By passing the young Han Solo film off to Ron Howard, the Star Wars universe handlers assured viewers of a certain level of competence and joy. Howard’s varied career has involved everything from beloved acting turns like Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham and well-respected directorial work like Frost/Nixon, Cocoon, and A Beautiful Mind. This general high quality and Howard’s reassuring, genial nature combined memorably on Arrested Development, which he shepherded into being and served as champion for during its long, pre-Netflix time in the wilderness. He also served as the omnipotent, friendly narrator for the Bluth family’s various misadventures. The obvious question, then: Could the broader Star Wars universe possibly play out within the madcap Arrested Development tone? Nerdist has helpfully tested this hypothesis, appending the entire original trilogy with Howard’s smart-ass asides. It works pretty well—particularly the “Luke was, however, … [Read more...] about And now the story of the young Han Solo movie told via
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When Han Solo declared “Chewie, we’re home” in the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it brought tears to even most hardened fans. And in another trailer, he thrilled us by declaring, “It’s true, all of it.” But Harrison Ford says both those lines are being wildly misinterpreted. Though he’s now in his seventies, Ford is cooler than ever. Talking to him, you almost forget all the incredible movies he’s been in. The things he’s seen and done. He doesn’t seem to care, so why should you? It’s not until after shaking his hand and leaving the room that his momentous historical presence takes over. This isn’t just Han Solo, it’s Indiana Jones, it’s Rick Deckard, Jack Ryan, Richard Kimble and a dozen others all rolled into one. Advertisement He’s a living legend, so when he tells us there’s more to those lines from the trailers than we realize, we listen. “‘Chewie, … [Read more...] about Harrison Ford Says Han Solo’s Lines in
I'm not sure how the Lucasfilm marketing machine hasn't invaded the world of crayons already, but it looks like Etsy seller extramoneyformommy is the first to the market with a set shaped like Han Solo in his carbonite prison. For just four bucks you get a set of eight in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, and black. And they're not made from cheap knock-off crayon wax either. They're melted down from genuine, 100 percent non-toxic, Crayola crayons. So get them while you can, because I'm sure Lucas' legal forces are closing in at the moment. [Etsy via Technabob] Advertisement … [Read more...] about Get These Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Crayons Before Lucas’ Empire Strikes Back
Don’t everybody thank me at once. You still have a Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Millenium Falcon with Han Solo. The Pop! figure is currently available for pre-order exclusively to Amazon Prime members. So, if you love Star Wars and don’t have Prime yet, you know what to do. S. From a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... The Millennium Falcon with Han Solo as a Pop! Deluxe from Funko! This Pop! Deluxe captures all the amazing little details of the iconic spaceship and is among the largest figures Funko has ever produced! Don’t miss out on your chance to own the ship that made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs as only Funko can deliver! The figure measures 5.5" tall, is 10.5" wide and 13.25" long and come in a window box display. This item will surely become the center piece of your Funko Pop! Star Wars collection! Advertisement You can order the Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Millenium Falcon with Han Solo now for $65, but won’t be charged until it … [Read more...] about Only Amazon Prime Members Can Preorder This Giant Millenium Falcon Funko Pop!
Han Xu, the tallest player in the WNBA, hunched over the menu at a trendy Brooklyn pizza spot, trying to figure out what to order in a place that lists “bèchamel” as an ingredient. This would possibly be difficult even if she could read English, but the Chinese center does not. Decked head to toe in American basketball brands, her massive hands flew around the fine print as she shot rapid questions to a translator in Mandarin. Here, in the type of gentrified place that now charges for a pizza what a former occupant of the building used to ask for an oil change, the menu is particularly tricky to parse. After consulting on nearly every ingredient on every dish, Han picked a sausage and pepperoni pizza, and was pleased with her choice until it came out with pickled chiles on top. She doesn’t do chiles. Starving, she had to spend the first five minutes of the meal forking off the little green heat sources before she could begin putting away the entire 12-inch … [Read more...] about They Want Her To Be The Next Yao Ming, But What Does She Want?