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The latest ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ photos tease what’s next to come in the Skywalker saga

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With nearly four months to go until Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters across the nation, a fresh batch of new photos from the upcoming next chapter in the beloved franchise have been released courtesy of the good folks over at Entertainment Weekly. Let’s dive into these, shall we?

Here we have Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the planet of Ahch-To, which is where we witness that unforgettable moment of Rey offering Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber to Luke at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ouch. In this shot, we can see Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with a nasty looking scar that he acquired from that epic fight scene against Rey and Finn (John Boyega) in the previous chapter in the Skywalker saga.

This photo is perhaps my favorite one out of all of EW’s exclusives and shows Kylo Ren’s new starfighter, the TIE Silencer, which is “modeled on Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 from the original 1977 Star Wars and the TIE Interceptors from Return of the Jedi.”

We’re introduced to Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) in this photo with Finn. According to EW, Rose is a Resistance mechanic and helps pull Finn from the “brink” of “becoming an ex-good-guy” in The Last Jedi. With all of this talk about Luke considering turning himself over to the dark side, maybe Finn is the one we should have been worried about this whole time.

In the last photo, we can see director Rian Johnson directing the late Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. I mean, what more can we say? Fisher is just doing what she did best here, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the saga will say goodbye to such an incredible talent.

If you’d like to see the complete gallery of photos, you can do so by heading over to EW.

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Phoenix: Here’s your chance to see ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ early and for free

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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Dying to see some monster on monster action? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that Warner Bros. is giving several of our very lucky Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend a free advance screening of Godzilla: King of the Monsters next week.

All you have to do is click on this link to enter to win passes (good for you and one guest) to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters at Harkins Arizona Mills in big, beautiful IMAX on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

The sweepstakes are currently underway and winners will be selected and notified via email by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, so good luck! Below is the official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters as well as some additional details about the film.

Directed by: Mike Dougherty

Cast: Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sally Hawkins, and Ken Watanabe

Opens: Friday, May 31

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language

Synopsis: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

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Amid misconduct allegations, Jason Mitchell’s career has pretty much gone down the toilet

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Jason Mitchell was once considered a rising star in the world of Hollywood after garnering plenty of attention and praise for his portrayal of the late rapper Eazy-E in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. Unfortunately for Mitchell, though, he seems to have pretty much nuked his own career.

According to Deadline, just about every person, company, or project that was involved with Mitchell at one point or another has suddenly distanced themselves from the actor in recent weeks due to “allegations of inappropriate behavior being leveled against him.”

While Deadline says that the details about those allegations are “sketchy,” THR reports that Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on the Showtime series The Chi, says the actor sexually harassed her on multiple different occasions, making her feel unsafe on set.

In fact, Boone began feeling so unsafe on the set of The Chi that she would often have her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, come to set with her on days when she had to shoot scenes with Mitchell. And, get this: Boone was only one of several actresses on The Chi who had made complaints against Mitchell.

Since these allegations came to light, Mitchell has been dropped by not only his talent agent, United Talent Agency, but also his management company and his role from The Chi, as well as a role in the upcoming Netflix comedy film Desperados.

Desperados had not even begun shooting yet at the time that Mitchell was fired, but THR says that Mitchell’s co-stars on the film had already begun expressing their concerns and complaints about working with him. So, yeah, that dude must’ve been pretty damn shitty for that to be the case.

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Leonardo DiCaprio torches a bunch of Nazis in the new ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ trailer

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Stop whatever it is that you’re doing, scroll to the bottom of this post, and watch the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood right fuckin’ now. And then watch it again immediately after. And maybe one more time after that.

There’s so much to unpack here, but let me begin by saying this new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer makes the movie look like an absolute blast and I am beyond jealous of all of the lucky bastards who get to see it two whole months (!) early at Cannes today. I envy every single one of them.

Between seeing Al Pacino in a movie for the first time in god knows how long, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton lighting up a bunch of Nazis with a flamethrower, Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate, and Brad Pitt just being charming as hell, I am officially 100% in on this movie if I wasn’t already.

Critics are currently getting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood projected into their eyeholes at Cannes as we speak, so we should be getting the first reviews for the film within the next couple of hours, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters on July 26. Now go watch that new trailer again.

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