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Star Wars: The Old Republic gets new footage

BioWare's released a new video of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic, showcasing 'Flashpoints'.

The studio says: "Flashpoints are action-packed, story-driven adventures that test a group of players to their limits, putting them up against difficult foes in volatile situations. You and your group need your wits, your skills, and all your resources to emerge victorious.

"Every Flashpoint begins with an exciting story and contains difficult decisions - choose carefully, because your group's choices have a meaningful impact on the challenges you'll face, the enemies you'll fight, and the outcome of the story! All the danger is certainly worthwhile; the rewards from Flashpoints are some of the most powerful you'll find."

John Barry - Greatest Hits

In tribute to John Barry who passed away today.

Bond composer John Barry dies aged 77

Composer John Barry, famous for his work on Born Free, Out of Africa and the James Bond films, has died in New York of a heart attack aged 77. Born John Barry Prendergast in 1933, the York-born musician first found fame as leader of the John Barry Seven.
His arrangement of Monty Norman's James Bond theme led to him composing scores for 11 films in the series, among them Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.
His work saw him win five Oscars, while he received a Bafta fellowship in 2005.
His most recent film score featured in the 2001 war thriller Enigma, while a musical version of Brighton Rock, created with lyricist Don Black, had its London premiere in 2004.
Black, who worked with the composer on his Born Free, Thunderball and Diamonds are Forever theme songs, said Barry remained unaffected by his international success.
"The thing about John that I will always remember was he never changed," he said.
"He was very much the Yorkshireman, whether he was in Beverl…

Star Wars The Old Republic Hope Cinematic Trailer E3 2010 HD

The new cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic from E3 2010 “Hope” The Battle of Alderaan. The Republic’s gravest hour. Recently promoted to Darth, Malgus launches the first of many surprise attacks that would become his trademark during the Great War, perfectly timing the assault with a feint that pulls the Republic fleet light-years away. Thousands of assault droids and hundreds of Sith set the heart of the Republic ablaze, and Alderaan’s few defenders are swept away with ease. Unknown to Darth Malgus, small groups of Republic Troopers are stationed on Alderaan, some recovering from wounds, others are awaiting orders. As these brave soldiers take to the forests and mountains to fight a guerilla campaign against Malgus’s forces, the Republic fleet rushes back to repel the invasion. With time running out and Alderaan’s capitol threatened, it falls to Havoc Squad, the elite Republic Special Forces unit, to coordinate one last desperate stand against Malgus’ vast…

Nicolas Cage offered the lead in Treasure of Pompeii

Nicolas Cage has been offered the chance to star in family adventure Treasure of Pompeii.

The film isn't actually the third installment in Cage's National Treasure franchise, despite sounding quite similar.

Pompeii is described as being close to The Goonies in tone, with the plot centring on "some boys’ adventures in Pompeii, the dead Roman city near the Vesuvius volcano, while searching for a hidden treasure."

There's no word on what role Cage is up for, so he could be playing a concerned dad, a pesky villain, or something altogether different.

Cage has a tendency to juggle generic fare with occasional bursts of offbeat manic genius: last year he was ace in Kick-Ass and Bad Lieutenant, but he also turned up in the underwhelming The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

This year he got off to a dodgy start with Season of the Witch, and he'll next be seen in Drive Angry 3D.

If Cage accepts the Treasure of Pompeii role, expect an official announcement very soon.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Reveals Planet Quesh

Star Wars: The Old Republic Reveals Planet Quesh
Quesh: Dangerous Investment Can the Republic hold off invading Empire forces and defend Quesh’s priceless resource? In a distant corner of Hutt Space, the poisonous planet Quesh orbited untouched for centuries, until the surprising discovery of rare adrenal chemicals drew the Galactic Republic to further explore this dangerous world.  Unable to process the chemicals into adrenals, however, the Republic was forced to turn to the Hutts for help. Recently, the Sith Empire learned of this secret and lucrative operation, and swiftly came to steal the prize. The battle over this toxic treasure may be one of the most brutal ground conflicts the galaxy has ever seen, but the winner will gain access to powerful adrenals and a source of extreme wealth. Fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic will be interested to learn that new information and screenshots via press release are available on the next chapter in the franchise: Quesh: Dangerous I…

New 'Star Wars' attraction to land at Disney theme park

The opening of the newly updated "Star Wars' Star Tours: The Adventures Continue" attraction is scheduled to launch on May 20 at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios theme park, it was announced January 20, according to /Film. Star Tours 2.0 will feature a 3D ride through 54 different experiences, with features like holographic communications with passengers. This new attraction occurs between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Locations and characters are featured from both the original trilogy of films (Chewbacca, R2-D2, Bith, Rodians) and the prequels (Naboo citizens and Geonosians). C-3PO will be the pilot of the new ride, and two new characters will be introduced, including Ace, a new pilot, and Aly San San, the spokesdroid, voiced by Allison Janney (The West Wing, Juno, Hairspray).
Composer Michael Giacchino (Lost, Up, Star Trek) will score the ride. The new attraction will travel to Corusca…

Toy Story 3 nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture

Toy Story 3 has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.).

Nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced minutes ago at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California by A.M.P.A.S. president Tom Sherak and actress Mo’Nique, and in a simultaneous press release.

The other categories in which Toy Story 3 is nominated are:
Best Animated Feature FilmAdapted Screenplay (Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)Original Song ("We Belong Together"; music and lyrics by Randy Newman)Sound Editing (Tom Myers and Michael Silvers)
 Read the rest of the article here http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/toy-story-3-nominated-for-five-academy.html

ILM and Skywalker Sound Nominations

Once again the talented people at Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound have been acknowledged for achievement in the year's slate of movies.
83rd Academy Awards Nominations
In the category of Best Achievements in Visual Effects, ILM's work on Iron Man 2 has been nominated for an Academy Award. Recognized in the nomination are ILM's Ben Snow, along with Janek Sirrs, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick.
Skywalker Sound was also honored with four nominations, including Toy Story 3 for Best Sound Editing, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers nominated; Tron: Legacy for Best Sound Editing, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague nominated; Inception for Best Sound Mixing, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick nominated; The Social Network for Best Sound Mixing, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten nominated.
Other Star Wars alumni to receive nominations today include Natalie Portman (Episode I-III), Best Actress for Black Swan; David Finc…

Abrams wants to keep Super 8 secret #super8

JJ Abrams has opened up about his secret project 'Super 8', which will be produced by Steven Spielberg. Abrams spoke to New York Magazine about the film and revealed that the next trailer can be expected in the near future: "Probably March."
The director went on to address the secrecy surrounding the project, which is due for release in Irish cinemas on 19 August.
Referring to the secrecy surrounding the film, he said: "The strategy isn't some coy...thing. All we're trying to do is save something for the experience of seeing a movie.
"I don't know about you, but I feel like I get so over informed that by the time a movie's released, I don't care. I've seen it."

Spielberg not sorry for swim scare #spielberg

Steven Spielberg is unrepentant for scaring swimmers out of the sea with Jaws.
Speaking backstage at the Critics Choice Awards, the filmmaker wouldn't accept any responsibility for frightening a generation with his classic movies.
"I have a feeling that before Jaws came along there was some concern about sharks in the water from swimmers and surfers," the 64-year-old laughed.
He went on: "What did we do? We kind of jumped on a subject that was already a nerve to be hit since it had been hit so many times before for hundreds of years. I don't really take much responsibility for that, except to say I do love sharks!"
The legendary movie maker picked up Best Picture Made For Television as executive producer on The Pacific.
Steven revealed that his next two projects are polar opposites.

Disney Announces Opening Date For ‘Star Tours: The Adventure Continues’

Disney has announced that Star Tours is coming back, and that the newly updated attraction will reopen May 20, 2011, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in at the Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. Star Tours is a motion simulator attraction based on the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. It was first launched at Disneyland in 1987 as a creative collaboration between Disney Imagineers and George Lucas with Industrial Light and Magic.

The new version, retitled Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, will be based on a story set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Anthony Daniels, James Earl Jones, and Peter Mayhew reprise their roles as C-3PO, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca, respectively, for the attraction.

Fans have been following the development of what was originally termed “Star Tours II” since it was announced by George Lucas at Celebration III in 2005. According to the Disney Parks Blog: “Star Tours: The Adventures Conti…

Liam Neeson returns to Star Wars

In a rather surprising move, Liam Neeson is returning to the Star Wars galaxy as Qui-Gon Jinn in the animated spin-off series, The Clone Wars. The actor reprises his role almost twelve years after his first appearance as the Jedi in The Phantom Menace, the first Star Wars prequel. Qui-Gon also received mentions in Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith whilst he also appeared in the first 2D animated version of The Clone Wars from Genndy Tartakovsky (though not voiced by Neeson).
His return, part of a three episode story arc, sees Obi Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon's former Padawan, having visions of his old master as they discuss Anakin Skywalker's destiny as the "Chosen One".
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively broke the news, the Irish actor said he wanted to return to the Star Wars world because "these characters resonate...even after all these years." Neeson added, "Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, season 3 episode 14 review, Witches Of The Mist

SPOILER ALERT


3.14 Witches Of The Mist
If the sight of Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress and Darth Maul's 'brother' engaging in a multi-lightsabre orgy of gargantuan proportions doesn't get the geekoid in you dripping in delight, then it's game over, mate. You're dead.
Actually, I say "orgy", but it's much, much better than that. The triumvirate of bad ass, and I mean bad ass, Sith have taken over The Clone Wars in the past few weeks and here, in the final part of the three-episode story arc, their battle comes to a glorious finale. But more on that later.
Concluding one of the most memorable stories of the Star Wars animated spin-off is this game of two halves. Witches Of The Mist begins with the Jedi becoming aware of the new terror on the block, Savage Oppress (the aforementioned sibling of The Phantom Menace's horny Sith), who recently dispensed some Jedi in a most monstrous of fashions.
Hearing the words "Darth Maul" uttered in d…

Jurassic Park Could Be A Reality - Woolly Mammoth Could Walk the Earth Again in 4 Years

A researcher from Japan plans to use a new cloning technique to make this happen

If you thought "Jurassic Park" and the large, reconstructed skeletons seen in museums were the closest we'd ever come to seeing extinct creatures come to life, you might want to think again. 
Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University in Japan, is looking to resurrect the woolly mammoth now that a new cloning technique can make it possible. Not only is it possible, but the woolly mammoth could also be reborn as soon as four years from now. 
The woolly mammoth, which is an extinct species of mammoth that died out 5,000 years ago, has been difficult to clone up until now because nuclei in cells found in the muscle tissue and skin of woolly mammoth's located in the Siberian permafrost were severely damaged by the cold. Many attempts in the 1990's failed because of this. 
In 2008, Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama from the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology developed a cloning technique that all…

Super 8, Battle: Los Angeles, And More To Air Super Bowl Spots

While speculation has grown quite fierce in recent weeks, it appears we finally have a solid idea of what films will be advertised during Super Bowl XLV.  The Hollywood Reporter has released the list of films that viewers can expect to see commercials for both before and during the game.  Hit the jump to see what is in store.

Even with an approximate $3 million price tag per 30 second spot, it appears movie studios are going all out as far as buying up space for some of 2011’s biggest releases.  A number of films will have spots during the game, including a few that we have covered for their viral marketing efforts: Super 8, Limitless, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Cowboys & Aliens, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Rango.

In what many deem is a cost effective decision, The Hollywood Reporter also notes that several films, including Battle: Los Angeles, The Eagle, Kung Fu Panda 2, Priest, and Just Go With It, wil…

Spielberg productions headed to IMAX in new deal with Paramount

Steven Spielberg movies are always big, but this year, they’re going to be even bigger. Two of his latest big-screen productions as well as his latest directorial effort are all getting super-sized for IMAX.
In a new deal with Paramount, IMAX screens are going to showcase Steven Spielberg’s highly-anticipated “Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” his first film since 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” along with Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8,” both of which the “E.T.” creator serves as Executive Producer.
Also included in the deal is the interestingly titled “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” the fourth installment in the Tom Cruise-starring franchise. Director Brad Bird, who also helmed “The Incredibles” for Pixar, filmed some of the action sequences using IMAX cameras.
“Super 8,” starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, and Amanda Michalka, hits theaters on June 10th, while “Transformers: Dark of the…

Steven Spielberg to produce musical tv pilot #spielberg

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - U.S. network NBC has picked up a musical from .. Steven Spielberg?
Yup, it's true. "Smash," based on an idea by the busy producer (who has "Terra Nova" and "Falling Skies" on tap), is an hourlong musical series that follows characters who come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical.
In other words, a scripted "making of" series that may be prime for broadcast TV, due to the success of Fox's "Glee."
Written and executive produced by playwright and TV producer Theresa Rebeck, the project will also be executive produced by Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for DreamWorks TV; Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Chicago," "Hairspray"); and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray" songwriters).
Shaiman and Wittman will write original songs for the project.
Michael Mayer, director of Broadway's "Spring Awakening" and &qu…

Harrison Ford - Ford 'Happy' For Cancer-Free Douglas

HARRISON FORD has reached out to MICHAEL DOUGLAS as the actor nears the end of his cancer battle, insisting he's "very happy" to hear his pal has been given good news.
Douglas was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer in August (10) and after six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, the tumour has gone.
The Oscar-winner revealed the news in an interview earlier this week (beg10Jan11), although he will still need to undergo regular check-ups over the next two months to ensure the cancer doesn't return.
And Indiana Jones star Ford is delighted to hear about Douglas' health improvement.
He says, "I'm so glad to hear the news. I'm very happy for him because he's a great guy."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/ford-happy-for-cancer-free-douglas_1194924

Music from Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island games #monkeyisland #lucasarts

From "Tales of Monkey Island" by Michael Land:
00:00 - Overture (2009)
01:42 - The Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu (2009)

From "Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge" by Michael Land, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian:
03:13 - Underground Tunnels - orchestrated by Andrew Langley (2000)

From "Day of the Tentacle" by Michael Land, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian:
13:01 - End Titles (2009)

The Force Is Strong With September 27th #starwars On Blu-Ray

Early this morning online retailer Amazon.com sent out an email to those who pre-order the Star Wars Saga, Prequel Trilogy or Original Trilogy on Blu-ray saying that it is now eligible for release date delivery and that it will arrive on September 27. A quick peek at a calendar confirms that September 27 does, in fact, fall on a Tuesday when the majority of Blu-ray titles are released.

Lucas 'not serious about 2012 apocalypse' #georgelucas

George Lucas was joking when he told Seth Rogen that he believed the world would end in 2012, his representative has confirmed.

Rogen had quipped that the director/producer was entirely serious when he revealed a supposed belief in the ancient Mayan prophesy.

However, in an email to Wired, Lucasfilm rep Lynne Hale said: "I spoke with George. He was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012.

She then joked: "But he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth.

"These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he's going to digitally insert into Indy 5 along with a roster of famous dead actors."

Hale added: "Seth Rogen is a funny guy, but George and Steven [Spielberg] are taking Chris Rock with them on the Millennium Falcon!"

'George Lucas is working on next Indiana Jones film'

Harrison Ford has said that he's "looking forward" to starting work on the next Indiana Jones film.
The actor, 68, told Radio 1's entertainment reporter Natalie Jamieson that Indiana Jones creator George Lucas is working on an idea for the character's next adventure.
He also talked about his new film Morning Glory, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton, in which he plays a producer struggling to revive an unsuccessful morning television programme.
Patrick Wilson, who features in the film, also joked that he'd like to appear in the next Indiana Jones film alongside Harrison Ford.

To Clear Up Those Rumours About Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes #rickygervais

Just to clear up those rumours and reports that so and so wasn't happy with Ricky Gervais etc the following has come straight from Ricky's blog

I enjoyed the Globes more this year. I think I had better gags. More along the lines of the Mel Gibson one last year.

Obviously the rumour that the organizers stopped me going out on stage for an hour is rubbish. I did every link I was scheduled to do. The reason why the gaps were uneven is because when I got the rundown I was allowed to choose who I presented to. I obviously chose the spots that I had the best gags for. They couldn't move around the order but I could move around however I wanted.

All the same conspiracy theories as last year too...
"So and so was offended"... "hasn't been invited back yet"... exactly the same as last time. "Paul McCartney was furious"... no he wasn't. And nor was Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. I was drinking with them after.

Why do people have to embellish…

Telltale's Jurassic Park; a first look #jurassicpark

Game Informer has recently had their first look at Jurassic Park: Episode 1 from Telltale Games. Jurassic Park, created by Michael Crichton and adapted into a screenplay by Stephen Spielberg has had some hit or misses in the gaming industry. All JP games have been shooter games where the player goes out and shoots the dinosaurs. Sure that's a lot of fun but it's not what Jurassic Park was about.
Enter Telltale Games who is going to bring the human element found in the books into their game. Good news is that Universal Studios also wanted this and hasn't licensed the IP since 2003's Operation Genesis. Telltale's Jurassic Park is going to take place after the first Jurassic Park and will address plot points that weren't followed through in the first film and never again in the sequels.
As for characters, according to the article we know that we won't be playing as Dr Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler or Dr Ian Malcolm but we do know that those characters …

Actress Susannah York dies at 72

British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer, her son has said. She appeared in film, TV and theatre during a career which began in the 1960s.
She was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and won a Bafta for the same role.
Her son Orlando Wells told the Telegraph newspaper that she was "an absolutely fantastic mother".
"She loved nothing more than cooking a good Sunday roast and sitting around a fire of a winter's evening. In some sense, she was quite a home girl. Both Sasha [Orlando's sister] and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a mother.''
York graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1958, winning the Ronson Award for most promising student.
Directed by Sydney Pollack, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? followed the contestants in a gruelling dance marathon and also starred Jane Fonda.
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Five Reasons Rango Will Rock #rango

March 4 -- the slot typically reserved for historical action films and Zack Snyder movies -- sees the release of Nickelodeon's animated adventure Rango. But don't let the Nickelodeon in the title fool you into thinking this is an oversaturated, Technicolor kiddie movie. Quite the contrary: this looks like a family film with potential to become a modern classic. Need convincing? Here are five reasons we think Rango will rock.
Gore Verbinski
He doesn't just direct movies; he directs the HELL out of them. Verbinski is his generation's Spielberg, though most of the critical mass has yet to realize it. When he set out to remake the Japanese horror film Ringu (The Ring), he not only tipped off an entire movement in modern horror, but rewrote the rules of how a horror film could be made (showing how profitable a PG-13 horror film could be while still being good). When he set out to adapt a movie from a Disneyland theme park ride, he ended up with an entire trilo…

Michael Bay: 'Transformers 2 was a mess'

Michael Bay has described Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen as "a mess".

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the director admitted that the 2009 blockbuster failed to live up to expectations.

"It was kind of a mess, wasn't it?" Bay said. "Look, the movie had some good things in it and it was entertaining and it did very well, but it also failed in some key ways. I learned from it."

The 45-year-old, who also helmed the first Transformers movie, blamed the Writers Guild strike for the problems with Revenge Of The Fallen.

"We got burned on the last movie," he commented. "The big thing was the writers' strike, it hurt the film and it made it hard on everybody. We had three weeks to get our story and, really, we were going into the movie without a script. It’s tough to do that. It was too big of a movie. There were too many endings or too many things that felt like endings."

Bay is currently working on the third robot bloc…

LEGOLAND California gets Star Wars Miniland in March 2011

Home of LEGO Star Wars Days for the last several years, it’s only natural that LEGOLAND California should get a section of Miniland dedicated to Star Wars. That’s finally happening this March. From Bricks to Bothans was there covering the press event, and has all the details and photos, including the ever-awesome Mr. Gary McIntire (with Miniland tauntaun and Han Solo).

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2011/01/06/legoland-california-gets-star-wars-miniland-in-march-2011-news/

Meet Goonies Actor Corey Feldman at Hollywood Blvd this Weekend

Actor Corey Feldman, famous for his roles in The Goonies and Stand by Me, will make a celebrity appearance at Hollywood Blvd. this weekend.
Feldman will introduce two shows on Friday and four shows on Sunday.
Here is the schedule:
Friday
The Lost Boys, 7 p.m. The Goonies, 9:30 p.m. Sunday
Stand By Me, 2 p.m. License to Drive, 4 p.m. The Goonies, 6 p.m. The Lost Boys, 8 p.m. Feldman will be available for autographs and will introduce the films. He is expected to arrive an hour before the first scheduled film. You must purchase a movie ticket to meet Feldman.
Everyone is encouraged to arrive early. Due to long lines, not everyone may be able to meet the actor.

Jurassic Park Blu-Ray Rumours Are Just Rumours.

Blu-ray Update: There are many stories circulating on the interweb regarding Jurassic Park coming to Blu-Ray
In an interview with Ecranlarge, Universal France marketing director Eric Legay revealed that Steven Spielberg‘s JURASSIC PARK will finally be released on Blu-ray in 2011.  This is unconfirmed and until Universal release an official statement we cannot get excited but we can still hope.  One thing is certain and that will be an absence of a directors commentary.  Spielberg is not a subscriber of these as he believes it distracts from the movie.  Thebeardedtrio.com will keep you posted.

Ford: 'Lucas has Indiana Jones gem' #indianajones

Harrison Ford has revealed that he has spoken with George Lucas about a new Indiana Jones movie.

The veteran action movie star, who has previously stated that he would like to work on a fifth Indiana film, spoke about the project's progress on Daybreak.

"George Lucas is working on a gem of an idea, and if it produces a good result, I'm sure we'll all be happy to do another," he said.

The last Indiana Jones movie was the 2008 instalment The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Unleashes a New Villain: Savage Opress

Savage Opress
Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars launches a spectacular three-episode arc on Friday that finds Darth Sidious issuing a fatwa on superstar assassin Asajj Ventress. The problem: She's becoming way too powerful and, therefore, no longer trustworthy. Naturally, Sid makes his apprentice Count Dooku do the dirty work, to prove his loyalty, but Ventress survives Dooku's murder attempt and bitterly vows to destroy her master. She'll need help with that, of course, and it comes in the form of a new badass character named Savage Opress. Here's the cool part: He's the brother of Darth Maul!

According to Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, Lucas "wanted to settle once and for all the Rule of Two he set up in the Star Wars films — that when it comes to the Sith Lords there can be only two at one time, a master and an apprentice. Many fans have said, 'Oh, yeah? Then what about Ventress?' Because it does seem like we've had a…

First look at Spielberg's Terra Nova - #spielberg #terranova pictures

We first saw humans interacting with dinosaurs when the Jurassic Park phenomenon hit cinema screens in 1993 and went on to spawn two successful sequels.
And it would seem that Steven Spielberg's obsession with all things prehistoric has yet to be abated as he has now brought his original concept to TV.
The veteran director's new project Terra Nova - which means 'new land' in Latin - brings the reptilian creatures to life once more - and once again, some unsuspecting humans find themselves smack bang in the middle of them.
Meet the family: (L-R) Landon Liboiron, Shelley Conn, Jason O'Mara, Alana Mansour and Naomi Scott star as the Shannons who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth to rebuild civilisation
Set in 2149, Terra Nova shows the Earth as an overdeveloped, overcrowded and highly polluted planet that is slowly dying.
Scientists then discover a fracture in time and construct a portal that can take them back 100 million years in time, …

Falling Skies' Noah Wyle Still Intimidated By Steven Spielberg #spielberg

Noah Wyle, the star of Steven Spielberg's new TNT alien-invasion series, Falling Skies, is still intimidated by his boss.
"I couldn't say a word," Wyle says of meeting the three-time Academy Award-winning director. "My hands were sweaty. Luckily, he kind of ignored me. In fact he totally ignored me. I still am incredibly intimidated to be around him, to be honest."
VIDEO: First trailer for Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies
Spielberg — who has helmed such films as Schindler's List, E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds— also helped launch the NBC series ER, which skyrocketed Wyle's career.
Since Wyle left ER in 2005, he has appeared in such films as Nothing But the Truth and W, as well as TNT's action-adventure TV movie franchise, The Librarian. Now the 39-year-old actor will get even more physical in Skies, which centers on the aftermath of an alien invasion.
"This was the most physically demanding work I've ever done in …

Ticket Sales Available Now - Indiana Jones And The Adventure Of Archaeology

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience your own archaeological adventure in the company of the field's most charming guide, Indiana Jones.

- An interactive tour across the legendary sites of the Indiana Jones films sheds light on some of the historical myths, such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail.

- A vast collection of Indiana Jones film accessories from the Lucasfilm Archives.

- A rare chance to see ancient artifacts on loan from the National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum.
- With the help of a hand-held multimedia guide, you'll discover the secrets of archaeological destinations made famous by the Indiana Jones films.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition, presented by the National Geographic Society, made possible by to Lucasfilm Ltd. and produced by Montreal's X3 Productions. A first in Québec, in exclusivity with the Montréal Science Centre.



Go to http://www.indianajonestheexhibition.com/home.aspx

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'Star Wars' Choir Performance - John Williams, Moosebutter #johnwilliams

Kiss a wookie, kick a droid...

Western Washington University Mens Choir sings "Star Wars" by John Williams, arranged by the a Capella group Moosebutter (Mister Tim) for their Winter Choral Concert "Music in Motion". The piece was conducted by Tim Fitzpatrick. We added some coreography for our performance as well, check it!

In case you were wondering, this arrangement is comprised of 6 Steven Spielberg movies and their respected soundtracks from John Williams.





They are in order:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Superman
E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial
Jaws
Jurassic Park

For more information about this piece, arrangement, lyrics etc. Go To:
http://moosebutter.com/starwars

Alex Pettyfer - Pettyfer Walked Out Of I Am Number Four Audition #spielberg

British actor ALEX PETTYFER walked out of his audition for I AM NUMBER FOUR - because he was convinced he would ruin the movie if he landed the lead role.
Pettyfer was reluctant to accept the part of an alien in the upcoming sci-fi film, fearing he wouldn't be able to carry the big-budget blockbuster, which was produced by Steven Spielberg.
And the 20 year old admits he was so worried, he walked out of his audition before he'd begun reciting his lines - and was shocked when he later landed the role.
He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "I went for an audition and before I even started saying the lines, I looked at them, stood up and said, 'I'm sorry I'm not right for this.' And walked out! Deborah Aquilah, who's the casting director, ran after me, and said, 'Alex, Alex... You've got to come back!' I said, 'I can't I don't want to muck up your movie.'
"They called me two weeks later and I still didn'…

Universal Denies 'Jurassic Park IV' Rumours #jurassicpark

Over the weekend, the Internet was buzzing about a fourth Jurassic Park currently being in production. This is only a rumor.
The rumor started when a tourist took a photo of the Universal Studios' “Shooting Schedule.” The “Shooting Schedule” has Jurassic Park 4 filming on Stages 7, 10, 12, and 14 right after Desperate Housewives and Parenthood.
Universal has confirmed that Jurassic Park 4 is not filming nor is it anyway near production.

Clone Wars Meets Monkey Island #clonewars #monkeyisland

"-I will milk every drop of blood from your body! -How appropriate. You fight like a cow."
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You've seen the movie, now try the gadget #spielberg #minorityreport

Times are changing and Hollywood sci-fi dreams are becoming a technological reality. Stephen Cauchi finds out which big screen fantasies are now fact.RobotsStar Wars robots with human-like intelligence are still in the realm of fantasy, but there are some pretty good imitations around. Honda's ASIMO robot, which looks like a small astronaut, has a host of humanlike behaviours including responding to a handshake or wave, answering questions, facing people when spoken to, and avoiding hazards while walking.
Another favourite is the TOPIO 3.0 robot, the pick of the bunch at this year's Automatica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany, according to trade journal Technology and Industry News.
Produced by Vietnamese firm TOSY, TOPIO, which stands 1.88 metres tall and weighs 120 kilograms, is a bipedal humanoid robot designed to play table tennis. Its high-speed cameras allow it to calculate a shot after the ball has travelled just 20 centimetres from an opponent's paddle. A…

War Horse author honoured for contribution to rural life #spielberg #warhorse

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has been honoured by a Devon council for his contributions to rural life.

War Horse is set in the West Country during the First World War and recent filming of a film of Mr Morpurgo's book, directed by Steven Spielberg, took place in the Dartmoor village of Sheepstor.

Mr Morpurgo was named a Freeman of the Borough of West Devon and was credited with bringing "honour and distinction" to the value of rural life.

He and his wife Claire set up the charity Farms for City Children in Iddesleigh in 1976. The charity aims to expand the horizons of children from towns and cities all over the country by offering them the chance to spend a week in the countryside on one of the three farms — in Pembrokeshire, Devon and Gloucestershire.

"Michael and Clare Morpurgo and their team have achieved a remarkable experience for inner city children, introducing them to our rural way of life," Clr John Hockridge, the mayor of west De…

Spielberg and Hanks reunite at ’The Terminal’

In Steven Spielberg’s “The Terminal,” Tom Hanks is an Eastern European émigré marooned at JFK Airport.
The new film, based loosely on the true story of an Iranian man stranded at the Airport in Paris after the fall of the Shah, takes place within the claustrophobic confines of an airport terminal. This situation, which would seem like a nightmare for most of us, is endured by Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) after the government of his country, the fictitious Krakozia, is abolished following a military coup.
In “The Terminal,” Spielberg underscores the bureaucratic void that exists between our Homeland Security policies and the genuine needs of political exiles. The man who has said “I dream for a living” has created a frightening fable that juxtaposes the compelling allure of capitalism against the fragmented conditions of our globalized planet.
Tom Hanks, who has assured that he didnt become an actor to develop a personality cult or to get power over people. I went into this be…

First Images Of Spielberg's Terra Nova #spielberg #terranova