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New York Philharmonic To Celebrate Star Wars Day, May The 4th, With Events At David Geffen Hall And Early Ticket Access To Star Wars Film Concert Series

27 April 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4

David Geffen Hall

Celebration To Include a Raffle for Free Star Wars Concert Tickets,

Giveaway of Star Wars Merchandise to Attendees in Costume,

Performances by Members of the Philharmonic’s Brass Section,

Meet-and-Greet with Star Wars Characters 

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The New York Philharmonic is celebrating Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon. Fans who arrive by 9:30 a.m. will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of free tickets to the Star Wars concert of their choice. Three winners will be announced at 10:00 a.m. The first 20 Star Wars fans to arrive in costume will »

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Luke and Leia Kiss Autograph Reveals Carrie Fisher's Twisted Sense of Humor

25 April 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anyone who follows Mark Hamill on social media knows that the Star Wars icon is quite active, often sharing photos and stories from the original trilogy. Back in December 2015, he even started a public service for fans, sharing numerous photos of fake autographs, along with images of actual autographs he signed, which sometimes come with hilarious messages showcasing the actor's sense of humor. The actor showed off a hilarious autographed photo recently, which featured not one but two humorous additions, one from the actor and the other from his co-star, the late great Carrie Fisher.

Mark Hamill posted this autographed photo on Twitter, which was taken just before the iconic and ultimately controversial Luke and Leia kiss in The Empire Strikes Back. Mark Hamill captioned the image with a speech bubble over his head reading, "No tongues!" Not one to be outdone, Carrie Fisher left a caption of her own, »

- MovieWeb

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 review: Dir. James Gunn (2017)

25 April 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 review: Round two for the Guardians and our first Marvel film of the year. Can it match the reception of the first film?

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 review by Paul Heath.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 review // Marvel Studios

James Gunn brings the second instalment of his ‘Guardians’ series to screens with this, another massively budgeted, retro-soundtracked, hugely ambitious, behemoth of a picture that might just out-class the original.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 picks up the story shortly after the Guardians have saved the galaxy from the villainous Ronan the Accuser in the first film. Volume 2 opens to the crew, Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and baby Groot (Vin Diesel) seemingly having a little trouble with a monster called the Abilisk on a faraway planet . The sequence grabs your attention, »

- Paul Heath

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Star Wars: Disney can release original cuts, but won't

24 April 2017 10:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 25, 2017

Kathleen Kennedy reiterates there are no plans to release the original Star Wars cuts, but no agreement with George Lucas stopping them.

It’s not a surprise, sadly, but against the fan clamour for the original cuts, Lucasfilm has once again ruled out restoring and re-releasing the original cuts of the first Star Wars trilogy.

You know the score by now. George Lucas, since he first released with tinkered-with special editions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, has continually tinkered with the movies, to the point where – aside from a tepid DVD release over 10 years ago – the original cuts are no longer available. Over time, we’ve been told that the original negatives are in too bad a state, all the while as films from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, with far fewer resources behind them, get spanking new DVD and Blu-ray transfers. »

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There Are No Plans For More Alterations To Be Made To The Original Star Wars Trilogy

24 April 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

George Lucas’ constant tinkering with the original Star Wars trilogy has become a real pet peeve for longtime fans of the franchise. Whether it’s blinking Ewoks, additional CGI or Darth Vader screaming “Noooo!” as he takes down the Emperor, Lucas has left everyone with a lot to debate over the years.

Since he sold Lucasfilm and moved away from Star Wars, it’s become clear that the writer/director would no longer have any sort of role in what happens to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but if you were expecting the new regime to make their own alterations, you’d best think again.

Talking at Star Wars Celebration a couple of weeks ago, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about leaving the trilogy alone.

“I wouldn’t touch those, are you kidding me? [laughs] Those will always remain his.”

Honestly, »

- Josh Wilding

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Star Wars 9 Cast Table Read Is Happening Soon

24 April 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars fans all over the world have been watching and pouring over every detail of the newly released trailer for The Last Jedi. For over a week, fans have been speculating on what exactly will go on in the Rian Johnson directed film. Johnson is currently hard at work editing The Last Jedi. And now it is being reported that the first script reading of Star Wars 9 is happening soon. With shooting to possibly start this summer.

As previously reported, Lucasfim president Kathleen Kennedy recently did an interview with Spanish outlet E-Cartela. In the Star Wars News Net transcribed interview, Kennedy offers some new information about the future of the Star Wars universe. After mentioning a rough timetable of the new Star Wars spinoffs and the untitled Han Solo, Kennedy talks about the first script reading of Episode IX.

"To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spin-offs] right now. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Star Wars’ and the Power of Editing

24 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Subtle and impactful techniques from a galaxy far, far away.

We’ve talked before in these virtual pages about how important editing is to powerful filmic storytelling, how it is just as vital as cinematography at conveying unspoken emotions and progressions of plot. Good editing can make a film as surely as poor editing can break it, and if you don’t believe me, check this out:

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Notice how clunky and confusing the scene is, each cut blink-and-you-miss-it and seemingly coming unattached to anything before or after it. The result is a blur of action with no real coherence to it, the scene is just a melee of grunts and clanging metal. If only the filmmakers of Doomsday had seen the following handy and brief video from Studio Binder that reveals three simple editing tricks as used in The Empire Strikes Back: character »

- H. Perry Horton

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Review: Marvel Space Opera's Sequel Is a Blast

24 April 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Let's face it: No one gave half a damn about Guardians of the Galaxy before the bastard child of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit the multiplex in 2014. Then we all effing loved it. So what if the comic book, created in 1969, felt like Avengers-lite on the page; on screen, it achieved a near-perfect comic lift-off, thanks to cowriter-director James Gunn throwing out the rulebook invented to protect major Hollywood investments and just letting the craziness rip. You could see that anarchic spirit in the now-iconic image of Chris Pratt, in »

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Film Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

24 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The word “Marvel,” as in comic books or movie studios, has become a foundational term of our culture. Yet you could sit through almost every one of today’s comic-book movies and not find a whole lot to marvel at. That’s where “Guardians of the Galaxy” came in. In an era of overstuffed, taped-together blockbusters, it was supremely funny, exciting, and well-made — a rock ‘n’ roll space opera, spectacular yet lithe, without a stray shot or sequence out of place, and with a wildly caustic yet devotional interplay among its motley crew of renegades that recalled the original 1977 “Star Wars” (obviously its chief influence). The film wielded the machinery of big-budget franchise filmmaking and trumped it at the same time. So the question of what “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” can do for an encore isn’t really, “Can it top the first film?” It’s more like, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Last Jedi Isn't Repeating Empire Strikes Back Says Director

23 April 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For more than a week now, fans all over the world have been rewatching and picking apart every single frame of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Since Disney and Lucasfilm had been very quiet on the details about the movie up to that point, there was an awful lot of excitement, but there has also been some concern that this movie will just be repeating the story beats of The Empire Strikes Back. Director Rian Johnson has put that theory to bed, albeit in a pretty snarky way.

Rian Johnson is quite active on social media and, on a fairly regular basis, will engage with fans and even answer some question they may have. Recently. Someone on Twitter suggested that Star Wars 8 is just going to copy The Empire Strikes Back and said, "Nothing new here." Rian Johnson didn't seem to like that suggestion. Here is his response. »

- MovieWeb

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Rian Johnson Shuts Down Claims Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Copying Empire Strikes Back

22 April 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a great film. No one can deny that. It introduced a whole new generation to that galaxy far, far away and also relaunched the franchise on the big screen in a wholly satisfying manner. However, longtime fans will have no doubt noticed the many similarities between the J.J. Abrams-directed flick and A New Hope, especially when it came to the general plot beats and themes running throughout the movie.

Now, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming on the horizon, people are starting to wonder if Rian Johnson will follow a similar path and draw heavily from The Empire Strikes Back. After all, it’d be tempting to do so, given that film’s status as one of the greatest sequels ever made. And with the teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie depicting something a lot darker and more somber than The Force Awakens, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Kurt Russell Wants In On Fast And The Furious 9

19 April 2017 11:24 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Screen Rant spoke with Kurt Russell recently about his involvement in the Fast And The Furious franchise. Starting with the franchise in the seventh movie as the character Mr. Nobody, he's been a part of the financial zenith of that film series. He commented about his previous reluctance to work on sequels.

"Well, all my life I’ve never been one for sequels and stuff. I’ve done it one time with Escape From La, which was from Escape From New York, which was 17 years earlier. But we live in a different time now. We live in a time where that’s the norm. I’ve never had anything against it, I just think that each time what I think they’ve learned now, is that you can’t just throw a sequel out there because you did good business. You have to go after it to make it even better. »

- Tim Jousma

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The top 25 films (that people have seen more than 5 times)

19 April 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 20, 2017

What tend to be the highest rated movies, where the criteria is said films have been watched at least five times?

One aside in a recent piece I penned at this site questioned whether films such as The Shawshank Redemption – for some time ranked as the best film of all time by popular vote at the IMDb – were favoured amongst those who’d seen it more than one time. I was questioning whether the films we tend to salute as the greatest – rather than our favourites – are the ones we tend to watch time and time again.

In the same article, for instance, I highlighted Schindler’s List, an excellent film, but not one I see too many people watching on six monthly rotation. That doesn’t make it a lesser film, rather, it’s the kind of movie that I’d imagine most have seen once or twice at best, »

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17 really difficult Lego sets

19 April 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Apr 21, 2017

Fancy a challenge? These Lego kits are the toughest you can buy through Amazon...

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Lego sets provide a terrifically challenging way to kill time. And with another bank holiday weekend looming, you might be tempted to crack open a box, push yourself to your Lego limits and amaze your friends and family.

The challenges are endless, from the point of purchase to the finished product itself. Can you actually afford a big Lego set? Could your patience handle the job of constructing it? Can you tell all the tiny bits apart? Can you resist a snooze »

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Secret Cinema X. Tell No One: The Handmaiden review

15 April 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Credit: (c) Secret Cinema / Al Overdrive

Secret Cinema has grown a lot from its humble beginnings in 2007. Now mostly known for its huge immersive productions that bring films to life, with notable experiences including Back to the Future and The Empire Strikes Back. Even right now Secret Cinema has an ongoing event that brings Moulin Rouge to life, ensuring London commuters are confused by the sudden influx of Parisian prostitutes and top hat wearing gents: although, it is London, so probably not.

With extensive lists of rules, items to bring, heavily encouraged dress codes, and sometimes even specific roles to take on, the experience can seem just as pretentious and threatening, as it is bizarre and exciting. After all, years of cinema going has often been a fortress of solitude where interaction is discouraged and you can slip into the darkness with only the sound of crunching popcorn to snap »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer – Questions, Answers, Signs and Symbols

15 April 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

At the very heart of the Star Wars Celebration event this weekend lies a gem we have all been waiting for – the first glimpse of The Last Jedi, which continues the main, episodic Skywalker family saga which now characterises the core of the expanded Star Wars universe. Directed this time by Rian Johnson, emerging from the indie science-fiction filmmaking provinces into the mainstream, The Last Jedi picks up after the most anticipated movie of the 21st century thus far – The Force Awakens. No mean feat and the pressure will be on Johnson and everyone at Disney to deliver on the tricky middle film of the trilogy. Are we set for a disaster of Attack of the Clones proportions or a classic in the vein of The Empire Strikes Back? Perhaps the teaser trailer revealed this weekend can begin answering that question. »

- Tony Black

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Everything We Learned About The Last Jedi from Star Wars Celebration

14 April 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The long wait is over. Well, the first part of the long wait is over, because the very first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived. The footage was revealed during The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration and, while it may not have answered all of our burning questions, the trailer delivered a whole lot for us to pick apart and try and figure out. We are here to help you take a closer look at the trailer and go over everything we learned about Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the panel.

Star Wars Celebration has brought us a ton of great stuff already, but there is no question that the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was the main thing fans all around the world were looking forward to heading into the weekend. Understandably so. All of the new Star Wars movies have been pretty secretive, »

- MovieWeb

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Billy Dee Williams Will Not Be In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

14 April 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped today, filled with glorious images, fantastic John Williams music, and Luke Skywalker actually reciting new dialog! Looking at the trailer, unsurprisingly, a lot of parallels can be drawn between The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back. You have an old Jedi master training a pupil, battles against At-ATs, and rebel bases being destroyed, oh my! There is one element from Empire that is missing tough... Lando Calrissian.

So, I have good news and bad news. I already mentioned the good news, a Last Jedi trailer! The bad news? Well, it was confirmed on Twitter by Eric Davis, managing editor for Fandango, that Billy Dee Willaims will Not be in Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Billy Dee Williams says he is not in #StarWarsTheLastJedi #Swco

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 13, 2017

So, Land-no Calrissian? That's disappointing, but expected. Were he in the film, »

- Nick Doll

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Analysis

14 April 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped earlier today and boy is it fantastic! Picking up nearly immediately after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, this is the type of trailer that literally gives me chills. After all, it's Star Wars, baby!

As is Star Wars tradition, this first teaser trailer really is a tease, unlike some other Studios' trailers.  It gives up no real plot details past what we already knew, but still offers some pretty tantalizing visuals and reveals. Of course, it is also far less mysterious than The Force Awakens teaser trailer, as this go around we know most the characters and even a few of the planets featured.

Let's break down this gold mine, scene for scene.

Force vision?

It looks like Rey is having the same "Force" reaction she had when she first touched Luke Skywalker's lightsaber in The Force Awakens. Like a "Force Anxiety Attack. »

- Nick Doll

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Star Wars Episode 8: The First Order Is Moving ‘Very Aggressively’ In This Movie

14 April 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

A couple years back, audiences were re-introduced to the wonderful world of Star Wars on the big screen. It took place 30 some-odd years after the conclusion of Return of the Jedi, and while the political landscape in this world had changed, there was still a big, bad organization, as well as an opposing force in the form of whatever our good guys have to offer.

In The Force Awakens, the bad guys came in the form of The First Order, and the good guys came in the form of The Resistance. The political landscape at the time was as such: the First Order was growing, gaining power and influence under the radar, and many in the Republic didn’t believe of its existence. As such, they needed to fund a Resistance on the downlow, but since hardly anyone was convinced of its existence, they weren’t able to allocate necessary resources. »

- Joseph Medina

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