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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Big Chill

14 hours ago | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 29, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95

Studio: Criterion

A group of reunited college friends hear it through the grapevine in The Big Chill.

The 1983 comedy-drama The Big Chill focuses on a group of thirty-somethings who reunite for the funeral of one of their friends and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat) and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger (Inception), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Jeff Goldblum (Morning Glory), William Hurt (Broadcast News), Kevin Kline (Queen to Play), Mary Kay Place (Being John Malkovich), Meg Tilly (Agnes of God), and JoBeth Williams (Timer).

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- Laurence

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Criterion Announces July Titles Including Cronenberg's 'Scanners', 'Insomnia' and 'Big Chill'

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

Criterion has announced their July 2014 titles and among them is one fans have been waiting a long time to see introduced, David Cronenberg's head-exploding sci-fi Scanners, set for a July 15 release. The set will include a newly restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by Cronenberg, "The Scanners Way" visual effects documentary, a new interview with Michael Ironside, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack, an excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC's "The Bob McLean Show" and Cronenberg's first feature film, Stereo (1969). Also on July 15 comes Robert Bresson's 1959 classic Pickpocket, telling the story of Michel (Martin Lasalle), a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. Features include: New, 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary by film scholar James Quandt Introduction by writer-director Paul Schrader The Models of "Pickpocket," a »

- Brad Brevet

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David Cronenberg's 'Scanners,' 'The Big Chill' & Essential Jacques Demy Hit Criterion In July

23 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Summer is coming, and we know you want to be outside, but should the rains come or if you're stuck on a long car ride, Criterion has got you covered in July, announcing a new slate of titles. First up, David Cronenberg's "Scanners" gets the Criterion treatment, and it's coming packed with features. Not only does the film have a brand new transfer, the set comes with Cronenberg's first film "Stereo," a new documentary about the film's special effects, vintage interviews and more. It's enough to make your head explode. Next, Lawrence Kasdan's seminal, baby boomer drama "The Big Chill" joins the collection. With the film celebrating its 25th anniversary at Tiff last year, Criterion has wisely grabbed footage from that event and put it on the upcoming release that also includes a documentary about the making of the movie, and a whole new transfer for your eyes and ears. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Criterion Collection Announces Its July 2014 Titles

15 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Criterion Collection has announced two new titles, two Blu-ray upgrades and a seven-film box set for release this July. Check out the new cover art along with a full list of extra features for each in the gallery viewer below! Debuting in the collection are David Cronenberg's Scanners and Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill as well as a set of Jacques Demy films that includes Lola , Bay of Angels , The Umbrellas of Cherbourg , The Young Girls of Rochefort , Un Chambre en Ville and Donkey Skin . Erik Skjoldbjærg's Insomnia and Robert Bresson's Pickpocket , meanwhile, are receiving HD upgrades. Special features for the new releases are listed as follows: Scanners - New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Won't Be in Star Wars: Episode VII

14 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's been rumored for a long time that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing a villain in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. There was a time when the actor was coy about it, but when he was asked about it in a recent interview with The Iris, he said that it's not going to happen.

"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly."

At one point there was almost no doubt that the actor would be in the movie. Maybe he was going to be in the movie but things changed. I guess there's still a chance that he's just pulling our leg, but who knows at this point. The role would have been a Sith villain, which would supposedly be a major role that will continue throughout the whole new trilogy. 

The casting for the movie is almost complete, and it »

- Joey Paur

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Benedict Cumberbatch Says Star Wars: Episode VII Appearance 'Won't Happen'

14 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Long rumored to be taking on a role in the franchise, Australian site The Iris (via Metro ) was present for a Q&A session with actor Benedict Cumberbatch at Oz Comic-Con where the actor shot down any hopes that he might appear in Star Wars: Episode VII . "I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly," the actor reportedly said, before also shooting down any potential appearances in the BBC series "Doctor Who." Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew »

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Star Wars: Episode VII — Unknown Actress Eyed for Major Role

10 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

One of only 2 photos of her on the internet.

THR reports that Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being eyed for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Oxford trained with mostly stage credits, she's been added to an ever growing pile of unofficial news about the movie. Rumor is that her character would be a distant relative of Obi Wan Kenobi.

What we know officially is that R2-D2 is in it, J.J. Abrams is directing, he's been working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan, they are shooting on film, they are shooting part of the movie in Pinewood Studios London, and that it will be in theaters December 18th, 2015.

Lots of semi-official news has popped up in Variety, Deadline, and THR but even those rumors have been in flux at times.

Please Mr. Abrams, give fans something official on say… May 4th, it's a Star Wars holiday, after all. »

- Free Reyes

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Oxford Actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers Eyed For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Role

10 April 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers may land a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Production is in the middle of an extended casting search in London in advance of a May production start date.

Richardson-Sellers has not been offered the undisclosed role. The trade also reports that the role may be for that of a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi, which was previously rumored by the trade a while back.

Walt Disney Pictures declined to comment.

Star Wars: Episode VII takes place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi represented the end of the Star Wars series on film but the story for Episode VII will be original and written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.

Although Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have only confirmed R2-D2 to come back, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Star Wars: Episode VII Sets Four-Week Abu Dhabi Shoot

10 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Following a report last week that Star Wars: Episode VII would shoot for two weeks in Morocco comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter , that four weeks are now being targeted in Abu Dhabi. It is unclear whether or not this would replace plans to film in Morocco or if both locations will be utilized, likely doubling for Tatooine, the desert planet that has appeared in every chapter of the Star Wars saga except The Empire Strikes Back . Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford are all heavily rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Targeting Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers?

10 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Unknown actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers might be prepping for a major big screen debut. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the young talent is up for an undisclosed role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII . The trade goes on to theorize that the role may be that of one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's descendants, a previously-rumored part that they report is still open. Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford are all heavily rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, while names like »

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Star Wars Episode 7 cast eyes British unknown Maisie Richardson-Sellers

10 April 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

British actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers is the latest name to be linked to Star Wars: Episode VII.

Richardson-Sellers, an Oxford-educated unknown who has appeared in university plays and a short film, is reportedly being lined up to play a descendent of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Lucasfilm are currently in the middle of an extended casting search in London ahead of a filming start date next month.

Adam Driver has been strongly linked to a Sith role in Episode 7, while original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are expected to reprise their roles.

Han's wookie sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and droids C-3Po (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) are also likely to return.

The storyline, penned by director Jj Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt, will take place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Abrams and Lucasfilm are yet »

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Original Chewbacca Returning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

8 April 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another cast member from the original Star Wars trilogy is returning to a galaxy far, far away: Peter Mayhew will suit-up once again as Han Solo's trusted number two Wookiee, Chewbacca, for Lucasfilm and Disney's forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources confirmed Mayhew's turn in the new film, though speculation that the actor might reprise his role began when he canceled an appearance at the Comicpalooza convention in Texas "due to filming." Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn confirmed at the start of the month that »

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: Peter Mayhew is Back as Chewbacca!

7 April 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca for Star Wars: Episode VII. He will join fellow returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well a few soon to be announced new cast members.

Shooting is scheduled to start next month, but may already be underway according to Disney Chairman Alan Horn. Jj Abrams is directing from a script he is writing with Lawrence Kasdan, who also cowrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark.

There should be more than a few casting announcements coming very soon, so stay tuned.

What do you think? Are you happy to see Mayhew return for the seventh Star Wars film?

Source: THR

The post ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: Peter Mayhew is Back as Chewbacca! appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »

- Philip Sticco

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Filming already underway on Star Wars: Episode VII, cast almost complete

7 April 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While previous reports from Lucasfilm have indicated that shooting on the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII was set to get underway next month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that filming has already begun, and that most of the cast is now in place.

“We have a lot of them [in place], we’re just not completely done yet,” said Horn, who then went on to touch upon the problems nailing down the script, which has seen Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams taking over from Michael Arndt: “It’s all about the screenplay. It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay. It actually is [where it needed to be] now. [It will pick up] where VI left off – and where VI left off is 35 years ago by the time this is released.”

Speaking of the cast, THR is also reporting that Peter Mayhew is set to reprise his role as Chewbacca alongside original stars Mark Hamill, »

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Peter Mayhew Set to Return as Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode VII

7 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Following reports that Peter Mayhew had dropped out of an upcoming convention appearance due to filming commitments, speculation began running rampant that it more than likely had something to do with him making a return as Han Solo’s iconic Wookie partner Chewbacca in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII.

Well, The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Mayhew will indeed be back as Chewie, making him the latest original cast member to be linked to the highly anticipated sequel.

If previous reports are to be believed, he’ll join Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, along with new cast members Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o. Who else will be there alongside them in Star Wars Episode VII remains to be seen, but Disney chairman Alan Horn recently revealed that the new Star Wars movie has begun filming and that most of the cast is set. We just »

- Josh Wilding

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is Already Filming, Mostly Cast

7 April 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Variety, Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios let slip this weekend during an interview at Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles that most of the Star Wars Episode VII cast has been locked in and that the movie has already begun filming even as we all expected it to start in earnest this May in Morocco.

Horn’s probably talking about B-Roll and second unit shooting, or could even be talking about modeling and/or whatever’s being built on soundstages, but this should  be taken as a warning sign (on top of Star Wars‘ non-presence at CinemaCon) to those who think that Disney is going to be forthcoming about anything regarding their new Star Wars franchise.

JJ Abrams is directing from a re-written script by Lawrence Kasdan and rumors that the cast is made up mostly of “unknowns” persist. I’d guess »

- Da7e

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Star Wars Episode VII Is Already Shooting and Casting Is Almost Complete

7 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Lyndon Berresford 

Disney Chief Alan Horn has confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is already shooting, and that most of the cast is in place. He revealed this bit of news during an interview with THR’s Stephen Galloway at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. He said the casting has been one of the hardest parts of it, but adds

“We have a lot of them [in place]. We’re just not completely done yet.”

I assume we can expect an official casting announcement from the studio very soon. It's going to be really cool to see who is coming back from the original series and who the new cast will be. I trust that J.J. Abrams will bring fans a cast that they will be happy with. I think Star Wars is in good hands, and I have confidence in what Abrams is creating.

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- Joey Paur

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'Star Wars 7' is Already Filming

7 April 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the weekend a swath of rather obvious sequel news surfaced beginning with a confirmation to a previous rumor in which Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said Star Wars: Episode VII has in fact started filming and, in fact, a lot of the cast is in place though there are still some roles to be filled. Horn notes, in the video from the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's "Hollywood Masters" series (view to the right), one of the biggest issues with the film was the screenplay and making sure it was right. "It's all about the screenplay... It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay," he said. Co-written by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back), little is known about the plot or even the cast. While original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and others are expected to at least have a small role, »

- Brad Brevet

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Star Wars: Episode VII Sets Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca!

7 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

ComingSoon.net reported late last month that original Star Wars trilogy star Peter Mayhew was likely to reprise his role as Chewbacca in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII . Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings confirmation, reporting that the 69-year-old actor will, indeed, play the famous Wookiee in the December 18, 2015 release. Scripted by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are all heavily rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, while names like Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o and John »

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Filming of Star Wars: Episode VII has begun, says Disney Chief

6 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Apr.7: Disney Chief Alan Horn revealed that they have begun the shooting of Star Wars: Episode VII.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway, Horn asserted that casting was the most difficult part of supervising the movie, however, he refused to divulge any names or details of the cast, the Huffington Post reported.

The 71-year-old Disney Chairman said that it was all about the screenplay and while discussing how it will be 35 years since 'Return of the Jedi' debuted once the new film hits theaters, he added that the screenplay was co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams, following an early draft by Michael Arndt. (Ani) »

- Amith Ostwal

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