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Someone Guessed the New 'Star Wars' Title, 'The Force Awakens,' Back in 2012

by Mike Ryan November 06, 2014 06:38 PM
On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced the highly anticipated title to its highly anticipated new 'Star Wars' movie, now known as 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Once a new untitled 'Star Wars' movie is announced, it becomes kind of a fun Internet guessing game speculating what its title might be. Since the announcement that there would be an Episode VII back in October of 2012, there have been a lot of message board guesses. Today, using a Google search for the term "The Force Awakens," but omitting anything that came today, the earliest reference to this title came way back on Dec 21, 2012, when a user at the Star Wars fan site The Force.net named "Queen Gimmedala" guessed "The Force Awakens." Even more remarkable, this wasn't a list of like 100 guesses, nope, it's there all by itself.

A 'Fault in Our Stars' 2? 10 Facts in One Video

by ScreenCrush Staff November 06, 2014 07:57 AM
Made for only $12 million, 'The Fault in Our Stars' went on to make over $300 million worldwide. It's a full-on young adult phenomenon. But, even if you've sobbed your way through the tragic love story of Hazel and Gus multiple times, you still might not know everything there is to know about the movie. That's where we come in.

10 Things We Learned About 'Game of Thrones' From the 'World of Ice and Fire' Companion Book

by Jacob Hall November 05, 2014 12:17 PM
With season five of 'Game of Thrones' still months away and the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' still a big question mark, fans of Westeros and its merry cast of murderers, assassins, knights, kings and wildlings are probably hoping for something (anything!) to occupy their time. Enter 'A World of Ice and Fire,' one of the coolest companion books you will ever see.

17 Moments That Made Us Unintentionally LOL During This Week’s ‘Gotham’

by Mike Ryan November 04, 2014 10:00 AM
Monday night’s episode of ‘Gotham,’ titled ‘Penguin’s Umbrella,’ was ... pretty good! At least, this was the first episode all season that I found myself enjoying without a healthy dose of irony. ‘Gotham’ has done a good job of making Penguin interesting as he navigates the underworld that he will no doubt one day control. Hey, look at me, writing about the plot as if this were a show to take seriously! That must mean that this really was a good episode. But, yes, there were still some pretty silly moments that, in contrast, stood out even more. So, yes, here are the 17 moments on last night’s ‘Gotham’ that still make me laugh out loud.

Monday Morning Critic: 'The 100' and What The CW is Doing Right

by Ryan McGee November 03, 2014 08:35 AM
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Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: what The CW’s dramas are getting right that those on other major networks are mostly getting wrong.

'SNL' Scorecard: Chris Rock's Show Was, Well, At Least Prince Was Good

by Mike Ryan November 02, 2014 08:40 AM
Chris Rock’s hosted ‘SNL’ was, well, a bit of a mess. Which all seemed even more surprising after the obviously fired up Rock’s monologue – there just seemed to be so much energy! And then there wasn’t. ‘SNL’ has been really great so far this season, so of course after the first what can be called a misfire of the season, there were all the naysayers on Twitter, lamenting how ‘SNL’ isn’t funny anymore. Oh, puh-leeze. The reason ‘SNL’ is like nothing else is that it can go wrong; it’s what makes the show interesting.

WookieeLeaks: The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Trailer, the Newest Villain, and Star Wars: Battlefront

by Jacob Hall October 31, 2014 08:39 AM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars‘! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. Today, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer may be closer than you think, a potential new villain is teased, and the next huge 'Star Wars' video game gets a release window.

What Michael Che Wrote About Women is Really Depressing

by Mike Ryan October 30, 2014 11:55 AM
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I cover ‘SNL’ on a weekly basis and have been a staunch supporter of Michael Che’s recent rise to the ‘Weekend Update’ desk. This is why reading his sexist joke -- his fake "apology" in response to a video of a woman being harassed on the streets of New York City -- this morning didn’t ignite feelings of “outrage,” just pure disappointment and sadness.