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I Love The Universal Intro To Their Blu-Rays And DVDS. Celebrating 100 Years @UniversalEnt

I do like the introduction to Universal Blu-rays and DVDs.  Celebrating 100 years of Universal Studios, I can never seem to skip this little intro from the studios.

Featuring scenes from Jurassic Park, E.T, Back to the Future, Schindler's List and more.  Listen out for the music from Amazing Stories too.

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Watch Videos From Last Weekends John Williams Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

Youtuber EyezOnJim68 was lucky enough to attend last weekends concert featuring one of the bearded trio, John Williams.  Here's a whole host of videos from the event for us to enjoy.











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Josh Brolin Talks Goonies And It's Sequel On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Josh Brolin was the guest on the American talk show 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'  It doesn't take long before the subject gets on to The Goonies and in particular the much anticipated and talked about sequel.  Brolin explains he wants to do it and that Spielberg has an idea but the waiting continues.

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Official Sherlock Convention Delayed Until 2015

A much anticipated Sherlock convention that was due to take place sometime this year has no been put back until next year.  The event is being organised by Massive Events in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd.

The organisers took to Facebook and posted the following:

"This has been one of the hardest tasks we have ever had to deal with and we now understand how difficult it must be to film the actual tv show as so many of the main cast are incredibly busy and popular!
"We just wanted to let you all know that we really do care and we want to deliver the most incredible event we can and that is why things are taking a bit more time that we originally anticipated."  Were you all set to attend this event this year?  Let us know your thoughts.

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'I told Lucas I'd be awful as Han Solo' - Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has revealed how he (and we must agree) would have made a bad Han Solo.

The Sunday Express said:
The action man has revealed he was up for Harrison Ford's iconic role and reluctantly turned up to audition for the part following the release of his breakout movie Rocky.
He took one look at Lucas and his sidekick upon entering the room and knew immediately he wasn't going to get the part.
Stallone recalls, "After you've seen 100 people, you get tired, so you just hope the guy in front of you disappears... I got nowhere.
"I said, 'Let me just make it easy for you; I would look like crap in Spandex, leotards and a ray gun. Guys from outer space don't have this kind of face'."
Guys like that do have faces like that in outer space but are normally from The Outer Rim.

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John Williams to perform at the Hollywood Bowl This Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day weekend don’t miss a famous maestro perform at the Hollywood Bowl. With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film music. The 5-time Academy Award winner will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in selections from some of his beloved movie hits and this year he welcomes special guest vocalist Seth MacFarlane to help salutes dance in the movies.



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PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF OVER 1000 PROPS FROM X-MEN To STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE

PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF OVER 1000 PROPS FROM FILM AND TELEVISION INCLUDING ITEMS FROM HALLE BERRY, AL PACINO, ALFRED HITCHCOCK, THE STAR TREK FRANCHISE, GRETA GARBO, SHARON STONE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FRANCHISE and DOLPHIN TALE 2 ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 EL SEGUNDO – Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 1000 movie and television props on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA. There will be a preview each day from 9-11am PT with the live auction beginning at 11am PT. Items include: THE GODFATHER PART II – Michael Corleone’s (Al Pacino) suit X-MEN – Ororo “Storm” Munroe’s (Halle Berry) costume including full leather and latex body suit with belt and “X” buckle and her silver capeX-MEN ORIGINS:  WOLVERINE – Wade “Deadpool” Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds) Katana SwordsDOLPHIN TALE 2 – several props and costumes from the film including the prosthetic dolphin tailsFRENZY – a production script fr…

MARVEL ANNOUNCES STAR WARS™ LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTIONS BEGINNING APRIL 2015

Latest press release from Marvel on the new Star Wars Epic range coming our way:
Marvel is excited to announce the release of an oversized dose of a galaxy far, far, away – Star Wars comics are coming to Marvel’s prestigious Epic Collection format - STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB.
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!
“We’re thrilled to be bringing our innovative Epic Collections to a galaxy far, far away,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ll be bouncing…

VIDEO:Star Wars Rebels: “Entanglement”

In “Entanglement,” a special Star Wars Rebels short, Zeb fails to meet with Kanan at a specified rendezvous point…and instead finds himself joyfully battling many, many stormtroopers.

Scheduled to premiere in October 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, Star Wars Rebels will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.



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George Lucas To Recieve SMPTE Award

George Lucas is among three technologists to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers highest accolade

Lucas is to receive an Honorary Membership in the body in recognition of his many contributions to entertainment technology, from founding Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar (which began as a division at ILM) and THX to advancing digital cinematography.
“In his determination to push the medium of cinema with new technologies and techniques, Lucas encountered both support and skepticism,” said SMPTE in its announcement. “It is now clear that his perseverance and vision were key factors in the eventual widespread adoption of digital cinematography in motion picture production.” Source: Variety


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Teufel’s Cinebar 52 THX – A soundbar with certified home cinema-grade sound

Fancy a soundbar that's THX certified?  Look no further than this impressive setup from Teufel.

Teufel Audio presents its successor to the multiple award-winning Cinebar 51 THX: The new Cinebar 52 THX. In addition to fulfilling the stringent criteria for THX certification for cinema sound, the new soundbar from the Berlin hi-fi manufacturer offers Dolby Virtual Speaker technology and multiple connections for audio and video sources. A more compact home cinema system at this level of quality is simply not available anywhere. Regarding the Cinebar 52 THX’s many advantages over standard soundbars, product manager Alexander Paul explained:
“It allows you to enjoy the director’s cut every time. With the Cinebar 52’s THX certification, we guarantee that movies sound just like the director intended. In addition, the use of Dolby Virtual Speaker technology creates a realistic surround sound atmosphere from a single loudspeaker enclosure.”
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Doctor Who Premiere Gives BBC America its Top-Rated Saturday Ever; Peter Capaldi Widely Praised

This past weekend saw the long-awaited premiere of series 8 of Doctor Who -- and the highly-anticipated arrival of Peter Capaldi as the latest incarnation of the Doctor.  Those two things combined translated into really big numbers for BBC America!

From Deadline Hollywood:

The Season 8 debut of Doctor Who on BBC America pulled in a record 2.2M viewers on August 23. Also, the Saturday’s 8:15 PM debut of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor in the long-running Time Lord series drew slightly more than 1 million adults 25-54. That’s a big jump from the 1.56M total viewers and 723,000 in the demo who watched the Season 7 premiere back in September 2012 — a record at the time. When added together with the 796,000 total viewers and 352,000 among the 25-54s with the 10 PM series debut of Intruders, August 23 was the channel’s highest-rated Saturday night ever.
In the U.K., the premiere on BBC One was the highest rated opening for Doctor Who since 2010:

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Lord of the Rings Voted No.1 By Classic FM Listeners. John Williams Has Most Entries.

Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings has once again been voted the number one soundtrack by Classic FM listeners.  That's five years in a row now.

John Williams' Star Wars was a close second and our favourite composer was the most represented in the top ten with four entries. Harry Potter was number 10, Jurassic Park number 7, Schindler's List number 4 and the previously mentioned Star Wars number 2.

But I have to question the listener's taste with Jaws only coming in at 31.  The other John Williams soundtracks in the list were

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 15
E.T. - 19
Superman - 26
Close Encounters - 48
Seven Years in Tibet - 57
War of the Worlds - 77
Empire of the Sun - 79
War Horse - 99

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Win The Amazing Spider-Man 2 On Blu-Ray #AmazingSpiderMan2

Win THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 on Blu-ray!  The Bearded Trio has two copies of this action packed movie featuring everyone's favourite web-slinging hero, Spider-Man.
Marc Webb’s epic telling of the Spider-Man story continues when THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 swings onto Blu-ray and DVD this September 1st and to celebrate we've got 2 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away completely free!

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise their iconic roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who face their most dangerous adversaries yet. In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Peter Parker finds there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing his role as New York City’s hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Spider-Man faces his greatest battle yet. 

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Steven Spielberg Pays Tribute To Richard Attenborough

Steven Spielberg who worked with Richard Attenborough on the 1993 smash hit, Jurassic Park paid tribute to the english actor and director who he described as his 'dear friend.'

‘Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life – family, friends, country and career.

‘He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park.

‘He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him.’


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Monkey Island's Ron Gilbert Is The Guest On This Weeks Monday Night Carlo

Good friend, Carl Eggett has posted his latest Monday Night Carlo podcast and its an extra special one this week.  For all you retro gamers out there then this episode is a must listen as none other that Monkey Island's Ron Gilbert joins the show to chat about Monkey Island and other retro gaming goodness.

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Lord Attenborough Has Died At the Age Of 90

Really sad news tonight as acting legend, Lord Richard Attenborough, star of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park has passed away at the age of 90.  The BBC broke the news.

The news website report:

He died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told BBC News.
Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.
In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.
As a director he was perhaps best known for Gandhi, which won two Oscars.
Lord Attenborough had been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years, BBC arts editor Will Gompertz said.
He had also been in a wheelchair since falling down stairs 6 years ago, our correspondent added.
His family is expected to make a full statement tomorrow.


Gandhi and Richard Attenborough Win Best Picture and Directing: 1983 Oscars


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VIDEO: Star Wars, The Old Republic Guild Flagships Launch Trailer

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Sir Patrick Stewart Takes On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Gets It Right!

We've seen numerous celebrities take up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  The original idea was to donate money to the ALS Association OR tip a bucket of ice water over yourself.  It seems the challenge has evolved into just pouring water over yourself and donating.

I'm not complaining as it's been entertaining to watch.  But Sir Patrick Stewart has read the rules and just like the Captain he played in Star Trek The Next Generation done things properly by thinking things through first.



In comparison to the other Captain from Star Trek, William Shatner goes in all guns blazing before asking questions.



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Khan himself, Benedict Cumberbatch adds a little humour to his challenge which was for MND. Donate to www.justgiving.com/mndassoc (Worldwide)
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One Of The Best Doctor Who Collections I've Seen. Check Out These Photos

Today we're going to be treated to more Doctor Who as Peter Capaldi picks up the sonic screw driver from Matt Smith tonight in the latest season of everyone's favourite time traveller on BBC1 and BBC America.

To celebrate I thought I would show you one of the best Doctor Who collections I've seen.  A good friend of mine, Chris allowed me to take a few photos of his geek room which contains all things from Star Wars and Star Trek but mainly the room consists of Doctor Who.  What he doesn't know about the doctor isn't worth knowing.  Check out these photos.  I've slipped in there a few photos of his Star Trek ship collection too.

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Star Wars: Commander - Announcement Trailer. Free To Play App

Free-to-play Star Wars: Commander lets you take over the galaxy with The Empire or command the Rebel Alliance as they strive for freedom.

Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars: Commander, a free-to-play combat strategy game exclusively for iOS first. In the game, fans will join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire to recruit and lead an unstoppable force across the Star Wars galaxy in epic battles to claim ultimate victory for their side.

Star Wars: Commander features the full array of vehicles, weapons and technology from the Star Wars universe. Players who rally to the Rebellion will call upon iconic heroes such as Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia to support missions for justice and freedom, while leaders of the Imperial forces will command AT-ATs, TIE fighters and Stormtroopers to gain control of the galaxy.


Star Wars: Commander also offers an original Star Wars storyline set within the Galactic Civil War of Episodes IV – VI, where “commanders” det…