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Wes Anderson Presents the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Wes Anderson

If you don't happen to like the title for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can already make your own title card and call it whatever you want. But if you don't like the teaser trailer that everyone's been talking about, well, that's a bit harder to fix. However, some clever editors have already delivered some new versions, including that hilarious "Special Edition" of the trailer that probably met the approval of George Lucas. Now we have another awesome spin on the trailer comes from Jonah Feingold, who has reimagined the trailer as a sci-fi adventure from The Royal Tenenbaums director Wes Anderson. Watch!

 Posted December 3 in Humor, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Stephen Colbert Ignites Debate Over New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yesterday, I had some fun proposing a theory about the hotly debated new lightsaber from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, which has been dubbed a cross guard lightsaber, and a little easter egg from the end of the trailer that was revealed. But now one of the big guns has stepped forward to talk about this new version of the elegant weapon. Stephen Colbert was off last week, but he returned in full force last night with a whole segment focused on the new lightsaber. But rather than coming up with geeky theory, his nerdity is focused on proving the new lightsaber hilt is practical and works fine. Watch!

 Posted December 2 in Hype, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Another 'Star Wars' Trailer to Arrive with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Now that the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed and dissected over and over again (we've even got our own theory about the lightsabers that is nerdy as hell), fans are already looking forward to when we might see the next trailer. Well, SlashFilm has confirmed that there will be a trailer attached to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which isn't really a big surprise at all. It's a Disney movie, it will likely be the biggest movie of 2015 leading up to the release of Episode VII, and the audience there will be prime for Star Wars hype. But is there a chance we get another trailer between now and then?

 Posted December 2 in Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Let's Talk Lightsaber Sounds in 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Trailer

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Every single frame of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been examined all over the internet, and it's led to rampant speculation about a variety of things. However, one element that seems to have been largely overlooked isn't something that can be seen, but rather heard. At the very end of the teaser trailer, after the "December 2015" bumper disappears, there's the sound of a lightsaber. For some reason, "Good Morning America" went out of their way to reveal the "exclusive" detail that the sound was that of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Who cares, right?

 Posted December 1 in Editorial, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Watch: 'Tribute to a Master' Documentary on Artist Ralph McQuarrie

Tribute to a Master - Ralph McQuarrie

"'Amazed' and 'excited' would be good words when you came across new work by Ralph [McQuarrie]." With Star Wars on everyone's mind, there's no better time than now to feature these five segments of a mini-documentary about concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. McQuarrie's work on the Star Wars series is iconic, representing much of the look and feel of the world that was later translated into celluloid by George Lucas and his crew. There's a feature-length doc about McQuarrie in the works already, but in the meantime Lucasfilm (via Gizmodo) has posted separate 7-minute segments, featuring interviews with Lucas' crew. As a solid recap of the man who imagined the sci-fi world we all love, this is quite engaging/fascinating to watch.

 Posted December 1 in Docs, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Upon Further Analysis 'The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer Still Rules

The Force Awakens Teaser

Long ago – this past Friday – in a galaxy far, far away, the first footage from J.J. Abrams' maiden voyage to the Star Wars universe, The Force Awakens, was unleashed in 30 theaters across the country and on the web for the world to see. It was short. It was simple. It was to the point, and, through and through, it was utterly captivating. Even those completely underwhelmed by George Lucas' last three entries into the series were silenced by the overwhelming visuals Abrams and crew presented. And now, nearly 48 hours after its release, that teaser continues to stun and amaze from frame one to that final, breathtaking shot.

 Posted November 30 in Editorial, Star Wars | Comments

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Special Edition Trailer Has Arrived

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It's only been a couple days since the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted, but everyone is still talking about it (sorry to all you people who don't care about a galaxy far, far away). With the latest installment of the sci-fi saga, creator and eventual destroyer George Lucas doesn't have his grubby little paws involved creatively now, but that hasn't stopped the unveiling of a "Special Edition" of the Episode VII teaser. Now the trailer features all the stuff that was missing the first time around like dewbacks, Temuera Morrison, and way more TIE Fighters. We don't want to spoil everything, so just watch!

 Posted November 30 in Humor, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

See Four Impressive Fan Posters for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Posters

"Have you felt it?" With the entire world caught up in Star Wars mania thanks to the first teaser trailer for Episode VII - The Force Awakens arriving in theaters/online, some fantastic homages and tributes are already showing up all over the internet. A number of outstanding fan-made posters using imagery from the new teaser have already been completed, including some fantastic sketches of the new Sith lightsaber as well as actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley who star in the film. As both a big Star Wars geek and fan-art aficionado, no question I had to share these, as each one is impressive and captures the exciting feel of the new teaser. I'm glad there's already art like this out there, I'm sure we'll see plenty more over the next year.

 Posted November 29 in Hype, Posters, Star Wars | Comments

Who Did the Voiceover in the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One day after the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered online and in theaters, you won't have to go too far for plenty of intersting in-depth breakdowns speculating and pointing out the most specific details. One tidbit that stirred up quite the debate was just who was providing the voiceover providing the only dialogue in the trailer. Some thought it might be Max Von Sydow or Adam Driver while others were sure it was Andy Serkis. For some reason, there were even people who thought it was Benedict Cumberbatch, though he's never been confirmed to be part of the cast. Now we have an answer.

 Posted November 29 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

Was 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Worth Seeing in Theaters?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When Disney announced that the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was arriving in theaters this weekend, but only in 30 movie theaters across the country, there were plenty of fans who were annoyed. Perhaps sensing some backlash, Disney still ended up releasing the trailer this morning, only adding to the Black Friday madness that always follows Thanksgiving. However, for fans like me, a trip to the nearest movie theater playing the trailer was still in order. But now that we've all seen the first trailer, the question is whether or not seeing the trailer on the big screen was worth the trip to the movie theater.

 Posted November 28 in Editorial, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Best Tweets About the First 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Parody

At 7AM Pacific time this morning, Disney/Lucasfilm unveiled the very highly anticipated first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Die-hard geeks waking up too early after eating a massive Thanksgiving meal lead to a wonderful selection of hilarious, goofy, smile-inducing tweets on top of all the compliments and serious discussion about the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We've collected a few of our favorite tweets, including one amazing Photoshop (seen above) of the crazy new Sith lightsaber, for your amusement. So take a look, laugh, smile, and share your Star Wars jokes with us.

 Posted November 28 in Discuss, Humor, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Here's How Awesome the Millennium Falcon Looks Filmed on IMAX

Star Wars IMAX

It's Star Wars mania today with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving. Now that we've all had a quick glimpse at 88 seconds of footage, what else is there to talk about? Well, we can't forget that The Force Awakens (directed by J.J. Abrams) will have at least one major action scene presented in full IMAX 1.43:1 ratio. It was revealed back in July that it was filming in IMAX (remember this?) and while it was confirmed a few months later that it would only be one action scene, the good news is that it will involve the Millennium Falcon. How do we know? Because Disney has sent out a full shot with the Falcon.

 Posted November 28 in Hype, Photos, Star Wars | Comments

Must Watch: The First 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…" It's here. It's time. It has been 31 years since we've seen Luke & Leia Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca in a movie, but they're back once again. Disney/Lucasfilm have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also know as Episode VII, the continuation of the Jedi story that concluded with the destruction of the Death Star at the end of Return of the Jedi. It starts with a shot of John Boyega and has a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon. From there? Well. This is what we've all been waiting for, our first glimpse after so many secrets. May the Force Be With You.

 Posted November 28 in Star Wars, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rumor: First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off to Focus on Death Star Plans Heist

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Hot on the heels of news when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will arrive, a new rumor has popped up about the first spin-off that will come one year after Episode VII hits theaters. We already know the film will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards with a script from Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta. Now SlashFilm has learned from a variety of sources that the first Star Wars spin-off will focus on one of the most important plot points in the saga's history. However. this is something that we've never seen played out or discussed in detail on the big screen: the heist to obtain the plans to the original Death Star.

 Posted November 24 in Development, Movie News, Rumors, Star Wars | Comments

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