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Natalie Portman's Career Nearly Ruined by Star Wars: Episode I? Find Out What She Said!

19 December 2014 12:23 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The force of the second Star Wars trilogy was not strong for Natalie Portman career-wise, according to the Oscar-winning actress, one of the most popular in the world. The 33-year-old played Padme / Queen Amidala, love interest of Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader, in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. The films were released between 1999 and 2005 and served as prequels to the original series. While the newer movies made more than $2.5 billion worldwide, critics and scores of fans of the franchise were not as impressed with them. Portman, a former child star, »

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Natalie Portman: Star Wars Made Everyone Think I Was a "Horrible" Actress

19 December 2014 12:04 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Star Wars apparently did little to help Natalie Portman's star power. The Knight of Cups actress, 33, looked back on her time with the Star Wars franchise in a new interview with New York Magazine, and spilled on the adverse effects the movies had on her career. Portman, who starred as Queen Amidala / Padmé in 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, was [...] »

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Natalie Portman: “No director wanted to work with me” after Star Wars prequels

18 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Disney and J.J. Abrams looks to restore some pride in the Star Wars saga following George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy, Natalie Portman has told New York Mag that “everyone thought I was a horrible actress” after her role as Padme Amidala in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and that “no director wanted to work with me”. Fortunately, the late Mike Nichols – who directed Portman in Closer – managed to help her get her career back on track…

Star Wars had come out around the time of Seagull, and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike Nichols wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, ‘Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her.’ And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis. »

- Gary Collinson

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George Lucas Hasn't Watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer—Find Out Why!

8 December 2014 7:19 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Did you totally geek out of the new Star Wars trailer? Well, Fyi, George Lucas did not. The original jedi mastermind actually hasn't seen the preview of J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Episode VII), he recently revealed to Page Six. "I don't know anything about [the teaser trailer]," Lucas said. "I haven't seen it yet." Reason being? "Because it's not in the movie theater," he explained. "I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there." Lucas, who directed the original Star Wars in 1977, also directed the last three movies: 2005's Revenge of the Sith (Episode III), 2002's Attack of the Clones (Episode »

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The Callow Way – Why I’m stopping watching trailers

6 December 2014 8:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway is suffering from trailer fatigue…

1st July 2015, 6th November 2015, 17th December 2015. What are you doing on those dates? I bet some of you know already.

For those that don’t know, they are the release dates for Terminator: Genysis, the new Bond film, Spectre, and the latest film in a small series of independent films called Star Wars. In the past couple of weeks we have had the release of the Star Wars trailer, a press conference about Bond, and the new Terminator trailer, all shortly after the Jurassic World promo was released. I like a good trailer as much as the next person, but when people start looking forward not to the film itself being released but its trailer, then we have a problem. There was even a fifteen second teaser trailer for the new Terminator trailer. We’re not getting excited about a film we’ve just seen anymore, »

- Neil Calloway

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stabilized Gifs of the Millennium Falcon

4 December 2014 2:01 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As much as I love the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, I'm a bit wary of the modern shooting style. Attack of The Clones kind of started the trend with its hard zooms and over the shoulder shots. Revenge of the Sith, with its opening race between Anakin and Obi Wan, had a very CGI no-cut feel to it.

While the highlight of the teaser trailer is the twisting turning shot of the Millennium Falcon, it all felt a bit too modern for my liking. I'm obviously making critiques on a shot without any context, but I'm hoping J.J. Abrams is working to mimic the shot style of the original trilogy over the prequel style.

A couple folks on Reddit stabilized and leveled off the Millennium Falcon shot, making what's happening a lot easier to understand.

Source: Reddit, /Film

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Thierry Fremaux gives masterclass

2 December 2014 1:47 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his “special love” for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.

In a wide-ranging session that looked back over his first 13 years in the job and addressed the impact of digital cinema on selection policy, Fremaux said the rise in number of Latin American entries coincided with his start on the job.

“When I first arrived [in 2001, after he was hired by Cannes president Gilles Jacob] I was afraid of being biased but it was by coincidence that I arrived at the same time of the new generation of filmmakers in Argentina,” he said.

“We have received so many Argentinian and Mexican films over recent years. This is a community with a lot of vitality.”

In 2014 alone, Damián Szifrón’s acclaimed Wild Tales screened in competition, Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja screened in Un Certain Regard, Pablo Fendrik’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Thierry Fremaux gives Ventana Sur masterclass

2 December 2014 1:47 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his “special love” for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.

In a wide-ranging session that looked back over his first 13 years in the job and addressed the impact of digital cinema on selection policy, Fremaux said the rise in number of Latin American entries coincided with his start on the job.

“When I first arrived [in 2001, after he was hired by Cannes president Gilles Jacob] I was afraid of being biased but it was by coincidence that I arrived at the same time of the new generation of filmmakers in Argentina,” he said.

“We have received so many Argentinian and Mexican films over recent years. This is a community with a lot of vitality.”

In 2014 alone, Damián Szifrón’s acclaimed Wild Tales screened in competition, Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja screened in Un Certain Regard, Pablo Fendrik’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer: A deep dive

28 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It's been a little over two years since George Lucas sold the Star Wars universe to Disney. Those two years have been full of tantalizing rumor and ambitious corporate theatrics. We know that Star Wars: Episode VII will take place many years after Return of the Jedi. We know that the original cast will return alongside an all-star squad of up-and-comers. Director J.J. Abrams has subtly pitched VII as a kind of artisanal Star Wars film: Shot on 35 mm film, with an emphasis on practical effects, a soundtrack by John Williams, and a life-sized Millennium Falcon. We know that »

- Darren Franich

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Does the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' teaser live up to the franchise's previous trailers?

26 November 2014 4:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After months of on-set reports, wild rumors, tweeted photos and cryptic interviews, Disney and J.J. Abrams have finally unleashed the very first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Even after watching it 500 times (watch it again at the top of the page), fans still have questions about what they saw in the same way they did in for 1977's 'Star Wars" and 1999's "The Phantom Menace."  With that in mind, it's time to turn back the clock to re-visit the ever-evolving teasers released in advance of all six films, to compare them to the new "Episode VII" teaser. It's a list a billion of years in the making.  "Star Wars" (1977) It's hard to imagine a time before "Star Wars," when 20th Century Fox had to figure out how to sell George Lucas' space odyssey to the public, but they did something right. Sure, »

- Dave Lewis

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Next Star Wars Animated Series Could Take Place During Sequel Trilogy Era

25 November 2014 11:52 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

All eyes are currently on Star Wars: The Force Awakens as we eagerly await the release of the first trailer, but that doesn't mean other things aren't in motion for other aspects of the galaxy far, far away. A new report has come out regarding future animated series and when exactly they'd take place. Come inside to learn more!

Disney has big plans for the Star Wars brand that will span books, games, movies, and of course, television shows.  Star Wars Rebels is already well underway and has even hit it's "mid-season" finale, with a break for the next few weeks.  Rebels already has a season two greenlit and set for release next Fall, and we've heard our own reports claiming a third season has an Ok as well.  But this is Disney, one of the leading animation and TV giants...do we really expect them to be happy »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Star Wars Bits: Attack of the Clones 3D Screening, Midicholrians, Force Awakens Teases and Spoilers

18 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A special Star Wars screening, some cool rumors and more are in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: John Williams has, reportedly, recorded some new music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones will finally screen in 3D. J.J. Abrams‘ assistant director Tommy […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Attack of the Clones 3D Screening, Midicholrians, Force Awakens Teases and Spoilers appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Short Film: A Tale of Momentum and Inertia

16 November 2014 10:52 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Sometimes enemies can be misperceived as friends… and vice versa. From Portland animation studio HouseSpecial is this short, A Tale of Momentum and Inertia, directed by Kameron Gates showing why the “shoot first, ask questions later” approach isn’t always the best. Gates has previously contributed effects works to such films as Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, King Kong and Hellboy. The short is currently on the festival circuit, but you can watch it above. »

- Scott Macaulay

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41 cancelled Star Wars projects

13 November 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Various Star Wars movies, games and TV shows have been canned over the years. The Force was not strong with these...

The Star Wars universe is a dangerous place. For example, ‘man walks into a bar’ gags in Mos Eisley tend to end with unwarranted threats, droid racism, limbs being chopped off, impromptu deaths or – worst of all – rigorous re-editing.

Until the recent Disney buy-out, the world created by George Lucas was just as treacherous for seemingly-exciting projects. Lucasfilm/LucasArts, for a time, became notorious for the number of cancellations under its belt, with films, TV shows and game ideas constantly being chucked out at various stages of their development.

But when did the term ‘countless’ ever stop us trying to count things? Never, that’s when. So we donned a pointy-hooded robe and scoured the desert wilderness of the internet to bring you what we hope is a complete »

- rleane

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

7 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The What?:  It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. 

This Week: We get a new title and some new rumored information about where we find Luke Skywalker, seemingly the man waking the Force. 

The Phantom Menace. Attack of the Clones. Revenge of the Sith. A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi. The Force Awakens.

It’s been awhile since we had a new Star Wars Episode title to discuss, and I think I can remember each previous prequel reveal (sadly I have no cognizant memory of Empire or Jedi’s titles being revealed, I was way too into cartoons). “The Phantom Menace” was a big mystery that I don’t remember anyone liking and “Revenge of the Sith” seemed fitting to those of us that knew Jedi was originally Revenge of the Jedi until it was »

- Da7e

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Ranking The Star Wars Subtitles By Greatness

6 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since being announced this morning, the title of J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten a bit of a mixed response. Some fans are intrigued by the puzzle that the name presents, while others are rejecting it on the basis of not understanding how The Force could be asleep. It.s sure to cause a number of debates between now and December 2015 when the film is released, but only at that point will the meaning of the name actually be revealed, and (hopefully) fully understood. In light of this big news, we.ve taken a look back at the history of Star Wars feature film subtitles and ranked them from worst to best. Will your favorite be declared king? Read on to find out! 6. Attack of the Clones While the title does have significance to Star Wars die-hards who recognize the history of the Clone Wars within »

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7 Things The Force Awakens Needs to Remember In Order Not to Disappoint Fans

6 November 2014 6:22 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Fans are getting very psyched up as the seventh Star Wars film comes closer and closer to its release date. But many of us get nervous thinking about the prequels and Jar Jar Binks. Can the new films avoid the mistakes of the prequels? Here are 7 things that the new Star Wars films need to remember.

Despite the recent tweet from Anthony Daniels where he says that the next Star Wars film will be the best one ever, even surpassing the series standard bearer Star Wars-Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, it’s hard to get the taste of the Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones out of our collective mouths.  No doubt many people are currently thinking, ‘I hope these new films don’t end up anything like those pitiful prequels’. Here are 7 things that the new Disney-owned series needs to do—or not do—in order »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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'The Force Awakens': What Can Be Learned From the New 'Star Wars' Title

6 November 2014 9:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

So, now we know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the real title of the movie formerly known as Star Wars: Episode VII — but what can we glean from that title? It’s not as obvious as Attack of the Clones ("Some clones will be attacking!") or The Empire Strikes Back ("The Empire? It'll be striking back"). But what does The Force Awakens actually tell us about next year’s return to a galaxy far, far away? The most obvious thing to note is the suggestion that the Force has been asleep in the first place. This may come as

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- Graeme McMillan

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The New Star Wars Title Is The Force Awakens

6 November 2014 9:19 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The fancy-schmancy title for the new Star Wars movie is The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm announced today. The Force Awakens. Roll it around in your head a little, see how it feels. It's definitely a better title than Attack of the Clones, but it's not quite as jazzy as The Empire Strikes Back. Is anything in our world as jazzy as The Empire Strikes Back? So far, no. This new title makes one wonder: How long was the Force asleep? Is the Force a morning Force, or does it not get going until more of a 2 p.m. zone? Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Hm. Okay. Lucasfilm also announced that principal photography has wrapped, so the Force better awaken itself, take a shower, grab a snack, and get this show on the road. »

- Margaret Lyons

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has a Title: 'The Force Awakens'

6 November 2014 4:24 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Today, Disney quietly revealed that "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a title - and that it's completed principal photography. Next December, get ready for... "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Y'all ready for this?

To be honest, we're not super thrilled with this title. But we are thrilled that it has a title. "Star Wars" titles have, characteristically been pulpier in nature, giving a welcome, humorous throwback to the serialized Saturday matinees that informed them so heavily. They are usually about a person ("The Phantom Menace" alludes to the shadowy soon-to-be Emperor, "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi" are both about Luke, and "Revenge of the Sith" is, of course, about the Emperor) or a specific movement ("Attack of the Clones" refers to the Clone Wars while "The Empire Strikes Back" is about the Galactic Empire tightening the noose around the Rebels). "The Force Awakens" could refer to a character, »

- Drew Taylor

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