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Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Gwendoline Christie arrive at the world premiere of "Stars Wars: The Last Jedi" on Saturday in L.A.
Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Gwendoline Christie arrive at the world premiere of "Stars Wars: The Last Jedi" on Saturday in L.A. (Invision)

Saturday night’s highly anticipated world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was the talk of the Twitterverse last night with those privileged enough to see it taking to social media to share their thoughts.

Los Angeles Times reporter Jen Yamato called it “beautifully human, populist, funny and surprising.” Actress Tessa Thompson and director Ava DuVernay agreed.

DuVernay also tweeted her appreciation of the film’s director, Rian Johnson. “The last 40 minutes had me on the edge of my seat in every moment,” she wrote.

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Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Gwendoline Christie arrive at the world premiere of "Stars Wars: The Last Jedi" on Saturday in L.A.
Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Gwendoline Christie arrive at the world premiere of "Stars Wars: The Last Jedi" on Saturday in L.A. (Invision)

Saturday night’s highly anticipated world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was the talk of the Twitterverse last night with those privileged enough to see it taking to social media to share their thoughts.

Los Angeles Times reporter Jen Yamato called it “beautifully human, populist, funny and surprising.” Actress Tessa Thompson and director Ava DuVernay agreed.

DuVernay also tweeted her appreciation of the film’s director, Rian Johnson. “The last 40 minutes had me on the edge of my seat in every moment,” she wrote.

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(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)

People seem to assume that anyone who'd do a four-hour film of ‘Hamlet’ must be a heavyweight intellectual, incapable of enjoying life. In fact, the thing I showed the greatest facility for in drama school was comedy, and when I left school I felt that unless I made an effort, I'd spend the rest of my life in sitcoms.

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(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)

People seem to assume that anyone who'd do a four-hour film of ‘Hamlet’ must be a heavyweight intellectual, incapable of enjoying life. In fact, the thing I showed the greatest facility for in drama school was comedy, and when I left school I felt that unless I made an effort, I'd spend the rest of my life in sitcoms.

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“Saturday Night Live” wasted little time in answering whether the show would address the controversy surrounding one of its own, former cast member and writer Al Franken, who resigned from the U.S. Senate last week after allegations of inappropriate behavior.

In the show’s cold open, Kenan Thompson played a department store Santa dealing with some politically attuned kids for a sketch that echoed aspects of Franken’s resignation speech.

After asking for a few gifts, the first child had a simple question for Santa: “What did Al Franken do?” After some stammering, Santa tried pushing the question off to an elf (Kate McKinnon), who didn’t appreciate being called Sugar Plum. “In this climate, can you just call me Amy?”

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“Saturday Night Live” wasted little time in answering whether the show would address the controversy surrounding one of its own, former cast member and writer Al Franken, who resigned from the U.S. Senate last week after allegations of inappropriate behavior.

In the show’s cold open, Kenan Thompson played a department store Santa dealing with some politically attuned kids for a sketch that echoed aspects of Franken’s resignation speech.

After asking for a few gifts, the first child had a simple question for Santa: “What did Al Franken do?” After some stammering, Santa tried pushing the question off to an elf (Kate McKinnon), who didn’t appreciate being called Sugar Plum. “In this climate, can you just call me Amy?”

A shadowy figure visits the grave of Peter Parker — and that shadowy figure is … Spider-Man? That’s the story of Spider-Man according to the first trailer for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the upcoming animated feature from Sony Pictures. 

Inspired by the 2011 comic book “Ultimate Fallout: Spider-Man No More,” Parker has died and another man, Miles Morales, has assumed the Spidey mask. The short trailer gives viewers a peek behind that mask.

The Morales character has been lauded by some critics for bringing a person of color into the role of an established superhero — all done with the approval of creator Stan Lee. (He told the New York Daily News in 2012: “Doing our bit to try to make our nation, and the world, color blind is definitely the right thing.”)

John Boyega as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
John Boyega as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm)

The world premiere of the year’s most anticipated movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is just moments away. For a moment, it seemed that the Force was going to keep one of the movie’s big stars from attending.

John Boyega, who plays a renegade stormtrooper named Finn in “The Last Jedi,” was held up by snow in Atlanta and, for a few hours, it appeared as if he wasn’t going to make it to the film’s world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. 

Boyega, however, eventually found a way out of Atlanta, where a storm has left thousands without power. The actor’s publicist, Lindsay Galin, told the Associated Press that the actor was on schedule to make the 5 p.m. premiere. And Boyega later confirmed his arrival in L.A. — without luggage — via Tweet.

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John Boyega as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
John Boyega as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm)

The world premiere of the year’s most anticipated movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is just moments away. For a moment, it seemed that the Force was going to keep one of the movie’s big stars from attending.

John Boyega, who plays a renegade stormtrooper named Finn in “The Last Jedi,” was held up by snow in Atlanta and, for a few hours, it appeared as if he wasn’t going to make it to the film’s world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. 

Boyega, however, eventually found a way out of Atlanta, where a storm has left thousands without power. The actor’s publicist, Lindsay Galin, told the Associated Press that the actor was on schedule to make the 5 p.m. premiere. And Boyega later confirmed his arrival in L.A. — without luggage — via Tweet.

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(Ken Hively / Los Angeles times)

So much of my life has been make-believe that the characters looked more real than the people around me. For years I'd do three, sometimes four pictures a year. … And what you're acting can be realer than things in your own life.