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Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday.
The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted by standup comedian Owen Benjamin.
Scorsese took home a long-awaited Oscar in 2006 for helming “The Departed” in 2006; his additional eight nominations from the Academy include those for “Raging Bull,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and, most recently, “Hugo.” His latest pic, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” bows in theaters Dec. 25.
In addition to the contributions Scorsese has made through his films, he will be celebrated for founding the Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project, two non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation, restoration and protection of film.
Previous recipients of the Cinematic Imagery Award have included the production designers behind the James Bond franchise, the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, »
- Allegra Tepper
With his three books looking behind the scenes of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Lucasfilm editor Will McCrabb has become the master of rare of pictures and details from the classic films.
Empire: This gives you a sense of the size of the Wampa Snow Creature not seen in 1980, a stuntman is on stilts. pic.twitter.com/ERlTbaztTn
— will mccrabb (@mccrabb_will) December 4, 2013
The latest picture from the set comes to us from McCrabb's Twitter feed (via Badass Digest). The photo above is a look at the wampa from "Empire Strikes Back" as it would have appeared had Lucas decided to keep the creature in.
The shots with a full-body look at the creature were ultimately redone for the Special Editions, but it didn't appear as big as the wampa we see here.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
★★★★★ The first three action-packed escapades of everyone's favourite teacher turned archaeologist are now available as separate entities on Blu-ray (mercifully, the fourth instalment is absent). Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the first in the series from Hollywood's own golden idols George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, is still the strongest by far and remains a thoroughly rousing and nostalgic delight to return to. What's more, Spielberg has thankfully spared us from seeing that huge boulder hurtling towards Indiana during the film's breathtaking opening segment cleaned up with digital effects, Lucas-style.
- CineVue UK
If you have an extra few hundred thousand dollars lying around, you could could be the proud owner of Han Solo's original blaster that Harrison Ford used in the Star Wars films! It doesn't really look like much now, but it's a piece of cinematic history, and as Indiana Jones would say... "It belongs in a museum!"
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Estimated Price: $200,000 - $300,000
379. Harrison Ford "Han Solo" non-firing Dl-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. (Tcf, 1980, 1983) Harrison Ford's charismatic smuggler, Han Solo, is arguably the most popular character in the original Star Wars trilogy. The space-scoundrel-turned hero's persona is irrevocably tied to his blaster pistol. Solo was modeled after the rogue gunslingers of the westerns that influenced creator George Lucas. This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. »
- Joey Paur
Several years ago, the Disney company took a page from George Lucas’ playbook and decided to launch its own official fan club, naming it after the year the company’s founder officially set up shop, 1923. Since then, D23 has staged several successful conventions in Anaheim, California and a number of smaller members-only events in other locations, including the Disney studio. I’ve heard mixed feedback on some of these endeavors, although diehard fans seem to be enjoying the backstage-pass concept very much—especially getting to meet living legends like Dick Van Dyke, Richard Sherman, and others. But the newest issue of their elaborately designed and printed magazine, Disney...
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- Leonard Maltin
Do Hollywood studio executives know something that the rest of us don’t? Did they take George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s comments from earlier this year – where the duo predicted imminent major changes to the structure of the blockbuster industry – as a a challenge?
You’d be forgiven for suspecting as much, given how many genre movies (action, sci-fi, superhero, horror and so on) and/or franchise sequels have been recently announced for a 2015 release date, including Insidious: Chapter 3, Mission: Impossible 5 and the 13th Friday the 13th movie. Additionally, Star Wars: Episode VII was confirmed for a December 2015 debut a while back, rather than the originally-planned Summer launch pad (where movies like Avengers: ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
This year, legions of Star Wars fans have lots to be thankful for, with Star Wars: Episode VII officially on the way. An ambitious group of Australian fans and filmmakers decided that the wait for the December 18, 2015 release was too long (and far, far away), so they opted to make their own fan film instead. Dubbed Star Wars Downunder, this short gives you an idea of what the original 1977 film would have looked like had George Lucas been born in Australia. While the plot doesn't focus on a rebellion bent on throwing off the shackles of imperialism or balancing the light and dark sides of the force, the characters fight for something even more important: beer. Hit the jump to take a look. Check out the trailer for writer-director Michael Cox's Star Wars Downunder below, followed by the entire 30-minute fan film. Make sure to turn the closed captions on, »
- Dave Trumbore
Your Christmas gifts just wouldn’t be the same without a box-set or two and we’ve got a variety of old and new for you to chew over, including the biggest TV hit of recent years! If you’re also looking for other ideas, don’t forget to check out our film-book recommendations, the best DVD’s for the year plus Wicked is on Tour! So, we’re now at the first weekend of December and so…Christmas is nearly here! If you’re looking for something to take you away from all the extended family and the perfect excuse to crash down on the sofa, you’ve got the perfect escapism with Michael Bay’s Transformers trilogy!
- Dan Bullock
• Star Wars: Episode VII auditions held in London and Dublin
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So far the only character confirmed 100% to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII is diminutive droid R2D2. But another stalwart of the long-running space saga is reportedly being built at London's Pinewood studios: the Millennium Falcon.
The legendary space freighter, which Harrison Ford's Han Solo adapted himself for extra speed (and which can reputedly make the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs) was last seen on the big screen in 1983's Return of the Jedi. Now Latino Review quotes a source suggesting the ship's interior has already been completed at Pinewood, where director Jj Abrams will shoot Star Wars: Episode VII early next year.
The Millennium Falcon's »
- Ben Child
Harrison Ford is an iconic actor who can still draw crowds in an Indiana Jones sequel -- but at age 71, he is starting to enjoy his rights as a character actor in such roles as Branch Rickey in "42" and Colonel Graff in "Ender's Game." You have to credit Ford with one of the most extraordinary 25-year runs as an A-list movie star in Hollywood history, from his break-out in George Lucas' "American Grafitti" in 1973 through iconic roles in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises and the Jack Ryan series that ended with "Clear and Present Danger' in 1994. He was a dishy romantic lead in "Witness," "Working Girl" and "Regarding Henry," but made his fortune as an action hero in tentpoles such as "The Fugitive" and "Air Force One." But he was nominated for the best actor Oscar only once, for Peter Weir's "Witness," back in 1985. That »
- Anne Thompson
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was the first and either the best or the second-best of the Indiana Jones films (you know this to be true, commenters), and it now seems like such a stone-cold, well-known classic that it's hard to believe its 1981 release was a gamble of sorts. Sure, it had George Lucas and Steven Spielberg behind it, who at the time were amicably tied for the title of “most powerful film-maker in the world”: but the film appeared to be a hokey, intentionally old-fashioned attempt at a two-fisted tale about ne'er-do-well Nazis and shifty Arabs, starring that guy who played Han Solo in those movies about space. This could easily have been a “Lone Ranger”-type situation. Well, it wasn't, and Indiana Jones took off into a whole big franchise (until it nuked its very own fridge), but it's interesting to look back at the moment when it was an untested idea, »
- Ben Brock
After the cancellation of Star Trek: The Original Series, bringing the crew back to our screens was a long a torrid affair that took over a decade. Sure, we had the Animated Series in the early 70′s, but the fans wanted live action, and they made this well known at the conventions around that period.
The immediate thought was to bring the show to the big screen – movies! So Gene Roddenberry teamed up with Paramount Pictures and began to work on his script, tentatively titled Star Trek: The God Thing. Now I don’t know what it is with Roddenberry, but for some reason he always seemed to go back to religion, and he tried to do it once more. Paramount didn’t like it and so they ended up shopping around for other scripts.
After a run in with a famous writer and a studio executive who was »
- Brian Chapman
You've got to check out this awesome music video for a song called "The Future," by a band called Five Knives. In "a bleak dystopia, a student clone fights back against an army of militant teachers with his bare hands and feet." The student is a 9-year-old ninja who pulls off some great martial arts choreography!
The video was directed by Lance Drake, who told io9 that it was influenced by George Lucas' THX1138, and then gives some information on the kid in the video, saying,
The 9-year-old is named Dallas Liu. He is a real life ninja and competes in a modern fighting / dance style called tricking. He is the next Bruce Lee.
The kid sure looks like he could kick some ass, and the video turned out really freakin' cool. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
- Joey Paur
Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a “bright spot” in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence.
“We have got to make sure we are not glorifying it,” he said in his remarks. He cited Vice President Joseph Biden’s meeting in January with representatives from the industry in the wake of the Newtown gun massacre.
“Those conversations need to continue,” he said from the courtyard of the DreamWorks campus in Glendale. “The stories we tell matter. And you tell stories more powerfully than anybody else on the Earth.”
In the crowd listening to the speech, in perfect Southern California weather, were a handful of studio chiefs, including Warner Bros. Kevin Tsujihara and Universal’s Ron Meyer. Each attended a closed-door meeting with the president beforehand. Mellody Hobson, chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation »
- Ted Johnson
It should go without saying that there’s a lot of pressure on J.J. Abrams these days. He’s been tasked with relaunching the Star Wars cinematic universe. His Star Wars: Episode VII is intended to be the first in a massive line of movies based on that galaxy far, far away. On October 24th, that pressure only intensified when it was announced that he and Lawrence Kasdan were effectively taking over writing duties from Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt. With a new script needing to be written, the word on the street was that Disney was adamant about keeping its projected “Summer 2015″ release for the project- despite the creative shake-up.
Many began to wonder if the film would be terribly rushed and undercooked heading into principal photography. Abrams, himself, was said to be hoping for a change in the release schedule and, weeks later, he got his wish. Disney »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Star Wars movies are traditionally cloaked in secrecy prior to their release, though one has to wonder if George Lucas would’ve been able to keep a lid on Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back‘s legendary twist had the film been made in the age of the Internet. That aside: director J.J. Abrams has certainly done a good job of keeping details on Star Wars: Episode VII under lock and key, with just over a month left to go until 2013 reaches its conclusion.
Production on Episode VII begins overseas in London in Spring 2014, so casting announcements will be arriving sooner, rather than later at this point. A ...
- Sandy Schaefer
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- Simon Gallagher
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: ‘Midnight’ shows nearly 30% ahead of ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, raked in a remarkable $25.25 million from evening shows on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in North America (playing at 4,163 locations on Friday), according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That’s 28 percent higher than the $19.74 million at 2,565 locations earned by its predecessor, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games; it’s also one of the biggest domestic "midnight" debuts ever. (See more on that below. Scroll down to check out a video of Jennifer Lawrence yelling back at yelling photographers at the Catching Fire New York premiere. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Now, in the paragraph above »
- Zac Gille
New Catching Fire movie getting very good reviews from top movie critics. Lionsgate finally released their new action/drama flick "Catching Fire" into theaters this weekend, and the official movie reviews from the top critics have arrived from Metacritic.com. As expected, the opinions are pretty damn good across the board,getting an overall 75 score from 44 critics. We've posted snippets from a few of them,below. The film stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund,and Sam Claflin. Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it an awesome 88 out of 100 score,stating , " Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society amusing itself to death, of “reality games” and the »
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