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Beauty and the Beast knocks Star Wars out of the all-time domestic box office top 10

29 April 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the first time since its release in 1977, George LucasStar Wars no longer sits in the top ten of the all-time highest-grossing domestic movie releases, with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast surpassing the $461 million haul of A New Hope to climb to tenth place.

Here’s the all-time top ten highest-grossing movies in North America:

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $936.6 million

2. Avatar – $760.5 million

3. Titanic – $658.6 million

4. Jurassic World – $652.2 million

5. Marvel’s The Avengers – $623.3 million

6. The Dark Knight – $534.8 million

7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $532.1 million

8. Finding Dory – $486.3 million

9. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – $474.5 million

10. Beauty and the Beast – $472.4 million

Given that it is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this year, it’s always possible that the original film could receive a re-release to push it back into the top ten. And of course, adjusted for inflation it is still way out ahead of all of the »

- Gary Collinson

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Yeah, Baby! ‘Austin Powers’ Shagged Its Way to Theaters 20 Years Ago

28 April 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” opened May 2, 1997, Variety described it as an “odd mix of sophisticated and lowbrow humor” but was enthused about the Mike Myers-Jay Roach collaboration. The film had cost less than $20 million so it was profitable with a modest $67 million worldwide. There was no deal in place for a sequel, but New Line execs noticed the comedy was a huge hit in home video and on cable. When the studio greenlit a sequel, many rival execs were surprised: They were still defining success solely by domestic box office.

Boosted by massive marketing tie-ins, 1999’s “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” saw a spectacular domestic opening weekend of $55 million and completed its global run with $312 million. “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002) scored $296 million worldwide. After many years, rumors persist that a fourth edition is imminent. As Powers himself would say, “Yeah, baby!”

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- Tim Gray

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Amazon’s take on ‘The Tick’ gets a debut date

27 April 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Amazon Prime Video have announced that Friday 25th August 2017 will be the premiere date for their highly-anticipated superhero comedy series The Tick starring comedy legend Peter Serafinowicz as the titular hero…

Created by executive producer and original illustrator of The Tick, Ben Edlund, the show stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace), Griffin Newman (Search Party) and Valorie Curry (Blair Witch, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2).

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.

The Tick will premiere in the UK and Us on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 25th August and will be available globally on Prime Video. Check out the teaser trailer, and images from the show, »

- Phil Wheat

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Darth Maul #3 Review

26 April 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Cullen Bunn is widely considered one of Marvel’s top talents, and in Darth Maul #3 he reminds us why. Bunn is telling a fascinating tale, one rooted in the history of our beloved galaxy far, far Away; he’s taken us back to the apprenticeship of Darth Maul. It’s a masterstroke, designed to fix the awkward continuity problems raised when you contrast the brutal juggernaut of The Phantom Menace with the Machiavellian mastermind of The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Like all Bunn’s best works, Darth Maul #3 is a character piece. The issue explores the odd contradiction that runs through the heart of the Sith Order; on the one hand, the Sith advocate surrendering to your passions, and on the other they’ve waited patiently in the shadows for millennia. Unable to »

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The Tick gets an Amazon air date and a new trailer

26 April 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Amazon Prime Video have released a brand new trailer and set a release date for their upcoming original series The Tick. The cast includes Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace), Griffin Newman (Search Party), and Valorie Curry (Blair Witch, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), and will arrive on the streamer this August.

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. 

The Tick will premiere in the UK and Us on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 25th August and will be available globally on Prime Video. Watch the new trailer for the new series below and hit it here for our full review of the original pilot.

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Memes Are Helping People Learn to Love the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

24 April 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Well, whaddya know: The internet doesn’t hate the “Star Wars” prequels as much as it used to. At the forefront of this apparent reappraisal is, of course, a never-ending barrage of memes emanating from the r/PrequelMemes subreddit, whose numbers have grown more in the last few months than Jango Fett’s did in the lead-up to the Clone Wars.

In addition to being frequently hilarious, this phenomenon raises a question: Are people joining in on the fun because they already love Episodes I–III, or are the memes actually inspiring them to go a little easier on the once-loathed prequels?

The answer is probably a mixture of both, but allow me to make a case for the latter effect. Shortly before “The Force Awakens” came out, I did what I imagine many others did: watched all six existing “Star Wars” movies in order. I hadn’t seen any of them in years, »

- Michael Nordine

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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

21 April 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth. 

Liam Neeson-  Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2, »

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"Darth Maul" and the 'Jedi Padawan'

21 April 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Marvel Comics' "Darth Maul" #3, is written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Luke Ross, with covers by Rafael Albuquerque, David Lopez, Declan Shalvey and Jorge Molina, available April 26, 2017:

" evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a 'Jedi Padawan', that Darth Maul plans to take for his own. Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including 'Cad Bane' and 'Aurra Sing'..."

'Darth Maul' was trained as the first apprentice of 'Darth Sidious', becoming a 'Sith Lord' and master of wielding a double-bladed 'lightsaber'.

The character debuted in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace", portrayed by Ray Park and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, as well as appearing in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels", voiced by Samuel Witwer.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Darth Maul'...


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Han Solo Movie to Include a Popular Prequel-Era Jedi?

20 April 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is a popular prequel-era Jedi about to be introduced on the big screen in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story? New rumors suggest as much. Though there isn't a confirmation from LucasFilm and Disney. And this particular Jedi's name, if participating, has been altered from its original form.

Han Solo was a no show at Star Wars Celebration last weekend, even though many fans expected that the first teaser trailer would be shown. But we didn't even get a first look at Alden Ehrenreich in costume. There was a definite void felt in the Anthology arena. One that Making Star Wars is helping to fill this afternoon with news of a previously unannounced character that will show up in the second Star Wars Story.

Msw claims that while attending Star Wars Celebration, a piece of paper was placed in front of them containing the words 'Red Cup' which is the »

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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 »

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Star Wars Rebels Creator Explains Why Maul Had To Face Kenobi In Fateful Season 3 Battle

17 April 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars Celebration has come and gone for another year, but the weekend was packed full of huge surprises that should keep fans of that galaxy far, far away talking for quite a while. The biggest reveal was obviously the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but there were also plenty of developments relating to Dave Filoni’s excellent Disney Xd animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

In addition to confirming that the show’s upcoming fourth season would also be its last (you can check out the trailer above), Filoni also answered questions about the eventful third season, which recently wrapped up with an action-packed double episode. However, it was something from the penultimate installment, “Twin Suns,” which seemed to spark the most debate.

In the episode, Darth Maul finally tracks down his old nemesis, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in exile on Tatooine, looking to gain a measure of revenge »

- Mark Cassidy

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'Star Wars': What the New Trilogy Should Take from the Prequels

16 April 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

You know what the new Star Wars trilogy could use a dose of? The prequels.

At least, that's the sure-to-be controversial argument Heat Vision contributor Chris Hartwell makes in a recent video essay he created for Schmoes Know.

At the crux of Hartwell's essay is a deep dive on the podracing scene from Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace — which does put the sequence in a new light. Though some might declare its buildup dull, Hartwell points out it all builds to quite a crescendo, with real stakes — and it's all testament to George Lucas' directing prowess. 

The video was was created before Star Wars Celebration and the »

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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

15 April 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Yesterday at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm unveiled the very first trailer for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and much like the rest of the internet, the team here at Flickering Myth was giddy with excitement! Check out our thoughts here…

Ben Robins: Absolutely Adore the more sinister tone to the score and the titles/poster, and how little they’re giving away. This was already my most anticipated movie of the year, hands down, but somehow I’m even more hyped now. Shaking in my seat. Physically shaking.

Villordsutch: An extremely well crafted, good looking trailer as The Force Awakens was. For those who follow the lore of Star Wars we know where this is going. It’s going to be interesting to see what other trailers are delivered »

- Amie Cranswick

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10 Must-Listen Film Podcasts for Beginners and Fans Alike

13 April 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One thing that’s easy for podcast fans to forget: There are people who don’t listen to podcasts. For the newly initiated, it’s hard to figure out where to look first. No fear: we’ve gathered a few of our favorite film-related shows. Some are hundreds of episodes deep into their runs, so we’ve also provided some good places to start. Enjoy.

Read More: 13 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes for March 2017

Black List Table Reads

Scripted podcasts come in all kinds; sci-fi, alternate history, period piece, and superhero shows only beginning to crack the list. Franklin Leonard and the team behind the Black List Table Reads have found a way to combine the appeal of those shows with the script-based hook of the site that gives the show its name. Producing feature-length scripts with an impressive roster of actors, the show has evolved to become something more than »

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Jar Jar Binks Spinoff: Liam Neeson Trolls Star Wars Fans With Fake Movie

13 April 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Back when Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace hit theaters in the late ‘90s, Jar Jar Binks was the bane of most fans’ existences. While Star Wars had always been a property meant for all ages, Jar Jar was the biggest piece of evidence that George Lucas truly didn’t understand of what make the films so universally loved. Rather than create characters that could be loved and adored by all (I’m looking at you, Bb-8), he created Jar Jar, who was the embodiment of lowbrow humor.

Despite the nearly 20 years that have passed since The Phantom Menace, he’s a character that remains as relevant in the pop culture zeitgeist as Boba Fett. The hate fans have for him is no secret, by any stretch of the imagination, and at Star Wars Celebration, Liam Neeson took advantage in a pre-recorded speech to fans (via

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Marvel Rolls Out Handsome-Looking Star Wars Box Set Slipcase

7 April 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Although Dark Horse certainly accrued a tremendous following when they were publishing Star Wars comic books, I think it’s safe to say that Marvel took it to another level when they acquired the publishing rights to what is arguably the biggest science fiction franchise in history. While I’m not knocking any of the fine creators who’ve worked on these titles to date, much of the success can be attributed to the simplicity of the fact that it’s Star Wars by way of Marvel. See, now doesn’t that sound enticing?

In very short order, the House of Ideas have established a flagship series that’s consistently among Diamond’s Top 10 each month, in addition to various miniseries that enrich the established universe and are no slouches when it comes to sales figures, »

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Marvel collects 30 years of Star Wars in one galaxy-sized slipcase

7 April 2017 | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel Comics has announced that it is celebrating the Star Wars saga will a galaxy-sized slipcase box set featuring 2208 pages of adventures from the galaxy far, far away.

“Our Slipcase Sets continue to be massive hits with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously, and we wanted to build something equally impressive to honor the legacy of Star Wars,” says Marvel Svp Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “With these premiere hardcovers, not only do you get the entire catalogue of Marvel’s Star Wars packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”

Included in the set ar 12 premiere hardcovers, featuring:

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Premiere Hc

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Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Premiere Hc

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Rumoured details on Benicio del Toro’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi character and ship

5 April 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you some nuggets of info on Kylo Ren’s updated appearance in December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi courtesy of the folks at Making Star Wars, and now the site is back with some details regarding one of the biggest mysteries of Episode VIII – the character played by Benicio del Toro.

We’ve previously heard his character described as the “Man in Black” and the site now offers a few more details, stating that: “He is either named D.J. or it is his code name used by the production. He wears all black. He has a trench coat on with a Han Solo-style belt at his waist to hold his blaster. His hair is short. He also has a strange cap that doesn’t have a bill to it. He looks slimy and dirty but the bill-less cap makes him look sort of like »

- Gary Collinson

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When Did Films Start Getting So Long?

2 April 2017 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway wonders why every film has to be so long now…

With the  rumour that Justice League is going to clock in at just shy of three hours, it’s time to ask when did movies start getting really long?

Of course, there have always been long movies, but back then films came with an intermission, now we’re expected to sit through 170 minutes with no respite. There are a couple of reasons for this, I reckon. Though Zack Snyder has denied the movie will be that long, it sounds about right.

One is that with franchise films, each instalment has to be bigger and better, both metaphorically and literally. Everyone wants more action sequences than the last, and everyone wants more characters, too, which is where the second reason comes in.

Every actor wants to be the lead in a film and to receive top billing, but that »

- Neil Calloway

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Rogue One Cast and Crew Talk Star Wars Secrets at Ilm

1 April 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars fans can now enjoy Rogue One from the comforts of their couch as the first-ever Star Wars Story hit VOD last month before coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4. To celebrate, Ryan J. Downey headed to Ilm to meet up with some of the team behind this thrilling sci-fi adventure to explore new secrets and learn more details about the making of the latest Star Wars movie.

On hand to discuss this latest entry in the official Star Wars cinematic canon were Rogue One star Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2So in the movie, along with VFX Supervisor John Knoll, who created the story, and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel. You can watch them discuss the movie at length in the exclusive video below.

Lucasfilm's Rogue One has definitely established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming »

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