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10 Rare Harrison Ford Photos

Here's ten vintage photos of Harrison Ford from different times throughout his career.  The man just oozes coolness.











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Strategic Alliance between Hybride Technologies and Industrial Light & Magic

Hybride strengthens its position on the visual effects market by announcing its partnership with special effects giant ILM

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading visual effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 300 feature films, including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as other blockbuster franchises such as Transformers, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Avengers and Iron Man. The company currently has offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London.
The relationship between Hybride and ILM began in 2013 while working on Pacific Rim. Since then, in conjunction with ILM, Hybride has contributed visual effects on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Unbroken, Tomorrowland and Jurassic World. More recently, the studio was entrusted by ILM to craft seamless visual effects for several sequences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,…

NEW Retrospective Supercut Trailer From Fandango MovieClips @MOVIECLIPS

To celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil Warthe clever people over on the Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailers Youtube channel bring us this ultimate mash-up trailer which provides a fast-paced retrospective look at all five films, giving fans a quick Captain America cinematic recap before the next installment hits theaters.

The Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailers channel is your destination for the hottest new trailers the second they drop. Whether it's the latest studio release, an indie horror flick, an evocative documentary, or that new RomCom you've been waiting for, the Fandango MOVIECLIPS team make sure all the best new movie trailers are available for you the moment they're released.

In addition to being the #1 Movie Trailers Channel on YouTube, they deliver amazing and engaging original videos each week. Watch their exclusive Ultimate Trailers, Showdowns, Instant Trailer Reviews, Monthly Mash-Ups, Movie News, and so much more to keep you in the know.



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IMAX® RELEASES EXCLUSIVE FEATURETTE FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

IMAX is the closest thing we have right now to a fully immersive experience. It surrounds you with sound quality, the image quality, the scale of the image; it just enhances your whole movie-going experience incredibly.” – Director, Joe Russo
To celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War IMAX provides a sneak peek at how directors Joe and Anthony Russo brought the movie to life in IMAX. This exciting video leaves fans on the edge of their seats with suspenseful scenes from the film along with commentary from Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan on what fans can expect when experiencing Captain America: Civil War in the immersive IMAX format. 
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo shot the major 17-minute battle sequence of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War with the new ALEXA IMAX® 65mm cameras. This marks the first film to use the new 2D digital cameras developed under the partnership between IMAX and ARRI. Only in IMAX® theatres will these sequences expand vertically to …

Steven Spielberg Set To Make $187 Million From Dreamworks Sale To Comcast

Steven Spielberg is reportedly getting a nice payout after everyone's favourite company, Comcast buys Dreamworks.

The Jaws and E.T. director is in line for a payout of $187million after entertainment giant Comcast, which owns the likes of NBC and Universal Pictures, agreed to buy Dreamworks for $3.8billion.
Spielberg collected the cash haul because he still owns a five per cent stake in the animation studio he helped found in 1994, which has produced films such as Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

The payout could have been a lot smaller, but stock in Dreamworks jumped 50 per cent in the 24 hours before the deal with Comcast was announced after it was rumored by the Wall Street Journal.

Source - Daily Mail

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"LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES" PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 20 ON DISNEY XD

Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EST) on Disney XD.  Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga. 
During the series' premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20.
The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design.  Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-o…

Eureka Entertainment to Release Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of COCOON on Blu-ray.

Eureka Entertainment will release Ron Howard'’s COCOON, one of the most beloved sci-fi films of the 80s featuring a star cast of Hollywood legends, in a Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 18 July 2016.
Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success ofSplashwith this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.  Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoonwith its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. 
From the farthest corner of a distant galaxy and the deepest feelings of the human soul comes a fantasy to fi…

"Jaws 2" - Minecraft Parody

This is a rather clever Jaws 2 parody created in the Minecraft game.  Definitely worth a watch which a lot of Jaws fans would say is more than can be said for the sequel.  (I thought Jaws 2 was an okay film.  Don't ask me about 3 and 4 though.)




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MARK HAMILL ANNOUNCES THIS WEEK'S STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE PRIZE

Star Wars: Force for Change will match up to $1,000,000 in donations made by fans to four charities between now and May 4th


Today, Mark Hamill announced details for this week’s campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change. Since April 5th, Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, has been matching the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!
This week, the top fundraiser will get a trip to London including tickets to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe where they will meet Mark Hamill.
This month-long campaign will lead up to “Star Wars Day” on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish®. 
Over the course of the four-week period, which culminates at 11:59pm (PST) on May 4th, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange …

Star Wars Arcade – A Look Back At A Piece Of Art

Ever since I first watched Star Wars in 1977 I’ve wanted to be part of that wonderful and mysterious galaxy far far away.  In the beginning my Kenner Star Wars figures helped me with that craving but it wasn’t until I was on a British holiday camp in the early eighties did I realise there was another form of entertainment that could overload your senses and place you right in the middle of the Death Star attack.  Of course that medium was video gaming and it all started with the Star Wars Arcade machine.

I was at a Pontins or Butlins holiday park in the early eighties and in the small arcade room that they had, were the usual array of pinball machines, fruit machines and the odd video games machine.  Defender, Space Invaders and Galaxian were the standard for those days.  But something caught my eye or rather my ears.  I could hear the familiar Star Wars theme being played.  I scanned the room eagerly, trying to determine where it was coming from and then I saw it!  There in the midd…

VIDEO - Rogue One ILM Chain Reaction

Industrial Light & Magic have posted a shared reaction video to the epic Star Wars Rogue One trailer.  Here's what they had to say:

At ILM we know how awesome Star Wars fans are but when John Knoll saw all of the incredible fan reaction videos to the Rogue One trailer he felt he had to share them with the crew. So what did we do? We made our own reaction video to the reaction videos of course.

Thanks to all of the fans out there who share their passion for Star Wars online.



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Doctor Who Announces New Companion!

Clara Oswald ended her time in the TARDIS at the end of series nine of Doctor Who (with the departure of Jenna Coleman), and we all know the Doctor doesn't do well on his own (Time Lord Victorious, anyone?). Time to find a new companion for him to share his adventures in time and space... and perhaps keep him a bit grounded. Or not?
Introducing the Doctor's new companion.... 


So? What do you think? It'll be a while before we get to see more of the Doctor and Bill in action, but at least we've got something to chew on for the time being, right?



Welcome aboard, Pearl! Can't wait to get to know you better.

You can learn more about Pearl Mackie here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ADDS TO “MANE” CAST WITH ALL-STAR TALENTS FOR TROLLS

Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Quvenzhané Wallis and John Cleese Join the October 21st Release

The party continues to grow as DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls adds Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, (500) Days of Summer), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon, Neighbors), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Arrested Development), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, Into the Woods), Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie, Beasts of the Southern Wild) and John Cleese (Shrek Forever After, A Fish Called Wanda) to an already star-studded cast, led by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. “Our cast is quite literally bursting with talent,” said Director Mike Mitchell. This mix of comedic and musical star-power is every filmmaker’s dream.” From director Mike Mitchell (Director, Shrek Forever After, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), co-director Walt Dohrn (Head of Story, Shrek Forever After) and produced by Gina Shay (Producer, Shrek Forever After), comes a …

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH IMAX'S LATEST DOCUMENTARY FILM - A BEAUTIFUL PLANET

THIS FRIDAY, CELEBRATE EARTH DAY BY GOING INTO ORBIT FOR A BREATHTAKING VIEW OF OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET - IMAX® CONFIRMS LATEST DOCUMENTARY A BEAUTIFUL PLANET LAUNCHES IN THE UK FROM 27 MAY Presented in awe-inspiring IMAX® 3D, A Beautiful Planet is narrated by ACADEMY AWARD® Winner, Jennifer Lawrence
A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion — a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper…

CULT SCREENS LAUNCHES ITS BEST SUMMER SEASON YET! INCLUDES STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS!

Today Cult Screens is delighted to announce its best ever Summer Season of outdoor cinema entertainment across the entire UK, running from 2nd June until 10th September 2016.

Cult Screens will be showcasing everything from Oscar nominated films from this year including: The Revenant, Mad Max Fury Road and Star Wars The Force Awakens through to cult classics and some of the most loved retro films of the 70s, 80s and 90s: from Grease, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Back To The Future, Pulp Fiction, Mean Girls and The Lost Boys through to The Exorcist, Romeo + Juliet, The Notebook, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas and Mamma Mia!

Cult Screens locations are carefully selected, with some unusual locations transformed into cinemas and this year is no different! Spectacular, not to be missed experiences include a screening of Shawshank Redemption in Oxford’s Old Prison, Romeo + Juliet set inside Coventry’s Cathedral ruins, Jaws at Sandford Parks Lido and a full moon screening of An American Werewolf i…