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Terry Wogan Interviews Harrison Ford, 1990

Terry Wogan who passed away today at the age of 77 has interviewed hundreds of celebrities over the years.  In this video Harrison Ford is being interviewed by the iconic British presenter.

Terry Wogan asks Harrison Ford, "Is Indiana Jones gone for good?"  Ford replies with "one learns to never say never."  He also says he could do one more Indy movie.



Thanks to Andy Lyth for the tip.

Rob
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Terry Wogan - Robin Williams Interview - September 1988

Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed.

In a statement, they said: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer.

His voice and presenting skills graced British TV for over 50 years.  Here's just one of his interviews, this one is with Robin Williams.



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New Lego Game Brings Doctor Who, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters Together

For the first time in any LEGO video game, characters and vehicles from some of the biggest entertainment brands in the universe converge in LEGO® Dimensions™.  In a new short trailer illustrating the game’s crazy, possible mash-ups, Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters™, Doc Brown from Back to the Future™, and The Doctor from the long running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, unexpectedly come together.

Fans can play through individual levels based on these popular properties in the game’s main story. Players can also explore one distinct, freeplay Adventure World for each of these entertainment properties with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that brand.  Each Adventure World provides players access to additional gameplay content and exploration throughout some of the most iconic locations from each brand’s universe.

Ghostbusters fans who want to spookify their LEGO Dimensions experience beyond the Ghostbusters level in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack can a…

Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Jurassic World

ILM have released a new visual effects behind the scenes featurette on their Youtube channel.

We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created for Colin Trevorrow's 'Jurassic World.' ILM has a long and storied history with the Jurassic series and this film, like each film that has come before it, breaks new ground in character animation and visual effects.



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Movie Review: "Kung Fu Panda 3" Is an Imperfect But Worthy Finale

KUNG FU PANDA 3
Starring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie,
Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Davi Cross, J.K. Simmons and Jackie Chan
Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and
Alessandro Carloni



Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs




















The original Kung Fu Panda was really something of a breakthrough movie for DreamWorks animation. It was the point when they started to kick things up a notch in terms of quality of animation, and really start to compete with Pixar (as fun as the first two Shrek movies were, the animation wasn't even in the same league as Monsters, Inc., no matter what the Oscars might have said.). It was also the point when their stories started to become more sophisticated. The second film in the series was a breathtaking, eye popping action-adventure film with a surprisingly dark edge but hilarious comic highlights, as well as a good deal of dramatic depth. Honestly, that movie was the most fun I've had with an action pic…

STAR WARS REBELS - New Video and Images Available for “Legends of the Lasat” Out Feb 3rd

New Video and Images Available for “Legends of the Lasat” – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels on February 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD!
The crew of the Ghost is surprised when the two refugees they agree to help escape the Empire are revealed to be surviving Lasat.  Zeb must come to terms with his past to help his people reach their new home.
Find out more about the Lasat and their mysterious relationship with the Force when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels"debuts WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.


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Movie Review: Rousing "The Finest Hours" is an Old-Fashioned Crowd Pleaser

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Graham McTavish,  John Magaro, Abraham Benrubi and Eric Bana
Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamsay and
Eric Johnson
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Rated PG (intense sequences of peril and mild profanity)











The true story of a Coast Guard rescue mission in 1952 off the coast of Cape Cod, The Finest Hours is a by the book, predictable, formulaic, old fashioned,  feel good, triumph of the human spirit, and a bit of shameless Disneyesque Americana.

And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Chris Pine plays delightfully against type as Bernie Webber, a shy, even somewhat square Boatswain's Mate First Class, who is romancing a local girl and living in the shadow of a previous rescue mission, wherein he faced impossible odds and was unable to save the lives of local men. It seems clear that most people don't blame Webber, with the exception of Carl Nickerson (Matthew Maher), a local man whose broth…

First Trailer Released For TROLLS From DREAMWORKS

Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released the first trailer for the new hair-raising comedy TROLLS.

Filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music from an all star cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Ron Founts. TROLLS hits UK cinemas later this year.

Synopsis
DreamWorks' TROLLS is a hair-raising comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music.  Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. But their world of rainbows and cupcakes is changed forever, when their leader Poppy (Anna Kendrick,) must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known.

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Ron Founts

TROLLS is released in UK cinemas later this year




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The Physics of Lightsabers With Prof Brian Cox And Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox debate whether the fictional weapon could ever exist.  The good news is that Professor Brian Cox thinks they could be a reality thanks to the laws of physics. 


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Indiana Jones Exhibition Opens Today at the National Museum of Cardiff, Wales.

A new exhibition opens today at the National Museum of Cardiff and Indiana Jones will be a key feature, or at least his clothing and iconic whip will be.  The Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology exhibition include gems from popular culture including the hat, whip and jacket of Indiana Jones, crystal skulls and Inca Gold alongside early finds such as Egyptian Mummies.

Entry tickets for adults will be £7 each.  It will be the first time in thirteen years that the museum has charged for an entry to an exhibition.  This has been picked up by a number of news media outlets including the BBC.  (Personally, If it results in bringing impressive exhibits like this to the area then I'm in favour of museums asking for an entry fee - Rob.)

We will be bringing a report and photos from the event in the next few weeks.

Here's the press release for the event:

Step into the world of famous explorers and go on an adventure to uncover treasures from around the world, at an exciting new exhibit…

Jurassic Park - Modern Trailer

Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park has stood the test of time.  It's often said that the CGI dinosaurs from the 1993 classic still look more realistic than a lot of modern day movies including dare I say it, Jurassic World.  It's easy to forget that the original dinosaur Isla Nublar adventure is 23 years old.

Youtuber Tom F has put together a new trailer for Jurassic Park which emulates modern day trailers and to be honest you wouldn't believe it's a movie from two decades ago.  Take a look.



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Quick Fire Questions - This Week We Have The Host Of Jogcast Radio, Alan R. Ryan

Alan R. Ryan is the host, and owner of Jogcast Radio. Australia’s Geek home, where you can find news, reviews and rumours from all ends of geekery. Jogcast Radio covers: Star Wars, 007, Farscape and movie and film news.

He’s also a published writer with his scifi series: The Catharus Saga, Darkness Descends, the historical epic: The Unfortunate Irishman, and Shield of Lies: an adventure with an Australian hero. Alan resides in Australia.

Lets ask Alan some quickfire questions:

You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah (Star Wars).  What one movie, TV show, album and book
would you take?
Blade Runner, and Dan Simmons’ Hyperion

If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be?
Frank Herbert, Richard Epcar and Les Claypool

What is your favourite John Williams soundtrack?
Revenge of the Sith

If you were invisible for a day what would be the first thing you would do?
Run through the city naked.

What is your biggest fear?
Heights

What was t…

New Fan Made Indiana Jones Drama On The Way - Indiana Jones and the Bridge to Yesterday

Those clever people over at the number one Indiana Jones podcast, Indycast are bringing yet another treat. A new IndyCast Radio Drama.  It's called Indiana Jones and the Bridge to Yesterday.  It's written by Tim Bungeroth, with story by Keith Voss.  What's more you can listen to a preview right now on the latest Indycast episode.

Click here to listen.  You can also keep up to date on the radio drama on their Facebook page.

Indiana Jones and the Bridge to Yesterday is scheduled for a May release.



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Movie Review: "The 5th Wave" is 5 Kinds of Boring

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs











Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Live Schreiber, Alex Roe, Ron Livingston, Maika Monroe and Maria Bello
Based on the novel by Rick Yancey
Screenplay by Susanna Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner
Directed by J Blakeson


Leonardo DaVinci foresaw manned flight. Orson Scott Card foresaw the internet. But there are some things about the future that no one can predict, no matter how much foresight they possess, and the post apocalyptic teeny bopper genre is most certainly one of those things.

For all of its many detractors (and I count myself as one) the success of the Twilight saga showed the entertainment world that there was an audience desperately crying out for stories centered around young female protagonists, and as such, it has actually had a very positive effect. The Hunger Games franchise was so far above the aforementioned title in terms of a compelling story and characters that it crossed over into appealing to many adults, and it has changed …

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