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Star Wars: Fake Jedi Histories

17 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It’s a perilous time in the Star Wars rumor kingdom. Episode VIII, working title Space Bear, is still plowing along. Rian Johnson suggests the film is in the “home stretch,” but since Rian Johnson is coy, there’s no telling what exactly that means. Official news is sparse, with most Star Wars dispatches being held over for Star Wars Celebration Europe next month.

There has been a certain degree of information to be gleaned from exteriors shot in Ireland, as we’ve shown in the past weeks. When Space Bear went on location, they couldn’t hide the exterior shooting. That hasn’t given us much of an indication about what is going on in either the night chase in the city (which involves Finn) or the various scenes on what is presumably Ach-To, the Jedi planet. All we have to go on are rumors and rumblings. There was »

- Da7e

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Star Wars 8 Spoiler Reveals Big Jedi Secret About Rey's Past?

17 June 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production on Star Wars: Episode VIII seriously winding down in the next few weeks, it's likely that we'll hear more and more about the actual plot of the movie and some of the secrets it contains. Today, a new rumor has started to spread, which claims to reveal a big Jedi secret and offers new details into the past. The scene in question arrives with some of the dialogue used on set. And it centers around three key cast members, one of whom has only previously been rumored.

This latest rumor comes from someone named 'Stormtrooper Larry', already a dubious source. Though this individual has been responsible for leaked pictures from the set, it's best to take this all with a grain of Jakku sand. That said, there will be Spoilers. This particular report revolves around supposed script pages that have leaked. And the dialogue is shared between Mark Hamill »

- MovieWeb

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Trial By Plastic: Jim Henson's 'The Dark Crystal' Gets The Funko Pop! Treatment

25 May 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Funko seems to have the rights to just about everything you love whether it's modern day superheroes and sci-fi or 80s classics. Now they've gone and transformed characters from Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crystal. Depending on what age you saw it, The Dark Crystal either mystified or terrified you. Or you could be like me who saw it much later in life than most of my generation and sat through it with my eyes really, really wide. Regardless, these new Funko Pop! figures capture the classic characters perfectly. Relive the majestic tale of Jen the Gelfling on his quest to reclaim the final crystal shard from Aughra the astronomer! He's joined by Kira and her pet Fizzgig, and must face many challenges including The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter! Make sure to search for the chase variant closed mouth Fizzgig! Collect the whole set this summer! »

- Jill Pantozzi

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"Star Wars: Episode VIII" Title Revealed?

20 May 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Has the title for "Star Wars Episode VIII" accidentally been revealed?

A video has gone online (via Reddit) of what appears to be an official teaser poster for the film, one that's also branded with the logo for the "Star Wars Celebration Europe" convention which will take place in London in July. The poster appears to be up and on display somewhere as well. And the title?

"Star Wars: Fall of the Resistance"

Numerous titles for the Rian Johnson-directed film have been rumored in the past few months, but this is arguably the best so far. Of course the video's authenticity is a big question right now - it's either a real title for the film that's accidentally leaked, an elaborate fake, or a title for something else not yet announced be it a game, animated series, etc.

This comes on top of a few other rumors about »

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Former Miss Universe Says Donald Trump Called Her 'Miss Piggy' After She Gained Weight

20 May 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former Miss Universe Alicia Michado - who won the crown in 1996 - is accusing Donald Trump of fat shaming her following her victory. In a recent interview with Inside Edition the Venezuela native recalls the way the presumptive Gop nominee allegedly treated her after she gained some weight, telling the series that Trump called the then 19-year-old "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." "For sure he is not a good person," she added. According to Inside Edition, the presidential hopeful urged Michado to lose weight, going as far as calling her "an eating machine" during an appearance on Howard Stern's »

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Former Miss Universe Says Donald Trump Called Her 'Miss Piggy' After She Gained Weight

20 May 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former Miss Universe Alicia Michado - who won the crown in 1996 - is accusing Donald Trump of fat shaming her following her victory. In a recent interview with Inside Edition the Venezuela native recalls the way the presumptive Gop nominee allegedly treated her after she gained some weight, telling the series that Trump called the then 19-year-old "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." "For sure he is not a good person," she added. According to Inside Edition, the presidential hopeful urged Michado to lose weight, going as far as calling her "an eating machine" during an appearance on Howard Stern's »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Frank Oz Has Recorded Yoda Audio for Star Wars 8?

18 May 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has been a rampant rumor that Luke Skywalker has been kicking it with Yoda's force ghost on the planet of Ahch-To, where he's been hiding out. So, the idea is that he hasn't been completely secluded from the outside world, as Yoda's spirit is able to travel to various planets on a whim. Some fans find this idea ludicrous, as a Jedi's force ghost gets weaker with time and completely fades. It's been thirty years since Yoda passed away in Return of the Jedi. So, is his force ghost strong enough to still materialize in Star Wars: Episode VIII? It is if a new rumor turns out to be true.

IndieRevolver claims that master puppeteer Frank Oz has already recorded his Yoda voice for Star Wars 8. And before you jump to any conclusions, no, Yoda will not be CGI in this latest sequel, as he was in the prequel trilogy. »

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Frank Oz Directed A Magic Show And Its Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Experienced Before

4 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A couple years ago, two-time Close-Up Magician of the Year Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães broke records at Los Angeles’ Geffen Theatre with their magic show Nothing To Hide. That production was extended to 144 performances, breaking daily and weekly box office sales, and grossing more than $1 million before moving to New York City. […]

The post Frank Oz Directed A Magic Show And Its Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Experienced Before appeared first on /Film. »

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Sesame Street's Maria (a.k.a. Sonia Manzano) Shares Her Favorite Big Bird Memory

2 May 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sonia Manzano has changed addresses, but her heart still lives on Sesame Street. The seasoned actress, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday's 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, tells People that life has been "wonderful" - albeit a little less furry - since she retired from the show last summer. "This is the best year of my life, and at the pace I'm going it might be my last," Manzano, who portrayed Maria for 44 years, joked. "I swear, I'm doing so many things and traveling around and promoting books. It's wonderful."Manzano says she does miss her cast mates »

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Real Or Fake?: 'Star Wars Episode VIII' 'Leaks' Outline Film's Plot, Reveal Rey's Backstory

21 April 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

No doubt about it, Star Wars: The Force Awakens left us viewers with a ton of questions. Who are Rey’s parents? What has Luke been up to for the past twenty years? Who is Supreme Leader Snoke, and what is his connection to the Jedi and Sith? J.J. Abrams wonderfully gave us enough Star Wars to whet our appetites, all while playing his trademark mystery box trope like he’s never played it before.

We have a good year and a half before Star Wars Episode VIII, the next chapter in the main saga, hits theaters, and until then, there are sure to be leaks, rumors, straight-up lies, and fast ones pulled by Disney and Lucasfilm. So far, we’ve gotten little bits of pieces of info regarding the next film, but let’s be real, we know as much about this film as we did about The Force Awakens a couple years back. »

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Episode 8 Bits: A New Female Lead, Notes on a “Casino” Scene, and the Return of a Jedi Master?

12 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While that new Rogue One trailer grabbed all of the recent headlines, production on Star Wars: Episode 8 has continued in full force. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits: The great Frank Oz has apparently reported to Episode 8‘s Pinewood Studios set. A look at Poe Dameron’s new wardrobe. Details of a “casino” scene […]

The post Episode 8 Bits: A New Female Lead, Notes on a “Casino” Scene, and the Return of a Jedi Master? appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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11 Women Celebrate Their Weight Loss by Posing Nude for Weight Watchers Magazine

12 April 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sure, losing weight is great, but more important is learning to love your body at any stage. To fully embrace themselves - self-perceived flaws and all - 11 women posed nude for Weight Watchers magazine. The magazine's May/June cover story, titled "I Am Beautiful," features unretouched photos of women who slimmed down through Weight Watchers - losing from 12 lbs. to 87 lbs. Dutchess, 39, set her mind on losing weight after two pregnancies left her with heartburn, back pain, and plantar fasciitis. "Though my fiancé constantly reminded me how beautiful I was, I had to start believing it myself," she says. "I »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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11 Women Celebrate Their Weight Loss by Posing Nude for Weight Watchers Magazine

12 April 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sure, losing weight is great, but more important is learning to love your body at any stage. To fully embrace themselves - self-perceived flaws and all - 11 women posed nude for Weight Watchers magazine. The magazine's May/June cover story, titled "I Am Beautiful," features unretouched photos of women who slimmed down through Weight Watchers - losing from 12 lbs. to 87 lbs. Dutchess, 39, set her mind on losing weight after two pregnancies left her with heartburn, back pain, and plantar fasciitis. "Though my fiancé constantly reminded me how beautiful I was, I had to start believing it myself," she says. "I »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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The Week in Star Wars – Rogue One trailer, Yoda in Episode VIII, Ewan McGregor wants to do an Obi-Wan movie, Ahsoka Ya novel, Captain Rex in Return of the Jedi and more

10 April 2016 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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The Week in Star Wars is back! And we’ve got our first look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a few bits on Star Wars: Episode VIII and some more of that Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray goodness…

Let’s kick this week off with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We suddenly got a trailer announcement on Wednesday with the news of the first full trailer coming the following day. Well, it landed and you can watch it here. The trailer was praised heavily online, but the Flickering Myth writing staff seemed to really love it! You can read their reaction to the movie here, and be sure to check out the Fmtv Scooperhero News reaction and review here, and The Flickering Myth Podcast review here (or in the player below)…

 

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Rumour: Yoda to appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII

7 April 2016 5:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the release of the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new rumour has surfaced about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

According to Making Star Wars (who are usually very spot-on with their scoops), Frank Oz has been spotted on set at Pinewood where Johnson is currently shooting the movie. Not only that, but the site also says that Oz is in London to work, and is not there for a personal visit.

Other rumours have suggested that a recreation of Ahch-To (the planet at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has been built at Pinewood with a design that can accommodate puppets. This would suggest that – if Yoda is in the movie – he’ll be a puppet and not a CGI creation. However, he could of course still be done via motion capture, just as Maz Katana and Supreme Leader Snoke were in The Force Awakens. »

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Star Wars: Episode 8 May Bring Back This Legendary Character

6 April 2016 6:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As Rey took her first steps into learning the ways of the Force in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a couple familiar voices started guiding her down the path to becoming an honest to goodness Jedi. One of those voices was that of Master Yoda . the diminutive, but mighty Jedi who was there when the Empire rose, and helped bring about its fall. Well, if this new rumor is true, we might be seeing more of Master Yoda during Rey's journey of enlightenment in Star Wars Episode VIII. Something important to keep in mind is the fact that the possibility of Yoda's return is, in fact, a very speculative rumor that Making Star Wars has brought to the attention of the internet. They do this based on the fact that Frank Oz has been spotted at those familiar Star Wars stomping grounds, the Pinewood Studios in England. Apparently, Oz is »

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Another Iconic Character May Appear In Star Wars: Episode VIII

6 April 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in theaters, practically every character who had ever appeared in the franchise before was linked to the sequel. Obviously, there were certain key players who we knew were destined to appear – Han Solo, Leia, and let’s not forget Chewie – but many other fan favorites were simply rumored.

One of those was the pint-sized Jedi Yoda. Well, he was kind of ‘in the movie’ wasn’t he? During Rey’s flashback/hallucination she hears his voice, but that was about it.

Hold onto your butts Force fans because apparently Yoda might appear in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. The news hails from a typically-reliable place Making StarWars.net, who claims to have received intel from “various sources” confirming that this is highly likely. Why? Because Frank Oz – the man who operated the Yoda puppet and provided his voice – is at Pinewood Studios, »

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Frank Oz Is Headed to 'Star Wars 8' Set, Will Yoda Return?

5 April 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Frank Oz did return to reprise Yoda in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was a voice only performance. We didn't get to actually see the Jedi Master. That may change in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Making Star Wars has confirmed the actor and puppeteer is heading to Pinewood Studios in the U.K. to visit the set of this sequel, which is now in production. But they're not sure why he'll be there, or if it means that Yoda will be making an appearance.

Adding just a little bit of validity to the idea that we might see Yoda again is the rumor that the Ahch-To sets have been recreated to accommodate a puppet (or Muppet, if you will). Ahch-To is the planet where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker now resides in his hidden Jedi Temple. The exteriors of the location where shot on Skellig Michael Island in Ireland, »

- MovieWeb

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Happy 90th Birthday to Roger Corman – Here Are His Ten Best Films

5 April 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Happy 9oth Birthday to a legend! Roger Corman has directed more than 50 low-budget drive-in classics, produced and/or distributed 450 more, and helped the careers of hundreds of young people breaking into the industry. A partial list: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Irvin Kershner, Monte Hellman, Peter Bogdanovich, Gail Ann Hurd, James Cameron, Jonathan Kaplan, Joe Dante, Robert Towne. Considering Corman’s own films, Jonathan Demme has stated. “Roger is arguably the greatest independent filmmaker the American film industry has seen and probably ever will see.” And he’s still going strong, currently producing the upcoming actioner Death Race 2050. We Are Movie Geeks has taken a look at Corman’s career and here are what we think are the ten best films that he has directed:

 

Honorable Mention. The Premature Burial

The Premature Burial (1962) is the ‘odd man out’ among the »

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In memoriam: Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld

4 April 2016 11:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We're sad to report that Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor famous for playing Admiral Ackbar in two Star Wars movies, has passed away.

Erik Bauersfeld may not have been a household name, but he made a major contribution to the Star Wars universe. In 1983's Return Of The Jedi, he provided the voices of Bib Fortuna and Admiral Ackbar, the latter being the amphibious Rebel commander famous for his oft-quoted line, "It's a trap!" Bauersfeld reprised the latter role in last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where Ackbar helped organise a Resistance assault on the Starkiller Base. 

We're now sorry to report that Bauersfeld passed away peacefully at his Berkeley, California home at the age of 93. 

Before Star Wars came calling, Bauersfeld worked as a director at the radio station Kpfa in California, before moving to Lucasfilm to work with sound designer Randy Thom on a »

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