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These Are The Things In "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" That Some Fans Aren't Happy With

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a bonafide box office success, but some fans aren't that excited about some of the movie's creative choices. Spoilers ahead!<p>While the website Rotten Tomatoes shows the movie getting a 93% "fresh" rating from critics, but the audience score is at a much lower 56% …

The Game of Thrones Strategy to Avoid Final-Season Spoilers Is Even Crazier Than We Thought

Probably.<p>Earlier this fall, a rumor about the final season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> started spreading through the fandom. No, this wasn’t another behind-the-scenes spoiler or tantalizing bit of casting news. The source of this rumor came from HBO Programming President <b>Casey Bloys</b> himself, who said that in …

Mark Hamill destroys the guy who killed Net Neutrality with an epic 'Star Wars' tweet

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> star took …

Jodie Foster Reprises Her Oscar-Winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Role to Take Down Donald Trump — Watch

Foster made a surprise appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" to take on her iconic role with a 21st century spin.<p>Jodie Foster returned …

Star Wars family tree – how The Last Jedi characters are all linked

The Star Wars family tree can be a never-ending minefield, whether you’ve seen the entire series or just one of them.<p>And if you’re being dragged to …

Star Wars

'Star Wars' Refresher: 8 Plot Points to Remember Before You Watch 'The Last Jedi'

If you can’t remember what happened to Finn, what Rey’s deal is, or why Luke is hiding on an island — we’ve got you covered<p>After two years of …

STAR WARS Sex Toys Are a Real Thing You Can Buy Right Now

Pretty much all of us who call ourselves nerds love <i>Star Wars</i> to some degree—but there are some of us out there who <i>really</i> love <i>Star Wars</i>. And I don’t …

Star Wars

31 Details From "Star Wars" You Probably Never Noticed

Lando stole Han's look!

Columbia unveiled incredible 'Star Wars' coats inspired by 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Remember that time Luke Skywalker got so cold on Hoth he had to carve out that poor Tauntaun’s guts and sleep inside its carcass just to stay …

Mark Hamill Fills In The ‘Return Of The Jedi’ To ‘Force Awakens’ Gap With Luke’s Tragic Backstory

Poor Luke Skywalker.<p>After defeating Emperor “Sheev” Palpatine, he lost his father, felt personally responsible for Kylo Ren slaughtering his Jedi students, exiled himself on an island that sounds like a sneeze (Ahch-To), and almost went blind. But that’s all happiness and ewok smiles compared to …

Mark Hamill

Fake news and botnets: how Russia weaponised the web

The digital attack that brought Estonia to a standstill 10 years ago was the first shot in a cyberwar that has been raging between Moscow and the west ever since<p>It began at exactly 10pm on 26 April, 2007, when a Russian-speaking mob began rioting in the streets of Tallinn, the capital city of …

Russia

Steven Spielberg movies: Every film ranked from worst to best

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How Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Purged Rivals

The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter.<p>On Nov. 4, guests at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton were notified by the opulent hotel that: "Due to unforeseen booking by local authorities which requires an elevated level of security, we are unable to accommodate guests ... until normal operations …

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Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

Why we should worry about Saudi's Game of Thrones

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is mercilessly neutering opponents standing between him and the desert kingdom's throne.<p>His meteoric rise to power raises the specter of an equally rapid crash -- and with it chaos in the Middle East.<p>Critics fear he may be on the verge of a soft coup, …

Game of Thrones

‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

From “Aliens” and “Jurassic Park” to Stephen King and Rob Lowe, here’s a guide to what you might have missed.<p><i>[Editor’s Note: The following contains</i> …

What Each of Mindhunter's Twisted Serial Killers Looks Like in Real Life

<b>Mindhunter</b> is a slow burn of a series, but that doesn't mean it isn't terrifying. The Netflix drama follows fictional FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench — though they're inspired by real-life agents John E. Douglas and Robert K. Ressler — as they interview imprisoned serial killers around the …

Crime

The Art Of Total War: Warhammer II

<i>Total War: Warhammer II</i> is a great strategy game. In no small part because it looks <i>amazing</i>.<p>I don’t just mean technically, I mean in terms of taking …

Gaming Industry

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Former Green Beret Nate Boyer Writes Open Letter to Trump, Kaepernick, Rest of America

Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret and Seattle Seahawks long snapper, penned an open letter to President Donald Trump, former San Francisco 49ers …

The Latest: Gun shop owner recalls visit by Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>A Texas firearms dealer who had sold handguns to Las Vegas …

The 29 best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of all time

If you're a fan of the show you'll find it nearly impossible to pick just one of your favorite sketches.<p>"Saturday Night Live" has satirized everything from cereal commercials to fairy tales and everything in between — but the show also introduced the world to comedy legends like Amy Poehler, Eddie …

The 27 best TV shows of the past 20 years, according to Rotten Tomatoes users

The past 20 years have blessed us with some of the greatest television series of all time, but Rotten Tomatoes wanted to figure out what shows (mostly) everyone agrees on.<p>Rotten Tomatoes surveyed people to find out, and the results are both shocking and expected.<p>"Game of Thrones" tops the list, …

This French sci-fi series could be your new horror obsession

Decades of films have proven that few things are as terrifying as the infinite vastness of space, but TV has generally been more concerned with the …

The 25 Sexiest TV Scenes on Premium Cable of the Last 25 Years

You don't have to get naked to set the small screen on fire (but hey, it doesn't hurt).<p>In the days before premium cable, television was a …

Noblemen: 1896 beginner's guide to combat

<i>Noblemen: 1896</i> is a brand new third-person shooter that's soaring in popularity right now. The game presents an alternate version of the year 1896 in …

Ammunition

Small Council: What did we think of “The Dragon and the Wolf”?

<i>“The Dragon and the Wolf” the seventh and final episode of Game of Thrones season 7, has aired. What did we think of it? Read our thoughts below,</i> …

12 Things We Need Explained in 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 (Photos)

What’s the deal with Bran’s time travel, magic, the White Walkers, and super-old Melisandre?

Game of Thrones

Gilly May Not Have Discovered The Whole Truth About Jon’s Parents On ‘Game Of Thrones’

<b>Warning: Spoilers and speculation for Game of Thrones below</b><p>After years of waiting, <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans finally know the truth about Jon Snow. He’s no Snow at all, but instead a trueborn Targaryen prince. Born of a marriage between Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lady Lyanna Stark, Jon’s birth name was …

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9 Cliffhangers That Will Make This Game of Thrones Hiatus Pure Agony

Before you even ask, the answer is yes. We're still screaming over the <b>Game of Thrones</b> season seven finale. There's already so much to contend with: A …