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Yes, Star Wars Episode VIII is still more than a year away. But we Star Wars fans love information, and one piece of information that we have all been hoping to get for quite some time now is the title for Rian Johnson's follow up to The Force Awakens. As much as we all love her, Daisy Ridley broke the news recently that we are still going to have to wait a while to find out the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Ridley, who of course played Rey in The Force Awakens and is reprising her role in Episode VIII, recently appeared on an episode of the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast. During the course of the interview, the subject of the as-of-yet to be revealed title for Star Wars 8 came up. While she didn't even give us a hint as to what it could be, she »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Artist Andy Fairhurst reveals a new trilogy of Star Wars posters. Carrie Fisher continues to be a national treasure at the Chicago Comic-Con. Star Wars items go up for auction courtesy of Cancer Gets Lost. The story of how the Lucasfilm Story Group was formed. An interview with […]
- Jacob Hall
Directed by Tod Williams
When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.
Although Steven King is often hailed as the greatest horror author of all-time, he’s not had the best track record of adapting his own work. While it worked wonders with Pet Cemetery, Maximum Overdrive is fantastic for all the wrong reasons and the less said about his TV version of The Shining the better. However his novels have proven time and time again to be great commodities for adaptation (Carrie, The Shining, The Mist, Children of the Corn, The Running Man, etc), and Cell had every chance of being no different.
John Cusack stars as Clay, a comic book artist who is heading back »
- Luke Owen
Norwegian actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann, the two-time Oscar nominee and director of films including Cannes competition title Faithless, has announced that she doesn’t plan to direct again.
Ullmann made the announcement during a talk today at Haugesund’s Norwegian International Film Festival.
“I don’t want to direct anymore,” she said during the festival’s annual public talk, The Amanda Conversation.
“I want to use my strength to act in a film - there I can use it with a sensitive director, and write. I took that decision right now,” the 77-year-old veteran said with a smile.
This year’s Amanda Conversation was between Ullmann, whose most recent »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
Disney has been having a banner year. And they are set to break the Market Share record when it comes to the 2016 box office. A lot of studios have had to face some pretty serious disappointments when to comes to raking in cash these past couple of months. Paramount is facing massive losses, and Fox had a couple of serious bombs like Independence Day: Resurgence and Ice Age: Collision Course. But Disney, on the other hand, is absolutely dominating with unprecedented success, and things are only going to get better.
According to The Wrap, Disney has a 26.9 percent market share at the domestic box office for 2016 so far. With massive hits like Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, Finding Dory and The Jungle Book all raking in big money, the couple of under-performing movies the studio has had, like The Bfg and Alice Through the Looking Glass, simply don't matter. Warner Bros., »
For those of you who love to collect toys and other miscellanneous Star Wars merch, the folks voer at Jedi Temple Archive have your back, and they've revealed several photos of some upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys.
Check them out below!
In addition to the toys, Lucasfilm has also revealed the exclusive 3D glasses for the film. You can either go with a white classic Stormtrooper design or the new black Deathrooper design. The glasses will have a suggested retail price between $9 and $12 apiece.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
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Source: Jedi Temple Archives, Disney/Lucasfilm
Joseph Jammer Medina Dwayne Johnson Is The Highest Paid Actor Of 2016 https://t.co »
- Joseph Medina
With August almost over and September around the corner, we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. Following the announcement of the first wave of programming earlier this month, the second wave of films have now been revealed, including even more titles for horror, sci-fi, and suspense fans to look forward to seeing:
Press Release: Austin, TX – Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest delivers another dose of cinematic decadence with its second wave of programming. Procured once again from the most curious corners of the genre universe, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its opening film, Denis Villeneuve’s stunning Arrival. Arrival marks Villeneuve’s Fantastic Fest debut, which has proven to be worth the wait as his spectacular science fiction feature promises to kick off proceedings in explosive fashion.
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- Derek Anderson
The paucity of Marvel and Star Wars actors in the 2016 top 20 suggests the studio doesn’t need to rely on A-list names in the cinematic universe era
How is it possible to explain why Ben Affleck, star of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, is sitting pretty in sixth place on Forbes’ 2016 list of the highest-paid male stars in Hollywood with a whopping $43m in fees, while Harrison Ford, who headlined Star Wars: The Force Awakens, languishes down in 20th position with just $15m in earnings over the past year?
Related: Dwayne Johnson named world's top earning actor as Hollywood pay gap laid bare
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- Ben Child
The 2016 election is an absolute circus, and there may be no one better at clowning the clowns than Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. With Triumph's Summer Election Special 2016 and last February's Primary Election Special, both airing on Hulu, the intrepid pup has been dragging his butt across the political carpet, from Iowa to New Hampshire, Philly's Democratic National Convention to Cleveland's Republican National Convention. The bipartisan badgerer has roasted Mike Huckabee, annoyed Ted Cruz and gone viral with videos toying with gullible Trump fans and sensitive college liberals alike — all »
The bond between two sisters should never be underestimated, but even the tightest bonds can be tested with the prospect of fame and glory. Rebecca Zlotowski’s new film “Planetarium” follows two sisters (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp) who believe they possess the ability to communicate with the dead. While they’re performing in pre-war Paris, they encounter a visionary French producer that wants to put them on screen. Watch the trailer for the film below. (Note: It doesn’t contain subtitles for the French, but much of it is in English and it’s still worth a look.)
The film is the third feature from Rebecca Zlotowski. She previously directed “Belle Épine,” about a young girl struggling with the death of her mother, which won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2010, and “Grand Central, »
- Vikram Murthi
Designer Psyence’s Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Landspeeder set has become the latest Lego Ideas concept to achieve the necessary 10,000 supporters to progress to the Second 2016 Review Stage as it hopes to become an official set.
See Also: Follow all of our Lego coverage here
- Gary Collinson
Funko has turned any and nearly every kind of character from pop culture into one of the Pop! Vinyl figures. Disney, Star Wars, Batman, Ghostbusters, Family Guy, The Avengers, Gremlins, Futurama and tons more movies and TV shows have had their characters turned into the adorable little doe-eyed collectibles. Basically, anything popular gets the Funko […]
The post Funko Sculpted a ‘Stranger Things’ Pop Vinyl of Eleven And We Want It Now appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
We’re just a few months away from the release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars anthology movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and during an interview with Empire Online, director Gareth Edwards has been discussing the meaning of the title.
“I’d been thinking about it,” states Edwards. “What does it mean? ‘Rogue One’ is a military call sign to some extent, but this is the first film that’s gone off-piste and is not part of the saga – or the Anakin story – so it’s the ‘rogue’ one, you know? It’s kind of describing [Jyn Erso] as well in a similar way. It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice.”
Well, there goes my bet of it being a codename for Mads Mikkselsen’s Galen Erso…
See Also: Kylo Ren reacts to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer »
- Gary Collinson
Edinburgh, Scotland — “The Grand Tour,” the new auto show from former “Top Gear” hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, launches on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video in the fall. At the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival Wednesday the show’s executive producer Andy Wilman, who held the same position on “Top Gear,” explained how the team had started afresh.
Wilman and Clarkson, who had gone to the same school, joined BBC’s “Top Gear” in 2002 and helped build it into the most popular factual show in the world. In March 2015, Clarkson was sacked by the BBC for punching a producer, and Wilman, Hammond and May decided to leave the show, too. In July 2015, Amazon announced that the former “Top Gear” team would be producing a new car show for them, and earlier this year they revealed its name: “The Grand Tour.”
Wilman said there will be 12 shows a year for three years, with »
- Leo Barraclough
Terminally ill “Star Wars” fan Neil Hanvey saw his dying wish come true in the form of an early screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Hanvey, who died on Monday at the age of 36 after a three-year battle with cancer, was given the chance to watch the film on Saturday, months before […] »
- Brent Furdyk
The 501st Legion announces today their commitment to a first-of-its kind international endowment in a unique partnership with Make-a-Wish. The 501st Legion Make-a-Wish Endowment Fund will allow Make-a-Wish America and Make-a-Wish International to grant more Star Wars-related wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. This endowment fund will allow Make-a-Wish to grant wishes, alternating between the United States and international locations every other year – a first for an endowment of this kind.
The 501st Legion Make-a-Wish Endowment Fund will rely on contributions from its membership, as well as the public. The Legion does not charge for its appearances, but has always accepted donations to charities that are supported by its members. Together, raising $150,000 by September 2021 will unlock the first step into granting wishes to children for many years to come. Once the minimum gift is achieved, the Endowment fund will grant wishes from the interest accrued; as the fund continues to grow, »
- Michael Connally
If you've been curious about the new Star Wars film called Rogue One, we've got an exciting new piece to the puzzle. The movie, which takes place between Episodes III and IV in the greater Star Wars universe, focuses on a special rebel mission carried out by badass heroine Jyn Erso. As for where Erso fits into Star Wars history, we're not sure. Is she going to be Rey's mother? Could she become Captain Phasma? Erso's origin and impact aren't the only two things that make this film so intriguing. In fact, the title itself seems like a cryptic choice. What does Rogue One actually mean? This week, Empire conducted an interview with Gareth Edwards, the film's director, and he shed some light on the origin of the title phrase. "I'd been thinking about it," he said. "What does it mean? 'Rogue One' is a military call sign to some »
- Ryan Roschke
Fan art is something that has just become commonplace in the modern age. For anything that is popular, there are surely plenty of Instagram and Tumblr accounts that are devoted to making art of many kinds in honor of those popular things. Long before it was easy to do so, Star Wars fans have been making fan art, but freelance digital artist Steven Lear has taken it to an awesome new place. Just because he can, Lear has made dozens of images depicting Star Wars characters on famous album covers, and it is really, seriously cool.
The images were posted to his website, which is called Why The Long Play Face, and feature tons of Star Wars characters, ranging from the most famous to the most obscure, photoshopped expertly onto album covers. Not only does he employ a wide range of characters with this series of fan creations, but he »
Starz isn’t always part of our monthly streaming roundups, but it’s impossible to ignore it when a network becomes home to one of the biggest movies of all time. HBO will probably be showing off some fine stuff in September, but only Starz will have a little film called Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. Even if you’ve already seen it a few times, Starz getting The Force Awakens means you might be able to catch it randomly while flipping through channels (if you get Starz) or you can just watch it whenever you want (if you’ve got the Starz app). People in 1977 would’ve literally killed somebody for an opportunity to watch Star Wars on their cell phones or Apple TVs or whatever.
- Sam Barsanti
While much is known about Rey, there is still a lot to be unearthed about the Star Wars hero. The question is: When we finally get to the bottom of who she is, what will we find? One theory being put forth is that perhaps Rey is not the do-gooder she seems. Rather, maybe just maybe, she’s playing the long con and is actually evil. The fan theory is based on Rey’s ability to quickly tap into her Jedi powers and the fact that the Dark Side is already reaching out to her. Plus there are some curious similarities to her personal history and that of Darth Vader. Check out the video above or below and see what you think. »
- David Eckstein
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