ICYMI: The (Very Cool But Not Real) ‘Leaked Footage’ of ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Enjoy this “leaked footage” from the Star Wars: Episode VII set, featuring lumbering AT-ATs, an idling Imperial Destroyer, and all sorts of other fantastical conveyances lined up on airstrip. OK, fine. It’s not actual “leaked footage” from the “set” because the person who filmed it would be long dead by now for spoiling J.J. Abrams’s super-top-secret vision, just like the guy with the Millennium Falcon photos a few weeks ago. (Disclosure: Grantland, Star Wars, and J.J. Abrams’s super-top-secret vision are all owned by the Walt Disney Company, who will shoot first to avoid spoilers.)

Speaking of Star Wars: “What I saw, I absolutely loved. It was tactile — it was real. It wasn’t a series of fucking green screens and blue screens in which later a bunch of digital characters would be added. IT was there, it was happening. I saw old friends who I haven’t seen since my childhood, who aren’t really friends, but I love them more than some of my fucking relatives.” Who would have guessed that Kevin Smith would get all geeked up about a set visit to Episode VII?

You’ve already sampled all the delicious Game of Thrones beer. (The red ale does not actually taste like the dragon’s breath on the label.) Where do you go from here? Game of Thrones wine, because now you’re all fancy and Cersei’s not much of a beer lady.

Is Leonardo DiCaprio becoming Jack Nicholson? The visual evidence of Leo’s transformation may shock you. Or it may not shock you.

Every baseball team, major league or minor, should hereby have a Night of 1,000 Dancing Elaines at least once per season.

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Paul McCartney really loves hanging with Johnny Depp. He keeps sticking him in all his videos. But he didn’t need any Depp help with this marriage proposal.


Sam Waterston is coming aboard Grace and Frankie, the Lily Tomlin–Jane Fonda comedy from Netflix. You may refer to the Waterston-Fonda collaboration as a “Newsroom reunion” if you must.

Dan Harmon gets high, raps about having sexual relations with your mother.

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