The online world is ridiculous. We all know it. Most stupid “leaks” and rumors involving Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny have been planted by small minded “anti-woke” trolls in an attempt to perpetuate anti-Disney agendas and garner unearned clicks. And while I have no real dog in those fights, other than to denounce the stupidity of anyone who believes “woke culture is ruining the world,” I have to say it’s all BS. Don’t be gullible. Most of it is wrong. And the movie is perfectly fine! Enjoyable, even!Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ is an Imperfect Good Time”
It’s a bittersweet time for everyone’s favorite curmudgeon archeologist. We are finally seeing him return to theaters, but sadly it’s for his final adventure. And to commemorate this, Lucasfilm has dropped a new featurette featuring a behind the scenes look at the movie with director James Mangold (Logan), producer Kathleen Kennedy, star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and of course the legend himself, Harrison Ford!Continue reading “New ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Featurette Celebrates the Last Adventure”
Keith is back! And he’s joined by Britney and returning guest co-host Lauren Lola to go over all of the news and reveals from last week’s Star Wars Celebration in London, including the announcement of three new films and first footage from Ahsoka.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 308: Celebrating Star Wars”
When I was a kid, and I saw Indiana Jones swinging across the screen with his bullwhip, wearing a fedora, and punching the bad guys, I knew early on that this was the coolest movie protagonist in the history of cinema. Who didn’t want to be him, right? And thanks to Funko, now you can live that dream! With their new lineup of table top games for you to uncover!Continue reading “New Funko ‘Indiana Jones’ Games Uncover Fortune and Glory”
It’s a big weekend for Star Wars fans! News and announcements have been flowing through everyone like The Force all morning. And perhaps the most exciting announcements were also the most unexpected. In short, we’re (supposedly) getting three new Star Wars films, everyone!Continue reading “Lucasfilm Announces Three New ‘Star Wars’ Films at Celebration”
The news at Star Wars Celebration Europe continues to heat up! In addition to the new trailer for Ahsoka which was revealed earlier this morning, Lucasfilm also uncovered a new trailer and poster for this summer’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny! And they both look like they belong in a museum (in a good way)!Continue reading “Brand New ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Trailer and Poster Uncovered”
On the heels of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer dropping, Disney also revealed a new trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.Continue reading “‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Uncovers a New Super Bowl Trailer”
Oh my god! This is not a drill! We FINALLY have a trailer and — at long last — a title for the next Indiana Jones movie! I’m not going to spoil any of this by wasting words. Watch this immediately!Continue reading “Official Trailer for ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Finally Hits”
We are less than a year away from the return of the greatest adventurer in cinematic history, and Empire unveiled a very cool image and a few very nice looking covers from their upcoming issue, which will feature the next Indiana Jones film as its main story.Continue reading “New Looks from ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Debut”
Today at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm dropped the first look at the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise! Check out the first image from next year’s Indiana Jones film below:Continue reading “First Look at the Return of ‘Indiana Jones’”
A new player for a new adventure! That’s right folks. Today, Lucasfilm announced that global treasure, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) has joined the cast of the next Indiana Jones adventure! Phoebe will naturally star alongside the obviously already confirmed Harrison Ford, who is stepping back in the fedora one final time.Continue reading “Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins the Cast of the Next ‘Indiana Jones’”
The “Whitelash” theory of Trump’s super-embarrassing slide into the presidency (well, we never claimed the U.S. wasn’t anti-intellectual, did we?) has the still-ascendant, but demographically shrinking and culturally stagnating white/cis-het/male contingent (helped substantially by their female counterparts) striking back at the diversity of Obama’s America by electing a crypto-white-supremacist in response to his racist and xenophobic dog whistles. Although not the only compelling narrative of the last year and a half, Trump’s Whitelash has enough truth to it to make it into at least a Ronald-Takaki-authored history book, if not a textbook from Texas.
Meanwhile, pop culture may be lashing in the opposite direction — and, in fact, contributing to the panic. Whereas the last Academy Awards shows of Obama’s presidency featured a field of winners that rivaled a wedding-dress-clad polar bear fainting on an iceberg for whiteness, it is President Trump’s first Oscars that saw the Academy — now led by a black woman — crowning its first African-American-made Best Picture. The last season of tv was the most diverse in history, and we don’t need numbers or stats to know this. And even the debate around diversity failures points to how far we’ve come, and how aware of the changing nature of American culture the mainstream has become.
So it’s not much of a stretch to see Logan, clearly the end of a franchise, as the gentle, mournful and mourning, Hollywood-sanctioned version of conservative white panic.