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Harrison Ford is on the road to recovery! In addition to getting better after being involved in a plane crash earlier this month, the Star Wars star was also spotted on the road Saturday afternoon...literally! An eyewitness tells E! News that the Age of Adaline actor was driving around the Pacific Palisades before arriving at none other than Steven Spielberg's house! "Harrison was driving his Tesla and seemed to be in good spirits. He was wearing a hat so there weren't any visible signs of wounds on his head," the source tells us. "He was by himself but able to drive his car normally." Although he is still healing from the accident, the source says that Ford was able to spend the »
Harrison Ford is on the mend. The 72-year-old Indiana Jones alum has left UCLA hospital after spending weeks recovering after his March 5 plane crash. According to multiple sources, the experienced pilot left the hospital late last week and is “on his way to healing.” “He’s a strong guy,” one insider tells Us Weekly of the Star Wars actor, whose World War II vintage plane crash landed onto a golf course in Santa Monica, Calif., just 20 seconds after it’s engine stalled upon take off. Ford, who was conscious [...] »
Screen’s sister publication Broadcast revealed in February that Stephenson was in talks with the Los Angeles-based company.
His move ends a 10-year association with the BBC.
A date for his departure is yet to be confirmed, although he is expected to relocate to California at some point later this year. A hunt for his successor will begin immediately.
Stephenson said he was ready for a new challenge and described Star Wars director Abrams as “one of the world’s greatest writers, directors and producers”.
He added: “The BBC is a remarkable institution - there just isn’t a more creative, stimulating organisation to work for in the UK. Whilst it’s a massive wrench to leave, I cannot wait to begin a new adventure in La with Jj.”
Abrams said: “His love of great TV, his passion »
Star Wars is a family affair for the Prinzes! Earlier this month, E! News learned that Sarah Michelle Gellar was joining the cast of Star Wars Rebels. Her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., was already part of the show, and based on son Rocky and daughter Charlotte's matching Star Wars stormtrooper Vans slip-ons, it seems the kids are more than excited to have both parents involved! Sarah Instagrammed a picture of her family's #SundayFunday shoes. "Sometimes you just need to rock matching kicks," quipped the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum. "The family that dresses together......." We'll go ahead and fill in that blank with has the most fun! Sarah Michelle talked to E! News about family »
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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s release is a little under a year away, but Zack Snyder’s movie is already getting treated to a similar level of feverous speculation as 2015’s biggest hitters. And, even with the start of a third Star Wars trilogy and a sequel to the third biggest movie of all time on the near horizon, it’s really not hard to see why people are getting excited over seeing Ben Affleck get the s**t beaten out of him by Henry Cavill.
Of course, Dawn Of Justice isn’t only seeing DC’s two big hitters duking it out on the big screen for the first time, but also laying the foundations for Warner Bros. attempt to ape Marvel at the shared universe game. On top of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel (as well as their expansive supporting »
- Alex Leadbeater
Harrison Ford has been released from hospital.
The Star Wars actor was injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles at the beginning of March.
According to People, the actor has been spotted driving near his home in recent days.
He was piloting a vintage fighter plane that crashed into a Venice, CA golf course on March 5.
The 72-year-old was said to be in "moderate condition" outside of the plane when emergency services arrived. He was "alert, conscious and breathing" when transferred to hospital.
Stars sent their well wishes to the actor after news of the crash broke.
Ford made headlines last year when he sustained an injury on set. Production was temporarily halted while he underwent leg surgery, but he returned to work weeks later. »
From 6000 pearls to just 1: Uganda. Excited to be back in East Africa to work with #MiraNair on #QueenOfKatwe. #MaishaAlive #nofilter A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Mar 28, 2015 at 5:36pm Pdt It appears this will be Lupita Nyong'o's next film after all (after "Star Wars," which will be out later this year). The actress has arrived in Uganda to begin production on director Mira Nair's adaptation of the book "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster," by Tim Crothers, on Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, also known as "The Queen of Katwe." She's »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Zen Studios already gave Star Wars fans the goods with their slew of impressive Star Wars tables on Zen Pinball and Pinball FX2, but they're not stopping there and have announced a brand new table based on the hit new TV series, Star Wars Rebels!
I love Star Wars and I love virtual pinball. Zen Studios have crafted some of the most impressive virtual pinball tables around and I'm always excited when they announce new stuff coming our way. The fact that their latest concoction happens to be based on the incredible new cartoon show, Star Wars Rebels, is just icing on the cake:
Zen Studios, a maker of popular digital games including Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball, has revealed the latest pinball table, Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, based on the critically acclaimed animated TV show, Star Wars Rebels. The table will be available across Zen’s pinball platforms, »
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, George Lucas brought us films that thrilled audiences, threw our imaginations into overdrive, inspired a generation of filmmakers and created some of the greatest films of all-time, blazing a trail for science fiction in pop culture. Then, a couple decades later he made some CGI filled prequels.
Here are all six "Star Wars" movies, ranked from worst to best. »
- Moviefone Staff
Fly circles around the Empire, take down some At-ATs and speed over the icy planet of Hoth with the agile Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder microfighter. This miniature version of the Rebellions super agile attack craft is perfect for mini battles and includes great details, 2 flick missiles and even a mini cockpit for the Snowspeeder Pilot to sit in.
Check out our review of the amazing miniature version of the Snowspeeder, as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, below!
Lego Set No: 75074. Includes a Snowspeeder Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol »
- Phil Wheat
Advance on the Rebel Hoth base with the awesome Lego Star Wars At-at Microfighter. This small-scale version of the real Imperial Walker features a posable head and legs, 2 flick missiles and even a mini cockpit for the At-at Driver to sit in.
Check out our review of the amazing miniature version of the At-at, As seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, below!
Lego Set No: 75075. Includes an At-at Driver minifigure with a blaster pistol. »
- Phil Wheat
Since Marvel (and later Disney) struck success with their cinematic universe, all the other studios have been trying to leap on that bandwagon, with Sony spinning a Spider-Man web, Universal planning a monster-verse and the Mouse House itself crafting a galaxy of Star Wars movies. The latest arrival to the multi-film party is Paramount, which has Akiva Goldsman joining the team to oversee more Transformers films. According to Deadline, he’ll work with Transformers stalwarts Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura on setting up a writer’s room-style process that will hire scriptwriters to start developing potential new sequels and, because this is a thing that has to happen apparently these days, spin-offs. Bumblebee: Origins, anyone?It’s hardly surprising that Paramount would want to do this – for all their fluctuating quality levels, the Transformers franchise has been a robust box-office performer for the studio, with even last »
Square Enix is now producing a line of badass Star Wars figures which put Hasbro’s Black series to shame. Actually, the action figures look so cool they could almost rival the collectible lines released by Hot Toys and Sideshow. Check out the Boba Fett, Darth Vader and StormtrooperPlay Arts Kai Variant figures after the jump. Badass Star […]
The post Cool Stuff: Badass Star Wars Figures From Square Enix appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
It’s been 50 years since the first Star Trek pilot, called “The Cage”, was produced. Next year will be the official 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s network debut as a weekly series. To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the possibility of a new Star Trek TV series is being seriously considered.
There have been five Trek shows on the small screen (not counting the animated series). The most recent Trek spin-off series, Star Trek: Enterprise, went off the air in 2005. Since then, fans have never stopped asking for a new entry in the Star Trek tele-verse. Despite the new films by Jj Abrams, which have gotten mixed reactions from old-time Trek fans, the call for another spin-off has not stopped. »
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It was a running joke among Italian exploitation filmmakers in the 70s and 80s that if you wanted to know what your next picture was going to be, you only had to look at Hollywood’s box office. Just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so every Hollywood blockbuster has a sleazy and inexpensive mockbuster.
The Exorcist spawned House of Exorcism, Jaws begat Tentacles and Star Wars found its opposite number in Starcrash, but it was Dawn of the Dead’s success that birthed some of the liveliest, most outlandish trash that ever met a projector bulb. Avoiding Dawn’s slapstick elements, these knock-offs played it straight and went for the jugular, but their shoestring budgets, bad acting and ridiculous narratives often saw them enter the realm of high camp, and the zombie genre went into a tailspin.
When it was revived several years later, courtesy of »
- Ian Watson
Rejoice, Trekkies! The latest sequel to the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise will capture the spirit of the original TV show.
“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” Pegg told the site.
Pegg, who will return to play engineering chief Scotty, also said that the new film will be infused with the same optimism and sense of adventure that characterized the original stories.
“And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know, where no man has gone before — where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he said. “But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Despite not being loved by critics, the "Transformers" franchise has been very lucrative, with the last two films grossing over $1 billion worldwide each. This is why Paramount Pictures has decided to expand the universe to include a bunch more sequels and spin-offs. Deadline is reporting that the studio hired Akiva Goldsman to work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a "writer's room" to come up with ideas for future films. Even though Goldsman is an Oscar-winning writer of "A Beautiful Mind" and many other films, it seems that he won't actually write any scripts. Instead, he will take on an oversight role to select writers and guide the movies they'll write. This strategy has become more and more common in Hollywood. 20th Century Fox has done this for the next three "Avatar" films, and Disney has done this for its superhero »
The Important News We got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. And we got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as (the proper) Deadpool. The next Mission: Impossible movie got a new title: Rogue Nation. The Russo brothers will direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. Captain Marvel might show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bradley Cooper will direct the next remake of A Star is Born. And Steven Spielberg will direct Ready Player One. And Jason Segel will co-direct a Lego Movie spinoff. Idris Elba will be the villain in Star Trek 3. Ben Mendelsohn will be the male lead in Star Wars: Rogue One. Mallrats 2 will bring back Stan Lee. And it will bring back Shannen Doherty. And it will bring back Jason Lee. Super Troopers...
- Christopher Campbell
Following four epic instalments from director Michael Bay, you’d think Paramount Pictures would be exhausted over the Transformers movie franchise. Yet it seems the studio are keener than ever to press ahead with the announcement of a strategy for the future.
Not only is Bay eyeing a fifth film (after he’s finished latest effort 13 Hours) but the studio has brought in screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to oversee a hub of scribblers – the thinking behind this “writers’ room” being to develop further sequels and spin-offs, creating a parallel with other lucrative multi-chapter series, notably Star Wars.
The brand’s key talents – Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura – are on hand to assist Goldsman with the task of keeping this saga of reconfigured robots fresh. Age Of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg is expected to return, having previously signed a contract for two more chunks of mechanized mayhem.
Toy giant Hasbro, »
- Steve Palace
The Av Club reports that Masi Oka will reprise his fan-favourite role of Hiro Nakamura for this year's Heroes: Reborn. The time-travelling, teleporting geek Hiro played a key role throughout all four seasons of Heroes' original run from 2006 to 2010, so it's only fitting that he should return for the show's upcoming 13-episode limited-run series revival.
The dynamic between Hiro and his (mostly non-superpowered) best friend Ando Masahashi (James Kyson Lee) was hilarious, lending the show a much-needed humorous side to balance out the gripping arc-based storytelling drama. Not only that, but their friendship also provided some added emotional resonance. So hopefully James Kyson Lee will also return to complete the double act.
Hiro's relationships with some of the other characters also made for some brilliant storylines. For instance, there's his awkward, doomed romance with the adorable waitress Charlene 'Charlie' Andrews (Jayma Mays), continued in the amazing spin-off novel »
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