Gary Whitta

Gary Whitta on the dream job writing ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” It’s the start of many childhood dreams, especially for those of us born in the 70s who grew up in the midst of the original Star Wars films. The franchise inspired many of us, and gaming critic turned screenwriter Gary Whitta was no different, until he actually got a chance to contribute to the legendary stories with the screenplay for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig

Lazy Friday News: ‘Skyfall’ box office hit, ‘Star Wars’ reborn, and Channing Tatum

Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: the force is strong in the new James Bond film, Skyfall; Star Wars is being shaken and stirred back into a viable franchise; Star Trek fans can get a glimpse of nine minutes of spacey bliss; Channing Tatum is attractive, or something; we bid goodbye to the voice of Smurfette; plus Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are never ever getting back together?