Is This The Origin of The Knights of Ren?

Knights of Ren Origins

Here at /Film, most of us are more than casual fans of Star Wars. In addition to watching the movies, we try to absorb anything and everything regarding the Star Wars universe, and that includes the trilogy of books that began just before The Force Awakens was released in 2015. Chuck Wendig began the book series with Aftermath, continued with Aftermath: Life Debt and concluded with Aftermath: Empire’s End, which just hit shelves a few days ago.

Even though Aftermath: Empire’s End has only been on shelves for a few days, many fans have already devoured it, and they’ve found some interesting tidbits in addition to the main plot, which fills in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens (including details on what characters like Lando Calrissian and Jar Jar Binks have been up to). Throughout the books, many believe there are hints as to the origins of the Knights of Ren, the dark side organization mentioned by Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens. Find out what new details Aftermath: Empire’s End offers on that front after the jump. Read More »

power rangers international trailer

We’re a month away from the release of director Dean Israelite‘s new Power Rangers movie and I still have no idea what to make of it. Sure, it looks slick and handsomely made, but is it the movie old school fans want to see? Is it the movie new, younger fans want to see? Is a movie that anyone who has never watched the series in any of its incarnations wants to see? This is an area where I find myself standing outside of the bubble, looking on without a passionate opinion.

This much is certain: the new international trailer (which arrives on the heels of a new domestic trailer) is full of all kinds of action and mayhem and giant robot animals fighting giant monsters. Sure. Why not? Those are all words that I tend to enjoy on their own.

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The /Film Crew’s 2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 oscar predictions

Predicting the Oscars is an art. You can’t look at the nominees and pick personal favorites. You can’t side with the movies that you think deserve to win. You have to look over those 27 categories and put yourself in the shoes of 6,000 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and think “What are they going to vote for?”

So welcome to the second annual /Film Oscar Predictions Contest, where we put our heads together to predict the winners of the biggest movie awards show of the year. Feel free to play along.

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mondo star wars gallery show

If you’re a Star Wars fan and you enjoy hanging cool art on your walls and you’ll be in the vicinity of Austin, Texas during SXSW, you’re in luck. Mondo is putting together a new gallery show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, with artist Mike Mitchell contributing a number of his signature portraits depicting characters from across the saga.

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Star Wars - Chewbacca

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars Celebration will celebrate the saga’s 40th anniversary with a new panel.
  • On that new Star Wars: Episode 9 rumor…
  • New Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo pays tribute to Peter Mayhew.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is happy to return as Mace Windu, should it be necessary.
  • Does Grand Admiral Thrawn have a larger role to play?
  • An old villain is coming back to Star Wars Rebels.

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Star Wars Original Cuts

Every now and then there’s a new rumor that the original, unaltered, non-Special Edition cuts of the Star Wars trilogy are on the verge of being re-released to the public. Sometimes the rumor says the original trilogy will be re-released in theaters, other times they say the movies will be available in high-definition on Blu-ray for the first time officially. Now a new rumor has emerged regarding the release of the Star Wars original cuts, but this one is somewhat more credible.

Find out more about the Star Wars original cuts being released again after the jump. Read More »

alien covenant prologue

If you were watching Legion this evening (and you really should be watching Legion!), you were offered a brief preview of looks like an extended clip from Alien: Covenant. The full scene has arrived online and it introduces us to the crew of the colony ship Covenant, which is venturing deep into space on a mission to establish human outposts on other planets. But it’s not actually a scene from the movie – it’s a short film called Prologue: Last Supper and it’s directed by Luke Scott, the son of director Ridley Scott.

While it probably doesn’t feature any footage from the actual movie, the short does offer something the final film probably will not: this group of people actually having a good time, with no running or screaming or eviscerations. Let’s see what we can gleam from it.

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Star Wars - R2-D2 Lines Dubbed

Even though there are plenty of droids in the Star Wars universe who can talk, apparently it’s more efficient for astromech models like R2-D2 to speak by way of a series of bleeps and bloops. Thankfully, whenever C-3PO gets pissy with his counterpart, he reacts in such a way that we know what the feisty little droid says. Even human characters can understand his unique droid language. And now we, the audience, can too.

Auralnauts, the creators behind the hilarious video of Kylo Ren reacting to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer, have put together a reel of every single scene where R2-D2 speaks in Star Wars: A New Hope and dubbed over his lines with dialogue. It adds a whole new perspective to the droids personality and his interaction with various characters.

Watch the video of R2-D2 lines dubbed in Star Wars after the jump. Read More »

the predator Yvonne Strahovski

When Shane Black revealed the cast of The Predator in a photo on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: there was only one woman in that line-up of well-dressed and generally handsome gentlemen. But now, we know that Olivia Munn won’t be the only woman on the alien hunter’s to-kill list. She’s getting some company in the form of Yvonne Strahovski.

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the discovery trailer

The first trailer for The Discovery, which arrived shortly before the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, was all about unnerving imagery and unsettling questions without answers. The new trailer slows down just enough to explain what the movie is actually about…which only means more unnerving imagery and even more unsettling questions. The film has a great hook: what if scientists discovered that the afterlife is real, leading millions of people to commit suicide to get there faster? What would the world look like? This new preview offers a few hints.

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