Those lucky enough to be attending SXSW today will have a chance to see Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, and feel the presence of the First Order descending on Texas. The rest of us will be waiting until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-ray and DVD next month to check out the feature-length documentary that looks at every facet of the film’s production.
Until then, some of The Force Awakens documentary footage has been unveiled in a new teaser clip, giving us a taste of what we’ll get to see from behind the scenes. Some of the sneak peeks include footage of the John Boyega screen test that would eventually land him the part of Finn, Gwendoline Christie in her Captain Phasma wardrobe, but without her helmet, and much more. However, if you somehow haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, beware of major spoilers. Read More »
Do we need to know how Han Solo was raised as a kid? Not really, but from what we’ve heard so far about the untitled Han Solo spin-off, that’s not the type of origin story director Phil Lord & Chris Miller are cooking up for audiences. Of course some familiar faces are bound to appear in the film, including Han Solo’s loyal pal and co-pilot, Chewbacca.
This isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s been confirmed the lovable Wookiee is a part of the film.
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I only know two people that haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but to be respectful and for the sake of filmgoers that haven’t had the time for a trip to the theater, it’s best to avoid spoilers. Most of you probably already know which The Force Awakens scene the headline refers to, so you’re safe to check out director J.J. Abrams comments on the big scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Even though Harrison Ford has proven to be rather resilient in his old age, bouncing back from both having his leg broken on the Millennium Falcon and a plane crash on a golf course, that hasn’t made fans any more forgiving of what some consider to be one of the most egregious scenes in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That’s right, I’m talking about nuking the fridge, the scene so bad that it became the new way of describing “jumping the shark” in pop culture.
But what if I told you that there was an intriguing fan theory going around that may actually make that scene forgivable? Does that sound like something you might be interested in? Find out more about this Indiana Jones theory below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s happening. After years of false starts and years of film fans shrugging it off as something would never actually get off the ground, the sequel to Blade Runner is officially set to begin filming this year for a 2018 release date. Harrison Ford is back. Original director Ridley Scott is an executive producer. There’s a press release and everything. Blade Runner 2 is real…and it would feel so wrong if there wasn’t so much interesting talent attached to the project.
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Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Academy didn’t even think to nominate Tom Hanks for Best Actor this year, despite their overall affection for Bridge of Spies, but in the hearts of Americans he’s already secured the #1 slot. According to the new poll, Hanks is the country’s favorite movie star, beating out fellow A-listers like Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Which isn’t that surprising, really. Hanks is an unquestionably talented actor who does dad movies (Bridge of Spies) and kiddie fare (Toy Story), prestige dramas (Captain Phillips) and bankable franchises (Da Vinci’s Code), and even throws the occasional artsy curveball (Cloud Atlas) for good measure. On top of all that, he enjoys a sterling personal reputation — the only gossip you ever hear about Hanks is about how nice he is.
No, far more surprising is who placed #2: Johnny Depp, who hasn’t led a solid commercial hit since that last, terrible Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Read More »
The hype and buzz around Star Wars: The Force Awakens is starting to die down along with the film’s box office haul (it lost to The Revenant and Ride Along 2 last weekend), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t cool stuff to hear about the sci-fi blockbuster. In fact, just one day after the film hit theaters back in December, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had a conversation with some of the key filmmakers on the film, including director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, writer Lawrence Kasdan, star Harrison Ford and more. That conversation is finally available to watch online. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Fred Topel
J.J. Abrams returned to the Television Critics Association for a panel on his upcoming Showtime series Roadies with Cameron Crowe and cast. After the panel Abrams stayed to speak with reporters and was accommodating when questions turned again to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Accommodating in that he did not shut them down, but still answered them in J.J. Abrams style. One reporter asked directly about Rey’s lineage. Find out what Abrams said, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
There’s a chance that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will become the highest grossing film in the history of the American box office today. It still has $1.2 billion to go if it’s going to dethrone Avatar from the top of the international charts, but that that record is not beyond this movie, which has spent the past few weeks shattering expectations left and right. Remember a year ago when people wondered if Star Wars was still viable? Good times. Good times, indeed.
And soon enough, you’ll be able to recreate the entire movie frame-by-frame using only images released on the internet. You can get started with the gallery below, which contains 90 images, many of which haven’t made the rounds before and some of which have finally appeared free of watermarks.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Did you hear that a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in theaters? Yeah, some tiny indie thing. People really seem to like it, though. That’s why we’re regularly rounding up all of the little stories about it that you may have missed elsewhere. In today’s edition:
- The Simpsons predicted the current Star Wars vs Chipmunks showdown
- The Star Wars: Card Trader app gets awakened with new updates
- How one writer saw The Force Awakens completely spoiler-free
- Just how much money did Harrison Ford make to play Han Solo again?
- The origin stories of Kylo Ren and Finn
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson trolls Star Wars fans on Twitter
- The Onion reviews The Force Awakens
- Someone has successfully 3D-printed their own BB-8
- Kevin Smith chats about The Force Awakens for 40 minutes
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