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Apollo 13 Reacts To Star Wars

This is an extremely clever mash up of the Apollo 13 crew and other characters watching the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Movieclip Trailers have done an exceptional job with this one and it works perfectly.  Take a look:




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Star Wars Rebels Gets A Third Season

THE REBELS CARRY THE FIGHT AGAINST THE EMPIRE INTO A THIRD SEASON 
OF THE HIT ANIMATED SERIES "STAR WARS REBELS"

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series "Star Wars Rebels" from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016. It was announced today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.

In making the announcement, Buhaj said, "We are proud to bring our audience a third season of 'Star
Wars Rebels,' a series that has resonated across generations." Buhaj added, "The creative team behind the series continues to do a brilliant job in delivering on the key tenets that fans have come to expect from a Star Wars property, including adventure, hope and the battle between good vs. evil."

"We're very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team," says Lucasfilm SVP of Development, Kiri Hart. "The show continues to tell fun, hea…

Star Wars Rebels - The Inquisitors Strike – The Future of the Force Preview

New Video and Images Available for “The Future of the Force” – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels!

Having discovered that the Inquisitors are making “retrievals”, Ahsoka sends Ezra and Kanan to investigate a set of coordinates she has decoded.  With Zeb and Chopper’s help, they learn that the Inquisitors are seeking out Force-sensitive children.

The rebels work to protect the young ones from the Inquisitors’ pursuit when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airs WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.















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'Lets Do Another Indy Film Before Harrison Ford Hits 80' - Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is eager to do another Indiana Jones film before Indy himself, Harrison Ford hits 80.  That's what the director said on Monday during an interview with French radio, RTL.  Steven Spielberg said:

"I am hoping one day to make it to an Indiana Jones V. I would hope to make it before Harrison Ford is 80 and I get much older," said Spielberg, who is himself 68.  Harrison Ford is 73.

Spielberg also surprisingly admitted that he is still learning and feels he's not as experienced as some people think.  He said:

"After 40 years I don't feel as experienced as people might assume," he told RTL. "I still feel I am learning and I am really excited by new projects."

He also mentioned Star Wars and said it was unlikely he will ever direct a Star Wars film.

"I am a huge fan of 'Star Wars'.... but I think it was never in my stars for me to direct one," he said.

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Vintage Style Star Wars Posters Released To Promote The Force Awakens

If you're over a certain age then you will remember the plain simple Star Wars posters from the 1970's that just boasted large text and no fancy Drew Strewzan magic.  Well Lucasfilm and Disney have released similar posters to promote The Force Awakens.  They really are trying to get the message out that the new film will sit alongside the original trilogy.  A clever bit of marketing.




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Dubai International Film Festival To Honour Jaws. Richard Dreyfuss To Host.

The 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival is to honour the Steven Spielberg 1975 classic, Jaws.  It marks its 40th year anniversary. The special complimentary presentation screening will be hosted at The Beach, opposite JBR and attended by the legendary actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival, said: “I am delighted that we can host such a special event in the company of the screen icon Richard Dreyfuss. ‘Jaws’ has enthralled countless people over the last four decades.  It has many truly memorable screen moments which, helped propel Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and many of those involved with the film’s production to the exalted status of Hollywood legends. What a privilege it will be for those present to watch one of the most enduring cinema classics alongside one of the finest actors of his generation in, one of his most iconic roles.”

Richard Dreyfuss commented: “I am delighted to be invited to celebrate the …

The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (Full Version)

The Beginning is a documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, originally produced for the film's DVD release. It covers the entire production of The Phantom Menace, from preproduction to casting to visual effects, editing, and theatrical release.
The Beginning starts with early production work on the film, as George Lucas (returning to the director's chair for the first time since Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope) and Lucasfilm plan how they will bring his vision to the screen. Jake Lloyd auditions for the part of Anakin Skywalker and is eventually cast in the role, joining Natalie Portman (Padmé), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn). Lucas leads several meetings with ILM, including visual effects supervisor John Knoll, in an effort to figure out how Episode I's many CGI effects would be accomplished -- Jar Jar Binks, in particular, was a challenge, as digital characters were still new at the time.
Other highlights from Th…

Peter Benchley Hosts: A Preview of the Movie Jaws

Here's a vintage video.  A Jaws preview hosted by Jaws author, Peter Benchley.  Interviews with Steven Spielberg and Robert Shaw included.


Peter Benchley Hosts: A Preview of the Movie Jaws from Peter Benchley on Vimeo.

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Music from "Star Wars" performed by the LA Philharmonic under their principal conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

Music from "Star Wars" performed by the LA Philharmonic under their principal conductor Gustavo Dudamel.  John Williams is in the audience listening.



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First Look Clip From Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda 3

Twentieth Century Fox is pleased to make available a first look clip for Kung Fu Panda 3, the next instalment of the DreamWorks animated franchise which is set to land in UK cinemas March, 2016. In "Panda Village", Po and his long lost Father Li stumble across a whole community of Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda features the voice talents of Jack Black as Po, Bryan Cranston as Po's long-lost panda Father Li plus Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and more.



In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ul…

Today's Picture Of The Day - Star Wars Toys, Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog P469

I want them all for Christmas please.  Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog P469

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our US visitors.

Dark Knight III - Frank Miller Talks About the Inspiration For the Batman Epic

The first issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race is in stores now, but before you run out to buy it, we suggest taking a moment—Batman believes in being prepared, after all—and listening to a few words from the man behind the seminal series. In this exclusive DC All Access clip, Tiffany talks with comic book



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Today's Picture Of The Day - Star Wars Toys Sears Christmas Catalog P619

Every Christmas I would get the Argos catalog (the equivalent to Sears in the USA) and look for ages at the toys at the back of the book, especially the Star Wars range.  New toys were often shown in the catalog first before anywhere else.

Rob

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The Star Wars News Pt. II

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD, NO RUMOURS!!!

More Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional banners in NYC Times Square! 
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square/…



Star Wars: The Force Awakenstorpedos US advance ticket sales record