Tag "Wars"

Natalie Portman Defends the Star Wars Prequels in Foul-Mouthed SNL Rap

(Note: I’m going to quote the lyrics here, and they are sexually explicit.) Twelve years after her first foul-mouthed Saturday Night Live rap with Andy Samberg, Natalie Portman returned to host with another equally explicit sketch. This time around, however, she briefly appeared in her Queen Amidala makeup to defend the prequels. As with the original Portman rap from 2006, this one opens with the premise of a cushy celebrity

Things We Saw Today: Solo: A Star Wars Story Could Have a Different Name in China Because The Last Jedi Bombed

Has the Star Wars brand become toxic in China? According to reports, this seems to be the case. We’ve talked about how poorly The Last Jedi performed, pulled from Chinese theaters after just two weeks—likely because Rian Johnson’s film was hard to get into if you weren’t already steeped in Star Wars lore and nostalgia. So instead of risking another “eh, Star Wars, hard pass” reaction from the world’s second-largest movie market, it appears