s fourth Afghan war, a conflict that according to a BBC poll 68% of Britons consider to have been “not worthwhile”, will salute the flag, stiffen to attention at the sound of the Last Post and remember the dead. Like the veterans of Ypres, the Somme and El Alamein, these soldiers will spend a lifetime answering questions about their service in this foreign field. What is it like to survive combat and return home ? What does it mean to put … [Read more...] about The poet, the soldiers and a unique portrait of war for these times
West Indies have always been a factory of powerful T20 performers and ahead of the IPL auction this year, the different franchises will once again be keen to lap up players from the Caribbean. West Indies are currently involved in a series against India and there have been a number of players who have stole the limelight at just the perfect time. Here in this article, we take a look at three such players who can start a bidding war.Shimron HetmyerThe young left-hander was one of the marquee picks last year, but had a very disappointing season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was released ahead of the auction, but then, has found form in the recent months. He was one of the stars in the T20I series and has already slammed a century in the 1st ODI to lead West Indies to a comprehensive win. He showed he has the game to dominate the spinners and this could well see him bag a fat contract this year too. There are a number of sides which need an … [Read more...] about IPL auction 2020: 3 West Indies player who can start a bidding war like Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell
Film industry giants Disney and Netflix are threatening to boycott the state of Georgia over its new “heartbeat” abortion law, but have continued and even stepped up filming in countries in which abortion is entirely illegal or highly restricted.Variety reported Monday Netflix intends to increase production in Egypt – where abortion is illegal – with Paranormal, directed by Amr Salama and based on the horror books by late Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. “We are excited to continue our investment in Middle Eastern productions by adapting the highly acclaimed Paranormal novels into a thrilling new series,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix vice president of international originals. Variety reported Paranormal is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original series. It follows Jinn, a teen drama with supernatural themes that was filmed in Jordan, where abortion is illegal, except to save the life of the woman or if her … [Read more...] about Disney, Netflix Threaten Georgia Boycott But Continue Work in Countries Where Abortion Is Illegal