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Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, Darth Vader by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and Princess Leia by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson. Take a look at the artwork for each of the new comics below, then read on for more details.
Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of »
War movies have been around as long as cinema has existed. There is something about the horror, bravery, tragedy, and excitement of combat that has inspired filmmakers and drawn audiences. We’ll be celebrating the Great War films On August 5th at The Way Out Club with Super-8 Movie Madness Goes To War!
We’ll be showing six films in the condensed (average length: 15 minutes) Super-8 sound film format projected on The Way Out’s big screen that tells heroic stories of World War Two. They are: William Holden and Alec Guinness in The Bridge On The River Kwai, Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare, Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson in The Dirty Dozen, Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan’S Express, Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw in Force Ten From Navarone, and John Wayne and an all-star cast in The Longest Day.
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- Tom Stockman
While shooting Star Wars: Episode VII, Mark Hamill will be exactly the same age as Alec Guinness was when he shot Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, at 66 years-old. Mark Hamill seems to be channeling his old Jedi Master with a full beard that he proudly displayed while attending the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in London.
The BBC has a new video with the aging Luke Skywalker, where you can see the beard, something he calls a 'contractual obligation'. It's rumored that Skywalker will be a reclusive hermit, just like Ben was when we first met him way back in 1977. Other story details claim that he has gone missing.
To watch the video: clickHere
In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first Star Wars comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format - Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years collecting Star Wars (1977) #1-44 and Annual #1.
It's the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils - from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!
There's no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection! »
David Lean's epic tale of stoicism and fortitude from World War Two stars Alec Guinness as the British officer who, given little choice, commands his fellow PoWs to build a strategic railway bridge for their Japanese captor. William Holden is the American saboteur in charge of the Allied operation engineered to undo all their work. With hard-baked ideas of morality and defiance appearing to crack under the Asian sun, the only certainty is that you'll never forget how to whistle the theme tune. »
Here we are, at the top of the mountain. We’ve had plenty from every war imaginable, some supportive of war efforts, some not. But the more interesting war films really focus on the people; the internal struggles those men and women have about what they are doing. Whether made in America, Germany, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else, war is not just a battle between good and evil. It’s a life and death struggle between opposing sides that may not be that different. The movies at the top of this list may be subtle or straightforward, but each of them is a clear snapshot that lets audiences see what it means to fight, so they don’t have to.
10. Paths of Glory (1957)
Directed by: Stanley Kurbick
Conflict: World War I
- Joshua Gaul
Star Wars Rebels is the new animated series that tells us what took place in the Star Wars universe between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. The first trailers were released on May 4th, but now we have a new snippet of footage, in French, and it shows us our favorite Jedi, Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi. Sir Alec Guinness played the character in the original trilogy and Ewan McGregor in him in the god awful prequel trilogy. Though, McGregor was one of the few bright spots from those films. Starring a small band of heroes -- Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper -- Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by Tie »
Whether you loved it or hated it, the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in February certainly had an impact on comic book fans around the world, set to the Blue Swede classic tune "Hooked on a Feeling." YouTube user The Usual Suspect has managed to cut together footage from the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) into a new trailer that captures the same tone and plot points from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Some fans may consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Star Wars, since it is essentially set in a "galaxy far, far away" from the previous Marvel movies and follows a similar group of "rebels" trying to restore balance to the galaxy. »
With Tracy Morgan recovering after a car accident that killed friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Radar looks back on 11 more deadly crashes involving celebrities. Five notable ones: Ryan Dunn: The 34-year-old Jackass star had a blood alcohol level of .196 and was going 130mph when his Porsche flew off a Pennsylvania road in 2011 , smashed through a guardrail, traveled into the woods, and erupted in flames. He and his passenger both died. James Dean: Of Dean's Porsche Spyder 550, actor Alec Guinness warned the 24-year-old, "If you get in that car you will be found dead in it »
- Evann Gastaldo
Oldest person in movies? (Photo: Manoel de Oliveira) Following the recent passing of 1931 Dracula actress Carla Laemmle at age 104, there is one less movie centenarian still around. So, in mid-June 2014, who is the oldest person in movies? Manoel de Oliveira Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira will turn 106 next December 11; he’s surely the oldest person — at least the oldest well-known person — in movies today. De Oliveira’s film credits include the autobiographical docudrama Memories and Confessions / Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (1982), with de Oliveira as himself, and reportedly to be screened publicly only after his death; The Cannibals / Os Canibais (1988); The Convent / O Convento (1995); Porto of My Childhood / Porto da Minha Infância (2001); The Fifth Empire / O Quinto Império - Ontem Como Hoje (2004); and, currently in production, O Velho do Restelo ("The Old Man of Restelo"). Among the international stars who have been directed by de Oliveira are Catherine Deneuve, Pilar López de Ayala, »
- Andre Soares
Update: Adds All The Way and figures from more shows: Savvy marketing and a Tony win for Best Musical conspired to give A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder a healthy box office spike last week. Just as important, the Tony win may account for the fact that folks are willing to pay top-dollar for the quirky, quick-change comedy based on the Alec Guinness chestnut Kind Hearts And Coronets. In addition to a $117,000 bounce at the Walter Kerr Theatre for a near-potential $851,000 – its best week since opening — average ticket price was up almost $22 to $121.89, according to figures […] »
Most legit producers dream of winning a Tony Award. Bob Greenblatt was on a plane flying into New York from Los Angeles when the moment came for him on Sunday.
It’s no secret that the NBC Entertainment chairman harbors an abiding love for musical theater. His first big creative risk after taking the helm of NBC in January 2011 was the Broadway-centric “Smash,” and even if that bet didn’t pay off in the long run, last year’s broadcast of “The Sound of Music Live” sure did.
Less well-known, however, is Greenblatt’s longstanding involvement with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which just collected four Tony Awards, including the top honor for new musical. The show’s eventful backstory encompasses a decade-long struggle to get to the stage as the tuner slowly accumulated a team of friends, supporters and eventually producers. Greenblatt, it turns out, was one of them. »
- Gordon Cox
Alec Guinness looks like no one, which means he can look like anyone. "Facially," the great critic and journalist Kenneth Tynan wrote, "he is akin to what John Locke imagined the mind of a newborn child to be — an unmarked blank, on which circumstances leave their casual trace." Few actors have been so elusive and so captivating at once, so microfaceted in their offhanded subtlety. No matter how well you think you know Guinness as a performer, there's always more to see.
Guinness's movies, particularly the comedies he did for Ealing Studios in the '40s and '50s, show up from time to time in repertory houses, and certainly on cable. But rarely do so many of the films made by this quietly magnificent actor show up in one glorious, lady-killing festival like the one »
Yesterday, Mark Hamill teased his trimmed-down bearded look for Star Wars: Episode VII in a new photo to promote his appearance at the Star Wars Weekends event he will be attending from June 6 to June 8. Now we get a video and interview that includes the actor showing off some of his new lightsaber moves alongside Mickey Mouse. Here, we get somewhat of an idea how the 62 year-old Mark Hamill will look reprising his iconic role as Luke Skywalker. The actor is now as old as Sir Alec Guinness was when he first took on his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams. »
Thanks to a context-free publicity photo of Mark Hamill holding a lightsaber and standing next to Mickey Mouse (in his Jedi gear) that honestly has us a little confused, we now know that Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII"... will have a beard. So there's that.
As Entertainment Weekly dutifully points out, Luke Skywalker's old(ish) man beardedness follows in the footsteps of Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original film, plus Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn in "The Phantom Menace" (isn't it easy to forget that Liam Neeson was in a "Star Wars" movie? He's got a particular set of Jedi skills). Presumably, this means Luke will be a mentor of some kind to a new batch of Jedis (possibly played by cast members Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Adam Driver). That's not too much of a stretch.
"Star Wars: Episode VII," which will undoubtedly feature a »
- Drew Taylor
It wouldn't be another day without a Star Wars: Episode VII story, and today we have a new photo of Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. The actor is seen alongside a lightsaber-wielding Mickey Mouse in a promotional image for his appearance at Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends from June 6 through June 8, which hints at Luke Skywalker's new bearded look. It's worth noting that Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor both sported facial hair when they played Obi-Won Kenobi, so it's possible that Luke Skywalker could be training his own Jedi apprentice. The actor has also lost a considerable amount of weight to play Luke Skywalker again, which he comments on in a new interview that you can check out below this photo.
In a new interview with The Orlando Sentinel for his Star Wars Weekends appearance, the actor spoke about how he is preparing for his return as the Jedi master, »
Ask pretty much any of his peers and they would tell you that Gary Oldman is one of the most eclectic and brilliant actors of our generation. With a list of characters under his belt that threatens to rival the greats of yesteryear, Oldman is the go-to character actor of our time, consistently delivering dependably top rate performances regardless of genre. In RoboCop, he plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the chief scientist of Omni Foundation and creator of the human cyborg, who battles with ethics and the corruption of the company he is a part of. With the Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release set for 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the ten best Gary Oldman films.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
- Phil Wheat
Today on Trailers from Hell, John Landis deep dives into David Lean's classic war drama "The Bridge on the River Kwai." David Lean's 2 hour and 41 minute war drama was a box office smash in 1957, beloved not only by critics but World War II vets as well, regardless of the fact that its hero, played by Alec Guiness, is in fact an anti-hero, a by-the-book pedant whose obsession with military protocol only succeeds in aiding his enemy. The canny screenplay (by Carl Foreman) provides two compelling counterpoints to Guiness' driven colonel in William Holden’s deadbeat sailor and Sessue Hayakawa’s weak-willed commandant. Lean’s masterful command of the widescreen action and intimate drama makes "Bridge" an endlessly rewatchable experience »
- Trailers From Hell
David Lean's 2 hour and 41 minute war drama was a box office smash in 1957, beloved not only by critics but World War II vets as well, regardless of the fact that its hero, played by Alec Guiness, is in fact an anti-hero, a by-the-book pedant whose obsession with military protocol only succeeds in aiding his enemy. The canny screenplay (by Carl Foreman) provides two compelling counterpoints to Guiness' driven colonel in William Holden's deadbeat sailor and Sessue Hayakawa's weak-willed commandant. Lean's masterful command of the widescreen action and intimate drama makes Bridge an endlessly rewatchable experience.
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- TFH Team
A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Alec Guinness-starring Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price excels as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare - and makes the critics pay for their lack of recognition. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the film on 17 May, we have Three copies of Theatre of Blood to give away to our blood-thirsty readers, courtesy of our friends at Arrow Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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