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The New US Godzilla Movie Teases the Return of Three Classic Kaiju

James Wan returns to horror with a sci-fi twist on the killer doll trope. Henry Cavill is <i>still</i> telling us what he wants out of a hypothetical <i>Man of</i> …

Man of Steel

The New Era of Star Wars Has Revitalized Darth Vader in the Best, Most Frightful Way

Within the context of most <i>Star Wars</i> movies, Darth Vader has been a figure that is both tragic and fearsome in equal measure. But in the decades since …

Darth Vader

Build-a Bear Workshop Just Did Something So Crazy It Had to Shut It Down Almost Immediately (Yes, Customers Weren't Happy)

Perhaps Build-a-Bear Workshop's Pay Your Age sale wasn't such a good idea after all.<p>Build-a-Bear Workshop--that toy store where you get to select, stuff, then accessorize your very own plush teddy bear--had a great idea for a sale. Unfortunately, the deal was so great that the company had to shut …

Customers

'Star Wars 9's Big Problem Won't Be 'Last Jedi' Backlash Or 'Solo' Failure

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> debuts on Netflix Instant today, just over seven months after its theatrical opening weekend and just as a bunch of trolls have gamed the Internet by announcing their intentions to, uh, remake <i>The Last Jedi</i> in a way that pleases them. I wouldn’t pay these folks much mind, as …

Star Wars

Looks Like 'Solo' Killed The 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs

According to a report from Collider, Lucasfilm is pulling the plug on the incredibly unnecessary glut of <i>A Star Wars Story</i> spin-offs. Meaning that the recently announced Boba Fett movie that <i>Logan</i> director James Mangold was in talks to write/direct, has likely been killed after <i>Solo</i> fell into a …

Star Wars

No, 'Star Wars' Isn't Failing Because Of Hateful Trolls. It's Failing Because Kathleen Kennedy Has Done A Garbage Job.

On Monday, former <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> editor Marc Bernardin took it upon himself to explain the ongoing failure of the new <i>Star Wars</i> lineup to set the …

Natalie Portman Is Willing to Meet Her Deadbeat Star Wars Son, Who Never Force-Calls

Last weekend, Mark Hamill decided to mark Natalie Portman’s birthday with a shocking revelation for <i>Star Wars</i> fans: Luke Skywalker has never met his …

SOLO Should Be a Prequel for Qi’ra’s Rise to Crime Lord Power

When Disney announced in 2015 that they would be continuing George Lucas’ plan for a Han Solo prequel, it looked like easy money on paper. Everyone …

Star Wars

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

As Deadline indicated on Sunday, Disney/Marvel’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> was within a stone’s throw away from crossing the $2 billion worldwide box …

Wendy's Roasted IHOP's Name Change On Twitter, & I Can't Handle This

I think it's safe to say that absolutely <i>no one</i> has come to terms with IHOP's new name. It's just like: how could they?! After all these years of …

Blow-Up Hot Tubs Exist, So OMG, I'm Never Leaving My Backyard Again

Summertime PSA: Walmart is selling inflatable hot-tub spas with massaging jets, and they start at $299. So if you're looking to relax and unwind, you <i>could</i> treat yourself to a $150 massage, a $45 mani-pedi, a $70 facial, and a $40 sauna pass at your local day spa . . . or you could spend about the …

The 11 toughest riddles in literature that have stumped even the smartest people

From the Bible to Shakespeare to "Harry Potter," these riddles were dreamed up by some of history's most celebrated writers — and puzzled some of its most famous characters.

Terrible Box Office For 'Solo' Is Great News For 'Star Wars'

The predictions and guesstimates for how far Walt Disney’s <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> will fall over its opening weekend are… varied. I’ve seen everything from a $50 million+ second weekend (-42%) to a $25m second weekend (-69%). If I had to make a prediction under penalty of death, I’d say a 55% drop …

Solo: A Star Wars Story finally makes Chewie something more than Han’s dog

The Wookiee warrior has always lost the limelight to his bald costars<p><i>Solo: A</i> <i>Star Wars</i> <i>Story</i> has hit theaters to a resounding “It’s decent.” It topped the box office its first weekend but came in significantly under expectations, and we probably shouldn’t be surprised.<p>But <i>Solo</i> has given me one thing …

Solo's Greatest Accomplishment Was Correcting One Of The Most Infamous Star Wars Plot Holes

A parsec actually is a unit of distance<p>There's an infamous line in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> where Han Solo brags that the Millennium Falcon "made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs." And for 41 years, <i>Star Wars</i> fans have been quick to nerd-splain that a parsec is actually a measurement of distance …

Why 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' bombed at the box office

The postmortems have been flying fast and furious after <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> earned, at most, two-thirds of what Disney expected it would make in …

Answering the biggest questions about Solo’s surprise Star Wars cameo

Turn back, spoilerphobes.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> This post contains major spoilers for <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>]<p>Of all the <i>Star Wars</i> characters to pop up in <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, few expected a character from the maligned prequel trilogy to wind up back in the universe.<p>Surely, Han Solo could run in with Boba Fett …

Star Wars

'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot<p><b>US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer.</b><p>The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his …

8 Financial Rules All Happily Married Couples Follow

#8 You Don’t Have to Share Everything (But Don’t Keep Secrets)<p>Would you rather admit to an affair or tell your spouse that you had a bank account …

Disney already made a better version of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

<i>This review contains no</i> <i>spoilers.</i><p>There are a lot of movies released nowadays that the world didn’t ask for or need. Just this summer, we can look forward to a fourth sequel to <i>Jurassic Park</i>; a sequel to <i>The Incredibles</i> released 14 years after the original; <i>Ocean’s Eleven</i>‘s numerically confusing third …

Movies

Did Han Solo Use A Trick Of Einstein's Relativity To Make The Kessel Run?

The Millennium Falcon’s greatest achievement, according to its captain in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, seemed to defy the laws of physics itself. When Han Solo, the ship’s captain, met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he seemed incredulous that the two men wouldn’t know that the ship is fast enough to …

Solo film review: Best when it embraces its favorite action-movie urges

Solo's fun, but this is not (yet) the Han you adore.<p><b>Warning</b>: This piece contains some minor spoilers for <i>Solo</i>.<p><i>Solo,</i> Lucasfilm's latest addition to the …

Versions of Han Solo's blaster exist – and they're way more powerful than real lightsabers would be

People who think physics is boring couldn’t be more wrong. It can explain everything from spooky interactions on the tiny scale of atoms and …

Star Wars rumors: Grand Admiral Thrawn may return in Star Wars: Episode IX?

The legendary Grand Admiral Thrawn may return to the Star Wars story, but in a time era, you may not expect, possibly during Star Wars: Episode …

Star Wars

The Star Wars Obi-Wan movie is reportedly legit – read the leaked plot synopsis here, younglings

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen Obi-Wan in the flesh – but we might not have to wait much longer. The wheels are turning and beards are …

'Star Wars' Stand-Alone Obi-Wan Movie Near-Immediate 'New Hope' Prequel

The next movie in the 'Star Wars Story' franchise will feature Obi-Wan Kenobi -- but it ain't an origin story ... far from it actually.<p>According to a …

All 10 'Star Wars' Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

“Solo” doesn’t tell us anything about Han or Lando we didn’t already know — but hey, look at that gleaming new Millennium Falcon!<p>Disney promised a …

Everything that scrapping the Iran deal says about Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's exit from the Iran nuclear deal was one of the most significant moments of his presidency -- and cemented a sharp turn in decades of US foreign policy orthodoxy.<p>It also opened a new window into Trump's political soul, showing his willingness to unleash the kind of …

Donald Trump

Dick Morris: Democrats Fall Into the Monica Lewinsky Trap

In the congressional elections of 1998, the Republicans failed to gain seats in either the House or the Senate despite the historic advantage that …