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Napoleon Dynamite Cut As An Inspirational Drama Is Bizarre And Funny, Watch It Now

16 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The magic of the internet means that you can now slice and edit famous movie footage into anything you desire. Want to know what R2-D2 was thinking throughout Star Wars? You got it. What about a compilation of various movie characters uttering, "I should have killed him when I had the chance?" That.s there too. And that.s just what we found today. Yet another YouTube video that we stumbled upon today is Napoleon Dynamite re-cut as an inspirational drama, and, rather oddly, it actually works.  I think I.d still rather see Jared Hess. original droll 2004 comedy, but I found myself being a tad inspired and impressed by the potential this dramatic version of Napoleon Dynamite. That abruptly came to an end when I remembered this was the same film that featured the quote, "Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner." The dramatic incarnation of Napoleon »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Gary Collinson

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Hilarious Star Wars Video Guesses What R2-D2 Was Actually Saying

20 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

R2-D2.s beeps and sounds have been the topic of much discussion amongst Star Wars fans. What did the droid mean with his utterances? Was he just passively joining in the conversation? Or was he responding like a petulant child? Well, one Star Wars fan has created a video guessing what R2-D2 was actually saying to Anakin Skywaler, Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker, and C3PO. And it.s downright hilarious.  Kudos to YouTube stalwart My Insane Reality for creating such a terrific video, which suggests that R2-D2 has a much sharper wit, and quite a bit of rage, programmed into him than we first thought. There was obviously an awful lot of Star Wars footage for My Insane Reality to choose from while creating this video. And he did a sterling job picking bits that were ripe for comedy. Starting off with Hayden Christensen.s Anakin Skywalker »

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford »

- Amie Cranswick

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Almost in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Yoda Was

3 February 2016 5:45 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought together new and old characters, including original trilogy favorites Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3Po, and R2-D2. But the editors of the film recently revealed that another familiar face nearly made it on screen.

In an interview with Et at the Ace Eddie Awards, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey let slip that Yoda almost made a cameo in "The Force Awakens." Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda, can be heard in the movie during Rey's (Daisy Ridley) vision, but the little green Jedi master is not seen.

"There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to," Brandon admitted. "Frank Oz came in for a day and did a whole bunch of Yoda and he was over the moon to do it -- and we were tickled pink!"

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Admiral Ackbar to Return in 'Star Wars 8'?

3 February 2016 2:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we know that most of the new cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, we haven't heard about some of the more iconic secondary characters from the original trilogy who returned for this new sequel. We now have word that Admiral Ackbar is most likely going to be making his third appearance in a Star Wars live-action movie.

A number of Resistance&#160actors from Star Wars: The Force Awakens were scheduled to appear at the upcoming Pensacon. But two of these actors have had to pull out at the last minute. One of them was expected. As we saw at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chewbacca and R2-D2 accompanied Rey to Luke Skywalker's secluded retreat, where the action will pick back up in Star Wars: Episode VIII. So it makes sense that Chewbacca will be a big part of this story. »

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10 Ways Star Wars Episode 8 Will Probably Rip Off Empire Strikes Back

3 February 2016 11:21 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The extent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ homages to the original Star Wars film from 1977 rankled fans somewhat. Jj Abrams’ movie was undeniably entertaining, but did it need to be quite so similar to what we had already seen? A lot of people think it didn’t, and certain sections of the internet were noisily peeved by the apparent rehash.

The similarities began right at the start of the movie, with a droid (now Bb-8 instead of R2-D2) containing important information being abandoned on another sandy planet. The droid made some new friends (one a Force sensitive orphan), left the planet on the Millennium Falcon with the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca, and brought the plans to Princess Leia.

The recycled plot points continued right through until the third act, where the mentor character (now Han Solo, not Obi-Wan) died a tragic death at the hands of »

- Rob Leane

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Have Exclusive Dlc On PlayStation Platforms

2 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s secured an exclusivity deal with the developers of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for some special Dlc just for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners. Despite the game being unveiled earlier than intended over on Xbox.com, it seems that the definitive version of the title will be that of its direct competitor.

Included, in the exclusive Dlc packs will be a Droid Character Pack and a Phantom Limb Level Pack, says Tt Games’ Jamie Eden.

Through a strong collaboration with Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create new stories and adventures connecting the Star Wars narrative, both before and tying into the movie. As such huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honour to have that privilege.

As part of this, we’re pleased to share that PS4 and PS3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content in the form of a Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack. »

- Joe Pring

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Ewan McGregor Explains His Cameo As 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

30 January 2016 7:04 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the video above, Ewan McGregor talks in detail about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while he doesn't weigh in on the possibility of reprising the role in live-action, it appears as if the actor was very happy to be asked back by J.J. Abrams. "I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years," he says. "I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from Jj just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.'" For details on what his role consisted of and how Alec Gunness factored into things, be sure to watch the video above. Which other cameos did you notice?  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, »

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Explore the creatures, worlds and action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new VFX video

30 January 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has posted an in-depth video exploring the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero Bb-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. Check it out here…

See Also: Ewan McGregor discusses his Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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- Gary Collinson

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Review: Timeline Star Wars (card game)

26 January 2016 2:29 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

You may have noticed that Star Wars is back on the front pages of pretty much everything at the moment, not that it ever really went away, but with the release of The Force Awakens it seemed like the perfect opportunity to check out the Timeline Star Wars game from Asmodee Games. Designed for between two and eight players, Timeline Star Wars aims to find out just how well the players know the films.

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Getting started with Timeline Star Wars couldn't be easier, well, unless you actually get someone else to do it for you. The game consists of 110 small cards (about half the size of a credit card) that come shrink wrapped in a beautiful embossed tin showcasing Darth Vader, The Emperor and Boba Fett. There is a very small rule book, but given that the concept of Timeline is simple enough for even younger players to pick up, »

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Brand New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Details Revealed!

26 January 2016 10:57 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The world was set on fire last December when Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in theaters. For many, the film was exactly the return to form the franchise needed after the disappointing prequel trilogy of the mid-2000s. It's been over a month since the film's release, and now most fans are looking forward to the next entry in the franchise: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

While set in the same universe as the much-beloved Star Wars saga, Disney had gone a long way to ensure that audiences know that Rogue One will not be a continuation of the main story. Instead, the movie is its own standalone feature, with new characters, a new story, and its own separate tone and style to boot. Up until this point, specific details on the film have been sparse. Yes, we have some plot details: Rogue One follows a band of »

- Joseph Medina

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video with bonus footage from Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss Saturday Night Live sketch

23 January 2016 6:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last weekend, Adam Driver appeared on Saturday Night Live where he took part in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Undercover Boss sketch, with Kylo Ren posting as Matt the radar technician on Starkiller Base. You can watch the sketch itself here, but now SNL has released a behind-the-scenes video, which offers up some bonus footage. Take a look here…

See Also: Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss gets a custom Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Live-Action Series: Why the Force Won't Be Awakening on TV

22 January 2016 8:53 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With Star Wars once again a pop culture force to be reckoned with, the time would seem ripe to revive that long-gestating live-action series set “in a galaxy far, far away.” But the project remains about as active as R2-D2 in The Force Awakens. Why? It’s complicated.

PhotosStar Wars on TV: 36 Favorite Moments

Back in 2005, a live-action series — Star Wars: Underworld — was not only announced, it had been developed by George Lucas himself. The hour-long drama was said to be set between the original film trilogy and its prequels, and would focus on two families’ battle for control »

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Hilarious Bts Video For SNL's Star Wars Skit Featuring Adam Driver As 'Kylo Ren'

22 January 2016 7:38 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Saturday Night Live outdid itself with a sketch featuring an Undercover Boss parody revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren last week, and the popularity of that has now led to them releasing this hilarious behind the scenes video. Featuring a mixture of behind the scenes footage, bloopers, and scenes which didn't make the final cut ("Did you guys hear General Hux's speech on the steps? Some people say that Kylo Ren's would have been better, that he would have had music"), this is well worth a watch! Will we see Matt in Episode VIII? Er, probably not! 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: The Force Awakens is now playing in cinemas worldwide. »

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Hilarious Bts Video For SNL's Star Wars Skit Featuring Adam Driver As 'Kylo Ren'

22 January 2016 7:38 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Saturday Night Live outdid itself with a sketch featuring an Undercover Boss parody revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren last week, and the popularity of that has now led to them releasing this hilarious behind the scenes video. Featuring a mixture of behind the scenes footage, bloopers, and scenes which didn't make the final cut ("Did you guys hear General Hux's speech on the steps? Some people say that Kylo Ren's would have been better, that he would have had music"), this is well worth a watch! Will we see Matt in Episode VIII? Er, probably not! 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: The Force Awakens is now playing in cinemas worldwide. »

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‘Inside the Incredible Visual Effects’ video for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

22 January 2016 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wired has released a visual effects featurette for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which explores how Industrial Light & Magic crafted complex action sequences, detailed environments, and realistic characters with the help of advanced motion-capture technology and performances from actors like Lupita Nyong’o for her character Maz Kanata. Check it out here…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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 (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: 7 Rumours About Star Wars: The Force Awakens That Turned Out To Be Lies

18 January 2016 4:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a month since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so join Oli and Luke as they reel off their 7 favourite rumours about the movie that turned out to be lies.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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 (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow »

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Kylo Ren is an Undercover Boss on Starkiller Base in Saturday Night Live sketch

18 January 2016 2:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the weekend, Adam Driver hosted the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, during which he featured in a sketch where he revisited his Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Kylo Ren, as the Master of the Knights of Ren took part in Undercover Boss, posing as Matt the Radar Technician to find out how his staff at Starkiller base feel about working for the First Order. Check it out here…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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