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The folks at Hot Toys are taking part in the Toy Soul 2014 convention in Hong Kong today and have unveiled some images from the showroom floor, giving us looks at some new figures. Notable collectibles include a giant Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as other 1/6th scale collectibles of Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Hulk, and a new 1/4th scale Iron Man from the Avengers sequel as well. In addition to the Avengers: Age of Ultron Hot Toys, there’s also a series of new Star Wars collectibles, including 1/6th scale and life-size figures (Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite, obviously). Take a look at all of the new figures after the jump. Via the Hot Toys Facebook page. [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="377867,377869,377868,377860,377861,377859,377870,377876,377863,377866,377875,377873,377872,377871,377864,377865"]
- Adam Chitwood
Kieran Breen has been promoted to president of international marketing at 20th Century Fox, it was announced today by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, the studio’s presidents of worldwide marketing and distribution, to whom Breen will report.
In his new post, Breen will continue to be responsible for strategy, research, media, digital, publicity, creative and promotions for all Fox movies in all territories outside of the United States.
Previously, Breen was executive VP of international marketing at 20th Century Fox, a role he’s held since 2006.
“Kieran has long been an invaluable member of our senior team at Fox International, »
- Jeff Sneider
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: This Time, Ackbar’s Traps […]
- Peter Sciretta
20th Century Fox
Love or hate his movies, no-one could argue that James Cameron is anything but ambitious. Cameron has directed cinematic classics like The Terminator, Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, along with record-breaking blockbusters such as Titanic and Avatar. Not everything he undertakes turns out to be a critical success, but it’s hard to deny the man’s vision.
Cameron worked as a truck driver in the ’70s, but quit his job after watching the original Star Wars, in order to work in the film industry. He’d become passionate about special effects during his truck driving days, often going to the USC library in order to read papers about film technology.
- Tom Butler
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Nyt, BBC, Variety remembers the great Italian actress Virna Lisi who has died at 78 years of age. Best known stateside for the Jack Lemmon comedy How To Murder Your Wife (1965), and maybe that iconic Esquire cover by George Lois (left) which has been homaged ever since, this baby cinephile right here writing to you first fell for her in the French film Queen Margot (1994). She was brilliant as the most ruthless of royals. She won the Cannes prize for Best Actress for her supporting role which probably didn't make Margot herself Isabelle Adjani too happy but they were at odds in the film, too.
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- NATHANIEL R
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are an unstoppable duo. They were great together on SNL, Baby Mama is a pretty enjoyable movie, and whenever they host the Golden Globes, they knock it out of the park. Now the two are teaming up again for the new comedy Sisters (formerly "The Nest"), which has them playing "estranged siblings who reunite to clean out their childhood home before their parents sell the family house, during which they decide to throw one final blow-out party." And if you don't have enough reason to admire Fey and Poehler, they're not afraid to have their movie share the same weekend as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ''We said we'd only do the movie if it opened against Star Wars,'' Poehler tells EW. ''We're not scared. It's what gets us up in the morning: We are going to f---ing crush Star Wars.'' Hit »
- Matt Goldberg
The things fans love about The Empire Strikes Back are not things present in a live read: John Williams unbelievable score, the breathtaking action set pieces, and locations like Hoth, Dagobah and Cloud City. At a live read, it’s just the actors, the script, a few images and the audience. As a massive Star Wars […]
The post The Force Was With Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Live Read; Full Recap and Photos appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
We.ve now reached the stage where there are so many Star Wars homages out there that it.s almost impossible to be impressed by anything new that tips its hat to George Lucas. beloved series. However a music teacher from San Francisco has managed to do just that with his very own Star Wars music Christmas lights show. It simply needs to be seen to be believed. I know, it really is quite remarkable, isn.t it? And all the credit for this rather wonderful nod to Star Wars belongs to Tom BetGeorge. When he.s not busy trying to blind his neighbors with the power of Christmas lights, Tom BetGeorge is a music teacher at the Conservatory of Vocal and Instrumental Arts in Oakland and the Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont. He also clearly really, really likes Christmas too. So much so that he choreographed 100,000 lights to seamlessly »
Mark Hamill and Adam Driver recently talked to EW about working on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We still don't know who exactly Driver is playing in the story, but he sure is excited to be a part of it. Talking about the film he revealed what he identified with the most in the original trilogy:
"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’s those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space.”
As for Hamill, we all know who he plays in the film, and I can't wait to see him back in action. He talked about how he »
- Joey Paur
This post is in partnership with Cadillac This summer, Cadillac and the Producers Guild of America launched Make Your Mark, a short film competition that challenged producers to create compelling content with limited resources. Contestants made a short film over a single weekend in late June, and you can watch the semi-finalists’ films at the Make Your Mark website. The 30-second Cadillac spot featuring the grand prize winner’s film will air during the 2015 Academy Awards. Luckily, we’ll be speaking with one of the semi-finalist teams, Ian Wagner and Michael Burke, whose short film Simple Math earned them one of the top spots and a chance to compete for the grand prize. They’ll talk about the challenge of coordinating a cocktail party film shoot with less than a day’s notice and explain how they both ended up in the pool. Plus, Geoff and I open up the viewer listener mailbag to cover questions about »
- Scott Beggs
“Welcome to the first live screening of ‘The Interview!’”
So teased Jason Reitman at the start of Thursday’s live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” held in downtown Los Angeles. The event, part of Film Independent’s Live Read series, was moved from its previous home at Lacma to the larger Ace Hotel Theatre due to audience demand.
“We needed a few more seats for this one,” quipped Reitman, who directs the events.
Costumed characters dressed as Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots entertained fans outside the historic theater, while a fully-motorized R2-D2 posed for photos inside the lobby as John Williams’ classic theme music played in the background.
But it was the surprise appearance of beloved Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, reading the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, that brought the audience to its feet for a spontaneous standing ovation.
“I hope I pass the audition,” Hamill joked as the applause continued. »
- Matthew Chernov
Think about it. By this time next year, you will already have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Probably multiple times. We.re now less than one calendar year away from having a new Star Wars movie in theaters, and to recognize that incredible fact, J.J. Abrams and his cast recorded this very special "Thank you" vid from the Pinewood set of Star Wars 7. The video is a culmination of a fundraising effort J.J. Abrams started months ago to drive awareness and funds to Unicef. Those who contributed were competing to earn a walk-on part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, when this dude found out he won the raffle of a lifetime, it looked a lot like this: Abrams says in the video that in addition to a $1 million contribution made by Walt Disney to start the fundraiser, Star Wars fans raised an additional $4.6 million »
A video that was shot on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, and it features the cast and crew of J.J. Abrams' film thanking everyone who donated to help further the success of Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs. They managed to raise $4.26 million for the charity, which is pretty awesome.
As you’ll see, the video is loaded with lots of cool stuff in the background that fans can speculate about. They go by fast, so you have to look quick. It also includes cameos by Chewbacca and R2-D2. Thanks to Omaze, who uploaded the video on YouTube.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th, 2015.
- Joey Paur
Back in May when Star Wars: The Force Awakens started filming, director J.J. Abrams announced the "Force for Change" campaign, which invited fans to donate to support Unicef in exchange for prizes and even a chance to have a cameo in the movie. The winner of the cameo was announced in August, but even if you didn't win, you still helped raised over $5 million dollars to support Unicef programs. And for that, Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, crew members, R2-D2, and Chewbacca say "Thank you." I suppose C-3P0 was off somewhere being an ungrateful jerk, whining about something or other. Fucking Threepio. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens thank you video. The film opens December 18, 2015, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, »
- Matt Goldberg
When it was announced that Grimmy the Grim Reaper would be Stephen Colbert's final guest on The Colbert Report, fans speculated whether the future Late Show host was killing off his satirical character. Instead, Colbert's Colbert became immortal, and he closed out his nine-year Comedy Central run with a performance for the ages.
The host ended his Report with an all-star performance of Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again," featuring "We Are the World"-style appearances by an incredible cast of singers, actors, politicians and pundits. First out to »
Tom BetGeorge, who teaches at the Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont, decorated his home with approximately 100,000 lights carefully choreographed to John Williams's epic themes for "Star Wars." There's a giant piano and guitar that light up with the correct notes, as well as candy canes, a giant Christmas tree, singing faces, a working drum set, and beams of light that change colors and blink in time with the themes.
BetGeorge told Yahoo that the entire display took around 1,000 hours to build, which included building the various props by hand. If you're wondering what his neighbors think about this wild holiday display, BetGeorge wrote on YouTube, "The beams can be seen for miles but I went »
- Jenni Miller
Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams gave fans their very first look the new film with a video from the set. Though it put many of us ease with its use of real sets and props, it was actually designed to promote the charity initiative “Force for Change” and raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). A second video was released later, which gave us all a fantastic look at the new X-Wing (with pilot!). Now, a third video has arrived and it features Abrams offering his thanks alongside the gratitude of the entire Episode VII cast and crew. You might notice one or two well known characters…
Unicef’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through “Star Wars »
- Chris Cooper
When you hear the date "December 18, 2015," there's undoubtedly one thing that comes to mind: Star Wars. It's the date the infamous sequel to the original trilogy will hit theaters and fans will cry out, one way or the other. The idea of the space opera having any competition is a joke but Universal Pictures is planning their own bit of counter programming with the upcoming Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Sisters. The story focuses on two sisters who decide to throw one last house party »
- Sean Wist
Well it’s that time of year again – the one where websites across the globe churn out Top 10 list after top ten list. So why should we be any different?! Yet whilst we may be following the predictable end of year lists, I can guarantee that my list is anything but predictable, featuring films from across the globe: including the Us, Canada, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and even good old Blighty!
This year more than ever there has been film after film that knocked it out of the park for me – which is why my Top 10 list has Two sections: the Top 10 and then the pick of 35(!) more brilliant movies (I would have loved this list to be a Top 45, honestly). So what’s my criteria? Well it has to be a movie I’ve seen this year, one that was released this year, i.e. making its UK debut, »
- Phil Wheat
We still don't know who Adam Driver (Girls) is playing in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, but Driver is excited to be part of the Star Wars franchise. For the up-and-coming actor, the original Star Wars trilogy is what he identifies with most however, it's not lightsaber battles or tie fighter dog fights that he' recalls the fondest. "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," said Driver. He continued, " It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. It’s those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space.” While Driver is new to the Star Wars franchise, Mark Hamill has been part of the lore for 37 years. At »
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