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Man Sues Lucasfilm for Cancelling Vader Film Celebration

There's a man out there who makes a living filming fan celebration events and live-streaming them to cinemas, and back in 2015 he thought he was on to a blockbuster in securing an interview with Darth Vader torso provider Dave Prowse right before the release of The Force Awakens -- only to have Lucasfilm intervene and ban filming at the last minute. Read More >>

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Danny Boyle is the Top Choice to Direct the Next James Bond Movie

With its late 2019 release date getting closer and closer, the latest James Bond film is still without a director. However, a new report suggests producers have one name at the top of their list. Read More >>

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One Former Blade Runner Star Wasn’t Impressed With Blade Runner 2049

When Blade Runner 2049 offered an extended stay in the universe created by Ridley Scott’s original, most of the major players from the original returned in some form or another. The most important character who didn’t is Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty, which is just as well, considering what Hauer thinks of the film. Read More >>

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Which Star Wars Expanded Universe Characters Do You Want to See Returned to Canon?

As Disney and Lucasfilm’s reset-version of Star Wars continuity has expanded over the years, slowly but surely elements of the old Expanded Universe have made their way back into canon. Lucasfilm acknowledged there’s more on the way in the future... so, where do you want them to get started? Read More >>

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Our Best Look Yet at Incredibles 2 Has Lots of Superhero Parenting

The first teaser for Pixar’s Incredibles 2 was just that. A tease. There was little to no indication of what, exactly, the highly anticipated sequel would be about. Well, during the Winter Olympics Wednesday, we finally got a good look at the movie. And it looks wonderful. Read More >>

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The Millennium Falcon Is Apparently Way Older Than Anyone Thought

She might not look like much when we see her in A New Hope, but the junky, tattered exterior of the Millennium Falcon was always meant to be a hint at a long life for the freighter. So, seeing it shiny and with a fresh coat of paint in Solo: A Star Wars Story should be what it looks like in its prime, right? Actually, no. Read More >>

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Watch VFX Wizards Make All the Magic in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

It’s doubtful if any of the Harry Potter books could have been turned into movies without the benefit of modern visual effects techniques. And while so much of what you see in blockbuster movies is created by a computer now, it’s fun to see the old-school, on-set tricks used to make films like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them before the VFX are added. Read More >>

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Sony Apologises for CG Rabbit’s Food Allergy Shaming

There's a film version of Peter Rabbit about to hit the cinemas and it's already going down badly with a certain subset of US audiences, with parents reacting with horror to a sequence where the CG animals torture one of the woodland friends' human accomplices by purposefully triggering his allergy. Read More >>

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Black Panther’s Politics Are More Than Skin Deep

After seeing Black Panther last week, I’m fairly convinced that the pundits are right: this film really does look like it is going to be a cultural “moment”. Though the underlying film hits all of the standard superhero beats, it feels as subtly refreshing as you might expect for the first super-mega-blockbuster scale film to feature a majority black cast. Read More >>

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Explore The Space Between Script and Screen With This Comparison From Inside Out

Much the way emotions live inside every person, a script lives inside every movie, helping shape it, direct it, give it life. Scripts form a superstructure around which films are built. But the execution of a scene can diverge wildly from what’s in the script, for better and for worse. Read More >>

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Netflix Has 55 Million US Subscribers, But CEO Says “There’s Still a Ways To Go”

Netflix, the TV and movie streaming giant, is celebrating its most successful quarter so far in terms of subscriber count — in just three months, it's gathered 8.3 million new subscribers globally. Read More >>

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Cult Vampire Comedy What We Do In The Shadows is Getting a TV Series

If you haven't seen 2014's What We Do in the Shadows, you're seriously missing out. Written, directed by and starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, it's a mockumentary that follows a group of vampires and their struggles of living in the modern world. It's just been announced that a 30-minute pilot for a TV series based on the film has been picked up by the FX network, and Waititi and Clement will both be returning to the helm. Read More >>

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Explore the Collaboration Between Spielberg and Ernest Cline in This Ready Player One Featurette

One of the greatest directors of a generation, and one author who owes that director a huge debt of influence. Read More >>

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Insidious: The Last Key Takes the Franchise in Some Surprising (and Welcome) Directions

The fourth film in a horror franchise, released on the first weekend of the new year, is just about the easiest movie to write off ever. And yet, you shouldn’t do that with Insidious: The Last Key, despite it being all of those things. It’s a creepy, unpredictable, and surprisingly heartfelt addition to the franchise—and easily the best film in the series since the first one. Read More >>

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The Untitled Cloverfield Movie Will Now Be Out In April

When a major studio movie is supposedly a month away from release and doesn’t have a poster, trailer, or even a title, odds are it’s not going to stay on that release date. And that’s what just happened with the new Cloverfield movie. Read More >>