J.J. Abrams carefully resurrected the Star Wars franchise with the wildly praised seventh installment, The Force Awakens. Yet, he passes the reins to Looper and Brick director, Rian Johnson, for this December's continuation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill is primed to reprise his iconic role of Luke Skywalker as Johnson progresses the stories of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Despite the debut trailer's laughable similarities to the previous film's premiere footage (you need to watch this if you haven't), The Last Jedi is destined to be a box office smash. Catch the film's first-look teaser below.
Sofia Coppola, daughter of acclaimed Godfather helmer, Francis Ford Coppola, looks to correct her professional trajectory with the Cannes Film Festival entry, The Beguiled. Colin Farrell stars as John McBurney, a wounded Civil War soldier who finds himself recuperating in a home filled with sheltered women who run rampant with sexual tension and rivalries following his arrival. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning co-star in this seemingly creepy and twisted affair that certainly has me intrigued as well. Check out the The Beguiled's first theatrical below.