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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer sets a YouTube world record

19 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having debuted at Star Wars Celebration back in April and broken the Internet, the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now officially a record breaker.

Guinness World Records have confirmed that the trailer is now officially the “most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours” with just over 30 million views. The trailer is currently sitting at around 54 million.

“The release of the clip created unprecedented levels of excitement among Star Wars fans around the world,” the Guinness website writes. “With the trailer featuring the return of the charismatic villain-hero Han Solo, once again played by Harrison Ford, alongside his furry co-pilot Chewbacca.”

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Possible Spoilers: Daisy Ridley hints at Rey’s parentage in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on »

- Luke Owen

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The Exorcist director William Friedkin says superhero movies are ruining cinema

17 June 2015 2:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man… Superhero movies might be some of the most successful ever to hit the box office - and are not without critical acclaim - but try telling that to William Friedkin.

The iconic filmmaker behind The French Connection and The Exorcist claims that the popularity of such franchises has seen cinema take a turn for the worse, The Guardian reports.

Speaking at the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, he said: "Films used to be rooted in gravity. They were about real people doing real things."

He added: "Today, cinema is all about Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Avengers, Hunger Games in America: all kinds of stuff that I have no interest in seeing at all."

Friedkin recently directed the second season of True Detective alongside Fast & Furious 6's Justin Lin.

Speaking about working on TV, he said: "You develop character at a greater length and the story is »

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William Friedkin criticises superhero movies

17 June 2015 1:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The 79-year-old director of The Exorcist has criticised the lack of substance in contemporary blockbusters and claimed that television is where the great storytelling lies

William Friedkin has launched an attack on Hollywood blockbusters, claiming the constant stream of superhero movies is killing the artform.

Related: The Babadook is the scariest film I’ve ever seen, says Exorcist director

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- Benjamin Lee

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First look at Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 June 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems we may have our first look at the returning Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa from December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with The Hashtag Show posting the following images of Fisher as the Rebel princess…

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Possible Spoilers: Daisy Ridley hints at Rey’s parentage in 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), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper toys available at Comic-Con

11 June 2015 11:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the merchanising blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to get underway next month, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that the first wave of toys from Disney’s hugely-anticipated sequel is heading to San Diego Comic-Con International, and all three items revolve around the new First Order Stormtroopers…

Hasbro’s Black Series Stormtrooper will be available to purchase at Comic-Con, with a limited number offered for sale afterwards via HasbroToyShop.com, priced $24.99.

Also available to pick up at Sdcc is Mattel’s First Order Stormtrooper Hot Wheels vehicle, although there’s no word yet on a price tag.

And finally, Lego will be showcasing its 81-piece Buildable First Order Stormtrooper, although this will be on display only, and won’t be available to purchase until January 1st, 2016.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing »

- Gary Collinson

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People Under The Stairs, The Howling II, Dog Soliders and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

10 June 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!

 

June 16th-

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles

It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! »

- Jerry Smith

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens heading to Hall H for Comic-Con

10 June 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel Studios will be absent from the Comic-Con this year, but Disney will have a presence, as it’s just been announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is heading to San Diego for a Hall H panel on Friday, July 10th, which will include director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, and “Special Guests”.

As well as The Force Awakens panel, Disney will be showcasing Hasbro’s Star Wars toyline, as well as hosting a special 40th anniversary panel for Industrial Light & Magic.

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Early draft of Star Wars reveals who really shot first

9 June 2015 1:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It is one of the larger debates within the Star Wars Universe (although most fans are on the same page). Who shot first? Han or Greedo? Well, according to a recently discovered early draft, it was definitely Han. The scoundrel!

The script was discovered by Kristian Brown of the University of New Brunswick’s library, who stumbled upon the early draft while digitising their library. No one is quite sure how this script ended up at that particular library. “I’ll tell you one thing, right now,” Brown told CBC News. “Based on the script, I can tell you 100 per cent, Han shot first.”

Well, that puts that to rest.

The scene in question is set in the cantina in the original Star Wars. While Greedo is explaining to Han about Jabba the Hutt’s desires to capture him, Han gets the jump on Greedo and shoots him dead. In the 1997 re-edit, »

- Luke Owen

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C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 June 2015 12:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following our first looks at Han and Chewie from the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, we’ve now got our first glimpse at a new look for C-3Po thanks to some leaked merchandise photos. Looks like the protocol droid needed a new arm since the original trilogy, but couldn’t find a suitable gold replacement. Either that, or he’s borrowed a new limb from Tony Stark…

See Also: New images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

Check out the photos below:

See Also: Gwendoline Christie’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens character revealed as Captain Phasma

What do you think of the new look for C-3Po?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke »

- Luke Owen

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Ewan McGregor to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a new trilogy of films?

3 June 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Star Wars rumour mill is in full churn-out mode today with some new speculation coming from the chaps over at Schmoes Know. Looks like Disney aren’t just planning Star Wars spin-off solo movies outside of their main-story trilogy, they also want to create a whole new trilogy featuring a familiar face.

According to the website, Disney are in talks with Ewan McGregor for an “unknown project”, and their source is telling them the project is new trilogy of movies with him reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars prequels. Their source claims that this new trilogy of films would take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and would see Obi-Wan watch over a maturing Luke Skywalker with appearances from Owen Lars and Darth Maul.

This appears to be speculation at the moment, but if true would suggest that Disney have Nine »

- Luke Owen

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Arrow Video Bringing Pit Stop, La Grande Bouffe and Blood Rage To DVD/Bluray This June/August!

30 May 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

For a good while, fans of Arrow Video’s amazing releases had to put their heads in the laps and cry while listening to Joy Division, due to the releases not being U.S. capable (unless you had an all region player or liked to be a hacker…like the girl in Jurassic Park…). Well, Arrow is a company that cares, and they’ve expanded their releases to the States, and I for one, have been doing jumping jacks nonstop over it (not really, I still have a gut dammit).

We were sent some information that made us quite excited, and if you’re one of the cool kids (blame my daughter for my using of that phrase, she is obsessed with that crazily catchy song), you’ll be excited as well!

On June 30th, Arrow is bringing Pit Stop, Jack Hill’s awesome followup to Spiderbaby (another film that »

- Jerry Smith

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Drive-In Dust Offs: An American Werewolf In London

30 May 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Werewolf film. A staple of the horror genre since Lon Chaney, Jr. got all out of sorts in The Wolf Man (1941), it’s popularity (like the moon itself) , has come and gone in cycles. Leading the pack in 1981, An American Werewolf in London showed the world that there was life in those old lycanthropes yet.

Released in August, An American Werewolf in London earned over 30 million in North America alone. It was a hit, and the reviews were generally favorable, especially in regards to the groundbreaking effects work by Rick Baker (he would go on to win the inaugural Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for this film – deservedly so).

Our tale goes like this: David (David Naughton - the Dr. Pepper guy from the TV commercials – ask your parents) and Jack (Griffin Dunne – After Hours), two Americans, are backpacking through the English countryside. They stop for a »

- Scott Drebit

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Andy Serkis playing Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

28 May 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For months, one of the mystery roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has revolved around Andy Serkis. Who exactly he would be playing and would he once again don a motion capture suit has been a question on everyone’s mind. After the first trailer was released last December it was revealed the dialogue spoken throughout is actually from Serkis, confirming some theories that he could be playing a Sith Lord.

Some of those questions have at last been answered today as Andy Serkis was announced to be playing Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. With this announcement also came a picture of Serkis in a full motion capture suit sitting in a Emperor Palpatine-like pose.

Already the name Snoke has been gaining attention online with some people suggesting Snoke is a fake name to keep the real one hidden from the public for a while longer. »

- Ricky Church

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John Williams on scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

27 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There may be a different studio and director behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but when Episode VII opens in cinemas this December one thing that will be very familiar is the music of John Williams. The composer, who has scored all six previous movies in the Star Wars saga, has been talking to Vanity Fair on his work on the hotly-anticipated film, revealing whether he intends to revisit his iconic themes from the Original Trilogy.

“There are some scenes where we do make reference to earlier thematic pieces. We haven’t done it yet, but we’re planning to do it. It’s something that I think will seem very natural and right in the moments for which we’ve chosen to do these kinds of quotes. There aren’t many of them, but there are a few that I think are important and will seem very much »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch Audiences React to ‘The Exorcist’ in Vintage 1973 Footage

25 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pretty much every genre of film is different today than it was decades ago. But the two genres that seem to suffer the most from feeling dated are horror and comedy. There are plenty of things that aren’t as scary or as funny as they were to audiences during what was then the present day. […]

The post Watch Audiences React to ‘The Exorcist’ in Vintage 1973 Footage appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973

22 May 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While we can sit back decades later and see "The Exorcist" as the horror landmark that it is, it's easy to forget that in 1973 it was a controversial sensation. William Friedkin's movie got a mixed reception from critics, but soon became a must-see cinema experience, genuinely scaring moviegoers in a way that films hadn't before. For instance, you get a real understanding of the overwhelming power of Friedkin's film once you witness shellshocked viewers coming out of the movie that year, which you can do yourself, below.  Av Club has dug up some fantastic vintage footage from 1973 news broadcasts featuring interviews with people who had just seen the movie, theater owners (some of whom had smelling salts on hand for those who passed out), and interviews witih Friedkin and author William Peter Blatty. It's truly eye-opening stuff. Viewers recall the most hair-raising scenes, and some of them can't even »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Michael Kaplan on designing the costumes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

21 May 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »

- Gary Collinson

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The 20 Best '70s Movies on Netflix Right Now

21 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The '70s was an exciting decade for cinema, with bold new filmmakers Martin Scorsese, William Friedkin and Francis Ford Coppola and right now, great films from all of them are streaming on Netflix.

Return to the gritty New York City of the '70s with "The French Connection," "Taxi Driver," "Serpico" or check out Coppola's lesser-known but masterful thriller "The Conversation." You can also stream classics "The Exorcist," the original "Assault on Precinct 13," or "Three Days of the Condor."

Those are just a few of the great '70s movies now on Netflix. Availability is subject to change, so don't wait too long to start your '70s movie marathon: You have until June 30 to watch "Taxi Driver." »

- Sharon Knolle

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Exclusive – Damon Lindelof talks Star Trek 3 plot and Idris Elba for villain role

19 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.

Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:

“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”

Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »

- Oli Davis

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Lawrence Kasdan teases Lando Calrissian for future Star Wars movies

19 May 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lawrence Kasdan (or Larry Kasdan as he’s often called) has been a part of the Star Wars universe for many years now, having written the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and co-authoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer promised some exciting things coming from J.J. Abrams’ latest entry into the Star Wars series.

“It’s turned out really great,” he said. “J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating.”

Kasdan also revealed that the runtime of the movie will not be like most modern blockbusters. “One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters,” he says. “A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long. In the last 20 minutes, you think, ‘why isn’t this over?’ We »

- Luke Owen

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