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

15 hours ago | 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. Now, some have reported that the N.W.A. biopic »

- Zac Gille

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

15 hours ago | 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: The Force Awakens" - 'Luke Skywalker' Leaked Image

18 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new teaser footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", plus take a look @ a leaked image of actor Mark Hamill in costume as 'Luke Skywalker', prepping for a scene on the set :

Cast of the new film also includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony DanielsPeter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley...

...Adam Driver, Oscar IsaacAndy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

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

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakensA video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

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- Michael Stevens

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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

A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:55am Pdt

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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Darth Vader fire burner video goes viral on Facebook with over 12 million views

28 August 2015 4:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bow down before Alex Dodson, the man who made this Darth Vader-shaped fire burner that's currently going viral.

The enterprising craftsman's business is called Burned By Design, selling a variety of pop culture-themed wood burners and fire pits.

He's been selling similar products fashioned to look like Iron Man, Batman and Ultron for over a year now, but it's taken an Australian customer to get his name out there.

Posting a video of his freshly-delivered Darth Vader fire burner to Facebook, the unnamed fan has seen over 12 million people view his clip.

Dodson also creates hearths in the shape of R2-D2, Boba Fett and the Witch-king of Angmar from The Lord of the Rings.

Here's hoping George Lucas sees the funny side and orders his own Darth Vader fireplace rather than, say, ring his lawyers.

The latest film in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is out later »

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Star Wars: The Force Awaken Gets A New Viral Video with New Footage

27 August 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.

The post Star Wars: The Force Awaken Gets A New Viral Video with New Footage appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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New footage in Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

27 August 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official Star Wars Instagram has released some new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Whilst there are only two new shots in the short clip, the footage is certainly enough to get fans excited and gives us a look at Finn (John Boyega) with a lightsaber as he prepares to do battle with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), as well as a shot of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Bb-8.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office estimates suggest a $615 million global opening weekend

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 »

- Thomas Roach

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New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage released!

27 August 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage: Instagram debut new footage from the upcoming sequel in the Star Wars saga. New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage

New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage has just been released via the official Star Wars Instagram page!

Come this way to take a look at the new Star Wars The Force Awakens footage, but blink and you’ll miss it.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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

This afternoon, the official Star Wars @starwars Instagram account released exclusive new footage from their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape format.

Inspired by the new cinematic video format that helps showcase a long-awaited snippet of the film, the clip comes after Instagram announced today that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos »

- Paul Heath

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It's 'Finn' Vs. 'Kylo Ren' In Epic New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

27 August 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt Well, that was epic! As you can see, this new preview reveals that Kylo Ren is in that snowy forest about to go to war with a lightsaber wielding Finn. We also get a new look at Bb-8 and Rey, along with another glimpse at the entire First Order ready for action. This has to mean that the new full-length trailer is on the way, and with any luck, Disney and Lucasfilm won't keep us waiting for long. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office estimates suggest a $615 million global opening weekend

27 August 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We all know Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be big – the only question is, ‘how big’?

Well, according to predictions from Deadline, the first chapter of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy could pull in a $615 million worldwide opening weekend, which would shatter the previous record set earlier this year by Jurassic World on $524.4 million.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images and Bb-8 Empire cover

Analysts are suggesting a $300 million domestic opening (again, another Jurassic World record) plus a further $315 million internationally, which would almost certainly propel the J.J. Abrams-directed film to the fastest $1 billion of all time, held by – yep, you guessed it – Jurassic World, which achieved the feat in just 13 days.

The Force Awakens is set to dominate multiplexes in December and early January, playing on around 50% of screens, as well as having its run of IMAX theaters exclusively for a month. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars 7' Photos Go Behind-the-Scenes with Finn and Bb-8

27 August 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Empire Magazine began sharing bits and pieces from it's extensive new issue on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits newsstands today. First, they showed us a gatefold cover that featured all of the new villains. Then they returned with a second cover that introduced the three new heroes. They also offered more insight into Knights of Ren's Kylo, played by Adam Driver, with a never-before-seen photo and some backstory. Now, they are offering up three more behind-the-scenes photos featuring John Boyega as Awol Stormtrooper and ball droid Bb-8, who has become a quick favorite with fans. About the robot's creation, concept designer Christian Alzmann explained more.

"J.J. wanted something rolling on a sphere, so I tried a lot of different designs developing that idea. He would give direction on the kinds of shapes to use, and that led to a personality for the droid. Of course, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images and Bb-8 Empire cover

27 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen Empire’s two Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed covers [see here], and now the magazine has released the subscriber cover to the latest issue, which features the new droid Bb-8. And that’s not all, as we’ve also got a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the hotly-anticipated film featuring John Boyega’s Finn (click on either for larger versions)…

See Also: J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

See Also: The Empire Strikes Back gets Star Wars: The Force Awakens-style trailer

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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New Looks At Bb-8 And Finn From Star Wars: The Force Awakens

27 August 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Empire’s original Star Wars: The Force Awakens Winter Preview issue covers were all about the light and dark sides of the force, but their subscriber’s cover provides a great close-up of the little droid that’s been the focus of most of the movie’s marketing so far (along with Kylo Ren), Bb-8.

There’s also a couple of new behind-the-scenes stills featuring John Boyega as Finn. In the first he takes aim at an unknown target while still in his Stormtrooper gear, and in the other we see him in survival mode as he braves the desert wasteland of Jakku – a planet many still believe will actually turn out to be Luke’s homeworld of Tatooine.

What do you think of these new shots? Also Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Bb-8 Will Do Far More Acting In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Than We Thought

26 August 2015 4:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The droids in Star Wars are much more than simple automatons designed to fulfill a singular purpose and be disposable. Sure, maybe that.s what their manufactures inside of this movie world intended, but R2-D2 and C-3Po became integral parts of the team and even friends to the other heroes, not to mention characters beloved by fans. And it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens will continue this trend with the latest addition to the droid family, Bb-8, doing a great deal to find a place in our hearts. Like R2, Bb-8 is a feisty little bucket of bolts with all kinds of attitude and personality, and the production went to great lengths to make him come to life and convey emotion. Making sure Bb-8 performed appropriately was the responsibility of puppeteers Dave Chapman and Brian Herring. In an in depth new piece on StarWars.com, Herring »

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The Empire Strikes Back gets Star Wars: The Force Awakens-style trailer

26 August 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We are around four months away from the return of Star Wars with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and anticipation is almost at fever pitch. In the spirit of joining in the excitement, Dan Flesher has made a very special trailer for the occasion, with The Empire Strikes Back (the best Star Wars film!) getting a new trailer in the style of The Force Awakens and the results are pretty impressive. Take a look…

See Also: New image of Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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 »

- Scott J. Davis

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will dominate IMAX screens for an entire month

26 August 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re planning on catching Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX, it seems you’ll have an entire month to do so, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that IMAX has reserved all of its North American screens and the majority of screens around the rest of the world exclusively for the first instalment of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy.

The deal will mark the first time that IMAX has devoted all of its screens to a single film since Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, and will mean that the likes of In the Heart of the Sea and The Revenant will miss out on IMAX screenings.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys to be unveiled with live global event on Force Friday

See Also: J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Designers Talk Bb-8

26 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Alongside human components like relative newcomers John Boyega and Daisy RidleyStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens has one more new star in the making. Glimpsed in the trailers is the chirpy little "ball-droid" Bb-8, poised to become the R2-D2 for a new generation. "[It] stands almost singularly as a technical achievement that no one has yet matched," says Star Wars Creature Shop head Neal Scanlan.Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams has been a passionate advocate of practical effects wherever possible on the film, with Bb-8 a prime example of the model work and engineering wizardry that's been championed over and above CG animation this time out.The droid began life as a quick Abrams sketch. "J.J. wanted something rolling on a sphere,"  so I tried a lot of different designs developing that idea,” Concept Designer Christian Alzmann tells Lucasfilm's Dan Brooks. "He would give direction on the kinds of shapes to use, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys to be unveiled with live global event on Force Friday

26 August 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lucasfilm has announced that it will officially unveil its Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy products on September 3rd with a global live unboxing event that will take place over 18 hours across 15 cities in 12 countries leading up to the midnight opening on Force Friday.

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

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new »

- Gary Collinson

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J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

25 August 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Empire Magazine unleashed a brand new image of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, the new villain from December’s hugely anticipated blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now we have some comments from director J.J. Abrams, who briefly details Kylo Ren’s allegiance to Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and the inspiration for the First Order.

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

“Kylo Ren is not a Sith,” states Abrams. “He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force. [The First Order] all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again? What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars' Fans and Weird Al Come to Bullied Girl's Rescue

24 August 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the franchise's fandom has never been greater. One of the several prominent Star Wars fan groups, the 501st Legion, put their powers to good use recently, by helping an eight-year-old fan named Layla Murphy overcome some harsh bullying at her school. After 501st Legion member Jason Tuttle met Layla at a fan convention, he lead the charge to give Layla their support. Here's a message from the 501st Legion's Facebook page, which reveals how they helped Layla overcome her bullying, with some assistance from 'Weird Al' Yankovic.

"Layla is yet another young girl who was teased at school for liking Star Wars amongst other "boy" things. As a result of the bullying, Layla began to lose herself. She stopped wanting to wear her R2-D2 jacket and Guardians of the Galaxy shirt out of fear of being ridiculed. »

- MovieWeb

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