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142 days until Star Wars: This kid's review of 'The Empire Strikes Back' is spot on

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Short and sweet today y’all, as we are in the midst of some sort of Star Wars news drought. But I dug up this little gem, courtesy of Gotskilla. Have you ever wondered what movie reviews would be like if they were written by a first grader? And no, the answer isn’t “The same as they are now” funny guy/gal. But they Would be pretty amusing, if this “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” critique is any indication!     »

- Donna Dickens

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'Star Wars 7' Has Few Shots That Are Completely CGI

10 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the biggest complaints about Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and it's two sequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is that they are grossly drenched in CGI. In fact, a number of scenes in all three movies are completely CGI with no practical element at all. Disney and Lucasfilm have been very adamant about pushing home the fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not following the same path. There are a lot of practical effects on display in the seventh Star Wars movie. And we'll hardly see any scenes that doesn't have some sort of practical element to them.

After the prequel trilogy shuffled off into the dustbins of history, only to be occasionally viewed by fans still upset over the whole ruse, there has been quite a vocal »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Live-Action TV Update: Netflix Bound! (Exclusive)

13 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We've broken some exciting news regarding a potential live-action Star Wars show in the past, and today brings an update on some of the progress of the potential show(s) and where they could be headed. Come inside to check it out!

I've sat on this news for a little bit in the hopes of learning something a tad more substantial.  Sadly, I don't know about when I might hear more so I've decided to run this information as more of a "minor update" on the state of Star Wars TV rather than a meatier scoop for you guys.  

Last we heard anything regarding a live-action Star Wars show, was back in March when reports were coming out that Disney was ramping up discussion on a live-action TV show set in the Star Wars universe.  We exclusively revealed this was the case, but that Disney were currently in the process »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mid-Year Movie Report: Warner Bros. Dominates Top TV Ad Budgets

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

Now that the midway point through 2015 has been passed,  iSpot.tv has undertaken an analysis of the spending and engagement for movie studios’ TV advertising activity so far this year.

Over the last six months, the movie industry spent more than $1.7 billion advertising official trailers on national TV for this year’s new films. That bought 621 spots, which aired nationally over 300,000 times. However, that doesn’t include the many dollars that flowed into co-promotions (“Minions,” brought to you by Tic Tacs!), or the dozens of trailer remixes and sneak previews studios now leveraged on YouTube and beyond.

These are the movies with the biggest TV advertising budgets behind them: (Click here for full-size image.)

1. Get Hard (Warner Bros.): $44.5 million

2. Focus (Warner Bros.): $43.3 million

3. Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.): $41.8 million

4. Jupiter Ascending (Warner Bros.): $41 million

5. Entourage (Warner Bros.): $40.6 million

6. Run All Night (Warner Bros.): »

- iSpot.tv

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Media Companies Hope Box Office Bounty Masks TV Troubles

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

“Movies … now more than ever.” It’s a made-up slogan used by a fictional movie studio at the center of the 1992 film “The Player.” Some of today’s biggest media companies likely wish this confident pronouncement were real.

Box office isn’t typically the biggest contributor to the bottom lines of entertainment giants like Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Viacom and Disney, but in an era when normal patterns of ad spending are in massive flux, executives at those companies may feel more warmly toward Hollywood than they do Madison Avenue, even though film success has long been more unpredictable. “You know you are in trouble when the only positive media data point in the quarter is the U.S. box office,” said Michael Nathanson, a financial analyst who covers the media industry, in a recent research note.

Case in point: Comcast’s successful second quarter was buoyed not by »

- Brian Steinberg

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Media Companies Hope Box Office Bounty Masks TV Troubles

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

“Movies … now more than ever.” It’s a made-up slogan used by a fictional movie studio at the center of the 1992 film “The Player.” Some of today’s biggest media companies likely wish this confident pronouncement were real.

Box office isn’t typically the biggest contributor to the bottom lines of entertainment giants like Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Viacom and Disney, but in an era when normal patterns of ad spending are in massive flux, executives at those companies may feel more warmly toward Hollywood than they do Madison Avenue, even though film success has long been more unpredictable. “You know you are in trouble when the only positive media data point in the quarter is the U.S. box office,” said Michael Nathanson, a financial analyst who covers the media industry, in a recent research note.

Case in point: Comcast’s successful second quarter was buoyed not by »

- Brian Steinberg

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‘Princess Leia’ Features a Strong Premise, but Weak Execution

16 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Princess Leia #1-5 (2015)

Written by Mark Waid

Pencils by Terry Dodson

Inks by Rachel Dodson

Colors by Jordie Bellaire

Published by Marvel Comics

When Marvel unveiled its first batch of Star Wars titles following its reacquisition of the license, the fact that Princess Leia was receiving her own series (albeit a limited one) was met with general applause, while the announcement of Mark Waid and Terry Dodson as the creative team buoyed fans’ hopes while showing that Marvel was committed to putting A-list talent on all the new titles. Unfortunately, in execution, the series doesn’t quite live up to either the lofty expectations surrounding it, the full talent of the creators involved, or its strong initial premise. The end result is an uneven series, peppered with strong individual moments but ultimately unsatisfying as a whole.

The series kicks off well, using as its starting point an opportunity for characterization left unexplored by the film. »

- Austin Gorton

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Mark Hamill will Voice the Joker in 'Batman: The Killing Joke'

17 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fear not, animated Batman fans! Warner Bros. has already announced they're adapting the acclaimed, if not controversial, Batman: The Killing Joke as an animated feature film, targeting a 2016 release. The good news is we now know Mark Hamill is signed on to voice the Joker, according to Collider. amz asin="1401216676" size="small"Anyone who has seen the Joker in animated form is familiar with Hamill's work. The Star Wars actor has voiced the character countless times and in various incarnations, so it's great to know that no matter the quality of the rest of the film, the Joker's voice will be right. There's still plenty to worry about with this film, however. As I wrote about when it was first announced, "The Killing Joke" is far from an easy story to adapt in animated form. The story is clearly aimed at a mature audience, which might lead Warner Bros. to sanitize bits of it. »

- Charles Dean

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Toy Review: Han Solo in Hoth Gear with Tauntaun

18 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

I’ll admit I may be behind on this one but let me tell you the distribution for these figures has been kinda bad. However I found this awesome Han Solo in Hoth Gear with Billy the Tauntaun. Yes I’m calling the tauntaun Billy, Rip Billy. Now there may not be the old school cut open belly but this is still a great figure and it’s made me want to get that Luke and Wampa set more.  The Star Wars Black Series has continued to sap money from my wallet like a Mynok. But at least the figures are pretty awesome. Here’s the review guys.

Star Wars The Black SeriesHan SoloTAUNTAUNTOY Review »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jason The X)

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Red band trailer for Christmas comedy The Night Before

29 July 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s very difficult not to love This Is The End, Neighbors (aka Bad Neighbours) and even last year’s The Interview to some degree, and from the people that brought you those three movies comes holiday flick The Night Before.

The Night Before red band trailer The Night Before red band trailer

The Christmas comedy stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie and is directed by Rogen and Levitt’s 50/50 helmer Jonathan Levine. I love the look of this and it has been years since we’ve had a great festive comedy. There’s some great support in this film from the likes of Mindy Kaling, Lizzy Kaplan, Jillian Bell and even Kanye West.

Here’s the synopsis:

From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, »

- Paul Heath

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Inside Out topples Ant-Man at the UK box office

29 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015…

It was Joy at the UK box office for Disney this past weekend, as Pixar’s Inside Out topped the chart with an opening weekend of £7,376,513, while Marvel’s Ant-Man enjoyed a healthy second weekend of £2.52 million to leave its UK haul just short of £10 million after ten days on release.

Aside from Inside Out, only one other newcomer managed to make an impact in the top ten, with the Antoine Fuqua-helmed boxing drama Southpaw claiming fourth palce with £1,662,296 and giving star Jake Gyllenhaal his best opening on these shores since 2006’s Jarhead.

Number one this time last year: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

1. Inside Out, £7,376,513 weekend (New)

2. Ant-Man, £2,520,129 weekend; £9,616,486 total (2 weeks)

3. Minions, £2,268,007 weekend; £37,097,156 total (5 weeks)

4. Southpaw, £1,662,296 weekend (New)

5. Jurassic World, £1,004,125 weekend; £61,500,833 total (7 weeks)

6. Ted 2, £729,103 weekend; £8,754,916 total (3 weeks)

7. Terminator Genisys, »

- Gary Collinson

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How Many Shots in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Are Completely CGI?

28 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Due to the overwhelming amount of CGI visual effects used in the Star Wars prequels, and all the complaining that followed from fans hoping for more practical filmmaking, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams have really been hitting home their use of authentic, real, practical effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’ve been relying heavily […]

The post How Many Shots in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Are Completely CGI? appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Toronto: Festival Slate Brings Fall Landscape Into Focus

28 July 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Foundas: Well, the cat is really out of the bag now. After weeks of intense blogosphere speculation about the fall festival season and palate-whetting gala announcements from the New York Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival kicked things into high gear this morning when it announced more than 40 titles that will comprise the festival’s Gala and Special Presentations categories come September. It’s a typically starry list, full of A-list names in front of and behind the camera, some very obvious Oscar bait, and a few Toronto stalwarts to satisfy the requisite quota of local Canadian talent, including Atom Egoyan, who makes a bid for a comeback (after the career-pummeling one-two of “Devil’s Knot” and “The Captive”) with “Remember,” starring Christopher Plummer as a Holocaust survivor trying to track down the former Nazi guard responsible for murdering his family.

Egoyan’s film is listed by the »

- Scott Foundas and Justin Chang

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Nerd Alert: Mission Impossible Honest Trailer and Star Wars Changes

28 July 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Ant-Man gets mashed up with Zoolander, Real Fake History explores the battle of Klendathu in Starship Troopers, Mission: Impossible gets an Honest Trailer and the Fantastic Four reboot gets a meta mashup with Roger Corman's unreleased 1994 version. We also have a complete breakdown of the specific changes made from the original Star Wars movies for the Special Edition releases. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Mission: Impossible Honest Trailer

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means? Another Honest Trailer from the Screen Junkies crew. Today they break down Mission: Impossible and all of its sequels, in honor of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's release this Friday. »

- MovieWeb

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Guest Post: Author Gary Whitta on the Cinematic Influences on Abomination

28 July 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Note: In this special guest post, Gary Whitta, author of the upcoming fantasy horror book Abomination, shares four cinematic influences on his new novel.]

Though I wrote Abomination as a novel, my background is primarily a screenwriter, and the movies I watched growing up played even more of a part in inspiring me to become a writer as the books I read. So it’s perhaps not surprising that many of the influences that led to the creation of this book have cinematic roots.

The Thing (1982)

Abomination really began with wanting to write a good old-fashioned monster story, a fable about a man struggling with a beast within him in the tradition of The Wolfman, Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and even The Incredible Hulk. And I knew that I wanted the monsters to be as gnarly and twisted and horrifying as I could possibly make them. In that regard I always look at John Carpenter’s classic The Thing as the gold standard in stomach-churning monstrosity, and I definitely drew some influence from those awful, »

- Derek Anderson

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You'll be surprised at just how much Star Wars has changed over the years

28 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One Star Wars fan has gone to great lengths to show how much the beloved film series has changed over the years.

Although many casual viewers may not notice, director George Lucas has made a number of edits to his films since A New Hope was released in 1977.

The changes go as far as back as the beginning of the series, when different versions of Episode IV were sent out to theatres, and further changes have come in the years that followed.

With each home video release, Lucas made alterations, some more noticeable than others. YouTuber Mercelo Zuniga has put together a definitive guide to the changes in an hour-long series of videos.

Star Wars will return to cinemas in December with The Force Awakens, the beginning of a brand new trilogy starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

They are joined by Adam Driver, John Boyega, »

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Rumor: Sherlock's Jonathan Aris has joined the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One

28 July 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sherlock actor Jonathan Aris may have landed a role in the Star Wars Anthology movie from director Gareth Edwards. Star Wars: Rogue One was recently added to Aris' bio page over at Spotlight, an official site actors use as a resume, and apparently he'll be playing a character named "Senator Jebel." Although it has since been removed from his page, BBC's Lizo Mzimba... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Watch Simon Pegg Describe 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' Using Only Emojis

28 July 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ah, emojis... you love 'em, you hate 'em, and you can't stop using them.  Emojis work because they force us to think more visually and express ourselves with imagery, which is part of the reason why they're so addictive. It's fun to see why our friends and family use emojis and how they use them (and why they shouldn't be using them -- stop sending me random flower-puppy emoji combos, mom!), and you can't help but break out a fist bump whenever Star Wars...

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- affiliates@fandango.com

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Star Wars: Vader Down crossover covers revealed, Marvel’s Star Wars collected edition expected to push 250,000 sales

28 July 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that The Dark Lord of the Sith is set to headline a big crossover between the publisher’s Star Wars books entitled Star Wars: Vader Down, and thanks to ComicBook we’ve got a look at the first two covers from the event…

Meanwhile, Marvel has also revealed that it expects to shift between 225,000 and 250,000 copies of the first collected edition of the main Star Wars title – which is a huge number compared to the usual Marvel trade paperbacks, which sell between 30,000 and 50,000.

“When Star Wars #1 was released at the beginning of the year we were thrilled at the reception and the record-setting sales numbers. Once again, Star Wars continues to skyrocket the Marvel name even higher with the anticipated pre-order print-run between 200K and 250K units for Star Wars Vol 1 Tpb,” said David Gabriel, Svp Print, Sales and Marketing. “This is an unheard of number, »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Hamill will voice The Joker for Batman: The Killing Joke film

28 July 2015 12:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When an animated film based on 1988’s graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke was announced at Comic-Con this year, the majority of fans instantly decided that they wanted to see Mark Hamill (Star Wars) voice The Joker in the film. Even Mark Hamill himself kept his “fingers crossed” for the role.

According to Collider, Hamill has not only been officially cast as the film’s Joker, but he has already recorded all of his voice acting as well.

While Luke Skywalker may always be Hamill’s most iconic role, The Joker is a not-too-distant second. He has voiced the character for numerous Batman-related projects over the years, including the incredibly popular Batman: Arkham video game trilogy (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman: The Animated Series. In fact, the actor has been playing the character since 1993.

A few years ago, »

- Justin Cook

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