Daily Express - Film
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Mondoweiss
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When we see them throwing rocks at the madmen who have taken their property, we want to cheer. The unspoken message of the film, conveyed by its tone and chapter titles/images, is that some form of biblical catastrophe awaits. There are many conceptual problems with the film. It does not touch on the original sin of Israel, the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing that allowed the establishment of a “Jewish state” in the first place in 1948, as Ben Ehrenreich has pointed out. The settlers are only carrying out a project begun by the original Jewish settlers in Palestine ( as I documented after staying with settlers last year ). Shimon Dotan The film also does not dare to mention the American Jewish community’s role in protecting Israel from any international consequences for its criminal conduct. The only American supporters in the movie are Christian Zionists as if they had anything to do with the Democratic Party's inability to take on the settlers.
Mashable
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Anyone who's seen Clueless will remember that iconic scene where Cher stands in front of the blackboard to take part in a class debate on Haiti. But what if it wasn't Alicia Silverstone in the role, but Andrew Garfield? Or Adam Driver? SEE ALSO: Andrew Garfield reveals why he kissed Ryan Reynolds at the Golden Globes As part of their Casting Call series, W magazine asked Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Hedges to audition for the role of Cher and give their own reading of the speech. If we had to pick who we'd give the role to, we'd probably go for Garfield he really gives it 110%. Read more... More about Uk , Funny , Audition , Clueless , and Adam Driver
IBTimes
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Mashable
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You join the Han Solo movie, you'd best not miss. Michael Kenneth Williams, known to millions of HBO viewers as beguiling bad guy Omar on The Wire and gangster Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire , has officially joined the cast of the 2018 Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm confirmed Monday. SEE ALSO: New Han Solo movie details and this awesome first photo are enough to make your heart stop "Williams is going from his hometown of Brooklyn to a galaxy far, far away," read the official announcement , which followed a week of rumors that the star was in talks to join the film in an undisclosed role. That role remains entirely mysterious, however in contrast to Williams' co-stars Alden Ehrenreich (young Han Solo), Donald Glover (young Lando Calrissian), Woody Harrelson (a mentor to young Han from the criminal underworld), Joonas Suotamo (young Chewbacca) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge , who is said to be playing a CGI character in the style of Alan Tudyk's K-2SO from Rogue One .
Variety
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Mondoweiss
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Eisenkot not only supervised the actions as chief of Northern Command at the time – he later (2008) even declared it policy for future warfare: “We will wield disproportionate power against every village from which shots are fired on Israel, and cause immense damage and destruction. From our perspective, these are military bases…This isnt a suggestion. This is a plan that has already been authorized.” In other words, the genocidal aspects are not a fringe element of Israeli society. They are represented by its very political and military leadership. Genocide as an overall aspect defining the policy of Israel vis-à-vis Palestinians has been noted in various ways by leading historians, intellectuals and writers, recently also by writer Ben Ehrenreich . The campaign in support of Elor Azarya cannot be seen as disconnected from the overall genocidal vein that he and his actions represent.
TIME - Top Stories
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The first photo from the set of the Han Solo spinoff movie is finally here. After revealing that the upcoming Star Wars Story will star Alden Ehrenreich as young Han alongside a supporting cast featuring Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson, Disney announced that production was officially underway with a Tuesday press release that included a photo of the film's principal actors as well as directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous, Lord and Miller said. We cant think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky. Shooting has begun on the Han Solo #StarWars moviehere's the proof! https://t.co/dj8VCtL2Jv Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 21, 2017 The still-untitled spinoff is set to hit theaters May 25, 2018.
Mashable
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Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, kid though, if this photo's any indication, it is a hell of a lot of fun. Lucasfilm released the above photo on Tuesday morning from the still-untitled Han Solo movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich, which started filming this month. Even more, the movie will hit a cineplex screen near you on May 25, 2018 , according to Lucasfilm. SEE ALSO: Young Han Solo director finds the perfect way to reveal filming has begun The Disney subsidiary also confirmed a number of things you might've already suspected: Chewbacca will be in the movie (played by Joonas Suotamo, rather than the aging Peter Mayhew). So will the Millennium Falcon, with or without a few special modifications. Read more... More about Han Solo , Star Wars , Entertainment , and Film
Deadline
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I4U News
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Han Solo movie is happening and as the days progress we are getting more confirmations about the behind the camera and on-camera cast and crew. Alden Ehrenreich was announced to play the main...
Variety
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Variety
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Following her critically acclaimed turn in the Amazon series Fleabag, actress Pheobe Waller-Bridge is in talks for a key role in the upcomingStar WarsHan Solo spinoff starring Alden Ehrenreich. The role would be a CGI-driven performance from Waller-Bridge but would still be a significant part of the ensemble, similarly to key Star Wars... Read more »
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) Titles for Star Wars movies must be like buses; you wait ages for one and then they come along in a clump. Last week we learned that Episode VIII—which arrives in December—will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi . That film will be followed in 2018 by a Han Solo origin story, and thanks to Chris Miller's twitter feed, we have a name: Han First Shot pic.twitter.com/KReR6rgKFTChris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 30, 2017 Miller is directing the movie alongside Phil Lord; the duo were previously responsible for the (excellent) Lego Movie . And as we discovered last August , Adam Ehrenreich is expected to star as Han Solo, possibly in more than one film. Star Wars: Red Cup might be somewhat of an inside joke; after all the eponymous drinking vessel is made by a company called Solo. And it could just be a working title for now, the way Return of the Jedi was filmed under the moniker Blue Harvest .
Mental Floss
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by Sarah Weldon Well, there you have it: Chris Miller, the co-director of the new Han Solo-centered Star Wars spin-off, has thrown his answer in the ring regarding George Lucas's controversial and oft-debated edits to the 1997 re-release of A New Hope: Han First Shot pic.twitter.com/KReR6rgKFTChris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 30, 2017 Okay, okay: It's probably just a pun to mark the first day of shooting on the spin-off film. But come on, of course Han shot first . The Solo-centric film is set to be released next year, with Hail Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich front and center as a young Solo and Atlanta 's Donald Glover taking on the role of Lando Calrissian. Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke are also involved in the project. Phil Lord will direct alongside Miller; the two have worked together on 21 Jump Street , The LEGO Movie , and their respective sequels. And no, the title of the new film is not Star Wars: Red Cup . The film is still officially nameless —though it is certainly not pun-less .
France 24
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British actor Jack Huston's grandfather, the legendary filmmaker John Huston, once had a movie about psychological trauma among soldiers banned because of its anti-war message. The double Oscar-winner reacted furiously when "Let There Be Light" was confiscated by US military police, saying he'd expect "someone to take me outside and shoot me" if he ever made a pro-war film, according to his 34-year-old grandson. "That sentiment stands today. I never really had any interest in making a war movie because I found a lot of instances where they glorified war," the younger Huston tells AFP. The actor nevertheless finds himself this year as one of the stars alongside Jennifer Aniston and Alden Ehrenreich in The Yellow Birds," a movie about the terrors of fighting in Iraq. "This movie doesn't glorify war. It's very honest," Huston tells AFP ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.
Deadline
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Alexandre Moors ( Blue Caprice ) returns to Sundance this year with The Yellow Birds , based on the Kevin Powers novel about young soldiers at war, the effect it has on them when they return home, and the questions they face when one of their number doesn't return. Alden Ehrenreich plays Brandon Bartle, tasked by his Staff Sergeant ( Jack Huston ) to look after Murph ( Tye Sheridan ), who is far from ready for the traumas of the front lines. Ehrenreich skipped the festival, but...
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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ACTOR Woody Harrelson will be heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next movie, playing a role in the second anthology Star Wars film focused on a young Han Solo. Lucasfilm said Wednesday in a statement that the 55-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will join Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the younger version of the smuggler and space pirate Han Solo. The cast will also include Donald Glover, as a young Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, in an undisclosed role. "We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," said Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of the film due out for release next year. "His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong." The Hunger Games actor told Mashable in a Facebook Live that he would be playing a "mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal".
Mashable
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Woody Harrelson is officially joining the cast of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film centered around a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) , and Mashable got a chance to talk to the Hunger Games star soon after the casting news broke on Wednesday. Details about Harrelson's Star Wars role are scarce, but the actor confirmed rumors that he'll be playing "a mentor to Han," telling Mashable that his character is "also a bit of a criminal." Much as Obi-Wan Kenobi schooled Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, perhaps Harrelson's character will tutor the young Han Solo in the finer points of being a smuggling scoundrel. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Woody Harrelson , and Entertainment
TIME - Top Stories
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The rumors are true: Woody Harrelson will be joining the Star Wars universe as an unspecified character in the upcoming young Han Solo film. Lucasfilm confirmed the casting this morning after trade reports broke the news that a deal was close last week. The films directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (best known for The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street films), released a statement Wednesday about Harrelsons involvement. We couldnt be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody, they said. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong. Harrelson will join Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who also has an unspecified role, as well as Atlanta star Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Alden Ehrenreich ( Hail, Caesar! ) has the lead part of the galactic smuggler, and he was recently photographed by a fan having lunch with Harrison Ford.
Evening Standard - Showbiz
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Mashable
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Woody Harrelson is confirmed to join the young Han Solo Star Wars movie. The Hollywood Reporter noted on Jan. 3 that Harrelson was in talks to join the film as the young Solo's mentor figure, which sounds very similar to his role as Haymitch Abernathy in the Hunger Games franchise. SEE ALSO: Harrison Ford's 10 best movie roles ever We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement . His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Woody Harrelson , Han Solo , Star Wars , and Movies
Daily Express - Entertainment
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STAR WARS spin-off Young Han Solo starts filming this year, and Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich have been snapped together in an amazing new picture.
Deadline
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Woody Harrelson is in early talks to play a key role in Disney 's Han Solo movie, the next Star Wars stand-alone film that stars Alden Ehrenreich in the origin story of one of the franchise's most iconic characters. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the pic, which already has brought aboard Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke. Deadline has confirmed the Harrelson talks; Disney declined comment. The untitled Han Solo movie is the second in the...