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Video Footage from the Empire Strikes Back Live Read - "I Know"

19 December 2014 11:18 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Writer and director Jason Reitman recently did a live script read for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and he managed to bring together a hell of a cast. The actors involved with the project included Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, Ellen Page as Han Solo, Jessica Alba as Princess Leia, J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, Stephen Merchant as C3P0, Dennis Haysbert as Lando Calrissian, Kevin Pollack as Yoda, and Mark Hamill came in to take the roles of the Emperor and Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

We have about a minute of video from the event to show you that was posted by Allison Dorenbosch. The scene that the video showcases is the classic "I know" moment right before Han is frozen in carbonite.

"Han turns to Princess Leia, they look sorrowfully at one another, and Han moves towards her to give her a final passionate kiss." 

No. Page and Alba do not kiss, »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars: Footage From The Empire Strikes Back Live-Read

19 December 2014 8:19 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Allison Dorenbosch managed to catch about a minute of last night's live-read of The Empire Strikes Back on video and uploaded it to Vimeo. As we've previously reported, the impressive cast includes the likes of J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, Jessica Alba as Princess Leia, and Ellen Page as Han Solo. In this scene, Han is just about to be frozen in carbonite and Page and Alba re-enact the iconic "I know" moment. Despite some prompting from the audience, they don't actually go in for that kiss you'll be sorry to hear. Thanks to ImKennyPowers for the heads up. »

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Mark Hamill Goes to the Dark Side at Jason Reitman’s Live Reading of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

19 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Welcome to the first live screening of ‘The Interview!’”

So teased Jason Reitman at the start of Thursday’s live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” held in downtown Los Angeles. The event, part of Film Independent’s Live Read series, was moved from its previous home at Lacma to the larger Ace Hotel Theatre due to audience demand.

“We needed a few more seats for this one,” quipped Reitman, who directs the events.

Costumed characters dressed as Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots entertained fans outside the historic theater, while a fully-motorized R2-D2 posed for photos inside the lobby as John Williams’ classic theme music played in the background.

But it was the surprise appearance of beloved Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, reading the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, that brought the audience to its feet for a spontaneous standing ovation.

“I hope I pass the audition,” Hamill joked as the applause continued. »

- Matthew Chernov

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Jason Reitman’s Live Read of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets a Surprise Guest: Mark Hamill

19 December 2014 12:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason Reitman unveiled a surprise at his live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” on Thursday night, and the crowd that packed the Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles couldn’t have been more excited if he’d shown footage from the new “Star Wars” movie that’s due to open a year from now.

Reitman’s surprise, though, looked back rather than forward. After he’d introduced the cast that would be doing one of the celebrated live reads that Reitman regularly stages for Film Independent – a cast that included Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, »

- Steve Pond

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Han Solo Will Be Played By This Woman In Jason Reitman's Empire Strikes Back

18 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Jason Reitman will be bringing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back back to life in a live-reading that he plans to put on tonight. Yesterday Reitman released the names of a majority of his cast, but there were two casting announcements noticeably missing: the roles of Han Solo and Leia Organa. We finally, finally have the names of the two actors who will be reading for Han and Leia. While the actress reading for Leia--Jessica Alba--might not surprise you, the casting for Han certainly might. Juno star Ellen Page will be Leia.s stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder, Han Solo. I.ll admit, I had just assumed Reitman would cast a guy for the role of Han since Han was originally portrayed by a guy, Harrison Ford, in the film version of The Empire Strikes Back. However, after Entertainment Weekly initially broke the news of Page.s casting, and »

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Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back'

18 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In exactly one year, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will land in theaters, so what can you do to fill the 365-day gap until then? Well, you can watch the previous six 'Star Wars' films over and over, or dive into the franchise's books, video games, and spin-off shows. Or, if you live in Los Angeles, you can see "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back" recreated in a way you've never seen before or likely will again. Jason Reitman is directing a one-night-only live read of 'Empire Strikes Back' tonight at The Theatre at Ace Hotel and today the final pieces of the cast have been revealed. And they are as follows: Luke Skywalker - Aaron Paul Han Solo - Ellen Page Princess Leia - Jessica Alba Darth Vader - Jk Simmons C-3P0 - Stephen Merchant Lando Calrissian - Dennis Haysbert Yoda - Kevin Pollak And yeah, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jason Reitman casts a surprising Han and Leia in 'The Empire Strikes Back' live-read

18 December 2014 10:38 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Really, there's nothing that says "Han" can't be a woman's name. Ellen Page will be taking on the part of Han Solo in director Jason Reitman’s live stage-reading of The Empire Strikes Back Thursday night, and Jessica Alba has been cast as Princess Leia—the royal revolutionary who thinks the smuggler is nothing but a "stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder." Until, of course, she doesn't. The whole point of Reitman's live-read series is to take classic scripts and turn them into something we've never seen before, but he tells EW that casting his Juno star as the sardonic captain »

- Anthony Breznican

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The Empire Strikes Back Live-Read Casts Ellen Page As 'Han' & Jessica Alba As 'Leia'

18 December 2014 10:30 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Tonight, director Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Up In The Air) stages his monthly live performance of a popular movie script. What makes this one special is that it's the film many (most?) consider to be the best of the Star Wars saga instalments, The Empire Strikes Back. We found out yesterday that the parts of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader would be filled by Aaron Paul and J.K. Simmons respectively, but and now EW have revealed that Ellen Page (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) will play Han Solo, and Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four) will play his lover, Princess Leia Organa. Easy there tiger! Here's what Reitman had to say about his choices. "In casting Han, the most important thing is: Who has the most interesting, ironic approach to life? And when I think of that, I think of Ellen Page. She’s a small human being who has the »

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Best Throwback Pics of 2014: Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé & More!

18 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Confession: We're officially obsessed with celebrity throwback pics! Seeing Justin Timberlake as an adorable little athlete or Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie cheesing it up in a photobooth is what Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday were made for. It's a little case of: Stars they're just like us! They went through puberty! 2014's been a great year for star #TBTs on Instagram, so we've rounded up our personal favorites. From Ariana Grande's little skate date to Jessica Alba's leather bellbottoms, see the super-fun no filter selfies, on-set antics, and fashion fails of the past! »

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The 6 Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2014: Kimye, Brangelina & More!

15 December 2014 4:35 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As 2014 nears an end, ETonline looks back at the year's most extravagant, celebrity weddings filled with love and excitement. While many celebrities married this year, these 6 couples really stood out with how they tied the knot. Best of all, these weddings were just as glamorous as they were about family — you may just want to grab a tissue!

6.  Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg: The former View host wed Donnie Wahlberg after dating for a year. The New Kids on the Block singer proposed with the help of Jenny's 12-year-old son Evan in April.

Us Weekly

Date: 8/31/14

Location: St. Charles, Ill.

Venue: The Hotel Baker

Guests: Sherri Shepherd and the rest of New Kids on the Block: Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight.

The Dress: An Ines Di Santo glamorous gown

Fun Fact: While Donnie's little brother Mark could not make the wedding, he did send out a cute video message congratulating his brother and new »

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Saban Buying U.S. Rights to Pierce Brosnan’s ‘How to Make Love Like an Englishman’

15 December 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films is in exclusive negotiations to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to romantic comedy “How to Make Love Like an Englishman,” starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba.

It’s the sixth acquisition for Saban, which launched in the spring and bought awards contender “The Homesman” as its first release.

How to Make Love Like an Englishman” is directed by Tom Vaughan from Matthew Newman’s script. Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who’s forced to re-evaluate his life of hedonistic excess after he manages to get a graduate student, played by Alba, pregnant.

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and CAA on behalf of the producers. The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales.

Southpaw Entertainment’s Richard B. Lewis and Irish DreamTime’s Beau St.Clair produced alongside PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Raj Brinder Singh, Remington Chase, »

- Dave McNary

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Saban Films closing on Englishman

15 December 2014 12:24 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The ambitious distributor is understood to be in the final stages of exclusive talks for Us rights to Pierce Brosnan starrer How To Make Love Like An Englishman.

The Solution Entertainment Group handles international sales to the story of a hedonistic Cambridge professor who meets his match. Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba also star.

Tom Vaughan directed from a screenplay by Matthew Newman. Saban brokered the deal with CAA on behalf of the film-makers.

Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media Capital and Envision Entertainment financed the film.

Southpaw Entertainment’s Richard B Lewis and Irish DreamTime’s Beau St Clair produced alongside PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Raj Brinder Singh, Remington Chase, Grant Cramer and Simon Orange.

Brosnan serves as executive producer with Michael R Williams and The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson, as well as Matthew Newman, Stephan Martiroysan, Stuart Brown and Mike Sullivan.

How To Make Love Like An Englishman boasts a brilliant »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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DVD Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

15 December 2014 4:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 2014.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Lady Gaga, Stacy Keach and Jamie Chung.

Synopsis:

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Innovation should be rewarded. Experimentation should be commended. For those two reasons I’m awarding the second Sin City film two stars. There are reasons to celebrate the cinematic adaptation of Frank Miller’s neo-noir series of graphic novels. They are garish mash ups of old stories and new technology. Visually interesting pieces of crime fiction that expose almost every cliche the genre ever created.

I was pretty tough on the first Sin City. I admired what it aspired »

- Anghus Houvouras

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16 Crazy-Random Things We Learned From the Sony Hack

14 December 2014 9:18 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Sony Pictures hack has been a trending topic for weeks now, with headlines getting juicier and juicier as reporters comb through material. (Even Saturday Night Live has taken note - James Franco and Seth Rogen made light of the scandal in a recent episode.) While some information poses threats to Sony's stars and products, other pieces provide a window into the inner workings of Hollywood. Read on to find out what we've learned about Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, and more stars affected by the massive hack. Kanye West will reportedly appear in a holiday movie costarring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which is expected to hit theaters next year. In 2013, Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, reportedly approached Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper about a Destiny's Child biopic. "Do we think it would be a successful film? They're on Sony label. I'm just not sure that it's not too soon, »

- Nick-Maslow

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Drew Barrymore Shows Off Baby Frankie! (Photos)

14 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

We can't even! Drew Barrymore has served up cuteness overload, courtesy of her two daughters.

The actress brought her two adorable girls – Olive, 2, and 8-month-old Frankie to the Baby2Baby event in Los Angeles on Friday (sponsored by Jessica Alba's The Honest Company).

Drew posed for photos with baby Frankie strapped to her chest. The mom of two looked cute and casual, wearing jeans and a plaid flannel shirt.

Photos: Hollywood Moms & Their Little Ones

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Drew Barrymore's Daughters Are Starting to Look Just Like Her!

14 December 2014 11:42 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Talk about adorable mini mes! On Saturday, Drew Barrymore treated her daughters to an afternoon of festive fun in La. The trio brought on the cute moments at Jessica Alba's Baby2Baby charity event, posing for snaps with Santa Claus and getting creative at the arts and crafts table. Drew couldn't help but beam with pride while creating new memories with her daughters, Olive and Frankie Kopelman, who bear a striking resemblance to their famous mom. With big eyes and a sweet gaze, Olive, 2, already looks like little Drew in the movie that made her a childhood star, 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The actress also linked up with Jessica, her Never Been Kissed costar, who had the support of her husband, Cash Warren, and their daughters, Honor and Haven Warren. This isn't the first time Drew has shown off her picture-perfect family, as she recently shared an adorable Instagram »

- Nick-Maslow

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Blu-ray 3D Review

14 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

It was an invite to review a Blu-ray like any other, or so I thought. You get your disc, you take your chances. Sometimes everyone goes home with a smile on their faces, sometimes people go to the emergency room… without any face. I heard from the people that know that a sequel to Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City was in town. Looking for trouble. Out to bust some heads and blow some minds. Sin City and me, we go way back. We had history. Once we’d been lovers but time had moved us apart. So when this new bozo turns up, A Dame to Kill For, »

- Jack Kirby

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Drew Barrymore Attends Event with Lookalike Daughters, Olive & Frankie

14 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

What a precious family!Drew Barrymore made a rare public appearance with her two adorable girls Olive, 2, and Frankie, 8 months, at the Baby2Baby Holiday Party hosted by Jessica Alba's Honest Company on Saturday in Los Angeles.While the actress has shared a few personal candids online since both of her daughters' births, this is the first time she's brought them out to an event -- and what a treat it is!They both look a lot like their famous mama, especially when you compare them to her in films in like "E.T." and "Firestarter." Aren't they cute?!Drew also took time to pose with Alba, who she once costarred with in "Never Been Kissed."The party was filled with cute celeb kid sightings, as stars like Rebecca Gayheart, Busy Phillips, Jessica Capshaw and Soleil Moon Frye all attended with their little ones as well.The Honest Company is »

- tooFab Staff

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Drew Barrymore Brings Her (Mini-Me!) Daughters to Jessica Alba's L.A. Fundraiser

14 December 2014 7:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Drew Barrymore looked every inch the happy mama Saturday, bringing her daughters to a children's charity event in Los Angeles. With her youngest, Frankie, born in April, strapped to her chest, Barrymore, 39, posed happily with her former Never Been Kissed costar and Baby2Baby charity host Jessica Alba, whose The Honest Company sponsored the event. Clad in a plaid flannel shirt and jeans, Barrymore's dressed-down accessory of choice was a bottle, as her little one, set to celebrate her first Christmas, sweetly reached out for a drink. Also joining in at the party's craft table was the Blended star's oldest, »

- Andrea Billups

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Drew Barrymore Brings Her (Mini-Me!) Daughters to Jessica Alba's L.A. Fundraiser

14 December 2014 7:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Drew Barrymore looked every inch the happy mama Saturday, bringing her daughters to a children's charity event in Los Angeles. With her youngest, Frankie, born in April, strapped to her chest, Barrymore, 39, posed happily with her former Never Been Kissed costar and Baby2Baby charity host Jessica Alba, whose The Honest Company sponsored the event. Clad in a plaid flannel shirt and jeans, Barrymore's dressed-down accessory of choice was a bottle, as her little one, set to celebrate her first Christmas, sweetly reached out for a drink. Also joining in at the party's craft table was the Blended star's oldest, »

- Andrea Billups

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