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Movie Review:"Dark Fate" Is The "Force Awakens" of the Terminator Series

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Mackenzie Davis, 
Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta
Screenplay by David S. Goyer & Justin Rhodes & Billy Ray
Directed by Tim Miller

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four

It's been 20 years since the release of Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and a lot of disgruntled fans of the original trilogy are still trashing it, and many enthusiastically embraced The Force Awakens as a return to form (albeit one that played things very safely and covered very familiar territory). But whatever your opinion of the prequels, there's no denying (okay, no legitimate denying) the fact that the franchise belongs to creator George Lucas and it was his right to take it in the direction of his choice. But that's not the case with 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or its subsequent sequels/reboots, all of which were done without the involvement of writer-director James Cameron. The Hollywood i…

Watch: Indiana Jones With A CGI'd Tom Selleck Face

Watch Tom Selleck's Face Added To Various Scenes In The Indiana Jones Movies Fans of The Bearded Trio are a knowledgeable lot and there is no doubt that the majority will know that Tom Selleck was originally slated to play the role of Indiana Jones, not Harrison Ford.  When CBS decided to pick up Magnum, Tom was taken away from being an archaeologist and destined to become a private investigator.  However, there are videos of Tom's auditions for Indiana Jones on the web and you can catch a glimpse of one in the video below:



But now, the clever folks over at Sham00k using their "Deep Fake SFX" technology and a lot of talent have placed Tom Selleck's face on various scenes from the Indiana Jones movies so you no longer have to wonder what that Indiana Jones scene would have been like with the moustached actor at the helm.  All we need now is Higgins to replace Belloq and we are done.




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A Retrospective Look Back At The Movie STARCRASH

Taking us back to the early 80's is Rhys Thomas who reminisces about a classic and often forgotten sci-fi classic, Starcrash. Flicking through the DVD's in a local second hand shop I stumbled on one I'd never seen or heard of before; Starcrash. With a cover that featured a bikini clad beauty with a laser gun, something resembling a Cylon, David Hasselhoff holding a lightsaber and the tag line "Star Wars meets Barbarella in the ultimate inter-galactic adventure"; I had to have it!

The opening shot of the film did not disappoint, imagine the opening shot from the original Star Wars movie, the vastness of space with a great big space ship flying over your head and onto the screen leading to the big reveal of the ship and its scale, now imagine the exact same shot but this time with a ship made by Gerry Anderson, filmed on a shaky hand held camera filmed in front of a back-lit black screen with holes in to represent stars. If the thought of that appeals to you then …

The Pirates are on a Mission in the Latest Episode Of Star Wars Resistance

It's Pirates Galore In The Latest Episode Of Star Wars Resistance Which character in the Star Wars universe is a pirates favourite?  Answer?  Arrrrrrrr2D2.  What? Come on, that's funny.  Anyway back on topic, if you happen to be a fan of pirates AND Star Wars then you are in for a real treat as this episode is pirate heavy.  And if you're not a fan of pirates, why not give the latest episode a watch?  You never know you might get HOOKED!!!  GET IT?  I've finished now, I will SEA you later.

New Video and Images Available for the next episode of Star Wars Resistance on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 at 6pm ET/PT on Disney XD and 10pm ET/PT on Disney Channel!

In "Hunt on Celsor 3," The pirates volunteer to find food for the Colossus, but Kaz doesn’t trust them. He and Torra join them on the hunt, but run into big problems.



The new episode - "Hunt on Celsor 3" - will also be available SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, g…

Rare Toys & Collectibles To Go Under The Hammer Including A Star Wars Vlix Valued At £10,000

RARE VINTAGE TOYS & COLLECTIBLES WORTH IN EXCESS OF £250,000 TO BE AUCTIONED IN THE UK
AN EXCITING COLLECTION OF TOYS FROM STAR WARS, JAMES BOND AND MORE TO BE AUCTIONED BY PROP STORE INCLUDING:A Limited-Edition Corgi 269 James Bond Gold-Plated Lotus Esprit, one of ten made for the premiere of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) estimated at £9,000 - 12,000 ($11.5k-15.3k)A rare Star Wars Vlix First Shot estimated between £8,000 - 10,000 ($10.2k - 12.7k)  A highly sought Star Wars Letraset Promotional notebook given away at Harrogate Home & Gift trade show in 1977 estimated £200 - 300 ($255 - 385) A Full set of 15 Japanese Exclusive Star War: The Empire Strikes Back Popy Action Figures to be sold at various pricesAuction lots span multiple fan-favourite toy lines including Star Wars, Star Trek, Gerry Anderson, Alien, James Bond, Dr Who, Superheroes, and more.700 lots to be auctioned by Prop Store on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November 2019Starting prices range from £20 Bids can b…

The Final Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is Here! Theatrical Poster Revealed!

The wait is over! After several teaser trailers from Star Wars Celebration Chicago and D23Expo, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker made its debut during Monday Night Football on ESPN. In case you missed it, or just want to watch it on repeat, we have it for you right here to enjoy:



 Here's the theatrical poster:


Tickets for The Rise of Skywalker are available to preorder now! Visit Fandango, or your favorite ticket outlet to reserve the best seats.

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Movie Review: "Tell me Who I Am" is Haunting, Devastating and Surprisingly Uplifting

TELL ME WHO I AM
Starring Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis
Directed by Ed Perkins

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four

The most compelling movie of the year is a Netflix premiere, but it's not The Irishman,Dolemite Is My Name or Marriage Story. It's a little documentary about twin brothers Alex and Marcus Lewis.

Tell Me Who I Am chronicles a dramatic true story that would seem far too lurid to believe if it was fiction. At the age of eighteen, Alex Lewis was in a motorcycle accident that left him a head injury and the loss of his memory. The only thing Alex could remember was his twin brother, Marcus: everything else, including the rest of his family was gone. He didn't recognize his own mother, or have every memories of who she was. The only person, the only anything that Alex had to cling to was Marcus, who took on the monumental task of giving his brother back his life and his memories. 
Or something like them.
Director Ed Perkins became fascinated with the Lewis brothers after rea…

The tragedy of Rebso and the wait for a Jedi - Guest Post by Dominic Holder

How Star Wars fuelled my imagination by Dominic Holder Several months ago I wrote a blog about my earliest experiences of Cinema and the way it changed my life forever, feel free to read it here. That was a tale about the wonders of seeing a film called Star Wars and its sequel The Empire Strikes Back in this cavernous dark room on a screen the size of a football pitch. It had changed my life and given me the love of cinema that has never left me 37 years later.

I wouldn't say I became a Cineaste straight away, I was only 5 years old at the time, but the seeds had been sown and the excitement of walking down the plush carpet corridor of any screen room has never left me, the thrill of seeing that giant screen even today is one of my happiest sights, even if the following 2 hours or so don't always live up to the wondrous promise.

What was certain, I was now obsessed with all things Star Wars. This is a blog post about how Star Wars fuelled my imagination as a kid, made wet Sc…

WWSD? (What Would Spielberg Do?) by Joe Menendez

Spielberg’s Savage Staging.  Guest Post By Joe Menendez When people in Hollywood say: “I’m looking for the next Steven Spielberg”, or “so-and-so is the next Steven Spielberg”, they’re usually referring to box-office success, or to a type of blockbuster movie typically associated with Spielberg. What they hardly ever mean is that they’re looking for somebody with Spielberg’s directorial prowess. Somebody with complete and total command of his or her craft.

I’m the producer/director on the TV series SIREN for Freeform, and as season 3 ramped up, I was tasked with helping find directors for seven of our 10-episode order (I was directing the other three). While there are numerous factors that go into who gets hired to direct episodes of any given television series, I dutifully watched every submission sent to us.
I intended to find the next Steven Spielberg.
However, because of the nature of television, it’s a bit of a challenge to distinguish one TV director from another, let alone find…