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Blank Dreamworks Background To Create Your Own

Here is a blank Dreamworks background so you can create your own logo with the famous Dreamworks background.  Click image to see bigger version.  Save the image for its original resolution.

Barry Sonnenfeld Explains Why Justin Bieber Is an Alien

"This will get me into trouble," Sonnenfeld laughed. "But my theory behind Justin Bieber is that he's from Canada." The director then explained a larger theory behind aliens in Canada, in which an undisclosed alien species was planning to come down and live in the U.S., and therefore sent spies here – but when they tried to transmit the data back to their home planets, "3 percent of it got scrambled in the transmission" so the settlers got the wrong coordinates and ended up in Canada instead. "Canadians are 97 point something percent like Americans," he joked, "except that they're way too nice and if you go into their homes, you'll go, 'Interesting! Fireplace in the bathroom.'" Therefore, he said, certain Canadians are quite possibly aliens. Anyone who is too good at sports is also a suspect alien. "There was a Chinese seven-foot basketball player, Yao Ming, who is retired now," Sonnenfeld noted. "Bu…

Five Characters Revealed in Ron Gilbert's Upcoming Game

Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has begun revealing a new character a day from his unannounced upcoming game at Double Fine Productions (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts) at his blog, Grumpy Gamer.
Here's what we've seen of the cast list so far: The scientist; a woman wearing over-sized red horn-rimmed glasses and a labcoat.The Adventurer; a blonde woman in a fighter pilot getup.The Time Traveller; a woman with a glowing blue Geordi La Forge-esque visor with matching bracelets and a helmet.The Hillbilly; a bearded sparse-toothed yokel in a tattered straw hat.The monk; A man in a red toga whose shaved head and shifty eyes seem all kinds of suspicious. Additionally, a piece of concept art was sent to Joystiq in the form of a puzzle, along with a spooky skeletal version of Double Fine's already demented Siamese-twin logo. Whatever this new game it, it appears to be a goofy spin on horror, which is unsurprising given that Gilbert created Manic Mansion and Double Fine founder, Tim S…

George Lucas "Moving Away From" Lucasfilm

In this months Empire magazine they interview George Lucas and as he hinted at a few months back George is going to semi retire.

George Lucas - "I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."

The magazine is out tomorrow.

MMOs the 'toughest' sector of games - Bioware Lead Designer

BioWare associate lead designer says massively multiplayer online space is most challenging, claims Star Wars MMO boasts an enviable subscriber base.

"The MMO is the toughest part of the game industry without a doubt and we live in tough economic times in general," he said. "So that's very unfortunate, and on a personal level it's quite difficult to to have people that you've been working with for a long time that you know personally, you go to their barbecue and you meet their families and it's never easy. I doubt it'd be easy in any industry for anyone, but it happens."

Lusinchi went on to note that the team working on The Old Republic remains "one of the largest in the industry," and mentioned the studio has a "complete and detailed plan" for the rest of the year. Looking back at the game's first six months, Lusinchi was pleased with how The Old Republic has progressed.

"I think we did a good job of listening to t…

AT-AT Computer Case Mod @Starwars

Check out this amazing PC Case mod in the shape of an Imperial Walker.  It boasts an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU, 8 gigs of RAM (come on, boost that to 32) a Sapphire 6870 video card and some glowing red cold cathodes all nestled within an Star Wars AT-AT Walker. Sick right?

check out for more pics

More Rare Photos Of Carrie Fisher As Princess Leia

Jurassic Park Discovery Center, Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando, (HD 1080p)

Interview With Erik Sharkey, Director Of Drew Struzan The Man Behind The Poster

If you are a fan of Steven Spielberg or George Lucas then you no doubt know the works of Drew Struzan.  The man who brought us unforgettable movie posters such as the Indiana Jones movies, the Back To The Future Trilogy and the Star Wars prequels to name but a few. Movie posters that are now en grained in the memories of fans throughout the years.  If there was any man in the movie industry that deserves a documentary made about him its Drew Struzan.  Erik Sharkey is doing just that, a documentary called Drew: The Man Behind The Poster.  The documentary will feature interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo  del Toro, Frank Darabont and the man himself Drew Struzan.  Now if that's not a documentary worth watching I don't know what is.

I asked Erik if he would answer a few questions for The Bearded Trio and he very kindly agreed.

Rob Wainfur: Lets start with an obvious question. What is your favourite movie poster by the man himself…

R2-D2 Coffee Maker @starwars

Why has it taken this long?  An R2 coffee maker.  What's next?  A can recycling trash compactor?

Carbon Freeze Me experience at Star Wars Weekends 2012, Walt Disney World

Spike TV To Announce New Star Wars Game Next Week has posted a press release announcing Spike TV are partnering with Lucasarts to exclusively announce the latest Star Wars game.

It will be announced on Thursday, May 31, as a part of the pre-E3 episode of Spike’s hit video game show “GTTV,” followed by the live world gameplay premiere of this new “Star Wars” franchise during the network’s “E3 All Access Live” prime time special on June 4 at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT."

You can read the press release here

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Coming To Blu-Ray

What a year for Spielberg fans and Blu-Ray lovers.  First Indiana Jones, Jaws in August and now E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is landing sometime in Fall.  It will be a collector's edition with 7.1 surround sound so you can listen to that John Williams soundtrack in all its wonderful glory.  Also according to the trailer below the movie has been digitally remastered from the original 35mm.  As usual the Blu-Ray will be accompanied by hours of extras but no details as of yet.  We'll keep you informed here at The Bearded Trio.
Rob Wainfur The Bearded Trio

Battleship - Industrial Light & Magic: The industry standard

A short behind the scene look of the work that ILM put together for the awesome VFX in the new blockbuster Battleship, with director Peter Berg

Star Wars Is 35 Today. Happy Birthday Here's A Selection Of Rare Behind The Scenes Pics

Drew Struzan To Appear On The Next Forcecast Podcast

Just a heads up that the next Forcecast podcast will feature none other than Drew Struzan.  Check out the website for more details

Also make sure you check out for the upcoming documentary movie that investigates the man behind the posters.  Featuring interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Michael J Fox to name just a few.


Falling Skies, the epic series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, stars Noah Wyle. The second season of Falling Skies will air as part of TNT’s summer 2012 lineup. Falling Skies takes place in the aftermath of an all-out invasion by an alien military force. Wyle stars as Tom Mason, a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, who must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilians. Falling Skies also stars Moon Bloodgood as Dr. Ann Glass, a pediatrician who has become the survivors’ primary physician; Will Patton as Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander of the 2nd Massachusetts, the team of civilian-soldiers whose job it is to protect the survivors; and Drew Roy, Tom’s oldest son who is just about to turn 18. In the second season of Falling Skies, viewers will learn what happens to Tom after his decision to go wi…

John Williams SpaceCamp Training Montage Soundtrack.

Relive the 80's with this rather rare track from the movie SpaceCamp.  The soundtrack is by no other than John Williams.  The track name is called Training Montage  Enjoy

Jaws Certificate Raised From PG To 12A By BBFC

The PG certificate of Jaws has always struck many as a strange decision, due to its frightening suspense and gory shark attacks. Now, 37 years since its original release, the BBFC have granted Jaws a 12A certificate for its upcoming theatrical re-release. Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller about a great white shark which terrorises a small beach community, was first released uncut in 1975 with an ‘A’ certificate – which meant that the film may be unsuitable for younger children. Following its theatrical release, Jaws was then later certified as ‘PG’ for all subsequent releases on VHS and DVD. Although it might seem unusual for a film to have its certification upped to a higher rating, this certainly isn’t the first time the BBFC have done so. Just last year a theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters was also raised from a PG to a 12A due to sexual innuendo – or to be more precise, the scene in which a ghost fellates Dan Aykroyd. In the case of both Jaws and Ghostbusters, no certificate…

ILM teams with China's Base FX: Strategic alliance covers effects work on Hollywood films

Industrial Light & Magic has struck a strategic alliance with Beijing-based vfx studio Base FX, an Emmy Award winner for its work on "Boardwalk Empire."

Under the terms of the deal, Base will be exclusive to ILM for vfx work on Hollywood studio features. Base will still be at liberty to work without ILM on Chinese films, indie pics and TV.

Base has been a significant subcontractor for ILM for some time, having done entire sequences for "Super 8," "I Am Number Four," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" and the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."

ILM will help supervise Base's efforts on pics where they are working together.

Base was founded in 2003 by Chris Bremble. Besides "Boardwalk Empire," Base contributed vfx to HBOproductions "The Pacific" and "Grey Gardens."

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The Old Republic Developer Announces Lay-offs

Redundancies have hit The Old Republic causing speculation that the quality MMO is in trouble.  EA shares have taken a battering over the last few months trading the lowest in 12 months.

The announcement came on the official forums for The Old Republic, in a post by Bioware co-founder Greg Zeschuk. The message, attributed to both Zeschuk and Bioware’s other co-founder, Ray Muzyka, confirmed that Bioware Austin has undergone “restructuring,” laying off an undetermined number of employees.

Looking forward, the studio remains vibrant and passionate about our many upcoming initiatives for Star Wars: The Old Republic. We still have a very substantial development team working on supporting and growing the game, and we feel we are in a strong position, with your continued involvement and feedback, to continue to build Star Wars: The Old Republic as one of the most compelling and successful online experiences in the world today. There are many strong initiatives planned for cool new content and…

Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Ambient Sounds And Roars

Here the powerful roars from the famous T Rex from the movie Jurassic Park.

Coming Soon to STAR WARS: The Old Republic

check out a sneak preview of what to expect in the next update for Star Wars The Old Republic

Rumour - Hook's Rufio Actor Dante Basco Talking About Prequel

Crave Online has word from actorDante Basco, who played the lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dude, Rufio, is in the middle of developing a prequel that follows that very character. Basco, who is now 36-years old, will not be reprising his role, but as a producer he's already locked down Rpin Suwannath, who was once rebooting Zorro, lined up to direct. Basco told Crave briefly: "Actually there’s a film in development, the Rufio film, where a hotshot group of kids from the East Coast graduated and they wrote this whole script, the prequel to Hook and it’s the Rufio story. We have it right now with a director, Rpin Suwannath who’s doing the new Zorro for Fox. He has the script and he’s attached to the film and I’m attached to produce so that’s actually in development right now which’ll be cool, a Rufio for a whole new generation. The storyline is crazy actually. These guys have a whole storyline of how he gets the Mohawk. The whole story’s crazy. These guys came with th…

Steven Spielberg Admires Animators (1978)

Steven Spielberg came to AFI in 1978 for a seminar with AFI Fellows. In this clip he talks about how he admires the pre-visualization skills of animators.

Amazing #Goonies Art by ChristianBravery - Must Look

Master Yoda, I Found Your Graduation Photo... #starwars

Thanks to Matt Stitch Lewis for the heads up.

Lightsaber battle breaks out at Swindon.

HUNDREDS of noble visitors from galaxies far, far away – or other towns and cities, at least – came together for an epic battle in Swindon. Nearly 500 people headed to the Steam Museum on Saturday, armed with lightsabers and determined to break a world record. The lightsaber battle was the highlight of the Sci-Fi Superheroes weekend that marks the end of the popular Sci-Fi exhibition at Steam, which has been running since March. Visitors were joined by a host of characters from the Star Wars movies including three Darth Vaders, Chewbacca and the Jedi Knights.

The Old Republic’s 1.3 Patch Revealed

Version 1.3 is on its way and its called Allies.  One of the main updates is a group finder giving you an automated way to link up with others to quest and head into Flashpoints and Operations.

Read an interview with lead game designer Daniel Erickson at IGN

Pearson residents participate in Indiana Jones romp through campus

This video is of the second annual Indiana Jones Run. Done by the men of Pearson Scholarship Hall at the University of Kansas the week before finals. 

Doctor Who Tardis Corset #DoctorWho

Well you've seen the R2 swimsuit (Check it out here) but now the world just got that little bit more complete with this Tardis corset from and will set you back $225 USD or free if you pay with your psychic papers.