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Beer and parties are two of the things in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Yes, for real. There’s also Episode VII speculation and all of the following:

  • Star Trek star Brent Spiner has joined Star Wars Rebels.
  • Read a rumor of how performance capture is being used in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Footage from the cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 game is out.
  • Watch Rebels Recon, the official Star Wars Rebels recap show.
  • See photos from the London birthday celebration of Carrie Fisher.
  • Daisy Ridley gets a new agent.
  • Lucasfilm considers legal action against a beer company over their latest brew.
  • Will Star Wars Episode VII steal a gag from Episode IV? And are there set photos of it?
  • A possible scene with Han Solo and Chewbacca is described.

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Insidious Chapter 3 trailer

Chapter 3 in the Insidious saga hits theaters next year and your first trailer is here. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, Insidious Chapter 3 is a prequel to the other two films, showing how ghost hunter Elise (Lin Shaye) learns about The Further, via the plight of a young father (Dermot Mulroney) and his daughter (Stefanie Scott). It’s scheduled for release May 29, 2015. Watch the first Insidious 3 trailer below. Read More »

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Two weeks from Tuesday, theaters with film projectors start screening Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. That means a few things. One, you better get your tickets. And two, it’s time to begin managing expectations and avoiding spoilers. Over the past few days, the film has begun screening for general audiences, celebrity audiences and press alike. Attendees are usually embargoed from going on social media about early screenings but that very rarely stops people. And if the reactions are positive, studios usually don’t care.

As expected some of those early Interstellar reaction tweets are positive. Very positive. Plus, they suggest while Nolan continues to compare his film to 2001: A Space Odyssey, he’s made something that has wider appeal than Kubrick’s polarizing masterpiece. Below, read about some early Twitter buzz about Interstellar.

UPDATE: We’ve added the reactions of some of Hollywood’s most well respected filmmakers and fans such as Rian Johnson, Patton Oswalt and more. Read More »

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The upcoming Universal Monsters reboots are by far some of the most controversial reboots. Not just because Hollywood is reusing these characters again – they’ve been doing that for decades – it’s the way it’s happening. Upcoming movies featuring (we assume) the Wolf Man, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man and others will all share a universe, leading into a massive team up movie of some sort.

The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman, will be the first full film in this grand scheme. (Dracula Untold was retroactively fit in.) It’s currently scheduled for release June 24, 2016, Jon Spaiths wrote the script and Chris Morgan is producing, as he’s co-creating the universe with Kurtzman. Beyond that, we know very little. Now a site claims to have knowledge of the new Mummy movie and has released the first plot details. Read the rumored plot details of The Mummy below. Read More »

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The Internet has taught us lots of things. Cats play keyboards, Charlie bit me and fans want Goonies Lego sets. It feels like month after months, you see images of fan made Lego creations based on the 1985 Richard Donner film. One even got 10,000 votes on the Lego Ideas website and could, potentially get made.

While we wait for that to – maybe – happen, you can check out a stunning, detailed, huge Goonies Lego diorama that was at Brickcon 2014. It includes the Walsh house, jail house, Fratelli’s restaurant, and several of the underground passages such as the piano room and more. Check it out below, along with a few new Lego Ideas projects. Read More »

Cyborg Superman

Want to watch a trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy cassette tape? Yes the tape. Is Thanos happy with the Captain America 3 news? Who is Marvel’s newest superhero? Is Edward Norton happy with his decision to leave The Avengers? How much has Aquaman been on TV in the past? What’s going on on the sets of Ant-Man and Batman v Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Frank Sivero Louie Simpsons

You may not know the name Frank Sivero but, if you’ve seen a mob movie, you know his face. He played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, the afro-sporting mobster who buys his wife a mink coat and ends up on a meat hook. He’s also an extra in The Godfather and had a bigger role in The Godfather Part II. In recent years, fantasy became reality as he was arrested for gun possession.

Now, the actor is attempting a new way to make money. A massive, massive lawsuit against The Simpsons. Sivero says the Simpsons character Louie, one of the henchman of mobster Fat Tony, is based on his likeness from Goodfellas and he wants $250 million in compensation. Read more about the Goodfellas Simpsons lawsuit below. Read More »

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Even people who didn’t like X-Men: Days of Future Past love the Quicksilver scene. As Charles, Logan and Hank sneak into the Pentagon to break out Erik, they employ the talents of a young speedy mutant named Quicksilver. He steals the movie with an incredible slow motion scene where he runs around a kitchen, under active sprinklers, completely changing the situation in order to help our heroes. You can watch a behind the scenes video about it here.

As pre-production continues on that film’s sequel, Bryan Singer‘s X-Men Apocalypse, its been revealed that the character, played by Evan Peters, will return. That’s not really that surprising. What is a bit surprising is the something second unit director on the film says about dreaming of a Quicksilver solo movie. Read more about Quicksilver X-Men Apocalypse below. Read More »

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