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The Last Jedi Director Passionately Defends George Lucas’ Star Wars Prequels

Ajay Rathore



The Last Jedi Director Passionately Defends George Lucas' Star Wars Prequels

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has stepped up to defend the Star Wars prequels. More than 20 years after the release of The Phantom Menace, George Lucas’ trilogy remains divisive, perhaps now more than ever. While largely viewed as disappointments in their day, sections of the fandom have embraced the prequels in the years since, and Johnson is now chiming in to share his thoughts.

This all started on Twitter when Scott Malthouse prompted his followers to, “Say a genuinely nice thing about the Star Wars prequels.” Rian Johnson then jumped into the replies to share his defense of the movies, praising the storytelling and technical achievements accomplished by George Lucas. Here’s what Johnson had to say about it.

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“Lucas made a gorgeous 7 hour long movie for children about how entitlement and fear of loss turns good people into fascists, and did it while spearheading nearly every technical sea change in modern filmmaking of the past 30 years.”

One can share differing opinions all day when it comes to what degree The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith succeed when it comes to telling the tale of Anakin Skywalker and how he became Darth Vader. What cannot be debated gets to the heart of Rian Johnson’s second point. George Lucas undoubtedly pushed the limits of technology throughout the making of the prequels, pioneering techniques that have become standard in the industry in the yeas since. For example, Jar Jar Binks was one of the first prominent characters in cinematic history to utilize motion capture technology. Without Jar Jar Binks, we perhaps don’t have Gollum in Lord of the Rings, Caesar in Planet of the Apes or Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know them.

Another notable achievement came on Attack of the Clones. Episode II has the distinction of being the first major Hollywood blockbuster to be shot entirely on digital. Before that point in 2002, film cameras were still used on the vast majority of productions. Yet, it is now the opposite. The industry has gone digital and it is something of a noteworthy point if a movie opts to shoot on film. Say what you will about the movie itself, but as Lucas always had dating back to the original Star Wars in 1977, he continued to push the limits of filmmaking upon his return to a galaxy far, far away.

Not for nothing, but Revenge of the Sith also recently beat Avengers: Endgame rather handily in a summer movie poll. So there are quite a few who love the prequels, despite their reputation. It’s also worth mentioning that the movies went on to inspire vast Star Wars storytelling in projects such as The Clone Wars animated series, as well as a number of well-regarded novels and comics over the years. All of this to say, Rian Johnson may have a point. You can check out the post from Rian Johnson’s Twitter.

Ajay is a movie buff since his childhood and his passion for movies, TV, and Entertainment sector, made him create online website. He has good experience in online Journalism and has worked for different portals before creating his own entertainment news website. He spends a good amount of his time daily on watching the latest updates and trends related to movies, TV, Short Films and all Entertainment stuff. He initially started to write on any topic related to Entertainment but he has got a team of good writers now to take care of a few categories.

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Top 5 Amazon Prime Upcoming New Movies And Web Series Coming In July 2020




Top 5 Amazon Prime Upcoming Web Series and Movies

Amazon Prime is one of the Best and Most watched OTT Platforms. It has a huge fan base all over the world.

Prime Video, also marketed as Amazon Prime Video, is an American Internet video-on-demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon. It offers television shows and films for rent or purchase and Prime Video, a selection of Amazon Studios original content, and licensed acquisitions included in Amazon’s Prime subscription. In the UK, US, Germany, and many other territories, access to Prime Video is also available through a video-only membership, which does not require a full Prime subscription.

It has 10 Million users in India only. 

Best 5 New Movies And Web Series Coming in July 2020

Check Out 5 Upcoming Web Series and Movies that you must not miss at any cost. 

Top 5 Amazon Prime Upcoming New Movies And Web Series

#1 Vivarium

Hoping to find the perfect place to live, the couple travel to a suburban neighborhood in which all the houses look identical. But when they try to leave the labyrinth-like development, each road mysteriously takes them back to where they started

Release Date:  11 July 2020

#2 Shakuntala Devi: The Human-Computer

It is based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the “human computer”. Her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records

Release Date:  15 July 2020

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#3 The Weekend

Directed by: Tom Dever and warren J Williams

Release Date:  17 July 2020

#4 Absentia, Season 3 (Amazon original)

Release Date: 19 July 2020

Season 3 picks up after the Dramatic events of Season 2 with Emily nearing the end of her FBI suspension.

#5 Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love

A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Filmmaker Nick Broomfield chronicles their relationship, from the early days in Greece to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
Release Date:24 July 2020

Some More Releases  on 24 July 2020

Radioactive (Amazon original movie)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon original)
Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist (Amazon original comedy special)


  • Good Deeds

Release Date:  27 July 2020

  • Animal Kingdom, Season 4

Release Date:  29 July 2020

It will be an interesting month to witness all these new movies and series. Amazon’s amazing chills are ready to serve your entertainment platters.

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Top 5 Upcoming Netflix Web Series And Movies Coming This July 2020




Top 5 Upcoming Netflix Web Series of July 2020

Netflix is the top choice of viewers when it comes to online streaming OTT Platforms. New shows, stories, and Series of Netflix are leaving no stone unturned to encash its popularity during the times of lockdown when every theatre and multiplex is shut.

In fact, many producers and directors are now releasing their movies on such Sites like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Alt Balaji, and many more.

Netflix is having 15.8+ million paid subscribers in India only. People are liking the content very much.

Here’s a curated list of the most interesting and best stuff coming to Netflix in 2020 — and check back, as we’ll be updating this whenever new shows and films are added to the calendar.

People want new stuff every day. Let us give you a quick list of upcoming Netflix content coming this week.

Top 5 Upcoming Netflix Web Series And Movies Coming This July 2020

#1 Japan Sinks: 2020

  • Release Date: 9 July
  • Director: Masaaki Yuasa
  • It is featured on the popular 1973 sci-fi novel by Sakyo Komatsu
  • The Story revolves around the family’s response to a massive earthquake in Japan that has been adapted now several times.
  • Now it’ll be turned into an anime.

#2 The Claudia Kishi Club (New documentary)

  • Release: July 10
  • To go along with your viewing of the streamer’s new take on The Baby-Sitters Club, you can watch this documentary about the influence of the series’ Asian-American character Claudia Kishi.

#3 The Business of Drugs (New docuseries)

  • Release: July 14
  • The Business of Drugs. To understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.

#4 Dark Desire (New series)

  • Release: July 15
  • Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy, and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
  • Starring: Maite Perroni, Erik Hayser, Alejandro Speitzer
    Creators: Leticia López Margalli

#5 Indian Matchmaking (New reality series)

  • Release: July 16
  • Indian Matchmaking and Love on the Spectrum will expand Netflix’s increasingly large collection of unscripted programming, joining Floor Is Lava, Dating Around, and Queer Eye. The streamer also announced a new reality series last week, Say I Do, which follows couples who never had their dream wedding

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How To Sell Drugs Online(Fast), Season 2

Release: July 21

It is set in Rinseln, Germany, and told from the perspective of high-school outcast Moritz Zimmermann. The series follows Moritz and his fellow friend Lenny Sander attempting to rekindle Moritz’s love for ex-girlfriend Lisa Novak, through selling ecstasy online.

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Top 5 New Movies And Web Series Coming in July 2020 – Not To Miss !!




The coronavirus pandemic majorly hits in March and since then the lockdown is everywhere. Everyone is coping with it in a specific way.

Now The only way of entertainment of the people who love to watch movies is Online streaming services.

Most of us now rely on ZEE5, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, and Amazon Prime for the sake of our entertainment. It is the top requirement of everybody nowadays amid the Lockdown of Theatres and Multiplexes.

Many film releases have been postponed and some are releasing on digital platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Zee5 to name a few.

You just need to pay the minimal subscription fee of any OTT platforms that you want and Film exclusively gets the release on your Screens and that too as per your schedules and Free-Time.

July is the month that will witness amazing exclusive releases of New Movies and Shows. Here we are listing Some top 5 Web Series and Movies that you can’t afford to miss.

So Get Ready with your Popcorns and some amazing chills !!

Top 5 New Movies And Web Series Coming in July 2020

#1 Penalty – Netflix

  • Cast: Kay Kay Menon in the lead along with Manjot Singh, Shashank Arora, and Lukram Smil.
  • The film will release on Netflix on July 5, 2020.
  • It tells the story of an aspiring player who’s studying in a Lucknow college and dreams of playing nationally.

#2 The Shape of Water – Disney+ Hotstar

Release:05 July 2020

Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning feature The Shape of Water twists the traditional beauty-and-the-beast story and in the process tells a story that is gorgeous both visually and musically.

#3 Breathe Into The Shadows – Amazon Prime

Release Date: July 10, 2020

Star cast: Abhishek Bachchan,  Vikram Malhotra

The second season of Breathe is created and produced by Abundantia Entertainment.

#4 Shakuntala Devi: The Human-Computer – Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: July 15, 2020

The Human-Computer featuring Vidya Balan has been commissioned for an OTT release and will stream on Amazon Prime Video, from July 15, 2020. The film was set for a summer 2020 release, but like many other films, bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and will finally see the light of the day online.

#5 Unsolved Mysteries – Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries is a revival of the 1987 American show that ended in 2010. This time, newer cases are going to be brought to light by creators Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove.

Bonus For You  : 

Yaara – Zee5 – 30 July – Friendship Day

Star Cast  : 

The film Yaara will be starring Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Shruti Haasan, Kenny Basumatary, and Sanjay Mishra.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

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