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The Callow Way – Why Jack Black Was Right…

11 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway unexpectedly finds himself in agreement with the guy from Tenacious D

It pains me to say it, but Jack Black had a point.

During his interjection into the opening song of last week’s Oscars, Black jokingly bemoaned the current state of cinema, complaining about sequels, prequels and comic book movies. It’s a familiar argument, and one that has been made before – one that I make regularly myself, to be honest. Given that it was a funny, but throwaway line during an award ceremony, you’d expect it to be forgotten quite quickly. Not so, it seems. James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote on Facebook that he didn’t find it offensive, before devoting 300 words as to why it was wrong.

This puzzled me. If I had just directed a film that was nudging close to $800 million at the box office, I »

- Neil Calloway

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'The Last Starfighter' Remake Eyed by 'Star Wars' Writer

13 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though not a substantial hit when it first arrived in theaters way back in 1984, The Last Starfighter, renowned for being one of the first movies to ever use CGI visual effects, has gained quite a cult audience over the years. A remake seems like a no brainer, especially with its timely story of a video game obsessed teenager who is called upon to save the universe. But that may not happen anytime soon according to writer Gary Whitta, who loves the idea of doing a reboot. Unfortunately, it seems the rights are currently tied up and almost impossible to obtain.

Remaking The Last Starfighter is Gary Whitta's dream project. And he's not alone. There are apparently many in the industry who would love to take on the project. About remaking The Last Starfighter, the former Star Wars Spin-Off writer states:

"Man, I wish. I'm one of a very long »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars 7' Flashback and Luke's Role Revealed?

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warning! Not only will this next story include plenty of Spoilers, it should be noted that ever since director J.J. Abrams gave validity to some of the rumors floating around the internet about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some folks have felt the need to feed more erroneous information to the masses. So while some of this story may be true, it may also contain false details. Either way, we've heard in the past that there will be flashbacks in Star Wars 7. New rumors have come to light that explain exactly what those flashbacks entail, and they do include a young Luke Skywalker. We also have more details about Luke and Rey's quest in the movie, and the rumor of an important addition to the cast. Are you ready to learn more about this epic sci-fi adventure heading our way in December?

All of the following information comes courtesy of Making Star Wars. »

- MovieWeb

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"Star Wars" 1-6 Retold As Lego Mini-Series

18 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Disney Xd has announced plans for an animated mini-series entitled "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" to air later this year.

The limited series will consist of five twenty-two minute episodes which will re-tell all six of the previous live-action films, from "The Phantom Menace" through to "Return of the Jedi".

The key difference is that events will be seen from the perspective of the droids C-3Po and R2-D2. Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor, an accidental kidnapping leads to the pair re-telling the stories of their adventures.

On top of that, it'll all be done in Lego form like several other "Star Wars" specials in the past. No word on a broadcast date.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

18 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

‘Les Loups’ is the first great Quebec film of 2015

The dark unforgiving waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the St. Lawrence river provide the backdrop to Les Loups, a beautifully crafted melodrama. Set in a small island Quebec town during the spring thaw, a stranger arrives during the height of the controversial seal hunts. Vibrant and mysterious, many suspect that Elie, the young woman from Montreal, is not who she says and is likely a reporter or an activist bent on portraying the townsfolk in a bad light… read the full article.

The Phantom Menace’ and the goodness of Star Wars nostalgia

A long time ago…in 1999, the pop culture zeitgeist was caught in a Star Wars maelstrom. Writer-director George Lucas and his crack creative team had gone back to the well that made space opera cinema what it is known and appreciated as today by producing »

- Ricky

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Obsessed with Video Games and Comics: Best of the Week

18 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Throwback Thursday: Wii revolutionizes gaming

Nearly ten years ago the Nintendo Wii found its way into homes and revolutionized gaming as we know it. I know that sounds like a huge statement but stick with me on this one.

A new millenium ushered in a new and exciting era in gaming. None more exciting than the moment Nintendo president Satoru Iwata brought the Wii remote out on stage at the Tokyo Game Show in September of 2005. It left gamers with their mouths wide open. It was unlike any conventional controller on the market. Iwata demonstrated how to use this new-fangled device on a console that clearly lacked the horsepower of rivals Microsoft and Sony. But the promise of a new gaming experience, one that gave players greater control of characters on screen made everyone take notice of Nintendo for the first time in years… read the full article.

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- Ricky

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A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy: The Man Who Made Logic Cool

28 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Long before the internet and the ‘age of the geek’, a man wearing pointy ears made it cool to be a computer whiz. Leonard Nimoy will forever be remembered as that Vulcan science officer from the starship Enterprise, Mr. Spock. Sadly, he has left this world now, but while he was here, he lived long and he prospered.

Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, everyone knows Mr. Spock. He’s one of the most recognizable TV characters ever portrayed on screen. His Vulcan salute and catchphrase “Live long and prosper” have become part of pop culture. Spock made being an outsider fashionable. Long before Wolverine became popular as the outcast among outcasts, Spock was a half-breed genius anomaly among a group of space explorers, neither fully human nor fully alien. He was the oddity of the show and people loved him for it.

Before Star Wars came along, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy: The Man Who Made Logic Cool

28 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Long before the internet and the ‘age of the geek’, a man wearing pointy ears made it cool to be a computer whiz. Leonard Nimoy will forever be remembered as that Vulcan science officer from the starship Enterprise, Mr. Spock. Sadly, he has left this world now, but while he was here, he lived long and he prospered.

Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, everyone knows Mr. Spock. He’s one of the most recognizable TV characters ever portrayed on screen. His Vulcan salute and catchphrase “Live long and prosper” have become part of pop culture. Spock made being an outsider fashionable. Long before Wolverine became popular as the outcast among outcasts, Spock was a half-breed genius anomaly among a group of space explorers, neither fully human nor fully alien. He was the oddity of the show and people loved him for it.

Before Star Wars came along, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Best of the Week: 'Birdman' Wins Best Picture, Pee-wee Herman Gets a 'Big Holiday' at Netflix and More

28 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash won the most Oscars this year. Pee-wee Herman's next movie will debut on Netflix. Steven Spielberg is down to direct Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones. Taron Egerton might play a young Han Solo. Disney is retelling the first six Star Wars movies in Lego form. Hugh Jackman wants to play Wolverine forever. Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the Terminator forever. The next movie Spider-Man might not be Peter Parker. Denis Villeneuve is directing Blade Runner 2. Rob Schrab is directing The Lego Movie 2. Malcolm D. Lee is directing Barbershop 3. Richard Linklater is directing an adaptation of Where'd You Go Bernadette. The Ghostbusters reboot will be...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Disney Plans to Re-tell All of 'Star Wars' From R2-D2 and C-3Po's Perspectives

27 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There are only 294 days between now and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while the movie is already guaranteed to be a box office titan all over the planet, you better believe that Disney is going to make the most of their investment by spending the next 294 days making sure every person knows about it. Especially young kids who will beg their parents to buy them all the new Star Wars toys. There's already a popular animated show on Disney Xd (Star Wars Rebels) that is a part of the official Star Wars storyline, but now Disney is going even further with Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, which promises to re-tell everything from the first six Star Wars movies from the perspectives of R2-D2 and C-3Po. And as the name implies, it'll all be in Lego form. We...

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- Peter Hall

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Lance Edmands (Bluebird)

27 February 2015 6:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. Prior to the film’s TriBeCa Film Festival world premiere debut, we’ve had the pleasure to profile Lance Edmands on a couple of occasions, namely, our In the Pipeline spotlight. Matching the frigid, desolate Maine backdrop with a communal sense of sorrow, Bluebird features an outstanding group performance with Amy Morton leading a cast comprised of Louisa Krause, Emily Meade, Margo Martindale, Adam Driver and John Slattery (the Karlovy Vary Film Festival honored the four women). Usually, we get more into the mechanics of the film, but we took the opportunity to discuss technology and distribution – both changed tremendously during the film’s journey. Here’s this month (February/March) profile on Lance, and as always, make sure to click on over to his Top Ten Films of All Time list »

- Eric Lavallee

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How Leonard Nimoy Was Convinced to Join the First 'Star Trek' Movie

27 February 2015 4:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The original script for the first Star Trek movie did not include Mr. Spock. The project was conceived as what would have then been the most expensive television project ever, with a budget of $3.2 million. When that vision died, Paramount — which had watched other studios feast on Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind — decided to make a movie instead. With a planned $18 million budget, the studio courted director Robert Wise (West Side Story), who took the job not because he loved the old television series but because his wife and father-in-

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- Kim Masters

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293 days until Star Wars: Not even the Empire can resist the power of selfies

27 February 2015 3:48 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In a galaxy far, far away there are comlinks and holo-communicators in lieu of cell phones. While a tiny (or life-sized) 3-D rendering of the person you’re talking to is pretty cool, where are the added features? After all, cell phones aren't just for communication! They are a lifeline to infinite information, instant entertainment, and a never-ending stream of selfies. Redditor Local-Lynx imagined how much different “Star Wars” would’ve been if stormtroopers had an Empire version of Facebook. Gotta immortalized those memories for the folks back home on the Outer Rim, right? Not to be outdone, Mioriti turned up another Trooper selfie, this time with the Sith Lord himself. Both may owe their inspiration to this image that appeared on the Official Star Wars Instagram last year that had Darth Vader lamenting about another boring day at the office.   A photo posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Dec »

- Donna Dickens

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Disney Xd to retell the Star Wars saga with Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales

27 February 2015 3:35 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Disney Xd will count down to the release of December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a five-part animated series entitled Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, which will retell the events of the Star Wars saga – in brick form – through the eyes of C-3Po and R2-D2.

According to the site, Droid Tales will be “set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, with the droids are regaling the assembled of their adventures that led them to their present situation.  An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.”

Further details on Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales are expected in the coming months.

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- Gary Collinson

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Page 2: House of Cards, Bttf, Peanuts, Frozen, Star Wars, Fifth Element, Shining, Star Trek

27 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | 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: Fu 2016 t-shirt 9 […]

The post Page 2: House of Cards, Bttf, Peanuts, Frozen, Star Wars, Fifth Element, Shining, Star Trek appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Droid Tales Will Re-Tell the Star Wars Saga in Lego Form on Disney Xd

27 February 2015 2:41 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney Xd has continued the Lego Star Wars adventures on their channel with the Yoda Chronicles, but they're not stopping there as they've announced a new mini-series called Droid Tales that will re-tell the entire Star Wars saga.  Come inside to learn more!

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters this December and it will be kicking things off for an all new generation of fans to enjoy.  So what better way to get new fans (i.e. younger kids) ready for the upcoming film, than by finding a new way to re-tell the other films.  Thus, Disney Xd will be bringing Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to the small screen sometime later this year.  The show will be five, 22-minute episodes that will re-tell the Star Wars saga from the Droids' point of view:

Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Daniel Dae Kim: 'Why Not Hire a Minority' in More Movie Roles?

27 February 2015 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With his directorial debut set to air Friday on Hawaii Five-0, former Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim is helping to create a media landscape that's a little bit more diverse. In an exclusive chat with People, the actor, 46, opened up about his first time directing ("It was a real eye-opening experience"), the importance of diversity in Hollywood and whether he still gets accosted by Lost fans demanding answers."It's something that I was really glad to be able to do," Kim tells People of his first time directing. "It was great to learn so much about different sides of the »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Daniel Dae Kim: 'Why Not Hire a Minority' in More Movie Roles?

27 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With his directorial debut set to air Friday on Hawaii Five-0, former Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim is helping to create a media landscape that's a little bit more diverse. In an exclusive chat with People, the actor, 46, opened up about his first time directing ("It was a real eye-opening experience"), the importance of diversity in Hollywood and whether he still gets accosted by Lost fans demanding answers."It's something that I was really glad to be able to do," Kim tells People of his first time directing. "It was great to learn so much about different sides of the »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Year in advance Oscar Predictions

27 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I know this seems nuts, but here I am with some Academy Award predictions for next season. We’re a long way out, yes…but for me, this is the absolute most fun time of the year, in terms of forming predictions. Why? Simply put, it’s because anything is possible. If you want to see how an odd nominee would look, you need only predict it. Right now, we’re just as likely to see Steven Spielberg’s latest St. James Place take Best Picture as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s kind of a brilliant thing, really. Even so, I’ve tried to be as logical as possible here, foregoing a number of quirkier picks in favor of the contenders I really feel good about, even if it really is only February still. Which films are in contention? You’ll be able to see below, but »

- Joey Magidson

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The Snap: Why 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is our best reality show

27 February 2015 1:09 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"RuPaul's Drag Race" returns for its seventh season this Monday. Seventh?! We're entering "Knots Landing" territory here, RuPaul. Before the new season of lip-sync battles, shade-throwing matches, and runway stomping sessions kicks off, let's celebrate why this show is great. Have you watched it yet? You'll learn everything you need to know here, hunty.  Check out additional episodes of The Snap down here, Okurr? Ep. #44: Who Should (and Shouldn't) Win Oscars Ep. #43: The Many Charms of Kanye West Ep. #42: Why We Need a Missy Elliott Comeback Ep. #41: The Worst Oscar Snubs Ever Ep. #40: The Real Meanings Behind Emojis Ep. #39: The Problems with Your Favorite Christmas Movies Ep. #38: The Biggest Flaws in the Best Movies of 2014 Ep. #37: Why Madonna is the Greatest Celebrity of All Time Ep. #36: Why We're Thankful for Beyonce, Nph, and More Ep. #35: A Salute to the Classic Women of Video Games Ep. »

- Louis Virtel

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