With new installments of Star Wars , Jurassic World , and the Avengers headed our way this summer, movie fans have plenty to cheer about. The same goes for toy lovers, who can look forward to action figures, play sets, board games, and other playthings based on 2018’s biggest blockbusters and hottest television shows. Yahoo Entertainment spent the past weekend at New York City’s annual festival for toys, Toy Fair, where we got to see both the new and retro movie- and TV-related toys that everyone will be talking about this year. Scroll through the gallery and start getting your holiday wish lists ready now.
Hello, old friends — and by friends, we mean our favorite TV shows. And as with any friend who’s been away for some time, it’s time to catch up on what’s been going on and discover what’s new. These returning shows range from a musical drama taking its final bow to a fantasy epic, to a political thriller about a new, embattled president. A superhero is back to prowl the streets of New York, while a queen figures out how to rule and be a mom at the same time. The truth is still out there, and love is still everlasting. Click through this slideshow to get the rundown on 10 returning shows, straight from the cast and creators. And check out our Winter TV Preview, featuring 13 new shows, here .
The Last Jedi has arrived in theaters, offering an expansive new vision of the Star Wars universe as conceived by writer-director Rian Johnson . To accomplish his vision, Johnson teamed with production designer Rick Heinrichs ( Fargo , The Big Lebowski , The Nightmare Before Christmas , Captain America: The First Avenger ) and Lucasfilm’s in-house team of “visualists.” Together they dreamed up new planets stocked with never-seen species, original characters, sleek starships, and lots of porgs. Their concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards have been collected alongside author Phil Szostak’s detailed commentary in the new The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Yahoo Entertainment got a sneak peek at the book and exclusively presents some of the highlights here. __________________________ All images via The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2017; © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
Just in time for Halloween, our panel of film fanatics breaks down the greatest, goriest, ghouliest, ghastliest cinematic treats released since 2000.
So-called sexy Halloween costumes have gotten out of control in the last few years, with manufacturers doing their best to crank out a “sexy” version of pretty much anything. Even characters that have no business being sexy are now tarted up — and it’s time for the madness to end. Click through to see 19 terrible “sexy” pop culture costumes that simply should not exist. More Halloween stories from Yahoo Entertainment: • ‘World War Z’ mastermind Max Brooks ranks pop culture zombies • ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ turns 20: Ryan Phillippe looks back • Inside the ‘Punky Brewster’ episode that scarred you for life
Legendary character actor and occasional leading man Harry Dean Stanton passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 91. Here, some of his most memorable roles.
At 27, Jennifer Lawrence takes on what she describes as her most challenging role yet in the new Darren Aronofsky thriller Mother!, hitting theaters this weekend. With three films in production for 2018, we can look forward to more stylish red carpet appearances by the Oscar-winning actress in the future — and if the past is our guide, she’s a welcome presence at any movie premiere. For evidence, take a look back at 10 years’ worth of memorable red carpet moments starting with her professional breakthrough as a TV actress in 2007.
Stars travel to the Toronto Film Festival to promote movies we'll be talking about for the rest of 2017 and into 2018's awards season and beyond
We got a sneak peek at two of the chilling mazes, based on "The Shining" and the "Insidious" series.
With "Home Again" hitting theaters, we take a trip down memory lane to check out the star's greatest hits on the red carpet.
From 'A Bad Moms Christmas' to 'Lego Ninjago' to 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Thor:Ragnarok,' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' the best of the rest of the year
Jerry Lewis fronted more than 50 movies, from Martin-and-Lewis fare to Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy." Here, some of his most famous roles.
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today, on Aug. 16, 1977, at only 42 years old. While fans of Chuck Berry , Little Richard , Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and others can argue over the merits, in the popular imagination, Elvis in the 1950s was The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — and inarguably had an unparalleled effect on popular culture. Sixty-plus years after his first hit records, his catalog remains a touchstone to budding rockers, and his movies still show aspiring big-screen heartthrobs what cool looks like. Not surprisingly, Elvis effortlessly segued from larger-than-life persona during his lifetime to character in popular culture after he was gone. From Andy Kaufman and Kurt Russell in the 1970s to Don Johnson in the ’80s to a young Bruno Mars in the ’90s to Jack White in the ’00s to Michael Shannon and Drake Milligan in just the past two years, portrayals of Elvis at the movies and on TV are a constant, with portrayals presenting him as everything from aspiring musician to musical superstar to White House VIP even to fighter of the undead. Click through the photos above to remember the King and see who took on the roles that have helped keep his memory alive for all these years. Another aspect of his legacy is as current as the movies opening this weekend: Elvis’s granddaughter, Riley Keough , stars in Steven Soderbergh ‘s Logan Lucky , arriving at theaters Friday.
Movie highlights from the career of the late Sam Shepard, from 'Days of Heaven' to his Oscar-nominated performance in 'The Right Stuff' and beyond
Comic-Con 2017 panels give fans a chance to get the early inside word about the movies we’ll be lining up for in the next year. If you couldn’t make the trip to San Diego this year, here’s a photo tour of some of the casts of the biggest movies making their pitch to the assembled. Check out pics of the stars ofThor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Justice League, Blade Runner 2049, Ready Player One, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Brigsby Bear, and Netflix’s Bright.
At Comic-Con, fans this year can get a sneak peek at the upcoming personal property auction of memorabilia Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds left behind
San Diego Comic-Con is known for big stars, previews of movies and TV — and costumes. This year, it’s safe to say you could assemble your own Amazon army with all the Wonder Women walking around San Diego, and who knew there was enough Adamantium in San Diego to outfit claws on all those Logans? Click through to get a feel for the fashion and vibe at Comic-Con 2017.
Photo highlights of the late Martin Landau's 60+ year career in movies/TV, from his memorable role in 'North By Northwest' to his Oscar-win as Bela Lugosi
The Transformers are the stars of the Transformers franchise, but that hasn’t stopped director Michael Bay from being able to tempt some very familiar — and very surprising — human faces into appearing in each of his five films. From the original 2007 blockbuster to this summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which is in theaters now, the director has thought outside the box when it comes to casting supporting players and cameo parts. Here are some of the unexpected actors and personalities who have appeared alongside these robots in disguise over the past decade.
The first film in Michael Bay’s blockbuster Transformers movie saga based on the robots-in-disguise toys opened 10 years ago this summer. With the fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight , blowing into theaters this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at a decade of star-studded Transformers premieres.
Yahoo Movies attended the May 25 opening ceremonies for Disneyland's new Guardians ride; click through for the highlights of the gala event and a sneak peek inside Mission: Breakout!