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Pictures of the Sdcc exclusive Lego Star Wars Dagobah set

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Slimey? My home this is!

Those heading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be interested to see the below images of the upcoming Lego Dagobah set from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which will be available exclusively at the event.

Check out the images below:

While Star Wars fans await any bit of The Force Awakens news from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Lego has announced a return to the franchise’s roots. The toy company will release a 177-piece Dagobah set exclusively at Comic-Con as a recreation of one of the most iconic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. The Outer Rim planet was home to Yoda after his exile and served as the training grounds for Luke Skywalker. Both Skywalker’s X-wing and Yoda’s hut are a part of the set.

To purchase the set fans must pick up a ticket at the Pavilion Terrace. »

- Luke Owen

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Great Movies With Questionable Trailers

28 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Every now and again a movie trailer comes along that is all kinds of wrong for the movie it is trying to promote. This is a list of some of the worst head scratchers.

Just because a movie is good doesn’t necessarily mean that its trailer is as well. Many times the filmmakers responsible for the film itself don’t have much input (if any) into the trailer. When that happens, the trailer can end up misinterpreting the intent of the film. At other times, the trailer may try too hard to get audiences interested in the film, going so far as to show all the  best parts from the film. This includes giving away the twists or the ending, such that people who may have watched the trailer before seeing the film already know how it ends. This is a look at some of the worst offenders, those »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

26 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »

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Jurassic World fends off competition from Take That at the UK box office

24 June 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June 2015…

Universal’s box office juggernaut Jurassic World has retained top spot here in the UK, pulling in a whopping second weekend haul of £11.1 million to leave its gross on these shores just shy of £40 million so far. It’s only the second time ever that a film has earned over £10 million at the second weekend of asking, with Skyfall holding the record of £16.1 million back in 2012.

Elsewhere in the chart, four new entries managed to crack the top ten, with Take That Live earning £965,000 to claim second place, followed by Mr. Holmes with £741,080 in fourth, Entourage in fifth place with £632,754, and The Longest Ride pulling in $419,047 to take seventh.

Number one this time last year: The Fault in Our Stars

1. Jurassic World – £11,133,912 weekend (2 weeks)

2. Take That Live £965,000 weekend (New)

3. Spy – £922,399 weekend (3 weeks »

- Gary Collinson

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Jurassic World fights off Take That at UK box office

23 June 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World has fought off competition from Take That to retain the number one spot at the UK box office, with takings of £11.1 million.

The Chris Pratt-starring dinosaur movie has now earned £38.5 million in the UK alone in its first two weeks of release, smashing cinema records across the world in the process.

Take That's live show from The O2 in London is at number two, after taking £965,000 at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Spy dips to three with £922,399 and Sir Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is a new entry at four with takings of £741,080.

Entourage is another new entry and rounds out the top five with £632,754.

Elsewhere at the UK box office, The Longest Ride is a new entry at seven, while The Empire Strikes Back remains in the top ten thanks to Secret Cinema.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (1) Jurassic World - £11,133,912

2. (-) Take That Live £965,000

3. (2) Spy »

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Take That give Jurassic World a run for its money at UK box office

23 June 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World has fought off competition from Take That to retain the number one spot at the UK box office, with takings of £11.1 million.

The Chris Pratt-starring dinosaur movie has now earned £38.5 million in the UK alone in its first two weeks of release, smashing cinema records across the world in the process.

Take That's live show from The O2 in London is at number two, after taking £965,000 at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Spy dips to three with £922,399 and Sir Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is a new entry at four with takings of £741,080.

Entourage is another new entry and rounds out the top five with £632,754.

Elsewhere at the UK box office, The Longest Ride is a new entry at seven, while The Empire Strikes Back remains in the top ten thanks to Secret Cinema.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (1) Jurassic World - £11,133,912

2. (-) Take That Live £965,000

3. (2) Spy »

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New Dagobah and Action Comics #1 Lego sets revealed for Sdcc 2015

22 June 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lego continues to reveal new sets that will be made available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con this year; last week came the Throne of Ultron, and now two new sets have been revealed: A micro recreation of the X-Wing and Yoda’s hut from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and a recreation of the classic cover of Action Comics #1. Check them out below:

See Also: Sam Wilson Captain America to get the Lego treatment for Sdcc 2015

As cool as these sets are, they unfortunately have taken a page from Throne of Ultron’s book, and are actually not that exclusive, apart from the Sdcc packaging they’ll come in. Neither set contain pieces or minifigures that fans can’t already purchase elsewhere, meaning that – while they’ll remain must-buys for hardcore collectors – they aren’t as elusive or exciting as past sets.

The Action Comics #1 recreation for example, »

- James Garcia

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The link between Batman Begins, Training Day & Karate Kid 3

22 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What do Batman Begins, Training Day and The Karate Kid, Part III all have in common? Ryan explains...

Nb: The following contains mild spoilers for Batman Begins, Training Day and The Karate Kid, Part III.

In The Karate Kid, it's Mr Miyagi. In Back To The Future, it's Doc Brown. In X-Men, it's Professor Xavier. The mentor is a familiar archetype in the movies, and it's a device which is as old as storytelling itself.

The mentor is commonly characterised as a wise, usually much older being who provides wisdom and useful objects to a story's hero or heroine. The Star Wars movies have introduced numerous mentor figures in the entries released so far: dignified old Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, the benevolent Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn, the mentor for a young Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace.

In each instance, we see the mentor provide their students with teaching and gifts »

- ryanlambie

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Boba Fett Costume Test Images from 1979

22 June 2015 6:17 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You may have seen some purchased/leaked/stolen images of costume tests for stars of the current Star Wars film floating around the Internet, but we've got some vintage shots of a fan-favorite character suiting up behind the scenes of his iconic role. First revealed on the big screen in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunter Boba Fett found himself going from fringe character to cult icon within a short span of time. The man behind the mask in the original films was English actor Jeremy Bulloch, who also nabbed a role in the prequel film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Captain Colton, a role in which you can actually see his face. Sure to delight Star Wars fans and Boba Fett cosplayers alike, we now have a collection of over 30 images from the 1979 costume test. Sure, the »

- Dave Trumbore

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Hands-On Preview [E3 2015]

21 June 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a middling year full of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, Disney Infinity is getting ready to explore a galaxy far, far away with its Star Wars-focused 3.0 Edition. It’s a new game for a new year, and one that showed impressively while on E3 2015’s show floor.

Last year, I had a hard time recommending Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes to anyone but the diehards amongst us, as it was far from great. In fact, what should’ve been a step forwards following a great debut ended up being a notable step backwards. The wonder, whimsy and inventiveness that made us want to explore the original game was mostly missing, with a bland and repetitive beat ‘em up formula having taken its place. As such, it truly seemed as if Disney had lost its way a mere year after delivering a very solid and memorable Skylanders challenger. »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Ewan McGregor admits he is not a 'Star Wars' fanatic

21 June 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edinburgh: Scottish actor gives talk about 22-year acting career including new role as Jesus in Last Days In The Desert.

Ewan McGregor revealed to an audience at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) on Sunday that he would be willing to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to tell the story of Stars Wars between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back should Disney ever wish to do so.

The comments came during an on-stage interview in which the Scottish star looked back over the highlights of his career thus far and chose his words carefully on the subject of the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

The actor seemed not to be the most rabid of fanboys and declared: “I’m not a fanatical person.”

Still, he said he was impressed by the trailer - “It looks like [Jj Abrams] he absolutely nailed it” - except for the lightsaber’s updated design. 

“I’m excited »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships

19 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...

For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.

Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.

We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »

- ryanlambie

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Star Wars Dagobah Lego Set Coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2015

18 June 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many, many exclusive items to be unveiled at this year's San Diego Comic-Con is a new Lego set based on the Star Wars planet of Dagobah. (I really want to call it LEGObah, but you'll all throw bricks at me.) The 177-piece set serves to recreate an iconic scene from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, during which Luke Skywalker trains under the tutelage of the exiled Master Yoda. While we only see a small sliver of the Outer Rim planet, the most recognizable bits - Yoda's Hut and Luke's X-Wing - will be included in the Lego set. This one will set you back $39.99 if you're lucky enough to score a winning ticket. Check out the first look at the Dagobah set, courtesy of Complex: [caption id="attachment_474949" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Lego[/caption] Here's more info on how to get your hands on the new Star Wars »

- Dave Trumbore

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Cool Videos: Get nauseous watching all six Star Wars films playing at once

17 June 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you've got two and a half hours to kill and don't mind sending your brain on a spiraling descent into madness and nausea, Marcus Rosentrater has got just the video for you. Rosentrater has melded together Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return Of The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith into a dizzying yet still somehow compelling experience. Check out... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Jurassic World enjoys biggest opening at the UK box office since Skyfall

17 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June 2015…

Having pulled in a record domestic and international debut, Jurassic World has stormed to the top of the box office here in the UK with a whopping £19,350,727 haul – the biggest opening weekend on these shores since 2012’s Skyfall.

With Jurassic World dominating at the multiplexes, the only other film to crack seven figures was the Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy, which slipped to second with £1.55 million, while musical adaptation London Road was the only other newcomer to feature in the top ten, claiming seventh place with £216,248.

Number one this time last year: 22 Jump Street

1. Jurassic World – £19,350,727 weekend (New)

2. Spy – £1,549,756 weekend (2 weeks)

3. San Andreas – £844,397 weekend (3 weeks)

4. Insidious: Chapter 3 – £692,560 weekend (2 weeks)

5. Pitch Perfect 2 – £411,269 weekend (5 weeks)

6. Mad Max: Fury Road – £397,541 weekend (5 weeks)

7. Secret Cinema – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – £261,525 weekend »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars premieres in China four decades late

17 June 2015 12:25 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Filmgoers in Shanghai praise special effects in George Lucas’s 1977 space opera blockbuster, but some criticise ‘unattractive’ male and female leads

China has screened the original Star Wars movies for the first time almost four decades after George Lucas’s space opera helped usher in the Hollywood blockbuster era.

Star Wars, from 1977, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) all got an outing on 14 June, with an official Shanghai international film festival screening of the first film in the series taking place on 16 June. Reaction was mixed, with local Disney reps citing “huge buzz and excitement” from filmgoers in the world’s most populous nation, but some viewers complaining that the original movie was not, in fact, much cop.

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- Ben Child

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Why Game of Thrones Is a Shakespearean Drama for 9-Year-Olds

16 June 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This week, on a special Game of Thrones edition of “The Vulture TV Podcast,” we break down the season-five finale from a show-watcher's perspective, and then bring in Game of Thrones experts Jennifer Vineyard and Nate Jones to explain how closely it hewed to the book narrative, and what all this means going forward. Why was watching the finale like The Empire Strikes Back? What will become of Jon Snow? Listen to find out! Note: This episode contains spoilers.Further reading: Nina Shen Rastogi's Got finale recap; Kit Harington on his big scene; Nate Jones on Jon Snow theories; Lena Headey on her long walk; what happens to House Baratheon now? Tune in to "The Vulture TV Podcast," produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every Tuesday, on iTunes or SoundCloud. And please send us your burning TV questions! Tweet us @Vulture or email tvquestions@vulture.com. »

- Gazelle Emami,Margaret Lyons,Matt Zoller Seitz,Nate Jones,Jennifer Vineyard

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Jurassic World is a monster hit at the UK box office

16 June 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World is officially a monster hit at the UK box office, with takings of £19.3 million.

The Chris Pratt-starring dinosaur movie debuts at number one, knocking Melissa McCarthy's Spy off the top spot.

The Jurassic Park sequel has smashed cinema records across the world, achieving the highest global opening of all time over the weekend.

Elsewhere at the UK box office, San Andreas, Insidious: Chapter 3 and Pitch Perfect 2 round out the top five, as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back remains in the top ten thanks to Secret Cinema.

Musical London Road debuts at number eight, and Disney's Tomorowland: A World Beyond's fourth week in screens earns £121k.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (-) Jurassic World - £19,350,727

2. (1) Spy - £1,549,756

3. (2) San Andreas - £844,397

4. (3) Insidious Chapter 3 - £692,560

5. (5) Pitch Perfect 2 - £411,269

6. (4) Mad Max: Fury Road - £397,541

7. (8) The Empire Strikes Back - £261,525

8. (-) London Road »

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Secret Cinema review: ‘Who you calling scruffy looking?’

15 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Secret Cinema review: After wowing with their production of Back To The Future in 2014, Secret Cinema returns for their most ambitious gig yet, The Empire Strikes Back. Secret Cinema review, Photo credit Olivia Weetch

Secret Cinema are an establishment that have been around for several years now. Known for giving fans exceptional and truly special screening experiences the group have created events for a diverse range of films including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Watchmen and Miller’s Crossing. Last year the organisation upped their game as they took over part of London to recreate the set of Hill Valley, the setting for the Back to the Future trilogy.

Although marred with a few teething problems early on, which resulted in some shows being cancelled, they went on to prevail with all those that went gushing about how much fun they had. This year the team have decided to go one step higher, »

- Kat Smith

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189 days until Star Wars: Baby name popularity is Extremely susceptible to the Force

12 June 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s no secret that pop culture influences society at large. For proof, you need look no further than the rash of infants named Khaleesi or Elsa in the last few years. But no film has had such a sustained influence on baby-naming practices as Star Wars. Using this calculator, I wanted to see just how much of a push Star Wars gave to the likes of Luke, Leia, and more. #1: Luke Skywalker By far the most dramatically sustained result. The name Luke was already on the uptick in the early 70s — perhaps how it came to be on Lucas’ radar in the first place? — but there is a sharp upturn in 1977. As the children who saw “A New Hope” aged up and had children of their own, Luke only became more and more prevalent. The desire to say “Luke, I am your father” is a powerful motivator.   #2: »

- Donna Dickens

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