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The Legacy of John Williams Documentary Second Campaign Goes Live

The Legacy of John Williams Doc “He Shoots, He Scores” by Jonah Bryson Second Campaign Has Gone LiveI find it remarkable that for all the wonderful music John Williams has given the world over the
decades, there hasn't really been a dedicated documentary on the maestro.  Well Jonah Bryson is trying to fix that with a new doc called "He Shoots, He Scores."  A brand new crowd funding campaign kicks off today and has some tempting perks.  You could have your name in  the credits or for just $25/£21 you can get this wonderful John Williams poster sent to you.  Not only that we'll be one step closer to being able to watch this wonderful doc.  Here's the full press release along with the link to the campaign.  We'll also keep you up to date as we get further updates on this amazing project.

The second campaign release of filmmaker and musician Jonah Bryson’s documentary “He Shoots, He Scores,” will be live on 31 July 2019.

“He Shoots, He Scores” is a documentary …

Exploring Star Wars In The Depths Of Spotify

Is Spotify Your Holocron For Soundtracks? If you’re a fan of Star Wars then it’s almost a certainty that you are also a fan of the soundtracks. If you look up perfection in the dictionary it mentions John Williams and the music to the Star Wars movies. Okay that was a lie but it should do. For me, ever since that first viewing of Star Wars way back in 1977 I’ve craved the musical delights of John Williams and the scores to Star Wars have never been that far away in my life. From the humble beginnings of listening to Star Wars on a record player to cramming a whole album on a 256mb Creative Labs Muvo MP3 player. Now, we are lucky enough to have any music we like just a click away and streamed to any device at any time.
I'm a huge fan of Spotify and when it comes to soundtracks it's always a delight to find the hidden gems filed away in the music streaming service. If you’re a soundtrack fan like me then a music streaming service is a must but I do recommend caution if you are …

Movie review: "Once Upon A Time . . ." Is A Mesmerizing Fairy Tale

ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradd Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, 
Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino
Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs


 Out of Four

25 years ago, Quentin Tarantino (already a rising star thanks to Reservoir Dogs) shook up Hollywood with Pulp Fiction, a bold, inventive and unapologetic, super violent film noir celebration of the '70's. In the past two and a half decades,Tarantino has brought his distinctive style into other time periods (even if the '70's have hung over each one of those films). In his ninth feature, Once Upon A Time . . . In Hollywood, he takes us to back to just one year prior, in 1969, a turning point for pop culture, and the year a set of very shocking killings rattled Los Angeles and the world, and made the name Charles Manson a synonym for evil.
The story follows actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), the for…

Movie Review: "The Farewell" Is A Poignant Portrait of Life and Death

THE FAREWELLStarring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzen, Lu Hong, Jian Yongbo
Written and Directed by Lulu Wang

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four

It's that time of year when blockbuster blues start to set in for some of us, and more substantial, thoughtful antidote slipped in between The Lion King and Hobbs and Shaw is very welcome. The Farewell fits the bill very well, though it is certainly not going to be a movie for everyone.


Billi (Awkwafina) is a Chinese-American writer who maintains a close relationship with her grandmother (Zhao Shuzhen) - "Nai Nai" as she is known in Mandarin - even though Billi resides in New York and and grandmother still lives in Changhun.  After receiving a rejection letter for a Guggenhiem fellowship, Billi is feeling pretty bleak, but soon discovers that things can get much worse when her parents, Haiyan (Tzi Ma and Jian (Diana Lin)break the news that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and has been given only a few…

Star Wars Resistance Hits DVD On August 20th

Will You Be Able To Resist Star Wars Resistance Season One On DVD? If you're the kind who likes to binge watch a TV series then you will be happy to know the Emmy nominated Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance will be out on good old DVD on August 20th.  Do you want the full press release?  Of course you do, complete with what juicy extras you will get.  Read on:

Star Wars Resistance: Complete Season Onedelivers more than eight hours of entertainment including 21 action-packed episodes, 4 audio commentaries, 12 bonus shorts and an exclusive sneak-peek at the making of the series with cast and crew.
The first season follows Kazuda (“Kaz”) Xiono, a young pilot recruited by Resistance hero Poe Dameron for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Stationed aboard an aircraft refueling station, Kaz quickly finds himself in over his head as he struggles to keep his cover as a mechanic while gaining the trust of his newfound friends. They find thems…

WILLOW - Making Of An Adventure

This 1988 Making Of Doc Is Full Of Retro Charm, Just Like The Movie "In a time of sequels and spin-offs, where many cinemas have numbers after their titles, Willow is one of a kind."  That's how this making of featurette opens from 1988.  Kind of fits today's cinema trend doesn't it?  What they were talking about was Lucasfilm's latest offering, Willow.

This is a charming featurette that oozes so much enthusiasm.  George Lucas, Ron Howard and Warwick Davis are so excited for the movie.  The doc has an infectious excitement about it that seemed to be the norm for this style of programme from this era.  It really does pack a punch.  They visit ILM to show how the state of the art special effects were made, the many sets and of course interview the cast to get their take on the story, all mixed with a dramatic soundtrack and gritty narrator (Don LaFontaine.)

The movie, unfortunately didn't take the box-office by storm but it's one of those movies that h…

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Range At #SDCC

Hasbro's New Star Wars Range Hasbro have revealed their new Star Wars range at San Diego Comic Con and we just couldn't wait to share some of the new images to their range.  The Black Series, Boba Fett's helmet and their exciting 5-inch Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures all get a reveal.  Check them out below:
STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH Figure Assortment (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: Starting at $9.99/Available: Fall 2019)
STAR WARS fans new and old can discover the exciting action from the STAR WARS saga with figures, Lightsabers, and more from STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES! These 5-inch scale action figures feature multiple points of articulation and design, and include detail inspired by STAR WARS movies and entertainment. Recreate exciting adventures with fan favorites like HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, C-3PO, and more! Each pack contains a 5-inch scale STAR WARS figure. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers.





IDW Publishing To Release Return to Vader’s Castle

Return to Vader's Castle by IDW Publishing IDW Publishing have announced Return to Vader's Castle.  Expect a return to the lava planet, Mustafar in this new five-issue story.  Each episode will have a story centred around one of the bad guys or girls.  Asajj Ventress, Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Jabba the Hutt and of course Darth Vader will all have a gripping story and you can get your hands on them this October.  Here's the full press release:

Following the success of last year’s Tales from Vader’s Castle comic-book miniseries, IDW Publishing heads back to the lava planet Mustafar for more Halloween-timed storytelling in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventures mainstay writer (and returning Vader’s Castle scribe) Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five ta…

COMING SOON: POP! & ACTION FIGURE - THE DARK CRYSTAL

Those good folks over at Funko have announced a new set of action figures from The Dark Crystal are on the way and boy oh boy, do they look beautiful.  Not only that but they are releasing a new range for their extremely popular Funko Pop! range but for me it's those retro looking action figures that are pulling on my puppet strings.  Here's the full press release:

Go on an adventure straight out of storytelling icon Jim Henson’s imagination. Bring home action figures including the Guard of the Castle of the Crystal Rian, the gelfling Deet, the Hunter, Hup, Aughra the Oracle and a Silk Spitter.




Bring home Pop! Rian, Deet, Hup, the Hunter, Aughra, The Chamberlain exclusive to Target, Deet Glow exclusive to FYE and the Hunter with a silver mask exclusive to Funko Shop.





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

VIDEO: Tom Cruise Surprises Hall H in San Diego

Tom Cruise Surprises Hall H in San Diego as the Top Gun: Maverick Official Trailer Soars at Comic-Con 50! Top Gun: Maverick will fly in to theatres on June 26th, 2020.  Yo can watch the new trailer below.  What do you think about the upcoming Top Gun movie?  Excited or you couldn't give an F-14 Tomcat?  Let us know in the comments below.





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

The Steven Spielberg Executive Produced "Cats" Gets A Trailer

The Steven Spielberg executive produced "Cats" gets a brand new trailer.  The new movie with a whole host of British talent will be hitting the big screen this Christmas.  You will believe
#CatsMovie

Here's the cast and press release:

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.

Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.

Featuring Lloyd Webber's iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to con…