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In Japan ... on a beach far, far away, an artists took to the sand to create some crazy cool Star Wars sand sculptures. R2D2, C-3Po, X-Wings and even the Millennium Falcon were chosen ones as the artists used his force to create the galactic masterpiece. See the photos you must! Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Has your PC got what it takes to run Star Wars Battlefront? EA have released the minimum and recommended specifications you’ll want to have when the game launches on November 17. Here’s the most basic set-up you’ll need to run the game:
Minimum PC System Requirements:
Os: 64-bit Windows 7 or later Processor (Intel): Intel i3 6300T or equivalent Memory: 8Gb Ram Hard Drive: At least 40Gb of free space Graphics card (Nvidia): nVidia GeForce Gtx 660 2Gb Graphics card (Ati): Ati Radeon HD 7850 2Gb DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection
And here’s what EA recommends PC players should have to get the best experience possible out of the first (and third) person shooter.
Recommended PC System Requirements:
Os: 64-bit Windows 10 or later Processor (Intel): Intel i5 6600 or equivalent Memory: 16Gb Ram Hard Drive: At least 40Gb »
- Joe Pring
Star Wars Battlefront won’t have microtransactions at launch, despite the game having multiple forms of currency. Speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Battlefront’s design director, Niklas Fegraeus, gave a short explanation as to what role the colossal Fps’s ‘credits’ currency will be used for and how you’ll earn it. When asked directly how credits are earned, Fegraeus said:
Well the currency system is based on your game performance. The credits that you use to buy things in the game are earned. You play the game, complete challenges, and that’s how you get credits.
When questioned further over the currency would only be obtained through in-game play, Fegraeus gave a firm “Yes, that’s what’s in the game. Absolutely.”
Finally, Fegraeus reveals that items and ‘Star Cards’ will be obtainable with credits that will enable players to customise their characters, even being able to eventually unlock different race options. »
- Joe Pring
Who wouldn’t want to see Aladdin in Star Wars?
This became a reality in a new mash-up video that featured a number of classic Disney chaaracters popping up in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Belle, Olaf, Maleficent, Aladdin, Jafar, Pinocchio, and Hercules are just a few that appear in the video.
It is interesting ground that Star Wars is treading on now since it is technically a Disney property and works under the same roof as a lot of these characters and films. Daisy Ridley as Belle was perfect though and they should re-consider her for the lead in Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation (sorry Emma Watson).
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18.
The post Votd: ‘Star Wars’ meets classic Disney characters in mash-up trailer appeared first on PopOptiq. »
- Zach Dennis
— 102.7 The Peak (@ThePEAK) October 5, 2015
Spotted by the clever people over at io9, this space hip-hopera connection makes a lot of sense when you remember that director Jj Abrams is a die-hard fan of the group.
#forceawakens character Ello Asty named after a Beastie Boys album! »
There’s a scene in Star Wars: A New Hope where Chewbacca and R2-D2 are passing the time by playing some kind of holographic board game. One clever move by the Astromech droid prompts and angry howl from Chewie, and after Han Solo warns the droids about a Wookie’s tendency to pull people’s arms from their […]
The post Cool Stuff: ‘Star Wars’ Fan Creates Full-Size Holochess Table from the Millenium Falcon appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Benicio del Toro is bringing his drowsy menace to Sicario this week as a mysterious Latin American figure. Is he an assassin? Is he a Fed? Is he just some bloke along for the ride? It’s a similar story in Star Wars: Episode VIII where he’s recently signed up for villain duties. Beyond that, we know little.When Empire caught up with the actor for Sicario’s press tour, Star Wars popped up in conversation. Needless to say, his exact character was not up for discussion. Instead, we wondered what his own relationship with the franchise had been and what he felt his director, Rian Johnson, would be bringing to the world of ’sabers and Sith Lords? Click below to hear what he had to say.“[He’s going to] bring a cool, sci-fi realism, if I may say that,” del Toro explained of Johnson’s aesthetic. “I love his film Looper, »
Director Steven Spielberg has been one of the most successful directors in Hollywood for four decades, with major commercial hits that have broken records at the box office. His latest film, Bridge of Spies, premiered Sunday night at the New York Film Festival and centers on an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) who is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a detained pilot from Soviet Russia.
Spielberg’s last collaboration to star Hanks, 2002’s Catch Me If You Can, earned just two Oscar nominations (best supporting actor for Christopher Walken, best original score for John Williams) but was unable to take home either, despite positive reviews and large box office numbers.
Despite having won three Oscars in his career, and the multitude of iconic films that he has helmed, Spielberg’s relationship with the Academy has been a bit tumultuous. Since »
- Patrick Shanley
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fake Trailer of the Day: Along with all the other ways fans and brands are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future combined with the actual date Doc, Marty and Jennifer travel to in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, Universal created a fake teaser trailer for Jaws 19 (via Screen Crush): Celebrity Impressions of the Day: While appearing on The Graham Norton Show with, among others, Robert De Niro, Tom Hiddleston did his impressions of Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and, yes, De Niro -- the latter two in a one-man redo of scenes from Heat (via Variety): Movie Mashup of the Day: Check out the ultimate Disneyfied version of Star Wars: The Force...
- Christopher Campbell
Did director J.J. Abrams name one of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters after his love for the Beastie Boys? That certainly seems to be the case. io9 have the first photos of an X-Wing pilot whose name is Ello Asty. His alien form was revealed via a new Black Series action figure, and he is part of the Resistance and friend to Poe Dameron. While we don't know much about this unique looking alien species just yet, it's clear that he has a license to ill.
Ello Asty's image was leaked via various concept art images prior to the reveal of his Black Series action figure. But this is the first time we're hearing his official name. And if you take a long, hard look at that name, you'll recognize something very familiar about it. It's the name of the 1998 Beastie Boys' album Hello Nasty, »
The most honest magicians never use the word “magic” – they’re illusionists; they make believable that which can’t possibly be, and that’s what Harryhausen was: a master illusionist who made us believe that his table-top constructions of fabric and clay and metal were massive, mighty creatures out of legend, out of fantasy, out of our nightmares. He was a master of stop-motion animation; moving his creations a fraction of an inch per frame to create the illusion of flying saucers toppling the Washington Monument (Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 1956), a tremendous octopus threatening the Golden Gate Bridge (It Came from Beneath the Sea, 1955), or an impossible prehistory of cave men battling dinosaurs (One Million Years B.C., 1966). When he passed, a generation of filmmakers who’d grown up watching his work at movie house matinees and Saturday night monster movie TV slots saluted him, acknowledging how his work had inspired them. »
- Bill Mesce
Following in the ignominious footsteps of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," "Prometheus," and similar ill-conceived prequels, "Pan" explains that which needed no explanation—and does so in a manner that drains every last ounce of magic from its predecessor. In concocting an origin story for Peter Pan, the Neverland boy who never grows up, director Joe Wright proceeds from the fundamentally flawed premise that Peter is a figure of such tantalizing mystery that the means by which he became the leader of the Lost Boys is a tale worth inventing. However, unlike Darth Vader, a cloaked and hooded icon whose true nature was shrouded in secrecy, Pan’s heroism—and dedication to protecting fellow orphans in search of a home—has never demanded any elaboration, and it certainly has never required the sort of half-baked, derivative gobbledygook offered up by this sloppy first installment in a planned trilogy. »
- Nick Schager
Star Wars Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World follow-up The Book Of Henry starts filming today. Focus Features has sent out a press release announcing the start of production and Trevorrow took to twitter to release the first photo of his film’s cast. And if you look closely, you might see some concept art […]
- Peter Sciretta
When Disney bought Lucasfilm, there was consternation among fans that the House of Mouse would ruin Star Wars. Nightmare visions of classic characters shoehorned into every crevice of a galaxy far, far away were feared. Now we know those fears were unfounded. But YouTubers PistolShrimps created a mash-up of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that imagines that Disney-fied universe to the nth degree. [Via Laughing Squid] »
- Donna Dickens
You could be forgiven for thinking the film market for the year would be winding down by October. The summer blockbusters are done and dusted and the Oscar season movies with the real agenda to win won’t come until the turn of the year (so nobody at the Academy forgets). But the era of release windows is all gone thanks to the perpetual spread of the blockbuster season and the increasingly early start to the festive cinema period.
Thanks to that trend, there are an impressive number of films yet to be released in 2015 that might legitimately end up on a lot of End Of Year Best Of lists including what should be the biggest film of the decade in Star Wars; The Force Awakens.
And inevitably, with that weight of expectation comes the curiosity of anticipation: not only for news of what’s going to be good »
- Simon Gallagher
Impressive. Most impressive. Star Wars Bits has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. This edition of updates from a galaxy far, far away includes: Rumors on the origin of Finn‘s name in The Force Awakens New The Force Awakens alien character may have […]
- Ethan Anderton
Get your hands on Princess Leia's sexy gold bikini, you will not. That's because the iconic "slave Leia" costume sold at auction last Friday for a hefty $96,000. Donned by Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, the unforgettable bikini made its first and only appearance in the Star Wars franchise when Princess Leia was captured by Jabba the Hutt and forced to ditch her staple robe for the skin-baring getup. And granted the sexy ensemble—complete with chain collar—didn't get as much screen time as, say, Princess' Leia's double buns hairstyle, the costume is still one of the most famous outfits from all six (and soon to be seven!) »
Another up-and-coming director has been hired to make a big comic book movie. Following the news from last week that Taika Waititi will be directing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok comes news, via THR, that young writer Seth Grahame-Smith has landed the job of directing DC's The Flash movie for Warner Bros. Seth Grahame-Smith is the screenwriter behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the novel and the movie, as well as Dark Shadows for Tim Burton. While he has directed some episodes of "The Hard Times of Rj Berger", this will be Grahame-Smith's feature directing debut. Warner Bros is apparently finally ready to launch their big screen version of the character, with Grahame-Smith in negotiations to write and direct the movie. Read on. The report claims that in addition to Seth Grahame-Smith, they'd been looking at Phil Lord & Chris Miller for the job of The Flash until they got the Star Wars gig. Grahame-Smith hasn't really directed anything yet, »
- Alex Billington
This year’s MondoCon in Austin, Texas was two days of gorgeous goodness, showcasing mind-blowing pop culture art from all over the world and giving fans a chance to rub elbows with the artists themselves. It’s not the kind of place you go hoping to hear exciting news about new movies, but here we are. During […]
The post Acclaimed Artist Jock is Working on ‘Star Wars: Episode 8′ [MondoCon 2015] appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
As season two of The CW's The Flash gets ready to premiere, there's been some substantive process on the DC movie universe version of the story.
For some time, Ezra Miller has been in place in the title role for the film, which won't cross over with the TV show. And for a while, it looked as if The Lego Movie/Jump Street duo of Chris Miller and Phil Lord were to take the project on.
However, they've since been lured to the Star Wars universe, where they're set to direct a Han Solo origins movie. As such, whilst they've written a treatment for a The Flash movie, they're not writing the script or directing it themselves.
Instead, that job has gone to Seth Grahame-Smith.
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