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It's been a really good year for Lego. Not only did The Lego Movie enjoy critical and commercial success, the film is now just the start of a feature franchise built on the toy brick foundation. Oh, and speaking of toys, Lego has a host of lucrative major movie tie-ins due to hit shelves soon, like Avengers: Age of Ultron sets, Jurassic World figures, and new Star Wars approximations. That's all well and good for the company, but what about the legions of Lego fans out there who opt to put aside the instructions and build their own fantastic creations? Well thankfully those two factions work together for the benefit of all! "Lego Ideas" is an offshoot of the parent website that invites fan submissions and allows readers to lend their support; once a project nets 10,000 votes and company approval, they become official! We've put together a list of ten »
- Dave Trumbore
George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch the original films without seeing Lucas' 'improvements' via newly dated, 90s CGI, intended to bridge the generation gap between the original trilogy and the effects-centric post millennial prequels. Lucas may have succeeded in achieving the effects he'd always been after, but it came at the heavy cost of the original Star Wars' charm.This is one of the many things that makes The Empire Strikes Back such a perfect fit for Jason Reitman's Live Read series in Los Angeles, where, every month, a beloved script is...
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After opening on Wednesday, Warner Bros.’ The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies remained the clear box office winner in its first weekend – earning more than three times what Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb claimed in second. That gives the final chapter in The Hobbit trilogy a five-day domestic total of over $90 million, which is in line with pre-release expectations. In contrast, Night at the Museum 3 started a bit slow, especially compared to fellow new release Annie. Sony’s remake of the family musical came within $1 million of second place and earned a higher per-screen average than its bigger-budget Friday competition, despite opening in 669 fewer locations. Title Weekend Total 1. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $56,220,000 $90.6 2. Night at the Museum 3 $17,300,000 $17.3 3. Annie (2014) $16,300,000 $16.3 4. Exodus: Gods and Kings $8,065,000 $38.9 5. Mockingjay – Part 1 $7,750,000 $289.2 6. Wild $4,150,000 $7.2 7. Top Five $3,570,000 $12.4 8. Big Hero 6 $3,563,000 $190.4 9. Penguins of Madagascar $3,525,000 $64.1 10. Interstellar $2,600,000 $171.4 Full story after the jump. Though there were »
- Nicole Pedersen
The CW's new take on "The Flash" has been enjoying bringing back various cast members from the 1990s TV series. John Wesley Shipp has been in the new show since the pilot, playing the father of the current Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). In a recent episode, Amanda Pays returned to reprise the role of Dr. Tina McGee albeit a somewhat frostier version of the character.
Word came the other week though of an unexpected return - Mark Hamill as the villain The Trickster. Hamill took on the role of the colorful baddie in the CBS series, and is again reprising the role here albeit in a very different way. According to reports, he'll play a long incarcerated version of the villain whose help is sought when a copycat takes up his former criminal identity.
Recently talking with IGN, Hamill is as surprised as anyone he got the call to return:
"Well listen, »
- Garth Franklin
On the face of it, 2014 has been a rather strange year for film, a step down from an annum of classics and simultaneously a slalom into the realms of adventure and discord. It is rather significant that now, more than halfway through December, most talk has turned to trailers and announced releases for next year, the long-term planning of industry giants and the hunt for the next super-franchise. It is simply continuing the trend; of the twenty highest grossing films of 2014 (so far), an eye-watering seventeen are sequels, adaptations (of source material or franchise brand), reworks, reboots or otherwise unoriginal content. Of the three left over, two were unheralded comedies. 2015 promises more of the same, with the arrival of Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys (sic), Mad Max: Fury Road as well as Avengers 2, The Hunger Games 4, Fast and Furious 7, Taken 3 and a Fantastic Four reboot. Oh yeah, and Fifty Shades of Sh Grey… »
- Scott Patterson
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Mark Hamill. Not only is he returning as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he’s also set to reprise the role of the the DC supervillain The Trickster (a part he played back in the early 90s) in The CW’s rebooted series The Flash. Speaking to IGN, Hamill shared a few thoughts on his upcoming return to the character:
“Well listen, it’s really in the embryonic stages. We discussed it over the phone. I like these guys, what they’ve already done with the show. I’m a fan. I had watched all seven or eight episodes that they had at the time. When they asked me to be a part of it, the last thing I was thinking was that I would be returning to that specific role, but I think you’re »
- Gary Collinson
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have the first photo from the upcoming "Sisters" comedy, re-teaming Tina Fey with Amy Poehler. The rest of the cast includes Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, John Cena, and James Brolin. Check out the photo below. Plot: The story focuses on two sisters (Fey, Poehler) who return home to find their parents' house, the house they grew up in, has been put up for sale. So in order to properly say goodbye to their childhood home, they decide to spend one more wild weekend together there, bonding, feuding and finally growing up, which includes throwing the kind of party they were known for back in high school. The new movie will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015, the exact same date as "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Poehler commented on the timing of the release, stating: "We said we'd only do the movie »
The latest episode of The Fathergamer Podcast is here just in time to help you get through the holidays.
Tfgp Is More Than Just A Podcast!
It’s a celebration of all things Geek, Nerd, Otaku and everything that falls in the cracks between. We honor creativity and the science of storytelling. We interview everyone from Icons in the industry to awesome cosplayers. We cover the latest comics and interview their artists, writers and visionaries. We discuss the latest blurays and DVD's, and of course we talk about videogames. We interview veterans of the industry as well up and coming indie developers. We know games. I’m pretty sure we bleed in pixels. We might be a bit crude as well as not very politically correct, but our hearts are in the right place.
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This weeks cast: Katy, Mike, Matt, Kyle, Austin, and Eric
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Gibbs)
2014 was an incredibly rewarding year to be a comics reader. Veteran creators, like Grant Morrison, Kurt Busiek, and Matt Wagner continued to churn out some of the best work of their career while new creators, like Noelle Stevenson, Babs Tarr, and Tula Lotay had very strong starts. Marvel and DC published their fair share of events, including Original Sin, Multiversity, Spider-Verse, and seemingly a half-dozen Green Lantern crossovers, but they also took risks with new characters like Ms. Marvel, a mysterious female Thor, and the cast of Gotham Academy. Marvel and DC artists went far away from any semblance of a house style from the tapestry-like spreads of Elektra‘s Michael del Mundo, the Silver Age revivals of Silver Surfer‘s Mike Allred and She-Hulk‘s Javier Pulido, and the stylish character designs and Instagram-style layouts of Babs Tarr’s Batgirl among many others.
But Image Comics was the real »
- Logan Dalton
Mark Hamill is experience what some may refer to as a comeback. And 2015 promises to be a big year for the actor. Not only will he reprise his iconic role next December as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, he'll also appear in the Valentine weekend release Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is already receiving stellar reviews from advanced screenings. But it's the return of an unexpected character that will serve as the cherry on top. Mark Hamill never thought he'd be playing The Trickster a second time, a character he originated on The Flash TV series that ran on CBS in 1990. But The CW reboot has asked him to suit up again. And now, he's talking with IGN about the experience.
The CW is actually having a lot of fun with the original Flash cast. John Wesley Shipp, who played the 90s Barry Allen, is back as Barry's dad in the new Flash. »
Back in May director J.J. Abrams made a video promoting the charity initiative “Force for Change”, raising money for Unicef and giving a few lucky fans a chance to visit the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now the cast and crew would like to thank you for raising over $4 million. You know […]
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Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy is quickly gaining a reputation as the director’s version the of the Star Wars prequels; that is, a hugely divisive set of films that have as many detractors as they do defenders. The balance between love and hate may shift more favourably in a particular direction at any given time, and that’s a good thing, because the Hobbit trilogy deserves to be recognised for what it got right just as much as for what it got wrong.
Everyone knows by now that Jackson and the writers behind the Hobbit trilogy took more than just a few liberties when interpreting Tolkien’s book for the cinema screen, and while many purists out there were disappointed with some of the more drastic changes made to the live action Middle-Earth, not every single diversion from the book was a bad one. The biggest, »
- Joe Pring
A good score supports the film it accompanies but a truly great score can become an experience in and of itself. It can transcend its limitations as a background filler and capture the narrative, telling its own version of the story in synchronisity with the film’s visuals. It supports, enhances and epitomises the voice of the director, the rudiments of the story and the over-arching themes, but it can also stand alone as an accomplished piece of work.
Throughout cinematic history the main theme or climatic crescendo of a film has often been the most iconic element of the whole experience; the ‘du du…’ from Jaws, the poignant ‘Ben Kenobi’s Theme’ of all six Star Wars films or even the jovial, quintessentially English theme tune to the Italian Job – all examples of scores that have engrained themselves in the memories that people associate with the respective films. »
- Toby McShane
It was a pretty great year for pop culture, so chances are there is going to be some awesome merchandise under the tree this year. The complete box set of Breaking Bad? Star Wars collectibles in preparation for the new films? They shouldn’t have!
But there’s always a risk that someone who doesn’t watch the show, or hasn’t read the book is about to buy you something horribly wrong. Innocence and lack of interest when buying gifts can result in a very awkward Christmas.
At the moment, you can find toy shops, supermarkets, TV adverts and just about every other kind of business slapping the faces of Anna, Elsa and Olaf onto everything they can. But there’s more to a Pop Culture Christmas than just Disney’s Frozen.
Christmas for most people (especially kids) is all about gift giving and getting. Novelty »
- Ginny Alexander
Now that the wait for the next Star Wars film can be counted in months rather than years, the time has come to seriously think about what elements are going to be included in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, due out on December 18, 2015.
Looking back through the last 6 films (ignoring the two 1980s Ewok movies and the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special), there are clearly several time-honoured clichés that fans expect from the franchise. To be honest, if these clichés aren’t included, fans may feel like Episode VII isn’t a “proper” Star Wars adventure at all.
From the short teaser that’s already been released, fans are reassured by the glimpses of iconic elements like the Millennium Falcon, X-Wings, and stormtroopers. In fact, fans are more than reassured; it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say they’re “squee-ing” with joy, and rightfully so. Director J. J. Abrams »
- Mike Morgan
We've already seen a number different holiday greetings from Marvel Studios, Star Wars and even The Babadook over the past few days. Sony Pictures Animation is getting in the spirit as well with their own holiday video featuring the characters from their upcoming sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2. The video features Dracula (Adam Sandler), his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) decorating their Christmas tree, in a very unorthodox fashion.
Last week, we showed you the first photo featuring Dracula's father Vlad, voiced by Mel Brooks. The rest of the voice cast includes Frank (Kevin James), Wayne Werewolf (Steve Buscemi), Invisible Man (David Spade) and Eunice (Fran Drescher) and Murray the Mummy (Keegan Michael Key). The story follows a family gathering that brings Dracula's father Vlad to town for the first time in several years, which creates havoc for a number of the hotel's regular guests.
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Is Adam Driver playing Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? While we don't see the actor's face in the teaser trailer, we do meet this lone Sith wondering through a snowy landscape. It's possible that the actor is playing the main bad guy, whose journey is said to mirror Luke Skywalker's. But we won't likely know the truth until closer to the release date. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor did discuss the grounding of characters in this new sequel. And he compares it to what we saw in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. »
It amazes me that I still come across stuff that I've never seen from George Lucas' original Star Wars films. The Internet is truly a magical tool of greatness. Thanks to Eyes On Cinema we have some rare and extremely cool behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Star Wars: A New Hope. There's no audio for the video, but don't let that stop you from watching it! Here's a description of what the video contains:
The first half of the (silent) clip shows a 30-something George Lucas conferring with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor before discussing a scene — cut from the final film — in which Mark Hamill (Luke Sykwalker), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter) and Koo Stark traipse around the Tatooine settlement of Anchorhead. The second half of the clip shows crew members operating the Wed-15 repair droid — a much fancier version of the Wed-15-77 that Luke and his Uncle »
- Joey Paur
Mark Hamill finally went over to the dark side of the Force. Jason Reitman's live-read of The Empire Strikes Back last night brought two surprise guests to the roster of actors recreating the Star Wars sequel. Hamill, who was once Luke Skywalker himself (and will be again) joined the group to play none other than The Emperor. Hamill, an acclaimed voice actor who has done countless animated shows, also read the lines for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett, doing spot-on imitations of each, while The Office's Rainn Wilson, sporting a bushy beard and lumberjack-style checked shirt, played Chewbacca -- and only Chewbacca. »
- Anthony Breznican
While everyone is waiting with bated breath for the next look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rare behind-the-scenes video from the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope has surfaced online, and it shows a deleted scene coming to life on set. Though silent, this footage clearly features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker working alongside director George Lucas, and we even get to see the infamous Biggs Darklighter.
The first half of the clip has George Lucas, then in his thirties, going over this much-talked about deleted scene with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor. The cut scene finds Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter (played by Garrick Hagon) walking around the Tatooine settlement known as Anchorhead. Actress Koo Stark (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) is also seen in this footage.
Luke Skywalker often mentions his friend Biggs throughout Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and we »
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