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Ten Best: Phil’s Top 10 Movies of 2014

19 December 2014 5:52 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well it’s that time of year again – the one where websites across the globe churn out Top 10 list after top ten list. So why should we be any different?! Yet whilst we may be following the predictable end of year lists, I can guarantee that my list is anything but predictable, featuring films from across the globe: including the Us, Canada, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and even good old Blighty!

This year more than ever there has been film after film that knocked it out of the park for me – which is why my Top 10 list has Two sections: the Top 10 and then the pick of 35(!) more brilliant movies (I would have loved this list to be a Top 45, honestly). So what’s my criteria? Well it has to be a movie I’ve seen this year, one that was released this year, i.e. making its UK debut, »

- Phil Wheat

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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This 'Star Wars' Themed Light Show Sets the Bar for All Future Christmas Light Shows

17 December 2014 11:14 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

No lightsabers were harmed in the making of this insane Star Wars light show. But Tom BetGeorge, a music teacher from Newark, Cali., did synchronize 100,000 Christmas lights to create the craziest Christmas display we’ve ever seen (that neighborhood who did it together doesn’t count — they had more houses to work with).

Maybe the most impressive part is this is only Tom’s second year doing this. This year, his house will take you on a musical journey through the entire history of Star Wars, from Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.

Watch: Dad gives his kids terrible presents, records reactions

From there, it’s all out festive madness. The force is strong with this one:

“If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes!” Tom explains. “The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses »

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Marvel’s original Star Wars comics getting the remastered graphic novel treatment

16 December 2014 10:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having secured the license from Dark Horse, Marvel Comics is set to launch a new phase of Star Wars comics this January, but the publisher has also announced that the original Marvel adaptations of the Original Trilogy are returning for new, oversized graphic novels with remastered colouring. Things will get underway in May with the release of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, and here’s a look at the brand new cover from Adi Granov

And here’s a side-by-side comparison of the remastered colouring and the original…

“When Star Wars took the world by storm in 1977, Marvel Comics was right there with exciting comic adaptations and new stories set in a galaxy far, far away,” says Marvel Svp Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “With new Star Wars comics being published by Marvel in 2015, we’re proud to look back on this exciting remastered adaptation of the original film, »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Day comes to BFI's Days of Fear and Wonder: The best pictures

15 December 2014 8:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BFI's Days of Fear and Wonder programme celebrated Star Wars Day this weekend (Saturday, December 12) to screen George Lucas's original trilogy back-to-back.

The Southbank venue played host to showings of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi with special guests Paul Blake (Greedo), Garrick Hagon (Rebel pilot Biggs Darklighter), Anthony Forrest (Mos Eisley roadblock stormtrooper), Anne Skinner (script supervisor) and Harley Cokeliss (2nd Unit Director) on hand to discuss the sci-fi movies.

Lando Calrissian star Billy Dee Williams also took part in an exclusive filmed interview before Empire Strikes Back and Jabba the Hutt puppeteer Toby Philpott joined in for a post-Return of the Jedi Q&A.

The BFI's Benugo bar offered fans Mos Eisley Cantina-themed drinks, while Lego tables decked out the foyer for those wanting to build Star Wars models.

The day also saw prizes being dished out for the best »

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Frank Oz Returns as Yoda for 'Star Wars: Rebels'

15 December 2014 7:33 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Everyone knows who Yoda is: he's the small, green Jedi Master who once patrolled the cosmos but was then, after the rise of the Galactic Empire, relegated to a swampy backwater planet, whose relevance was returned when he helped a young Luke Skywalker return balance to the Force. And everyone knows what Yoda sounds like - the scratchy voice, the backwards syntax, the little squeaks and harrumphs, all provided by Frank Oz, a director, puppeteer and close confederate of Jim Henson. Oz provided the voice and performed Yoda in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," and "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" (utilizing a much crummier puppet that was later replaced by computer graphics) and provided his voice for "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith." And he'll be portraying Yoda once again... for Disney Xd's "Star Wars: Rebels" TV show. »

- Drew Taylor

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Is a 'Force Awakens' Redo Coming to Star Tours?

15 December 2014 4:12 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last week a flurry of speculation erupted across the Internet about the placement of the "Star Wars" franchise within the Disney theme parks, citing recent Disney CEO Bob Iger's comments about waiting for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to be finalized before progressing on theme park plans. This, of course, meant countless pieces about how the "Star Wars" theme park additions would be based on the new movies and not the classic films, even though anyone, with a passing understanding of the nuances of human language, could have told you that the theme park stuff will be based on both. Meaning that you will be able to drink blue milk at the Mos Eisley Cantina and interact with Bb-88, the cute soccer ball droid from the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer. But wait! There's more! A classic Disney ride might get a "Force Awakens" redo as well...

According to The Star Wars Underground, »

- Drew Taylor

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Star Wars 7: John Boyega and Oscar Isaac's character names revealed

11 December 2014 1:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The names of John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley's Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters have been revealed.

Producer Kathleen Kennedy and Jj Abrams have offered official confirmation on the names of several characters by releasing baseball-style trading card graphics to Entertainment Weekly.

Boyega's Stormtrooper will be called Finn, while Ridley's X-Wing character will be known as Poe Dameron.

Other revelations include Ridley's speeder driver being called Rey, the rollerball droid being referred to simply as Bb-8 and the Sith warrior being named Kylo Ren.

Kylo Ren's three-pronged light saber sparked considerable controversy when the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released last month.

George Lucas has not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

Star Wars actor John Boyega responds to trailer critics' racist comments

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also bring back original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher »

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Watch: 'Star Wars' Sound Designer Ben Burtt Creates The Millennium Falcon Hyperdrive Malfunction In 1980 Video

11 December 2014 9:48 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With all the whizbang special effects and sound design that is conjured these days with mouse clicks, stacks of computers and hard drives, utilizing the most blazing processor speeds out there, it's easy to forget that once upon a time a bit more manual labor was involved. "Rewinding" a sound cue wasn't just a swipe of a finger, and "erasing" something visual was likely as arduous as it was to get it in the frame in the first place. So as we all patiently await "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," here's a reminder of some the work that went into creating the original trilogy. Eyes On Cinema have unearthed this vintage 1980 video featuring Ben Burtt, who was then working on "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return Of The Jedi." As we all know, the hyperdrive basically never works on the ship, that's sort of a cobbled together jalopy that »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Gone Viral: Watch 'Family Guy' Parody the 'Star Wars' Trailer, Plus: The Avengers Sing Christmas Songs

10 December 2014 6:15 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s Hump Day... when last weekend seems like a distant memory, and next weekend looms like a mirage on a distant horizon. Don’t get too down, though – we’ve got some entertaining videos to brighten your day, including Seth MacFarlane’s The Force Awakens parody, Honest Trailers tackling Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers singing holiday tunes. It was only a matter of time before MacFarlane and the Family Guy crew tackled the new Star Wars trailer – after all, these are the same guys who gave us Blue Harvest a few years back. Now that the clip is out, the wait was mostly worth it. See Peter, Stewie, Lois and the rest of your favorite Family Guy characters skewer the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ new film below. [via Geek...

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- Mike Bracken

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Watch Seth MacFarlane’s The Force Awakens Teaser Parody

9 December 2014 4:44 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Family Guy’s first Star Wars parody special, “Blue Harvest,” came out 30 years after the release of A New Hope. Luckily, we won’t have to wait 30 years for Seth MacFarlane to take on this new trilogy being kicked off by J.J. Abrams. MacFarlane and his team have already whipped up a parody of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, which you can watch below. There have already been so many spoofs of the trailer — the most high profile being SNL’s recent video sketch — but considering this is animated, we can cut them a little slack.

Post by TBS Very Funny. »

- Eli Reyes

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George Lucas Hasn't Seen the New 'Star Wars' Trailer

8 December 2014 6:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The incredible teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been viewed more than 60 million times on YouTube since it was posted on November 28th. However, none of those views belong to series creator George Lucas. When Page Six asked the director what he thought of the first look at the continuing saga of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Lucas revealed, "I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."

Page Six also asked if he was curious about J.J. Abrams' vision for the film, »

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8 Signs J.J. Abrams Understands Star Wars Better Than George Lucas

8 December 2014 1:23 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In 1977, George Lucas brought his long-in-development passion project Star Wars to the big screen. Nearly four decades since its release, Star Wars continues to be a cultural touchstone making its presence felt in television, video games, comic books and cinema. As the years passed, Lucas’ tenure as the mastermind behind the Star Wars universe became a point of contention among long-time fans.

The unrest began with Return Of The Jedi, which some Star Wars enthusiasts deemed an unsatisfying conclusion to the original trilogy. Discontent blossomed into full-on rebellion when Lucas’ prequel trilogy took the franchise down a path that alienated many diehard fans.

Now, director J.J. Abrams has assumed control of the Star Wars universe. Recently, a trailer for Abrams’ entry in saga, The Force Awakens, has reignited Star Wars fans’ passion for their beloved franchise. The teaser seemed to capture the essence of the original trilogy in a »

- Travis Earl

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SNL vs. 'Star Wars': The Force Awakens ... and has a senior moment

7 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In the Star Wars universe, we've heard of Imperial Walkers. Now, we have lightsaber walkers. There was no footage of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher or any of other veteran characters in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Saturday Night Live decided to remedy that last night by giving us its own look at the aging stars of the franchise, 30-plus years after Return of the Jedi. »

- Anthony Breznican

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Trailer Trashin': The Galactic Saga Continues in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

6 December 2014 8:06 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Yes, dear readers, I must again apologize for making you go so long between installments of this column. But I’m finally back, because last week brought us a trailer far too big to ignore. Without further ado, join me as I examine the first look at what’s sure to be one of next year’s biggest films, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Premise: Set approximately thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), the film will star a trio of new leads along with returning actors from the previous installments.

My take: Like most children of the 1990s, I grew up loving the Star Wars trilogy. A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi were some of my favorite films when I was a kid, and played a huge role in the development of my current love of cinema.

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- Timothy Monforton

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Retro Style Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

6 December 2014 12:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Out of all the fan edits that I've seen of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer so far, this one is my absolute favorite. The trailer has been re-purposed to feel like a classic Star Wars trailer, and it's perfect. The video was created by Denver Jackson, and it's an homage to the original trilogy. It includes a sound clip from The Return of the Jedi, and any fan of Star Wars is going to going to love it. Enjoy!

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- Joey Paur

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Tsr Blog: How ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1′ Loses to the Tyranny of Split Finales

5 December 2014 3:42 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The following contains spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1.

If the last five minutes of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were like clinging to a pole for dear life with one arm and a whole lot of daddy issues this side of The Empire Strikes Back, its followup The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 is like watching one trailer for Return of the Jedi over and over and over again, and then being told to wait another year to see what actually happens. With the revolution of Panem actually coming in 2015, the newest addition to the Hunger Games franchise has the ring of the distinctly less-thrilling episode of a TV series, where characters are treated more like chess pieces, being neatly put into place before a big strike … later.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 is a part of a new phenomenon that is bigger than its own franchise, »

- Nick Allen

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George Lucas Was Terrible At Predicting The Future Of Star Wars

4 December 2014 8:39 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It turns out that George Lucas really did think that the final instalment to the Star Wars tale was Return of the Jedi. An interview with the iconic filmmaker from May 2008 has revealed that George Lucas didn.t have any plans to make Episodes VII-ix. Which probably explains why J.J. Abrams was hired to add to the franchise. George Lucas made these remarks during an interview with Total Film [shared via the Twitter feed of Cinephilia & Beyond] over five years ago. And now that the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has got everyone heated up about the franchise once again, his contradictory statement has started to make the rounds on social media. After being asked, "Are you happy for new Star Wars tales to be told after you.re gone?" George Lucas was pretty adamant that there wouldn.t be any further adventures set in a »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 6 New Things To Learn From The Trailer

4 December 2014 1:29 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The devil is in the detail. The world has finally been treated to the first teaser trailer for next year’s return to the Star Wars universe, and while the excruciatingly short snippet of film hasn’t revealed any huge details like character names, narrative direction or who the bloody Sith Lord is, there’s still plenty of meat to be picked off the bone. This is Star Wars after all, and everything means something; even if it at first appears unimportant.

It’s still an entire year away, but that’s not going to stop practically all forms of media across the globe from scrutinising over every single frame of the trailer, and for good reason; there’s countless reveals that can lead to copious amounts of speculation and theorising.

If the Rebel/Imperial war of the original trilogy ended with Return Of The Jedi, why are the two factions still in existence? »

- Joe Pring

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