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Debbie Reynolds Has Died

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Debbie Reynolds has died after suffering a stroke at her son’s home in Beverly Hills.

Debbie Reynolds — who rose to stardom in “Singin’ in the Rain” and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty — died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned … just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away … this according to her son Todd.

Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We’re told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest.

Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher in 1959 after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie married 2 more times in 1960 and 1984.

She played iconic roles in “Tammy and the Bachelor” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” … for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disney Has Biggest Year Ever at Global Box Office With $5.85 Billion

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The studio is home to the four top-grossing films of the year so far — ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Finding Dory‘ and ‘The Jungle Book.’

Pamela McClintock reports: Disney is celebrating yet another milestone at the global box office, fueled by superheroes, talking animals and, of course, the Force.

With two months left to go in 2016, the studio has already posted its biggest year ever worldwide with $5.85 billion through Nov. 1, surpassing its previous record of $5.84 billion in 2015. Better yet, it is virtually assured of setting a new industry record in 2016, besting Universal’s 2015 haul of $6.89 billion.

[Read the full story here, at Hollywood Reporter]

“For the second year in a row, the Walt Disney Studios has reached a new high at the box office thanks to an absolutely stellar collection of releases from Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm,” said Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in a statement. “This success is a testament to the refined talent and innovative work the entire Studio team puts into making these world-class cinematic experiences.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Refrigerator! 

Frank Ippolito unveils another dream build! His Han Solo in Carbonite refrigerator is exactly the kind of brilliant idea that’s not easy to execute. We walk through the build process and show how Frank sourced accurate parts from the Star Wars replica prop community and added awesome features like glowing lights!

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[VIDEO] SUPERCUTS! Star Wars The Liberal Menace: Worst of Democrats in 2015 


LEGO Enthusiast Builds Minifig Characters Based on All 3 Original Star Wars Films, Attack of the Clones, and The Force Awakens

Source: Archie McPhee’s


Marvel Comics: Star Wars #47 Cover by Frank Miller and Jim Sherman

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Star Wars #47 cover by Frank Miller and Jim Sherman


[VIDEO] STAR WARS: A Bad Lip Reading

Vader keeps texting Leia, while Ben continues his quest for the Pickaxe of Cortez. Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, and Bill Hader guest.


[VIDEO] Libertarian Star Wars Parody 

Just in time for the holidays, The Star Wars Libertarian Special features Senate filibusters, border patrol stops, eminent domain, a guest appearance by Edward Snowden, and rarely seen footage from Chewbacca‘s galaxy-trotting documentary series about free-market economics.


The American Public Would Rather Elect Star Wars Characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

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The force is strong with the American public who, in a new poll, said they’d rather elect Star Wars characters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi president than the political party’s two current frontrunners.

Yoda trumps Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by 18 points, with 42 percent saying they’d support the Jedi in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, while 24 percent would support Trump, according to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll.

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Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton also gets trounced by the little green guy, with 41 percent of respondents on team Yoda and 25 percent ready for Hillary.

You’re our only hope? Americans polled by Ipsos Public Affairs preferred the Star Wars characters Yoda (left) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (right) for president over frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The only Star Wars character Donald Trump would beat in a presidential match-up is Darth Vader, according to a new poll, while Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca get heavier support 

The only Star Wars character Donald Trump would beat in a presidential match-up is Darth Vader, according to a new poll, while Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca get heavier support

Donald Trump is a political loser unless he’s in a head-to-head match with the Dark Side’s Darth Vader. Jedis Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and sidekick Chewbacca, all beat the billionaire

Kenobi, also known as Ben, also beats both politicians by double-digit margins.

He receives 39 percent support to Trump’s 24 percent, and 37 percent support to Clinton’s 26 percent.

Donald Trump is a political loser unless he's in a head-to-head match with the Dark Side's Darth Vader. Jedis Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and sidekick Chewbacca, all beat the billionaire 

Clinton has a slight edge against Chewbacca, earning 32 percent to the Wookie’s 28 percent of support.

When Trump goes up against the character, the GOP hopeful loses to him 28 percent to 30 percent, though Trump’s loss is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

The poll was conducted online and in English and surveyed 1,005 adults. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Star Wars-Marco Rubio Crossover


Cuckoo Bananas ‘Star Wars’ Fans Issue Death Threats to National Review Writer and Fox News Contributor Katherine Timpf

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Death Threats for Mocking ‘Star Wars‘ 

“A lot of people are clearly a lot of upset. But guess what? I’m not apologizing. Why? Because the all-too-common knee-jerk reaction of apologizing for harmless jokes after overblown hysteria is ruining our culture. This political-correctness obsession threatens free speech, and I absolutely refuse to be a part of it.”

Andrea Towers reports: Not everyone is excited about seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters this holiday season.

Last month, Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf jokingly insulted fans who were excited for the newest trailer during a guest stint on the late-night political comedy show Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue. Now, Timpf has revealed she’s recieving death threats for her comments.

“You people are crazy. You Star Wars people are crazy. Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars…You’re not really branding yourself in a way that makes me want to join your life-threatening club.”

“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now,” Timpf shared on the original broadcast. “You people are crazy. You Star Wars people are crazy…”

“…Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive — people threatened my life. You’re not really branding yourself in a way that makes me want to join your life-threatening club.”

On Tuesday, Timpf wrote a piece published by the National Review, sharing her thoughts on online bullying and noting that she wouldn’t back down in the face of threats….(read more)

Source: EW.com


[PHOTOS] Star Wars Stormtroopers Assemble at the Great Wall of China to Promote Movie 

Mark Duell reports: As the excitement builds ahead of the new Star Wars film, a huge display of Stormtroopers has been assembled at the Great Wall of China.

The 500 replica characters were placed on the steps at the Juyongguan section of the wall near Beijing for a promotional event yesterday.

Stormtroopers are elite soldiers wearing white armed with blaster rifles who are the key ground troops of the Galactic Empire in the series.

Tickets for Stars Wars: Episode VII went on sale two days ago, even though the movie does not open in cinemas for another two months.

The Force Awakens, which is released on December 17, is set three decades after Return of the Jedi – the third film in the original trilogy….(read more)

Source: Daily Mail Online


[VIDEO] Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer 


[VIDEO] First Full ‘Spectre’ Trailer HD

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[VIDEO] First Look at the official New Star Wars Uprising RPG for iOS and Android

There is a brand new official Star Wars RPG in the works over at Kabaam studios. Today, alongside Disney and Lucasfilm, the developer announced Star Wars: Uprising, a new mobile title set to take place after the events of the last chronological film….(read more)

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[VIDEO] Matthew McConaughey’s Reaction To ‘Star Wars’ Trailer: A Weepy Hot Mess

Matthew is really emotional about the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer. This epic mash-up of ‘Interstellar’ and the epic trailer encompasses all of our feelings about the new movie

 writes: Matthew McConaughey, 45, is literally bawling over the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Taking that powerful scene featuring Matthew in Interstellar and playing it against the new trailer, a clever YouTube user has created the best new meme of 2015. Dry your tears, Matthew! The new Star Wars movie is only 8 months away!

Matthew McConaughey’s Reaction To ‘Star Wars’ Trailer

Matthew’s Interstellar reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is best thing we’ve seen in a long time. Watching him cry and end up completely sobbing pretty much describes how every Star Wars fans felt when the new trailer was released on April 16….(read more)

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[VIDEO] Han Solo Is Back: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Second Peek

Graeme McMillan reports: Rarely does a certain galaxy seem quite as far, far away as it does when a new Star Wars trailer drops, as proven by Thursday’s release of the second peek at this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The new trailer, released to coincide with the beginning of the four-day Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, Calif. (An event being live streamed at the official Star Wars site), gives audiences a closer look at what director J.J. Abrams has done to the space opera universe first unveiled by George Lucas in 1977’s original Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry »


Graeme McMillan: A Comic Book Crash-Course in ‘Captain Marvel’

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Graeme McMillan writes: Marvel has managed to convince audiences that raccoons, frozen WWII soldiers and aliens posing as mythical beings can be superheroes, but can it sell the movie-going public on the idea of a woman holding down her own superhero movie? With Guardians of the Galaxys Nicole Perlman and Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve now in the running to write the 2018 Captain Marvel, audiences might be started to get excited about the company’s first female-led movie. For those looking for an entry point into the character, here are the comic books to look for.

Essential Captain Marvel Vol. 1

Carol Danvers, Marvel’s current Captain Marvel, actually debuted during the early days of the first character to use that name in the Marvel Universe. This collection of the first 21 issues of his — yes, his — 1960s series introduces Danvers as a competent USAF officer and security chief who nonetheless falls for an alien soldier’s romantic charms… only to end up in a terrible accident as a result. It’s okay, though; it’s an accident that’ll give her superpowers soon enough. Think of this as Phase 1 Carol: little more than a love interest in less-enlightened times, but worth checking out for historical interest and a crash course in the alien race called the Kree.

Essential Ms. Marvel Vol. 1

Going from being an air force officer to a magazine editor was just one of the surprising changes awaiting Danvers when she graduated to her own comic book in the 1970s. Now part-alien as a result of the accident in the Captain Marvel series, she decided to fight crime and convince comic book readers that bared midriffs were in. This is Carol Phase 2: more independent, but just a little bit more generic at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »


IMAX Treatment for Marvel’s ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Imax Corporation has renewed its exhibition agreement with Walt Disney Studios, ensuring that its wide screens will host a steady stream of Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm productions in the coming years.

The multi-picture deal begins this year and extends through 2017, and includes such hotly anticipated films as the seventh “Star Wars” picture and the stand-alone “Star Wars” film “Rogue One,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” Read the rest of this entry »


‘Star Wars’ Films Will Be Available for Download

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“Star Wars” is finally arriving on the world’s most wretched hive of scum and villainy: the Internet.

All six “Star Wars” movies will be available to download for the first time — legally, anyway — starting Friday, April 10, from major digital retailers like iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu.

“Hard-core fans will likely want to know that the digital versions will be the same ones that the always-tweaking George Lucas released on Blu-ray, not the original theatrical versions.”

Disney and 20th Century Fox, which together control rights to the films, will make them available to purchase for digital devices individually and as a set. Previously, “Star Wars” has been available on DVD and Blu-ray, but not online.

Prices will be set by retailers. The movies will only be available to buy, not to rent via video-on-demand. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Princess Leia is Propositioned Numerous Times as She Walks Down the Streets of New York City

Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC

Produced and written by Josh Apter (@pjmakemovies) and Gary Mahmoud (@garyleenyc) of Are We There Yet.

Directed and edited by Josh Apter.

Special thanks to Abracadabra Superstore for the great costumes

And a big thank you as well to Alex Grybauskas for the lightsaber FX

Filmed on an iPad mini using The Podcaster – Turn your iPad into a mobile production studio

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Get Ready for the Hoverbike: 2017, $80,000

Aerofex says the vehicle could have a variety of uses, including agricultural work and border patrols (Aerofex)

Aerofex says the vehicle could have a variety of uses, including agricultural work and border patrols. The vehicles are due to go on sale in 2017 – and will cost $80,000 each. (Aerofex)

For BBC , Jack Stewart writes: Getting from A to B is very rarely boring in the world of science fiction – sadly real life is often a let-down in comparison. We do not have many floating, hovering, flying vehicles, despite a great deal of engineering effort from entrepreneurs to develop jetpacksflying cars, and radical hovercraft.

But if the hoverbike currently being developed by Los Angeles-based Aerofex, gets off the ground, this could change. It is uncannily reminiscent of a Speeder Bike from the original Star Wars trilogy.

The device is named the Aero-X and it takes up about as much room as a small car. Eventually there will be space for just two passengers though, and early prototypes show only one brave test-rider, who perches on top of two horizontal spinning blades encased in circular housings.

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The company calls it a crossover vehicle. It is technically a hovercraft, but it apparently feels like riding a motorbike. It is designed for low-altitude flying, and can zoom over ground that even an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) would struggle with. Aerofex says it will be capable of 72km/h (45mph). Read the rest of this entry »


The Vader Paradox

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Remembering Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor

Cinematographer on the first Star Wars film who worked with Hitchcock and Polanski

A scene from Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski with cinematography by Gilbert Taylor. 'He mostly used reflected light bounced off the ceiling or walls,' recalled Polanski. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

A scene from Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski with cinematography by Gilbert Taylor. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

A scene from Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski with cinematography by Gilbert Taylor. ‘He mostly used reflected light bounced off the ceiling or walls,’ recalled Polanski.

The British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who has died aged 99, was best known for his camerawork on the first Star Wars movie (1977). Though its special effects and set designs somewhat stole his thunder, it was Taylor who set the visual tone of George Lucas’s six-part space opera.

“I wanted to give it a unique visual style that would distinguish it from other films in the science-fiction genre,” Taylor declared. “I wanted Star Wars to have clarity because I don’t think space is out of focus … I thought the look of the film should be absolutely clean … But George [Lucas] saw it differently … For example, he asked to set up one shot on the robots with a 300mm camera lens and the sand and sky of the Tunisian desert just meshed together. I told him it wouldn’t work, but he said that was the way he wanted to do the entire film, all diffused.” Fortunately for everyone, this creative difference was resolved by 20th Century Fox executives, who backed Taylor’s approach.

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