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The Week in Star Wars – First Order Stormtrooper details, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets revealed, Rogue One begins filming and more

5 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars, new information about the First Order Stormtroopers revealed, plenty of Lego Star Wars bits and pieces and the secret history of Obi Wan Kenobi…

Kicking things off with only a couple bits of The Force Awakens news (which is bound to explode this coming week with Disney heading to Comic-Con this week to promote the film), and a couple of toy displays have given us some new details on the new First Order and their legion of Stormtroopers. The tyranny of imperial rule sparked rebellion, and the Stormtrooper legions were scattered in the aftermath of the Empire’s fall,” the packaging reads. “Now, the rise of the First Order ushered in the next chapter in the Stormtrooper’s legacy as a new era of ruthless brutality begins.” Read the rest of the packing here, and check out a promo »

- Luke Owen

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'Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales' Trailer Kills Off Jar Jar Binks

1 July 2015 5:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales set to debut on Disney Xd next week, the network has released the first trailer and four new photos from the animated TV series, featuring some of our favorite Star Wars characters. The photos give us our first look at Lego versions of Yoda, R2-D2, C-3Po, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, while the trailer offers fans some alternate takes on some of the franchise's more memorable moments, including a much different fate for Jar-Jar Binks. The series will consist of five 22-minute episodes, debuting Monday, July 6 at 6:30 Pm on Disney Xd.

As its title suggests, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C3P0 and R2D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, »

- MovieWeb

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Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to premiere on Disney Xd next week, watch the trailer here

1 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we count down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego and Lucasfilm are set to retell the entire Saga from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3Po in the new animated series Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, and it has been announced that the first episode will air on Disney Xd this coming Monday, July 6th at 6.30pm. Subsequent episodes will air on a monthly basis leading into the hotly-anticipated release of Episode VII this December.

Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a »

- Gary Collinson

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Nerd Alert: Terminator Vs. Robocop Rap Battle and Marvel Easter Eggs

23 June 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this top-notch Tuesday? The Terminator goes toe-to-toe with RoboCop in an epic rap battle, a Star Wars infographic charts the evolution of the Stormtrooper costume and a mechanically-inclined fan builds an "Interceptor" inspired by the Mad Max franchise. We also have a 5 minute video that uncovers secret Marvel Easter eggs! So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Terminator vs. RoboCop Epic Rap Battle

Last month, we showed you the epic rap battle between famed explorers Lewis & Clark and fictional time-travelling explorers Bill & Ted. Today Erb has put two iconic cinematic cyborgs against each other, with Terminator battling RoboCop. The result is, as usual, hilarious, with numerous digs at each franchise that makes for an entertaining three-minute video. »

- MovieWeb

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10 Movie Trailers that Surpassed Their Feature Length Counterparts

19 June 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Feature length films can hardly hope to brave their condensed highlighted counterparts. Often a series of the film's most striking visual scenes and a tangent on the films main “ideas” they can sometimes surpass the grind of an hour, two, or three at a traveling peak of over sensory delight. Below I have assembled trailers that transcended their full-length partners or did well to weave a convincing mask. 

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones

In this film's teaser trailer, Vader’s heaves provide the tempo. Cutting in and out of black, brief awesome imagery of a grown Anakin, Boba Fett, and nostalgic bites of space battles fill the black. The snippets are thrilling, promising even (We hoped for an improved return). But at that point we hadn’t seen Hayden Christensen’s awkward portrayal of the soon to be iconic villain, or witnessed George Lucas’s taxing foreboding. »

- (Aaron Hunt)

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Acting Away Like Mad: A Tribute to Christopher Lee

19 June 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

A funny thing happened when I saw Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones in theaters back in 2002. Much had been written about how George Lucas decided to shoot this film entirely in digital and how divisive it was for purists and fans. I remember thinking that it all looked good, essentially, considering how much of a new colorful and vibrant screen palette Lucas had wanted to create. Then, late in the film, there was a show-stopping scene where master Yoda walks into a lair and begins to fight in a kinetic lightsaber duel with Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). And while the audience cheered and screamed in delight I remember leaning forward and studying Christopher Lee’s face…or was it his face?>> - Nelson Carvajal »

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'Littlest Reindeer' flies for Double Dutch

19 June 2015 1:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Animation sells to Middle East, Asia, Africa.

Family-animation Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer has sold to Middle East, Asia and African markets for Double Dutch International.

Currently in production from director Paul Griffin, lead animator on Happy Feet Two and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, the film has sold to South Korea (GreenNarae), Middle East (Salim Ramia & Co.), Vietnam (Skyline Media) and South Africa (NuMetro).

Previously reported sales include Splendid in Germany and Benelux and Freeman Entertainment, Monolith and Blitz for Eastern Europe.

In Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, a miniature horse has three days to fulfil his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa’s sleigh during the North Pole Try-Outs.

“The continuing sales at this early stage of production shows how globally appealing the story of Elliot is,” said Double Dutch president Jason Moring. »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Watch All 6 Star Wars Movies At Once In This Trippy Mash Up

18 June 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What are you doing for the next 2 hours, 22 minutes and 29 seconds? Fancy watching every single Stars Wars film at the exact same time? Not one after another like a sane individual, but layered over the top of each other so they become a mangled mess - not that Phantom Menace needed any help in that regard. Boom. Take that Lucas. If so, then in luck, because one nifty YouTube user has combined every instalment of the franchise, and it.s oddly hypnotic. Sorry, did I say oddly hypnotic? I meant, it.s likely to make your eyeballs bleed. Kudos to YouTube user Maurcs for layering Star Wars: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith though. I mean, ultimately, it was a completely pointless exercise, but at least he was the one that »

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Cool Videos: Get nauseous watching all six Star Wars films playing at once

17 June 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

If you've got two and a half hours to kill and don't mind sending your brain on a spiraling descent into madness and nausea, Marcus Rosentrater has got just the video for you. Rosentrater has melded together Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return Of The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith into a dizzying yet still somehow compelling experience. Check out... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Johnny Depp Remembers Christopher Lee: "As Noble and Gallant as He Was Wise"

15 June 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Johnny Depp, who shared the screen with Christopher Lee in five films directed by Tim Burton, remembers the late actor as “hypnotic and commanding, as noble and gallant as he was wise.” Lee, who died June 7 in London at age 93, made his mark as Dracula in a series of Hammer Films beginning with 1958’s Dracula and going on to such signature roles as the evil wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies and the light-saber-wielding Count Dooku in Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III:

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- Gregg Kilday

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Rachel Bilson's Daughter Is Definitely a Daddy's Girl - See the Cute Photo!

12 June 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Rachel Bilson gave birth to her daughter, Briar Rose, in November 2014, and the little one already seems to be a bit of a movie buff. Rachel, who joined Instagram just two days ago, shared an adorable photo on June 11 of matching baby-and-me Star Wars sneakers. The cute shout-out was obviously in honor of Briar's dad, Hayden Christensen, who starred in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. The photo is hopefully the first of many to come on Rachel's social media account, as the world hasn't gotten a glimpse of Briar just yet. See the cute photo below, then check out 48 reasons Rachel is your ultimate girl crush. A photo posted by @rachelbilson on Jun 11, 2015 at 3:37pm Pdt »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Christopher Lee: Remembering An Elegant Master of the Macabre

11 June 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I met Christopher Lee only once, over dinner at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival, where he was due to receive a lifetime achievement award. But even one night with Lee, who died June 7, was something to treasure. At 91, he was a consummate raconteur, spinning tales from a 60-year career in which he had become the very embodiment of the sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies that seep into little boys’ brains and turn them into Tim Burton, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson or George Lucas. At one point, our conversation turned to the subject of “Star Wars,” and the climactic lightsaber battle between Lee’s Count Dooku and the diminutive Yoda in 2002’s “Attack of the Clones,” made when Lee was a mere 80. “I did all of my own dueling in that scene!” Lee exclaimed, adding that he could be found in the Guinness Book of Records as the actor with the most on-screen swordfights. »

- Scott Foundas

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Christopher Lee 1922-2015: BFI pays tribute to horror icon's "unforgettable legacy"

11 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The British Film Institute has paid tribute to the "unforgettable legacy" of movie icon Sir Christopher Lee.

The iconic Dracula star - who received a BFI Fellowship in 2013 - has passed away at the age of 93 in London after suffering heart failure.

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The BFI is now joining Lee's fans, friends and co-stars the world over in paying tribute to the star, whose career stretched all the way back to the 1940s.

Amanda Nevill of the BFI said today (June 11): "Sir Christopher Lee, a BFI Fellow, was a distinctive and enduring presence in British and international cinema for almost 70 years. He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy of film and television performance.

"His contribution to cinema history spans such films as the definitive Dracula for Hammer Films through Billy Wilder »

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R.I.P. Christopher Lee – Here Are His Ten Best Roles

11 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The day monster kids have dreaded for some time has arrived. Mournful, nostalgic, and melancholy – it’s the end of an era for more than one generation of horror fans.  It seemed like Christopher Lee would live through all eternity, but unlike some of the characters he played, there’s no bringing him back to life this time. He made it to 93 and went out on a high note, appearing in the final Hobbit film just this past winter. He had an amazing career of fantastic performances and remains the greatest villain actor in film history. Rip to the last classic horror star and thank you for all the monster memories.

Christopher Lee was married to his wife Birgit (Gitte) for 54 years.

Here, according to Movie Geeks Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and myself, are Christopher Lee’s ten best roles.

10. Frankenstein

It’s only fitting that The Curse Of Frankenstein, »

- Tom Stockman

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Christopher Lee Has Passed Away, But Will Never Be Forgotten

11 June 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It is with much sadness that I share the news of Christopher Lee's passing. According to reports, the legendary actor was recently hospitalized in London for respiratory problems and passed away due to heart failure on Sunday morning. News of his passing only came down today because his wife wanted to wait until family and friends had been notified.

There has never been and will never be another actor like Sir Christopher Lee. Born on May 27, 1922, he started acting in the 40s, but it wasn't until The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957 where his career (and lifelong friendship with Peter Cushing) would really take off.

Christopher Lee has nearly 300 film & TV credits. While it's no surprise that he's best known for his villainous roles, the amazing part of his extensive career is how different generations and types of fans view him. Maybe you were first introduced to Christopher Lee and »

- Jonathan James

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Christopher Lee 1922-2015: Iconic star's life and career in pictures

11 June 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Christopher Lee, one of the world's most celebrated actors, has died at the age of 93.

In a career spanning seven decades, Sir Christopher had over 280 screen credits in film and TV, and brought some of cinema's most iconic characters to life - Dracula, Saruman, Mycroft Holmes, Count Dooku, Frankenstein's monster, The Wicker Man's Lord Summerisle and James Bond villain Scaramanga, to name just a few.

Take a look back at some of his most memorable career moments below:

1940s: Career beginnings with Rank

Sir Christopher Lee started his film career in the late 1940s following service in the Raf during World War II.

After the war ended, he turned down his old job at pharmaceutical company Beechams to train at the Rank Organisation's Company of Youth - nicknamed the 'Rank Charm School'.

1957: The Curse of Frankenstein

He made his debut with gothic horror producers Hammer Films in The Curse of Frankenstein. »

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R.I.P. Christopher Lee Dies at 93

11 June 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Veteran actor Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. Born in London in the year 1922, Lee volunteered to fight in World World II starting in 1939, eventually going on to join the Royal Air Force. Once home, he began having small roles in the feature film world before finding his niche in a slew of Hammer films, starting with 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein and on up through the 60s and 70s. The actor accrued over 280 acting credits over the course of his prolific career, including The Wicker Man, 1941, The Man with the Golden Gun, and a personal favorite, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. An avid reader, Lee was a massive fan of author J.R.R. Tolkien and turned in an iconic performance as Saruman in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, reprising the role for the recent Hobbit films. Lee also developed a rapport with filmmaker Tim Burton »

- Adam Chitwood

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Christopher Lee 1922-2015: 6 of the acting icon's greatest movie roles

11 June 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

British screen icon Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93.

Christopher Lee 1922-2015: Entertainment world pays tribute to acting icon

The beloved actor notched up more than 280 screen credits across seven decades that saw him work with some of the biggest stars and filmmakers in Hollywood. Whether it was frightening the life out of us in Hammer horrors or duking it out with Jedis in Star Wars, Lee's films bridge multiple generations of moviegoers.

Digital Spy picks out six great Christopher Lee roles below...

1. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Hammer's first ever colour horror film helped to cement the studio as purveyors of fright cinema. Lee brilliantly brought to life Frankenstein's monster thanks to some then-cutting edge prosthetic make-up and a performance tinged with pathos.

Curse of Frankenstein boasted the dream team of Lee, Peter Cushing and director Terence Fisher, who later collaborated on Dracula and The Mummy. »

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Christopher Lee, Actor Who Made Dracula Count Again, Dies at 93

11 June 2015 5:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Lee, the second most famous Dracula of the 20th century — an impressive feat — and a memorably irrepressible villain in James Bond film “The Man With the Golden Gun,” in the Star Wars films and in “The Lord of the Rings” pics, has died. He was 93.

Lee appeared in 10 films as Count Dracula (nine if his uncredited role in the comedy “One More Time” is excluded).

His first role for famed British horror factory Hammer Films was not the Transylvanian vampire, however, but Frankenstein’s Monster in 1957’s “The Curse of Frankenstein.” His close friend Peter Cushing, with whom he would co-star in horror films frequently, starred as the Baron.

Lee made his first appearance as the sharp-toothed Count in 1958’s “Horror of Dracula.”

For reasons not quite certain, he skipped the 1960 sequel “Brides of Dracula,” but he returned to the role for 1965’s “Dracula: Prince of Darkness” — a movie »

- Carmel Dagan

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Review: "Scobie Malone" (1975) Starring Jack Thompson

9 June 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Doug Oswald

I had no idea what to expect when I placed the DVD for “Scobie Malone” in my player. Scobie, played by Jack Thompson, makes his way through traffic on a sunny day in Sydney Australia as the movie credits begin. An Olivia Newton-John sound-alike sings the Scobie Malone title song. Scobie breaks the third wall by looking directly at the viewer as the title appears on-screen during his drive as an invitation to join him on his adventure. Scobie gives the thumbs up to a motorcycle cop during his drive. He winks, nods and flirts with pretty girls on the way to his swinging bachelor pad.

Scobie lives at “Sunrise Patios” and the entry sign proclaims Singles Only with a placard stating: No Vacancies. His bachelor pad is reached through the central courtyard containing a large patio and pool. A pretty girl in a bikini is changing »

- (Cinema Retro)

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