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The Clone Wars On Netflix UK? The Wait Goes On @NetflixUK

By now you should be aware that "Season Six" of The Clone Wars is heading to Netflix USA at the beginning of March.  In fact Germany are enjoying the series right now. Last week I tweeted to Netflix UK the ultimate question for us British Netflix subscribers who want more Clone Wars in this country.  "When are we going to get more Clone Wars over here?" Well thanks to a recently created twitter account called Clone Wars UK  we have an answer and its not good news.  Netflix UK tweeted back to them the following response: @SWCWNetflixUK We don't have any news on that just yet. As soon as we have any we'll announce it. — Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 28, 2014 Well there you have it.  Not the response we were after here in the UK.  We will have to continue to wait in frustration.  Clouded the future is. Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Rare Jaws Photos To Be Auctioned For $30,000

Do you have $30000 spare and a massive Jaws fan?  Well these rare and fantastic photos could be yours. Rare behind-the-scenes photographs taken on the set of classic movie Jaws are to be sold at auction after surfacing almost 40 years later. The pictures include shots of star Roy Scheider, who played shark-hunting police chief Brody in the legendary 1975 film, and director Steven Spielberg. There are also several pictures of the giant mechanical rubber shark that wreaked terror on the fictional seaside resort of Amity. Along with the photo album, the archive includes red and orange life jackets worn by Spielberg, Scheider and co-stars Robert Shaw who played 'Quint' and Richard Dreyfuss who starred as 'Hooper'. The life vests are marked with 'Jaws' and 'Orca'. The archive was amassed by a nautical technician who worked on the set. It is being sold by his family through Nate D Sanders auctioneers of Los Angeles with a pre-sale estimate of $30

New Episode Of RebelForce Radio Now Available With Topher Grace And An Exclusive Annoucement.

What a week for Star Wars news.  A new trailer for "the lost missions" of The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels news and casting rumours.  Who's going to make sense of this plethora of information?  Look no further than RebelForce Radio. Not content to cypher through the Star Wars news, the team are actually making news with an exclusive of their own.  Joining the team is Topher Grace form That 70's Show. Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio. Topher Grace (That 70's Show) give us all the deets about his new website and makes an exclusive announcement that will be of interest to Star Wars fans. Bonus: Kyle Newman is along for the ride! Plus, a new trailer for The Clone Wars Lost Missions was released this week and we take you through it shot-by-shot; Dave Filoni weighs in on the Jango Fett: Mando or no debate; David Allen Grier opens up about his involvement in the Star Wars NPR Radio Dramas, and Chris Rock celebrates Black H

Spielberg to join Detroit Symphony for benefit

Steven Spielberg  and composer  John Williams  will join the  Detroit Symphony Orchestra  for a special benefit concert on June 14. Williams will conduct the DSO as it performs selections from some of his most popular scores, including "Star Wars," '' Harry Potter ," ''Jaws," ''E.T.," ''Indiana Jones," ''Schindler's List" and more. Spielberg will join Williams to host the second half of the evening. He'll present selections from his decades-long artistic collaboration with Williams, including selected film clips projected on an oversized screen above the orchestra. Tickets will be available starting April 14 for the concert, which will benefit the Detroit Symphony. Both Spielberg and Williams are donating their services for the event. Williams last conducted the DSO in 2008. Source: THE BEARDE

New Episode: RebelForce Radio Present Star Wars The Music Of John Williams

Time to join Jimmy Mac and David Collins to talk John Williams and Star Wars.  Perfect. Star Wars Oxygen is back to dig deep into the soundtrack music of Star Wars…The oxygen of the film as brilliantly composed by John Williams. This month,  David Collins and Jimmy Mac continue to provide opinions, analysis, and appreciation for the music of Episode IV: A New Hope.  In this episode, we visit the Mos Eisley Cantina to listen to Figrin D’an & The Modal Nodes perform a couple of memorable tracks, we visit “The Land of the Jawas”, and consider the 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a different light. Plus, unused music from the trash compactor, and the drama of a TIE Fighter attack will have you shouting “Here they come!” along with the music. All this and more great music this month on Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 4 Listen to the show now. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 To Be Released On March 4th. Watch The Trailer Here.

Those good fellows over at Telltale Games have informed us that the next episode in the excellent Walking Dead series is almost upon us.  Seriously, if you haven't played these yet then you are missing out on pure gaming gold.  I can't get enough of them. Episode 2 - 'A House Divided' will release on Tuesday, March 4th for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation®Network in North America for $4.99 USD individually, or as part of a season pass option including access to Episodes 1-5 as they are released. The episode will also release on Tuesday, March 4th for PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Games online store, and other digital distribution outlets as part of a season pass. Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Who You Gonna Call? Lego Ghostbusters Of Course

This will make you feel old.  Ghostbusters is 30 years old this year.  I know!  Well to celebrate the anniversary, Lego are treating us fans to their first ever Ghostbusters Lego set. The 508-piece Lego set features the team’s paranormal detection equipment, iconic Ghostbusters logo and the four figures will all have their ghost-hunting backpacks. Super-fan Brent Waller got the chance to design the kit, on sale in June, after receiving more than 10,000 votes as part of Lego’s CUUSOO campaign to allow fans to come up with their own sets. Read more at here THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Richard Dreyfuss Gets Emotional Meeting Robert Shaw's Granddaughter

If you don't get a little emotional watching this then you must have a heart of a great white.  Richard Dreyfuss is currently touring Ireland and yesterday on a talk show he met Robert Shaw's Granddaughter.  Watch how he gets emotional.  No other words.  Just watch. The star of Jaws and Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss was in Dublin to promote his new movie "Cas & Dylan". Watch the full episode at and see more at THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25M to U. of C. Lab Schools

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson could possibly be the most generous couple in the US right now.  They're donating $25m to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools bringing their total donations to Chicago Institutions to more than $50m. At Hobson and Lucas' request, the building will be named the Gordon Parks Arts Hall in honor of Parks, the first African-American staff photographer for Life magazine and later the first African-American to direct a major Hollywood movie, his most famous film being 1971's "Shaft." Rogers said he believes the arts hall will be the first building on the University of Chicago campus named after an African-American. Hobson and Lucas declined an interview request, but the university provided statements from both. "It was important to us that the University of Chicago campus have a building named for an African American, given the diverse community in which it sits, and the outstanding contributions to our society by peop

Own A Full Size Gremlin For $168 One Day Deal!

Ever fancied owning your own full size Gremlin?  (Who hasn't?)  Well Entertainment Earth's deal of the day is this beauty.  What makes it's even more attractive is the price.  Today only she's yours for just $168.  Normally she charges $240.  Grab her before midnight (ahem.) 30-inches tall! Greta the Female Gremlin is frighteningly beautiful! Limited edition prop replica based on Gremlins 2. Cast directly from an original film-used stunt puppet! This Gremlins Greta Female Gremlin Life-Size Stunt Puppet Prop Replica from NECA was cast directly from an original film-used stunt puppet and hand painted, making it an incredibly authentic and realistic reproduction. From the second Gremlins movie, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, she's so lifelike you’ll swear you're at the Clamp Center! Made from rubber and latex, the 1:1 scale Greta Gremlin Replica includes a custom metal stand and measures nearly 30-inches tall. She's frighteningly beautiful! Limited to onl

VIDEO: Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Lost Missions: Trailer. STAR WARS AT ITS BEST!

In the unlikely situation where you might have forgotten how good The Clone Wars was, then all you need to do is watch this new trailer for the upcoming Lost Missions airing on Netflix in March.  This is Star Wars at its best.  Turn up the sound, max to full screen and get ready for goose bumps. Watch a special trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Lost Missions, coming to Netflix on March 7, 2014. Previewing the long-awaited final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this trailer offers a glimpse into the various story arcs of The Lost Missions. Yoda communes with Qui-Gon Jinn and is sent on a journey; Jedi Master Plo Koon discovers Sifo-Dyas' lightsaber and a clue to the creation of the clone army; Count Dooku looks to protect the secret of Order 66; Anakin Skywalker rescues Padmé Amidala; and Mace Windu battles multiple foes. Source:   Star Wars Youtube THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Fan Made Jurassic World Trailer. "Every Major Theme Parks Have Delays"

Fan of The Bearded Trio, Paul O'Brien informed up of this rather impressive and convincing fan teaser he made for the upcoming and much anticipated Jurassic World. With the tag line "All Major Theme Parks Have Delays" it really does tease you and leave you wanting more.  Check it out below. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Sad News: Harold Ramis From Ghostbusters Has Died Age 69

Actor, director and writer Harold Ramis has sadly died at the age of 69. He was best known for his potrayal as one of the Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler but was also the writer for the movie and its sequel. Ramis acknowledged that the film was his most memorable work but took pride in its longevity. "People love Ghostbusters in a really big way," he said in 2009. "Parents loved it for their kids. Teachers loved it. "We got mail from teachers who said they loved that kids were playing Ghostbusters at recess because it was a non-violent game that didn't divide the kids into good guys and bad guys and the games were very co-operative. It's really had some power." His other credits included the excellent Caddyshack and Analyze This He died of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his agent told the BBC. Source: BBC THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE

Video Tribute To The Late And Great Richard Marquand.

To back up our campaign to have a sound stage at the recently announced Pinewood Studios Cardiff named after Richard Marquand also from Cardiff we bring you this video tribute to the Return of the Jedi director. His input and talent is overlooked especially the input he brought to Star Wars.  We hope this video will highlight some of that talent that resulted in one of the best Star Wars movies.  Featuring rare audio and video interviews with the director and behind the scenes photos and video. Watch the video here. Sign the petition here. Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals He's A Bad Time-Keeper. Once Kept Spielberg Waiting

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he is "notoriously bad" at time-keeping, very un-Sherlock of him.  He revealed he was late for a meeting with War Horse director Steven Spielberg and also admitted that being punctual is not one of his strongest points in an In Conversation discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. "There are parameters you have to work within as an actor, and sometimes they are difficult to maintain. Time-keeping is one of them and I'm notoriously bad at that," he said. "And learning your lines. I'm alright at that some of the time and sometimes it can get overwhelming. There are good days and bad days." Source THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Coffee With Kenobi & The Bearded Trio Update

Hello all! Dan Z. of Coffee With Kenobi here: one of the perks of working so closely with the Bearded Trio is that myself, Cory, and our Media Specialist, Lisa, get to write for the Bearded Trio.  A huge honor, to be sure, and we are delighted. In addition, look for Rob to post on our site, Coffee With Kenobi as well.  Have an idea or suggestion you would like to see us write about?  Let us know, and we will make it happen!  Thanks again to Rob for all of his support and encouragement! Dan Z. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Who Will Win An Oscar? COMPETITION. Win BFI Memberships.

The Oscars are less than a week away.  Who will win best picture?  What about best actor and actress?  If, like me you like to predict the outcome of the Academy Awards then this competition is for you. Now there's a competition running where they want you to predict the winners across 12 categories at this weekend's Oscars.  The prizes are tuned to movie buffs too.  You could win the top membership to the British Film Institute.  Being a member of the BFI could see you being invited to some of the hottest movie events throughout the year. It's so simple to enter.  Just click on the link below and make your predictions.  Gravity all the way for me by the way.  However, I'm hoping for John Williams for best score.  The Book Thief soundtrack is a must listen.  Can't forget Industrial Light & Magic for best special FX.  Good luck to them and good luck to you. Rob @welshslider a Rafflecopter giveaway Oscar Predictions competition Win a Champ

All Your Star Wars Rebels Characters In One Place

Here are the seven characters from Star Wars Rebels all on one page. The Inquisitor, Ezra Bridger, Zeb Orrelios, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, and the astromech droid "Chopper all feature in the picture. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Is Honesty the best Policy? Look To Star Wars For The Answer

Becca Benjamin has posted an intriguing blog post over on the Coffee With Kenobi website and asks the question, Is honesty the best policy?  On the surface you may say "of course!"  Becca digs deeper and turns to Star Wars to find the ultimate answer: Ah, the infamous line: “So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.”-Obi-wan Kenobi/Ben Ever since I can remember, this dialog has intrigued me.  Even more after the Prequel Trilogy was complete. It’s fascinating how someone could alter the truth in such a way, that they actually perceived/deemed it as “acceptable.”  Not to mention, to pass it along without finding fault or accepting ownership in any wrongdoing on his part. “You’ll find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly upon your own point of view.” – Obi-wan Let me just point out, this would not be permissible in a court of law. Modifying the truth, to your liking, would be considered a LIE (tampering with evidence) during a trial.

RebelForce Radio This Week Have Daniel Logan On Board For EXCLUSIVE Interview.

It's Friday and that means another RebelForce Radio. This week the guys have none other than Daniel Logan on board for an exclusive interview. Jasona and Jimmy also tackle the recent plethora of Rebels news. What a busy week for Lucasfilm and Star Wars Rebels! Just about everyday this week, we were treated to reveals of the entire core cast of characters set to inhabit their ship The Ghost in the highly-anticipated animated series. We discuss each new character and consider the potential impact they may have on the Saga. And, as we continue to tackle the Boba Fett reboot rumors, we are joined by actor Daniel Logan to get his take. It’s a RebelForce Radio EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW you will not want to miss! Plus, Clone Wars Lost Missions, a Lego Movie Star Wars cameo, and “Jango Fett: Mando or no”… What do we think? You have to listen to find out! So much Star Wars goodness in one show might seem impossible, but yet we pull it off again this week on RebelForce Radio. CLICK HERE TO

Campaign To Get Pinewood Studios Stage Named After Richard Marquand Gathers Speed

Our campaign to get one of the sound stages at the recently announced Pinewood Studios, Cardiff named after Cardiff-born Richard Marquand is gathering speed.  Posted on Jedi News , Rebelforce Radio's Facebook page , being tweeted by the official Star Wars Twitter feed and now appearing on the popular Metro website . Mark Newbold and James Burns of Jedi News contribute to the site and keep readers up to date with the latest news on Star Wars and it was this story they chose to run with: With the recent announcement of Pinewood Studios’ decision to build a new studio in Cardiff, a petition has been started by a Welsh Star Wars website to have one of those stages named after the director of Return of the Jedi. With the new Pinewood Studios Wales being based at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog, it will be a part of Pinewoods’ global network and the Welsh government hopes the 180,000 sq ft complex will generate an estimated £90m for the Welsh economy. But at this

New Star Wars Rebels Character Revealed: Hera.

The final hero for Star Wars Rebels has been announced, Hera.  She's a Twi'lek and is going to be voiced by the talented actress, Vanessa Marshall.  As Dave Filoni put it "she is a strong minded character" but Marshall also said she will be "warm and caring at the same time."  Entertainment Weekly grabbed the exclusive along with a video showing all the characters together for the first time.  EW: Meet Hera, the pilot for the Ghost crew of rebels fighting the Empire. She’s a Twi’lek (having those long head-tail things) and is voiced by actress Vanessa Marshall (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy). “She is a very strong-minded character,” says Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, “kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.” “Every time we get a script I’m breathless with anticipation,” Marshall adds, “because I want to see where we’re going too.” Check out Hera’s video intro: Watch the video

What Do You Get When You Combine Cloverfield With Roger Rabbit? TOONOCALYPSE.

What do you get when you combine Cloverfield with Roger Rabbit and a little bit of 90s video game, Toonstruck?  Toonocalypse. Aliens known as "Toons" arrive on earth and struggle to integrate into society.  The movie centres around two students as they document the arrival of these Toons and, more worryingly their change after a year into something a bit more frightening and less cute. Take a look at the video above and you will see the quality involved here.  It looks fantastic and the clever guys behind the scenes need your help to make the movie a reality.  There is a Kickstarter campaign kicking off to make this a reality and they need your help.  But its not all take.  In return for your money they are willing to give some great gifts away.  From posters, digital downloads and music, to being mentioned in the credits.  In fact you get something from as little as £5.  Ever fancied being an Executive Producer?  Well for £300 that can come true! check out the detai

First Ever Ellen Ripley Action Figure With Sigourney Ripley On The Way - First Look!

It's hard to think that 35 years after the classic movie, Alien, we are still waiting for an action figure of Ellen Ripley with Sigourney Weaver's likeness.  Well the wait is over.  We were sent a press release from National Entertainment Collectibles Association and with it a sneak peak at the concept art for the figure. This is going to be one to look out for and we will keep you updated on this chest bursting news. Press release below 35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film ALIEN, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide. National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieut

Warwick Davis wrote to George Lucas at 13 asking for Star Wars toys

Return of the Jedi star, Warwick Davis wrote to George Lucas when he was 13 asking the director for Star Wars toys. Davis played Wicket the Ewok in Lucas's in 1983 film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He wrote in the letter, posted on Reddit and dated May 20, 1983: "Dear Mr. Lucas, My name is Warwick. I hope you remember me, I helped you make the new Star Wars film last year. "I hear that the film is being released in this country on June 2nd and that a few of the toy shops in London have some of the new figures." I remember writing to Kenner thanking them for their range of Star Wars figure when I was about 10.  I even included Han's gun from my collection.  I didn't get a reply.  Off to cry now. Rob @welshslider Source: Digitalspy THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

VIDEO: Leonard Maltin Interviews George Lucas, Part 2: The Empire Strikes Back

Once again we get a retro gem from the official StarWars Youtube channel .  This time it's part two of the Leonard Maltin interview with George Lucas In the second installment of Leonard Maltin's interview with Star Wars creator George Lucas, the two discuss the critically acclaimed Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. Maltin calls The Empire Strikes Back "a totally successful film in its own right, as well as one of the most popular sequels ever made." After the release of Star Wars, a success beyond Lucas' expectations, Lucas was ready to continue his story. Originally, his script for Star Wars was massive, and he cut it into segments; The Empire Strikes Back was just the next phase of a story he'd already plotted. Maltin asks about the biggest overall difference between Episode IV and Episode V, noting that the latter is considered a darker picture. "It is a darker film," Lucas says, "because in the first act you introduce ever

George Lucas presents career award to Randy Thom

The MPSE Golden Reel Awards took place on February 16th and George Lucas was there to present a special award to Randy Thom. The MPSE awards honours Motion Picture Sound Editors and as George Lucas presented the award to Thom he had this to say about sound editors: “the backs on which the entire film industry rests.” Lucas presented a special award to Randy Thom.  Thom has been nominated for 14 Oscars, an Emmy, a Grammy, and has won two Academy Awards for “The Incredibles” and “The Right Stuff.” Lucas used to call Thom the “sound Buddha” because for the first 10 years working together Lucas never heard him say anything.  “[Thom] just adds things in without having to question everything,” Lucas said. “Gravity”, “Frozen” and “Captain Phillips” took home top awards in feature film, along with “The Great Gatsby” for best sound editing of music. “Captain Phillips” won best editing for dialogue and ADR, “Gravity” for best sound effects and Foley and “Frozen” received best music i

Pinewood Film Company To Expand To Wales UK. New Studio On The Way

Pinewood Studios continues to expand and is heading to Wales, my neck of the woods.  In fact its just down the road from me.  Couple this with BBC Wales Studios creating gems such as Doctor Who and Sherlock and its clear to see that South Wales is becoming a Mecca for British made quality movies and TV. The famous film company Pinewood is to set up a new studio in Cardiff. Pinewood Studios Wales will be based at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog and will form part of the company's global network. The deal was announced on Monday by First Minister Carwyn Jones and Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy. The Welsh government hopes the 180,000 sq ft complex will generate an estimated £90m for the economy. "Attracting such an iconic global brand as Pinewood is wonderful news for Wales," Mr Jones said. "This high-profile investment is of significant economic value to Wales while the partnership between the Welsh government and Pinewood offers

Two Teaser Videos For Star Wars Rebels Released.

Two teaser trailers have been released today for the upcoming and much anticipated Star Wars Rebels.  Although not giving much away especially in the character department, it does give an indication of the animation style.  What do you think?  Let us know over on our Facebook page THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Video Explaining Star Wars New Character, EZRA

The official Star Wars Youtube channel bring us a real treat.  A short video introducing us to Ezra who was announced as one of the characters yesterday via TVGuide. In Star Wars Rebels, fans will see the rise of the Rebellion through Ezra: a 14-year-old con artist who learns to fight for a greater good. The seemingly-reluctant hero is revealed here in a video filled with character concept art, early animation, and creator interviews. Growing up on his own in the age of the Empire, Ezra has had to rely on his wit and cunning to get by. As voice actor Taylor Gray explains, "He's very street-smart, he's a pickpocket, he's a little thief. But he's doing it all because he needs to survive." Executive producer Dave Filoni adds that Ezra is not a bad kid. Although he may enjoy stealing from the Empire, his behavior has been influenced by the world around him - a world that is under Imperial control.  But his hard life has also made his world smaller. &quo