From Back to the Future and The Iron Giant, to Akira and The A-Team, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is absolutely jam-packed with pop culture references. However, despite the efforts of arguably the most famous and powerful director of all time, one kind of big property isn't in the movie adaptation.
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New photos are out for the latest iteration of the classic (and public domain!) story of Robin Hood. The 2018 version, directed by Otto Bathurst, promises to be a "gritty" retelling of the traditional tale... complete with assault rifle-esque bows and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, whose wardrobe is straight out of a space opera.
The most moving moments in the history of Star Wars are always the darkest. The end of The Empire Strike Back and the deaths of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are a few examples on a much longer list. Thankfully, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story understands that and more. It's a movie that nails what it means to be Star Wars in seemingly every way, and it's not afraid to scare the bejeezus out of a few kids to get there.