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Darth Vader Will be In 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'

8 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We've gone from an original trilogy, to a prequel trilogy and now a whole new Star Wars trilogy is on the way, but more than that, the Star Wars cinematic universe is expanding beyond just the main narrative as spin-off features are planned, the first of which being Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards. We already know the film is something of a prequel story, centering on a band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the Death Star plans and with that being the case it would seem plausible that a certain iconic villain would show his face, and today that assumption has come true. Bdm reports Darth Vader will be included in the film, though he won't serve as the film's main antagonist. Instead "he will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and will appear onscreen" most likely appearing via "viewscreen or holo projection". I »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Roots’ Remake Adds Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley

2 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Roots remake has found its first big star. Laurence Fishburne will portray author Alex Haley in A&E’s upcoming event series, based on the 1976 book by the real-life Haley. James Earl Jones played the role in ABC’s 1977 adaptation. More on the Laurence Fishburne Roots casting after the jump. The new Roots is described […]

The post ‘Roots’ Remake Adds Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Laurence Fishburne Joins "Roots" Remake

1 July 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Hannibal" and "The Matrix" actor Laurence Fishburne is set to star in the remake of the classic 1977 miniseries "Roots" for A+E Networks.

Fishburne will play Alex Haley, the author of the novel "Roots" and a role which James Earl Jones portrayed in the 1977 original.

"Roots" is an American family origin story based around the life and descendants of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States. The new version will incorporate material from Haley's novel along with carefully researched new scholarship of the time.

Will Packer ("Ride Along") is set to executive produce alongside Mark Wolper and LeVar Burton. The event series is set to be simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Premiere Review – ‘The Siege of Lothal’

22 June 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews the season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels

With a double-length première episode Rebels comes flying right into the thick of the action. You might immediately be confused if you’re a stickler for the old canon, but with that being swept away it allows the Rebels team to show us a different takes on things.

Season 1 finished strongly, with our Lothal heroes coming into contact with the larger rebellion. But they’re successes mean they’ll no longer be chased down by mere local forces or anything as pitiful as an Inquisitor. No, the big guns are getting involved now, with a threat that will provide a monumental challenge.

It’s fantastic that James Earl Jones is providing the voice of Vader. The sense of legitimacy and authority he gives the character cannot be underestimated. Vader hasn’t been neutered for children; his ruthlessness is fully intact, »

- Chris Cooper

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"Star Wars Rebels" Recap & Review: "The Siege of Lothal"

22 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Cartoons generally fall into one of two categories: those for kids and those more appropriate for older audiences. Every so often, something will come along that kids and parents (or just older fans) can enjoy together all on the same level. "Star Wars Rebels" fills that niche and is yet another reason that this is a great time to be a Star Wars fan. The first season of "Star Wars Rebels" had its growing pains, as all shows will in their first season, but by building on the storytelling success that was the hallmark of the later seasons of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", it quickly found its groove. Merging the cobbled-together family dynamic of a show like "Firefly" and the larger Star Wars universe, it could tell stories set in a time period ripe for exploration. How did the Rebellion formc What was life like for the general population »

- Michael Hindle

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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: Rebels season 2 premiere review - The Siege Of Lothal

22 June 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Star Wars: Rebels is back, with nods to the original films, and some menacing villainy from Darth Vader himself. Here's Cameron's review...

This review contains spoilers.

2.1 The Siege Of Lothal

Season one of the latest Star Wars animated spin-off series came to an exciting and memorable end earlier this year. Not to mention a damn good one too. The Rebels gang had been joined by fan favourites from The Clone Wars, Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Clone Trooper Captain Rex, and one of the franchise's most iconic characters ever, Darth Vader.

It was a surprised-filled finale which took Star Wars: Rebels to new heights, and one wondered if the show could keep up the heart-stopping momentum. Thankfully, this one hour opener (well, a Us hour - it’s just over forty minutes) demonstrates aptly that these animated adventures have got much to offer. So much more.

If you’ve »

- rleane

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TV Review: ‘Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal’

18 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal” launches the animated program’s second season heading into Comic-Con and in advance of the next eagerly awaited live-action chapter of the franchise, and brings with it a major event for a little Disney Xd series: Darth Vader, with James Earl Jones providing the Sith Lord’s voice. Once again hewing closely to the spirit and template of the original, the show continues to revel in the latitude afforded by animation to dole out bountiful helpings of action, garnished with considerable wit and a welcome sense of fun.

Taking place between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and the movie since rechristened “A New Hope,” the series centers on a ragtag crew of rebels, whose number includes the Jedi knight Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and the hotheaded youngster he’s seeking to train, Ezra (Taylor Gray). Their band – united at the »

- Brian Lowry

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"Star Wars Rebels" - The Return Of 'Darth Vader'

17 June 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new footage from Season 2 of the computer-animated TV series "Star Wars Rebels", with actor James Earl Jones returning as the definitive voice of  'Darth Vader':

"...'Star Wars Rebels' tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship 'Ghost' who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars Rebels"...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Vader' Strikes In First Clip From The Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Première

16 June 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels will not only feature James Earl Jones returning to voice Vader and Ashley Eckstein reprising the role of Ashoka, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself Sarah Michelle Geller joining the cast as a mysterious character many believe will turn out to be a young Princess Leia. Plus, we'll be seeing some more familiar faces from the Clone Wars such as Captain Rex. Though Ahsoka will play a "significant role" in the series moving forward, don't expect her to pop up every week. Like Vader, the character will be used sparingly to maintain some mystery and excitement for the episodes in which they are featured. Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, "Star Wars Rebels" unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face »

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Ovation to Air Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special

15 June 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ovation TV has partnered with the Actors Hall of Fame Foundation to air the Actors Hall of Fame induction ceremony — marking the first time the event will be televised.

“This will not be a ‘traditional award show.’ There are enough of those already!” said Actors Hall of Fame president Rusty Citron, who made the announcement with Liz Janneman, Ovation’s exec VP of network strategy. “We wanted to partner with Ovation TV because, as the foremost arts broadcast network, they understand that an actor who has achieved this level of success deserves the respect and honor worthy of their accomplishments.”

The special, which will air in October, will honor 15 as-yet-to-be-announced actors for their career achievement in film, TV and theater. Past recipients have included Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro, James Earl Jones and Hal Holbrook. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Star Wars: Rebels - new teaser, featuring Darth Vader

9 June 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here's Disney Xd's trailer for The Siege Of Lothal, the Darth Vader-starring double bill that will kick off season 2...

Star Wars: Rebels season 1 did great work to tie together the prequel trilogy and the original saga, while interlinking characters and events from The Clone Wars, too. The best part, though? That it managed to be a hugely entertaining series despite this intricate game of connect-the-dots.

Season 2 is coming soon, so Disney Xd have released a new teaser for The Siege Of Lothal, the two-part opening salvo for the new run. James Earl Jones returns once more to voice the animated Darth Vader, in case you needed another reason to check out the series. 

Here's the new teaser...

The Siege Of Lothal airs on Saturday the 20th of June, on Disney Xd.

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- rleane

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Teaser Gives Glimpse at The Siege of Lothal

9 June 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney Xd has just released a teaser trailer for the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, which will be double the length of a standard-issue episode of the Disney Xd series. The teaser gives a glimpse at Darth Vader, voiced once again by James Earl Jones, preparing and then finally enacting the Siege of Lothal, a major event in this timeline. Of course, we only got our first glimpse at Vader in the series proper at the end of last season as one of Emperor Palpatine's most trusted agents; Vader did appear, briefly, in the Star Wars Rebels film Spark of Rebellion. In the series, he joins Agent Kallus, voiced by David Oyelowo, and Grand Moff Tarkin, voiced by Stephen Stanton, as the Emperor's most trustworthy commanders to squash the rebellion, after the death of The Inquisitor. The trailer puts special focus on the entrance of Darth Vader and »

- Chris Cabin

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Footage From "Star Wars Rebels": The Siege Of 'Lothal'

9 June 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new promo footage from Season 2 of "Star Wars Rebels", with James Earl Jones as the voice of 'Darth Vader', Ashley Eckstein as 'Ashoka' and Sarah Michelle Geller as a young 'Princess Leia':

"...'Star Wars Rebels' unfolds between the events of 'Star Wars Episodes III' and 'IV', following the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship 'Ghost' who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars Rebels"...

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- Michael Stevens

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New Promo For The Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Première: "The Siege Of Lothal"

8 June 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels will not only feature James Earl Jones returning to voice Vader and Ashley Eckstein reprising the role of Ashoka, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself Sarah Michelle Geller joining the cast as a mysterious character many believe will turn out to be a young Princess Leia. Plus, we'll be seeing some more familiar faces from the Clone Wars such as Captain Rex. Though Ahsoka will play a "significant role" in the series moving forward, don't expect her to pop up every week. Like Vader, the character will be used sparingly to maintain some mystery and excitement for the episodes in which they are featured. Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, "Star Wars Rebels" unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face »

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2015 Tony Award Predictions, Will it be 'Fun Home' or 'An American in Paris'c

5 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »

- Mike Shutt

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James Earl Jones Reads From “Leaves of Grass”

1 June 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

It’s not everyday that Darth Vader can get into some poetry. In honor of what would have been American poetry icon Walt Whitman’s 196th birthday yesterday, we bring you this dramatic reading of his work for New York community center 92Y.  Actor and national treasure James Earl Jones reads selections from Whitman’s seminal work Leaves of Grass. For […]

The post James Earl Jones Reads From “Leaves of Grass” appeared first on uInterview. »

- Ross Perkel

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Star Wars Rebels: Why you should look forward to Season Two

27 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church on why you should look forward to Star Wars Rebels season two…

It goes without saying the Star Wars franchise has been undergoing a renaissance with the upcoming release of The Force Awakens. Excitement has just been mounting more and more with each trailer, press release and interview that has surfaced. Lately the Star Wars franchise has really expanded beyond the big screen and onto television with the much-loved animated series The Clone Wars and, more recently, Star Wars Rebels, a series that takes place in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

When Rebels was first announced, many fans feared it would be a “Disneyfied” version of Star Wars now that Disney owns Lucasfilm (many were also sore over Clone Wars’ cancellation). There’s also the fact the word ‘prequel’ still causes any Star Wars fan to sweat with anxiety. Over time Rebels proved to »

- Gary Collinson

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Swordfights

27 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Sword fights, like one-on-one fights, target the emotion and power of each individual fighter, but are amplified by the extension of their weapon. Whereas one-on-one fights test the might and bronze of our competitors, sword fights add an extra element of intelligence and skill. A fighter can scrape by through luck in a brawl of fists, but a sword (and knife) fight exposes the true strengths and weaknesses of its opponents.

 

10. Rob Roy (1995) – No quarter asked, no quarter given

Roger Ebert called the final duel between Rob Roy (Liam Neeson, in a »

- Shane Ramirez

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Legend of Conan’ Will Take Place 30 Years After Original, Reunite ‘At Least 3’ Characters

26 May 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Followers of Crom, rejoice! “Legend of Conan,” the follow-up to early Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Conan the Barbarian,” will bring back “at least three” characters from the original film, writer and producer Chris Morgan has revealed. While Schwarzenegger is already confirmed for the film, there is no word yet on who the other returning characters might be. Perhaps it will be Subotai, Conan’s archer companion from the original film played by Gerry Lopez, or even Thulsa Doom, the evil sorcerer played by James Earl Jones. See photos: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Big Screen Morgan also said the film. »

- Joe Otterson

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