New Star Wars Films Explained by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

“We are moving on from the Skywalker saga,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. So no more Rey?image: Lucasfilm Now that tHey Skywalker Saga is over, what exactly is a Starwars movie? It’s a question Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has been dealing with on a daily basis for years. Things on the streaming side are purring … Read more

A review of Disney+’s Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers

Andy Samberg and John Mulaney voice Dale and Chip, respectively, on Disney+’s Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangersimage: Courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc It seems like a hip, ingenious idea: hire a few of The Lonely Island guys and a few of the Crazy Ex Girlfriend writers to deliver a fresh, off-kilter take on an animated … Read more

Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Set Pictures: David Tennant’s New Costume

Oh, you’ve redecorated! We like it.image: BBC Even more actors join Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon. Get a look at the cast of HBO’s gremlins cartoon, Secrets of the Mogwai. The first images from the Quantum Leap reboot are here. Plus, what’s coming on the now-final season of Roswell, New Mexico. Spoilers away! Pirates of the … Read more

The MCU’s Phase 4 Doesn’t Have a Big Connection, and That’s Great

In its first 10 years of moviemakingMarvel Studios established something of a myth that persists to this very day: “In Feige We Trust,” fans would exult, as if a prayer to ward against evil rather than a parasocial relationship with a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The idea that Marvel’s movies were all … Read more

Hacks hits the road in its pitch-perfect second season

Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder in hacksphoto: Karen Ballard/HBO Max It’s hard to top the first season of hacks, HBO Max’s acerbically funny series about two women (one Gen-Z, one boomer) navigating the male-dominated world of standup comedy. With a singular blend of caustic humor, incisive social commentary, and heartbreaking pathos—not to mention a lead, … Read more

A Wild Piece of Sci-Fi Film History

“Multipass.” Milla Jovovich as Leeloo in The Fifth Element.image: SonyPictures A few years before tHey One dodged bullets in TheMatrix or Darth Maul emerged in The Phantom Menacea red-haired savior name Leeloo said “multimate pass.” The ’90s were a wonderful time for fans of science fiction, with instant hits like Jurassic Park other Independence Day … Read more

President Biden’s Executive Order On Bitcoin

Joseph Stafford is a partner at the law firm Wilson Elser and provides counseling to clients in the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate/D&O Risk Management practice areas. By signing an executive order (EO) on cryptocurrencies, President Biden has signaled an openness to the technology’s potentially positive impacts. This is a significant and encouraging development … Read more

President Biden’s Executive Order On Bitcoin

Joseph Stafford is a partner at the law firm Wilson Elser and provides counseling to clients in the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate/D&O Risk Management practice areas. By signing an executive order (EO) on cryptocurrencies, President Biden has signaled an openness to the technology’s potentially positive impacts. This is a significant and encouraging development … Read more

Hacks season 2, Candy, Breeders season 3

Melanie Lynskey in candy; Martin Freeman in breeders; Jean Smart in hacksphoto: Tina Rowden/Hulu; Mark Johnson/FX; Karen Ballard/HBO Max Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 8 to Thursday, May 12. All times are Eastern. Happy viewing. [Note: The weekend edition drops on … Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch has energy and charm to burn in an ingratiating episode of SNL

photo: Mary Ellen Matthews/SNL Benedict Cumberbatch showed up on SNL‘s stage for his second hosting stint, ostensibly plugging his starring role in this weekend’s blockbuster Doctor Strange 2. Cumberbatch noted that the majority of pitches he’d gotten from writers involved the movie. The show didn’t ultimately go there, as foreshadowed by the monologue, which focused … Read more