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After months of on-set reports, wild rumors, tweeted photos and cryptic interviews, Disney and J.J. Abrams are releasing the very first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" on Friday. Moviegoers are sure to see some familiar faces and designs, plus new characters, creatures, ships and planets that will have fans speculating about what they're seeing in the same way they did in for 1977's 'Star Wars" and 1999's "The Phantom Menace." Abrams is even more secretive than most Hollywood directors, and he loves to misdirect (remember the Khan confusion prior to the release "Star Trek Into Darkness"?), and the teaser will likely be a true tease that avoids any kind of narrative twists. With that in mind, it's time to turn back the clock to re-visit the ever-evolving teasers released in advance of all six films. It's a list a billion of years in the making. »
- Dave Lewis
Here’s a great vintage photo that I’ve never seen before featuring Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher on the set of The Empire Strikes Back. It was recently revealed by Robert Englund that Hamill had a crush on Fisher during the production of these films, and the two of them look adorably happy in this photo. I have to say that the coolest thing in this photo are the freakin’ awesome Star Wars production winter coats they are wearing! Where in the hell can I get one of those!?
Via: This is Not Porn »
- Joey Paur
For many people who grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy the films have become almost sacred creations beyond reproach. It’s not hard to see why – they informed our childhood as we collected the toys and pretended to be our favourite characters, or had speeder bike chases between the legs of the kitchen table, much to the annoyance of our parents.
You don’t have to look back on the original trilogy through nostalgia-tinted glasses – or even be old enough to remember their initial cinema release – to hold them in high esteem. They are great films regardless, justly recognised as iconic movies in the history of cinema. Even the American government agrees – both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back have earned themselves a place in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, no less.
Praise aside, while the original Star Wars trilogy is certainly »
- Andrew Dilks
Ready for the first look at Star Wars: Episode VII?
Star Wars.com released this info today:
An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 30 theaters across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28. Following this weekend, the tease can be seen in theaters around the world this December.
Check out StarWars.com’s complete list of theaters playing the tease below!
Scheduled for a December 18, 2015, the movie release stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow along with the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
- Michelle McCue
You can see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this weekend, but we can now look even further ahead as a new rumor has surfaced regarding Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off plot. These spin-offs have the unique ability to take place anywhere in the Star Wars timeline. The new episodes will be tethered to each other and must take place post-Return of the Jedi, and that's fine, but the spin-offs can do what Star Wars does best: build its universe. I would put Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic right next to A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back as my favorite Star Wars story. I want to see behind all the corners and know what's going on beyond the saga of the Skywalkers. The rumor for the Star Wars spin-off hints at a very cool plot that's unlike anything we've seen before, »
- Matt Goldberg
The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere on Friday (November 28), it has been announced.
A select number of North American theatres will play host to the first promos from the new Star Wars episode this Thanksgiving weekend.
Previews will play before all films at the following Regal cinema venues between November 28 and 30:
CA, Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
CA, San Diego - Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & Rpx
Ga, Atlanta - Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & Rpx
Il, Chicago - Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & Rpx
NY, New York - Regal Union Square Stadium 14
Pa, Warrington - Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
Tn, Knoxville - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & Rpx
TX, Houston - Edwards Houston Marq'e Stadium 23 IMAX & Rpx
Wa, Seattle - Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back may have come out 34 years ago, but that doesn't mean we're done seeing trailers for it. Case in point is this new fan cut, which advertises the film as though it were coming out in theaters today. Star Wars fans have a lot to be excited about (or worried about, depending on who you ask) these days with premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens getting closer every day. With a rumor circulating that a trailer for The Force Awakens will hit select theaters this weekend, it might be easy for some to forget about the awesomeness that is the original Star Wars trilogy. If that is you, and you.ve actually managed to forget how amazing George Lucas. original three Star Wars films were, this trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, made by a fan named Cameron Arrigoni, will certainly remind you. »
‘Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year
This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue
In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of »
Some more rumors have surfaced regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The following news contain potential Spoilers. It comes from Making Star Wars, who claim to know an awful lot about the movie. That have leaked a ton of news in the past, and they're back with some more. So let's get started.
First of all, lets start out with some pirates that seem to have a Mad Max look and feel to them and dwell in a place referred to as “Pirate’s Cove.” The site claims to have seen some concept art of six of these characters which may have been lifted from George Lucas' original Star Wars script which included what he called the "Legions of Lettow," which was the name of the entire Sith order. This group of people were Force-sensitive individuals who abandoned the teachings of the Jedi Order. The report says, "These »
- Joey Paur
Note: There will be spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 all up in this piece. You've been warned. Tell me if this sounds familiar: Following a climactic battle in which our central hero goes toe-to-toe with the big, bad villain, the hero not only loses the fight, but they lose a part of themselves, too. Sure, they're still alive, but as the final moments of the film play out, they stare blankly through a window at the remnants of a battle they may not ever win. That's how The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 leaves off, and it's not unlike the ending of The Empire Strikes Back, a movie many people feel is the greatest sequel ever made. Han Solo, Princess Leia and crew make their way to Cloud City, thinking they're safe. But...
- Erik Davis
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
Directed by Francis Lawrence
In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. The argument I made was that what makes the Star Wars film still satisfying is that it has an actual sense of narrative progression and character achievement despite abandoning its players in the midst of doom and gloom. Going back and revisiting Catching Fire, I admit I may have been a little harsh as quite a bit of substantial material in terms of world-building and character development is crammed »
- Josh Slater-Williams
The movie trailer has changed over the years and nothing's more evident of that fact than taking a film from yesteryear and slapping a new coat of trailer paint on it. Today's model is The Empire Strikes Back. Cameron Arrigioni cut a new trailer for the film and music that sounds like it's been ripped straight from a Christopher Nolan film is just the start. The trailer touches on most of the major plot points of the movie as well as showcasing most »
- Sean Wist
Here's some fun and hype for all you Star Wars fans hungry for something new now that the title for the next chapter in the saga has been revealed. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost exactly a year and a month away from release, and more rumblings of a teaser trailer arriving before the end of the year have surfaced. Badass Digest says to expect it sometime in the next four to five weeks (they also have a rumored description if you're interested), so we're anxiously awaiting confirmation of this rumor. In the meantime, a fan has crafted an awesome contemporary trailer for The Empire Strikes Back to check out. Watch it! Here's Cameron Arrigioni's modern trailer for The Empire Strikes Back (via SlashFilm): It's a pretty well done trailer, but one of the bigger issues is that it seems to give away a whole lot of the film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Cameron Arrigioni was inspired to cut together a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back in the style of the trailers that studios are releasing today. It turned out surprisingly spectacular. It was definitely an interesting choice to cut it together with a song from Two Steps From Hell called "Freedom Fighters," and not John Williams' classic Star Wars score, but it works. It definitely succeeds in trying to convince you that this is one of the greatest movies ever. As much as I enjoyed this and how big it made the film seem, I still prefer the original, which I also included below.
- Joey Paur
Imagine if you did see it coming, though? Movie trailers these days give away almost the entire plot (including a lot of spoilers). So, what if "Empire Strikes Back" had a modern trailer? Would certain twists and turns be totally spoiled?
One fan cut together a modern trailer for the classic movie (using music from the new "Star Trek"), and we're happy to see that "Empire" seem as exciting as ever - even with reveals like Cloud City, Luke on Hoth, Han and Leia's capture, and Luke's lightsaber battle with Vader.
It doesn't spoil Vader's big line, but there are hints at some kind of secret about Luke's father. So, knowing what we already know, those clues shouted at us, but for a newbie viewer, »
- Kelly Woo
If you're opening this piece expecting a prolonged defence of RoboCop 2, you're not going to get it (although there's a link down at the bottom where we have a go). We've tried lots of times to really like the film, but it just doesn't hang together, nor does it come anywhere near close to matching the original.
At the time it was being made, Orion Pictures, which was backing the film, was in deep trouble. So much trouble in fact that RoboCop 2 was the film that needed to be a big, big hit to save the studio. It wasn't, and within a couple of years, Orion was no more. Whilst it would put RoboCop 3 into production, it wouldn't be around to release it.
The first RoboCop was relatively off radar, and wasn't »
There's nothing too revealing in James Gunn's interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy, but a few points do stand out. Firstly, the site asked the filmmaker about the comparisons to the introduction of the Emperor in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Thanos' first scene as well as the challenges that came with giving audiences their first look at such a major character. "We definitely talked about the Emperor. The most difficult thing was to introduce Thanos in a way where he’s cool, but not make our antagonist, Ronan, look like a wuss in the process. That was a real delicate balance." As for which of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy he would most like to explore in future movies, Gunn added: "Yondu and Kraglin, the Ravagers. And I love Nebula. I »
Prepare to have your hearts broken -- some of our favorite movies have plot holes that just can't be explained.
In the post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Legend, Anna drives to Manhattan from Philadelphia -- in a car -- to essentially ruin Will Smith's life. But wait a minute – how did she even drive to Manhattan in the first place? All the bridges and tunnels to the city were destroyed at the beginning to prevent infection from spreading. Did she swim there and hot wire it? But then how did she drive off the island at the end?
Home Alone cleverly closed a potential plot hole in the beginning of the film by explaining the reason the McCallisters can't contact Kevin is because the phones are down – and when they called the police, Kevin was too afraid to answer the door. Great! But then, how does he order that "lovely cheese pizza?"
The What?: It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation.
This Week: We get a new title and some new rumored information about where we find Luke Skywalker, seemingly the man waking the Force.
It’s been awhile since we had a new Star Wars Episode title to discuss, and I think I can remember each previous prequel reveal (sadly I have no cognizant memory of Empire or Jedi’s titles being revealed, I was way too into cartoons). “The Phantom Menace” was a big mystery that I don’t remember anyone liking and “Revenge of the Sith” seemed fitting to those of us that knew Jedi was originally Revenge of the Jedi until it was »
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys talks about Star Wars: Episode VII wrapping and being titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Anthony Daniels claiming it’s better than The Empire Strikes Back. On top of that, he also looks at Gwen Stacy’s possible for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Loki returning for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Raganarok and Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 as well as Christopher Nolan slamming, but not really slamming Marvel movies.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis »
- Luke Owen
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