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Divergent review: girls just wanna do everything

6 hours ago | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

No, it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies. Sometimes we call such stories archetypal. Mythic, even. I’m “biast” (pro): I am eager for movies — especially genre movies — with female protagonists

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Now see that, Hollywood! That wasn’t so hard, was it? To make a movie about a young woman doing cool kickass stuff and being the master of her own destiny… it didn’t sting too terribly much, did it, now? It looks like she might even get to save the world or something by the time the last of three-books-turned-into-four-movies comes around, and that won’t hurt, will it?

I hear the cries: “But Hunger Games!” Yes, Hunger Games. And? If there’s room enough in the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Page 2: Star Wars, Alien, Toy Story, Maleficent, Lego, The Strain, Dwayne Johnson

9 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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: That’s no moon, it’s […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Alien, Toy Story, Maleficent, Lego, The Strain, Dwayne Johnson appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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How to Properly Invest Your Tax Refund

10 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Send to a Friend View Online Iron Man Defender on Silver 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Daredevil Echolocation 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Fantastic Four Fabulous Heather Grey T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Iron Man Well-Defined Costume T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Captain America Pinball 30 Single T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 X-Men Uncanny #141 Cover 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Batman Typeface Cowl Black T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Shazam Stars T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Batman Typeface Cowl Black T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Superman Front & Back Image Blue T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Superman Man Of Steel Red Eyes T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Green Lantern Long Sleeve Symbol T-Shirt $24.99$19.00 Star Wars Comic Sublimated T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Star Wars Chewbacca Dunks 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Transformers Soundwave Costume T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Simpsons Homer's Dinner Is Coming T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 X-Men Distressed Grey Women's 30 Single T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Iron Man Invincible Burst Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 X-Men Kitty Pryde Phase Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Superman Symbol Women's Navy T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Batman Athletic Deep V-Neck Juniors T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Superman Symbol Juniors Racerback Tank Top $21.99$16.00 Tmnt Raphael Costume Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Star Trek Women's Science Uniform Ringer T-Shirt $25.99$18.00 Power Rangers Yellow »

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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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Darth Vader Jumpsuit

11 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

“You don’t know the power of the Jumpsuit… I mean um, The Daaark Siiide! Yeah, that sounds more evil. Let’s go with that.”

This is the perfect jumpsuit for future sleepover parties where you and your buddies can rewatch the original Star Wars trilogy before the release of Episode VII. Grown men have sleepover parties, right? No? Ok, then it’s the perfect outfit for camping out in line for the release of the upcoming sequel. My plan is to wear breakaway pants over the jumpsuit, and when someone asks why my hoodie is tucked into my pants I’ll rip my pants off and then cut their hand off. 

The jumpsuit is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester — so it’s as breezy as a Jedi robe and is as slippery as a Sith lord. The jumpsuit will run you between $59.74 – $75.00 from Amazon.

via: Geek Alerts »

- Eli Reyes

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Get Your Geek Game on With These Star Wars Football Helmets

12 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Graphic and digital artist Brandon Hubschman designed these Star Wars football helmets, and I wish they were real. True, they might not be the most practical helmets to wear in a game (Would grabbing the Yoda ears be analogous to grabbing the facemask?), but if you put that Darth Vader helmet on your quarterback, no one would ever dare sack him. And the C3PO helmet is so shiny you could just blind the receivers and never have to worry about a pass interference call. Wouldn't it would great to see a full Rebels vs. Empire game with all the players kitted out in these helmets? Someone should really pitch that to Roger Goodell.

Check out more of his art at his Behance gallery.

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- Mily Dunbar

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Both ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4′ May Begin Filming This Year

13 hours ago | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Three of the last four blockbusters that Jerry Bruckheimer produced for the Walt Disney Company – specifically the ones that did not feature the Jack Sparrow character – under-performed at the box office and/or failed to kickoff a lucrative new franchise as intended. Hence, it didn’t come as a shock when the pair went their separate ways in 2013, now that the Mouse House has Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe as a primary source for cash flow (and intends to take advantage of new-acquisition Lucasfilm to usher in a new era of Star Wars multi-platform entertainment).

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- Sandy Schaefer

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12 Most Awesome 1980s Action Figure Toy Lines

14 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I have to admit that growing up in the '80s we had some pretty badass toys. They don't make toys like this anymore. I loved playing with action figures growing up, what kid didn't!? I have a lot of fond memories of those days and the hours upon hours I would spend playing with my action figures. I just unleashed my imagination. I wish I still had some of these toys from when I was kid, but I don't. Some of them have literally been shot and buried. Damn my kid self for not taking better care of these things! It was always fun to mix and match the toys while playing out my ridiculous crossover storylines. 

You can check out my twelve selections below, and I've included a vintage '80s toy commercial for each one. If I left out one of your favorites, please let me know in the comment section below! »

- Joey Paur

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First Look: The Force is With The Goldbergs for Star Wars Episode

14 hours ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The Force is with him! The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, a lifelong Star Wars nut, will flash back to the 1983 release of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi for the sitcom's May 6 episode (9/8c, ABC). The plot has young Adam (Sean Giambrone) blackmailing his sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia), to wait in line with him on opening day of the movie, where they meet a bunch of costumed fans including guest star Thomas Lennon.

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- Michael Logan

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The force of law: Prisoner claims persecution for Star Wars faith

15 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'I fear retaliation from the dark side', says anonymous prisoner at London's Hmp Isis, alleging widespread intolerance of Jedis

A British prisoner who claims to be a practicing Jedi says he faces persecution from authorities unwilling to recognise the Star Wars religion.

The unnamed prisoner has written to prison newspaper Inside Time, asking editors not to publish his name or other details "as I fear retaliation from the dark side". In a letter published on the newspaper's website, he writes: "I recently put in an application asking that I be allowed to practise my religion freely I am a Jedi. The written reply said, 'whilst Jedi is a recognised religion according to the UK census, it is not recognised by the National Offender Management Service, and we cannot change your religious record because of this.'"

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- Ben Child

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Are these the first Star Wars: Episode VII set photos?

18 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Some of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII might be filmed in Morocco, however The National has posted a few photos they believe are of a secret Star Wars set located in the Abu Dhabi desert. According to their sources, several crew members have already been hired for the Abu Dhabi production, however when the site talked to a few of the locals, they said they haven't "had any inkling of a nearby movie set or unusual construction."  Hmmmm... »

- Jesse Giroux

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Karen Gillan's hair donated to Star Wars 7

18 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Karen Gillan's shaved hair has been donated to Star Wars Episode VII.

The Doctor Who actress has revealed that her red hair could feature in Jj Abrams's upcoming sequel.

She revealed her shaved head at Comic-Con International last year for her role as Nebula in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy.

When asked by Collider if she was upset when her head was shaved, she said: "No, I was laughing hysterically.

"It really hit me when I woke up the next morning. That's when I was like, 'Oh my God, where's my hair?!' But also, everyone kept me in good spirit. Everyone was laughing and telling jokes. Marvel are the best company to work for, they really are. They treat you really well.

"They made my hair into the most incredible well-made wig and they gave it to the Star Wars people. It's just so »

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Benedict Cumberbatch: no Star Wars or Doctor Who, but a licence to thrill? | Media Monkey

19 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sherlock star denies he'll appear in Jj Abrams film or play Time Lord, but is reported to have been offered role as Ian Fleming

Another day, another Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour. The Sherlock star had been linked to a role in Jj Abrams' new Star Wars movie, but shot down hopes on the weekend when he told fans at the Oz Comic Con "I would've liked a part in Jj's [Abrams] new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly." He also told the audience that he's unlikely to appear in Doctor Who: "I'm never gonna play the Doctor and nothing to do with the Whoniverse." Now Hollywood blog The Tracking Board claims he has been offered the starring role in an Ian Fleming biopic detailing the origin stories of James Bond. Monkey hopes the rumour turns out to be true Cumberbatch could certainly carry off wearing Fleming's trademark bow tie. »

- Monkey

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At-at Foot Spotted On "Star Wars" Set?

16 April 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Abu Dhabi newspaper The National has snapped a photo of what's reported to be crew from the "Star Wars: Episode VII" production gearing up for filming in the desert.

What's got people excited though is the big round prop glimpsed in the photo, which is speculated to be the foot of an Imperial At-at vehicle seen in the two "Star Wars" sequels.

Others have speculated that it resembles the escape pod used to crash land on Tatooine in the original "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope".

Either way there is no official confirmation at this point that the production has even arrived in Abu Dhabi as Disney is on lock down regarding this film. The photos were snapped in the dunes near Qasr Al Sarab resort, deep in the Abu Dhabi desert. »

- Garth Franklin

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Has an At-at Been Spotted on the Tatooine Set of 'Star Wars 7'?

16 April 2014 7:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The National, an English-language daily newspaper that reports out of Abu Dhabi, have what they are claiming to be the first set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII as production gears up in the desert. The photos reveal a large round object, presumed to be a prop, being wheeled out of a tent against the sandy landscape. After the photo made its way online, many began to speculate that this was the foot of an At-at, the All Terrain Armored Transport vehicle made famous in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back as it stormed the icy rebel base on Hoth. It was later spotted on the forest moon of Endor. Will it next terrorize the good folks of Tatooine? It is, after all, an All Terrain vehicle. Take a look at the embedded photo.

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Possible At-at Spotted on Tatooine Set of ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

16 April 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The All Terrain Armored Transport, better known as an At-at, was first seen on the snow planet of Hoth. It was then seen guarding Imperial bases on the forest moon of Endor. Now, it’s been spotted in the deserts of Tatooine…maybe. After reports arrived of J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII shooting in Abu Dhabi, new photos […]

The post Possible At-at Spotted on Tatooine Set of ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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First Star Wars Episode VII Set Photos; J.J. Abrams’ Next Project Revealed?

16 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

As production of Star Wars Episode VII begins ramping up in Abu Dhabi, a photographer from The National has taken what appear to be the first photos from the set of the highly anticipated movie.

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Taken in the dunes near the Qasr Al Sarab resort, they feature a large encampment being set up by what appears to be a film crew. However, one prop was spotted which bears a striking resemblance to either the escape pod which R2-D2 and C-3Po they used in the opening of A New Hope, or more likely the foot on an At-at Walker!

Could it be that they’re assembling part of one practically, similar to their scenes in The Empire Strikes Back which saw Luke Skywalker narrowly escape from being crushed by one during the now iconic battle of Hoth?

The At-at’s have been »

- Josh Wilding

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Google Glass Eventually Enslaves Us In This Inventive Short Film

16 April 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why Watch? As a potential upside, we could be uploading our consciousness into a computer to dominate our reality like Johnny Depp (or Ray Kurzweil). As a potential downside, we could be robo-slaves kept pliant by our addiction to an alternative version of reality. Either way, it all starts with Google Glass. This sharp and brooding short film from Josh Fortune was created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Competition, and it tells a personal story within the confines of a future history and a metal chassis. Few movies get away with voiceover as a primary vehicle, but here, a disembodied voice aching to make a connection is thematically perfect. Plus, X27′s (Jared Fortune) vocals are sufficiently world weary and gruff, acting as a consistent reminder that there’s a man inside the formaldehyde. As for the visuals, the animation is a quaint cut-paper job that evokes the sandier elements of Star Wars. It »

- Scott Beggs

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Pics From Abu Dhabi Set Appear Online!

16 April 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A photographer from The National, Mona Al Marzooqi has captured what’s believed to be the first images of Star Wars: Episode VII set deep in the Abu Dhabi desert.

The photos, taken on Tuesday morning in the dunes near Qasr Al Sarab resort, reveal a large encampment of tents with four to five workers moving around what appear to be parts of a filmset. It is one piece of equipment in particular, however, that is the most suggestive: a giant, round, grey disc, which bears a striking resemblance to parts of an escape pod on which C3P0 and R2D2 crash-landed on Tatooine in the original, 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope film.

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I personally think it looks more like the bottom of a foot from an At-at Walker from Empire Strikes Back.

Regardless, the set pics above reek of Tatooine. Tatooine is the desert-like »

- El Mayimbe

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