Screen Junkies » carrie fisher http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Meet the Star Wars Episode VII Cast (So Far) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/meet-the-new-star-wars-episode-vii-cast/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/meet-the-new-star-wars-episode-vii-cast/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:56:50 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264411 The list of cast members for the new Star Wars movie is ever-growing. Check out who's on board so far.

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Seems like every week, new cast info emerges — interesting or otherwise — on the upcoming Star Wars trilogy. The production is such nerd enchantment that it makes the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie look like a farming documentary. Most fanboys seem pretty content with their high priest J.J. Abrams at the helm, but as can be expected, there’s a boatload of scrutiny in the comments section of any article about the cast.

There’s a lot riding on Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams and company can either bolster the legacy of the Holy Trilogy (and make folks forget about its far inferior prequel trilogy) or they could pull some Jar-Jar Binks s**t and forever sport the ire of grown men who finished undergrad before ever getting laid.

We’ll all find out next December. Meanwhile, here’s the lowdown on all the confirmed stars so far:

Lupita Nyong’o – Role Unannounced We at Screen Junkies are truly thrilled to see Lupita getting all the props she deserves from her Oscar-winning turn in 12 Years a Slave. But that means nothing if her as-yet-unannounced role is of Jar-Jar Binks’ long-lost offspring. Everyone will come after that Oscar with pitchforks faster than they came after Halle after Catwoman. 

Gwendoline Christie - Role Unannounced This is a fantastic hire, since Christie’s Brienne of Tarth is one of the best characters among a lot of great ones on the fantastic Game of Thrones. I hope they don’t douse her in a bunch of makeup for her role, because her face is a commanding presence. She’d be absolutely kick-ass in a lightsaber duel.

John Boyega – Role Unannounced Don’t know much about this guy or if that many people on this side of the pond caught him in any of his four roles to date. Presumably, he was tapped after his performance in British horror-comedy Attack the Block. Check out the funny fan-made scene above of Boyega wielding a lightsaber in place of a bat in a scene from that movie.

Daisy Ridley – Role Unannounced The rumor mill has Ridley, a British television star who could probably sit down in your living room and go unrecognized, as one of the lead characters in the entire trilogy. Daughter of Han and Leia, perhaps? To be plucked from relative obscurity to go to the front of the bus in the most anticipated franchise return in decades? No pressure, dear…

Adam DriverRole Unannounced Perhaps the only part of HBO’s Girls that doesn’t qualify as a hate-watch, Driver’s career has picked up substantially in the last year or so; word is he’s going to be somewhere on the Dark Side of things for Episode VII, which means there’s a decent chance he’ll be defeated by the film’s conclusion and not make it to the rest of the trilogy. Which would be a damn shame.

Oscar Isaac – Role Unannounced This guy came from out of nowhere and blew everyone away with his titular role in the Coen BrothersInside Llewyn Davis from last year. The Star Wars series is not exactly known for its dramatic heft or acting chops (the last trilogy did have Hayden Christensen in a lead role, after all), so I’m excited to see what Isaac brings to the table.

Andy SerkisRole Unannounced If Serkis is involved, that means there will be some serious motion capture work in the new movie. Since everything he touches turns to gold these days, the cred he adds to the series is invaluable.

Domhnall Gleeson – Role Unannounced I would be more excited if his horribly underrated dad Brendan were in the series, but Domhnall showed some interesting promise of a career to come in last year’s About Time. Listen to him explain in his Irish brogue how scared he is of talking about Star Wars at all.

On the next page: A bunch of grizzled veterans and another cute British girl you’ve never heard of.

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William Shatner And Carrie Fisher Embroiled In Star Trek/Star Wars Feud http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-shatner-and-carrie-fisher-embroiled-in-star-trekstar-wars-feud/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-shatner-and-carrie-fisher-embroiled-in-star-trekstar-wars-feud/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:24:31 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238262 Today in relevant news...

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The idea of this feud is much, much funnier than the practical application, but nonetheless, the feud…

On September 15th, William Shatner said in an interview that he thought, “Star Wars is derivative by, what? 10, 15, 20 years?” A damning indictment from a man who urges us to name our own fares on air travel and lodging.

Carrie Fisher, who apparently has some time on her hands, has fired back with:

“It’s obvious isn’t it? My friend Abe Gurko and I discuss his ridiculous video. Bill Shatner doesn’t know what he’s talking about but given that he’s 80; is it any surprise? Join me in answering Bill’s rant and don’t forget… he likes to be called Han Solo.”

I have no idea what any of that means. What’s an Abe Gurko?

At this point, Shatner has taken to addressing Carrie directly in YouTube videos. It’s understandable if you’re losing interest in this whole exchange by now.

Of course, like everything else these two engage in, there’s a lot of self-awareness in this playful back and forth. It may not be important at all, but there’s an unspoken law when you start publishing on the Internet: if there’s a Shatner story, you have to publish. Laws are laws.

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In Honor of Carrie Fisher’s Weight Loss: Proof That God Loves Actors and Hates Actresses http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/proof-that-god-loves-actors-and-hates-actresses/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/proof-that-god-loves-actors-and-hates-actresses/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:34:43 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14148 The proof is all around us, if we know where to look. I looked in the tabloids, and found all the proof I needed.

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Earlier this year, Carrie Fisher inspired me to write a horribly sexist post about actresses who have aged less than gracefully. Judging by her recent weight loss, I’m guessing my article inspired her to go on a diet. What else would explain her total transformation (she lost 50 lbs. on Jenny Craig)? At any rate, I’m happy my poorly written drivel was able to help. And in case you missed it the first time around, here’s the article that started it all. Congrats to Carrie Fisher…

I hate making fun of people based on their appearances. Considering I look a lot like Steve Buscemi crossed with Nosferatu, who am I to sit and criticize others for the way they look? But unfortunately, people lap this shit up like Brett Ratner laps up Boone’s Farm strawberry wine, and I’m a hack, so here we are.

At any rate, god hates actresses and loves actors. The proof is all around us, if we know where to look. I looked in the tabloids, and found all the proof I needed. Here are seven examples of famous on-screen couples. In almost every case, the actor involved looks older, but more distinguished, while time has ravaged the once ridiculously hot leading lady. I know it’s not fair, but I didn’t make the rules. You got a problem, talk to the big man upstairs. Until then, take a look and see for yourself.

Tom Cruise and Kelly Mcgillis – Top Gun
In all fairness to Kelly, she was older than Tom when they filmed Top Gun. Also, she’s now openly gay, so she doesn’t have a lot of incentive to conform to my jaded standards of feminine beauty. But Cruise still looks like he could be her son (provided she had him when she was 13). Maybe there’s something to this whole Scientology thing after all. Oh wait, there is: money!

Warren Beatty and MadonnaDick Tracy
It’s been over 20 years since Dick Tracy revolutionized the way people are disappointed by comic adaptations. How has time treated the stars of the film? Warren Beatty still looks like Warren Beatty. Madonna looks like Skeletor with Chlamydia. Keep working that sexy angle, Madge.

Ted Danson and Kristie Alley – “Cheers
Ted Danson looks older, but he carries it well. Hell, I’d still bang him…if I was gay…or if the price was right. But Kristie, on the other hand, isn’t looking so hot. If your attempt at a reality-show has the word “fat” in the title, it’s time to hit the gym.

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan – Innerspace
Here’s an old pic of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan looking less than thrilled. But here’s a more recent picture of the couple looking happier than ever. Is it just me, or does Meg look great. Oh wait, that’s not Meg at all. She cheated on him with Russell Crowe, so Quaid dumped her for someone half her age.

Here’s a recent picture of Meg looking sexy. Still got it.

Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers – “All in the Family”
This is a tough one. Rob and Sally both got fat. But Sally got fat while devoting her time to charity, and Rob got fat while making crappy films and passing laws that make it illegal for me to smoke in a bar. Up yours, Rob. Sally wins!

Jessica Simpson and Johnny KnoxvilleThe Dukes of Hazzard
In most cases, time’s assault is gradual, and a woman’s beauty slips away over decades. But sometimes, if a woman eats enough McGriddles, it happens almost overnight. That’s what happened to Jessica Simpson. As for Johnny Knoxville, he still looks like the same jackass.

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher – Star Wars
This list idea was born when I watched Carrie Fisher’s HBO special, “Wishful Drinking.” As Fisher herself points out, it’s not really fair that the image of her younger self wearing a golden bikini is tattooed into the minds of most men under the age of 40. It’s also not fair that Harrison Ford looks relatively the same, except the creepy scarf and earring make him look like a gay-80′s pop singer. But tough titty. That’s life. If Fisher was a normal woman on the street, I wouldn’t think anything of it. But she’s not. She’s Princess Leia, or at least she was. To quote Holy Taco, now she looks like “Salvador Dali’s take on Sally Jesse Raphael.

This article was originally posted on January 4th, 2011. It was modified on August 24th, 2011.

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“Help Me, Jenny Craig. You’re My Only Hope.” http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/help-me-jenny-craig-youre-my-only-hope/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/help-me-jenny-craig-youre-my-only-hope/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:12:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21949 Princess Leia is now the spokesperson, along with Valerie Bertinelli, for Jenny Craig.

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Princess Leia is now the spokesperson, along with Valerie Bertinelli, for Jenny Craig. And don’t try to tell me that Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia are not the same thing, because I’ve heard people say that for years, and I simply don’t understand the difference. So save your breath.

Princess Leia is hoping to lose 30 pounds on the Jenny Craig program after an uncomfortable conversation with Jabba the Hut revealed that he was finding himself less and less attracted to her due to her ballooning waistline. Earlier this year, Princess Leia was quoted by PopEater as saying, “I know how to eat alone, but I need help not eating.” The years have been harsh on Princess Leia, who weighed 105 lbs. during the filming of Star Wars, and was tipping the scales at 180 lbs. at her heaviest. Leia has been on the record as saying that even when she checked in at 105 for Star Wars, she was asked to lose ten pounds, which sounds like more dickish of a request than it actually is, considering Leia stands only 5’1″. In unrelated news, Han Solo was recently seen doing jackknife situps after hiking a gorge.

“These aren’t the donuts you’re looking for.”

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