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The Ultimate Video Essay Guide to David Lynch

21 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

14 looks at cinema’s most provocative auteur.

Is there any contemporary filmmaker more provocative or polarizing than David Lynch? People who love him consider him a genius, and people who don’t consider him a weirdo. His films stubbornly eschew understanding for emotion, rely more heavily upon visual storytelling than that of the more traditional, narrative variety, and actively seek to make the audience uncomfortable as often as possible. Regardless where you stand on his work, you can’t deny Lynch is a capital-a Artist, a jack of all creative trades, and a cultural figure the likes of which we haven’t known since the heyday of Salvador Dali.

As such, that makes Lynch ripe for frequent exploration by video essayists seeking to unearth a little clarity from among his body of work. In my time at One Perfect Shot and Film School Rejects I’ve viewed essays attempting to define his themes and aesthetic, essays »

- H. Perry Horton

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Lightsaber Theory Proves Rey's Parents Were in The Force Awakens?

21 April 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Wait, Rey's parents were in The Force Awakens? That's what a new Star Wars theory proposes, and it's not a half bad idea. Has this mystery finally been solved? Perhaps we won't know until The Last Jedi. But as far as fan theories go? This is a pretty good one. Perhaps the best we've heard yet. And it's helped along by some new evidence in the Star Wars 8 trailer.

So, who were Rey's parents, and where were they in The Force Awakens? How about this? They were two of the many dead bodies surrounding Kylo Ren and his Knights in the infamous Forceback (or flashback) scene. We'll do you one better. Perhaps Rey's dad is the shadowy figure seen killed by Kylo Ren. In the flashback, it looks as though this mystery man in the big hat is about to bring his weapon down on Rey when Kylo pierces him »

- MovieWeb

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Han Solo Set Video Reveals New Star Wars Alien

18 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today we have a new Omaze video that gives us our first glimpse at the Han Solo set, including a sneak peek at a new alien creature. Last week, Disney and LucasFilm unveiled the new Force For Change initiative, which includes three separate prizes that encompass the past, present and future of the Star Wars universe, throughout the four-week campaign. The "past" campaign gives fans a chance to spend a night at the iconic Skywalker Ranch, along with a VIP tour of the Star Wars archives and a special screening of A New Hope. The lucky winner of the "present" initiative will win tickets to the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the exclusive after-party, while the "future" winner will get to visit the set of Han Solo: A Star Wars story, where they'll meet directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, take a tour of the set »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – thoughts on the Force's "balance"

18 April 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Apr 19, 2017

Will the 'Chosen One' prophecy rear it's head again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We did some rampant speculating...

Spoilers for all the Star Wars films to date lie ahead, plus, er, Batman Begins...

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By now you’ll have seen the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, aka Star Wars Episode VIII, in all it’s ‘Luke actually has dialogue!’ glory.

Although it was brief, this promo video gave us plenty to chew on. Two talking points seem to stand out: Rey mentioning “the balance” of the Force, and Luke saying “it’s time for the Jedi to end.”

But what if these two lines are actually linked? What if the idea of ‘bringing »

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Top 5 Coolest Things Shown at Star Wars Celebration

17 April 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Star Wars Celebration has come and gone but it left quite an impact on Star Wars fans everywhere.  There was a lot to see and experience (even for those at home), so we’re going to break down the Top 5 Coolest Things Shown during this year’s event.  Come inside to see our ranking and share your own!

5. Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer

We’re kicking off our list with the trailer for the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels.  Over the last three years, we’ve been on quite a journey with the crewmembers of the Ghost.  We’ve seen the likes of Ezra and Sabine grow before our very eyes as we witnessed Hera rise to a higher status within the rebellion and Kanan learn new ways of the force, never thought possible.  Now, with this upcoming season, we will finally see their journey come to an end. »

- (Matt Malliaros)

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‘Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Bridge the Gap Between Episode 7 and 8 With Books and Comics

17 April 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the months leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, Disney, and their many publishing partners set the stage with a campaign called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where books, comics, and other pieces of media bridged the gap between Return of the Jedi and the new movie. And because the […]

The post ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Bridge the Gap Between Episode 7 and 8 With Books and Comics appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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New Star Wars Rebels Character To Be Voiced By Warwick Davis

16 April 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars Rebels season 4 will have a new franchise alum on its voice cast this year, as confirmed by Dave Filoni. Warwick Davis, best known as Wicket from Return of the Jedi, will voice an assassin named Rukh, who’s also a bodyguard for Grand Admiral Thrawn.

For those of you not caught up on the expanded universe, Rukh has actually been around in the Star Wars lore since Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire in 1991. He was a Noghri warrior who became incredibly loyal to the Empire when learning of their efforts to restore his planet, Honoghr.

He was also a Death Commando under Palpatine until Thrawn hired him as a bodyguard nine years after the Battle of Yavin. A deadly, stealthy warrior who has gone toe to toe with Luke Skywalker, it’ll be interesting to see how Rebels adjusts Rukh’s role to the new canon. »

- Jon Negroni

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Reveals New Characters and Single Player Action

15 April 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you were disappointed with the original Star Wars Battlefront, you might want to buckle up and check out this first full-length trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2. The folks at Dice and EA knew that not everyone was thrilled with the first game and they have clearly done some massive course correction this time around. This game looks like it is going to be epic and it will have an important new story that is part of the Star Wars canon.

The trailer was revealed during the Star Wars Battlefront II panel during Star Wars Celebration and it did not disappoint. We had already seen a very small, condensed TV spot version of this trailer that leaked online before this reveal, but this goes much more in-depth on the story and gives a much better idea of the gameplay. It turns out that the single-player campaign in this game, something »

- MovieWeb

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‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ First Trailer: Will Leia Organa’s Resistance Be Crushed? (Video)

15 April 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As part of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Electronic Arts unveiled a new trailer for “Star Wars: Battlefront II,” the upcoming sequel to the 2015 reboot of the hit multiplayer video game series. The trailer features Iden Versio ( played by “Sleepy Hollow” star Janina Gavankar), commander of an elite special forces unit for the Empire called the Inferno Squad, as she suits up for the Battle of Endor in “Return of the Jedi.” Of course, the Empire is defeated in that battle, and Versio watches in shock as the Second Death Star is destroyed. Fast forward to the events of “The. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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'Star Wars: Battlefront II' Plot Details and Release Date Revealed

15 April 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Highly guarded details of the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II finally saw the light of day Saturday during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Fla.

It is set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and is told from the perspective of the Empire after the destruction of the second Death Star. There will be a single player narrative that will be part of the Star Wars canon, with the book Battlefront II: Inferno Squad teeing up that narrative.

Janina Gavankar is starring as a new character, Inferno Squad Commander Iden Versio (see the photo below the trailer). The »

- Chris Hartwell,Aaron Couch

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gets Release Date And Trailer

15 April 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 was teased earlier this week, but now check out the full trailer and all the new details.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be released on November 17th, as revealed at Star Wars Celebration.

The game will feature "all era's of Star Wars canon" unlike the previous title which was only able to draw from the original trilogy.

The game is also going to feature a story campaign which takes place during the events of Return Of The Jedi. The main character is named Iden Versio, and her homeworld will be one of the new worlds we discover in the game. Also connected to the story is the new Inferno Squad Novel that was announced just recently. 

The story involves Iden being an Imperial soldier that watches the 2nd Death Star get destroyed by Rebels, which is why she vows to wipe them out. This will be an interesting »

- (Dustin Spino)

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Star Wars Rebels to End After Season 4 — Watch the First Trailer Now

15 April 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The story about “a boy who was lost and a girl who was broken” has reached its end.

Disney Xd on Saturday confirmed that Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels will be its last. The announcement was made by executive producer Dave Filoni during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Fla., where he was joined by voice cast Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Vanessa Marshall (Hera) and Steve Blum (Zeb) to reveal the final season trailer for the animated epic.

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Star Wars Rebels to end with season 4, watch the trailer here

15 April 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Star Wars news from Celebration continues to come thick and fast, and during today’s Star Wars Rebels panel it has been announced that the upcoming fourth season of the Disney Xd animated series will be its last. Check out the official trailer here…

Rebels creator Dave Filoni has earlier revealed that fan favourite former Jedi Ahsoka Tano will be returning in the fourth season, as well as unveiling some concept art of Captain Rex which seemingly supported the fan theory that he’s part of Han Solo’s Endor Strike Team in Return of the Jedi.

Meanwhile, Filoni has also unveiled a previously-unreleased and unfinished clip from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which shows Boba Fett in a standoff with fellow bounty hunter Cad Bane. Watch the clip here.

Are you disappointed that Star Wars Rebels is coming to a close with season four, or is it the »

- Gary Collinson

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Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Literature Revealed

15 April 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While all eyes have been on The Last Jedi's new information and trailer, new books (and a comic series) have been announced that will lead up to the events in the film and help fill in some gaps for eager fans.  Come inside to check out the latest announcements!  

Before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a slew of comics/books came out to tie into the the launch, giving fans a glimpse at the new characters and some of the events that took place before the film in the time since Return of the Jedi.  It was, appropriately, called the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  With Episode VIII set to follow up directly from the end of Force Awakens, I wasn't sure they'd do something similar, but fortunately Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi is happening. 

Yesterday, during some of the publishing panels, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Mark Hamill Gives Emotional Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Remembers ‘Making Out on the Couch Like a Couple of Horny Teenagers’

14 April 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mark Hamill is opening up about Carrie Fisher‘s death, and sharing new details about their intimate friendship.

Speaking to an audience of superfans fans at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Friday, Hamill began by saying, “Well, here’s a panel I was hoping wouldn’t come for another 30 years. Someone once wrote when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. And here today, we’re here to celebrate the treasure that was Carrie Frances Fisher.”

Fisher, 60, died on Dec. 27, four days after going into cardiac arrest while aboard a plane. She had already »

- Mike Miller

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Analysis

14 April 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | | 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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‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer Reactions: ‘We Just Heard Luke Speak for the First Time In Over 30 Years!’

14 April 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” owned social media Friday, thanks to a blazing hot poster and a teaser trailer that fired fans’ excitement. Mark Hamill has become known as a master voice actor since 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” and his voice — disappointingly absent from “The Force Awakens” — was a highlight of the new teaser. One excited fan tweeted, “We Just Heard Luke Speak For The First Time In Over 30 Years!!” We Just Heard Luke Speak For The First Time In Over 30 Years!! #TheLastJedi — lord vader (@sithflower) April 14, 2017 Also Read: That 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Looked. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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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 | | 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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Star Wars Episode 8: Luke Skywalker May Not Be The Hero Rey Hopes For

14 April 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

As we saw in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the events that took place in the original trilogy have almost become something of legend. As Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher have since become huge icons in pop culture, Luke, Han, and Leia have become big names in their own right. In The Force Awakens, we saw our new leading lady, Rey, search for Luke, and finally come across him near the closing credits of that great film. She held out his lightsaber, with a face that pleaded for him to take it.

So what happens next. Along with many other fans, we’ve gone to assume that Luke would become the Yoda of the next film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey is only just discovering the true extent of her power, and as such, she would naturally need a teacher »

- Joseph Medina

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Ahsoka Tano returning to Star Wars Rebels, Captain Rex/Return of the Jedi fan theory seemingly confirmed

14 April 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration yesterday for the Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates panel, during which they dropped a couple of pieces of news that will be of interest to fans of Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.

As he did during last year’s Celebration, Filoni confirmed that Ahsoka is set to make her return to Star Wars Rebels, revealing that while he initially planned for her showdown with Darth Vader in the season two finale to be her last appearance, fan reaction towards the character ultimately changed her mind. However, the production time required for Rebels meant that by that point, it was impossible to include her in the third season.

See Also: Boba Fett vs. Cad Bane in unreleased clip from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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- Gary Collinson

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