Miltos Yerolemou

If you’re good with a sword and appeared on Game of Thrones, apparently there’s a fair shot you can end up in a galaxy far, far away. Months after Thrones star Gwendoline Christie joined the cast of J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII, she’s now joined by another cast member. Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel, the season one swordsman mentor to Arya Stark, has reportedly joined the film in an unknown role. Read more about the Miltos Yerolemou Star Wars 7 news below. Read More »

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Star Wars Rebels short Ezra

September is here, which means next month your first look at the new Star Wars universe arrives. Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney Channel October 3 before assuming its regular slot October 13 on Disney XD. Yes, the show – which is set between Episodes III and IV – is mostly aimed at kids, but it also sets up a lot of what we can expect from Star Wars in the days, months and years ahead.

What I mean is, Rebels – and likely the upcoming movies – will explore tangents fans may have thought about, but never got to see. For an example, see the latest Star Wars Rebels short, called Not What You Think. The three minute film stars Ezra Bridger, the “hero” of Rebels, as he investigates a TIE Fighter that’s been shot down. In other Star Wars properties, when a TIE Fighter was shot down, that was it. But here we see the aftermath, and get a great sense not only of Ezra as a character, but the tone of Star Wars Rebels itself. Check it out below. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we catch up with Kirk Cameron, the folks who have brought us many REC installments to see what novel location they’re fighting zombies in now, get jumped into a cult, consider dropping out of high school, and look to make big money working for an oil company only to become down and out.

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The Tick revival

Late on a Friday before a holiday weekend is the worst time to fact-check anything, so we’re in the position of praying this is true. A report says that Fox and Amazon have made a deal for Amazon to do a new live-action series based on Ben Edlund‘s The Tick. The show revolved around a giant, good-natured and bumbling hero played by Patrick Warburton. A spot-on blend of broad comedy and sharp satire, the show originally ran for only nine episodes on Fox from 2001 to 2002. Or, as Edlund once described it: “a superheroic portrait of genuine human lameness.” The best news: Edlund and Warburton will both be part of The Tick revival.

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Winter Sleep US trailer

We’re on the topic of big Cannes 2014 films, as we just offered up the trailer for Leviathan. I noted in that post that Leviathan didn’t win the Palme d’Or, but here’s a new trailer for the film that did: Winter Sleep, from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylon. Where Leviathan appears to be a small story that gets bigger as it goes, Winter Sleep is about a small set of characters that are gradually drawn into tighter proximity. Expect a quiet film, slowly rhythmic, that follows a one-time actor, his young wife, and his recently divorced sister, all of whom are pushed together as winter begins. Check out the new Winter Sleep US trailer below.

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Leviathan trailer

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) made a big impression on Cannes audiences with Leviathan, and though it won only the Best Screenplay award rather than the Palme d’Or, the film remains one of the most anticipated winter releases thanks to the big Cannes buzz. Leviathan reworks the Book of Job as it charts a small-town battle between a family and local officials, and draws in themes of corruption, class, and oppression as the battle escalates. Watch the new Leviathan trailer below.

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Most Expensive Movie Props

For some movie collectors, there’s nothing more sought-after than screen-used movie props. To own something that is literally a piece of a film you love is priceless. Or, as seen in a new infographic, so expensive as to be nearly priceless. A new image ranks “The 33 Most Valuable Movie Props of All Time.” However, I’d argue these are just the most expensive as there are probably props that, if available, would go for more. Still, $6.4 million for one prop? Wow. Plus how much did an original Delorean from Back to the Future or lightsaber from Star Wars sell for? Check out the full image of the most expensive movie props below. Read More »

Marvel Famous Firsts

How does Jesse Eisenberg describe Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? What location is Clark Kent investigating in the movie? Which actors have been cast in Agent Carter? What does the first season 2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo show? Which superhero distracted a local news helicopter? Why was Batman speeding around the streets of China? Can you get the Batarangs from Batman and Batman Returns? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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