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There.s only one Nicolas Cage out there roaming the earth, right? I ask in all seriousness, because the man.s output is set to such a high level, I.m beginning to think that in his free time (what little of it there actually is), Nicolas Cage might have invented cloning. Cage also is hellbent on acting in movies no one actually sees. Raise your hand, please, if you caught The Frozen Ground (2013), Stolen (2012), Seeking Justice (2011) or Trespass (2011). Anyone? I thought so. And I.m starting to feel the same way about Outcast, which just shared its first official trailer. Needless to say, this trailer shared by Deadline looks incredible. if you love passing your days poking fun of all the crazy things Nicolas Cage will do on screen for our entertainment. Outcast, helmed by first-time filmmaker Nick Powell, pairs Cage with Star Wars outcast Hayden Christensen (of course »
A decade ago, on store shelves near and wide, fans had their last chance to obtain the uncut theatrical versions of the Star Wars trilogy. Packaged with the 2004 remasters of the second wave of Special Edition alterations that George Lucas added on top of the 1997 wave of alterations, the original Star Wars were ported over from the Full Screen 1993 laserdiscs with less than optimal quality; but they were there. I personally own all three, and I bought them knowing that while it may not be a perfect copy (and I was getting screwed out of the special features the Special Edition box set came with,) I'd have a copy of those original films I fell in love with in a contemporary format. Now, just as we're about to see a new chapter begin in the Star Wars saga, we might be able to see those films again. Comic Book.com »
To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, NBC moved the 2014 Emmy Awards telecast up a month, to August 25. But in swerving clear of the football juggernaut, the Emmys steered right into the lane of the landmark cultural occasion of late August: the MTV VMAs, scheduled for one day prior. It got us thinking: What if we took things to their logical conclusion and handed MTV control of the Emmys, as well? Using categories from both the VMAs and their summertime counterpart, the MTV Movie Awards, we've imagined what would happen if the cable network was in charge of handing »
- Nate Jones, @kn8
This amazingly detailed steampunk Lego At-at from Star Wars was created by Lego Artist markus19840420 for the Moc Madness competition called Steam Wars. He only had seven days to build the At-at Walker, and I’m thoroughly impressed by what he came up with in such a short period of time. This is so good looking that it should be a real Lego play set that we can buy.
Via: Nerd Approved »
- Joey Paur
Marvel's latest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, is currently a big hit at the box office. While it's in keeping with Marvel's approach of making a film that's true to its comic book roots while being very accessible to a wide audience, entertaining on many different levels, Marvel is not the only framework to look at the film in the context of.
(Cbr) Not long from now, in this very galaxy, new "Star Wars" movies will emerge — not just a new trilogy kicked off by J.J. Abrams, but spinoffs as well, from the likes of Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards. Rian Johnson, the director of "Brick," "Looper" and three episodes of "Breaking Bad," is the filmmaker responsible for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," and possibly even "Episode IX." As such, he’s been on the set of Abrams’ "Episode VII," and knows much more behind-the-scenes details than … well, just about anybody. Johnson was the guest on a recent episode of Grantland’s Girls in Hoodies podcast, and while there wasn’t much he’s able to reveal about his upcoming "Star Wars" movie, he did say the new series will very much lean on practical, rather than computer-generated, effects — a notable change of pace from George Lucas’ divisive prequels, and closer to the style of the original trilogy. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
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: James Hance’s “Galaxy Explorers” painting […]
- Peter Sciretta
Over the weekend, an unsubstantiated rumor claimed that Disney had plans to release the original cuts of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray, without all the "Special Edition" alterations made to the films when they were re-released in theaters in 1997. With the exception of a limited DVD release, the unaltered, original cuts haven't been available in high-definition, so that would be awesome. However, Badass Digest smartly pointed out that Fox owns the rights to those films, so it's not really up to Disney whether or not that happens unless some serious negotiations are done (and that's not out of the question). In the meantime, a video from Geeks are Sexy (via SlashFilm) shows some big fans have taken matters into their own hands. A group of fans have been painstakingly working on Star Wars: The Despecialized Edition, which aims to remaster the original trilogy but remove all the special »
- Ethan Anderton
You would need an encyclopedia to know how many different versions of the original Star Wars Trilogy are out there. From obvious changes made to create the Special Editions, or the addition of “Episode IV” to the first film, to more subtle ones like color correction or audio tweaks, there are dozens of different versions […]
The post Video: How Fans “Despecialized” ‘Star Wars’ But Left Improved Audio and Video appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
The more we hear about Star Wars Episode VII, the more it sounds like the events taking place in Rebels could tie directly into the new movie’s story and official release plans have been announced for the one-hour Rebels movie and TV series premiere:
“Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set to premiere Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m. Et/Pt in the Us) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the highly anticipated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney Xd. In the Us, Star Wars Rebels episodes will debut Monday nights beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m. Et/Pt) on Disney Xd. Worldwide, the series will air in 33 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.
Leading up to its global television debut, Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be »
- Jonathan James
2014 is evidently the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge -- an effort to raise money and awareness for Als -- and the trend has very clearly spread to movie sets. In the video above, Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie are accepting the Pan cast's Als Ice Bucket Challenge on behalf of the cast of MI5. And if you haven't seen it already, here's the Pan cast's challenge to them: Hugh Jackman shaved his head for his Pan role, what's a little bit of ice water for a good cause? The Pan cast challenged Tom Cruise and the entire cast of Mission: Impossible 5, Oscar Isaac and the cast of Star Wars, and talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 5 director Chris McQuarrie accepted the challenge, and in absence of the rest of the cast, Cruise and the director took multiple buckets of water. »
Of all the exceptional things about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the insanely talented young actor (who has appeared in "Inception," "Looper," and "The Dark Knight Rises") and director (whose debut feature film, "Don Jon," came out last year), perhaps the most exceptional thing about him, at least on the day that we met him in Beverly Hills to discuss his role as the preternaturally gifted card shark Johnny in the wildly anticipated sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," was his socks.
They were really crazy and had a graphic of what appeared to be a geisha woman printed on them, against a background of a deep, nearly grape-colored purple. In fact, they were so amazing that I almost wanted to ask if I could take a photo of them for my Instagram.
But instead, I got to chat with Gordon-Levitt about what it was like playing in this »
- Drew Taylor
Disney and Lucasfilm have set a premiere date Star Wars Rebels! The great looking animated series will make its debut with a one-hour movie called "Spark of Rebellion" on Friday, October 3rd, at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Disney Channel. The series itself will then make its premiere Monday, October 13th at 9 p.m on Disney Xd.
A sneak preview of "Spark of Rebellion," screened at San Diego's Comic-Con last month, and it will be available to users of the Watch Disney Xd app and on WatchDisneyXD.com starting Monday, September 29th. You can find more details on that in the press release below.
The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost -- cowboy Jedi Kanan, »
- Joey Paur
While the Star Wars prequels have their defenders, there’s no denying that many old school Star Wars fans found the second trilogy vastly disappointing. Since its release 1999, The Phantom Menace has become a punching bag for disillusioned fans to vent their frustrations on. George Lucas’ CGI-heavy run of Star Wars prequels transformed a trilogy that told an epic story into a cheesy action franchise and turned-off many fans in the process.
Given how the prequels failed to live up to the quality of the original films, some fans are wary of getting their hopes up that the Star Wars franchise will produce another quality film. Despite some fans’ trepidation, interest is running high for Episode 7; every other day, the Internet is bombarded with news and rumors related to Episode 7’s production.
Against all odds, the news so far has been surprisingly promising. For anyone with lingering doubts that »
- Travis Earl
Adam Driver is one of the up –and-coming faces joining the original cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII, and has been discussing his experiences on the project so far, as well as the need to make sure the story stays grounded. “Doing Star Wars now… that’s surreal,” says the star. “You start by try to stamp [that feeling] down as much as possible, just focus on what it is that you are there to do… easier said than done.” “The thing about Star Wars that’s so good – sure there’s this huge [canvas]. It’s space, it’s a long time ago...
- George Wales
Hour-long intro Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion is coming this autumn.
As Disney’s continuation of the cinematic Star Wars universe continues to develop, and we inch slowly towards Episode VII’s December 2015 release date, we will shortly have a tie-in to watch while we wait.
Star Wars Rebels, the animated televisual tale of the Rebel Alliance’s early days, has now been confirmed to reach screens worldwide on 3 October. If you have access to Watch Disney’s website or app, you can watch the opening episode as early as 29 September.
Launching the series will be Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion, an hour-long special which will serve to introduce the characters and themes of the show, which takes place five years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
There’s a wonderfully bonkers Philip José Farmer novel in which Tarzan and Doc Savage, under different names, fight through the jungle with raging hard-ons that ejaculate every time an enemy is killed. The violence is scabrous, outlandish, always penetrative. Late in the book — it’s called A Feast Unknown, from 1969 — the pulp heroes, nude, face one another on a narrow bridge, their penises swollen like a duelist’s sword. As a Star Wars parody, it beats the hell out of Spaceballs. “Beating the hell out” is the primary concern of our entertainment culture, where the Expendables, all swollen, veiny pulp heroes themselves, can slaughter dozens and still win a kid-friendly PG-13. But stick a banana in Stallone&rsq »
Disney enjoyed a magical day on Wall Street Tuesday with its stock trading at record levels of $90 a share — the highest in more than 16 years.
The stock ended the day at $90.09, up 12 cents, a 52-week high. It nearly broke the $90 mark on Monday, closing at $89.97.
It was up another 16 cents in after-hours trading at $90.16.
Analysts currently recommend Disney’s stock with a moderate buy, although Jeffries analyst John Janedis predicted in June that the company’s shares will break $100. “We think Disney is still at the early stages of a multi-year run where all segments will post solid growth,” he said at the time.
Others also were optimistic.
Argus raised its price target from $96 to $101 last week. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its price from $90 to $100, earlier in the month. And Nomura was more cautious with a price target of $97, up from $95.
The last time Disney’s stock traded at this level was the 1990s, »
- Marc Graser
Actor Tom Cruise is being honored with the Japan Cool Content Contribution (J3C) Award for acting for his performance in Edge Of Tomorrow (2014) from the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti), and the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles. The 2nd Annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Awards Ceremony will be held on September 13, 2014 at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles.
For the first time, the J3C Awards will be held in conjunction with the La EigaFest (Japan Film Festival). The 4th Annual La EigaFest, presented by the Japan Film Society, will be held September 12th – 14th at the Egyptian Theater.
- Michelle McCue
Wme put itself on ice Tuesday afternoon, becoming the latest participant in the viral Als Association campaign sweeping the nation in the dog days of summer. The talent agents were challenged by clients Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund (who, along with their Pan cast and crew, also nominated Mission Impossible 5 and Star Wars’ entire casts and crews) to either dump a bucket of ice water over their heads or donate to the organization. (Cruise and Mi:5 director Christopher McQuarrie have already responded.) Wme co-ceo Patrick Whitesell quickly organized the effort, sending out an agency-wide
- Rebecca Sun
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