UPDATE 3! RUMOR: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Running Time Reportedly Revealed to be 150 Minutes

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has already locked its picture, and a new report is suggesting that we’ll be in for the longest Star Wars movie yet.

 

 

According to CineworldThe Last Jedi clocks in at 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

 

 

This would make the movie 8 minutes longer than Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, which previously held the Star Wars record at 142 minutes. It’s also a whole 15 minutes longer than the last installment in the main series, the 135-minute long Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

Our buddy Jeff has just let us know that us that Fandago has the same running time featured on their site:

 

 

 

Furthermore, other fans noticed that AMC Theaters and Cineplex all say that the movie is two and a half hours. But still, there’s still reason to be a little skeptical:

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

Jeff posted another interesting bit on our Cantina forums giving more credibility to this running time:

 

On September 1st, Cineworld had a run time listed at 135 mins for TLJ and now it’s 150 mins. Why change the time? And as I said earlier, I noticed last night that the AMC app had the 150 min runtime.

 

Running times can – and often, do – shift around before they’re officially settled, but usually as time goes on, the later reports are more accurate. In other news, it seems that Pablo Hidalgo didn’t directly debunk the running time, which a good sign for The Last Jedi being a longer Star Wars movie.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 3!

 

Now it seems that Cineworld has taken down the running time of The Last Jedi. It still remains on the other two sites.

 

 

 

So take this as you like, but as one friend said, Cinema chains are the last to know anything. They make mistakes all the time. There’s a chance that they might not be making a mistake, but it sounds like we won’t know for sure for a little while.

 

 

Is the prospect of a Star Wars movie that’s two and a half hours long incredibly exciting for you, or are you more a fan of more concise, fast-paced stories? Or could it be that this report is a bit off? Let us know what you think in the comments (and message board posts) below.

 

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

87 thoughts on “UPDATE 3! RUMOR: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Running Time Reportedly Revealed to be 150 Minutes

  • September 29, 2017 at 2:02 am
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    I don’t care how long it is provided it’s good.

  • September 29, 2017 at 2:03 am
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    I think its awesome. TFA felt like it was just.. CUT CUT CUT, TRIM TRIM TRIM TRIM CUT CUT TRIM..

    • September 29, 2017 at 2:37 am
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      What about ANH? That one is shorter than TFA, did it felt like CUT CUT CUT, TRIM TRIM TRIM?

      • September 29, 2017 at 3:46 am
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        The number of minutes is irrelevant. What I believe he’s saying is that TFA feels like important scenes have been cut to maintain a certain run time, rather than to make a focused narrative. I like TFA, but I feel they made some very poor editing choices. The Rathtar scene could have been cut entirely, for instance. It does absolutely nothing to advance the story, it’s just a superfluous action sequence.

        • September 29, 2017 at 3:58 am
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          They had to figure out a way to dump the freighter Han and Chewie were in from the movie and get them all in the Falcon.

          • September 29, 2017 at 4:21 am
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            Honestly, the Rathar sequence could have been completely eliminated from the movie as it serves really no point. As for Han and Chewie; they could have very easily been written into the plot where they were on the Falcon when Rey, Finn or Poe(he should have been with the group) snuck aboard the Falcon.

          • September 29, 2017 at 8:43 am
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            That would have been AMAZING if Han had flown the Falcon in the Jakku sequence instead of Rey! WAY BETTER!

          • October 1, 2017 at 12:01 am
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            Or…or…and this is just spitballing, the script needed another pass to eliminate the freighter coincidence altogether. It adds nothing, poses a big stupid question about ‘if the Falcon was so easy to find, why hadn’t Han and Chewie gone and found it in the last 30 years?’, and takes away from a chance to actually have some hot Han-on-Falcon-action that DOESN’T involve existing hyperspace in an atmosphere at lightspeed.

        • September 29, 2017 at 4:18 am
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          Honestly, TFA could have benefitted a lot more with some rewrites and even some additions from the screenplay. Reading the novelization, I am baffled at how much they actually cut out.

          I understand that films are economy of storytelling to which the goal is to use the three act structure as a means to best tell a story within the alloted time constraints.

          But really, similiar to ROTS, the movie just didn’t do that. To TFA’s credit; it did a much better job pacing wise than ROTS. But really, it was very clear that LF, even with the whole PT defense, clearly were nervous as hell.

          • September 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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            Though I liked the movie, I think a couple thinks could have been changed for the better. The scene with the rathtars could have been cut completely, or at least they should have just been fighting the humans, without the rathtars in the way. I’ve seen Solo get out of tighter situations. I really like most of it though. I still enjoyed it more than the prequels (not saying I hated them though, I just enjoyed them less).

            People keep saying that they want a longer Star Wars movie, and I’d be down for a 3 hour movie, but only if it didn’t feel drawn out.

          • September 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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            The Rathar sequence could have been replaced with just some more scenes with, Rey, Finn and Han on the Falcon. Because, really, if this movie wanted to pay homage to ANH, minus Starkiller base, there should have been a push for more in-depth characterization. Heck, I argue a good 50% of the movie could have been better had Poe joined as well. Pilot for the Falcon, experienced Resistance fighter. And heck, Han being the old mentor would have better worked, assuming if Poe fought with him.

            Or at the very least, have the Rathar sequence be cool. Instead of Rathars, why not Rancoors and maybe have Bobba Fett be the one to fight Han? That would be fan service/ nostalgia done right.

  • September 29, 2017 at 2:39 am
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    Awesome! That would make it the longest Star Wars film ever!

  • September 29, 2017 at 2:55 am
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    150 minutes is enough time to sneak in a bantha or two, right?

    • September 29, 2017 at 3:15 am
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      3 even.

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    Length isn’t in and of itself an indication of quality. It does give some indication that LFL was more concerned with allowing RJ to make a good movie rather than maximizing showtimes per screen, I guess…

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:12 am
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    Damn I was hoping for 3 hours. The longer the movie the better.

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:32 am
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    Why is everyone obsessed with length?

    • September 29, 2017 at 4:24 am
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      I know! It’s all about the motion of the ocean that Ahch-To is sitting in, right?

    • September 29, 2017 at 8:05 am
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      What is the scope of the movie?

      • September 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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        Length, apparently 🙂

    • September 29, 2017 at 9:39 am
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      You are referring to the film? lol

      • September 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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        It was a joke, a joke that clearly went “over your head”, so to speak.

        • September 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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          You do know what lol means right?

          • September 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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            No idea :p

    • September 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm
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      I know right, it’s girth that matters.

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:44 am
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    With great power comes great responsibility. Cough, cough (Kathleen Kennedy) cough, cough.

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:56 am
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    This is great news! Give it plenty of breathing room for small moments!

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:58 am
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    i am guessing that 150mins is the TOTAL film run time…. which means you get about 20 mins of end credits too don’t forget…. when i last watched ep2 i remember the film only went just over 2 hrs…. hope TLJ is around 130mins film run time… i think that would be good… hopefully Rian provides enough exposition and doesn’t cut cut trim trim any corners like some here have suggested JJ did lol

  • September 29, 2017 at 4:15 am
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    I find it fascinating how so many major movies nowadays are clocking in at two and a half hours. Really, I wouldn’t be shocked if we ever got a three hour movie. Though, I could see why studios wouldn’t want it; limited screenings and heck, intermissions might be needed. But I digress.

    TFA ran at approximately two hours and twenty five mins, five mins shorter. Which is interesting. I do hope that this movie is paced well as TFA honestly, among other issues, was too much whiplash. And really, as a character story; it should take its time.

    Because, that builds atmosphere. And ESB, I argue even among the OT, really did this well. ROTJ, much as I love that movie, barely did any of that.

    But I am confident as Rian Johnson knows how to do this. Looper proved that to me. And heck, I will take a longer run time if it means we can actually get some answers and see a story unfold.

    • September 29, 2017 at 5:46 am
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      “The Force Awakens” runs for 2 hours and 16 minutes. The End Credits take about 8 minutes. If “The Last Jedi” is 2 hours and 30 minutes, with the End Credits taking up around 8 minutes, then we would have a full 2 hours and 22 minutes of story.

      I always stay through the end; I enjoy the John Williams score, and some of the best music is during the End Credits.

      • September 29, 2017 at 5:52 am
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        I agree with you about listening to the end credits. For me, that was one of the few times during The Force Awakens that you could hear the John WIlliams score without it being drowned out by the sound effects.

        • September 30, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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          Yeah, again, among other things, the mix was abysmal on TFA. First thought it was just crappy theater sound, but the second viewing in a different venue was identical.

  • September 29, 2017 at 4:42 am
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    I say more Rey, the better!

  • September 29, 2017 at 5:42 am
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    Good. Goood.

  • September 29, 2017 at 5:49 am
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    The more Star Wars the better! Always thought TFA was one scene too short.

    • September 29, 2017 at 8:03 am
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      What a musical moment it was.

    • September 29, 2017 at 8:41 am
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      TFA felt rushed if anything.

    • September 30, 2017 at 12:26 am
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      I would say Rey’s first scene was a big musical moment too

  • September 29, 2017 at 6:37 am
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    Yes, more Star Wars is better.
    But plan your movie/snacks/drinks/bathroom accordingly.

    • September 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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      I will be implementing the use of a catheter if necessary. 🙂

      • September 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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        That sounds painful…..

        • October 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm
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          Not as much as coming back to my seat and realizing I missed that green lightsaber ignite for the first time in 34 years. 🙂

    • September 30, 2017 at 8:06 am
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      I’m usually good about bathroom, and don’t eat during movies anyway.

      I even tested it – no matter how hard I try, my body literally won’t use the bathroom if it’s not over a toilet.

      • September 30, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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        I…do not want to know how you ‘tested’ this in a movie theater. Just promise not to sit next to me.

        • October 2, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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          I didn’t test it in a movie theater. I tested it by trying to pee on a tree in the woods.

          No luck. As though my bladder knows it’s not a toilet.

    • October 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm
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      I just use the old NYC cab driver manoeuvre… 😉

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:06 am
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    Yesssssssssss

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:10 am
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    This should obviously be proof that it’s not a rehash of E.S.B.

    • September 29, 2017 at 8:16 am
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      Nope. Just a longer rehash of E.S.B. haha

      • September 29, 2017 at 9:45 am
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        I should’ve put a sarcasm marker at the end of that post. But u rite, the painful reminder that this is ESB 2.0 is being dolled out as long as possible. True savages work at Disney

        • September 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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          I figured it was sarcasm..i added the haha in hopes of recognizing both of us were just f’ing around.

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:35 am
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    A little to long imho , I would like a more compact 130 min….

    • September 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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      Just show up 20 mins late.
      Or leave 20 minutes early.
      Or take a nap.
      Or go out and get Junior mints like 5 times randomly through out the movie.
      We will solve this dilemma Chris.

      • September 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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        Enjoy an extra drink and then go to the toilet.

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Honestly when I watched TFA for the first time… I wanted every second to be longer. The more they explore the universe and it’s character the more I love it. TFA in the end felt a little too fast for me. I want some longer character moments. So hopefully that’s what we get in TLJ.

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:47 am
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    150 minutes of Star Wars awesomeness? Hell yeah, I’m excited for so many reasons! Because the more Star Wars the better. Because I’m excited to see what Rian Johnson will do in this universe. Because we are going to have Mark-freaking-Hamill back as Luke for more than a few moments…. and we are hopefully going to have more Rey/Finn/Poe adventures to tide us over until JJ brings the gang back for Episode IX (and hopefully more episodes after that). And finally because I want as much Carrie Fisher as Leia on screen as possible for her final movie. Rian, Kathleen and everyone keep saying she’s great in this movie so I’m hoping we get the epic finale that Carrie and Leia deserve.

    • September 29, 2017 at 9:31 am
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      Horrible thought… what if all of the Luke training Rey stuff we’ve seen in the trailer happens in the last 5 minutes of The Last Jedi, purely to setup Episode 9?! 🙂

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    I guess more story

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:10 am
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    This sound like the right length with so many characters in the movie.

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:18 am
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    Can’t really tell if it matters until we see the movie. Is it too long, too short, is it longer because they trying to jam too much into it or does is it have excessive exposition or action sequences that aren’t needed or is it the perfect length for what they are trying to do. No way for us to know if the length is good or not until the movie comes out.

    • September 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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      I’m pretry sure there will be plenty of pointless, filler action scenes.

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:40 am
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    More Time = More Awesome. I am elated to hear it is 150 minutes and I wish TFA has been longer so we wouldn’t have lost great scenes to the editing bay.

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:56 am
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    I have worked out this morning 150 minutes.
    Yeah!

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    Luke has a lot of ‘splaining to do, so the longer the better.

  • September 29, 2017 at 9:04 am
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    With so many questions left unanswered in TFA, a slightly longer film feels appropriate. Not to mention longer film likely means longer soundtrack! More John Williams goodness for me 🙂

  • September 29, 2017 at 10:06 am
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    I just hope it’s good. I’ve been a bit worried by the lameness of the teaser and the delay of the trailer …but life goes on. 😉

    • September 29, 2017 at 10:15 am
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      There’s no trailer delay, this is the same marketing strategy used for TFA and it worked fine.

      • September 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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        Yeah, there is supposed to be a trailer on Oct. 9th, right?

        • September 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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          Yes

    • October 1, 2017 at 4:37 am
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      TFA trailer was in October. No delay here. They just choose not to do two teaser trailers – but I prefer this. It doesn’t give away too much plot.

  • September 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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    30 minutes is just the credits for the Indian render farms tho

  • September 29, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    It’s so much bigger.

  • September 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm
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    That is pretty long for a SW film, but to be expected given RJ’s probably convoluted script.

  • September 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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    After sitting though six of Peter Jackson’s over 3 hour Middle Earth films, 2 and 1/2 hours is nothing.

  • September 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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    I like Star Wars, so 150 minutes of Star Wars is good. Star Wars!

  • September 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    Many banthas died, to bring us this new movie…..

  • September 30, 2017 at 4:46 am
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    I guess I won’t be having any beverages for at least 24 hours prior to my first viewing then.

  • September 30, 2017 at 7:58 am
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    Excellent. They need to pack a lot into this movie. Don’t skimp on us.

  • September 30, 2017 at 8:07 am
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    I hope that isn’t 150 minutes of major plot-points. Second-acts of trilogies usually take a simpler plot in favor of developing characters and expanding the setting.

  • September 30, 2017 at 11:54 am
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    I wonder if in those 150 minutes:
    A. 2 Women talk.
    B. The topic in that talk is not about a man.

    • September 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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      We already had Rey and Leia talk in Episode 7. The main protagonist of the last two SW movies were women in case you didn’t notice. Also the head of Lucasfilm is a women to so could you stop whining please?

      • September 30, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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        I know all that!
        I am actually very happy with RJohnson and KKennedy.
        Nah, it is just the Bechdel test.
        I wish it will happen, I was not complaining, I am happy Rey is the main character of the new saga.
        Buah… always come a sexist orangutan accusing women of whine… over-understanding and over-reacting a simple modest comment… go and try to find your own d*** because I wonder you cannot.

        • September 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm
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          Worst. Haiku. Ever.

  • September 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm
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    I’m so ready.

  • October 1, 2017 at 6:09 am
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    I want to see the director’s Extended, Ultimate Edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi… a full 6-hour film in immersive virtual reality, created by ILMxLab.

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