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New rumours of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and flashback sequences

2 March 2015 5:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – Potential Spoilers Below

We’re less than 300 days away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the reports and rumours are still coming in thick and fast. We’ve already had rumours that Darth Vader would be in the film in some capacity (possibly in a flashback) and now we have new rumours that back those claims up.

According to Making Star Wars, Robert Boulter (not announced in the cast list as of yet) has joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens to play a young Luke Skywalker in a flashback sequence. This would play into the opening of the movie, in which Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) go to Rose’s Bar, owned by Rose (Lupita Nyong’o) who is a puppet similar to Yoda.

Below is a breakdown of the flashback:

Dead bodies lay on the floor of a Jedi Academy. »

- Luke Owen

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Moore Best Actress Oscar Helps 'Alice' But Not 'Maps': Box Office

1 March 2015 4:44 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Stars' box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (photo: Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') (See previous post: "'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.") The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman was up an estimated 125 percent this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, following its four Academy Award wins – including Best Picture. Also up a hefty 24 percent – after adding 553 locations – is Sony Pictures Classics' Still Alice, which earned Julianne Moore the year's Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. True, an Oscar win – or key nominations – may not create mammoth blockbusters like Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey, or Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. For that, »

- Zac Gille

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'Star Wars 7' Flashback and Luke's Role Revealed?

28 February 2015 11:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warning! Not only will this next story include plenty of Spoilers, it should be noted that ever since director J.J. Abrams gave validity to some of the rumors floating around the internet about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some folks have felt the need to feed more erroneous information to the masses. So while some of this story may be true, it may also contain false details. Either way, we've heard in the past that there will be flashbacks in Star Wars 7. New rumors have come to light that explain exactly what those flashbacks entail, and they do include a young Luke Skywalker. We also have more details about Luke and Rey's quest in the movie, and the rumor of an important addition to the cast. Are you ready to learn more about this epic sci-fi adventure heading our way in December?

All of the following information comes courtesy of Making Star Wars. »

- MovieWeb

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Maps to the Stars | Review

25 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

What’s the Matter with Havana?: Cronenberg’s L.A. Story a Hot Mess of Tangled Ideas

Couched within its episodic instances of harpooning Hollywood stereotypes, there is a rather interesting tale in Maps to the Stars contending as a wobbly family saga of vacuous types tainted by their desperate attempts to maintain a certain visibility within celebrity culture. But it’s an idea lost in its own maddening attempt at actually engaging in the mythos pointedly laid out in its own subtext as pertains to provocative motifs like incest, nepotism, and (literally) ghosts from the past. The result is a maudlin brew of wacky circumstances and over-the-top flourishes that sometimes work, but, more often than not, fall flat the longer running the time wears on. While it very much feels like a Cronenbergian endeavor, its pointed critique of a particular empty headed culture ends up feeling like a series of wink-wink potshots, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Farewell, Ee Wednesdays! Watch Mr Dresden's best Orange pitch adverts

25 February 2015 5:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After treating cinema fans for more than a decade, Ee's 2-for-1 ticket offer is coming to an end today (February 25). We'll certainly miss breaking up the week with a cut-price cinema visit, and the end of the promotion has made us all nostalgic about the classic Orange Wednesdays ads that started it all off.

Dubbed 'Orange Gold Spots', they starred Brennan Brown and Steve Furst as two clueless film execs listening to pitches from some of Hollywood's finest. Brilliantly lampooning the bean counter thinking of studio suits and the fragile creative egos of A-listers, the likes of Patrick Swayze, Macaulay Culkin and Carrie Fisher all stepped up to offer their increasingly compromised film pitches:

1. A Clockwork Orange

This early offering sought to capture that creative moment when the lightbulb flicks on... unfortunately Brown's dim-witted exec can't quite grasp what's dangling right in front of him. Stanley Kubrick would be livid. »

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J.J. Abrams Explains 'Star Wars 7' Trailer Strategy

24 February 2015 10:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the first 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in late November of last year, fans have been chomping at the bit to see even more footage. Director J.J. Abrams took a break from his post-production work to host a party over the weekend at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, California, where he revealed that he is grateful for fans who want to know when the next trailer will debut, and said that they have conversations every day about when fans will see the next footage. But he doesn't actually answer the question, instead explaining Disney's release strategy:

"First of all, I'm always grateful that people would be asking. But the truth is like we haven't shown anything. We don't want to be coy but we have almost a year until the movie comes out, so we have to be smart about what we say and when. »

- MovieWeb

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J.J. Abrams Explains 'Star Wars 7' Trailer Strategy

24 February 2015 10:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the first 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in late November of last year, fans have been chomping at the bit to see even more footage. Director J.J. Abrams took a break from his post-production work to host a party over the weekend at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica, California, where he revealed that he is grateful for fans who want to know when the next trailer will debut, and said that they have conversations every day about when fans will see the next footage. But he doesn't actually answer the question, instead explaining Disney's release strategy:

"First of all, I'm always grateful that people would be asking. But the truth is like we haven't shown anything. We don't want to be coy but we have almost a year until the movie comes out, so we have to be smart about what we say and when. »

- MovieWeb

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Evolving Mantras and Restricted Vocabularies

23 February 2015 9:26 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

For someone so hung up on the body, David Cronenberg sure has a way with words. Amongst all those blooming wounds, moist openings and jagged cavities, it’s often the mouth that’s the most persuasive orifice of all. Whether slogans which feel like rallying cries or individual words rendered hypnotic by repetition, Cronenberg’s mantras echo so long in the mind they often encapsulate the films they inhabit: for what would Videodrome (1983) be without the new flesh, Naked Lunch (1991) without the Interzone? While many of his dialogues draw on languid repetition to create the same sense of dreamy, heightened unreality that envelops his entire oeuvre, there are certain cases where his mantras seem to work their magic on the narrative itself, itemising its key components, ushering in shifts between different levels of reality or even mimicking its very structure. And yet this approach too is in continual flux, shifting »

- James Lattimer

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opening Scene Revealed?

20 February 2015 5:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just under 10 months until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, Disney and LucasFilm still haven't given fans any official plot description, and all we have to go on is the first teaser trailer that debuted in late November. While we wait for the first full-length trailer and confirmed plot details, yet another unconfirmed rumor has surfaced from Making Star Wars, which reveals the opening sequences of director J.J. Abrams' sci-fi adventure. There will be potential Spoilers from here on out, so read on at your own risk.

One of the early Star Wars rumors revealed that the movie opened with a severed hand and a lightsaber falling through space before landing in a desert, where the hand and lightsaber are found by Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Subsequent reports claim that the severed hand is not a part of this scene, which is backed »

- MovieWeb

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Stephen Colbert Grows a Glorious Beard and Contemplates Sex With Princess Leia in Oscar Wilde Award Speech

20 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's been two months since Stephen Colbert said good-bye to The Colbert Report and, from the look of things, the future Late Show host has been using all of this new free time to ... grow a beard. Colbert showed off his salt-and-peppered new look in Los Angeles Thursday night, where he was on hand to accept an Oscar Wilde Award from the U.S.-Ireland Alliance at their annual pre-Oscar event, held on the rooftop of J.J. Abrams's production company, Bad Robot. In addition to his facial hair, which fellow honoree Carrie Fisher told the crowd is sure to get him "so laid," Colbert happily showed off his non-Report persona (a.k.a. his real personality) via a crowd-pleasing acceptance speech in which he considered Fisher's sexual innuendo, came out of the Irish closet, and boldly addressed "racist" Irish stereotypes. Here are the highlights:• "I'm not sure which is more exciting, »

- Kara Warner

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Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher Get Their Irish Honor

20 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday night, Stephen Colbert relayed how excited he’d been to hear about the honor he was to receive from J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot. “I thought it was from the Rebel Alliance,” Colbert joked, referring to Abrams’ “Star Wars” connection.

Still, the U.S.-Ireland Alliance was pretty impressive, too. Since it was formed in the 1990s, Colbert noted how the euro has been introduced and Osama bin Laden eliminated. “You can’t say the Alliance had nothing to do with it,” he said.

Colbert was sporting a natty white beard that Carrie Fisher, who was honored before him, said, “is so getting (him) laid,” which led Colbert to quip, “I don’t know which is more exciting, getting this award or that I may be having sex with Princess Leia tonight.”

The former host of Comedy Central »

- Shalini Dore

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J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars 7, Says Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Is ''Clearly Going Into the Stratosphere''

20 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's no secret that filming for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is well underway, and as expected, fans are dying for secrets from the set.  Directed by J.J. Abrams, the forthcoming flick stars original castmembers Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew and will also see newcomers such as John BoyegaDaisy Ridley, Adam DriverOscar IsaacAndy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.  Fisher is reprising her role as Princess Leia and her daughter, Billie Lourd, is on board to play a younger version of her character, and while you may not know the name Billie Lourd quite yet, it's safe to say Fisher's daughter is officially a »

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J.J. Abrams Confirms Some 'Star Wars 7' Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 8:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced way back in 2012, rumors and spoilers about the film's characters and story have flooded the internet. There have been so many, it's hard to keep them all straight, or remember what they are. While most have been written off as flights of fancy from over-eager fans, J.J. Abrams confirms in a new interview that some of the spoilers and rumors that we've heard over the past couple of years are, in fact, very true!

Speaking with The BBC, J.J. Abrams wouldn't acknowledge which past rumors have hit it right on the nose, or which ones are too outrageous to believe. He did express how much he appreciates them, as they show an interest from a hungry fan base. And without that, he wouldn't have a film. He even admits that he's enjoyed the occasional spoiler in the past:

"There are »

- MovieWeb

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

- Gary Collinson

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J.J. Abrams is grateful for fans who read up on Star Wars spoilers

20 February 2015 4:48 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you avoiding Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers like the plague, no worries, as I'm not including any in this article.  Rather, this is a discussion on what J.J. Abrams thinks about them, and you might be surprised!  Recently, Carrie Fisher was being honored at the Oscar Wilde awards in L.A. and the director was there hosting. He spoke a little bit about the film regarding all the spoilers that have made their way online. J.J. Abrams on The Force »

- Sean Wist

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'Star Wars 7' Spoiler Reveals a Major Character Twist

19 February 2015 12:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in November, many fans were upset that none of the original Star Wars characters such as Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) or Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) were showcased. It has long been believed that these iconic characters will not be the central focus of director J.J. Abrams' sequel, which will instead focus on a new generation of heroes such as Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Today, Making Star Wars has a new report that reveals a major scene was shot at Pinewood Studios involving the fate of a fan-favorite character, according to their sources. There will be Massive Spoilers throughout the rest of this story, so read on at your own risk.

The site's source reveals details of a scene that was shot at Pinewood Studios in London, »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Carrie Fisher Has Plenty in Common With Wilde

19 February 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: Episode X — The Importance of Being Earnest”? This mash-up is the stuff of nerd dreams. Though Oscar Wilde and residents of the galaxy far, far away would appear to have little in common, he and Princess Leia might get along well. At least, that’s what the U.S.-Ireland Alliance posits by having Stephen Fry present an award to actress Carrie Fisher at the Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Emcee J.J. Abrams will present to Stephen Colbert while Garrett Kelleher will do the honors for artist Colin Davidson.

Over her long career, Fisher has proved that she’s more than just her gold bikini. Her resume boasts a string of comedic turns post-“Star Wars,” including the wry Marie in “When Harry Met Sally” and April in “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Fisher demonstrated her chops through memorable guest stints on shows including “Sex and the City” and “30 Rock. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Robert Pattinson’s ‘Maps to the Stars’ Far Racier Than Expected (watch!)

18 February 2015 7:52 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Robert Pattinson may not have known what he was getting himself into when he signed on for David Cronenberg’s film “Maps to the Stars” but judging by a new “red band” trailer, it may be his raciest film ever. The film has been slapped with a R-rating for “strong disturbing content,” which includes violence and graphic sex. The trailer provides snapshots of the movie’s stars, which include Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird. Carrie Fisher also makes a cameo appearance playing herself. ...Read More »

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