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While everyone on the planet heard about Harrison Ford breaking his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, no one reported on the other injury that happened as a result of the widely reported accident. According to director J.J. Abrams, he literally broke his back trying to help out his leading man. Don't worry, it wasn't as serious as it sounds. And the director was able to continue working through the pain.
J.J. Abrams serves as a producer on this weekend's blockbuster release Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to not only promote the sequel, but also say good-bye to the host who is leaving very soon. While J.J. Abrams still won't go into specific detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens or its plot, he did share an interesting behind-the-scenes account of the day Harrison Ford got »
Monday night’s premiere of New Line’s “Vacation” at the Regency Village in Westwood left no doubt that the comedy had easily earned its R rating.
“I get to say the F word a lot,” admitted 11-year-old Steele Stebbins on the red carpet. “I got used to swearing.”
Christina Applegate, who plays Debbie Griswold, the spouse of Ed Helms‘ Rusty Griswold, however, said that it’s difficult for her to be offended after portraying Kelly Bundy for a decade on “Married… With Children.”
“Nothing shocks me,” she asserted. “This film is like a distant dirty cousin to the others.”
The evening was full of homage to Chevy Chase — who nursed an arm injury in a sling — and Beverly D’Angelo, who reprise their iconic roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold. In the film, their son Rusty decides to reenact the trip to Walley World from 1983’s “Vacation” for his own family. »
- Dave McNary
One Star Wars fan has gone to great lengths to show how much the beloved film series has changed over the years.
The changes go as far as back as the beginning of the series, when different versions of Episode IV were sent out to theatres, and further changes have come in the years that followed.
With each home video release, Lucas made alterations, some more noticeable than others. YouTuber Mercelo Zuniga has put together a definitive guide to the changes in an hour-long series of videos.
Simon Pegg can't say a thing about his character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he has quite a bit to say about his experience shooting the film - and his own Star Wars geekdom. We first caught a glimpse of a partially costumed Pegg in the latest footage from the franchise reboot, which debuted at Comic-Con earlier this month. So, when we chatted with the actor just a few days ago in Vienna, where he was premiering Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, we asked if he could tell us anything about his character. He couldn't. Well, could he give us a single adjective to describe him? Nope. Ok, so could he tell us what it was really like to be on the set? Thankfully, yes. "I mean, seeing it for the first time [as a kid] and coming out and being so utterly changed by it, it was »
We’ve got some new concept art and leaked images from The Force Awakens, a possible new villain for Episode VIII and The King of Pop as the most annoying character in the saga in this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars…
Kicking things off with news from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and some new concept art found its way online which showed off a new character that we’ve not seen yet. The character goes by the name of Bullhead and is an X-Wing pilot, most likely from Jakku. The source of the images claimed that Bullhead would be not be a CGI character and would instead be a man in make-up, and those rumours were confirmed when this image of him on set leaked online…
…They may have shown a behind-the-scenes video at San Diego Comic-Con, but perhaps Disney and Lucasfilm can show »
- Luke Owen
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
And here is some more concept art courtesy of The Force.net Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »
Another San Diego Comic-Con International has come and gone. This year was a great year for films, friends, and fun! Check out my Top 10 cinematic moments from this years con. Also, be sure to share your favorite moments from this year. I’d love to hear from you! Now, let’s get started!
Let me start off by saying that I have not been looking forward to this film. I’m not stoked on the new batsuit, and disagree with their casting of Lex Luthor, simply because I feel as though the character should be older. Having said that, this is the best trailer that I have seem thus far, and I really hope that they prove me wrong. Check out the all new trailer that debuted in Hall H and let me know what you think!
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, »
- Melissa Howland
Last week, a news story on Fox News broke out about a parent who was upset about Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Figure series toy of Princess Leia from Return of the Jedi in her “Slave Leia” outfit. The story was picked up on several news outlets, which has now prompted Leia herself Carrie Fisher to giver her thoughts on the matter.
Taking to Twitter, Fisher didn’t understand why the outfit has caused controversy now when it didn’t “40 years ago” and that while she did have a chain round her neck, she used it to kill the creature than enslaved her.
You can check out Fisher’s badly worded tweets below:
SlaveLeiaDollsR causingOUTRAGE 4Sum parents onFox TV& Im thinking-if folksR outraged Now, shouldnt I have beenOUTRAGED40yrs ago?Maybe I Was!
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) July 15, 2015
That chain only”enslaved”me until I could use the frabjous thing to »
- Luke Owen
Brooding former Wolfman and expert mumbler Benicio Del Toro dipped his toe into intergalactic waters via Guardians Of The Galaxy. But if director Rian Johnson has his way, he’ll be consolidating his cosmic status with a part in Star Wars Episode VIII.
Disney have enough on their plate keeping Episode VII under wraps in the run up to its release in December, but as the next chapter begins casting the star’s name has reportedly been thrown in the ring.
While it would be easy to assume he’s going to be wanted for the Dark Side of the Force… well, actually it’s not likely he’s playing an Ewok is it, so odds are he’ll be Sithing it up alongside cast members Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Episode VII: The Force Awakens is set to be tractor-beamed into »
- Steve Palace
Even though Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still more than five months away, casting is beginning for the follow-up chapter, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Sources tell THR that Benicio Del Toro is a contender for a role, likely that of a villain, for the Lucasfilm/Disney movie, which will be directed by Rian Johnson. Del Toro is said to have an offer, although whether a deal can be made remains unclear. Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega are expected to return for the movie, as are certain legacy actors (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill). The release date is
- Borys Kit
See Also: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed on leaked Lego sets
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 »
- Gary Collinson
"Trainwreck," the new Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow movie, examines the plight of one snarly woman as she exits her familiar world of sexual freedom and hangovers for a detour into serious romance. Though several eye-popping cameos and supporting performances buttress the film, Schumer's performance is the acting triumph of "Trainwreck." Without her shaky conscience and burgeoning sense of fulfillment, the movie's conventional story might feel staid. Thankfully, it's anything but. Schumer's performance marks a welcome addition to cinema's long line of strident, hilarious female protagonists. We're celebrating that lineage with a list: the 20 best female-driven comedies ever. Some are old and some are new, but all are marked by a degree of cosmopolitan fun and nerviness -- and the occasional slap from Cher. 20. "How to Marry a Millionaire" We remember Lauren Bacall as a glamor girl with a damning grimace, but let's start revising that narrative to include her chops as a comic force. »
- Louis Virtel
In the days leading into Comic-Con, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans got some rather disheartening news. There would be no new trailer or footage from the movie shown during the massive Hall H panel on Friday night. Some thought it was all a ruse. "How could they hold a Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel, on Star Wars Day (traditionally every Friday at Sdcc), and Not show new footage?" Someone probably said and/or thought in the aftermath of this crushing news. Fans were assured that the panel would still be insightful and entertaining, and, guess what? Those assurances were not false by any means. It's true, director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan didn't unveil a new trailer or any actual footage from the movie itself, but they did reveal a fascinating behind-the-scenes video that shed plenty of new light on the production. »
The force is definitely with Amy Schumer in her new GQ cover shoot.
A photo posted by @amyschumer on Jul 15, 2015 at 8:11am Pdt
She is also seen sucking C-3Po's finger on the cover of the magazine's August issue, as well as performing a dance with a line of Stormtroopers.
Schumer dressed up as Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia for part of the shoot, and got to grips with a lightsaber in the process.
A photo posted by @amyschumer on Jul 15, 2015 at 8:11am Pdt
Earlier this month, Schumer defended her comedy against accusations of racism, but did issue an apology to a fan about one particular joke.
Leaked pictures from two new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego sets have revealed new characters who will appear in the film.
Star Wars Lego site From Bricks To Bothans posted a few images of two upcoming sets: Poe’s X-Wing Fighter and the Millennium Falcon.
For the Millennium Falcon set, a list of minifigures included are shown at the bottom of the box. While most of the minifigures are already known characters, such as Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey and Bb-8, two never before seen characters are also part of the set. The first of which is an anonymous Kanjiklub gang member, and the other is a character named Tasu Leech.
The images of the X-Wing set show that droid Bb-8 is probably »
- Justin Cook
Are you ready to see Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3Po like you've never seen them before? In honor of this weekend's comedy Trainwreck, comedian and star Amy Schumer participated in a wild and raunchy photo shoot for GQ magazine that has her frolicking with some of the galaxy's best known droids and Imperial soldiers. Warning, some of these photos verge on being R-Rated!
The GQ cover finds Amy Schumer checking C-3Po's oil the old fashioned way, and it's sure to grab any fanboy's attention. This foreplay obviously leads to a much wilder romp, and we're offered a look at the aftermath as Amy Schumer enjoys a smoke following her three-way with the Golden droid and his counterpart, R2-D2. The comedian even finds a way to sexualize the once androgynous mech droid. She then dresses up like Princess Leia to catch a limousine ride with Chewbacca and Jedi Master Yoda. »
Amy Schumer doesn't have a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (that we know of, anyway), but no matter. The writer and star of Universal Pictures' Trainwreck has reimagined her own version of some of the film franchise's most iconic moments for GQ's August issue. For the cover, the comedienne models Princess Leia's bikini from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and seductively sucks C-3Po's finger. Carrie Fisher never did that in the 1983 blockbuster! In another risqué photo, a topless Schumer let's down her Princess Leia buns while in bed with the franchise's two most popular droids. The Inside Amy Schumer star fondles R2-D2's knob and smokes a presumably post-coital »
"...graced the stage as well other cast members we had yet to hear from.
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- Michael Stevens
This December, when J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits theaters, it will continue the narrative of the original trilogy. With the big three stars, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as well as others returning, there is an obvious continuity, but Abrams went to even greater lengths to connect The Force Awakens to the original trilogy. Talking to Thompson on Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, production designer Darren Gilford (Oblivion) discussed how they used old school special effects at every opportunity, trying to replicate the way George Lucas did things on the first film back in 1977. He said: J.J.'s mandate from day one was authenticity and being as true to the original trilogy as possible. And he felt the prequels were flawed by the fact that they had every [CG] tool known to mankind and used everything at their disposal. »
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