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Star Wars 8: Carrie Fisher wrote THESE lines HERSELF in The Last Jedi

Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The actress passed away shortly after completing work on the new movie, which was released in UK cinemas last Thursday. Among her most emotionally-charged moments were a farewell with Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo and a gut-wrenchingly beautiful scene with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, with whom she starred in the original trilogy. Rian Johnson, the film’s writer and director, told The Daily Beast: “[Carrie] loved one-liners and jokes. She could just pop out so many jokes.  “So the whole thing where…

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Star Wars 8: What audiences REALLY think of The Last Jedi after opening weekend

There have been divided reactions to The Last Jedi over recent days, with fans who disliked Rian Johnson’s story direction complaining loudly across the internet. Many have even managed to drag the film’s audience score on Rotten Tomatoes down to below 60%, considerably lower than other movies in the series. But do those fans speak for the majority, or are they in the minority? CinemaScore, ostensibly the only audience rating system that verifies whether participants have actually seen the film, surveys all kinds of audience members immediately after a screening…

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Kingdom Hearts 3 release date update as new content leaks for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 is another big game that console fans are hoping will arrive in 2018. Currently only confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One, the popular Square Enix has seen a lot of delays in its development cycle. The new launch window does put the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date during 2018, although fans are still waiting for a crucial update on what month it will arrive. But while Square Enix are still tightlipped on that front, a recent retail listing has sparked talk of another long wait. Target recently…

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Call of Duty WW2 news: COD getting major PS4 and Xbox One competition in 2018?

Call of Duty WW2 remains a top selling title following its successful launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The latest stats have revealed that it has taken the popular new COD a very short amount of time to cement its place at the top of the charts. The NPD Group’s rankings for video game sales shows that the latest installment of the long-running franchise was November’s top-selling title, and also 2017’s most popular game. “Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty…

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Jack Reacher creator Lee Child shares his thoughts on writing while working on 23rd novel

GETTY Lee Child shares how he hopes to allow readers an escape from messy world events His Jack Reacher novels, along with The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, have topped bestseller lists, while TV crime dramas attract huge viewing figures. Child says the depressing nature of world affairs, culminating in Donald Trump becoming US President in January, has inspired writers to become more creative. In doing so they have given readers a break from reality into a safe world where they know…

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Xbox One news: Final Backwards Compatibility 2017 and Games with Gold December

The final Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have been released by Microsoft in 2017. More are still coming next year, however, Microsoft have confirmed that there will be no new titles arriving this week. Xbox’s Major Nelson himself has confirmed that no more announcements are being planned for December, although more will arrive in 2018. The team in charge of putting together these projects are off on their holidays, although fans can still add new Xbox 360 titles to their libraries through Games with Gold. The final titles to be…

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Alexander Armstrong celebrates release of In A Winter Light with his top 10 vinyl albums

GETTY Alexander Armstrong reveals his top 10 vinyl records On his newly released In A Winter Light, the 47-year-old presenter of quiz show Pointless covers everything from Fleet Foxes’ 2008 White Water Hymnal to There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue, which, he says “is about as old as English church music gets – it’s virtually pagan! We’ve got some lovely old kitsch on there as well”. The variety of Yuletide sounds reflects Alexander’s restless ear for great music. But he admits that he gave away his original collection of…

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Nintendo Switch news: Wii U games port and sales boost, three new titles announced

Nintendo Switch games news has been dominated by the holiday releases for 2017, however, there’s still plenty of new titles being announced for 2018 and beyond. While the Nintendo Switch looks to be closing in on the number of consoles the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime, there’s still a little way to go. In its first nine months on sale the Switch has sold 10million units across the globe, despite widespread stock shortages at the start of its lifetime. This is not far off the 13.56million the Wii…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi review, Star Wars’ most unpredictable film yet (SPOILERS)

LUCASFILM Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes a completely new direction, but it works wonders The franchise’s excellent eighth “episode” is the most unpredictable yet. Writer and director Rian Johnson offers twists, red herrings, shock deaths and one very unexpected resurrection. After the fun but very familiar The Force Awakens, a much-needed element of surprise has been returned to the galaxy far, far away. The biggest shock is Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. When Harrison Ford returned to the franchise two years ago, his mission was to supply retro thrills to…

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PUBG news: Xbox One update, Fortnite PS4 reveal, Battlegrounds performance tips,

PUBG on Xbox One has gotten off to a winning sales start, although players have been left less than impressed by the current performance levels. While it looks like a lot of people may have taken the plunge and bought PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Week one, it has come at a price. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has drawn criticism for being rough around the edges, with a lot of work needed to improve. While the beginning UI options look pretty good, PUBG on Xbox One currently only offers low resolution textures and a…

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