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'Star Wars Rebels' Season Finale Trailer

26 February 2015 9:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that original Star Wars actor James Earl Jones will return to reprise his iconic role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars Rebels season finale Fire Across the Galaxy. We now have the full trailer for this epic episode, which airs on Disney Xd this coming Monday, March 2. And it promises that at least one beloved character may not make it out alive!

Fire Across the Galaxy will conclude this past week's cliffhanger from Rebel Resolve. The crew of the Ghost set out to rescue Jedi Kanan from the clutches of the evil Empire. And as seen in this latest footage, it looks like the Inquisitor is using the same kind of torture techniques Darth Vader used on Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Will Kanan reveal all of his secrets after some electric shock therapy? Is »

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'Star Wars Rebels' Season Finale Trailer

26 February 2015 9:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that original Star Wars actor James Earl Jones will return to reprise his iconic role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars Rebels season finale Fire Across the Galaxy. We now have the full trailer for this epic episode, which airs on Disney Xd this coming Monday, March 2. And it promises that at least one beloved character may not make it out alive!

Fire Across the Galaxy will conclude this past week's cliffhanger from Rebel Resolve. The crew of the Ghost set out to rescue Jedi Kanan from the clutches of the evil Empire. And as seen in this latest footage, it looks like the Inquisitor is using the same kind of torture techniques Darth Vader used on Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Will Kanan reveal all of his secrets after some electric shock therapy? Is »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive Cool Video: Han Solo's "I know" response works in any movie

25 February 2015 11:46 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

One of the best lines from the original Star Wars trilogy was Han Solo's totally boss response to Princess Leia's "I love you" in The Empire Strikes Back. The original scene had Harrison Ford saying "I love you too," but as I'm sure most of you know, the actor and director Irvin Kershner didn't like it, so Ford changed the line to "I know," forever cementing Han Solo as one of the coolest cool-guy characters »

- Jesse Giroux

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Admirals, Jedi and Aliens: Ten Notable Characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

25 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For over three decades, in a variety of novels, video games, comic books, reference material and other sources, the Star Wars Expanded Universe thrived, developing, deepening and, well, expanding the universe of the Star Wars films. Considered to varying degrees part of the official canon of the shared universe (for example, the name “Coruscant”, the planet from which most governments in the Star Wars Universe govern, came from the Expanded Universe), there was at least a little something for every Star Wars fan to be found in the “EU”, from detailed explorations of background characters to adventures of entirely new ones. Following the acquisition of the Star Wars franchise by Disney, however, the EU was re-branded “Star Wars Legends”, the stories therein now considered apocryphal, with all future stories set in the universe to be closely monitored, the better to keep them consistent with the films and across Disney’s new empire. »

- Austin Gorton

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

Click Here for instructions to the Tsr Movie Awards.

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Best Blockbuster

7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

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- Jeff Bayer

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303 days until Star Wars: Defending Luke Skywalker's right to get laid

17 February 2015 4:06 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everything after this paragraph will be dealing with a persistent “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” casting rumor about Domhnall Gleeson. Abandon all hope of remaining spoiler-free, ye who enter here. Turn back now. . . . Last chance. . . . Okay. Back in the beginning of February, Making Star Wars heard that Domhnall Gleeson has been cast as Luke Skywalker’s son. Not only that, but the young Skywalker is allegedly an Imperial Officer who turned his cloak over sketchy decisions made by the Rebel Alliance. At first, I didn’t think much of this revelation. While dismissed to the realm of “Legends,” the Expanded Universe had Luke shacking up with Mara Jade for years. This coupling produced at least one kid, Ben Skywalker. So when this rumor popped up, it made sense that Disney and Abrams would repurpose the character for their own use. The Imperial Officer bit is a twist, but if »

- Donna Dickens

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Billy Dee Williams May Return in Future 'Star Wars' Movies

10 February 2015 5:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many fans were disappointed to hear that Billy Dee Williams was not part of the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast when it was announced last year. Many believed that he would be showing up in an unanncouned cameo. And while that may still happen, it sounds more likely that LucasFilm is saving the beloved character Lando Calrissian for one of their future movies. Though, it's not known if this will be a sequel or a spinoff.

Billy Dee Williams did recently reprise his role as Lando, though only on the small screen in a Star Wars Rebels story arc. CineLinx caught up with the actor to talk about his voice work, and the subject of the movies definitely came up. The actor sounds quite sure he will return to the big screen at some point. It sounds like there have been official talks. But he can't really talk about that. »

- MovieWeb

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Broken Projector: Kill It With Fire (w/ Special Guest Host Gary Whitta)

9 February 2015 8:01 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Gary Whitta got a big break with The Book of Eli, a spec screenplay where he doesn’t so much save the cat as he kills it and cooks it over a spit within the first few pages. Now he’s coming off writing for one of the stand-alone Star Wars movies, he’s working with Mark Millar on Starlight, and his debut novel “Abomination” is available for pre-order through an innovative publishing platform. It has everything in the above image and more. Whitta joins me this week as our special guest co-host (Geoff is on assignment in Kazakhstan), and we discuss the dominance of The Empire Strikes Back, the slightly ironic relationship movies have to comic books now and why he might not have done the very thing that brought him success knowing what he knows today. Things get educational, so grab a notepad and a splashguard. You should follow Gary (@garywhitta), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff »

- Scott Beggs

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Star Wars Rebels Review – ‘Vision of Hope’

7 February 2015 2:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews the tenth episode of Star Wars Rebels, ‘Vision of Hope’…

With the end of the first season/series in sight I find myself in a contemplative mood regarding the crew of the Ghost.  Though the action, character interaction and ‘Star Wars feel’ have been great, I’d like more. Specifically my craving for progression and explanation beyond Ezra. Sure he’s the main character and the one for the target audience to relate, but there are others I’d love to know more about. I’m looking at you Hera and Sabine. Maybe I’m expecting too much, laying my adult ideas over a kids show. But there are more episodes coming so patience is probably the main requirement.

‘Vision of Hope’ is bursting with references to not only A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, but also The Clone Wars. I didn’t feel as »

- Chris Cooper

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Star Wars Rebels Review – ‘Vision of Hope’

7 February 2015 2:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews the tenth episode of Star Wars Rebels, ‘Vision of Hope’…

With the end of the first season/series in sight I find myself in a contemplative mood regarding the crew of the Ghost.  Though the action, character interaction and ‘Star Wars feel’ have been great, I’d like more. Specifically my craving for progression and explanation beyond Ezra. Sure he’s the main character and the one for the target audience to relate, but there are others I’d love to know more about. I’m looking at you Hera and Sabine. Maybe I’m expecting too much, laying my adult ideas over a kids show. But there are more episodes coming so patience is probably the main requirement.

‘Vision of Hope’ is bursting with references to not only A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, but also The Clone Wars. I didn’t feel as »

- Chris Cooper

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Star Wars actor Richard Bonehill dies, aged 67

5 February 2015 8:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars actor Richard Bonehill has died, aged 67.

Bonehill played several character extras in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, including Stormtroopers and alien Nien Nunb.

Rip Star Wars actor Richard Bonehill, who played Nien Nunb in Return of the Jedi http://t.co/QlXJilS2KS pic.twitter.com/V9KoUUlKew

— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) February 6, 2015

The actor wore the full body suit of Nien Nunb, while Mike Quinn operated the Sullustan's face.

He was also an expert swordsman and horseman, leading him to serve as a head coach for 12 years at the Truro Fencing Club, before becoming president in 2007.

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill. A great leader & an inspiration

— Truro Fencing Club (@trurofencing) February 4, 2015

The club was first to announce news of Bonehill's death on Twitter, saying: "We are sad to announce the sudden passing »

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‘Star Wars’ Character Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

5 February 2015 5:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 67. Details of his death were not immediately available.

In “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” Bonehill appeared in a variety of roles including a Stormtrooper, a rebel soldier, a Tie fighter pilot, a Tauntaun handler and as Nien Nunb, a creature who co-pilots the Millennium Falcon alongside Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), among others.

News of his death was reported by the Truro Fencing Club in the U.K., where Bonehill served as head coach for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died.

“We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill,” the club tweeted on Thursday. “A great leader and an inspiration.”

Bonehill also worked as an actor, fencing coach and sword master on films and TV series such as “The Avengers, »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Hands On: The Star Wars Battle Pod Experience

5 February 2015 1:41 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The new Star Wars Battle Pod game gave me a reason to plan a trip to the video arcade.  Once I was in the pod, I had to experience every epic level the arcade had to offer and have brought my thoughts on the new gaming machine.

I have to admit - I don’t go to the arcade as much anymore.  It’s just not as fun as it was when I was growing up in the 1980’s.  There’s very little originality and a lot of overlap in the game selection these days.  However, I’ll occasionally step into a Dave and Busters to check out the scene.

One of my favorite arcade games growing up was Afterburner (a flight simulator game that moved your seat with the action).  Another was the classic wireframe Star Wars game that allowed you to attack the Death Star over and over »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Scott Murray)

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Harry Potter: ranking the films in order of quality

4 February 2015 12:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We head back to Hogwarts, and try and sort out the Harry Potter films. Is Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets the best one, then?

This article contains spoilers for the Harry Potter movies.

The Harry Potter films didn’t need to be good.

The books were already a phenomenon. Only Twilight and Dan Brown’s novels have resulted in midnight openings at bookshops across the world in recent years, and when you look at their film adaptations (Angels And Demons grossed nearly $500 million worldwide, despite being Angels And Demons), it’s clear: the Harry Potter films didn’t actually have to try that hard to be a success.

Across eight films, they told the story of death-magnet legend boy Harry Potter and his loyal flame-locked sidekick Ron as they courted whimsical oblivion on a roughly yearly basis, getting rescued repeatedly by Girl Guide/Wikipedia hybrid Hermione Granger. They »

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10 Greatest Cliffhangers In Movie Franchise History

4 February 2015 1:35 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

Great movie cliffhangers leave audiences desperate for more. They take your audience by surprise, ending the film with such a twist that it demands a follow up; done right you’ve got your audience pre-booked in their seats long before the first trailer for the sequel hits the internet. These are more than simple teases – like the Joker’s calling card at the end of Batman Begins, they are the big game changers that look set to take the franchise in an interesting new direction.

Playing against convention, be it the shocking death of a hero or the enemy winning, can be a great way to build on the anticipation for the next film. Ever since The Empire Strikes Back blasted onto cinema screens, the dark ending has become a staple of many middle movies in a trilogy. It raises the stakes for the final instalment, leaving »

- Baz Greenland

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Madame Tussauds announces new Star Wars experience

3 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Madame Tussauds is set to bring a galaxy far, far away to London, with the with a new multi-million pound Star Wars exhibition set to open this May, which will feature sixteen characters from the saga across 11 recreated scenes…

Taking us on a journey through Episodes I to VI, the exhibition will include the lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace, the Mustafar showdown between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, the Mos Eisley Cantina from A New Hope, Yoda’s Dagobah home and the Cloud City showdown between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back, and Jabba’s palace and the final Death Star Throne Room duel from Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars at Madame Tussauds will open in May, with entry priced at £22. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars expansion coming to Madame Tussauds London

3 February 2015 5:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds London.

A new multi-million pound expansion to the waxwork museum will open in May 2015 ahead of the forthcoming release of new movie The Force Awakens.

The collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm will see waxworks of Star Wars heroes and villains installed in the Marylebone-based attraction.

Walk-in sets will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars and get close to that galaxy far, far away.

Madame Tussauds London's General Manager Ben Sweet said: "Star Wars at Madame Tussauds takes the Madame Tussauds experience up a notch, as guests will not just be able to get close to their film heroes, they will be able to star alongside them and grab a selfie in specially-recreated scenes of some of their favourite movie moments.

"We're working very closely with Disney and Lucasfilm to ensure 100% authenticity and our team has had exclusive access to props, »

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Photos: The Muppets Visit the Set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

30 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since 1977, fans have dreamt of visiting the world of Star Wars, of setting foot on the sands of Tatooine, the snow of Hoth or swamps of Dagobah. 99.9% of fans never get that chance, as production on the movies is so secretive. But a select few get to visit the set during filming. And for […]

The post Photos: The Muppets Visit the Set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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“All The Money Is In The Action Figures”: George Lucas Slams Empty Hollywood Blockbusters

30 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I could see where things were headed. The toy business began to drive the [Lucasfilm] empire. It’s a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It’s natural to make decisions that protect the toy business, but that’s not the best thing for making quality films,” former Lucasfilm insider and producer of the first two "Star Wars" films Gary Kurtz told Hero Complex in 2010. He also said “the first film and ‘Empire’ were about story and character, but I could see that  George [Lucas]  George’s priorities were changing.” Whether intentionally or not, the massive success of "Star Wars" helped usher in the blockbuster film era, in which products associated with the movie are more lucrative than the film itself. And heading into "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back," one understands why Lucas couldn't resist the lucrative allure of toy sales. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Star Wars fan sells £1.50 Boba Fett figure for £18,000

29 January 2015 6:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Star Wars fan has sold a figure of Boba Fett for £18,000.

The toy initially went on sale 35 years ago for £1.50 and collector Craig Stevens, 45, of Croydon bought it back in 1990.

"I'm amazed at the price, that was absolutely perfect," Stevens told the Croydon Guardian.

"The money is going to go towards a house for me and my wife. We are looking to move quite soon so that will be perfect to put towards it.

"I hope it will go to a good collector who will look after it and cherish it like I have."

Before the sale, Stevens told prospective buyers he was looking for bids of "£10,000-plus" for the bounty hunter figure.

The toy was in pristine condition and rare UK packaging only available for a year.

Boba Fett appears in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi »

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