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The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot

2 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer has seen Mad Max, Jurassic World and Terminator movies hit cinemas. Ryan looks at what’s good and bad about the soft reboot...

This piece contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator: Genisys

If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.

Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Nashville, Flash, Castle, Good Wife, Originals, CSI, Mistresses, Scream Queens and More

1 July 2015 4:44 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Can we get another clue for the Blind Item about the couple splitting up? —Meredith

Ausiello: The reason for the split (storyline-wise) will likely incur as much fan wrath as the break-up itself.

Question: Oh, Sultan of Scoop, summer TV has failed to wow me so my mind has been drifting to the puzzle of your blind items. One question keeps hovering, like an annoying picnic fly: Is there any relationship between your two Blind Items, Bonkers »

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma, Tie Pilot and Snowtrooper minifigs leaked

1 July 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s only a matter of time before we start getting inundated with toys, games and pretty much every single kind of merchandise and promotional products you can think of for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and something that’s sure to be top of many fans shopping lists will be the range of licensed sets from Lego. We know that seven sets will be released in total, and a few minifigs have leaked online via Reddit featuring Captain Phasma, a Tie Pilot and a Snowtrooper…

The seven sets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are:

Rey’s Speeder (193 pieces)

First Order Snowspeeder (444 pieces)

First Order Special Force Tie (517 pieces)

Poe’s X-Wing Starfighter (717 pieces)

First Order Transporter (792 pieces)

Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (1004 pieces)

Millennium Falcon (1332 pieces)

Hopefully we’ll get some pictures of the sets soon…

See Also: Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from »

- Gary Collinson

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Battle Royale: Summer Blockbusters - And the Winner Is...

1 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

To celebrate the summer blockbuster season, we pit the biggest and best of special effects-friendly cinema against each other for Battle Royale. We counted each and every last one of your votes on Facebook, and after eliminating thirty-one other contenders throughout October, we're finally down to just one.

The original trilogy’s Mark HamillCarrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will reunite for this year’s The Force Awakens! Joining them will be Star Wars newcomers John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy RidleyAndy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings), Adam Driver (“Girls”), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Ex Machina), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).

Remember to Like our Facebook page to keep tabs on everything Star Wars!

Check out the full bracket below for a sneak peek at the next round of Battle Royale match-ups!

 

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Back to the Future turns 30: How the world looked in 1955, 1985 and 2015

1 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.

Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.

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Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

29 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After hearing some new details about the First Order Stormtroopers via their toy line earlier today, a promotional poster from said toyline has also hit the Internet thanks to this rather nice Twitter user.

Check out the poster below:

See Also: The Week in Star Wars – New promo banner and character sketches for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan and more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

- Luke Owen

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"Force Awakens" Lineage & Trooper Spoilers?

29 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Potential "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Spoilers Ahead

One of the longest running rumors about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has been that at least one if not several of the characters would be the offspring of the original cast members.

In particular Daisy Ridley's Rey character has often been suggested to be the daughter of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Others have suggested the offspring of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) will play a part in the plot.

Making Star Wars has posted a report dismissing those rumors, saying:

"None of the heroes... the kids... are Solos or Skywalkers. Rey is not a Solo. It would not knock me on my knees to learn she is a Solo. VII does not answer that question. It just presents it. We have not seen anything to make us think the girl is the daughter... yet."

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- Garth Franklin

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure packaging details Stormtrooper history and rise of the First Order

29 June 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are set to kick off the merchandising for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at San Diego Comic-Con International next month with the release of Hasbro’s Black Series Stormtrooper – the first action figure based upon the ‘First Order’ look of the feared Imperial soldiers.

Now, Eric Goldman of IGN has got his hands on the packaging, which details the history of the Stormtrooper, as well as offering some background on the galaxy’s latest threat, the First Order…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

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'Star Wars 7' Rumor May Confirm Who Rey Is or Isn't

29 June 2015 12:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the full cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced last April, fans wondered how new cast members Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) fit into the story. Over the past year, their characters were eventually confirmed, and fans should learn much more about the highly-anticipated sequel at Comic-Con this year. While we wait for the annual convention to start, a new rumor from Making Star Wars reveals new details about Rey and the other main characters' parents. There will be potential spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

There has been plenty of speculation that at least some of these characters are the offspring of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) or Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). For instance, Rey is reportedly "drawn to" the Millennium Falcon and she "instinctively" knows how to repair it

"None of the heroes. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume sketches for Han Solo, Finn and Poe Dameron

26 June 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen the characters in action thanks to the two trailers for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, but an article in the French edition of Vanity Fair (via Planete Star Wars) has given us a closer look at the costumes for Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

Check out the images below:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

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Greg Grunberg says Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all about “the story and family”

26 June 2015 3:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one thing Star Wars: The Force Awakens has done well (despite its heavily publicised production) is keeping its story a secret. We’ve had two trailers already, but we don’t actually know all that much about the plot of J.J. Abrams’ new adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

One of its stars Greg Grunberg however has given some details about the theme of the movie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I can only say that practical effects are as important—if not more important—than the special effects,” the actor said. “And it’s all about the story and family. I mean that’s what J.J. is all about. And these new characters, these actors are unbelievable. They’re so well cast. We got our script pages, only the scenes that we were in. Not even what was being shot that day! »

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'Star Wars 7' Went to Great Lengths Keeping the Script Secret

23 June 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How much do we really know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? According to star Greg Grunberg, probably a lot less than we think. Sure, there have been plenty of Star Wars rumors over the past couple of years offering the plot outline. But the production crew went to such great lengths to keep the script secret, we can count on a lot of that past information being wrong. In fact, the franchise's most iconic actors, including the holy trinity of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, were not allowed to take the script home to memorize their lines.

Greg Grunberg, best known for his role on Heroes, was revealed last week to be playing an X-Wing Fighter Pilot. He is locked in for the next two movies following Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but not much more is known about his role. Some have called him »

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New promotional banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma

22 June 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week brought us some images of two surprise returning characters from the Original Trilogy as well as two leaked stills, and now we’ve got a new international promo banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and some Imperial Stormtroopers…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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Review: Amazon's shockingly filthy, surprisingly sweet 'Catastrophe'

22 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Catastrophe" is a delightful study in contradictions. It's a high-concept comedy with low-key execution, and it's at once filthy on a level that's impressive even in the year 2015, yet almost shockingly normal despite that. The series — its six-episode first season aired on Channel 4 on the UK earlier this year, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime — casts its stars and creators, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, as an American businessman and an Irish schoolteacher who have a fling while he's on a week-long trip to the UK. They get on well enough to at least discuss seeing each other again the next time he's in town, but then Sharon discovers that she's pregnant and Rob decides to set his whole life aside to move in with her and help raise the baby. This is a premise from which rom-coms and sitcom hackery can be born — see "Accidentally On Purpose, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

22 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »

- Andre Soares

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The Week in Star Wars – Loads of leaked images from The Force Awakens, plot details for Rogue One, clips from Star Wars Rebels and more

21 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s debut edition of The Week in Star Wars, we get a peak at Leia and Luke’s new look for The Force Awakens (sort of), plot details and a new cast member for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, clips from Star Wars Rebels Season Two and some new footage from Star Wars Battlefield…

Well, it was a week of leaked photos from The Force Awakens, but which ones were real? Having got our first look at returning Star Wars characters Han Solo and Chewie via the second teaser trailer as well as C-3Po in these leaked product images, we were treated this week to our first look at Carrie Fisher’s new look for Princess Leia for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens. At least we got a look until we were made to take them down by Disney. Boo! I guess that »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): Han, Rey, Finn & Classic Character Images

20 June 2015 6:08 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Images Leaked. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) movie pictures have been leaked (or released through subterfuge) featuring Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), The General (Domhnall Gleeson), and X-Wing Pilot (Greg Grunberg). The Han, Rey, and Finn photograph is the most iconic. The Phasma, General picture is the most interesting. The pictures featuring previously unannounced characters, Nien Nunb and Admiral Ackbar, are interesting.

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On the first image:

What happens in this sequence Swu is showing us above?

Chewbacca is in the back recuperating from his injury with the pirates on the Gigantic Freighter. »

- Rollo Tomasi

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More Star Wars: The Force Awakens images featuring Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson

19 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you some images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Greg Gunberg’s character along with a couple of returning favourites from Return of the Jedi [see here], as well as a likely Photoshopped image of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker [see here].

Well, now thanks to MakingStarWars, we’ve got a couple more images – the first of which features Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn), and the second showing Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma alongside our first look at Domhnall Gleeson’s character, who is reportedly going by the title ‘The General’…

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 June 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week, we brought you our first look at Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (before Disney made us take them down), and now we have our possible first look at her brother Luke Skywalker.

The folks over at TheForce.net have posted the below image which shows Mark Hamill as Luke with his grey beard and metallic hand. They don’t say where they got the image from, so this is far from official.

See Also: Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

Check out the image below:

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher »

- Luke Owen

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Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

19 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – possible spoilers below…

Since the announcement of the movie, we’ve known that the likes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia would be back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there have been plenty of rumours about other possible returning roles (but not Lando it would seem). Well, starwars7news.com believes it can confirm two returning characters, along with information on a new one.

If you’re a fan of Return of the Jedi, you are in luck. According to the website, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will see the return of Nein Nunb and Admiral Ackbar. Check out the photos below that the site claims are 100% legit:

Obviously we don’t know if this is true or just a wild Bantha chase, but the website is very sure these are genuine. And to back that up, they have the first image of Greg Grunberg in the movie, »

- Chris Cooper

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