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We’ve been hearing quite a few rumblings lately about the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debuting sometime fairly soon, but it turns out the teaser might be arriving much earlier than anticipated. Like, next week earlier. Director J.J. Abrams and co. wrapped production on the upcoming Episode VII a few weeks ago and the film doesn’t open until theaters for over a year, but this is one of the most anticipated movies in recent memory, so it’s no surprise that Disney and Lucasfilm are keen on giving a brief first look to fans a bit early. If a new report is to be believed, the first footage from the Star Wars sequel will arrive Thanksgiving week in the form of a Force Awakens teaser trailer. More after the jump. Word of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer release date first surfaced over on reddit. »
- Adam Chitwood
As many of you know studios have begun pushing out more shared universes and Franchises to varying degress of success and if you are one of those worried about the recent influx then don't worry you are not alone. In a Facebook post titled “Carts Before Horses & Hollywood’s New Love of Shared Universes.” James Gunn voices his skepticism saying studios are“trying to grow franchises from non-existent films or middling successes.” "Listen, I love big ass shared universes in movies, as well as huge franchises. But I'm a little worried about the numerous shared universes being planned by the studios, without having a strong base film to grow from - or in some cases, No base film to grow from. Star Wars had the original Star Wars, the Marvel Universe had the original Iron Man, the Dark Knight series had Batman Begins, even movies like Transformers and Twilight - »
‘Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year
This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue
In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of »
Disney and LucasFilms released the first trailer for the animated feature, Strange Magic, which was written by Lucas. The film is inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Tale and features the voice work of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare.
While taking a little from Shakespeare, the film follows goblins, elves, fairies and imps embark on a musical adventure in hopes of getting a powerful potion.
Strange Magic is opening in theaters on January 23, 2015.
- Zach Dennis
There has been more speculation about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer alone than there is for most movies at a whole. First we learned that it had been edited, and that John Williams had recorded new music for the trailer. Then there was a series of rumored descriptions. This week a report […]
The post ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Debut Planned for Thanksgiving Week appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Gunn took to Facebook to voice his skepticism about studios “trying to grow franchises from non-existent films or middling successes.”
“Listen, I love big (a–) shared universes in movies, as well as huge franchises,” he wrote in a Facebook post titled “Carts Before Horses & Hollywood’s New Love of Shared Universes.” “But I’m a little worried about the numerous shared universes being planned by the studios, without having a strong base film to grow from — or in some cases, No base film to grow from.”
The director implies that franchises like “Star Wars,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” and even “Transformers” and “Twilight” are in the clear because they were conceived as single films and only grew into movie series following audience demand. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
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Over the past we’ve heard several rumours about the impending trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens; there’s been the obligatory alleged trailer description, along with reports that it will make its debut in cinemas with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on December 17th. However, it seems we may not have to wait that long…
According to a rumour on Reddit, Disney is looking to launch the first trailer this Friday with a special even that will see it shown before every movie in 100 U.S. theaters this weekend, starting on Friday. Apparently said theaters have been told that Big Hero 6 has to be shown at the earliest showtime on each of those days, with the studio no doubt looking to boost the takings of its animated Marvel adaptation by capitalising on the Star Wars fever.
If true, »
- Gary Collinson
If we're to buy into the hype, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to have the biggest teaser trailer of all time. Every day, we hear a new rumor about its impending premiere, though nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm. While many believe the (very short) trailer will hit soon, no one really knows when or where it will debut. A new rumor claims that it is opening next weekend in 100 theaters nationwide.
Again, this is nothing more than a rumor. The hard truth is that we may or may not even get a trailer this year. Though, its looking more and more likely that we will. While Disney was reportedly going to premiere their Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer in theaters only, attached to prints of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, that was soon debunked. At least according to sources around the Internet. »
Earlier this week we posted some cool poster art promoting Star Wars Celebration 2015. Today we have a trailer to share with you that was released for the event! This year it takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, and you can bet there's going to be a ton of awesome stuff for fans to see. Especially in regards to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because let's face it, that's what we're all excited about!
The official convention of a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars Celebration features appearances by Star Wars actors and creators, panel discussions, and exclusive reveals. In this special trailer, take a look back at Celebrations past, and prepare for the biggest Star Wars party ever.
Star Wars Celebration is coming April 16-19, 2015, and I really hope that I am able to attend this year.
- Joey Paur
While no Star Wars Episode 7 trailer arrived this week, there still was some decent movie news and trailers flying around, and in case you missed any, here’s a rundown of what went….um…down. Ahead of it’s trailer premiere next week, the first poster for Get Hard with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart arrived A George Lucas move that has nothing to do with lightsabers? That’ll be the first trailer for Strange Magic Meryl Streep is pretty damn awesome, especially in this new featurette for Into The Woods If anyone can, Tom can! The Cruise machine is wanted for a Highlander reboot Mike Nichols, a true Hollywood legend passed away this week Fancy working with Christopher Nolan? He needs your help JLaw talks hungry games or something Pitch up Pitches etc. The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 looks pretty damn good! Get biblical with a new »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
A day doesn’t go by without some new Star Wars Episode VII rumour exploding all over the internet. The rumour mill is grinding extra hard though with the trailer. First it was rumoured to be attached to The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies. Then that rumour turned into something else entirely, where Disney was going to show it in 100 movie houses attaching it to every movie. And now the latest rumour is that it could arrive just in time for Thanksgiving! Might be the best excuse you’ll get to pull yourself away from some black Friday deals for 90 seconds!! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
The Important News Arnold Schwarzenegger might be back for a Running Man sequel. David Spade will back and mulletted in Joe Dirt 2. Samuel L. Jackson could be back as Mace Windu in a solo Star Wars movie. Chris Pratt is doing another weird comic book movie, called Cowboy Ninja Viking. Shailene Woodley will play Edward Snowden's girlfriend. Jude Law will play the enemy of King Arthur. Melissa McCarthy will play Tinker Bell. Penelope Cruz will costar in Zoolander 2. Matt Smith will costar in Patient Zero. A lot of people went to see Dumb and Dumber To. More people ought to watch El Rey's 48-hour kung fu marathon on Thanksgiving. The kids' horror series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is being...
- Christopher Campbell
On November 11, 2014 the world got its first look at Strange Magic, a new animated movie conceived and produced by George Lucas. Normally a new Lucasfilm entry would be cause for celebration, but this reveal was odd because it was the first exposure for a movie coming out barely two months later on January 23, 2015. That's usually not a very good sign, but we lovers of Star Wars and Indiana Jones and Willow kept hope that maybe this would be another Lucas gem. Well today the first trailer for Strange Magic hit and now the very delayed reveal makes a bit more sense. It's not that this looks outright bad, it just looks like it's all over the map. Is it a hidden-fantasy-world action movie like Epic? Is it a pop-culture-filled comedy with musical numbers like Shrek? Who...
- Peter Hall
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is less than a month away, and I eagerly await its 45 minute end battle sequence. The UK based Empire Magazine has released the cover for their January issue online. The cover features the 6' 2" Richard Armitage looking very short as Thorin. He's wearing "Regal Armour" (UK spelling of armor) that's gold, geometric, and 100% hardened dwarven badass.
Peter Jackson finally ends his 17 year long odyssey adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's works for the screen. Other than The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (what's with the long titles?), which is already in post production, Jackson has not announced what he's doing next. I vote Star Wars: The Old Republic, but that's just my wishful thinking.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be in theaters December 17th (USA). »
- Free Reyes
For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score. The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16.
20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods And Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.
When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias’ trademark composing style in this breathtaking score.
Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.
The recording of Exodus: Gods And Kings took »
- Michelle McCue
We have been speculating on what might be shown in the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as when that footage might be shown. That conversation has distracted us from analyzing the latest in spoilery plot rumors, but a massive bombshell of an announcement caught us with such a roundhouse that we had to pick it apart and discuss. even though we.re devouring it with the requisite grains of salt. You really don.t want to be spoiled on this, folks, so stop reading now if you.d like to go into The Force Awakens with the purest of hearts. Still here? Oh man, Ok. Here it goes. Star Wars 7 News has stumbled on a story that they think spells out the conclusion to Abrams. movie. This could be true. It likely is bogus. But the site is going on record »
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- Peter Sciretta
We may have missed out last week, but The Recap is back this week to bring the goods on all the hottest news stories this week, including Jurassic World trailer news, more Star Wars: The Force Awakens information, plus much more. Come inside to watch the latest episode and see what had gamers and movie buffs buzzing this week!
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The latest episode of Meet The Movie Press (which is hosted by Mark Reilly from Schmoes Know.com) featured a chat with Steven Weintraub, Aka Frosty, from Collider.com. The pair discuss everything from Suicide Squad to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the entire show is well worth a listen. But around the 32:00 mark, The Wrap's Jeff Sneider calls in with a scoop...kinda! If you recall, it was Jeff that broke the names of the six young actors being looked at for Jean Grey and Scott Summers in Bryan Singer's follow up to X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and although he hasn't got any new info in regards to that, he has heard something about who might be in the running to play the villainous Apocalypse. He won't say any names right out, but he does drop a hint about one: "We heard him say »
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