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Watch the Entire 'From Star Wars to Jedi' Documentary

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Star Wars Celebration happening all weekend long, we thought it would be a good time to revisit a hidden gem in the franchise's canon, the 1983 TV documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. The entire 65-minute film was split up into nine segments on the official Star Wars YouTube page last May, but in case you missed it last year, you can watch it all right here. The documentary, which aired on PBS in December 1983, was written by Richard Schickel, who previously wrote the TV documentaries The Making of Star Wars (1977) and Sp FX: The Empire Strikes Back.

Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of »

- MovieWeb

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Alleged description of the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

5 July 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Disney and Lucasfilm taking Star Wars to San Diego Comic-Con International, it’s expected that we’ll be getting a new trailer for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens to coincide with the panel this coming Friday, July 10th. Well, it seems we may now have a description of said trailer, with an alleged breakdown arriving online via Reddit. If you’re interested, and don’t mind potential spoilers, you can check it out below…

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

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

Snowy landscape. Speeders zoom past.

The same military gathering from previous trailer. Kylo Ren walks down landing ramp and in front of legion to chants.

Max Von Sydow narrating. Detailing the icy planet, the number of stormtroopers, Captain Phasma, »

- Gary Collinson

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Round-Up: Shout! Factory TV’s Summer of Fear, Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, The Last Survivors Blu-ray / DVD

4 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.

Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.

Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney, »

- Tamika Jones

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25 Underseen TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Weekend

3 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Batman: The Animated Series" What Is It? Those who love the Dark Knight or comics in general would be hard pressed to miss out on the classic "Batman: The Animated Series," a ‘90s cartoon show that brought the caped crusader and his famous exploits to modern times. Its animation, complexity and the remarkable voices of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill resulted in praise by critics and fans alike, winning numerous Emmy's and affirming Batman's richness. Watch It If You Like: "Daredevil" (Netflix), "The Dark Knight Trilogy," Sophisticated Cartoons Where You Can Watch It: Amazon Prime "The Bletchley Circle"What Is It? Seven years after the end of World War II, four women who worked as codebreakers adjust to lives devoted to domesticity and keeping their past secret. While they find boredom in the repetitiveness, a string of murders bands the women together to find the killer, all while keeping their investigation from their husbands. »

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25 Underseen TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Weekend

3 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Batman: The Animated Series" What Is It? Those who love the Dark Knight or comics in general would be hard pressed to miss out on the classic "Batman: The Animated Series," a ‘90s cartoon show that brought the caped crusader and his famous exploits to modern times. Its animation, complexity and the remarkable voices of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill resulted in praise by critics and fans alike, winning numerous Emmy's and affirming Batman's richness. Watch It If You Like: "Daredevil" (Netflix), "The Dark Knight Trilogy," Sophisticated Cartoons Where You Can Watch It: Amazon Prime "The Bletchley Circle"What Is It? Seven years after the end of World War II, four women who worked as codebreakers adjust to lives devoted to domesticity and keeping their past secret. While they find boredom in the repetitiveness, a string of murders bands the women together to find the killer, all while keeping their investigation from their husbands. »

- Indiewire

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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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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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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."

In related news, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is a brilliant and frustrating finale for the series

29 June 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Batman: Arkham Knight

Developed by Rocksteady Studios

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One

In 2009 Rocksteady achieved what many thought was impossible; they made a genuinely good Batman game. With Arkham Asylum they created a claustrophobic atmosphere, told an enjoyable story featuring many of the caped crusader’s most notorious villains, and crafted a battle system that has been aped by everything from Shadow of Mordor to Sleeping Dogs. It wasn’t a perfect game, suffering from copy-pasted boss encounters and a couple of narrative mis-steps, but it was strong enough to inspire confidence that one day we’d get a dark knight video game that would do justice to the long-running DC Comics superhero.

Six years later and Arkham Asylum remains the best game in the Arkham series. First sequel City improved on the original by adding more villains and an impressive array of side-quests, »

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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 »

- Gary Collinson

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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 »

- Luke Owen

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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! »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars Bits: Lego Sets, Mark Hamill, Comic-Con, Jon Favreau, Shakespeare and More

24 June 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

These Star Wars Bits are now the ultimate power in the universe. I suggest you use them. Here’s what you can expect from this round of Star Wars updates: Simon Kinberg talks Darth Vader on Star Wars Rebels See the Star Wars Lego Dagobah Comic-Con exclusive set Mark Wahlberg probably won’t see Star Wars: The […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Lego Sets, Mark Hamill, Comic-Con, Jon Favreau, Shakespeare and More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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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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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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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.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Images

Harrison Ford Daisy Ridley John Boyega Star Wars The Force Awakens

Gwendoline Christie Domhnall Gleeson Star Wars The Force Awakens

Greg Grunberg Star Wars The Force Awakens

Nien Nunb Star Wars The Force Awakens

Admiral Ackbar Star Wars The Force Awakens

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. »

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