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Thursday, 20 July 2017

EPISODE VIII: BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE REVEALED...

The Last Jedi cast at the Disney D23 event. Image: USA TODAY.




Short but tantalizing, the new sizzle reel for The Last Jedi has lots of interesting eye candy and plot points to catch - surely a fresh and exciting continuation of the work/foundations previously laid down for the evolving sequel trilogy by J.J. Abrams.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye6GCY_vqYk

New teaser posters: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/film-music-tv/articles/high-resolution-images-last-jedi-character-posters/

Other EPISODE VIII news, interviews and clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvUA7UqMMkU
  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sB98NOrc9U

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcrP1BtldI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N4_UW3W5zk
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMdZ3k-utKY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxL-vabra3c

Kylo Ren in bloodthirsty red for the new character teaser poster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asefWQPYT-k 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edm8sY7n3gI 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQKu9VwAhTI 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo_g9G9VwgQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtUyoU7u-9A 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goUcs5Vw4I4
  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mC5eQw9vdY

Kylo Ren's new fighter revealed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMTExpDs7WA

THE 'INTO THE UNKNOWN' EXHIBITION CONTINUES...





If you're a UK STAR WARS/sci-fi fan, then the London Barbican Centre's ambitious Into the Unknown exhibition is well worth catching during the Summer holidays. As well as showcasing an original Darth Vader mask from The Empire Strikes Back, there's also a Stormtrooper helmet from A New Hope, plus several classic Ralph McQuarrie conceptual pieces, other Classic Trilogy storyboards, and a look at Doug Chiang's numerous cityscapes from EPISODE I and his portfolio work outside STAR WARS. As well as our favourite saga, there's great model/art/costume pieces from Star Trek, Buck Rogers, Alien and Dune to be savoured.


Details: https://www.barbican.org.uk/intotheunknown/

COMING TO US BLU-RAY/DVD: 'STAR WARS REBELS' SEASON THREE





Relive the excitement of Grand Admiral Thrawn's debut in the STAR WARS animated universe, and cheer on the heroes of REBELS as they show their bravery of defiance against his campaign of terror, as STAR WARS REBELS Season Three comes to Blu-ray and DVD in the US from August 29th, 2017. Sadly, no word yet on a UK release in either format, that I'm aware of...


More info here: http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-rebels-complete-season-three-arrives-on-blu-ray-and-dvd-august-2

Original trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmXp802sFgQ

MORE FROM 'FORCES OF DESTINY'!


Jyn kicks Stormtrooper butt, Ahsoka and Padme fight an assassin, Leia tackles a Wampa! The rise of STAR WARS 'Girl Power' continues in further fun Dave Filoni produced animated shorts: Forces of Destiny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxJpEkR7CE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPS6Od-oxcc&t=13s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNnBNvLB2Y&t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc0O1yP9kNo&t=6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3II-zqUe6M&t=5s 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxJpEkR7CE

Saturday, 8 July 2017

OUT THIS MONTH: 'STAR WARS: 99 STORMTROOPERS JOIN THE EMPIRE'


They are the fan beloved foot soldiers of the Galactic Empire, with their feared visage and violence thuggery when en massed legion: Imperial Stormtroopers.

And yet, despite their cool visual appeal, and their importance as a notable enemy, they are the worst shots ever seen on film, and they've been mocked numerous times in other key ways to the point where they have become a mine of comedy gold by writers/comediennes across the pop culture universe.

Now, acclaimed writer/artist Greg Stones celebrates the Imperial Stormtrooopers in a fun and danger- filled way that is both clever, inspired and very funny, as 99 of them fall to various dire unexpected, unfortunate and careless demises across the entire STAR WARS saga, as they mix with Prequel and Classic Trilogy (including the recent Rogue One) characters, and across various worlds and environments. Out this month from ABRAMS, STAR WARS: 99 STORMTROOPERS JOIN THE EMPIRE is a lovely addition to the STAR WARS family humour books range.

Book details (from US): http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/entertainment/star-wars/99-stormtroopers-join-the-empire.html

Get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormtroopers-Join-Empire-Star-Wars/dp/1452159246/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499542899&sr=1-1&keywords=99+stormtroopers+join+the+empire

'FORCES OF DESTINY': WHEN LEIA MEET THE EWOKS...


Filling in the story gap as to what happened when Princess Leia met the rest of the Ewok society beyond Wicket on Endor, check out the latest episode of the fun animated short series dedicated to the main female heroes of the STAR WARS saga in film and animation: Forces of Destiny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL6OPMp4IUY

Overall trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPHgi3rGJyw

More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaXLKvQya8c

EPISODE VIII: LATEST NEWS (EARLY JULY 2018)


Slowly but surely it comes, despite the problems caused by the Han Solo movie changes. New teaser trailer imminent this month (July):

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/825737/Star-Wars-8-The-Last-Jedi-trailer-leak-Luke-Rey-Yoda-Force-ghost-scenes-IMAX

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2017/06/kathleen-kennedy-last-jedi-photos

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/adam-driver-brings-family-to-tears-with-surprise-scholarship_us_5951db6ce4b05c37bb78f5a2

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/822981/Star-Wars-8-Last-Jedi-Kylo-Ren-hints-teasers-Adam-Driver-Rian-Johnson

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/film-music-tv/articles/lucasfilm-backs-bfis-future-film-skills-action-plan/

'BLADE RUNNER 2049' - MORE FOOTAGE...

New promo character posters for BLADE RUNNER 2049. Images: Warner Brothers.

Out of singular retirement and not wanting to be disturbed, "ex-cop, ex-Blade Runner, ex-killer", Rick Deckard, as portrayed once again by Harrison Ford, isn't happy to be disturbed at his secret hideaway, as new footage for the eagerly awaited BLADE RUNNER 2049 reveals a likely bigger role for the actor and character than we previously expected... Better and better, this looks...

Latest trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBsjZgu7T2U

CLASSIC IMAGE: DANCING WITH DEATH!


A contemplative Oola sits chained to her master Jabba the Hutt, unaware that her last dance for the odious slug looms ever closer, in this intriguing posed image for RETURN OF THE JEDI.

CLASSIC IMAGE: TWILIGHT OF THE REPUBLIC


As the Jedi Temple Master's investigate young Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi enjoy a moment of peace watching the Coruscant twilight- a twilight not just the last pure one for the Republic but also for the friendship and union that exists for this unique Master and Padawan pairing, from EPISODE I.
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