Solo: A Star Wars Story Is Coming to Netflix in January

Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

We've all been so focused on the newly released details for Disney's upcoming streaming service and their live-action Star Wars series that we seem to have forgotten that Netflix still owns the streaming rights to the franchise. And while we wait for more info on Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, Netflix has just announced that they will be expanding their Star Wars collection, too.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be hitting Netflix on January 9, 2019. It will join Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, along with the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which are all currently available on the streaming service.

Unfortunately, Rogue One is the oldest live-action film in the franchise we're likely to see on Netflix, as their exclusive deal with Disney did not take effect until September 2016. That means Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the prequels, and the original films cannot be included. The Force Awakens is available on Netflix in Canada, however, as the international rights are different than in the U.S.

Although Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn't a hit with critics, having it available on Netflix is definitely great for those who missed it when it was in theaters, for people who weren't exactly sold on the film the first time around, and for fans who loved it and just want to see it again.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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