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COMPETITION: Win Solo: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack On CD

Win Solo: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack on CD We have another great competition and this time you can win the official soundtrack to Solo: A Star Wars Story on CD.  The score is composed and adapted by John Powell with John Williams making his magical contribution.  The track listing is:


"The Adventures of Han" (composed and conducted by John Williams)"Meet Han""Corellia Chase""Spaceport""Flying with Chewie""Train Heist""Marauders Arrive""Chicken in the Pot""Is This Seat Taken?""L3 & Millennium Falcon""Lando's Closet""Mine Mission""Break Out""The Good Guy""Reminiscence Therapy""Into the Maw""Savareen Stand-Off""Good Thing You Were Listening""Testing Allegiance""Dice & Roll"
How Do I Enter?
To be in with a chance of winning the soundtrack to Solo: A Star Wars Story, all you have …

Life size speeder bike will have you in End-awe

Dave Taylor Builds Full Size Speeder Bike For Shopping Centre Ever wanted to build a life size speeder bike? Of course you have, Designer Dave Taylor been itching to build one since he first saw one appear on the big screen when he was aged nine. And now he has.Dean Newman boards Shuttle Tydirium, don’t worry he has an older code clearance but it checks out, and catches up with then man who has brought the speeder bike to life.

You may remember Dave from last year, if not him then certainly his life-size X-wing fighter that ‘crashed’ into a shopping centre in Southend, Essex.


His speeder bike may be smaller in size, but it’s no less impressive and this time…you can sit on it. It won’t whizz through trees at great speed or have active laser cannons – but you can sit on it and pretend it does, coming complete with a backdrop of the forest of Endor rushing by.


And there will also be Luke and Leia’s rather dubious camouflage attire to complete the illusion. Industrial Light and Magic the…

All-New Extended Sneak Peek at Star Wars Resistance!

With just over a week until the series premiere, here's an all-new sneak peek at what’s to come including a first look at fan favorite characters and locations from The Force Awakens, including Captain Phasma!

The one-hour series premiere of Star Wars Resistance will make its debut on October 7th on Disney Channel (10 p.m. ET/PT) and DisneyNOW. Two additional new episodes will be available via the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.

Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsResistance, and check out StarWars.com for more exciting information on the series.



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Movie Review: "The House with a Clock in its Walls" is Pure Amblin Magic

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, 
Renée Elise Goldsberry Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan
Based on the book by John Bellars
Screenplay by Eric Kripke
Directed by Eli Roth

Reviewed by Patrick and Paul Gibbs

Out of Four

It was inevitable that one day Eli Roth would make a kid's movie, and when it .  . . wait? Eli Roth? A kids movie? Eli "Hostel" Roth? The same guy who gave us Death Wish just a few months ago? How does that work?

The answer is, surprisingly well.

In 1955, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) goes to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house which has a mysterious ticking heart. Recently orphaned, Lewis (Jack Black) only wants to have a normal childhood but soon discovers he's in line for anything but that. Uncle Jonathan is in fact a mediocre but well-intentioned warlock, while his next-door neighbor and good friend Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) is a far more powe…

Movie Review: A Stellar Cast and Complex Questions Drive "The Children Act"

THE CHILDREN ACT
Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, 
Ben Chaplin,  Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Jason Watkins
Screenplay by Ian McEwan
Based on his novel Directed by Richard Eyre

Out of Four

Emma Thompson has been one of my very favorite actresses for 25 years now, having won my fandom withher performance in Much Ado About Nothing. Any time the multiple Oscar winner plays the lead in a film, it's an instant must see for me.

In The Children Act,  Fiona Maye (Thompson) is a judge in the High Court  of Justice of England and Wales. The emotionally distant, workaholic judge who has no time for her personal life is smacked in the face with the reality of the situation when, after once again rejecting the idea of weekend plans because she has two much on the docket, Fiona's husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci) announces wants to have an affair with a colleague. He feels himself dying inside, as Fiona constantly works and is never truly with him, even on the rare occasions tha…

Coming Soon: Star Wars™ Vynl.! Han, Greedo, Luke and Leia

Vynl: Star Wars - Han Solo™ & Greedo™ “Han shot first” relive the iconic altercation between Han Solo™ and Greedo™ the bounty hunter as a Funko Vynl. 2-pack!

Coming in November! 

Vynl.: Star Wars – Luke Skywalker™ & Princess Leia™ The dynamic duo Luke Skywalker™ and Princess Leia™ are ready to take on the Empire!
Now featured as Funko Vynl., the pair is armed and ready to lead into battle.

Available Now!


The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Star Wars Producer, Gary Kurtz Dies Age 78

Gary Kurtz: 1940 – 2018 It's incredibly sad to hear the passing Star Wars producer, Gary Kurtz.  The extremely talented producer who is so ingrained in the legend that is Star Wars that we know this news will hit hard with all Star Wars fans.

Family statement re passing of Gary Kurtz

With deep love and respect, the family of Gary Kurtz is sad to share that he has passed away. He died from cancer on September 23rd 2018, in North London, England.

Gary was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, colleague, and mentor, whose work and talent spanned filmmaking, photography, music, and cinema history. He was a Marine, a world traveller, an outdoorsman, and a kind, compassionate human being.

His life’s work was to share the wonder of audio-visual storytelling through the art of film. Well-known for his work as the producer of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Dark Crystal, Gary was passionate about telling stories that shared the humanity of characters …

10 Celebrities with Cats

10 Celebrities with moggies I love cats.  Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I'm at my happiest when I'm sat in my favourite chair, watching my favourite Spielberg movie and my Bengal cat by my side.  Today on Twitter I noticed the word '#Caturday" trending so this inspired me gave me a purrfect opportunity to post something to do with the feline kind.  Anyway, here are ten pictures of celebrities that are in some way related to The Bearded Trio and at least one cat in the photo.

Have I missed any obvious ones?  Let me know and I'll add them here.


1 - Steven Spielberg preparing for the best shot on the set of The BFG.


2 - Kitty cuddles with Stanley Kubrick 


3 - Michael J. Fox with a worried looking cat.  Probably wondering where Einstein is.


4 - Welsh legend, Anthony Hopkins and a cute ball of fur. 


5 - Casual cat with a startled looking Drew Barrymore


6 - Samuel L. Jackson with a mother fudging cute cat.


7 - Smooth Morgan Freeman made smoother with a cat.


8 …

INDIANA JONES’ FEDORA SOLD FOR £393,600 ($522,110) AT AUCTION

INDIANA JONES’ (HARRISON FORD) SIGNATURE FEDORA FROM INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) SOLD FOR A WORLD RECORD PRICE £393,600 ($522,110) AT AUCTION OVER 500 ITEMS SOLD FOR AN IMPRESSIVE £4.3M ($5.8M) AT PROP STORE’S LONDON AUCTIONIndiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Signature Fedora set a world record memorabilia price for any piece of Indiana Jones memorabilia ever soldMarty McFly’s Hoverboard (Michael J. Fox) from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for £36,900 ($48,965)Wonka Bar from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1997) sold for £9,840 ($13,057)First Order Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017) sold for £135,300 ($179,538) **All hammer price proceeds from this item are being donated to the UK's leading children's charity The NSPCC**
Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has today announced the results from yesterday’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia in the UK, with items…

PAM LIFFORD NAMED PRESIDENT, WARNER BROS. GLOBAL BRANDS AND EXPERIENCES

Pam Lifford has been promoted to President, Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences, with responsibility for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC, Themed Entertainment and a new Global Franchise team, it was announced today by Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.  This new business will align strategies and increase consumer engagement across the company’s key brands and franchises.

The formation of WBGBE supports and furthers the Studio’s ongoing initiatives to move its businesses and products closer to the consumer.  Through WBGBE, the company will have increased opportunities to develop and grow consumer relationships over time and across the breadth of a franchise, with a multi-generational focus on these interactions so there will be lifelong opportunities for engagement.  Additionally, through expertly curated experiences, fans will be able to create moments and memories linked with Warner Bros.’ and DC’s brands and franchises, further strengthening their connection…

INTRADA Announces James Horner's *BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED

Listen to James Horner's score to *Batteries Not Included Brought To You By Intrada*BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
Music Composed and Conducted by JAMES HORNER
INTRADA ISC 412

Intrada's latest release is an expanded soundtrack for the 1987 Universal and Amblin film *batteries not included. Composer James Horner wrote 90 minutes of music for the film, about half of which appeared on the MCA album issued at the time of the film's release. Horner composed a portion of the score for big band, reflecting the generation of the elderly folk living in the film's NY apartment building setting. The second facet of the score is the traditional symphonic fantasy style Horner had made his mark on during the '80s. At times the two styles intersect, as fantasy and reality interweave throughout the film.

This release features Shawn Murphy's original two-track stereo mixes. The new album includes several substantial cues being heard for the first time, not only because they were omitte…

This is the AGE OF STAR WARS!

All-new stories from all three Star Wars trilogies, starting in December!Teaser art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti

For more information, be sure to check out the Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing panel at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 5th at 3pm E.T. in Room 1A10!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Meet the Aces from Star Wars Resistance!

You’ve already met Team Fireball, now the Star Wars crew are pleased to introduce you to the elite crew of ace pilots hired to serve and protect the Colossus platform in Star Wars Resistance. The one-hour series premiere of Star Wars Resistance will make its debut on October 7th on Disney Channel (10 p.m. ET/PT) and DisneyNOW. Two additional new episodes will be available via the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.

Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsResistance, and check out StarWars.com for more exciting information on the series.




The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Watch This Deleted Scenes From Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo Pilots A TIE Fighter

Watch A Deleted Scene From The Upcoming Blu-Ray Release of Solo: A Star Wars Story SOLO: A Star Wars Story is set to be released on digital, SEPT 14th and Blu-ray SEPT 25th.  The physical copies are set to come with a whole host of extras including eight deleted scenes from the original cinematic version.  They are:

Proxima’s DenCorellian Foot ChaseHan Solo: Imperial CadetThe Battle of Mimban: ExtendedHan Versus Chewie: ExtendedSnowball Fight!Meet Dryden: ExtendedCoaxium Double-Cross
Here's one of those deleted scenes that has already been released for you to enjoy.  The deleted extra is the Imperial Cadet scene where we see Solo getting interrogated for piloting a TIE Fighter.  Wise cracks are guaranteed.



The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.