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The Force Awakens Has 15 Saturn Award Nominations. Jurassic World Brings In Seven.

The Saturn Awards honours films and television series by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.  Now in it's 42nd year and this year looks like it could be a bumper year for Mad Max, Star Wars The Force Awakens and the excellent Walking Dead TV show.

The Force Awakens is way out in front with 15 nominations followed by Mad Max and Crimson Peak both with nine.  Jurassic World hasn't done too badly either bringing in seven nominations, the same number as AMC's The Walking Dead.  Bridge of Spies is in the mix too with best Thriller and of course John Williams for Star Wars The Force Awakens in the best score category.

The award ceremony will take place in June in Burbank.

Here are the film nominations: Best Fantasy Film
Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
Cinderella
Goosebumps
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
Ted 2 Best Action Adventure Film
Everest
Fast & Furious 7
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Spy Best Thriller Film
Black Mas…

VIDEO - Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for score on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

Legend Ennio Morricone won the Oscar for Best Original Score for the score of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight after 6 nominations. He'd already won an overall achievement Oscar in 2007. Clip Courtesy A.M.P.A.S.© 2016



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Star Wars News Roundup

A Review of last weeks Episode of Star Wars Rebels the animated series




This weeks comic from Marvel tells the story of Kanan from Rebels



A new update has been released for Star Wars Battlefront! Follow the link to see more details of whats new!




We've had some great pics Tweeted from the set of Episode VIII via Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Director Rian Johnson










JJ Abrams invites you to take part in the 2016 'Star Wars Fan Film Awards'


Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette of The Sound Of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack 



Take a look at what goes into producing a Star Wars audiobook


Star Wars Nightime Spectacular and stageshow coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios


Remember Rey's portion bread in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Well now you can make your own!


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Mark Rylance Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Bridge of Spies'

Mark Rylance was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards for his role as a Russian secret agent in Steven Spielberg's Cold War-era film Bridge of Spies. Other nominees in the category were Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Christian Bale (The Big Short), and Tom Hardy (The Revenant). This was the first Oscar nomination and win for Mark Rylance.
You can see his acceptance speech below:

Congratulations to Mark Rylance!
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Steven Spielberg Wins Best Directing: 1999 Oscars

Steven Spielberg wins the Oscar for Directing for Saving Private Ryan at the 71st Annual Academy Awards.




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Steven Spielberg Wins Best Directing: 1994 Oscars

Clint Eastwood presenting Steven Spielberg with the Oscar® for Directing "Schindler's List" - the 66th Annual Academy Awards® in 1994.



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Watch the five times John Williams won an Academy Award for Best Original Score

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney.

With The Oscars taking place today and once again John Williams in the running for Star Wars The Force Awakens lets hope we will be adding another video to the five below.

"Fiddler on the Roof" - 1972
John Williams winning the Best Original Score Oscar® for "Fiddler on the Roof" at the 44th Annual Academy Awards® in 1972. Presented by Betty Grable and Dick Haymes.


"Jaws" - 1976
Marlo Thomas and Rod McKuen presenting John Williams with Best Original Score Oscar® for "Jaws" at the 48th Annual Academy Awards® in 1976. Introduced by Goldie Hawn and George Segal.


"Star Wars" - 1978
John Williams wins the Oscar for Music (Original Score) for Star Wars at the 50th Academy Awards. Henry Mancini, Johnny Green and Olivia Newt…

Steven Spielberg watches Oscar nominations in 1976

Steven Spielberg watches the Oscar nominations.  His reaction is gold when he realizes he's not nominated.



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Kanan, Ezra & Ahsoka Return to the Jedi Temple in Next Ep of Star Wars Rebels!

Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka return to the Jedi Temple on Lothal to find out how the Inquisitors have continually been able to track the rebels. Seeking the advice of Yoda, who is once again voiced by Frank Oz, the three will experience powerful visions that reveal the future, the past, and old friends long gone.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as the voice of the Seventh Sister and Matt Lanter as the voice of Anakin Skywalker in “The Clone Wars”also return when an all-newepisode of "Star Wars Rebels"debuts WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT)on Disney XD.











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Movie Review: "Eddie The Eagle" Is Formulaic But Still Flies High

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs




Out of Four




Starring Taron Edgerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Mark Benton, Tim McInnery
and Christopher Walken
Screenplay by Sean McCaulay
and Simon Kelton
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Rated PG=13 (some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking) 

I have never been known as a sports enthusiast, but there has always been something about the Winter Olympics that has held a sense of excitement and joy to me (except for when they were in my home state, oddly enough.). I had a few Olympic heroes as a kid: Scott Hamilton, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano . . . and Eddie Edwards.

In addition to being the only one of this group that was not a figure skater, Eddie was also the only one who never medaled. But that isn't isn't why you loved Eddie. You loved Eddie because not only did he get to go to the Olympics, but he took you with him.

Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie, an awkward loner growing up in Eng…

How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Your First Look at STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 (OCT150933) Written by JAMES ROBINSON                                    Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150934) Red Arm Spotlight Variant by TONY HARRIS (JAN168297) Varian…

A JOHN WILLIAMS 84th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION COLLECTION

This is an epic John Williams collection spanning most formats such as LP, LD, DVD, CD, BD and covering a lifetime of movie scores from the Maestro himself. 



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Remembering My First Star Wars Album

Back in 77 when I was lucky enough to watch Star Wars for the first time, I remember leaving the cinema with my brother full of excitement and a craving that really hasn't gone away.  Sitting down to watch Star Wars for the first time initiated my need for a daily dose of that galaxy far far away.

Way before the Internet or multi channel TV, Star Wars fans of the seventies would find their Star Wars fix in any way they could.  For me this fix would be finding any snippets of Star Wars on TV, whether it be an interview with a member of the cast (usually on Saturday morning kids TV,) collecting the Topps trading cards, collecting the Kenner figures and ships, buying Star Wars books and comics or by listening to the soundtrack.

It was this last one for me that really helped my fix.  The first Star Wars album I owned was not the original soundtrack but it was as close as you can get.  Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra the album consisted of side A having a selection of t…

10 Photos of Steven Spielberg with George Lucas

They are best friends but they've also shared a lot of their professional career together.  Here's 10 photos showing two of the most famous movie directors in the world, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas place their hand prints in cement in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.


A retro looking George Lucas with Steven Spielberg...minus his beard.  At the Directors Guild of America annual awards dinner held at the Beverly Hilton, Bevery Hills, California, March 11, 1978


George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are good friends and act as good friends too.



Still fooling around, this time on the set of Temple of Doom with water pistols.



George Lucas and an E.T. cap wearing Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Sticking with Temple of Doom and we see the duo on the rope bridge from the movie.

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at Cannes to promote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


Steven Spielberg visits the…