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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Lego Commercial

8 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the first Lego TV commercial for director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars" live-action reboot, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

Cast of the new film includes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac...

...Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released December 18, 2015.

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


- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday promotional posters

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few hours ago we brought you a Lego commercial for its upcoming range of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets [watch it here], and with Force Friday fast approaching we now have a look at some of the promotional posters set to be on display in stores around the globe this coming Friday as Disney and Lucasfilm unleash their merchandising blitz. Of course, they’re not as polished as Drew Struzan’s D23 poster, but they certainly help to build excitement for this Friday. Check them out here…

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue


What will you be picking up on Force Friday? Let us know in the comments below…

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

- Gary Collinson

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Watch a commercial for Lego’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This coming Friday is “Force Friday”, a.k.a. the wallet-busting day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise hits the shelves, and to whet our appetites a commercial has arrived online showcasing Lego’s upcoming range of sets for the hotly-anticipated December blockbuster, as well as offering up

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See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing 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), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – Rogue One rumours, new Force Awakens footage, Kylo Ren details and more

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In this packed edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got new footage from The Force Awakens, details on new characters, some Rogue One rumours and more…

Kicking things off this week (as we usually do) with The Force Awakens and we were treated to some new footage for the movie via a teaser trailer. The footage even includes Finn carrying a lightsaber, which is pretty interesting. And for a bit of fun, here’s a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back done in the style of The Force Awakens…

…We’ve also got a some behind the scenes photo and the Bb-8 Empire cover, along with a new image of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, while director J.J. Abrams has been talking about the character, the First Order and Supreme Leader Snoke…

…We also found out this week that The Force Awakens will be taking over IMAX screens for an entire month. »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars 7' Star Destroyer Gets a Menacing Name

29 August 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director J.J. Abrams and his team have had a lot of fun slowly dolling out the names of each new character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some of which, including John Boyega's Finn and Daisy Ridley's Rey, haven't even been fully revealed yet. But the humans, aliens and ball droids in this latest sequel aren't the only mysteries to be cracked. Each vehicle and domicile seen on screen seems to be getting a unique new name, too. We learned that Domhnall Gleeson's General Hux resides on a space station known as the Starkiller Base, a direct nod to Luke Skywalker's original last name in the first draft of George Lucas's Star Wars screenplay. Now, we get to learn the name of the foreboding new Star Destroyer.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thirty years have passed since the events seen in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi »

- MovieWeb

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

28 August 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »

- Zac Gille

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This 'Star Wars 7' Poster Can Be Yours on Force Friday

28 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Next Friday not only marks the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, but it will also be a big day for Star Wars fans around the world. Friday, September 4 is also known as Force Friday, when the first merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for purchase. Several retailers are offering special items for consumers, and today we have word from Star Wars Junk that Toys "R" Us is giving away a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster, which you can check out below. But be warned, supplies are limited. You will definitely want to start lining up well before midnight to get your hands on it.

The promo poster features Finn (John Boyega), who is flanked by Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). The poster gives us yet another look at John Boyega's Awol Stormtrooper holding a blue lightsaber, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: Rogue One May Shoot Using Panavision 70 For Ultra-Widescreen Experience

28 August 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the lesser-known quirks about the recent teaser trailer for The Force Awakens is that the clip utilizes Instagram’s new-fangled landscape orientation feature that prevents videos from being cut off at the seams. A welcome addition, then, particularly if the Star Wars Instagram feed becomes a bastion of super-short teases for upcoming films.

Looking beyond J.J. Abrams’ sequel, though, and we arrive at the beginning of Disney’s much-hyped Anthology series with Gareth EdwardsStar Wars: Rogue One. Centering on a group of rogue Rebels, the standalone feature will have the motley crew attempt to steal the coveted Death Star plans from beneath the nose of the Empire. But how about the prospect of seeing the galactic heist on the biggest format possible? Well, we just might.

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According to the Playlist – citing a report first unearthed by The Hollywood Reporter a few »

- Michael Briers

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"Rogue One" To Use Panavision 70 Lenses

28 August 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

As we know, J.J. Abrams has gone old school for his upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with that film being shot on 35mm and (at least one sequence) on 65mm film.

Gareth Edwards' upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" spin-off feature is taking things even further old school with The Playlist reporting that the production plans to use Ultra Panavision 70 anamorphic lenses for filming.

These are the same lenses that Panavision specifically recreated for Quentin Tarantino to use on his upcoming "The Hateful Eight" which was shot on 65mm film.

'Rogue One' may be employing the old lenses, but at least parts of the movie will be done with very new tech in the form of the Arris Alexa 65 large-format 6K digital camera according to the site.

'Rogue One' is currently in production in the United Kingdom. »

- Garth Franklin

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12 Directors We Want for ‘Mission: Impossible 6′

28 August 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Two decades and five installments in, the Mission: Impossible franchise might be stronger than ever. In part, that’s because of the series’ commitment to working with great directors who put their own stamp on the series. The most recent, Rogue Nation, was helmed by Jack Reacher‘s Chris McQuarrie, following in the footsteps of Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams, John […]

The post 12 Directors We Want for ‘Mission: Impossible 6′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Big Bang Season 9: The Force Will Awaken Sheldon, Leonard & Co.

28 August 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

There’s been an awakening… and The Big Bang Theory is definitely going to feel it.

The Star Wars-obssesed sitcom’s upcoming ninth season will feature a storyline about The Force Awakens, exec producer Steve Molaro confirms to TVLine.

RelatedBig Bang Theory Cliffhanger Mystery Solved: Leonard and Penny [Spoiler] in the Season 9 Premiere

“We’re talking about how that will be weaved into [the guys’] lives,” he says of the J.J. Abrams-helmed pic, which lands in theaters on Dec. 16. “And we have some really cool ideas.”

Considering Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj’s obsession with the franchise — not to mention their »

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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

28 August 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...

John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith

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A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.

Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »

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New Star War footage shows lightsaber-wielding John Boyega

28 August 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rogue stormtrooper looks like he’s about to battle Adam Driver’s sinister Kylo Ren in scene from Jj Abrams’ ultra-hyped space opera reboot

The first footage of Britain’s John Boyega wielding a lightsaber as rogue stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hit the web, sparking furious online debate from fans.

The footage, premiered via Instagram’s new landscape video format, shows Boyega involved in what appears to be a lazer sword battle with Adam Driver’s nefarious Kylo Ren. Finn carries a blue lightsaber, while Ren wields the red “crossguard” or “crucifix” device seen in earlier trailers.

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Christopher Nolan, Tacita Dean to launch new Lff industry series

28 August 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nolan to debate future of film as part of a new series of talks on the industry side of the BFI London Film Festival.

The 59th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18) has unveiled a new series of industry talks under the banner Lff Connects, which will aim to explore the future of film and how the medium engages with other creative industries including TV, music, art, games and creative technology. 

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, whose exhibitions include the grand-scale Film at the Tate Modern, will launch the new series on Oct 9 at London’s BFI Southbank with a conversation that “reframes the future of film”.

The conversation, moderated by BFI creative director Heather Stewart, will see Nolan and Dean explore the importance of seeing films projected on film as part of our cultural experience, as well as the necessity of determining new archival and exhibition standards that secure film’s future. 

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10 Fascinating Inspirations Behind Star Wars

28 August 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


“What would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a little film you may have heard about, is just under four months away from release (Dec 18, as if you need reminding), and speaking with Empire its director, J.J. Abrams has released a few little nuggets of information about the movie.

He confirmed what many suspected, that Kylo Ren is not actually a Sith, even if he is working for the Dark Side. He’ll be a part of the First Order, which is the evil organisation taking the place of the fallen Empire in this film, and it’s the quote above that served as the inspiration for them. Of course, Nazis aren’t anything new in Star Wars, with similarities found in Imperial uniforms, Emperor Palpatine’s rise to power, and the fact that they have soldiers called Stormtroopers. »

- James Hunt

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Catch A Quick Look At New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage

27 August 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Today, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

This morning, Star Wars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.

As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The film stars Harrison Ford, »

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Star Wars Box Office Predictions Are Already Insanely High

27 August 2015 5:58 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We already know that when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens later this year, it.s going to make a lot of money. Even if Lucasfilm has cautioned that it may not make as much as people think, however it goes down, it.ll do just fine. According to one new prediction, however, The Force Awakens is going to make an insane amount of money, like just a stupid, ridiculous number. According to Deadline, some industry experts are already predicting that when The Force Awakens hits theaters in December, it will make historic sums of money. The number being bandied about right now is that we could be in for a $615 million global opening, as in people guess that the J.J. Abrams-directed space opera might make $615 million in its first weekend. Yes, that is nuts. To provide some context, if this does indeed happen, which is a big if, »

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Why am I not as excited about 'Star Wars' now as I was in 1999?

27 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the memories that I treasure most from 1998 came when I was driving from La to Palo Alto with my friend Pete. I had a copy of "The Beginning" with me, the script by George Lucas, and he had a CD player loaded up with the soundtracks for the first three films. I read the script aloud while he drove, and by the time we got to his family's house for Thanksgiving, we were both convinced that we were going to get an amazing gift in movie theaters in May of 1999. History has proven the two of us to be a wee bit overenthusiastic. While I am not a rabid prequel-hater the way many people are (watching the films with my kids radically changed my opinions on them and their place in the overall saga), I think there is something magical about the original three that only becomes more clear with time and distance. »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ is ready to light up concert halls

27 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What would “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” be without John Williams’ heartwarming, awe-inspiring score? Not the same movie, for sure. That Oscar-winning music for the beloved 1982 Steven Spielberg film will be spotlighted when “E.T.” is screened at concert halls around the world, beginning next week. Orchestras will perform the score live in sync with HD screenings of the film about a 10-year-old boy named Elliott and the lost little alien he befriends. The screening series is part of Film Concerts Live!, which has given a similar big screen, big live music treatment to “Back to the Future” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Jamie Richardson, one of the producers of the concert screening series, told HitFix that watching recording sessions of movie scores is an experience he’s thoroughly enjoyed, and that’s partially what inspired him to start Film Concerts Live! “To hear [film scores] come to life with a 90-piece orchestra and see »

- Emily Rome

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John Boyega gets a lightsaber in new The Force Awakens footage

27 August 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Teasing Episode VII on Instagram, J.J. Abrams and the Star Wars team dropped about 15 seconds of footage, including a new shot of Daisy Ridley as Rey with her ball droid Bb-8. The most exciting part of the new footage, however, is John Boyega with a lightsaber.

We’re kidding. That’s John in Attack the Block, which is an absolutely must-see before The Force Awakens opens in theatres on December 18. Here’s the video:

The footage hints at a lightsaber duel between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Boyega, which we cannot wait to see. When John Boyega was cast as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we had hoped and hoped and hoped that he’d be a Jedi – and now that actually might be happening.

Check out two new behind the scenes photos of John Boyega on the set of Episode VII: »

- Sasha James

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