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New Video and Images Available for "Secret Cargo" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels

The Bearded Trio are pleased to bring you a new video and a whole bunch of images for "Secret Cargo" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels which airs on March 4th at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD!

Reprising her role as Mon Mothma in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Genevieve O'Reilly will return as one of the most important founding  members of the Rebel Alliance in the next episode of "Star Wars Rebels."

When a routine refueling mission goes awry, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) across the galaxy in an all new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" this SATURDAY, MARCH 4 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.









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Critically Acclaimed 'The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier' Now Available at Retail

Series Continues with Episode 3: 'Above the Law' Arriving in March Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, announced today that the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier is now available on a special season pass disc at retail.

Beginning today at North American retailers, and March 3rd at European retailers, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier is available for purchase on a special Season Pass Disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The season pass disc includes the critically acclaimed two-part premiere episodes, and grants access to all subsequent episodes in the five episode season for download as they become available.

The two-part premiere of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier launched to widespread critical acclaim. In their review of the premiere, IGN.com said that, "Smart characterization and writing for Javi and hi…

Bryce Dallas Howard Tweets Photo From Set Of Jurassic World 2 and Confirms Production Is Underway

Star of Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard tweeted this picture and confirmation that production on the sequel is now underway.  The photo was taken on set from Slough, England.

The movie is set to be released June 22nd 2018.  Last week we reported a new addition to the cast, James Cromwell.  Other cast members include Chris Pratt, B.D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda and Ted Levine.

"We have an asset out of containment. Put ACU on alert. This not a drill."

Day 1.#jurassicworld#jurassicworld2#thisisnotadrillpic.twitter.com/Rend3l0PxZ — Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) February 24, 2017
On day two Howard tweeted a photo of...a plug.  No, actually two plugs.

A tangle of "Lights, Camera"--unpictured: "Action"!

Day 2 #jurassicworld#jurassicworld2pic.twitter.com/k7ysgx8IOr — Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) February 27, 2017



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Ausfans Radio Invite Me On Their Podcast To Talk All About E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Continuing our directors special, I talk about Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the latest Ausfans Radio podcast. Alan R. Ryan and myself have a blast as we discuss the 1982 classic, reveal some trivia and confess to owning a copy of the movie back in '82. You can listen to the show by clicking on this friendly link. Have a listen and let us know what you think. Are you ready for TWO HOURS of Ausfans Radio Weekly? Well here we go, with Ausfans for this week as Alan R. Ryan is giving you a double dose of fandom here today. Joining him is Rob Wainfur of The Bearded Trio to chat about his love of Steven Spielberg's ET The Extraterrestrial, and Davis Grayson of Fandom Podcast Network joins Alan to talk about G.I. Joe and much more. With all the usual humour, and funny trivia games, get set for your place for geek news, reviews and rumours. Recorded LIVE from Quinlan's Cantina on the Gold Coast of Australia. Your home for news reviews and rumours from a…

Bill Paxton Dies Age 61

Sad news as we learn Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61.  Paxton was best known for his roles in Aliens, Titanic, Apollo 13 and Twister to name a few.  TMZ reported the news on Saturday.

His family said: "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery."

The statement added: "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

Another talent leaves us.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends during these difficult times.



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Behind the Magic: Creating Jedha and Scarif for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A taste of the Oscar Nominated Visual Effects work behind the destruction of Jedha and the battle on the beaches of Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.



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Star Wars: When Are We?

Having been a long time Star Wars fan, I sometimes take it for granted that when there is a new movie, comic series, novel or television series, I will be at least somewhat familiar with the setting, timeline, and possibly some recurring characters. Generally the overall story won’t be something I’m completely new to, because even when something new does come out, chances are that particular part of the timeline had been previously explored in the Legends books/comics—so even if something isn’t canon anymore, I will be comfortable with the state of galaxy at that time.
When Lucasfilm announced that they had decided to branch off of the episodic films and make a standalone, I didn’t feel the confusion that a lot of the more casual fans did. To be honest, I was confused as to why they were confused. The first time I experienced a casual fans confusion was at my work right before Rogue One’s release, when a guy approached me all confused by the fact that Rogue One: A Star WarsStory wasn’…

VIDEO - ILMxLAB and Magic Leap “Lost Droids” Mixed Reality Test

An experiment from ILMxLAB and Magic Leap, shot directly through Magic Leap technology.




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LEAH ADLER: A TRIBUTE TO STEVEN SPIELBERG'S MOM

On January 21, 2017, Leah Adler passed away at the age of 97. While Mrs. Adler was not herself a filmmaker, she had a profound effect on cinematic history through her profound effect on her son, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

Born Leah Posner, she married Arnold Spielberg in 1945, and a year later gave birth to her first child, Steven. While Arnold was a pioneering electrical engineer, Leah, a concert pianist, was the artist of the family, and it was she who encouraged young Steven's passion for filmmaking. The closeness of their bond was evident in Spielberg's films, particularly his earlier work, as the mother was often portrayed as a figure of great strength and love. Consider these examples:

Something Evil: In Spielberg's early made-for-television movie, the story of a young boy possessed by an evil spirit, the father figure portrayed by Darren McGavin is largely clueless to the problem and ineffectual in solving it. It is the determination and love of the moth…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Feature Select Scenes Captured with IMAX® Cameras

Following J.J. Abrams’ iconic use of IMAX® cameras in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, IMAX and Lucasfilm have announced that director Rian Johnson has captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras, delivering IMAX audiences greater scope and increased image quality in IMAX’s exclusive aspect ratio for a uniquely immersive experience. The news of Johnson leveraging IMAX cameras for key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes as part of an extended slate deal announcement between IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Building on their existing long-standing relationship, the two companies announced today that they have extended their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal — beginning this year and extending through 2019 —that includes the much-anticipated live-action and animated tentpole releases from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Highlights of the agreeme…

Steven Spielberg's Mother Leah Adler Dies Age 97.

It's with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Steven Spielberg's mother Leah Adler aged 97.

The former concert pianist and painter died on Tuesday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by her children, according to a report by Variety.

A statement from Amblin said that Leah 'while known for her red lipstick and Peter Pan collars, for her love of daisies, for her blue jeans and sparkly bling, for her dancing from table to table around the Milky Way, and for her love of camping, fishing, and crossword puzzles, Leah is best remembered for her deep, limitless love for the people around her.'

Leah is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Our thoughts are with Leah's family during these difficult times.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a favorite charity in her name.

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New Video and Images Available for "Through Imperial Eyes" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels

Fearing that the identity of a rebel spy will soon be discovered by the Empire, the rebels launch a plan to rescue the spy before he is caught.
Catch Grand Admiral Thrawn in an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” this SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.







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VIDEO - Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg Bridge of Spies Interview

It's always good watching a video with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in it.  Here's a pretty good interview of the two promoting Bridge of Spies which was released last year.



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Middlesbrough shopping centre feels the power of the dark side

The Hillstreet Shopping Centre in Middlesbrough was the scene of an intergalactic takeover at the weekend, as Darth Vader and his battalion interacted with customers at a new charity shop. The costumed actors were there to promote an incredible prize draw exclusive to the national disability charity, Sense.
The prize is a stunning autograph book signed by the cast and crew of the iconic Star Wars franchise, donated by lifelong Star Wars fan, Neil Ellis. The 43 year-old Lucasfilm employee has spent a year collecting the celebrity signatures of the likes of Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. On May 4th, a winner will be chosen, with all proceeds going to charity.
Sense shop manager, Emma Fairweather, said:
“It’s not every day Middlesbrough gets a visit from Darth Vader. Our customers were in genuine shock. The Dark Side can’t be all bad though, they were here to promote a great cause – supporting people who are deafblind and have complex needs to live more independent lives.”
The …

Cast Photo From Han Solo Film

A photograph of the principal cast of the upcoming Young Han Solo movie was released by Lucasfilm today, and can be seen at very sites such as comingsoon.net. The cast includes Alden Ehrenresich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as unnamed character, Woody Harrelson reportedly playing Legends character Garris Shrike, and most importantly, Chewbacca.

Not pictured is Thandie Newton, said to be in talks for a role.



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Jar Jar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Note: Beware Spoilers ahead for many episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Over the past few weeks, I have been rewatching Star Wars: The Clone Wars via Netflix.  During this re-watch, I noticed that Jar Jar Binks, although still clumsy, annoying and not the brightest being in the Star Wars Universe, has a good heart and does the best he can to help his friends and especially, his people get through The Clone Wars. In addition, Jar Jar displays skills and abilities that are not apparent when we first meet him in The Phantom Menace. Therefore, this article will explore a few examples of Jar Jar’s maturity, growth, abilities and skills displayed during The Clone Wars series.
New Abilities What impresses me the most about Jar Jar in this series is that his character is given additional abilities and skills not on display when we first meet him in The Phantom Menace. One of these is the ability to communicate and understand the behavior of many different types of creatures. In ‘Bombad Jedi’,…