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Entire Star Wars Saga Gets Amazing Fan-Made Trailer

34 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If it hasn’t already, Star Wars may go down as the most powerful and successful movie franchise in history.  With it’s incredible revival that began in 1999 with Phantom Menace then 10 year hiatus from 2005-2015, it has returned with a vengeance with The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and episodes VIII and IX to come out in 2017 and 2019.   J.J. Abrams took the helm in leading the revival and fans are just as interested in the series as ever before which amazingly began 40 years ago in 1977. So you can imagine in 40 years just how many theories,

Entire Star Wars Saga Gets Amazing Fan-Made Trailer »

- Nat Berman

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John Ostrander’s Spare Plots

38 minutes ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

More than once over the years I’ve been approached by someone who says that they have a great idea for a story and that I should write it and then we split any money evenly. The problem with this (aside from the fact that the work is not even) is that I have plenty of ideas of my own that, for one reason or another, never get written. Having ideas isn’t the problem; executing them is.

Here are a few ideas I’ve had in my journal that haven’t seen the light of day.

Spectre/Batman Alt Worlds

An alternate DC Universe idea set back in the Thirties, we start with the Waynes getting gunned down in an alley, but this time young Bruce is killed as well. This sets off such a furor that something has to be done. Commissioner Gordon decides on someone from the »

- John Ostrander

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The Week in Star Wars – Darth Maul video game, Star Wars TV show update and more

2 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars features concept art from the cancelled Darth Maul game, an update on a possible TV show and more…

Our top story this week surrounds a possible Star Wars TV show, which was rumoured back in August last year. ABC made some comments that sounded like something was in development, but then they went back on them. Well now network executive Channing Dungey has reiterated those comments saying, “That was sort of a conversation at TCA that got blown way out of proportion. We have had some conversations in general about wanting to find a way to bring something from the Lucas Star Wars Universe to ABC, but that’s far into the future. The focus at the moment for Lucas is on the current stuff that they’re doing on the film side and then, of course, they do have the »

- Luke Owen

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (S-z)

7 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Here's the status of TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Salem, Samurai Jack, Sanjay & Craig, Santa Clarita Diet, Schitt's Creek, School of Rock, Scream, Search Party, Sense8, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Shadowhunters, Shameless, The Shannara Chronicles, Sharp Objects, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, She’s Gotta Have It, Shimmer and Shine, Shooter, Shut Eye, Silicon Valley, The Sinner, Single Ladies, Sisters, Six, Six Days of the Condor, Skylanders Academy, Slasher, Sneaker Pawn, Sneaky Pete, Snowfall, The Son, The Soul Man, South of Hell, South Park, Space Racers, The Split, The Spoils of Babylon, SpongeBob SquarePants, Spotless, Stan Against Evil, Star Vs. the Forces of Evil, Star Wars: Rebel, Step Up, Steven Universe, Still the King, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Stitchers, The Strain, Stranger Things, Strike Back, The Strike Series, Stuck in the Middle, Suits, Sun Records, SuperMansion, Super Monsters, Superstition, Survivor's Remorse, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Sweet/Vicious, Switched »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Beauty Break: Women's March

8 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

can we please have a duet?!?

A shout out to all the brave souls that marched today... er yesterday now. Before we return to movie loving with more awardage in the morning, let's look at fun movie-themed signs (including Grease, Star Wars, and even less expected choices like Dazed and Confused and  Carol!) and lots of celebrities marching with civilians.

Women's rights are human rights. Inspiring people and funny signs after the jump »

- NATHANIEL R

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You’re Not a Nerd: The sad co-opting of geek culture

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the sad co-opting of geek culture…

Growing up, I was a nerd. An actual nerd. A computer loving, socially awkward small-for-my-age video game addict who struggled to fit it. This was back in the 1980’s when the computers were Commodore 64s and the video games were Atari. If I was a character in Revenge of the Nerds, I would have been Gilbert. Who am I kidding. I didn’t have an ounce of Anthony Edwards charisma. I was probably more akin to Lewis. Hold up. Lewis got the girl in the end, which rules out that comparison. I was never good at math and my grades weren’t good, so I guess that made me Booger.

At some point during the 21st Century, the words ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’ migrated from social stigma to a badge of honor. I see so many people proudly referring to themselves as geeks. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Best of the Week: Sundance Preview, Miles Morales Got a 'Spider-Man' Movie, New 'Logan' Trailers and More

20 January 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be the version of Spider-Man in Sony's non-mcu animated feature. DC Extended Universe: Dwayne Johnson will get his own Black Adam spinoff. Star Wars: Lucasfilm announced they will not have a digital Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX James Bond: Tom Hardy could be the next 007 and he wants Christopher Nolan to direct. Sequels: The Eastern Promises follow-up Body Cross is shooting this Spring. Richard Armitage joined Ocean's Eight. Guillermo del Toro is polling fans on the Hellboy III demand. Remakes: Kenya Barris is redoing White Men Can't Jump. Andre Holland joined the Widows redo. Anne Hathaway joined Nasty...

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- Christopher Campbell

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PlayStation Network Flash Sale Offering Big Deals On Knack, Journey And More Is Now Live

20 January 2017 4:29 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a post-holiday lull, it’s sale season once again on the PlayStation Store. Beginning today, gamers can save big on hit titles for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Kicking off the year in Flash Sales, this month’s promotion is offering a variety of games for less than $5 a pop. Titles include massive productions like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and The Order: 1886, cult hits such as Terraria and Valiant Hearts and indie gems like Limbo and Journey. Those looking to avoid the harsh winter weather could find something here capable of keeping them inside and entertained.

As per usual with the Flash Sales, these deals will be active on Psn until Monday, January 23 at 8:00 Am Pt. The complete list of games on sale, as well as their discounted price, is as follows:

PlayStation 4:

140 – $3.19 Asemblance – $3.99 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China – $3.99 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – $3.99 Assassin »

- Eric Hall

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Gypsy Danger Returns in Pacific Rim 2 Jaeger Art

20 January 2017 4:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pacific Rim was a movie that found relatively modest success for a blockbuster of its size and scope in 2013, but luckily for fans, it was enough for Legendary Pictures to justify a sequel. It may have taken a few years, but Pacific Rim 2 is happening and it seems like nobody is more excited about that than Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega. Sure, he probably loves the first Pacific Rim, but he is playing one of the leads in the sequel and has been regularly sharing teases for Pacific Rim: Uprising on social media. His latest tease gives us a glimpse at one of the Jaegers set to appear in the movie.

John Boyega posted an illustration of what looks to be the Jaeger Gypsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim to his Instagram. Even though it is just an illustration and not an actual, finished image »

- MovieWeb

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‘When the Street Lights Go On’ Review: Eerie ’80s Murder-Mystery Blends ‘Stranger Things’ with ‘The Night Of’ — Sundance 2017

20 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nostalgia may be based in the past, but it’s the future of entertainment. That’s how the media landscape has felt of late, with decades-old film franchises like “Star Wars” coming back to a very prosperous life, revivals like “Gilmore Girls” and “Will & Grace” dominating television, and everything from superhero movies to “Stranger Things” mining our childhoods for fresh material.

So as “When the Street Lights Go On” began and a familiar ’80s melody played over a montage of well-known events from 1983, wariness was the first feeling to set in: Here comes another attempt at manipulating our shared memories into “new” entertainment built on old ideas. But the deliberate and distinctive pacing combined with a uniquely mysterious presentation elevates the Paramount pilot above more overt nostalgia traps. And, more shocking still, its clever blend of on-the-nose songs from 1983 and lesser known numbers of the same year quickly and decisively help ground the pilot. »

- Ben Travers

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‘When the Street Lights Go On’ Review: Eerie ’80s Murder-Mystery Blends ‘Stranger Things’ with ‘The Night Of’ — Sundance 2017

20 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nostalgia may be based in the past, but it’s the future of entertainment. That’s how the media landscape has felt of late, with decades-old film franchises like “Star Wars” coming back to a very prosperous life, revivals like “Gilmore Girls” and “Will & Grace” dominating television, and everything from superhero movies to “Stranger Things” mining our childhoods for fresh material.

So as “When the Street Lights Go On” began and a familiar ’80s melody played over a montage of well-known events from 1983, wariness was the first feeling to set in: Here comes another attempt at manipulating our shared memories into “new” entertainment built on old ideas. But the deliberate and distinctive pacing combined with a uniquely mysterious presentation elevates the Paramount pilot above more overt nostalgia traps. And, more shocking still, its clever blend of on-the-nose songs from 1983 and lesser known numbers of the same year quickly and decisively help ground the pilot. »

- Ben Travers

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ABC TV’s Ben Sherwood Updates Status Of Live Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

20 January 2017 1:29 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last summer, “Star Wars” fans freaked when at the Television Critics Association August event, network president Channing Dungey said that “hush, hush” “conversations” were happening with Lucasfilm about a potential live action series that would take place in a galaxy far, far away. Would George Lucas‘ scrapped “Star Wars: Underworld” get revived? Would the show connect with the main saga?

Continue reading ABC TV’s Ben Sherwood Updates Status Of Live Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ to Twist Past Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx’ at Weekend Box Office

20 January 2017 1:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller “Split” has separated from its rivals, and is on its way toward a surprisingly strong $28 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

Vin Diesel’s launch of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is heading for a second-place finish with about $20 million at 3,651 sites while the historical drama “Hidden Figures” continues its solid performance in third with $16 million. Michael Keaton’s biopic “The Founder” is showing little traction with a modest $3 million to $4 million weekend at 1,115 locations.

Split” is outperforming recent expectations, which had been at around $20 million at 3,037 sites earlier this week. Early grosses point to a $12 million $14 million opening day with Thursday night previews of $2 million, while “Xander Cage” heads for a $7 million to $9 million opening day. Some early estimates project that “Split” will hit as much as $35 million during the weekend.

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- Dave McNary

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Iron Studios unveils Darth Vader Legacy Replica statue from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

20 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Iron Studios has revealed its Darth Vader Legacy Replica statue from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Standing at approximately 20 inches tall, the limited edition collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $650.00 and is expected to ship August-October; take a look below…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to present the Darth Vader Legacy Replica. This limited edition statue is crafted from polystone and is based on original movie references from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Approximately 20 inches tall, the Darth Vader Statue is hand-painted and features additional arms and a Led lighted lightsaber for multiple display options. There are also light-up features in the base, belt, and chest (which shows the exact sequence of lights that appear in the film, based on the original prop).  »

- Amie Cranswick

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Updated: Hot Rumor: Warner Bros. Prepping To Go All The Force Awakens With Harry Potter?

20 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update: In light of the previously-reported rumor, author J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to dispel any plans to turn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a trilogy of films in the future.

I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is No Truth to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017

So there you have it. That's not to say this couldn't happen down the line, but as it stands, there are no current plans to do this.

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It's always funny to see ideas you once kicked around suddenly become a reality...

Several months ago, while everyone was talking about the recent opening of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London's Palace Theater and the impending arrival of the cinematic spinoff of J.K. Rowling's magical wizarding world Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Will Harry Potter Cast Return for Cursed Child Trilogy in 2026?

20 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2016 was a great year for Harry Potter fans. Not only did the spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them allow them to return to the wizarding world, but J.K. Rowling also decided to continue the actual Harry Potter storyline with the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Most fans haven't been able to see the actual play, but the transcript was made available for purchase and instantly became a bestseller. Now, some new rumors are swirling that Warner Bros. is hoping to turn the play into a movie trilogy in a few years. But J.K. Rowling continues to claim that isn't the case despite mounting evidence.

Recently, journalist and historian Jim Hill guested on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podast. On the show, he claimed that Warner Bros. was having conversations with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe about possibly doing a Harry Potter and the »

- MovieWeb

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Only 17% of Rogue One Dialogue Is Spoken by a Female Character

20 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A lot has been made bout the fact that both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One have female lead characters, but a new study shows that might not be all it's cracked up to be. While both of these latest entries in the Star Wars franchise do have strong women as protagonist, both movies are still quite male heavy. Even lopsided. A new study shows that only 17% of the dialogue in Rogue One is spoken by one of the movies few female characters.

Jyn Erso led Rogue One to becoming the highest grossing movie in the U.S., no small feat that Felicity Jones helped push the movie to the top the box office as the face of this first Star Wars anthology movie. The prequel was also praised for its diverse cast. But diving deeper into the story elements, and what actually happens on screen shows »

- MovieWeb

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Arrow releasing Phantasm Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray

20 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arrow Video has announced that it is bringing all five Phantasm films together on Blu-ray for the very first time this April with a limited edition collection, complete with a brand new 4K restoration of the 1979 original overseen by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

See Also: Order the Phantasm Collection via Amazon UK

Spanning 37 years, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is as iconic as it is entertaining. With its killer flying spheres, undead dwarf minions and The Tall Man himself, it’s packed full of memorable images and moments that make it a cult horror series that stands the test of time.

From 1979’s Phantasm to 2016’s Phantasm: Ravager, creator and director Don Coscarelli keeps the tale of Mike and Reggie’s (A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister) fight against The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), his undead dwarf minions and his killer spheres truly epic. It »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Yoda’s Secret War’ explored in Marvel’s Star Wars #27, check out a preview here

20 January 2017 2:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel delves into the untold history of Jedi Master Yoda this coming Wednesday with the release of Star Wars #27, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world…full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?! Not easy, will this be.

Star Wars #27 is out on January 25th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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T2: Trainspotting review

20 January 2017 1:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ewan McGregor and the rest of the gang are back in Danny Boyle's sequel to Trainspotting. Here's our review of the unexpectedly moving T2...

Time can play cruel tricks. A recent strain of Hollywood movie showed us the cosy side of nostalgia - the dinosaurs roaring again in Jurassic World, the Millennium Falcon taking flight in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - but there can be a bittersweet, even cruel side to the lure of old memories.

See related  Split review M Night Shyamalan interview: Split, non-conformity, creative freedom

For Renton (Ewan McGregor), heading back to his old stomping ground in Edinburgh after 20 years is akin to opening a box of old photographs. There’s a comfort at seeing old faces, but then the regret starts flooding back: the drugs, the alcohol, the friends he's lost and - if you remember the original Trainspotting - abruptly left behind. »

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