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Peter Rabbit: A live-action/animation hybrid based on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories is hopping into production under the direction of Will Gluck (Easy A), and the movie has cast a good crop of talent. The title character will be voiced by James Corden, while Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s Elizabeth Debicki will also have animated roles. Rose Byrne, meanwhile, is playing the human part of "Bea," which could mean a portrayal of Potter herself. Peter Rabbit is due in theaters in April 2018. [Variety] Pacific Rim 2: Rising star Adria Arjona (True Detective), who will be seen as Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz series Emerald City, is the latest to join the...
- Christopher Campbell
Chicago – The 2016 Fall Season of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema of Chicago kicked off on September 17th, with the South Korean film “Sori: Voice of the Heart.” The director behind this purposeful man-and-machine relationship movie is Lee Ho-Jae. The unusual story combined our modern tech world with a satellite turned robot who is sick of it all.
“Sori: Voice of the Heart” is a science fiction film, as a grief stricken father (Lee Sung-Min) uses the help of an artificial intelligent-loaded communications satellite – he finds it washed up on the beach – to find his missing and presumedly dead daughter. The road picture also features Nasa and South Korean officials looking for the downed satellite, and a grieving father finding some closure through the journey. This is the second feature from director Lee Ho-Jae, who through this film has an amazing eye for how humanity lives, amidst our tech madness and destructive nature. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The final installment of the 4-part "Go Rogue" video series has been released, giving fans a preview of some of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story merchandise that's set to hit selves on September 30. In this episode, Lego minifig versions of our heroes attempt to rescue Captain Andor from the villainous Director Krennic. You'll also find details of the global Ugc contest, which allows fans to enter their own 2 minute videos and be in with a chance of winning a trip to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to catch an early screening of the Gareth Edwards-directed film. The Go Rogue series conclusion will feature new Lego Star Wars toys in action, such as At-st Walker, Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle, along with new minifigure characters Jyn Erso, Director Krennic, Cassian Andor, K-2So, Baze Malbus, Chirrut Imwe, Death Troopers and more. In all, more than 20,000 Lego bricks were used in this production. »
#OscarsSoWhite was an historic movement that swept across the film industry late last year, calling out the Academy for its questionable selection of nominees that resulted in top-tier creatives such as Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee, Michael Moore and Will Smith boycotting the ceremony outright. It had an almost immediate impact, too; the Academy invited twice as many new voters to its ranks, almost half of whom were woman and/or people of color.
Meeting overhauled racial quotas is one thing, but there are early signs that 2017’s season will yield greater diversity by the time Hollywood’s Powers That Be descend on the Dolby Theater. Controversy notwithstanding, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation continues to emit Oscar credentials, while Arrival cinematographer and soon-to-be Star Wars Dp Bradford Young has been tipped to score highly in the visual department.
Casting an eye over the principal categories – your Best Actors/Actresses, »
- Michael Briers
Thanks to the folks at Making Star Wars, we’ve got a few new character descriptions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, featuring two of the film’s alien supporting characters, along with a couple of Imperial Stormtrooper classes; take a look…
Moroff (Gigoran species)
Moroff seeks out combat zones to sell his brawn and firepower to anyone who might need it. The mighty Gigoran mercenary figures there’s money to be made for a towering heavy gunner.
Pao (Drabata species)
An amphibious Drabata, the fierce commando Pao charges into battle with a full-throated battle cry of “Sa’Kalla!” He joins the Rogue One team on its historic mission to secure the Death Star plans.
Scarif Stormtrooper Commander
Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top-secret Imperial Military headquarters on Skarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.
Imperial combat drivers operate the Empire’s arsenal of armored repulsor vehicles. »
- Gary Collinson
Sheldon and Penny both have a problem with saying things they shouldn't, but on The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 2, their actions have very real consequences.
Penny spills a secret on accident, and Sheldon makes a ridiculous agreement when he's not supposed to say anything at all.
Penny letting the news about Bernadette's pregnancy slip at work is an accident. A careless one, but it's an accident nonetheless. Still, Bernadette is furious.
Bernadette's pregnancy brings up a very real issue about women in the workplace. She's been keeping her pregnancy a secret because she's afraid that the news would keep her from getting to be a part of an upcoming research project.
I have to say, I appreciate the fact they're dealing with this idea. Regardless of the type of work, pregnancy can make things complicated when it comes to having a career, and I'm glad to see Bernadette dealing with those very real challenges. »
- Ashley Bissette Sumerel
With Disney's surprise purchase of LucasFilm for a whopping $4 billion in 2012 came the announcement that Star Wars 7 was finally happening. There had been rumors that George Lucas was developing a third trilogy for several years, but when George Lucas sold his empire, he relinquished all control to Disney, and he was not involved in any way in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or its upcoming sequels and spinoffs. A new video surfaced today which delves through interviews and other archived information to piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have featured.
This extensive 10-minute YouTube video comes from Mr. Sunday Movies, which delves through a number of old interviews to try and piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have been about. Producer Gary Kurtz said in a 1999 interview at a sci-fi expo that the original ending of Return of the Jedi »
We’ve known for a while that Mads Mikkelsen is playing Galen Erso, the father of Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we know who’s playing her mother too, with actress Valene Kane (The Fall) revealing that she’s set to portray Lyra Erso in December’s Anthology movie.
“I grew up watching Stars Wars and I didn’t believe it was happening until I was filming in Iceland,” said Kane in an interview with told Belfast Live. “[The film] has a really edgy independent vibe.”
Given that Kane shot her scenes in Iceland (and the fact she’s four years younger than Felicity Jones), we can assume that she’ll feature in flashback scenes with a young Jyn Erso and will presumably only have a minor role in the film.
See Also: Lucasfilm releases final part of Go Rogue stop-motion animated series for »
- Gary Collinson
The screenplay is by Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Bay) with revisions by Gluck..
Byrne will start work on the film straight from her turn on stage at the Sydney Theatre Company's production of David Mamet's Speed the Plow. »
- Harry Windsor
We've just discovered yet another cast member of Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Valene Kane has revealed she has a very important role related to Jyn Erso. We know Mads Mikkelsen wasn't shy about dropping Rogue One secrets. In fact, he was the one who let slip he was playing Jyn's father, Galen Erso. But now we know Valene Kane, who played Rose Stagg in the British crime drama The Fall, is playing another Erso. Belfast Live writes the actor "admits she was stunned after landing an out of this world role in the new Star Wars film. The Co Down actor will play Lyra Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards." Lyra Erso huh? While she didn't give any specifics to Belfast Live, many have assumed Lyra is Jyn's mother. If true, it's likely Lyra's scenes will be flashbacks as Kane is »
- Jill Pantozzi
Next year will mark 20 years since the release of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and director Jay Roach has been speaking to Simon Thompson of Forbes about the anniversary of the hit spy series, and whether he and star Mike Myers have any plans to revisit the franchise.
“We are always talking about how we can keep it going,” said Roach, who directed all three of the movies. “We have talked about different ways for Austin Powers to come back but we’ve never really clicked on anything that just seemed like it absolutely had to be done. We wouldn’t just want to do something that just exploited the whole brand. It would be fun to come up with something to connect back but I have no idea what that would be, I really don’t. There are so many different ways you could go and it might »
- Gary Collinson
I am, as I have previously noted, a big fan of Jim Butcher’s long-running series about the modern-day wizard Harry Dresden, a.k.a. The Dresden Files. The stories and characters are great fun and the books just keep getting better, and more complex, and deeper overall. If you haven’t encountered the series before, I highly recommend it; and of course Wikipedia has a handy list of all of the books if you need to see where to start.
At Dragon Con in 2013, I sat down with Jim to hear more about book fifteen of the series, Skin Game. It was a delight talking with Jim and getting to learn the latest on a world I’ve grown to love. And now, fortunately, I’ve gotten to have that experience again – this time, at Dragon Con 2016 and with book sixteen, a.k.a. Peace Talks. Jim shared all »
- Emily S. Whitten
Late September is usually far too early for definitive Academy Award predictions, but on this one I’m solid: This year’s film slate will inevitably yield an Oscars Less White.
Some small credit can go to the Academy, which pushed the diversity needle just a tad by adding twice as many new voters as last year (683, almost half of whom were women or people of color).
However, the most significant reason we’re unlikely to see a repeat of last year — when every single one of the 20 acting nominations went to white thespians — is the movies. Last year, films like “Beasts of No Nation,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Concussion,” and “Creed” boasted diverse ensembles before and behind the screen, but they were less-than-Academy-friendly. In 2016, there are at least 8 films that present as strong awards candidates with diverse talent, and they are a far more formidable selection.
Read More: Oscars: Diversity »
- Anne Thompson
Back in 1987 fans of G.I. Joe got an animated film that has gone on to become a pretty divisive movie during a time which was probably the height of the popularity for the G.I. Joe brand. Much like the Transformers animated film from the previous year it can quite plainly be seen as a feature length commercial for a new wave, maybe even a generation, of characters. I was overseas as a kid and when one of my friends got this on VHS it was Huge news in my circle, a part of a close knit U.S. military community in Italy. Back then it was just awesome and when you click it on now you realize that the intro remains one of the best in cartoon history.
Yes, there was a time when you watched this and afterwards you wanted and waited for a Pythona figure, and getting Slaughter »
- Jay Tomio
Is it time to get ready for “Star Wars: A Twitter Story?” Disney has hired a financial advisor and is looking into a bid for the social network, according to a Bloomberg report. A potential deal would combine two media and tech behemoths in need of a jolt. Twitter continues to bleed money as its growth rate slows, and even with the stock up 43 percent over the past six months — largely due to acquisition rumors — it still trades below its Ipo price of $26 a share. Also Read: Why Leslie Jones' Hack Puts More Pressure on Twitter to Stop Harassment Twitter. »
- Matt Pressberg
Disney and Hasbro have released the fourth and final chapter from the #GoRogue series of stop-motion shorts created by Star Wars super fans to showcase the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys. Head on over to our previous coverage to learn more about the Go Rogue series, but the basic gist is that the […]
The post Star Wars Go Rogue Chapter 4 Released appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Written, directed and produced by a team of Star Wars superfans, the final installment of the stop motion Go Rogue YouTube series debuts today. The four-part series previews key toys from the new "Rogue One" line before they hit stores Sept. 30, a.k.a. Force Friday. We also have three photos from this last stop motion video that you can check out below the short.
The Go Rogue video series follows the imagined adventures of Rogue One toys seeking Lego Star Wars Death Star set building instructions that have been misplaced by the Empire (no film spoilers here!). In the exciting conclusion, the Rebels must rely on their wits, courage and building skills to rescue one of their own from Director Krennic and escape with the Lego building instructions. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.
The Go Rogue series conclusion will feature new Lego Star Wars toys in action, »
Daisy Ridley missed out on a prime opportunity to act opposite a trouble-seeking, long-eared, non-human CGI character when she joined the Star Wars universe in the post-Jar Jar years. Undaunted though, she’s attempting to rectify that by joining the cast of Sony’s upcoming adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s children’s classic, Peter Rabbit, Variety reports. The actress will lend her vocal cords to an undisclosed animated character, alongside The Late Late Show host James Corden, who will voice the eponymous underaged lagomorph, and Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager). Rose Byrne will perform in a corporeal role as Bea in the partially-animated, partially live-action film.
Ridley has managed to stay busy since being shot out of the fame cannon via last year’s The Force Awakens. In addition to starring in the eighth Star Wars installment due out in 2017, she’s got four films scheduled for 2018 ...
- Dennis DiClaudio
Actress Valene Kane recently made some of her first comments about playing Lyra Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a talk with Belfast Live, the star of BBC's The Fall opened up about the vibe on the set of the Gareth Edwards film, as well as it what it meant for her to actually be working on a Star Wars movie.
"I grew up watching Stars Wars and I didn’t believe it was happening until I was filming in Iceland. It has a really edgy independent vibe," Kane said. This jibes with a lot of what we've heard about the direction of the film, which was always meant to be a more stripped-down and intimate affair than the rollicking space adventures the other Star Wars films are known as.
It'll be fascinating to see if that indie vibe she described here makes it to the screen, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
When Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out in December, many fans will be clamoring for things that are new. New character, new plot devices, new corners of the mythos to explore, and something just feels very fresh.
In certain ways, we know that director Gareth Edwards has plenty of new ideas of up his sleeve, as we've witnessed the arrival of several characters we've never seen, a tone that is unlike any Star Wars film before it, and a setting that is far grittier and more real-world than what we've come to expect from that galaxy far, far away.
Name: Moroff / Species: Gigoran / Description: Moroff seeks out combat zones to sell his »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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