Even though JJ Abrams’ Episode VII: The Force Awakens is still a year a way, there’s already news being reported about the plot of 2018’s installment in the franchise. According to The Wrap, intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett will get his own origin’s story in the second film in the standalone Star Wars spin-off anthology—the first being “Rogue One,” which “follows a group of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.” In other words, prepare for a lot more Star Wars in your life ... Discuss
Actor, filmmaker, comedian and writer Louis C.K. is taking his talents back to the big screen. For the first time since 2001’s disastrous Pootie Tang, C.K. will direct a feature film. The stand-up comedy superstar will write, direct and star in the upcoming indieI’m a Cop about a law enforcement volunteer who becomes an actual police officer after the death of his “highly decorated retired officer” mother. C.K.’s career has come a long way since his last foray into big screen filmmaking nearly a decade and a half ago. Along with overseeing his acclaimed FX series Louis, he’s also a successful stand-up. In April, he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he learned a lot from his early experience with Hollywood movie-making: “I was dealing with people every day whose pressures I didn't understand, and I wasn't very nice about how I said no to them. I put myself in a position I didn't have to be in. A lot of what makes this kind of stuff work is empathy” ... Discuss
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a 3,000-piece Super Star Destroyer Lego kit get completely obliterated in super slow motion, than the day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived, thanks to Wired. There’s something unexplainably satisfying about witnessing an $800-Lego kit that took 16 hours to build get destroyed for no good reason ... Discuss
A New York City police officer has died after being shot in the face following a brief confrontation with the suspect this weekend in Queens. Brian Moore, who was 25 years old, was working in plainclothes with his partner when they asked a man if he was carrying a weapon after seeing him adjusting his waistband. A moment later, police say Demetrius Blackwell opened fire. Brian Moore was sitting in his unmarked police car when he was shot. Blackwell has pleaded not guilty to the initial charges. In a statement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said,
The shooting of Officer Brian Moore over the weekend was a deplorable act of violence that has robbed New York of one of its finest. As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.
The YouTube generation has found the greatest over-the-shoulder thrower of household items the world has ever known. His name is Josh, and his superpower will boggle your mind. If it is fake—like some of the YouTube commenters suggest—it is at least a very entertaining fake ... Discuss
As part of a weird, somewhat culturally offensive promotion, Taco Bell has rhetorically pondered, “What better way to kick off Cinco de Mayo celebrations than with a free biscuit taco?” This morning until 11 a.m., the fast food chain will give away their new “Biscuit Tacos”—which are basically just eggs, cheese and sausage or bacon stuffed in a biscuit shaped like a taco. In another strange bit of cultural appropriation, they’ve also dubbed May 5th “Breakfast Defector Day” to shift its focus from the day’s historical significance into an event centered on eating free fast food tacos first thing in the morning ... Discuss