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Top 10 films of 2014: The Lego Movie

26 December 2014 3:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In 5th place in our top 10 films of 2014? That'd be The Lego Movie. Here's why it's awesome...

Over the past few weeks, Den of Geek writers have been voting for their favourite films of the year. In 5th place? The Lego Movie. And here's why... 

5. The Lego Movie

Everything about The Lego Movie takes you by surprise.

It’s a big corporation-funded effort that hates corporations. It’s based on a best-selling toy that comes with pages of detailed instructions, but it’s about the joy of throwing those instructions away. It’s a celebration of the creativity of the individual, but it makes a song of conformity, Everything is Awesome, so catchy that we all end up happily singing it. It tells us, in what must be the ultimate oxymoron, that absolutely every one of us is special. And it is brilliant.

But the strange thing is that it’s not even that innovative. »

- simonbrew

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Top 5 Stories of 2014 – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

26 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a wonderful old 2014, with major studio email leaks and superhero movie release dates being announced up until 2020. It also saw the first trailer of small indie films ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

As a Christmas treat, here are the Top 5 stories as reported on the Movie Newsgasm from this year. Enjoy…

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron

…is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye »

- Oli Davis

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Movie review of 2014: Year in pictures - Oscars, Marvel, Batfleck, more

25 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It started in Wall Street and ended up in North Korea. 2014 was a year full of highs and lows in the world of cinema, with a diverse range of movies reeling in the punters, some striking visual moments that captured the present and teased the future, and several hugely saddening departures.

January

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's collaboration The Wolf of Wall Street opens in cinemas, providing the soundtrack to 2014 with Matthew McConaughey's chest-beating humming. The black comedy became the director's highest grossing film, scooped five Oscar nominations and reminded everyone why driving under the influence is a very bad idea.

February

The world of entertainment was devastated by the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46. The acclaimed actor, who excelled in films like Boogie Nights, Capote, The Master and Magnolia, had been working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 at the time of his passing. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art for Han Solo and Chewbacca

23 December 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got ourselves a look at the mask for the character of Kylo Ren, and now thanks to Market Saw we’ve got some (alleged) concept art from J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring returning favourites Han Solo and Chewbacca!

Obviously Chewie is pretty much as expected, but what do you make of that look for Han?

See Also: First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Han Solo & Chewie Concept Art For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

23 December 2014 10:36 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Seems like everyday concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens slips through the cracks of J.J. Abrams' super-secretive production. The latest batch, which are were posted by Market Saw, are supposedly concept art of Harrison Ford's 'Han Solo' and his furry sidekick 'Chewbacca.' If the images below are in fact real then that means Han Solo will have that old gunslinger look to him like he had in the first Star Wars film. If he actually dons that long brown coat in the film it will surely remind audiences of 'Malcolm Reynolds' (Nathan Fillion) from Joss Whedon's short-lived (thanks Fox!) television series, Firefly. 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, »

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First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

22 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got our first look at Hasbro’s action figure line for next December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Rebelscum posting a leaked image of five unpainted figures…

So, that looks to be Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Bb-8 and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). As for the figure on the left, is that Kylo Ren, the mysterious, lightsabre-wielding villain glimpsed in the trailer? It could well be… well, according to Indie Revolver it may well be, with the site posting the following piece of concept art which its claims belongs to the character…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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More Leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens Concept Art Featuring 'Kylo Ren'

22 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

J.J. Abrams' mystery box has once again sprung a leak, this time with more concept art from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The focus is on Kylo Ren, the mysterious villain who we first caught a glimpse of (from behind) in the first teaser trailer for the December 18th, 2015 movie. As you may recall, we have actually seen concept art of a lighsaber battle taking place as a fire rages and the Millennium Falcon hovers overhead, so I would guess that this piece has been taken from that scene. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer up any clues about who might be wearing this suit... Also below in case you missed it earlier is the other piece of concept art featuring Kylo Ren's mask.  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, »

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First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

22 December 2014 8:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got our first look at Hasbro’s action figure line for next December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Rebelscum posting a leaked image of five unpainted figures…

So, that looks to be Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Bb-8 and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). As for the figure on the left, is that Kylo Ren, the mysterious, lightsabre-wielding villain glimpsed in the trailer? It could well be… well, according to Indie Revolver it may well be, with the site posting the following piece of concept art which its claims belongs to the character…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Star Wars: The Force Awakens Action Figures

22 December 2014 5:43 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Chewbacca (apparently he won't have a robotic arm after all) and Bb-8 should need no introduction, but what about the other three? Well to the left of the little droid appears to be a figure of Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, and next to her is what looks to be Jon Boyega's Finn, but out of his Stormtrooper gear and in some civvies. Finally we have the mysterious masked man (woman?), who resembles a character from some of the leaked concept art that's believed to be the person we see wielding the Lightsaber in the trailer, Kylo Ren. Another theory is that it might be whoever Gwendoline Christie is playing, as she's rumoured to be some sort of imperial inquisitor type. What do you guys think? 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, »

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Rare 'Star Wars' Behind-the-Scenes Video from 1977

19 December 2014 3:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While everyone is waiting with bated breath for the next look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rare behind-the-scenes video from the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope has surfaced online, and it shows a deleted scene coming to life on set. Though silent, this footage clearly features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker working alongside director George Lucas, and we even get to see the infamous Biggs Darklighter.

The first half of the clip has George Lucas, then in his thirties, going over this much-talked about deleted scene with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor. The cut scene finds Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter (played by Garrick Hagon) walking around the Tatooine settlement known as Anchorhead. Actress Koo Stark (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) is also seen in this footage.

Luke Skywalker often mentions his friend Biggs throughout Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and we »

- MovieWeb

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J.J. Abrams, ‘Star Wars Ep. VII’ Crew Say Thanks In New Video

19 December 2014 1:02 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

J.J. Abrams and the crew from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens are grateful for the support of the franchise’s fans. The team behind the upcoming Star Wars film posted a new YouTube video to thank the supporters of the Star Wars: Force for Change charity campaign run by crowdfunding site Omaze.

The one-minute clip shows various crew members like sound editors, cinematographers, and designers saying “thank you” from the set of the upcoming film. Chewbacca and R2-D2 even show up to roar and warble their appreciation for the fans (though their sounds had to be translated for the viewer).

Abrams reveals in this latest video that the Force for Change campaign raised a whopping $4.26 million. Add that on to the $1 million Disney donated to kickstart the charity, and you have a total of $5.26 million. While Force for Change will give one lucky contributor a cameo on the new film, »

- Bree Brouwer

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R2-D2 graces the cover of the latest issue of Total Film

19 December 2014 10:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its return to the big screen in 364 days from now in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everybody’s favourite astromech R2-D2 has taken centre stage on the cover of the latest issue of Total Film as part of the magazine’s 2015 preview…

“The biggest year in movies. Ever.” – When you look at some of the films set to arrive next year, it’s pretty tough to argue against that…

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 John Boyega (Attack the Block), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong »

- Gary Collinson

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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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Thank You Video from the Set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

A video that was shot on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, and it features the cast and crew of J.J. Abrams' film thanking everyone who donated to help further the success of Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs. They managed to raise $4.26 million for the charity, which is pretty awesome.

As you’ll see, the video is loaded with lots of cool stuff in the background that fans can speculate about. They go by fast, so you have to look quick. It also includes cameos by Chewbacca and R2-D2. Thanks to Omaze, who uploaded the video on YouTube.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th, 2015.

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- Joey Paur

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Chewbacca, and More Say “Thank You” for Donations

19 December 2014 6:43 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in May when Star Wars: The Force Awakens started filming, director J.J. Abrams announced the "Force for Change" campaign, which invited fans to donate to support Unicef in exchange for prizes and even a chance to have a cameo in the movie.  The winner of the cameo was announced in August, but even if you didn't win, you still helped raised over $5 million dollars to support Unicef programs.  And for that, Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, crew members, R2-D2, and Chewbacca say "Thank you."  I suppose C-3P0 was off somewhere being an ungrateful jerk, whining about something or other.  Fucking Threepio. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens thank you video.  The film opens December 18, 2015, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Thank you from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 December 2014 6:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams gave fans their very first look the new film with a video from the set. Though it put many of us ease with its use of real sets and props, it was actually designed to promote the charity initiative “Force for Change” and raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). A second video was released later, which gave us all a fantastic look at the new X-Wing (with pilot!). Now, a third video has arrived and it features Abrams offering his thanks alongside the gratitude of the entire Episode VII cast and crew. You might notice one or two well known characters…

Unicef’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through “Star Wars »

- Chris Cooper

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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, »

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Cast And Crew Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Say Thank You In Set Video

18 December 2014 6:55 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Today’s bit of Star Wars news isn’t really news but does come with a kind message. Disney and Unicef have just released a thank you video showing various cast and crew (including Chewbacca!) from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Earlier this year Disney launched Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative meant to support Unicef and children all around the world. This thank you video was sent to Star Wars fans who donated to the cause, which in total raised over $4.2 million. Disney is contributing an extra $1 million.

The video doesn’t reveal any secrets from the set of Star Wars, which is probably very intentional. You get glimpses of various crew members, including Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and even R2-D2 makes an appearance. Director Jj Abrams does show up at the end to personally thank those who donated, with the famous Star Wars »

- Laura Frances

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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