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After a day of giving thanks, eating turkey, and watching TV with the family, a common impulse is to get out of the house and go shopping. Just kidding! Instead of braving the Black Friday brawls, sit back and relax with even more TV marathons. (That’s what Cyber Monday is for, isn’t it?) Standouts include complete(-ish) sets of favorite franchises such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Star Trek, as well as guilty-pleasure reality series like House Hunters International and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
Check out the weekend guide to binge-watching »
- Maricela Gonzalez
With fan anticipation for Star Wars: Episode VII at lofty heights, as audiences await casting news, story information and a final title, Disney may be planning on releasing the remaining Star Wars prequels, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, in 3D sometime next year. When the mouse house acquired Lucasfilm, they shelved the release of Episodes II and III due to the underwhelming box office for the 3D release of The Phantom Menace. Now it looks like they may be having a change of heart.
Before you start complaining, it’s important that you take this news with a grain of salt, as Disney has not yet confirmed any details or dates with this re-release. The rumour comes from an email sent to Star Wars fan website Jedi News. The mailer, Patrick K., found Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith on a 2014 calendar for Pathé, »
- Jordan Adler
I know what you’re thinking. You were thinking that we’d have to go all of the way through 2014 without a Star Wars movie, right? Well, wrong! That’s right, the folks at Lucasfilm and Disney will be pushing ahead and re-releasing the remaining two Star Wars prequels a year before the onslaught of new movies.
According to Jedi News, Star Wars Episode II – Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith, are heading to cinemas in the Netherlands on 31st December 2014, a nearly twelve months ahead of the release of Episode VII.
“Pathé is a large chain of cinemas in The Netherlands and whilst browsing their website I stumbled across something interesting. It was something I haven’t come across anywhere else, so the first thing I did, was call to confirm it. And they did. On the website they have ‘Attack of the Clones »
- Paul Heath
Back in February of 2012, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace returned to theaters converted to 3D, and Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were supposed to arrive in a hurry this past September and October. However, following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm last fall, they decided to postpone the release of the films in 3D saying the studio wanted to "focus only on rebooting the franchise with three new Star Wars films." We weren't sure when the prequels or even the original trilogy would come back to theaters in 3D, but now it sounds like there might be a plan to release them yet again. But when? For now this is just a rumor, but JediNews has word that Episode II and Episode III have been revealed to arrive in the Netherlands on December 31st, 2014. The source says: "Pathé is a large chain of cinemas in »
- Ethan Anderton
Whether you are one of the few clinging to the hopes that Star Wars: Episode VII will not be in 3D, this latest news may be one of the final nails in that coffin. Last year when Disney acquired Lucasfilm for four billion dollars, they cancelled the impending release of both Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith after The Phantom Menace underwhelmed at the box office. It seemed like those would never see the theatrical light of day, but it appears that may be changing. JediNews »
- Alex Maidy
There may not be a Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII... and I'm fine with that.
No doubt you've heard the news: according to Samuel L. Jackson, J.J. Abrams has not been in contact with Mark Hamill about using him in Episode VII. The fallout was typical. Everybody starts screaming foul and declares the entire production to be an unsalvageable wreck before principal photography has even begun.
You gotta love the internet. When they go scorched earth, they don't leave a single solitary inch of real state unscathed.
J.J. Abrams is such an interesting creative conundrum. Based on his two Star Trek films, there shouldn't be a single solitary surprise coming our way. The man has managed to deliver two extremely entertaining movies that somehow simultaneously gush with fan service and yet seem hell bent »
- Gary Collinson
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Ecclestone, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård | Written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Directed by Alan Taylor
When the first Thor film was released in 2011, within weeks of studio stable mate Captain America, I assumed that I’d like the latter film much more than the former. I thought that even by comic book movie standards, Thor existed in reality too heightened, simply too silly to translate to a feature film that would satisfy twenty-first century tastes and sensibilities. As it turned out, I felt Thor was the far superior film to the all-too wholesome, rosy-cheeked adventures of Cap. Thor was silly, but delightfully so and aware of it. There was even a streak of bold romanticism, an aspect that Thor seems to do better than other Marvel Studios features.
And so we come to our second date with the thunder god. »
- Jack Kirby
After the original teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released by LucasFilm last week, we have even more footage from the 1983 sequel, thanks to an enterprising fan known as Rotjeditdroid. This fan shelled out $699 for a rare Laserdisc on eBay, which contains special features that haven't been included in the previous Blu-ray and DVD releases. The first video pulled from the LaserDisc features alternate takes and behind-the-scenes lost footage from Yoda's death scene. In addition, we also have blooper reels from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and the prequels Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
We reported last week that there may be a big announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII on Wednesday, October 30, the one-year anniversary of Disney's »
Could LucasFilm remake the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy as one standalone Darth Vader origin movie?
A funny thing happened after Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Universe. The prequel trilogy, which includes 1999's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 2002's Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, all but disappeared save for a few old Blu-ray copies floating around Amazon. At the time of the purchase, LucasFilm had just completed 3D conversions of all 3 movies, with The Phantom Menace the only one to ever debut in theaters.
The other two, set to open in late 2012, were quietly shuffled off into oblivion, and no one really seemed to care. The fans didn't voice any disappointment at the two movies' sudden absence from 20th Century Fox's release slate. And it seems obvious what happened. Disney wants »
News Simon Brew 21 Oct 2013 - 06:47
Back when he was making Star Wars, George Lucas opted to build the world of Tatooine in Tunisia, in the midst of the Sahara Desert. Once filming was completed, the set that comprised the town of Mos Espa was left behind, where it's become a regularly visited tourist attraction. However, CNN is reporting that Mos Espa - and Tatooine - is on the verge of disappearing into the desert forever.
The set features 20 buildings, and was used for The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones. It's been left standing for over ten years since if was last used by Lucas, but has been left vulnerable due to being surrounded by sand dunes. CNN reports that those dunes are moving at a rate of 4cm a day, »
If I had to wager a guess, I'd bet that on November 20 we'll be seeing the first announcement trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII as the official "Star Wars" YouTube channel has just released the original teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back, one week after releasing the original trailer for A New Hope. This trend would suggest the first teaser for Return of the Jedi on October 23, Phantom Menace on October 30, Attack of the Clones on November 6, Revenge of the Sith on November 13 and then... whatever this seventh one is going to be called, I know Return of the Sith and Rise of the Jedi are the unimaginative, and unlikely titles being floated right now. Either way, check out the teaser for Empire Strikes Back below, it's pretty cool considering it's nothing but concept art, something a marketer today would probably be fired for even considering. »
- Brad Brevet
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Five
Executive Produced by George Lucas.
In its fifth season, The Clone Wars story moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Planets are rocked by revolution, ancient Jedi secrets are explored, and spirited Padawan Ahsoka Tano faces a major crisis that will change her forever.
It's certainly a good time to be a Star Wars fan, with Walt Disney Pictures set to revisit and expand the galaxy far, far away by launching annual Star Wars movies from 2015, starting with the first instalment of a new Sequel Trilogy in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. »
- Gary Collinson
After four (or is it technically three?) episodes, I’m not too sure how I feel about the sixth season of Parks and Recreation so far. There are plenty of funny lines and the performances from the actors are just as great as ever, but the constant mix of comedy and storytelling that made the first [&hellip
Parks and Recreation 6.04 “Doppelgangers” Review: Attack of the Clones »
- Chris King
Director James McTeigue worked his way up through assistant director ranks, notably for Alex Proyas on Dark City, for Lana and Andy Wachowski on The Matrix trilogy, and George Lucas on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. His directorial debut – produced and written by the Wachowskis – was the stylish and impressive graphic novel adaptation V for Vendetta, which marked him as a talent to watch. McTeigue’s follow-ups, however, proved less than mind-blowing. While 2009′s Ninja Assassin delivered on the title’s promise – lots of killer ninja action – there was little else to recommend about it. And 2012′s The Raven, starring John Cusack in a fictional account of the still-mysterious last days of ...
- Anthony Vieira
Actor known for roles as Count Dracula and Lord of the Rings' Saruman will be honoured at London film festival
Lord of the Rings star Christopher Lee has been awarded a prestigious BFI Fellowship. The presentation will be made on 19 October at Banqueting House, Whitehall, during the London film festival, the BFI's premier event.
The BFI Fellowship is an award given "to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television". 2012's honorees were actor Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton. In 2011, writer-director David Cronenberg and actor-director Ralph Fiennes were recipients.
In a statement, Lee said: "It is a great privilege to be included amongst such a distinguished group of predecessors who have received this award from the BFI."
Although he secured his first film role in 1948, Lee, 91, will always be associated with the string of gothic-horror roles he undertook for Hammer Films, including The Curse of Frankenstein »
- Andrew Pulver
Toby Moses reviews the latest apps, including the latest Angry Birds instalment
Revisiting the nadir of Star Wars lore for its latest game may seem like a risk for Rovio, but it's no surprise that Angry Birds Star Wars II (Windows Phone 8, 79p) is more fun than the prequel trilogy upon which it is based.
Following a familiar pattern of good guy-based birds v evil empire-infused pigs, there are now new characters to try, such as Jar Jar Binks and his ever-useful tongue. The ability to buy different characters and thrust them into action dilutes the challenge somewhat, but fresh levels and power-ups are always welcome in the enduringly popular series. There's also the introduction of Skylander-type toys that are scanned into the phone to unlock fresh avian friends, an interesting sign of where Rovio is heading.
Trouserheart (iOS, £1.99, 10tons) is an altogether more original experience, putting you in control »
- Toby Moses
October can mean only one thing in the Dallas, TX area for thousands of comic book, movie, and TV fans. It's time for the annual Dallas Fan Days event at the Irving Convention Center. Every year the geek gathering continues to grow with an ever-increasing variety of comic book writers and artists and media celebrities. 2013 looks to top all the past years and raise the bar for local conventions across all genres.
Dallas Fan Days once catered strictly to Star Wars and Star Trek fans. However, it continues to broaden its horizons by featuring guests this year from movies and TV shows like Arrow, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Friday the 13th, The Walking Dead, and Napoleon Dynamite to name a few. It's a guarantee that there's someone for any enthusiast of every genre to meet or see.
There are way too many guests to go into detail for each of them. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Coming up in the first weekend of October, the 4th -6th, is the return of Fan Days, presented by Dallas Comic Con! The guest line-up covers the whole gamut of popular sci-fi/fantasy genre, featuring Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, Torchwood and Arrow’s John Barrowman, Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, Defiance’s Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas, Star Wars’ Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Tom Kane, Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito and Charles Baker, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, Green ranger Jason David Frank, comic legend Neal Adams, legendary artist Simon Bisley, horror artist icon Bernie Wrightson, 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles, FaceOff artist Rj Haddy, and so many more!
Make sure you can get in to see your fave stars, artists, and creators and buy your tickets online by Monday, September 30, 2013 to guarantee pre-registration for your admission tickets. »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
One piece of news that made the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm bittersweet was the end of the beloved "Star Wars: Clone Wars" series on Cartoon Network. Diehards of the show followed for seasons as we learned what went down during the intervening years between "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith," but under Disney's redirection, "Clone Wars" came to an end with the promise of more "Star Wars" animation to come.
The promise was fulfilled by the announcement of "Star Wars Rebels," a new animated show taking place between the two trilogies, and now some recognizable names are in talks to voice the characters from that galaxy far, far away.
The Hollywood Reporter just published a story claiming that "The Butler" breakout David Oyelow — who was rumored last week for "Episode VII" — and Freddie Prinze Jr. are among the voice actors joining the project.
The inclusion of Oyelowo »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Check out this fun teaser trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars II. It features the infamous black and red Sith Lord Darth Maul having a little trouble getting his double-bladed lightsaber to work properly.
The story will follow the three prequel Star Wars movies, "including the introduction of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters," and for the first time ever, "players can choose to 'Join the Pork Side' and play as one of the villainous pigs." »
- Joey Paur
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