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Jurassic Park Fan Creates Indomation. An Intense Stop-Motion Animated Short Complete With Raptor Chase

'Indomation.'  A Jurassic Park Inspired Stop-Motion Animated Short Jurassic Park fan, Mason Drumm contacted The Bearded Trio and wanted to share with us his new fun animated short that has a lot of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World influence.  Titled 'INDOMATION,' it's a stop-motion animated short that tells the story of our "hero" who just wants to order a pizza and have a relaxing evening watching Jurassic World.  Unfortunately the raptors have better ideas and what follows is a rather intense chase scene through numerous hand built sets boasting impressive attention to detail and animation.


Mason tells us the six minute movie took ninety three hours of animation and 7830 frames.  A two month set build and thirty five sticks of glue.  That's some dedication and it shows.  Listen out for the plucky version of John Williams' Jurassic Park at the end.  We've also include a behind the scenes video for you to see the amount of work that goes into…

New Video and Images for the next episode of Star Wars Resistance! "The First Order Occupation"

Star Wars Resistance "The First Order Occupation" In "The First Order Occupation," After Torra's kidnapping and subsequent rescue by Major Vonreg, the First Order sends a contingent of stormtroopers to the Colossus in order to hunt down the pirate spy.



The new episode - "The First Order Occupation" - will also be available SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.





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PIC OF THE DAY: George Lucas with a bottle of Skywalker Wine

George Lucas with a bottle of Skywalker Wine at the Lucasfilm’s annual July 4th picnic, 1981

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Cinemark and SPACES to Open "Terminator" VR Experience in San Jose

CINEMARK AND SPACES EMBRACE THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH MULTI-SENSORY VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE IN SAN JOSE Tickets are on sale now for Cinemark’s brand-new, immersive VR experience at the Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre featuring “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future” Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, announced it is opening a brand-new, immersive virtual reality (VR) experience on February 8 at its Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, CA at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center. As the newest SPACES location, it will feature multi-sensory VR technology blending 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction and social group play. Tickets and information are available now at Cinemark.com/SPACES.

“Cinemark is constantly innovating and providing new experiences for our guests; we love taking entertainment and moviegoing to the next level,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s CEO. “Cinemark is excited to p…

Discover the Allure of JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS

A Bewitching New Comic Series Tells Timeless Tales of Mermaids and Magic BOOM! Studios today announced JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS, an all-new four-issue comic series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, spinning new tales about enchanting creatures from folklore and the deep, available in stores April 2019.

Featuring beautiful stories told by some of today’s most exciting voices, including Jakub Rebelka (Judas) with Bartosz Sztybor, Chan Chau (Elements:Fire), Sarah Webb (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under the Spell), and Aud Koch (The Wicked + The Divine), JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS dives deep into the legends and myths of mermaids from all over the world, and what happens when humanity answers their call.

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS features main connecting covers by Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Tales), along with variant covers by artists Jakub Rebelka (Judas), Chan Chau (Elements: Fire), Sarah Webb (…

Synara's Allegiance is Tested on the All-New Episode of Star Wars Resistance

New Video and Images released for the next episode of Star Wars Resistance on SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 at 10pm ET/PT on Disney Channel! In "The Doza Dilemma," As Synara settles into life on the Platform, she is contacted by her pirate compatriots for a new mission. She is thrown into a tight spot when she learns that the object of the mission is her new friend - the Captain's daughter, Torra Doza.

The new episode - "The Doza Dilemma" - will also be available SUNDAY, JANUARY 27th (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.








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A Call To Adventure on the Edge of the Galaxy…Announcing STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #1!

The newest chapter of the Star Wars saga begins this April! A new chapter of Star Wars is coming! This April, Marvel invites you to join writer Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and artist Will Sliney for the thrilling, epic STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #1, the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the themed land!

Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. It’s a place where beings thrive on unique opportunities of the lawless outpost at the edge of space – but the First Order threatens their livelihood…

“For me personally, this is a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream that started back when I was 4 years old watching the opening crawl for the first time at the Astor Plaza in Times Square during the summer of 1977,” said Sacks. “This new adventure, set in the wondrous – and dangerous – Black…

Coming Soon: Star Wars - Return of the Jedi Pop!

Pop! Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Journey to the forest moon of Endor™ where the battle between the Empire™ and the rebels is in full force. Pop! Wicket™, Ewok village Leia™, Electrocuted Darth Vader™, Endor Han™ with gun drawn, Emperor Palpatine™ channeling a dangerous electric charge and General Lando™ are ready to join your collection. 


10’’ Wicket Pop! and flocked
Baby Nippet™ exclusive to Target.



Coming Soon!




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The Heroes of the Rebellion Are Here…TIE FIGHTER #1 Arrives This April!

TIE FIGHTER #1 The war against the Rebellion has put the entire galaxy at risk, but elite squadrons of TIE fighter pilots still fight to defend the Empire and bring fury down upon the Rebel Alliance! Just how far will the Imperial SHADOW WING go to win the war? Find out this April in an all-new mini-series from Jody Houser (Thrawn, Age of Republic) and Roge Antonio (X-Men Red), as they weave a TIE fighter tale that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the heroes of the Empire!

Look for the exciting all-new story this April, when TIE FIGHTER #1 hits comic shops, and visit StarWars.com for more details!

As for the heroes of the Rebellion? Don’t miss the first book of TIE FIGHTER’s sister novel series, STAR WARS: ALPHABET SQUAD from Del Rey books, on sale this June!

STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #1 (of 5)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by ROGE ANTONIO & More
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ELIA BONETTI



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Lucasfilm Steps In And Takes Copyright Claim AWAY From Star Wars Fan Movie

Lucasfilm Step In And Get Copyright Claim Taken Down The new and rather impressive Star War fan film, 'Vader Episode 1: Shards of The Past' has reached over 7 million views in just three weeks. A lot to do with the quality of the film but also a little due to the controversy around the fan flick

It was posted on the YouTube channel, 'Star Wars Theory' after getting the go ahead from Lucasfilm and under the condition that it wasn't crowdfunded or monetised.  The movie reportedly cost the makers over $100,000 to make and went ahead and posted the video on YouTube even though they were never going to get that money back.  All for the love of Star Wars.

However, Disney quickly slapped a copyright claim on the video due to a piece of music in the movie that sounds too close to John Williams "Imperial March."  As a result, Disney were able to monetise the film and the company made at least $80,000 from a fan movie that was originally told that they weren't…

All-new stories from the original Star Wars trilogy, starting this April!

This is the AGE OF REBELLION! Marvel’s celebration of Star Wars characters continues this April, with epic one-shots of heroes and villains of the original film trilogy in AGE OF REBELLION!

Following the legendary sagas of the Jedi, the Sith, and more from AGE OF THE REPUBLIC, join writer Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk, Weapon H) and artist Chris Sprouse (Black Panther) for new tales about some of the most iconic Star Wars heroes and artist Marc Laming (Beckett, Star Wars Annual) for new stories about the galaxy’s most dangerous villains. With covers by Terry and Rachel Dodson, these are stories you don’t want to miss!

Also in April, discover brand new sides of some of your favorite – and deadly – heroes and villains in AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL #1, written by superstar team Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold), Jon Adams (The New Yorker, Love Romances), and Si Spurrier (Doctor Aphra), and drawn by Adams, Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra Annual), and Andrea Broccardo (Star Wars), with cover art …

John Williams Recovered And Ready For Star Wars IX

John Williams is better and ready for the Force Yes, it's good news.  John Williams has fully recovered after falling ill in October just before the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK in which he was set to perform.

The news was published on the Film Score Board where record producer and Williams' friend Mike Matessino told us:

John’s doing just fine. He went to Ginny Mancini’s Twelfth Night party last week. Just a few people there… Norman Lear, Quincy Jones, Leslie Bricusse… I don’t think he’s working on Ep. 9 until the summer; the schedule is still being worked out.

Good news and good news.  John Williams is better and the maestro is set to bring us more Star Wars.  The Force is with 2019.


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We Have A New Video and Images for the next episode of Star Wars Resistance

Kaz Investigates Some Suspicious Activity on the All-New Episode of Star Wars Resistance 1/20 @ 10PM In "Dangerous Business" - In exchange for parts, Kaz minds Acquisitions for Flix and Orka, and comes into conflict with a shady alien customer in league with the First Order.

The new episode - "Dangerous Business" - will also be available SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.








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SOUNDTRACK NEWS: INTRADA Announces James Horner's APOLLO 13

APOLLO 13
Music Composed and Conducted by JAMES HORNER
INTRADA ISC 415
The incredible Apollo 13 soundtrack from James Horner gets the Intrada treatment.  This is definitely one for me - Rob Intrada kicks off 2019 with a 2-CD set showcasing James Horner's stunning, Oscar-nominated score to the Universal Pictures film Apollo 13. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. The film recounts the harrowing true-life story of the Apollo 13 mission that fails when an oxygen tank explodes, crippling the command module en route to the moon. The astronauts and Mission Control desperately team to prevent the capsule from drifting off into space or burning up during reentry. On film, the Apollo 13 team had composer James Horner along for the flight to envelop the audience in the astronauts' dire circumstances and hope for a safe return to earth. 

For this tale of quiet nobility and brilliant professionalism, director Ron Howard agree…

Movie Review: The Case For "On The Basis of Sex" is That It's A Really Good Movie

ONE THE BASIS OF SEX Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates Written by Daniel Steipleman Directed by Mimi Leder
Reviewed by Patrick and Paul Gibbs

Out of Four

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) is a first-year student at Harvard Law. When her husband Martin (Armie Hammer), a second-year student, falls ill with cancer, she attends both her classes and his, taking notes and transcribing lectures while caring for Martin and their infant daughter Jane.

Two years later Martin, his cancer in remission, is hired by a firm in New York. Ruth petitions Dean Griswold (Sam Waterston) to allow her to finish her Harvard law degree with classes at Columbia, but he insists on following policies at the time and denies her request, so she transfers to Columbia. In spite of graduating at the top of her class, she is unable to find a position with a law firm because none of the firms she applies to wants to hire a woman. She takes a job as a professor at Rutgers…

Sequel to Tin Tin Confirmed?

Has Tin Tin 2 Been Confirmed? IGN France are reporting that the sequel to the Peter Jackson/Steven Spielberg directed movie from 2011 is definitely happening.  They tell us:

This Thursday morning, at the microphone of FranceInfo , Benoit Mouchart, editorial director at Casterman*, confirmed that there will be a second film Tintin produced and directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg .

Like the first episode, this sequel would be inspired by several Hergé albums. And several tracks are studied by both directors.

" It could be a mix of Ottokar's Scepter and the Sunflower or Objectif Lune affair and we walked on the moon, " explained Benoit Mouchart, before describing a " Syldave episode [...] darker " . This suggests that the scenario of this sequel would be far from ready.

Here's the actual tweet and video from the show:

#Tintin : Il y aura un deuxième film de signé Peter Jackson, et Steven Spielberg, annonce Benoit Mouchart, directeur éditorial chez Ca…

Why the Jaws sequels are worth your time.

Adam O'Brien's takes a look at the Jaws sequels in his first post for The Bearded Trio and explains why he thinks they are worthy sequels.

What makes a good sequel? We've all seen one before, whether or not it's Empire Strikes Back, Terminator 2 you name it, they're both more of the same yet pushing the characters you know further into new hurdles, and new adventures that define and redefine who they are.

Sequels are comfort food for movie goers who have enjoyed a film prior, realised the characters are special, and want to spend another few 90 plus minutes with the world of that film.

I think it's great that since the advent of franchises like George Lucas' Star Wars they've become more common place, but now every film is being beaten into shape as a franchise starter to build the tent pole, however it wasn't always so.

Jaws is one example, and the franchise I'm writing about today. I was a late starter to Jaws, seeing it in my teens. I loved the c…

Star Wars Resistance Mid-Season Trailer and Season 2 Announced

DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIGH-FLYING ANIMATED SERIES 'STAR WARS RESISTANCE' FOR FALL 2019 PREMIEREMid-Season One Trailer Debuts with First Look at Major Villain from 'The Force Awakens'

Fear not as more Star Wars is on the way.  Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the high-flying animated series "Star Wars Resistance" for a fall 2019 premiere. The series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Season one continues on SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The mid-season one trailer for "Star Wars Resistance," featuring a first look at a major villain from "The Force Awakens," was released today and you can watch it below.



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