Rian Johnson to Develop New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy; Will Write and Direct First Installment

On a conference call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that they’ve hired Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson to develop a new Star Wars trilogy. Ben Fritz adds that the new trilogy presumably wouldn’t arrive until after 2020: Disney has signed a deal with Rian Johnson to develop “a brand new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy” says Bob Iger, presumably coming after 2020. Whoa! — Ben Fritz (@benfritz) November 9, 2017 For all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the development of various Star Wars movies, the one that has been drama-free is The Last …

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Smart Thinking: Guy Cuts Into Gas Cylinder, Gives It A Kick

This is a video of a man who cuts into a gas cylinder, then gives it a kick after it starts spewing fire, presumably because his quick thinking led him to believe that fiery gas cylinders, like humans, should stop, drop and roll. He was wrong. Thankfully he manages to escape without burning himself to a crisp (although he definitely can’t grow eyebrows anymore), but that expensive looking excavator behind him doesn’t make it. Obviously, this man, like every single one of my friends, is not the kind of person you want around in the event of an emergency. Continue reading

The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated on November 9th Any time is the right time to watch a horror movie. Waiting for October to indulge in frightening films is the old way to get your tricks and treats, like renting from Blockbuster or not using Treatster to map out which houses give out the best candy. No, in the modern world you can sit back and enjoy your scares from the comfort of your own couch thanks to screaming streaming content from Netflix. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now, an evolving …

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Rian Johnson, Writer-Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Create All-New Star Wars Trilogy

For director Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce. 

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored. Continue reading

Good To Know: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Editor Discusses The Proper Plural Of Octopus

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This is a video of Merriam-Webster Dictionary associate editor Kory Stamper discussing the proper plural form of ‘octopus’. The short answer? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: Octopuses. The long answer? Well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out. Go ahead, take the time to learn something today. And while you’re at it, why don’t you take the time to do something nice for somebody else? And, if that person happens to be me, well, I wouldn’t say no. “Do you need help carrying those bags?” DON’T TOUCH MY SHIT, THEIF. Continue reading