This year’s breakout drama This Is Us has been renewed for two more seasons, in an effort to keep you in a state of constant tears through at least 2019.
The show—which at looks the lives of several individuals and families experiencing a series of emotional plot-lines—was a critical and audience favorite for NBC. It’s also featured some underlying, deeper messages about love, family and consequences. From our piece “The Biblical Truths at the Heart of ‘This Is Us’”:
More than just giving us an hour of weekly entertainment, This Is Us powerfully reminds us that where we come from matters. What happened in the lives of those who raised us has the potential to significantly impact the people we become. We can try to downplay this with cries of “I’m never going to be like my parents,” but the powers of both nature and nurture are hard to fully escape.
A few years back writer and RELEVANT contributor Jon Negroni caused a stir online when he outlined a theory in detail of how all Pixar film are connected and exist in the same universe—some, at the same time. It’s a compelling read, especially if you’re a fan of the movies.
Now, the studio has released a short film, showing some of the many connections hidden throughout the movies.
Part of the vision of the Star Wars franchise moving forward is to have spin-off films created for different characters within the fictional universe. This mash-up trailer—which uses audio from the current biopic Jackie (about former first lady Jackie Kennedy) and clips from Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III—shows why Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala also deserves her own movie.