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Watch Now: ‘Lego Star Wars At-at Microfighter’ Review

34 minutes ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

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. »

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Watch George Lucas Mock Fox News on 'The Daily Show'

27 March 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On Thursday's episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart recruited filmmaker George Lucas to sarcastically honor Fox News for their cautioned coverage of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The Star Wars mastermind, representing "liberal Hollywood," promised to "only make movies from now on that are blindly uncritical of America," citing surefire blockbuster examples American Exceptionalism Graffiti, Star Wars: The Reagan Missile Defense Version, The Empire Strikes Back, Justifiably and Star Wars: The Clinton Menace.

Elsewhere in the segment, Stewart takes hilarious shots at his network »

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George Lucas Mocks Fox News, Promises to Make Movies "That Are Blindly Uncritical of America"—Watch Now!

27 March 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's not often that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart praises Fox News, but last night was different...kinda. The political funnyman mock-congratulated the cable news channel on "that time" they were right in not "rushing to judgment" in their Ferguson, Mo., coverage. So "in honor of this singular achievement of you [Fox News] being right," Stewart enlisted the help of a quintessential "Hollywood liberal," George Lucas. "I'm here to assure you that I'm only going to make movies from now on that are blindly uncritical of America," deadpanned the Star Wars creator. "Like...The Empire Strikes Back Justifiably, American Exceptionalism Graffiti, Star Wars: The Reagan »

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New 'Star Wars' Book Descriptions Inform How Original Trilogy will be Connected to the New

26 March 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Star Wars news is a dime a dozen these days with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens arriving later this year and news of 20 books that will be released between now and then to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and this new trilogy of films. It's this last bit we address today as the plot synopsis for several of the upcoming Star Wars novels and prequel comics have arrived. Let's have a look. amz asin="1484724984" size="small"Book Title: "Lost Stars" Author: Claudia Gray Pages: 304 Synopsis: This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends-Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell-who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. »

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'Star Wars' Celebration 2015 Full Schedule Announced

24 March 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The full schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015 has been released, with over 250 events jam-packed into the four-day event taking place from April 16 through April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can check out the full schedule if you clickHere, but we have laid out some of the highlights for you. Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration will have to offer below.

Thursday, April 16

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am - Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

Don't miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. This panel is scheduled to be simulcast to the Digital Stage from the Celebration Stage. Celebration Stage

12:30 Pm - 1:30 Pm - The Music of John Williams with David Collins

Information coming soon! »

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Box Office Democracy: The Divergent Series: Insurgent

24 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

There’s a murkiness to The Divergent Series that is utterly baffling. Does it want to be The Hunger Games? While the obvious answer to that question would be “yes” I’m growing less and less sure by the moment. It feels like there was a meeting at some point during the production process where it was decided that they probably couldn’t reach the popularity or, frankly, the quality of The Hunger Games but that they could probably make a great deal of money by making a comparable product. Divergent is the result of that cynical take on filmmaking. Where Catching Fire brought in a new director and turned that franchise from a quick cash-in to a legitimate statement piece of media, Insurgent seems content to collapse under the weight of its own narrative and slouch toward the end of the series confident that it won’t be abandoned »

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7 obscure Star Wars characters we want to see make a comeback

21 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jj Abrams' new Star Wars movie is still a few months away, yet already seems to looms on the horizon.

Despite the arrival of the first trailer late last year, concrete facts about The Force Awakens are in meagre supply. We know Luke, Han and Leia are back - and that their progeny are likely to appear too. But Abrams is too canny a filmmaker to reduce the most beloved franchise in science fiction (sorry Star Trek!) to Family Fortunes in space.

If his Trek reboots are any guide, Abrams will be keen to keep fans onside by including other favourites from earlier instalments. It's probable the director will include relatively obscure aliens and humans from the annals alongside the better known. Who will make the cut? For now, only the director and an elite cabal of insiders can answer that question. However, it's fun to speculate – so here »

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The Musketeers series 2 episode 9 review: The Accused

20 March 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week's penultimate series two episode sets the stage for a memorable Musketeers finale...

This review contains spoilers.

2.9 The Accused

Written by The Return's Simon J Ashford and directed by Nicholas Renton (who also directs next week's finale), The Accused continues straight on from the end of The Prodigal Father and fortunately loses little of the pace and impact.

Yes, The Accused had much to live up to, as it was clear the Musketeers’ world was about to be turned upside down as Rochefort’s plan finally kicked into high gear. Not only that, but as the penultimate episode of the season, its job was clear – bring everything together to deliver a finale fitting of the highs that the show has routinely hit. I’m pleased to say that the scene is set for a memorable series end.

Stepping into such esteemed shoes as Capaldi’s was always going to be a big ask, »

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‘Insurgent’ is a listless sci-fi soap opera

19 March 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback

Directed by Robert Schwentke

USA, 2015

During the live performances of Led Zeppelin’s gravitas-laden epic, “Stairway to Heaven,” Robert Plant often asked, “Does anyone remember laughter?” Compared to Insurgent, “Stairway to Heaven” is a laugh riot. In fact, this film has the emotional intensity of androids reciting an instruction manual. There’s nothing new to see here, and it’s delivered in the most listless fashion possible. Even for a sci-fi soap opera, Insurgent feels lazy and uninspired.

While the first film in the series, Divergent, had plenty of world-building to occupy its time, Insurgent is forced to fill its running time with action and political “intrigue.” Things pick up where Divergent left off, with Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Caleb (Ansel Elgort), and Peter (Miles Teller) being dubbed enemies of the State for their treasonous exploits. The four »

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Today in Movie Culture: The Best Visual Effects Innovations of the Century, Ultron's Weakness and More

18 March 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   This isn't new but it's a pretty excellent sweded redo of the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:   Calvin and Hobbes seem to be doing their own sweded Star Wars scene, from the Hoth battle in The Empire Strikes Back, in the tshirt design below (via Geek Tyrant):   CineFix extensively list the top 10 visual effects innovations of this century, from color grading in O Brother, Where Art Thou? to the lighting magic of Gravity (via Filmmaker Iq):   In case the mental method of time travel hadn't worked in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine could have gone back in a DeLorean (via Live for Film): Speaking of Back to the Future...

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Insurgent review

18 March 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The second film in the Divergent movie series is thankful for Shailene Woodley. She's great, but the film around her struggles to impress.

How do you approach sequel-making for a film that was almost universally recognised as a three star picture at best? Well, Divergent made a healthy $280+ million worldwide, so there must have been a temptation to ignore the middling reception and just roll out a generic sequel that re-treads similar ground. And to start with, that seems to be what Insurgent offers.

Kate Winslet reintroduces us to Veronica Roth’s world with a jargon-filled video message that reminds us of the important facts: that society here is divided into factions, everyone lives within a wall, and the freaky Divergents who can transcend personality groups (assigned at Gcse option sort-of age) are perceived as dangerous. This is intercut with footage of government foot-soldiers wreaking mild havoc, just to remind »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Prequel Book Art & Details

17 March 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was announced that Disney and LucasFilm have teamed with DelRey to release at least 20 books this fall through multiple publishers. These novels and activity books will bridge the 32-year gap between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theaters December 18. One of the more important books storywise, hitting store shelves on September 4, is Star Wars: Aftermath, which has just become available for presale. We have your first look at the cover art, and more details about how this epic adventure will actually bridge the original and the impending trilogies with both old and new characters alike.

The book will be written by "Blackbirds," "Mockingbird," &#160and "Under the Empyrean Sky" author&#160Chuck Wendig. About his experiences writing the novel, and why it means so much to him, he states:

"My earliest - and still one of my »

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Clues for Secret Cinema's Star Wars Empire Strikes Back event start to appear

17 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Clues hinting at the location of the upcoming Secret Cinema Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back event have been revealed.

The #RebelX hashtag has been superimposed on buildings around London to hint at the as-yet-unnamed location and build anticipation for the event.

#RebelX @secretcinema is this you? @WithYouRebelX

— Sara Joyce (@SaraJoycey) March 16, 2015

@rebelx reading you loud and clear! #RebelX

— LordJustice (@LordJusticedj) March 16, 2015

Please tell me this for @secretcinema??anyone know?!? Cus Dam right I wanna be joining the #rebellion #RebelX

— Sam (@stagcraven) March 16, 2015

Not sure what this is all about outside shoreditch high St, any ideas? #Rebelx

— Farmer Jake (@Farmer_Jake) March 16, 2015

Secret Cinema events involve actors, lavish sets, costumes and activities for the audience to get involved in, before the film itself is screened.

Previous shows have delivered critically-acclaimed, »

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Secret Cinema adds Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back screenings

16 March 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Secret Cinema has announced extended dates for the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back event.

Due to high ticket demand, the event will now run from June 4 to September 27 this year.

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The age restriction has also been lowered to allow children aged 8 years old and over to attend. Under-18s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Secret Cinema events involve actors, lavish sets, costumes and activities for the audience to get involved in, before the film itself is screened.

Last year's Back to the Future event caused controversy when organisers were forced to cancel several dates with just a few hours' notice.

Tickets for the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back event will cost £75 for adults and £50 for children, and the location of the event will be revealed nearer the time. »

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Secret Cinema extends 'Star Wars' run

16 March 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two months addded to event cinema run.

Secret Cinema’s upcoming production built around Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has been extended by two months - before the first tickets have gone on sale.

The event cinema specialist was originally set to run the production at a secret London location from June 4 to August 2. But following “high levels of demand”, the end date will now be September 27.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday (March 18) at 1pm.

The four-month run will follow Secret Cinema’s first extended summer event in 2014, when it staged a production based around a screening of Back To The Future.

If it takes a similar approach, ticketholders will be presented with an immersive experience, taking them to locations and scenes associated with 1980 fantasy film.

The screening will come just a few months before the highly anticipated release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on Dec 18, which will serve as the first »

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'Star Wars' Book Plots Reveal New Characters

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Disney announced that they will be releasing 20 Star Wars books this fall through various different publishing companies, leading up to the highly-anticipated theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. While a number of titles were confirmed in that report, today we have plot descriptions for five of these novels, all of which will be released on September 4. Some of these descriptions tease the debut of brand new characters, while dropping hints about where these are set within the Star Wars franchise timeline. Take a look at the plot descriptions below, then read on for more details.

Star Wars Aftermath

The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. »

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Secret Cinema bringing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to London this summer

11 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After narrowly avoiding disaster last summer with its Back to the Future event by cancelling the first few shows at the very last minute, Secret Cinema has announced that its set to take us to a galaxy far, far away this summer with a month of special screenings of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

Secret Cinema’s The Empire Strikes Back screenings will run from June 4th through to August 2nd, and are set to go on sale from next Wednesday, March 18th at 1pm, and are priced £75 for adults and £50 for children. For specific dates, and to order tickets when they’re available, head on over to the official site here.


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Secret Cinema to Present ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

11 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As if Star Wars fans weren’t having a good enough year, things just got better. We’re already getting a new movie, and all the awesomeness that goes along with that (trailers, toys, discussion, etc.). There’s a convention, a great new TV show, multiple comic book series’ and so much more. Now, almost like a cherry […]

The post Secret Cinema to Present ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Star Wars Planning A Massive Empire Strikes Back Screening, Get The Details

11 March 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that some Star Wars fans in London are in for an experience with one of the series. best films. The organization known as Secret Cinema will be channeling their repertory skills to put on a series of screenings of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back that will use the showing of the film as the centerpiece to a completely immersive celebration of the film that infuses cinema with the ephemeral experience of a massive live role playing community. The organization, which prides itself in the secrecy of its designated screening events, proliferated the quasi-secret announcement of their Empire plans through their social media. However, the exact location of the screenings are given out in a comically clandestine method, as registrants have been told to "look out for a secret code on forgotten buildings." As the company.s invite to the "secret" Empire screenings reads, Earth is »

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Does Star Wars show Secret Cinema has lost the force?

11 March 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The announcement of extravagant Empire Strikes Back screenings – after last year’s chaotic Back to the Future event – prompts the question: has the alternative film club sold its soul?

Today Secret Cinema announced its next immersive film-watching experience: it will take place in June, adult tickets are £75, and the title screening is The Empire Strikes Back – a reveal that once again casually ignores Secret Cinema’s brand Usp.

Related: Secret Cinema: Back to the Future - in pictures

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- Benjamin Lee

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