Audra Harrison, left, and husband Buzz get their gear straightened out before the start of the new "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" VR experience at the Grand Canal Shoppes on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoAshley Day, left, and Amanda Lewis, second from left, of West Palm Beach, Florida, finish their ride on The Roller Coaster with virtual reality goggles at New York-New York in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Patrick Connolly Las Vegas Review-Journal @PConnPieTeam leader Gabriel Urena, right, preps guests for the new "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" VR experience at the Grand Canal Shoppes on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoRodolphe Billon, middle, exits the new "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" VR experience at the Grand Canal Shoppes on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto If you’ve … [Read more...] about New ‘Star Wars’ VR game is a trip to a galaxy far, far away
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MEXICO CITY – Actor Diego Luna was living the Hollywood dream. He was starring in a high-profile movie ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"), owned a house by the beach and was a partner in a production company. But there was something missing from his life: Mexico. So he did the thing you're not supposed to do when you've been given a golden ticket most people will only dream about. He left. Luna, 38, who first gained international acclaim for his role as a sex-crazed teen in the 2001 Mexican road trip movie "Y Tu Mama Tambien," was watching developments back in his native country with a sense of longing but also unease. He was thrilled by exciting experiments in culture — the world-renowned chefs, musicians and fashion designers who found inspiration in the streets and Mexico's indigenous past. And he was infuriated by the politics — the brazen corruption, mass disappearances and seemingly unending drug war violence. Modern Mexico was rife with contradictions, and Luna … [Read more...] about Diego Luna was a Hollywood golden boy. So why did he go back to Mexico?
Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich explains that the original directors — Phillip Lord and Cristopher Miller — put good work into the film, even if they ultimately weren’t the right people to finish the movie. In addition, he confirms that he signed a contract that gives him the option to appear in other Star Wars movies after Solo. Also read: New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ TV Spot Teases Han’s Motivation Ehrenreich explained how their approach differed from the approach that replacement director Ron Howard, stating that their work was good, but not what Lucasfilm specifically wanted out of the film: “They had a different style than Ron in terms of the way we were working. From the first screen test on, we played around with it a lot. We tried a lot of different things, rethinking behind the scenes. That was yielding a different movie than the other factions wanted. I knew what I was doing, but in terms of what that adds up … [Read more...] about ‘Solo’ Star Defends Former Directors, May Return For More ‘Star Wars’ Movies
Stephen Colbert took a moment of Thursday's Late Show to comment on the newly-released trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. "It's got everything: Stormtroopers, Imperial walkers, that droid that's just a box with legs!" he noted of the Star Wars spinoff starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen and Forest Whitaker. "It's got the Star Wars logo, people standing in florescent lighting and, of course, the Death Star, which the Empire can't stop building for some reason." "I cannot wait," he continued of the film's December release. "My only issue is, shouldn't I have to wait? I'm used to waiting ten years for a new Star Wars movie, and twenty for a good one." "Don't get me wrong — I'm going to be there to see it opening weekend, just like I will for Episode VIII, the young Han Solo movie, Episode IX, the BobaFett movie, and VH1's Behind the Music: Cantina Band," he joked. "I'm just happy they put 'one' in the title. That way, we know … [Read more...] about Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Rogue One’ Trailer, Jokes of ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff’s Sequel
After nearly three decades as a passive observer, I finally joined the Rebel Alliance. On Friday, a small group of fellow journalists and I were among the first to try out ILMxLAB and The VOID's new virtual reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire in Downtown Disney, which is now available to the public. We entered into a small room in Anaheim decked out in concrete slabs adorned with ancient runes — quite fitting for a Rebel hideout. We were welcomed into the Rebel Alliance, filled out foreboding "don't sue us if you die in here" waivers and were prompted to use the force to open a nearby door to receive our mission briefing (a friendly castmember used a button to open the automatic door, but I swear I felt something when I waved my hand). Ushered into the next room, our small group of four would-be rebels stood in rank file before a floor-to-ceiling video screen. Upon scanning our nifty new wristbands, the screen flashed to life and we were … [Read more...] about What the Star Wars VR Experience at Downtown Disney Is Really Like