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This Empire Strikes Back Fan Trailer Is Perfect

13 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back may have come out 34 years ago, but that doesn't mean we're done seeing trailers for it. Case in point is this new fan cut, which advertises the film as though it were coming out in theaters today. Star Wars fans have a lot to be excited about (or worried about, depending on who you ask) these days with premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens getting closer every day. With a rumor circulating that a trailer for The Force Awakens will hit select theaters this weekend, it might be easy for some to forget about the awesomeness that is the original Star Wars trilogy. If that is you, and you.ve actually managed to forget how amazing George Lucas. original three Star Wars films were, this trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, made by a fan named Cameron Arrigoni, will certainly remind you. »

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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

22 November 2014 3:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year

This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue

In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of »

- Ricky

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rumors - Pirates and Info on Lupita Nyong’o's Character

21 November 2014 1:07 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Some more rumors have surfaced regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The following news contain potential Spoilers. It comes from Making Star Wars, who claim to know an awful lot about the movie. That have leaked a ton of news in the past, and they're back with some more. So let's get started.

First of all, lets start out with some pirates that seem to have a Mad Max look and feel to them and dwell in a place referred to as “Pirate’s Cove.” The site claims to have seen some concept art of six of these characters which may have been lifted from George Lucas' original Star Wars script which included what he called the "Legions of Lettow," which was the name of the entire Sith order. This group of people were Force-sensitive individuals who abandoned the teachings of the Jedi Order. The report says, "These »

- Joey Paur

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Why 'Mockingjay -- Part 1' Is the 'Empire Strikes Back' of the 'Hunger Games' Series

19 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Note: There will be spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 all up in this piece. You've been warned.   Tell me if this sounds familiar: Following a climactic battle in which our central hero goes toe-to-toe with the big, bad villain, the hero not only loses the fight, but they lose a part of themselves, too. Sure, they're still alive, but as the final moments of the film play out, they stare blankly through a window at the remnants of a battle they may not ever win.  That's how The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 leaves off, and it's not unlike the ending of The Empire Strikes Back, a movie many people feel is the greatest sequel ever made. Han Solo, Princess Leia and crew make their way to Cloud City, thinking they're safe. But...

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue

18 November 2014 4:58 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I

Written for the screen by Peter Craig and Danny Strong

Directed by Francis Lawrence

USA, 2014

In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. The argument I made was that what makes the Star Wars film still satisfying is that it has an actual sense of narrative progression and character achievement despite abandoning its players in the midst of doom and gloom. Going back and revisiting Catching Fire, I admit I may have been a little harsh as quite a bit of substantial material in terms of world-building and character development is crammed »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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Cool Videos: The Empire Strikes Back in this new modern-day trailer

18 November 2014 1:32 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The movie trailer has changed over the years and nothing's more evident of that fact than taking a film from yesteryear and slapping a new coat of trailer paint on it. Today's model is The Empire Strikes Back. Cameron Arrigioni cut a new trailer for the film and music that sounds like it's been ripped straight from a Christopher Nolan film is just the start.  The trailer touches on most of the major plot points of the movie as well as showcasing most »

- Sean Wist

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Watch: Fan-Made Contemporary Trailer for 'The Empire Strikes Back'

17 November 2014 9:51 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Here's some fun and hype for all you Star Wars fans hungry for something new now that the title for the next chapter in the saga has been revealed. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost exactly a year and a month away from release, and more rumblings of a teaser trailer arriving before the end of the year have surfaced. Badass Digest says to expect it sometime in the next four to five weeks (they also have a rumored description if you're interested), so we're anxiously awaiting confirmation of this rumor. In the meantime, a fan has crafted an awesome contemporary trailer for The Empire Strikes Back to check out. Watch it! Here's Cameron Arrigioni's modern trailer for The Empire Strikes Back (via SlashFilm): It's a pretty well done trailer, but one of the bigger issues is that it seems to give away a whole lot of the film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Exhilarating Modern Style Trailer for The Empire Strikes Back

17 November 2014 7:28 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Cameron Arrigioni was inspired to cut together a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back in the style of the trailers that studios are releasing today. It turned out surprisingly spectacular. It was definitely an interesting choice to cut it together with a song from Two Steps From Hell called "Freedom Fighters," and not John Williams' classic Star Wars score, but it works. It definitely succeeds in trying to convince you that this is one of the greatest movies ever. As much as I enjoyed this and how big it made the film seem, I still prefer the original, which I also included below.

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- Joey Paur

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Watch a Modern Take on 'Empire Strikes Back' Trailer

17 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When Darth Vader tells Luke "I am your father" in "The Empire Strikes Back," it is a chilling, gut-wrenching moment that most "Star Wars" viewers never saw coming.

Imagine if you did see it coming, though? Movie trailers these days give away almost the entire plot (including a lot of spoilers). So, what if "Empire Strikes Back" had a modern trailer? Would certain twists and turns be totally spoiled?

One fan cut together a modern trailer for the classic movie (using music from the new "Star Trek"), and we're happy to see that "Empire" seem as exciting as ever - even with reveals like Cloud City, Luke on Hoth, Han and Leia's capture, and Luke's lightsaber battle with Vader.

It doesn't spoil Vader's big line, but there are hints at some kind of secret about Luke's father. So, knowing what we already know, those clues shouted at us, but for a newbie viewer, »

- Kelly Woo

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RoboCop 2: the hidden gag aimed at its makers

17 November 2014 3:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

RoboCop's extensive list of prime directives in his first sequel has one aimed squarely at Orion Pictures...

If you're opening this piece expecting a prolonged defence of RoboCop 2, you're not going to get it (although there's a link down at the bottom where we have a go). We've tried lots of times to really like the film, but it just doesn't hang together, nor does it come anywhere near close to matching the original.

At the time it was being made, Orion Pictures, which was backing the film, was in deep trouble. So much trouble in fact that RoboCop 2 was the film that needed to be a big, big hit to save the studio. It wasn't, and within a couple of years, Orion was no more. Whilst it would put RoboCop 3 into production, it wouldn't be around to release it.

The first RoboCop was relatively off radar, and wasn't »

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James Gunn Talks Thanos' Introduction And Who We May See In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

12 November 2014 12:59 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

There's nothing too revealing in James Gunn's interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy, but a few points do stand out. Firstly, the site asked the filmmaker about the comparisons to the introduction of the Emperor in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Thanos' first scene as well as the challenges that came with giving audiences their first look at such a major character. "We definitely talked about the Emperor. The most difficult thing was to introduce Thanos in a way where he’s cool, but not make our antagonist, Ronan, look like a wuss in the process. That was a real delicate balance." As for which of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy he would most like to explore in future movies, Gunn added: "Yondu and Kraglin, the Ravagers. And I love Nebula. I »

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5 Movies With Gaping Plot Holes

7 November 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Prepare to have your hearts broken -- some of our favorite movies have plot holes that just can't be explained.

I Am Legend

In the post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Legend, Anna drives to Manhattan from Philadelphia -- in a car -- to essentially ruin Will Smith's life. But wait a minute – how did she even drive to Manhattan in the first place? All the bridges and tunnels to the city were destroyed at the beginning to prevent infection from spreading. Did she swim there and hot wire it? But then how did she drive off the island at the end?

Home Alone

Home Alone cleverly closed a potential plot hole in the beginning of the film by explaining the reason the McCallisters can't contact Kevin is because the phones are down – and when they called the police, Kevin was too afraid to answer the door. Great! But then, how does he order that "lovely cheese pizza?"

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

7 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The What?:  It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. 

This Week: We get a new title and some new rumored information about where we find Luke Skywalker, seemingly the man waking the Force. 

The Phantom Menace. Attack of the Clones. Revenge of the Sith. A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi. The Force Awakens.

It’s been awhile since we had a new Star Wars Episode title to discuss, and I think I can remember each previous prequel reveal (sadly I have no cognizant memory of Empire or Jedi’s titles being revealed, I was way too into cartoons). “The Phantom Menace” was a big mystery that I don’t remember anyone liking and “Revenge of the Sith” seemed fitting to those of us that knew Jedi was originally Revenge of the Jedi until it was »

- Da7e

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron! Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

7 November 2014 9:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys talks about Star Wars: Episode VII wrapping and being titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Anthony Daniels claiming it’s better than The Empire Strikes Back. On top of that, he also looks at Gwen Stacy’s possible for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Loki returning for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Raganarok and Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 as well as Christopher Nolan slamming, but not really slamming Marvel movies.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis »

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5 reasons why we love the How to Train Your Dragon movies

7 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.

Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to relive the best moments from DreamWorks's high-flying box office smash hit. Read on to get reacquainted with Toothless, Hiccup and the amazing Viking world of Berk as we list five reasons why the animated sequel is a must-see.

1. Toothless and Hiccup are adorable

Right at the heart of the How to Train Your Dragon movies is the friendship between viking boy Hiccup and his Night Fury dragon Toothless. First time around they were two oddball outcasts, and now the pair are very much integral to their community. Their scenes together in this sequel are funny, heartwarming and a big part of why we love these films so much.

2. The supporting characters are brilliant

All the characters you know and love from the first movie are back. There's »

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7 Things The Force Awakens Needs to Remember In Order Not to Disappoint Fans

6 November 2014 6:22 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Fans are getting very psyched up as the seventh Star Wars film comes closer and closer to its release date. But many of us get nervous thinking about the prequels and Jar Jar Binks. Can the new films avoid the mistakes of the prequels? Here are 7 things that the new Star Wars films need to remember.

Despite the recent tweet from Anthony Daniels where he says that the next Star Wars film will be the best one ever, even surpassing the series standard bearer Star Wars-Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, it’s hard to get the taste of the Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones out of our collective mouths.  No doubt many people are currently thinking, ‘I hope these new films don’t end up anything like those pitiful prequels’. Here are 7 things that the new Disney-owned series needs to do—or not do—in order »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': What Does It Mean?

6 November 2014 3:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, Lucasfilm and Disney announced the official title of Star Wars: Episode VII: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Soon after, intense speculation began. What does the title mean? And do we already know? There have been a number of different rumors and spoilers flooding the internet over the course of the past year, with story details reaching a fever pitch as principle photography came to a close this past week.

While most of the spoilers up until this point have all been taken with a grain of salt, this new title seems to indicate that there is some truth buried in there. Especially in light of new plot details that surfaced earlier this morning. In fact, if everything we've heard about the movie leading up to this point proves to be true, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a quite encompassing title on many levels, and »

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'The Force Awakens': What Can Be Learned From the New 'Star Wars' Title

6 November 2014 9:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

So, now we know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the real title of the movie formerly known as Star Wars: Episode VII — but what can we glean from that title? It’s not as obvious as Attack of the Clones ("Some clones will be attacking!") or The Empire Strikes Back ("The Empire? It'll be striking back"). But what does The Force Awakens actually tell us about next year’s return to a galaxy far, far away? The most obvious thing to note is the suggestion that the Force has been asleep in the first place. This may come as

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed as Episode 7's official title

6 November 2014 9:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed as the official title for Jj Abrams's Episode VII.

The blockbuster name was revealed today (November 6) through the series' website StarWars.com along with the announcement that production had wrapped on the film.

This is the first Star Wars movie to be released without an Episode title since the first's initial cinema run in 1977. Star Wars later adopted the Episode IV: A New Hope subtitle for its post-Empire Strikes Back re-release in 1981.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams, will pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew are returning, with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong'o among the new faces.

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The New Star Wars Title Is The Force Awakens

6 November 2014 9:19 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The fancy-schmancy title for the new Star Wars movie is The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm announced today. The Force Awakens. Roll it around in your head a little, see how it feels. It's definitely a better title than Attack of the Clones, but it's not quite as jazzy as The Empire Strikes Back. Is anything in our world as jazzy as The Empire Strikes Back? So far, no. This new title makes one wonder: How long was the Force asleep? Is the Force a morning Force, or does it not get going until more of a 2 p.m. zone? Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Hm. Okay. Lucasfilm also announced that principal photography has wrapped, so the Force better awaken itself, take a shower, grab a snack, and get this show on the road. »

- Margaret Lyons

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