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International titles for Star Wars: Episode VIII reveal The Last Jedi is plural

18 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the moment the title was announced last month, there’s been intense debate as to whether the ‘Last Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi relates to Luke Skywalker, or if it’s referring to more than one Jedi.

Well, it seems we now have our answer, as the French, Italian and Spanish language posters have revealed the international titles as Les Derniers Jedi, Gli Ultimi Jedi and Los Ultimos Jedi, with ‘Les’, ‘Gli’ and ‘Los’ being used when the following noun is plural.

So, given that it’s plural, we’re presumably we’re talking about Luke and Rey with ‘The Last Jedi’, seeing as Yoda told Luke he was the last of the ancient order in Return of the Jedi, and Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren slaughtered Luke’s new recruits prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Hot Fuzz’ and Edgar Wright’s Art of Perfect Parody

17 February 2017 11:06 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

Hot Fuzz is a true parody film. A lot of entertainment that’s created and sold as “parody” is, in fact, just an example of whatever genre or stock plot it’s targeting, but with jokes. Witness »

- Daniel Schindel

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Rumour: Details on Finn’s mission in Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed

17 February 2017 7:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While we know that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is going to spend much of Star Wars: The Last Jedi training and adventuring with Luke Skywalker, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what roles John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron will play in Episode VIII this December, but thanks to Making Star Wars we may have some details as to the adventure Finn will find himself on for the Resistance.

Now, when it comes to Star Wars rumours, a lot of sites churn out speculation (and outright fabrication), but Making Star Wars has proven itself to be extremely reliable, so there’s a good chance this information is accurate. There’s nothing majorly spoilery here, but if you don’t want to know anything about The Last Jedi before its release, you should stop reading now.

See Also: Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: »

- Gary Collinson

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Sideshow unveils Rey and Bb-8 Premium Format Figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 February 2017 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…

See Also: Force Friday II gives us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »

- Amie Cranswick

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Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: The Last Jedi Stormtrooper set photo

15 February 2017 11:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (who has been extremely secretive of the project, as he should be) recently took to Tumblr to share a set photo from the film showing off a line of Stormtroopers marching in formation. Oddly, one of them has his helmet lifted up…

Johnson also teased the film’s presence at Star Wars Celebration coming up in April, saying “We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait.  See you there!”

It is very well possible that Celebration will be the time and place we first get footage of the hotly anticipated next chapter in the beloved saga.

See Also: Luke Skywalker will reportedly feature in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer alongside Leia, Finn and Rey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and »

- Robert Kojder

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Why Spaceballs is the Star Wars spoof we need

14 February 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017

As the Epic Movie team announce they have Star Wars in their sights, might we have a chat about Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, amongst others?

Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.

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In the words of financier Covert Media’s Paul Hanson: “Jason and »

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Jimmy Vee succeeds Kenny Baker as R2-D2 for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

14 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the sad passing of Kenny Baker last year, Lucasfilm has now officially announced that Jimmy Vee will be taking over the iconic role of R2-D2 for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Vee, who also worked uncredited on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released a statement which reads: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honor. I’m so excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.

We're thrilled to announce that #OhSoSmall actor @RealJimmyVee is the new #R2D2!

Full story here: https://t.co/eR2OKAdDR4#StarWars pic.twitter. »

- Gary Collinson

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17 great Star Wars Lego kits

14 February 2017 4:44 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 17, 2017

The Star Wars galaxy may be far, far away, but you can build your own version with these awesome Lego sets...

Star Wars and Lego is partnership made in heaven. George Lucas’ much beloved galaxy doesn’t seem so far, far away when you can build it in miniature, and knock it down repeatedly if you so desire, within the comforts of your Earthly home.

Many a fan coveted a Death Star Lego kit in their youth, or a Millennium Falcon one, and the luckiest kids had their wishes come true.

Now that we’re allegedly all ‘grown ups’, you might want to buy a Lego Star Wars set for a little person in your life, or – if you’re anything like me – you might fancy buying one for yourself to right the wrongs of your own childhood.

Whatever your motivations, here are seventeen of best, and »

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Luke Skywalker will reportedly feature in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer alongside Leia, Finn and Rey

14 February 2017 2:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As excitement builds for our first peek at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, rumours have been doing the rounds that, much like the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker will be absent from the teaser trailer. Well, according to Star Wars News Net, that is not the case after all, and Luke will reportedly be one of the featured characters in the heavily-anticipated teaser for The Last Jedi alongside Leia (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).

There are rumors that Luke will not be in the first #TheLastJedi teaser. We heard the contrary. Luke, Leia, Finn and Rey will be there…

— Swnn (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 13, 2017

The most likely expected date for a Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser to drop is at Star Wars Celebration which is during April.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for »

- Robert Kojder

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John Williams has begun scoring Star Wars: The Last Jedi

12 February 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 

In terms of behind-the-scenes talent, composer John Williams remains one of the few constants in each and every Skywalker saga Star Wars film. From A New Hope to The Force Awakens, Williams has left viewers humming his themes long after they’ve left the theater for nearly four decades, and he’s not looking to stop yet.

It’s no secret that Williams is returning to score this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as previous updates confirmed that he was well into the writing process, but according to a tweet from producer Robert Meyer Burnett, he’s already begun conducting.

Burnett first tweeted about a Last Jedi scoring session that took place in Los Angeles yesterday and then followed it up a few hours later by claiming that Williams was, in fact, orchestrating and director Rian Johnson “wants to use the score for editing.” Check out the tweets below… »

- Justin Cook

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Baftas 2017: The winners’ speeches

12 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?

Politics were high on the agenda in the speeches at the 2017 Bafta awards.

Acceptance speeches from the likes of Emma Stone and Manchester By The Sea’s Kenneth Lonergan addressed the state of Us politics.

There was also criticism of Brexit and the British government’s scrapping of the Dubs child refugee scheme, with Ken Loach in particular slamming the government’s “brutality”

Even host Stephen Fry made a few political jokes, saying of this year’s awards: “[Let’s] find out who the Russians have decided has won”.

Outstanding British Film

“Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truth of what this film says,” I, Daniel Blake’s Ken Loach said accepting the award. “The most vulnerable and poorest people are treated by government with brutality. Brutality that keeps out refugee children, and that’s disgraceful.

He added that films “can tell us about the world we live »

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Mike Myers set for rare big screen outing as comedy coach Del Close

12 February 2017 3:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wayne’s World and Austin Powers star Mike Myers is set for a rare big screen appearance, with The Wrap reporting that he has signed on to play legendary comedy coach Del Close in the new movie Del from director Betty Thomas (28 Days).

Del will follow “an aspiring young comedian comes to Del for tutelage in the art of laughter, but soon finds that his infamous reputation for driving his students up the wall is well earned. Despite a disastrous start to their relationship, they soon a lot about their craft through each other.”

Mike Myers is a comedy genius and the perfect actor to inhabit this complicated, funny, poignant character,” said Paul Hanson, CEO of Covert Media. “A pioneer of his craft, Close has passed his knowledge of humor and improv to the group of comedians that everyone knows today and this hilarious script examines that intimate relationship with »

- Gary Collinson

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First Order Stormtrooper Egg Attack figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed

11 February 2017 2:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story figure reveals, we now have a look at Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have now unveiled their Previews Exclusive Egg Attack action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens which includes a Megablaster Heavy Assault Trooper and a Riot Control Stormtrooper; check them out here…

See Also: Star Wars 40th anniversary Black Series figures revealed by Hasbro

You’ll be able to build your own First Order army with these highly mobile Storm Trooper figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Artists designed both figures to be true to the film: they’re equipped with the standard First Order blaster pistol, as well as a repeating blaster. Both Stormtroopers come with removable vests and three sets of interchangeable hands for enhanced customization.

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

- Amie Cranswick

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Exclusive: Thomas Turgoose on Butterfly Kisses & This is England

11 February 2017 1:35 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

Known, primarily, for portraying Shaun in the breathtaking film/TV series This is England, Thomas Turgoose can be seen in Butterfly Kisses, playing snooker club manager ‘Shrek’ in Rafael Kapelinski’s debut production. The film, showing at the Berlinale, gets into the head of its teenage protagonist (Theo Stevenson), who is harbouring dark, perverse sexual desires.

We had the pleasure of chatting to Turgoose about the production, and how brave a piece of contemporary cinema it is. We also went on ask about This is England (naturally) – as the young actor describes just how special the experience has been to him over the years, and the incredible friendships he’s formed with his fellow cast members and crew. He also speaks briefly about his forthcoming collaboration with Margot Robbie in Terminal, and candidly discusses his career, and how he’s overcome a difficult period in his life. »

- Stefan Pape

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Even Dame Judi Dench is pestering Daisy Ridley for Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers

10 February 2017 4:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the best efforts of Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley seems to be keeping any and all details on Star Wars: The Last Jedi close to her chest. However, that hasn’t stopped Ridley and Gad’s Murder on the Orient Express co-star and British screen legend Dame Judi Dench from taking a crack at prising some info from the young actress; take a look for yourself…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar »

- Gary Collinson

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Is Benicio Del Toro Playing This Star Wars Rebels Character in Last Jedi?

8 February 2017 4:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The veil of secrecy swirling around the next Star Wars movie is slowly being lifted, with Disney and LucasFilm revealing The Last Jedi title just a few weeks ago. There are still plenty more mysteries to be solved. One of the bigger ones that many fans may have forgotten revolves around Benicio del Toro's character, who still hasn't been confirmed at this time. There's an interesting new fan theory out there about who he may be. If this theory is confirmed, it could have quite an amazing impact on the franchise, and perhaps will even force fans to pay closer attention to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. It should go without saying that there are potential Spoilers for The Last Jedi below, but we're saying it anyway, so read on at your own risk.

This comes from the Fan Theories section of Reddit, where a person known as »

- MovieWeb

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Bob Iger says Star Wars: The Last Jedi is “a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga”

8 February 2017 2:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To be fair, a Disney CEO who has seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi 10 months prior to release isn’t exactly going to publicly bash the mega-hyped blockbuster on social media. However, the tweet embedded below suggests that Disney’s Bob Iger endorses the film as a worthy next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga.

See Also: Director Rian Johnson talks inspirations for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Perk of being @WaltDisneyCo CEO: seeing The Last Jedi early. Bob Iger calls it "a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga."

— Hannah Sampson (@hannahbsampson) February 7, 2017

Are you jealous that that the CEO of Disney has seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi 10 months before you will be able to? What are the odds that Josh Gad now begins pestering Bob Iger for spoilers? And does the fact he calls it the Skywalker family saga mean Rey is Luke’s daughter? »

- Robert Kojder

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It looks like Mission: Impossible 6 will film in Paris

2 February 2017 10:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mission: Impossible 6 looks like its setting its sights on Paris. The previous films have shot on location in England, Prague, Dubai, the desert, Austria and even China, but now the franchise will head to France this summer for principal photography.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

The Hollywood Reporter reported the news of the new glamorous location with the news that Rogue Nation helmer Christopher McQuarrie will return to direct this one. Tom Cruise will, of course, return as Ethan Hunt, and other key players, including Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are also expected to come back for another adventure with the Imf.

The film has a release date set for July 27th 2018.

The post It looks like Mission: Impossible 6 will film in Paris appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Mission: Impossible 6 to Shoot in Paris This Spring?

2 February 2017 8:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You can't keep a good spy down! Mission: Impossible has become quite the warhorse franchise, and it sounds like Paramount will keep pumping them out until the end of time. Which, judging from the nightly news, could be as early as next week. Mission: Impossible 6 is already planned for a 2018 summer release date. And it sounds like production is about to heat up.

Tom Cruise will be back as super spy Ethan Hunt in this sixth installment of the popular action series. Production on the as yet untitled Mission: Impossible 6 is eyeing a late spring or early summer start date. Things got a little behind, as Tom Cruise and the studio were engaged in what has been referred to as a mild pay dispute.

Following London and Vienna shoots for the last few Mission: Impossible movies, Tom Cruise and his team are now looking to move the big action set pieces to Paris, »

- MovieWeb

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Josh Gad continues pestering Daisy Ridley for Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers

2 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It didn’t take long for Josh Gad to try and squeeze out some Star Wars spoilers from his Murder on the Orient Express co-star Daisy Ridley regarding the mystery surrounding the newly revealed title, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He was quickly shut down, but well, that’s not stopping him from trying again. Check out the new video Gad tweeted out below…

See Also: Mark Hamill speculates on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Had follow-up w/ Daisy Ridley on set today to apologize for #StarWars #TheLastJedi sneak attack last week. Suffice it to say didn't go well pic.twitter.com/keVz0xgqLQ

Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 1, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron »

- Robert Kojder

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