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‘Gotti’ Earns Extremely Rare 0% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

‘Gotti’ Earns Extremely Rare 0% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Critics have whacked Gotti, the new mob movie starring John Travolta as the Teflon Don. 45 producers (!) struggled for almost a decade to bring this biopic to the big screen. Perhaps they should’ve waited a little bit longer – Gotti reviews have earned the movie a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. The long, strange saga of John […]

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Rian Johnson addresses fan backlash against The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi may be among the best-reviewed movies in the whole saga by critics, but as of now, the movie has the lowest audience score on Rotten Tomatoes in the whole series (excluding Clone Wars) at 55%. No doubt the low rating is the work of trolls ganging up on the movie, but there are plenty of fans out there who did not like Rian Johnson’s approach to the movie and his attempt to break... Read More...
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Rian Johnson Admits ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Backlash Hurts, But He’s Not Taking It Personally

Rian Johnson Admits ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Backlash Hurts, But He’s Not Taking It Personally
Rian Johnson has made one of the most critically acclaimed “Star Wars” entries to date with “The Last Jedi,” but it’s receiving a more polarizing reaction among certain sections of the “Star Wars” fandom. Many outlets have pointed to the worrisome Rotten Tomatoes user score, which is currently at 55% after over 115,000 reviews, but complaints the film is just too funny and betrays plot points set up in “The Force Awakens” can be found all over social media and Reddit.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

Fortunately, Johnson is taking all the backlash in stride. In a new interview with Business Insider, Johnson admits that fan backlash always hurts on some level but that he isn’t taking any of it too personally. Johnson accepted the “Star Wars” writing and directing gig because he is first
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New Petition Calls For Star Wars: The Last Jedi To Be Removed From Canon

It’s no secret that Star Wars: The Last Jedi floored critics with its spectacular visuals and heartfelt story. In fact, in his own review, Matt Donato of Wgtc heaped praise on the film for its bold storytelling. And he wasn’t the only one.

As the online consensus began to take shape, Rian Johnson’s sequel was officially certified ‘fresh’ over on Rotten Tomatoes, who later confirmed The Last Jedi to be the highest-rated Star Wars movie ever made (after Empire Strikes Back) at 93 percent. But for Rt users, it’s a completely different story.

After more than 113,000 ratings, The Last Jedi‘s ‘audience score’ is hovering precariously at 56 percent, and that number continues to plummet with each passing day. To put things into perspective, both The Force Awakens and Rogue One sustained solid scores at 89 percent and 87 percent, respectively, making this a rather strange anomaly. Could it be
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Star Wars Fans Petition to Have The Last Jedi Removed from Canon

Star Wars Fans Petition to Have The Last Jedi Removed from Canon
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Disgruntled Star Wars fans are getting angry the only way that they know how to, which is to start a petition to let the world know that they are not happy. The new petition has been started to remove Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi from the official Star Wars canon because it's so different from the original trilogy. Johnson has come under fire for breaking new ground instead of following the path of the Star Wars universe and many fans are quite angry with his decision to try and make something new. Minor Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead.

The new petition to remove The Last Jedi from the official Star Wars canon comes from Henry Walsh from Atlanta, Georgia, who feels that Rian Johnson has ruined the Star Wars franchise. In his letter stating his case, Walsh is short, but
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The Last Jedi Director Responds to Fan Backlash

The Last Jedi Director Responds to Fan Backlash
Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is currently fanning the flames of a massive Star Wars fan fight, but the director is taking it all in stride as revealed in a new interview. First and foremost, Johnson is a Star Wars fan and his career has been leading him up to this point, but fans have been taking to social media to tear him apart for not making the movie that they expected, which is having little to no effect on the director since he has been expecting some kind of backlash since day one. The interview is also a great insight into how Rian Johnson worked on the story and stayed away from the internet while writing.

Rian Johnson recently sat down with Business Insider to discuss The Last Jedi as well as some of the harsh criticism that the movie has gained on social media. When asked about the controversy,
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Kylo Ren Was Almost Bald in The Last Jedi

Kylo Ren Was Almost Bald in The Last Jedi
It's been just a few days since The Last Jedi hit theaters, bringing in a whopping $220 million domestic in its opening weekend, with just over $450 million worldwide. Released concurrently with the movie itself was the new book The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by author Phil Szostak, from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Abrams Books, and in case you haven't gotten to pick up this book yet, a new concept art illustration poses some rather interesting questions. It seems that, at least at some point during the development process, the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) had gone bald after the events of The Force Awakens.

The new images comes courtesy of Games Radar, which speculates that the decision to make Kylo Ren bald may not have had anything to do with a specific direction the story was taking, but merely because the concept artist may have been solely focused on Kylo Ren's costume,
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Rian Johnson Levels On The Last Jedi’s Most Shocking Cameo

Perhaps more so than any other Star Wars movie before it, The Last Jedi blindsided viewers with a story that was equal parts inventive and bold – surprising, yet remarkably well told.

That’s just my own humble opinion, of course, and if we’ve learned anything over the past few days, it’s that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has split audiences right down the middle. It’s even stooped lower than Justice League on the official Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score. Yikes.

Backlash aside, writer-director Rian Johnson honored tradition with his handling of the sequel’s biggest cameo, which was made possible by some rather astonishing puppetry. And just like all other post-launch breakdowns of The Last Jedi, the following quote from Johnson is riddled with spoilers, so proceed with caution.

That felt really important to me. And, actually, I cut some of that out and Frank Oz said to
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Disney Defends ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Against Fan Backlash: ‘It’s Got People Talking’

Disney Defends ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Against Fan Backlash: ‘It’s Got People Talking’
One of the biggest headlines to emerge in the wake of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opening in theaters has been the polarizing fan response to the Rian Johnson-directed sequel. Despite an “A” CinemaScore, “The Last Jedi” has riled certain fans on Reddit and social media, and many people have noticed the 56% Rotten Tomatoes user grade after over 100,000 ratings. For whatever reason, the mystery of “The Last Jedi” backlash continues to grow, so much so that Disney has felt compelled to defend it.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

Rian Johnson, the cast, and the Lucasfilm team have delivered an experience that is totally ‘Star Wars’ yet at the same time fresh, unexpected and new,” Disney president of theatrical distribution Dave Hollis told Deadline in response to the backlash. “That makes this a ‘Star Wars’ film
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There's a Petition For Disney To Remove Star Wars: The Last Jedi From the Official Canon

"This is not going to end the way you think." 

The latest chapter in the Star Wars Saga is already off to an impressive opening weekend at the box office, becoming the fourth film in domestic box office history to make over $200 million in its first weekend. But despite the financial success, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is causing a "disturbance in the force" among Star Wars fans. Fans seem to be polarized on their opinions of Rian Johnson's follow up to 2015's The Force Awakens. Currently The Last Jedi has the lowest audience rating (57%) of any Star Wars film on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a bit shocking considering its rating is worse than All of the prequel films. 

The Force Awakens had a different kind of uproar, in that a lot of fans knocked Episode VII for being "too much of the same" or a just soft remake of A New Hope.
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Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Fake News

Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Fake News
Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened to theaters over the weekend after 2 years of waiting, speculating, and fan theories. Director Rian Johnson took everything that fans though that they knew about Star Wars and turned it upside down, throwing in surprises and plot twists that took many fans over the edge. Many hardcore fans were disappointed in a lot of the risks that Johnson took, but critics overwhelmingly praised the movie as did a lot of the fan base. However, a quick glance at the Rotten Tomatoes user score shows something much different than what is shown in the Cinemascore rating. Further evidence suggests that some internet trolls have made "burner" accounts to trash The Last Jedi.

It's inevitable, a new Star Wars movie comes out and it's polarizing amongst fans who will argue their point until they're blue in the face. Rotten Tomatoes currently has The Last Jedi
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Weekend Box Office: The Disney Empire Strikes Back

Gee, didn’t see this one coming.

Disney/Lucasfilm’s latest offering from the indestructible Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, was a force to be reckoned with at movie theaters nationwide this weekend. The opening numbers for the eighth chapter of the Skywalker saga came very close to matching the record opening set two years ago by its predecessor The Force Awakens.

Powered by a galaxy of marketing, hype and strong reviews, Star Wars: The Last Jedi forced its way to a majestic $220 million from 4,232 venues. The acclaimed Rian Johnson-directed sequel began its run Thursday night with $45 million in ticket sales. Friday was good for $59 million –or $104.7 million if you combine Thursday and Friday-; Saturday finished up with $64 million while Sunday’s estimate is pegged at $51.2 million. The opening numbers for Last Jedi were responsible for a whopping 82% of the top ten’s business for this week.

On the critical side,
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‘The Last Jedi’ Opens to $220 Million, No Matter What Disappointed Fanboys Say

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‘The Last Jedi’ Opens to $220 Million, No Matter What Disappointed Fanboys Say
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” lived up to its very high expectations with a domestic weekend gross of $220 million. Foreign territories (with China not yet opened) added another $450 million to the total so far — a strong number, to state the obvious, at anytime, even more so for the pre-Christmas date.

This is a decided improvement over last year’s franchise sidebar “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” which opened to $157 million, and only 15 percent below what “The Force Awakens” did two years ago. The return of the series opened to almost unprecedented interest and demand.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

This number is a terrific performance for a franchise now providing annual entries, with normal attrition usually meaning to lower grosses. “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second of the “Star Wars” series, opened in an
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Paul Thomas Anderson Knows What His ‘Star Wars’ Movie Would Be Like: ‘F----ing Over-Long and Depressing’

Paul Thomas Anderson Knows What His ‘Star Wars’ Movie Would Be Like: ‘F----ing Over-Long and Depressing’
Rian Johnson is currently earning critical acclaim for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” with many critics and fans surprised he was able to execute his own vision of what a “Star Wars” movie should be. “The Last Jedi” is nothing like “The Force Awakes,” and Johnson managed to craft a funnier, more character-focused installment of the space franchise.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Carrie Fisher is Responsible For Writing These Emotional Final Leia Quotes

Considering Lucasfilm has been at the center of controversy for firing directors over creative and stylistic differences, it’s something of a miracle Johnson was able to do his thing on “The Last Jedi.” But would the company be ready to let other auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson step into the director’s chair? Probably not anytime soon, but Anderson already knows what his “Star Wars” film looks like.

“It’s fucking over-long and depressing,
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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi receives amazing reviews and good box office news and more

The Week in Star Wars is back with a Last Jedi special, with reviews of the film, everything you need to know about the box office and much more…

It’s finally here! Rian Johnson’s eighth adventure in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Reviews for the film were incredibly strong – the film is 93% on Rotten Tomatoes at press time – but it has divided some of the fan base. There has even been a petition launched for Disney to remove the film from cannon and “push back Episode IX” so they can remake Episode VIII. Whatever the case, you can read Robert Kojder’s ★★★★ review here, James Turner’s ★★ review here and my own ★★★★★ review here. What did you all think of it?..

…And it’s been good news for the film at the box office, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” may be one of the most critically acclaimed entries in the franchise (IndieWire gave it an A- and called it it the most satisfying “Star Wars” film in decades), but it’s passionately dividing fans in a way most “Star Wars” films don’t. Unlike the universally beloved reception to “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” isn’t every fan’s up of tea.

Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Break Their Silence on Luke’s Storyline

“The Last Jedi” currently holds a negative 57 percent Rotten Tomatoes user score after over 83,000 responses, which pales in comparison to the 88 percent “The Force Awakens” ended up with after over 200,000 user scores. But while the Rotten Tomatoes user score indicates a more-negative fan response, the IMDb score is currently at 8.0 (even with “The Force Awakens”) and received an ‘A
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‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Says There Will Be “Extensive” Deleted Scenes On ‘The Last Jedi’ DVD

Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi“ has been released into the world and the bold, daring, and sometimes divisive ‘Star Wars’ movie, is just destroying at the box office. And while there was the surprise element of the film charting low on the Rotten Tomatoes audience score—some of which may have been trolling—the film earned a glowing A on Cinemascore, so there’s pretty much nothing to worry about if you’re an invested fan.

Continue reading ‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Says There Will Be “Extensive” Deleted Scenes On ‘The Last Jedi’ DVD at The Playlist.
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J.J. Abrams Has Pitched Star Wars 9 Story to Lucasfilm

J.J. Abrams Has Pitched Star Wars 9 Story to Lucasfilm
J.J. Abrams just pitched Star Wars 9 to the top brass at Disney. With the recent announcement that Disney is purchasing most of 21st Century Fox, Disney CEO Bob Iger has extended through 2021, so he's still the man that the biggest of big decisions need to go through. Star Wars is pretty much the biggest franchise ever, so it makes sense that Abrams, despite his very good track record, would need to pitch the story to Iger directly.

The news of J.J. Abrams' pitch came out as a result of this Disney/Fox merger. While tracking updates, via conference calls that have been made to answer the great many questions people have, it was revealed that Abrams was set to pitch the story to Bob Iger on the morning of December 15, which just so happens to be the day that Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived in theaters. What went on in that pitch room?
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Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Lower Than Justice League

Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Lower Than Justice League
Well, it's hard to say anyone saw this coming. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived in theaters and fans are super excited about it. Or, at least they were. There was a ton of hype leading up to the release and, deservedly so, considering all of the questions Star Wars fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago. However, things are not going according to plan, as The Last Jedi now has a shockingly low audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. How low? Believe it or not, it's even lower than the score Justice League currently has.

This likely comes as a huge surprise to anyone who was following the news leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Following the movie's world premiere, the social media reactions were almost universally positive. That led to an incredibly positive first wave of reviews from critics.
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Wow! Justice League Has a Higher Audience Score Rating Than Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Here's something that I wasn't expecting to see! Justice League actually has a higher audience score rating on Rotten Tomatoes than Star Wars: The Last Jedi! 

Now, the critics are loving The Last Jedi as it currently has a 93% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. The Audience Score, however, doesn't reflect that at all! It currently holds a 58% approval rating! 

When it comes to Justice League, for the most part, the critics hated it and it only has a 40% critics score. But when it comes to the Audience Score, it boasts an 80% rating!

It's just really weird to see a film from a beloved franchise like Star Wars not getting the love from the audiences. I went and saw the movie for a second time last night and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I saw it. The audiences seemed to love it as well as the
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