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How Much Would a Real Star Wars At-at Cost?

28 September 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For nearly four decades, the iconic Star Wars franchise has not only brought fans countless memorable characters, but also iconic vehicles as well. One of the biggest of these vehicles is the All Terrain Armored Transport, best known as the At-at, which appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and last year's blockbuster The Force Awakens. If you've been wondering how much it would actually cost to construct an At-at in real life, a new infographic has the staggering answer.

According to the Star Wars Databank, At-at's stand over 20 meters (60 feet) tall, which come equipped with "blast-impervious armor plating." BestCasino.co.uk has broken the construction of this massive vehicle into four main categories, which brings the total cost to $228.5 million. That's just for the parts, labor and construction of the ship itself, with the site adding that it would cost another $192,000 per year in crew costs. »

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Stakeout on Dope Street

24 September 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

With a title like this you know it has to be good. Irvin Kershner got his start directing on this small-scale tale of kids and crime. Jonathan Haze and Abby Dalton are standouts in the cast, while the uncredited executive producer who put up the cash is said to have been Roger Corman. It's a beautiful widescreen transfer -- the film was one of the first features shot by Haskell Wexler, who is also uncredited. Stakeout on Dope Street DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Yale Wexler, Jonathon Haze, Morris Miller (Stever Marlo), Abby Dalton, Allen Kramer, Herman Rudin, Philip Mansour, Andrew J. Fenady, Herschel Bernardi, Coleman Francis. Cinematography Mark Jeffrey (Haskell Wexler) Film Editor Melvin Sloan Original Music Richard Markowitz Story and Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irvin Schwartz Produced by Andrew J. Fenady Directed »

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Cinematographer Bradford Young signs on for young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie

24 September 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Alden Ehrenreich on board in the title role and the search continuing for an actor to play a young Lando Calrissian, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have now found their cinematographer for their 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie.

The Film Stage has revealed that Bradford Young is set to shoot the movie, which is slated to go into production in early 2017. Young has recently shot Denis Villenueve’s Arrival, while his previous work includes Middle of Nowhere, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Selma and A Most Violent Year.

See Also: Bob Iger reveals that Disney is already planning Star Wars movies for 2021 and beyond

The as-yet-untitled Han Solo movie has been written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens) and his son Jon, and is set for release on May 25th 2018.

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Episode 8 Bits: Possible Reshoots, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Comparisons, and Putting Together the Spoiler Puzzle

22 September 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Episode 8 Bits: Does Carrie Fisher‘s changed schedule indicate reshoots for Star Wars: Episode 8? Adam Driver compliments Rian Johnson and compares Episode 8 to The Empire Strikes Back. Lupita Nyong’o shoots down those Maz Kanata rumors. Rian Johnson once again gets amusing on Twitter. Carrie Fisher explains why Han and […]

The post Episode 8 Bits: Possible Reshoots, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Comparisons, and Putting Together the Spoiler Puzzle appeared first on /Film. »

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John Krasinski To Direct Live Read of ‘Good Will Hunting’ For Film Independent

22 September 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Krasinski is taking his directing talents to New York to direct a live read of “Good Will Hunting” for the “Film Independent Live Read New York.” “The Hollars” helmer will be a guest director for the organization’s event that will take place at Nyu Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 7.

“For a whole lot of people ‘Good Will Hunting’ is so good that you’ve watched it more than 10 times,” said Krasinski. “For anyone from Boston, it’s so good… we’ve now made it mandatory to get the poster tattooed on our backs.  As a director, I am more than excited to be a part of this Live Read.  As the president of the Matt Damon fan club… I am just straight fan girling.”

In Live Read tradition, the talent that will be involved will be announced days before the performance via Twitter by Krasinski. »

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The Week in Star Wars – Episode VIII compared to Empire Strikes Back, Rogue One gets a new composer, Fifty Shades of Grey beats The Force Awakens and more

18 September 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Star Wars returns with Adam Driver talking Episode VIII, a load of new posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as a load of merch, a returning character for Star Wars Rebels, a beating by Fifty Shades of Grey and more…

We’ll kick things off this week by looking at a whole batch of new international posters for Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many of which feature Darth Vader himself. Check all nine posters out here, and a brand new international poster here, which sees Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso standing tall as the Death Star looms in the background…

…Speaking of merch, and Hasbro released images from their Rogue One line in anticipation of September 30th’s Force Friday. You can check out a huge batch of toys (including a Rapid Nerf Firing Imperial At-act) here, and Wave 2 figures here. »

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15 Best Movie Sequels of All Time

15 September 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sequels can be very tricky things. When they work, which isn't very often, they are like a gift from the heavens. If they don't, they remind us why the original film is so much better. And that the filmmakers should have never tempted fate by trying t recapture lightning in a bottle.

Years ago, before straight-to-video (DVD, Blu-ray, Streaming, etc.), only very successful movies got the sequel treatment. Nowadays, if a movie is a moderate success, it can be spun-off into sequel-ville and land in straight-to-dvd land forever. Again, all this does is make us appreciate just how good the sequels we got so long ago actually were.

So it is with this reverence that we created this list with the help of IMDb. It features some of the films you might expect. At the same time, it showcases others that have proven themselves to be success d'estimes. Those films »

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Entire Star Wars Movie Saga Heads to TNT and TBS in $200M Disney Deal

14 September 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for some old-school binge watching, because all of the Star Wars movies are coming to TNT starting this weekend. Turner Inc., who owns TNT, TBS and several other cable networks, have made a massive deal with Disney in order to secure the broadcast rights for 10 Star Wars movies. Turner had to make a separate deal with 20th Century Fox, who still owns the rights to Star Wars: A New Hope. That brings the total to 11 Star Wars movies the company now has the rights to.

Deadline reported on Wednesday that Turner had made the deal with Disney for around $200 million. The deal includes the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as well as The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It will also include the next three yet-to-be-released movies, which will be Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Episode VIII and the upcoming untitled Han Solo spinoff movie. »

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Adam Driver Says ‘Episode 8’ Shifts Tone From ‘Force Awakens’ Like ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Did From ‘Star Wars’

14 September 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re still over one year away from “Star Wars: Episode VIII” (title yet to be revealed), with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” easing the wait. But of course, Disney and everyone else involved with ‘Episode VIII’ (title yet to be revealed) will be keeping details about the movie under a shroud of secrecy, and […]

The post Adam Driver Says ‘Episode 8’ Shifts Tone From ‘Force Awakens’ Like ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Did From ‘Star Wars’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Adam Driver Teases Tonal Shift Ahead Of Star Wars: Episode VIII

14 September 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just as Empire Strikes Back broke course from A New Hope and took George Lucas’ budding new franchise into darker territory all those years ago, it seems that Star Wars: Episode VIII will uphold tradition by ushering in a tonal shift from J.J. Abrams’ lucrative crowd-pleaser, The Force Awakens.

At least, that’s according to Adam Driver, who is back on board as the erratic galactic menace in training, Kylo Ren. Left wounded and without a father when the credits rolled on last year’s mega-hit, Driver shed some light on the thinking process behind Episode VIII, and how that aforementioned tonal shift is in many ways brought about by the change of director, with Rian Johnson taking point in lieu of J.J. Abrams.

Per Collider:

Rian is coming into something that we kind of set up and he just took it to the next level in a really great way. »

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Newswire: Adam Driver likens Episode VIII to Empire Strikes Back, causes disturbance in the Force

14 September 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Adam Driver recently sat down with Collider to talk about his upcoming film Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch. Considering the actor is also confirmed as returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, the inevitable blockbuster came up during the interview. Driver provided some vague information about the sequel, presumably to stop the interviewer from pestering him for specific details about Episode VIII:

[The story is] great. It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go “oooh, it’s dark” but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. [Rian Johnson] trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play.

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Adam Driver compares Star Wars: Episode VIII to The Empire Strikes Back

14 September 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With many comparing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to George LucasA New Hope, it would make sense that one of the movie’s stars is comparing the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII to The Empire Strikes Back.

“It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone,” Adam Driver told Collider. “For that people always go ‘oooh, it’s dark’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. [Johnson] trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play”.

“Rian’s writing is so clear,” he adds. “I learned a lot of things about my character through his writing. Some things we talked about before and some things we didn’t. He »

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Adam Driver Compares Star Wars: Episode VIII's Tone To The Empire Strikes Back

14 September 2016 3:07 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We still have a massive wait until the next main installment of the Star Wars saga hits theatres, and while we may have Rogue One to tide us over this December, it doesn't make it any easier to be patient for Rian Johnson's Episode VIII. The Force Awakens concluded with Rey (Daisy Ridley) defeating the arrogant Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) before embarking on a quest to find Luke Skywalker. While we still don't know anything about the sequel's story, Driver has compared the film to The Empire Strikes Back in terms of being tonally different to its predecessor.  “[The script] is great,” Driver told Collider. “It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go, ‘Ooooh, it’s dark,’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary, »

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Adam Driver Compares ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ to ‘Empire Strikes Back’

13 September 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII’s” script is still shrouded in mystery so even the smallest kernel of information goes a long way.

Franchise star Adam Driver — aka Kylo Ren — dropped some clues about the film’s tone in an interview with Collider. The “Girls” alum, who was promoting his new film “Patterson,” compared the upcoming “Episode VIII” to the 1980 epic “The Empire Strikes Back.”

When asked about the script, Driver replied, “It’s great. It’s similar to how ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has a different tone. For that people always go, ‘oooh, it’s dark,’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is.”

Driver went on to discuss how the film will differ from other “Star Wars” movies.

“It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary, but also very clear,” Driver said. “[Writer Rian Johnson] trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. »

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Adam Driver Says 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Is Like 'Empire Strikes Back' — But Not How You'd Expect

13 September 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

For those looking for clues about what to expect from the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, wants you to know that it's just like The Empire Strikes Back, except not in the ways that you'd expect. Calling the screenplay for Episode VIII "great" during a recent interview with Collider, Driver explained, "it’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone [to the original movie]. For that people always go 'oooh, it’s dark,' but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I

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‘Star Wars': Adam Driver Compares ‘Episode VIII’ to ‘Empire Strikes Back’

13 September 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Adam Driver is once again teasing the script for “Episode VIII,” this time comparing it to “The Empire Strikes Back.” “It’s great. It’s similar to how ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has a different tone,” he told Collider. “For that people always go ‘oooh, it’s dark’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. trusts his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really. »

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Adam Driver Compares Star Wars 8 to Empire Strikes Back

13 September 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the incredible success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the follow-up Star Wars: Episode VIII has now become perhaps the most anticipated movie of all time, continuing this new trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away. Production has already wrapped, with director Rian Johnson starting work on editing the first cut last month. Today we have some new details from star Adam Driver. The actor had nothing but high praise for directors J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, comparing this next advanture to the classic Empire Strikes Back, perhaps the most beloved installment in the entire franchise.

Before starring as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was best known for his role on HBO's Girls and indie films like Inside Llewyn Davis and Frances Ha. While promoting his latest indie Paterson at the Toronto Film Festival, Adam Driver spoke with The Toronto Sun, where he »

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Adam Driver Praises Star Wars Episode VIII Script And Director Rian Johnson

13 September 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

No doubt about it, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had gargantuan expectations going in. Not only was this the follow-up to the original Star Wars trilogy — a trilogy that shaped many a generation — but it followed a trilogy of underwhelming prequels. There was a hunger for a quality Star Wars movie — a hunger that Star Wars creator George Lucas was never able to feed after those first three films. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that final opportunity to make it possible, and unlike with the prequels, fans would be less likely to shrug off a bad movie. Luckily for fans, the film didn’t disappoint. It delivered the spirit of high adventure that the original trilogy brought, along with an emphasis on character over world-building and politics. Now that The Force Awakens is behind us, there is the new question: will Star Wars Episode VIII actually be able to »

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Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Complete Season One Blu-ray and DVD announced

9 September 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has announced the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Complete Season One, which is set to arrive on December 6th. Check out the cover art, synopsis and details of the special features here…

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Taking place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, this new Lego Star Wars series follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family.

Bonus Features include:

The Freemaker Adventures: Meet the Freemaker Family – Get to »

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Revisiting Star Trek Tng: Qpid

8 September 2016 11:46 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Sep 9, 2016

There are crazy Star Trek: Tng episodes, really crazy Star Trek: Tng episodes and then there's Qpid. (The revisiting series is back!)...

This review contains spoilers.

4.20 Qpid

The episode opens around Tagus III, where the Enterprise is preparing to hold an archaeology symposium with Picard as the keynote speaker. Archaeology nerd is one of Picard’s lesser-mined character traits, so it’s always fun to see it come up. All is going fine until Picard returns to his quarters to discover he’s got an unexpected visitor. He’s just about to pick up his phone and fire his Klingon security guard when he realises it’s Vash, his one-time love interest from the episode Captain’s Holiday. Cue much kissing.

But not too much! As the credits end, Picard has stopped serving her some T and started serving her some tea, when who should interrupt but Dr. »

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