Saturday, 31 October 2015

george lucas museum

Finally a breakthrough for George Lucas and his museum vision.  The Chicago City Council has approved a plan to build a museum along Lake Michigan.

The “Star Wars” director plans to build the 300,000-square-foot Lucas Museum of Narrative Art along the city’s lake front.

Aldermen took up the matter Wednesday without any discussion. A city zoning committee recommended approval of the proposed museum last week.

Friends of the Park is not giving up just yet as they plan to sue the city park district over the plan. It argues that the museum isn’t in the best interests of residents and will violate the public trust because it will be built on reclaimed land that was once Lake Michigan.

Construction could start in the spring and the museum could open by as early as 2019.

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Friday, 30 October 2015

spielberg's something evil review

By Paul Gibbs

When listing his feature films, Steven Spielberg doesn’t begin with 1974’s The Sugarland Express, his first film to get a theatrical release in the U.S., he begins with the 1971 made-for-television thriller Duel. And yet between these two he projects he directed two other TV movies, which do not earn the same proud place on the bearded one’s self-defined filmography. It’s likely that this is in part because Duel received a European theatrical release, but there is also a likely second explanation: they aren’t quite in the same category. The other two films have never been made available on home video, but a few years ago, I was able to track down one of them.

Something Evil is a 1972 horror thriller that was Spielberg’s immediate follow up to Duel.  While not worthy of the same praise as its predecessor, Something Evil is nonetheless a fascinating viewing experience for the serious Spielberg fan, one which improved for me on a second viewing and still manages to suggest the very beginnings of the master Spielberg would eventually become. Duel is a fully realized film, a superbly crafted thriller which clearly demonstrates that its director would become a star. Something Evil is more a mass of potential. But what potential. The film not only sees early, unpolished examples of what would later become distinctive Spielbergian technique, but foreshadows some of the themes that would appear and reappear in his classic films:  children coming into contact with supernatural or other worldly forces, an absent or ineffectual father figure, and in the end, a depiction of the prototypical determined and resourceful Spielberg mother.

The story follows the Wordens, a family which has decided to leave their big city residence for a simpler life in the country (not unlike the Brodys in Jaws). Paul Worden (Darren McGavin) is a somewhat self-absorbed director of television commercials, and his wife Marjorie (Sandy Dennis) is an artist who we first see painting a picture of their new farmhouse. Their children, toddler Laurie and 10 year old Stevie (Johnny Whittaker of Family Affair and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters) seem to take immediately to the new surroundings, until one night when Marjorie, having gone out to the barn to check on a strange noise hears Stevie making strange whimpering noises and returns to comfort him.  Marjorie also discovers strange local superstitions, such as ritual chicken sacrifice for good luck (I’ll stick with knocking on wood) and pentacles (dream catcher-like amulets which are supposed to offer protection from evil). This is followed by mysterious (and in some cases deadly) happenings which begin to effect Marjorie, and then Stevie.

Multiple sequences in Something Evil bring to mind iconic moments in later Spielberg films: Marjorie’s trip to the barn is the first, bringing to mind Elliott slowly approaching the shed at night to find E.T. The sequence is eerie and unsettling, perhaps the best in the film. It demonstrates that the young filmmaker was already developing a strong sense of pacing and atmosphere. A sequence where a mysterious and frightening wind blows through Stevie’s room , causing toys and other objects to blow menacingly around the room, resembles the kidnapping of the children in Hook, as well as the sequence where young Barry is awakened by the toys and other electrical devices in his room turning on in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But most of all, the film foreshadowed here is Spielberg’s haunted house classic Poltergeist. The 1982 horror masterpiece is a full realization of the earlier film’s concept of a child menaced by demonic forces and his/her mother’s struggle to save her child.  In some respects Something Evil plays almost like a first draft, with its thin story needing to be further developed, and both in style and content it leaves further evidence of Spielberg’s strong influence as producer (some claim director as well) of the film credited to director Tobe Hooper.

Both films center on families who experience strange paranormal disturbances, and in both cases the supernatural forces center their attentions on a particular child. Alfred Hitchcock once described the difference between his two versions of The Man Who Knew Too Much by saying that the first was the work of a talented amateur, and the second a seasoned professional. This applies equally well to Something Evil and Poltergeist. What we’re seeing here is an embryonic early iteration of Spielberg setting the stage for his and Hooper’s later triumph.

After all of the horror and suspense, perhaps the most Spielbergian element of is the positive and sentimental bent of the finale. “Some things are more powerful than pentacles,” neighbor Harry Lincoln (Ralph Bellamy) solemnly informs Marjorie.  The power of Marjorie’s devotion to Stevie allows her to overcome the evil forces. A mother’s determination and love is able to save her children, and nothing could be more Spielberian than that, even if the moment is not able to elicit the emotion that it would in Spielberg’s more mature works.

While the relatively low budget and short production schedule prevented Spielberg from employing the level of cinematic flourish we associate with him, he still shows signs of his visual mastery, primarily through inventive use of lenses and the placement of subjects on camera to alter point of view, and in the climactic sequence a quintessentially Spielbergian slow push-in on Stevie, with his hair blowing in the wind and glowing with a subtle halo of backlight, sets the tone for the many more sublime push in shots that would come throughout Spielberg’s career.  Unlike most television productions of its time, this one rarely shoots its subjects at eye level, opting most of the time for lower angles. There is also some inventive editing, particularly with the use of disorienting cuts in a second frightening wind sequence (which again brings thoughts of one of Elliott’s early encounters with E.T.)  Spielberg’s nemesis in this film seems to be the lack of time to set up sufficient dolly track: the camera movement here is far less smooth than it should be, and this was four years before the introduction of the Steadicam. Too often this leads to shots which are brilliantly conceived but imperfectly executed. At other brief times Spielberg tales advantage of this early use of “shakicam” to give us a visceral sense of being inside the action, as he would later do far more effectively in Saving Private Ryan.

One of the weaker aspects of the film is the performances: McGavin is polished as always, but he doesn’t have a lot to do, and Dennis is a bit stilted and forced in her delivery, which is drawback considering the film relies so heavily upon her. Whittaker is also underused and has too muted a presence in the story. We never feel the emotional attachment to Stevie to fear for him, nor do we sense anything demonic coming from him. Considering Spielberg’s legendary ability for director children, it’s a surprisingly flat character and performance.  As a matter of trivia, two cast members would work with Spielberg again: Carl Gottlieb, a co-writer of Jaws who also had a small role as an aide to the Mayor, has a cameo as one of Paul’s colleagues., and The Color Purple Oscar nominee Margaret Avery is briefly seen recording a song for one of Paul’s commercials.

All in all, Something Evil is no Duel, but it’s an intriguing early look at Steven Spielberg developing the bag of tricks that lead to his later classics, and a first look at the family dynamic which would be a hallmark of his films.  It’s a shame that it’s never been made available of home video to be seen his by his fans.
Paul Gibbs is a filmmaker, critic,  political activist and lifelong Spielberg fan who currently lives in Taylorsville, Utah. His reviews of current films can be found on Facebook at Double Feature Movie Reviews.  Find out more about the upcoming feature film "Trails End" at http://www.trailsendmovie.com


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J.J. Abrams force awakens

The Force Awakens director, J. J. Abrams recently confirmed that there will be NO MORE trailers released for The Force Awakens and TV spots are the most we can hope for now until it's release.  To be honest we don't need any more.  We're all excited for the movie and less is more now.

What do you think?

Watch the interview below along with one of the trailers for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens





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Thursday, 29 October 2015

darth maul sideshow collectibles

“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last, we will have revenge!” 

Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
■ Sculpted after the Duel of Naboo, this sixth scale figure captures every detail of the unforgettable villain.
■ Handcrafted with his signature red and black tattoos, sinister yellow eyes, and crown of horns.
■ This vicious Sith Lord comes ready with his double-bladed lightsaber with removable blades, a fully articulated body, and is decked out in a multi-layered all–black Sith garb.
■ Exclusive includes severed Lightsaber hilt.

Release Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015 – 9am PT
URL: http://bit.ly/GetDarthMaul
(Will not be live until 9:00am Pacific Time on Thursday)
Price: $239.99
Payment Plan for as little as $54.00/month

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bridge of spies taking a stand

A new featurette is now available to watch from Steven Spielberg's latest, Bridge of Spies.

"I called Steven Spielberg up and I said, 'if you want, I'm in!' Tom Hanks talks about reading the script for Spielberg's forthcoming spy thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES and finding it "fascinating" in a new featurette available today



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Star Wars Rebels 'Always Two There Are' Review


We begin during down time on The Ghost, which is the ship belonging to our group of rebels! In a tribute to Star Wars: A New Hope Captain Rex and Zeb are playing a game of Dejarik or Holochess if you prefer and Kanan is giving Ezra a Force lesson by lifting chopper, which unfortunately leads to a disagreement between Rex and Kanan about concentration, the angst between the two is still not resolved.
Meanwhile Hera sends Zeb, Sabine and Kanan to a deserted space station to try and find some supplies.

The three companions land on the seemingly deserted and eerie station, but it appears they are not alone!
They reach a console which requires powering up from Chopper, but in doing so the calamitous little droid powers up the entire station, which instantly and rather conveniently lights up on the Empires radar like a set of Christmas lights! 


Unfortunately for our heroes the Imperials have with them a Samurai looking Inquisitor who decides to investigate after feeling a 'disturbance in the force'. The Rebels also do some investigating of the Space Station to look for supplies, leaving Chopper behind to get into trouble by wandering off and getting attacked by what looks like an evil looking mini probe droid!  Ezra has discovered that he can understand Chopper and they go back to assist him, but he & Sabine run into a another new Inquisitor (Sarah Michelle-Gellar) with an electronic voice and her pack of mini evil probe droids!!! So they run the other way and uh-oh run into the samurai Inquisitor, double skinny-spinning lightsaber trouble!


Ezra is captured and one Inquisitor uses him as bait, whilst the other goes to find Zeb & Sabine, the latter gets captured whilst Zeb escapes and is pursued by the mini electric pulse firing droids, whom he quickly destroys and goes back to The Phantom with Chopper


The Inquisitor interrogates Ezra and reveals they are after Ahsoka Tano. Zeb hatches a plan and lures the captors to a docking bay where the Rebels make their escape after a fire and force fight



Another great episode of action and music!

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star wars children in need

Every year here in the UK BBC devote a whole evening to fundraising for Children In Need.  It's become a popular event and big stars are always willing to help beat last year's total which is always in the tens of millions.

Lucasfilm and Disney are getting on board to help by teaming up with the BBC for a one-off special to air on the night.  Generally we get a Doctor Who special but it seems this year Star Wars is the flavour of the night.

Return of the Jedi's Warwick Davis will be performing in the sketch along with R2-D2 and C3PO.  Davis took to Twitter to tweet his delight in being involved:



The sketch will also feature some famous faces including The Stig from Top Gear and Lord Alan Sugar.

Tune into the BBC Children in Need Appeal show on Friday 13th November on BBC One from 7.30pm

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Top Ten LucasArts Games

"Steve and Larson mourn the loss of LucasArts by counting down their top ten greatest games ever!"



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Tuesday, 27 October 2015




Star Wars Rebels 'Relics Of The Old Republic' Review


Were still on the same planet and our band of rebels and the old clones are lumbering across the desert on their old Republic style lumbering walker. But problems are on the horizon, one literally in the form of a sandstorm and their ship is still busted, oh......The Empire is on its way to kick butt too!  Rex and his Clone buddies hand over the location of all old Rebel bases and hideouts that the new Rebellion can use to our visiting Rebels as they promised they would do.


The Empire turns up and begin searching the planet for the Rebels, and on board the walker Wolffe, one of the Clones, receives a transmission from Agent Callus who wants their location, but Wolffe has had a change of heart and he and Captain Rex tells the enemy that the Jedi aren't there now, but Callus knows he is lying.

TIE fighters turn up and a fight ensues but they manage to destroy all the fighters, but shortly after a group of AT-AT turn up!  Sabine fixes the ship but its too late for them to escape and they are stuck on the their walker pursued by the Imperial Walkers.  They make a run for it and hide in the upcoming sandstorm where they cant be detected by the enemy.  They hatch a plan to use a single shot to knock out one AT-AT and escape through a gap.  Ezra mans the gun and Kanan uses the Force to guide Ezras single decisive shot and they escape.


Meanwhile in orbit above the planet the Star Destroyer that despatched the Imperial Ships gets a call from Vader who requests the destroyer, so they leave leaving the Walker force stranded!
On the planet the Rebels take off leaving the Clones to fight what could be their last fight! 
Luckily kanan has a change of heart and the Rebels return to commandeer an enemy AT-AT and destroy the other enemy walker. The episode ends with Ahsoka & Rex having an emotional reunion. 


This is more of a morale tale, teaching forgiveness & the meaning of friendship.  All the team apart from Kanan trust the Clones after the harrowing events of Order 66 and a more understanding Ezra see's the importance of acting as a team. Kanan towards the end of the episode see's that the Clones are trustworthy, following their actions against The Imperials and they start forming bonds and friendship.  Ezra continues to grow and mature as the series continues, often making better desicions than Kanan, who as his Jedi Master should probably be showing a better example!  



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Spoilers ahead for last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, "The Woman Who Lived!"

So, after all the rumors and rampant speculation, we now know the truth of Ashildr -- or, rather, Me. She is uniquely her own person, not the newest incarnation of a previous character. Turns out, she's a fascinating character, as well. We always imagine immortality would be a great thing -- but, would it really? This episode suggests the cons outweigh the pros.

It remains to be seen if Ashildr/Me will make a return appearance, although that final seflie shot certainly hints at a strong possibility. For now, why don't we take a look behind-the-scenes of "The Woman Who Lived?" In lieu of the usual Doctor Who Extra -- and on the heels of #MaisieCam -- we've got #RufusCam, featuring one of the co-stars of this episode, Rufus Hound (Sam Swift):

First up, Happy Birthday to Peter Capaldi!



Cover up those tattoos...



Someone needs another take...



The Village People!



Co-star Maisie Williams (Ashildr, Me) on the hot seat:



A bit more chatting with Maisie...



Some serious acting right here!



Finally, let's dance!



Now we come to an introduction to next week's episode, "The Zygon Invasion," courtesy of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.



And here's the official trailer:



For more on Doctor Who, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk

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Frank Marshall has recently done an interview with Total Film (via Den of Geek) and the subject got on to Indiana Jones and the possibility of a fifth movie in the franchise.  Rumours of Chris Pratt taking the hat from Harrison Ford has lit up the Internet in previous months, so the producer decided to put the record straight:

There are a lot of rumors. We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton. [But we are] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.

Now this doesn't mean that someone else couldn't take the lead role in an Indiana Jones film but what it does look like is the lead role would not be Indy himself.  As the quote mentions they are still figuring it out but from that I get that we may see an Indiana Jones film but with a new hero.

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Monday, 26 October 2015



Star Wars Comic Review: Shattered Empire #4

The last instalment of the post Return Of The Jedi arc has come about too soon, out of all the comics are latest media releases, this is to me, by far the most intriguing.


We join the Rebel Fleet in space where the Commanding Officers have gained intelligence indicating more Imperial attacks are on the horizon. Our heroine Shara is discussing the future with her Captain when he tells her that he has submitted her discharge papers so her and her husband can leave the Rebellion.  But before anything else can happen everyone's favourite Astromech droid R2-D2 attracts her attention and leads her to a certain black clad Jedi, Luke Skywalker!
Luke tells her he requires her to be a pilot and help him on a mission, of course she accepts and they board an Imperial Shuttle, where she puts on an Imperial officers uniform and Luke tells her they are going to infiltrate an Imperial base and steal something back.

They land safely and seem to have tricked the Imperials with Luke acting as a bodyguard and hiding his lightsaber inside R2-D2. Unfortunately for our heroes, its a double bluff and the Imperials have lured them into a trap.  Their captors demand to know what they have come for, and Luke revels that the Imperials are guarding two off shoots from the last tree standing from the Jedi temple on coruscant.


Luke force pushes the base Commandant and tells R2 to eject his lightsaber in a Return Of The Jedi type move, he then embarks on opening a can of whoop ass on Stormtroopers and officers whist Shara and R2 D2 secure the trees. As they are leaving a Stormtrooper throws a cluster of Thermal Detonators at Luke, who promptly returns them using the Force and blows them to bits! 


Aboard the shuttle home Luke tells Shara that R2 overheard that she was leaving and tells her to do what she feels is right and gives her one of the trees from the Temple, and she and her husband plant the tree in a place that looks like its based on Yavin 4?  And its ends!



I hope there is more to come from this similar timezone/story arc!
This last instalment just seems a bit rushed and ends too abruptly for my liking with no closure . In all honesty this was my only complaint, that there wasn't more to come!!!  It kind of feels like the end of a great box-set when its over and there is so much more to be told and more of the story to be gleamed from this era during The Journey To The Force Awakens!
The art is awesome from the cover all the way through, the colours are deep, vibrant and beautifully detailed.
The story is compelling and leaves you hungry for more all the way through.  Its great to see Luke Skywalker make an appearance in his Jedi garb, even if at some points he seemed to be 'forcing' the force too much by being given predictable lines. We also saw a link into how a certain 'Dameron' character is known to a certain Princess in a certain upcoming film, it all ties in nicely.  
In summary this needed more issues to enable for the story to be more expansive, but that's a more positive critique, so there is no faults in my opinion.
This is my favourite of the new canon comics so far.


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Film & Comic Con Cardiff took place at the Motorpoint Arena on the 24th and 25th October in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.  The event, run by Showmasters always proves popular with the locals and fans from all over the country.  The guest line up was headlined by Carl Weathers from the Rocky films and also late announcement that peaked my interest, Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 70's and 80's.  Both were on my list of autographs I just had to get on Saturday.

Arriving just after 9am we headed into the massive arena and were greeted by a talking Kitt car from the classic 80's TV series, Knightrider.  After taking a photo (which was harder than we thought.  The owner was constantly cleaning Kitt, and to be honest who wouldn't?) we headed towards the stalls.  My mission was to get my hands on the Jaws Reaction figures.  A quick glance across at the stalls and I had a feeling these were going to prove illusive.

Our first objective was to get our photo taken with a velociraptor and in front of a green screen.  The Jurassic Park gates would be added in to your photo.  The group of friends I was with were all in the picture and the photographer was really good in moving us around.  A bargain too at only £5.


At the back of the arena is where most of the guests were located.  We grabbed a virtual ticket for Carl Weathers.  We were number 51.  This was a great system.  There's a board and they write a number range and if your ticket is in that range you can queue up.  It prevents long queues allowing you to go off and do something else without too much time wasted in dreaded queues.  We estimated that 45 minutes would do it for us and come back then.  Some guests were still missing but Joe Flanigan from Stargate Atlantis was there.  No queue either.  A bonus!  We headed up to the guest who I will be honest looked like he had just woken up.  I put it down to jet lag.  He signed a 10x8 but wasn't very talkative.  Definitely in need of some caffeine I think.

Next we noticed that Superman's Margot Kidder was there.  We asked the Showmasters staff if we could get a ticket and she said go straight up.  Still no queues.  Amazing!  Margot was lovely and wanted to know if we spoke Welsh and where we were from.  She looked genuinely thrilled to be there.  Two down on our list and we'd only been in for half an hour.  Actually make that three as we also got Mark Rolston while we were there.  He was in Shawshank Redemption and a lot of Star Trek.  He explained the make up process when he was on Deep Space Nine as a Klingon.  An interesting chat.

At this point we decided to go and have a look at the stalls and my mission to get my hands on those Jaws figures.  I was also looking for anything Lucas and Spielberg related....Obviously.  There were plenty of stalls to browse and plenty of quality merchandise.  Reaction figures were in abundance but no Jaws.  There was plenty of Gremlins, Alien, Back to the Future and more were on sale but none from the Spielberg classic.  Never mind, I did manage to find a Jaws bottle opener, Labyrinth press kit and an Amity newspaper mock up poster.

Heading back over to the autograph area we checked the Carl Weathers line to see if we could get in the queue.  We were in.  Carl Weathers was actually in Close Encounters of the Third Kind but unfortunately his scene was deleted.  However you can watch the scene on the Blu-Ray.  My plan was to get him to sign my Hot Wheels Close Encounters van and hoping he would mention something about his time on the set.  Unfortunately he looked confused and couldn't remember being in the film.  I found it amazing that he couldn't remember working on a Spielberg classic along side Richard Dreyfuss.  Oh well.  He signed it for me anyway.

One thing you can always rely on with a Showmasters event are there will always be plenty of talks.  We headed up to the next floor where Margot Kidder was about to give a talk. She was really interesting and wished the talk had been longer.

While there one of my friends from our group informed me that Rene Auberjonois will draw a bucket for you and sign it for his charity, Doctors Without Borders.  A worthy cause.  It only costs £10 and he'll tweet a picture of you holding the drawing.  I had to have that to go with my Deep Space Nine autograph collection.  I already had his autograph in my collection but this had to be done and it was for charity too.  It turns out we were the first ones to ask for this and he was delighted to do it.  Here's his tweet:



Sat next to Rene was Nana Visitor and I just had to ask if I could get a photo of the two of them together, just like in the show.  They were happy to oblige:


I decided to have another look around the stalls but not before stopping for a bite to eat.  Normally the food inside these venues are overpriced and a bit tasteless. I ordered a bacon and sausage bap and although the wait was a little long it was worth it.  Very tasty and only £3.25.  Refuelled I set off on my quest to find these Jaws figures.  I headed to some stalls I haven't looked at yet and there they were!  Well some of them.  I was hoping to get my hands on Hooper, Quint and Brody from Jaws but one of the stalls had Hooper and Brody.  I snapped them up.  At least I got my hands on a few of the figures I was after.

Another autograph later, (Nicki Clyne from Battlestar) I headed upstairs to the cosplay area.  Here a few comic book illustrators and sellers were set up.  One grabbed my attention.  Raiders of the Lost Arse.  Yes it was a parody of the Spielberg movie and I had to have it.  There were plenty of cosplayers on this floor all ready to hit the main floor.  a great place to grab some photos.

Our day was coming to an end but we had one more talk to attend.  A Star Trek talk with Rene Auberjonois who played Odo and Nana Visitor who played Kira Nerys in Deep Space Nine.  The talk was really informative and interesting but was, unfortunately interrupted a few times by public announcements.

That was my day all wrapped up.  One final look around the stalls and with no money left in my wallet I called it a day.  I will say this was the best comic con I've been too in regards to crowd control.  Showmasters seemed to be controlling the amount of people allowed in at any one time and at no time did I feel the place was overcrowded.  Even by mid Saturday afternoon I was still able to get to the stalls which normally is an ordeal for a comic con.  The Showmasters staff were helpful as always and informative when asking them a question.

Film & Comic Con Cardiff is highly recommended and if you've never been to one of the events before then the Cardiff venue is a perfect introduction to comic cons.  To find out more about Film & Comic Con Cardiff visit the official site here.

Here's a floor walk of the event:



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Sunday, 25 October 2015


Only 2 bits of news this week that you need!!!......


The Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster was revealed last Sunday.

Then during Monday Nights NFL game this happened......


The Official full length theatrical trailer for Star Wars; The Force Awakens made its debut and sparked a frenzy as the tickets for the movies December release went on sale worldwide!

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royal mail star wars stamps

The Royal Mail release this week a range of wonderful Star Wars stamps which are proving to be extremely popular with collectors of both stamps and Star Wars.  The Bearded Trio were lucky enough to be sent a few sets for us to enjoy and we thought why not give our readers a chance at winning them?

What can you win I hear you ask?  Well one lucky winner will win not one but two sets from the Star Wars Royal Mail collection.  The first is this stamp souvenir featuring a range of the iconic ships from Star Wars:


We don't stop there as we'll also give the lucky winner this visually stunning souvenir sheet which features the 12 Character stamps on a unique star scape depicting an X-Wing pursued by Imperial Tie Fighters.


To enter all you have to do is answer one simple question below.  We've even made it multiple choice.  All you have to do is either leave your answer on our Facebook page, tweet your answer to @thebeardedtrio or email rob@thebeardedtrio.com.

Who is the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

A - J.J. Abrams
B - George Lucas
C - Michael Bay

Closing date is Sunday 1st November at 4pm GMT.  Winner is chosen at random and will be notified for a mailing address so we can post the items out.  Lost items in the post (ironic) cannot be replaced unfortunately.  The Bearded Trio's decision is final.  The competition is open to everyone worldwide.

If you're not lucky enough to win our awesome competition you can still get your stamps from the Royal Mail shop.

Good luck

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Friday, 23 October 2015


The visual effects company Image Engine has released a CGI breakdown reel giving viewers a look at the impressive work they did on 2015's biggest movie to date, Jurassic World. Check it out in the video below:



For more on Image Engine, please visit their official website: http://image-engine.com

Jurassic World is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Rebels Episode 205

Sarah Michelle Gellar debuts as the “Seventh Sister” when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels"
airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Sarah Michelle Gellar will be featured as the cunning and crafty Seventh Sister Inquisitor in the transformative second season of Star Wars Rebels. A master of deception, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor is tasked by Darth Vader to track down the rebels and capture any surviving Jedi. She’s conniving, manipulative, and deadly with a lightsaber. Sarah talks about her character on “Star Wars Rebels”

Episode synopsis: Ezra, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper venture on a mission to an abandoned medical station in search of supplies for the fleet.  When the arrival of two Inquisitors sent by Darth Vader puts Sabine and Ezra in peril, Zeb and Chopper devise a plan to save their friends.



Rebels Episode 205

Rebels Episode 205

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Rebels Episode 205

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