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20 Most Viewed Movie Trailers of 2014

4 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

THR has released an official list of the most viewed trailers of 2014. And you may be surprised to see which movie came in first. While a lot of your are probably guessing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was actually Fifty Shades of Grey that took top honors. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the best start of the year, grabbing 58.2 million views in its first five days of release, it was Fifty Shades of Grey that won the race with its four month head start. The trailer has been viewed 93 million times on Youtube since its July 24 release. Don't feel too bad for Star Wars 7, though, as it came in second place with 81 million Youtube views since its debut over Thanksgiving weekend. In third place was Avengers: Age of Ultron with 78 million views. Here is the full top 20 list of most watched trailers followed by the trailers themselves. »

- MovieWeb

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Can ‘Unbroken’ Rebound From Golden Globes Snub?

16 December 2014 3:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Many may assume the Dec. 10 announcement that Angelina Jolie’s WWII pic “Unbroken” had been shut out of the Golden Globes was the nail in the coffin for the film’s Oscar prospects. Actually, it might be a blessing in disguise.

Based on a bestseller, the film has an all-star pedigree with Jolie directing, a script by the Coen brothers, and cinematography by Roger Deakins. The true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who survived 47 days at sea and more than two years in a Japanese prison camp, the picture was considered an awards frontrunner, sight unseen. When it was finally unveiled, reception was mixed. Critics were mostly admiring but lukewarm, with auds at screenings more embracing.

Unbroken” was expected to do well with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. because the org’s members are seen as being celebrity-centric. They still haven’t lived down 2010, when they nominated Jolie »

- Jenelle Riley

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Rumor: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Name Revealed; Is Gwendoline Christie Playing “Captain Phasma?”

16 December 2014 3:01 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm revealed a handful of Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names in a clever fashion by releasing them in the style of old Topps trading cards.  We now know John Boyega is "Finn", Daisy Ridley is "Rey", Oscar Isaac is "Poe Dameron", the ball droid is "Bb-8" and the mysterious Sith in the black robe is "Kylo Ren".  But there are still other new cast members whose character names remain a mystery, and for clerical purposes this mystery must be solved.  The name "Rey" doesn't mean anything on its own, but it will be useful once a plot synopsis finally comes out. In the meantime, we're still wondering who Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwedonline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow are playing.  However, a new rumor has surfaced saying that Christie might be playing "Captain Phasma".  Hit the jump for more. »

- Matt Goldberg

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New 'Star Wars 7' Character Name Revealed

16 December 2014 9:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Depending on your sensitivity to Spoilers, there will be new information revealed in the following story: Last Week, Lucasfilm and Disney revealed all of the names for the new characters that appear in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. The studios have now registered trademark applications for these names (as per StitchKingdom), along with the name of a character who does not appear in the sneak peek footage. It is not known whom this name belongs to, which actor will play the character, or if this character falls on the dark or light side of the force.

Are you ready for the big reveal? Among the new registrations, there were many for a brand new character named Captain Phasma. There is no prior documentation for this character or the name outside of an extensive fan-fiction titled Tarkin's Fist. There are also a number of random usernames »

- MovieWeb

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"Force Awakens" To Feature Captain Phasma?

16 December 2014 8:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following the reveal of some of the new character names in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" the other week, it appears one more name has been added to the list - Captain Phasma.

As a series of cards revealed this week, Oscar Isaac will play a character called Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey, John Boyega is Finn, the dark hooded Sith character is Kylo Ren, and the soccer ball droid is Bb-8. Stitch Kingdom reports Lucasfilm have registered applications for all these characters and one more - Captain Phasma.

Who this character might be is up for speculation. The names of the roles that Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, and Gwendoline Christie play have yet to be revealed but it is likely to be one of them. »

- Garth Franklin

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Another Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Name Revealed Via Registration

16 December 2014 4:40 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Lucasfilm/Disney have officially revealed the names of the characters glimpsed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, but what about the new faces we didn't get to see? We know of at least 5 more new additions (Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, and Gwendoline Christie) to the galaxy far, far away that didn't make their presence known in that teaser -- though we did get to hear Serkis' character narrate it. Well now Stitch Kingdom have discovered a new name to add to the list, though we don't have a face to go with it just yet. Among the applications registered for the likes of Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe Dameron and Bb-8, was the name Captain Phasma. There are no more details of course, but can we assume this will be the name of one of our mystery characters? Based solely on the rumors »

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Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and practical effects

14 December 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A fortnight ago, we got our first glimpse of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy with the release of the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with J.J. Abrams opting against showing any returning characters from the original movies in favour of giving us the briefest of introductions to the new cast members. Speaking to Yahoo!, Mark Hamill has admitted that this came as little surprise to him, as the movie is shifting the focus away from the likes of Luke, Han and Leia to a younger crop of characters:

“This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney Xd to air Inside The Force Awakens this Sunday

13 December 2014 7:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This weekend the Disney Channel and Disney Xd are giving fans the chance to catch up with the animated series Star Wars Rebels by airing a Star Wars Rebels Reloaded Marathon, which includes every episode of the show so far. The marathon will air today at 11.20am Et on Disney Channel and at 4pm Et on Disney Xd, as well as tomorrow at 12pm Et, while the Sunday broadcast will be followed by a feature entitled Inside The Force Awakens, which promises to reveal “official trailer secrets you may have missed” from the recent teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed… via Topps-style trading cards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

- Gary Collinson

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"Star Wars"- 'Finn', 'Rey', 'Poe Dameron', 'Kylo Ren' and 'Bb-8'

12 December 2014 8:46 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek characters from director Jj Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", officially revealed by Lucasfilm as "Star Wars" Topps bubblegum cards:

"Characters include 'Finn' on the run, 'Rey' on her hot speeder, 'Poe Dameron' in his 'X-Wing', 'Kylo Ren' igniting his 'lightsaber' and 'Bb-8' on the move..."  

"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is the upcoming 'space opera' directed by Abrams as the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series...

...starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver...

...Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow...

...with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

Budgeted @ $200 million, the new film opens December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Bits: New Character Names Revealed & Update on Attractions

11 December 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The teaser of upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is still trending around the web and today, director Jj Abrams and producer Kathleen Turner have revealed the names of the characters that appear in the teaser. EW has the exclusive reveal, which was done in retro collecting cards, similar to what was done in 1977 for the original Star Wars.

The names of the characters are:

Droid: Bb-8John Boyega: FinnDaisy Ridley: ReyOscar Isaacs: Poe DameronCloaked figure: Kylo Ren

We still don’t know the names for other new characters played by Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver and Max Von Sydow but stay tuned for updates.

In related news, in a recent Q&A with Variety’s Dealmakers Breakfast, Disney CEO Robert Iger spoke about the Star Wars upcoming attractions and said that the new rides are going to be based on the new film and not in the previous six ones. »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Character Names Unveiled

11 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you were lucky enough to see George LucasStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on the silver screen in 1977 or were introduced to the sci-fi spectacle on home media, you might collect or are familiar with the special line of 1977 Topps trading cards that depict memorable moments from the first chapter of the epic space saga. J. J. Abrams and the folks at Lucasfilm certainly remember those collectible cards, as they have revealed the official names of several key characters from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens via captioned images that replicate the design of the Topps Star Wars cards of old.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens character cards were unveiled by Entertainment Weekly and feature the following name reveals:

Daisy Ridley plays Rey. John Boyega plays Finn. Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron. The mysterious hooded figure with the red lightsaber is named “Kylo »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

11 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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J.J. Abrams, director and co-writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have adopted a retro feel for the film’s marketing campaign. Forget your boring press releases and uninspired kiddie merch, this time they’re bringing things full circle with a mock-up run of eight trading cards. The unique slant here is that the cards feature recognizable faces from the first teaser trailer… with their names in print below.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively revealed the designs, we can now show you the rundown of the cards created by Abrams and Kennedy. For a look at the images, you can scroll through the gallery above. For eager fans of deconstruction and detail, check out the numbers of each of the cards. According to Abrams, the digits »

- Gem Seddon

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed… via Topps-style trading cards

11 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to peel back the veil of secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens ever so slightly by revealing the names of the new characters seen in the recent trailer via a selection of “trading cards” that pay homage to the classic Topps collectibles from the original 1977 movie. Check them out courtesy of EW…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees 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) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

- Gary Collinson

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Character Names From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed

11 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Entertainment Weekly has just posted some retro images of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast that finally reveals the names of some of the newcomers. The images are done up to resemble the trading cards that Topps created for the original 1977 Star Wars. Thanks to these images we now know the soccer ball droid is 'Bb-8,' Oscar Isaac is 'Poe Dameron,' the crossguard lightsaber weilding villain is named 'Kylo Ren,' Daisy Ridley is simply 'Rey,' Stormtroopers are still Stormtroopers, and John Boyega is playing 'Finn.' Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from »

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Star Wars theme park attractions will be based on new movies

11 December 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was only a matter of time before the Star Wars theme park attractions at Disney World were going to expand.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger spoke about the expansions and plans in an interview saying, “there will be a much larger Star Wars presence in our parks globally. But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right… I didn’t want someone to say, ‘I just saw the movie and there’s nothing in that movie in this [attraction].’ We waited to see what this film would have in it.”

Iger went on to confirm that plans are already in place for new attractions based on the upcoming slate of Star Wars movies, pushing aside the previous plans based on the old saga. “We couldn’t tell them what was new,” Iger said. “I slowed it all down so »

- Luke Owen

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George Lucas Hasn't Seen the New 'Star Wars' Trailer

8 December 2014 6:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The incredible teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been viewed more than 60 million times on YouTube since it was posted on November 28th. However, none of those views belong to series creator George Lucas. When Page Six asked the director what he thought of the first look at the continuing saga of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Lucas revealed, "I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."

Page Six also asked if he was curious about J.J. Abrams' vision for the film, »

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George Lucas hasn’t watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

8 December 2014 5:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having shattered all kinds of records since its release online, it seems everyone has watched the trailer for Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

Well, everyone that is except Star Wars creator George Lucas, who has told Page Six that he’s yet to see the teaser, and doesn’t plan to watch it any time soon.

“I don’t know anything about [the teaser],” revealed Lucas. “I haven’t seen it yet. It’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released.”

Lucas apparently then went on to say that he’s “not really” curious about what J.J. Abrams has in store for the first chapter of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set »

- Gary Collinson

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SNL recreates the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer

7 December 2014 3:36 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the many satires and spoofs surrounding the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer it seems Saturday Night Live are also riding the wave and have delivered their own humorous take on the teaser.

Seeing as the original trailer doesn’t include any appearances from iconic actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, SNL decided it was about time to give Star Wars fans their idea of what the returning stars may be like. The spoof pokes fun at the age of the returning characters, showing Leia in reading glasses, an aging and confused Han Solo, a Luke Skywalker struggling to walk and a Chewbacca who’s forced into wearing a dog’s surgical cone.

Unfortunately the video isn’t fully available in the UK, but you can watch some highlights below or if you live in the right area you can watch the whole thing on the NBC website. »

- Alfie Nobes

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Fan Art: Star Wars Meets Akira In This Cool Mash-Up

7 December 2014 9:31 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast that includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. »

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Trailer Trashin': The Galactic Saga Continues in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

6 December 2014 8:06 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Yes, dear readers, I must again apologize for making you go so long between installments of this column. But I’m finally back, because last week brought us a trailer far too big to ignore. Without further ado, join me as I examine the first look at what’s sure to be one of next year’s biggest films, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Premise: Set approximately thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), the film will star a trio of new leads along with returning actors from the previous installments.

My take: Like most children of the 1990s, I grew up loving the Star Wars trilogy. A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi were some of my favorite films when I was a kid, and played a huge role in the development of my current love of cinema.

And »

- Timothy Monforton

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