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First Reaction To Solo: A Star Wars Story Promises Lots Of Fan Service

At last, the wheels seem to be moving on the promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Yesterday brought us our first details on the plot in the form of a short synopsis and now, a possible first reaction to a screening of the movie has appeared online and thankfully, it’s very positive.

Apparently, a certain amount of footage from the pic was shown off at an event in Munich, Germany, leading Facebook user Holger Frick to praise what he had seen of the upcoming Star Wars prequel film. The fan had good things to say about the cast as a whole and went as far as to promise that it might capture the classic feel of the franchise that many thought was missing from The Last Jedi.

I just saw a Sneak Peak (Epk reel) of “Solo – A Star Wars Story” and I must say I’m
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Angelina Jolie to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers

Angelina Jolie to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers has selected Angelina Jolie as the recipient of its 2018 Asc Board of Governors Award.

The presentation will be made at the 32nd annual Asc Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.

The Asc Board of Governors Award is given to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made “significant and indelible contributions to cinema.” It is the only Asc Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.

“Angelina Jolie sets a high standard,” Asc president Kees van Oostrum said. “She is a true artist, with a strong vision and collaborative spirit. She has also entertained us through her work, but more importantly has brought significant social issues to our attention. For her wide-ranging accomplishments, we are honored to present her with our Board of Governors Award.”

Previous recipients
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Review: Blade Runner 2049

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Sequels are always an iffy proposition. There was a time that a hot film spawned an almost mirror-image sequel as a fast cash grab. After it was clear that was not what audiences wanted, sequels grew smarter and more sophisticated. In many cases, though, the first question asked is, “Does this really merit a sequel?” Sometimes, the creators have more they want to say or, after time has passed, feel there is something new to explore.

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner took Philip K. Dick’s prose work and envisioned a near future that was a darker reflection of 1982. We had gobs of atmosphere, some very restrained and impactful performances, and were left to wonder. While talk of a sequel has bopped up every few years, everyone held out until now. Director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, Blade Runner 2049, recruited many of the original cast and crew to take use
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Blu-ray Review – Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049, 2017.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Jared Leto.

Synopsis:

A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.

Over the last 30 plus years, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner has gone on to become a cult hit with a huge impact on modern science fiction stories. Whether it’s through television like Battlestar Galactica or the Mass Effect video game series, Blade Runner‘s influence can be felt through much of the sci-fi genre. Its sequel, Blade Runner 2049 from director Dennis Villeneuve (Arrival) and produced by Scott, had a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the film not only succeeds in living up to the original’s legacy,
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'Star Wars' Details Han Solo Film Synopsis

'Star Wars' Details Han Solo Film Synopsis
Star Wars unveiled the official synopsis of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movie is scheduled to open May 25th. 

"Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy," the synopsis reads. "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey
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Blade Runner 2049

After 35 years Philip K. Dick’s brainstorm returns in a film sequel worthy of the original; Denis Villeneuve does right by the concept, but the show will be tough sledding for Add-plagued modern viewers. Ryan Gosling follows in Harrison Ford’s replicant footsteps, surrounded by an impressive group of supporting actors. It’s long, it’s moody, it’s not for babies — but it is rewarding.

Blade Runner 2049

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

2017 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 164 min. / available through the WBshop / Street Date January 16, 2018 / 35.99

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, David Dastmalchian, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Young, Hiam Abbass, Edward James Olmos, Dave Bautista.

Cinematography: Roger A. Deakins

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Original Music: Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer

Written by Michael Green, Hampton Fancher, from his story, based on characters from Philip K. Dick

Produced by Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, Bud Yorkin
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'Geostorm' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Happy Death Day (horror; Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton; rated PG-13) Blade Runner 2049 (sci-fi adventure; Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto; rated R) The Lucky Man (action; Jesse James, Mariana Paola Vicente; rated R) Same Kind of Different As Me (drama; Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger; rated PG-13) The Snowman (mystery-thriller...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Synopsis Teases A Dark And Dangerous Adventure

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is moving into the rearview mirror, Disney and Lucasfilm are at last pushing the promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story into gear. The upcoming prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo has been kept tightly under wraps so far, with only the odd set photo posted on director Ron Howard’s social media giving us any clue as to the nature of the movie.

But that’s about to change, as the first official synopsis for Solo has now dropped. The short outline keeps things pretty vague, of course, but teases the scruffy-looking nerf herder encountering some other iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep
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New on Blu-ray and DVD! January 16, 2017

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new Blade Runner, Lapd Officer, K, (Ryan Gosling), unearths a longburied secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

If you want to really dive into the history of Blade Runner and a look at the new film, read Rochefort's exhaustive article [Continued ...]
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U.K. Greenlit: “Official Secrets,” “Mrs. Lowry and Son,” BBC’s “Les Miserables,” + More Start Shooting by Next Month, Need Talent

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Official Secrets”After halting production in 2016 for unknown reasons, Raindog Films is again lining up to shoot their feature “Official Secrets.” The spy thriller is set in 2003 and centered on Katherine Gun, an officer at Gchq who leaked a crucial email in the lead-up to the Un’s vote on the Iraq war. The film previously had big names on board, including Anthony Hopkins, Paul Bettany, Harrison Ford, Martin Freeman, and Natalie Dormer as Gun. It was originally to be directed by Justin Chadwick, best known for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “Tulip Fever” but has now switched to South African filmmaker Gavin Hood. Not much is known about any changes or additions cast,
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January 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Happy Death Day, Eye Of The Cat, Blade Runner 2049

Welcome back for another week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, readers! January 16th features plenty of intriguing offerings, from cult classics to sequels of cult classics to even a few recent films as well. If you happened to miss Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, or The Snowman in theaters, all three are making their way home this Tuesday. Severin Films has put together The Amicus Collection (which features Asylum, And Now The Screaming Starts and The Beast Must Die), and Scream Factory is giving Eye of the Cat the Blu-ray treatment as well.

Beyond Skyline is also coming to Blu on January 16th, and for all you Joe Dante fans out there, Shout Select has put together a Collector’s Edition release of Matinee that looks like it’s a must-have.

The Amicus Collection (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood, the British film
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10 Things About The Shawshank Redemption You Never Knew

10 Things About The Shawshank Redemption You Never Knew
The Shawshank Redemption. It's one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made, forever linked to the already impressive filmographies of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Here we look at 10 things you never knew about The Shawshank Redemption.

It's not a biopic.

Ok, of course this is something you already knew about The Shawshank Redemption but as the movie was gearing up for production, this was actually very unclear. Frank Darabont had to shorten the movie's name from King's original title, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, after agents kept pitching actresses for the lead.

Stephen King licensed the story for a dollar.

Since 1976, the prolific author has offered the Dollar Baby deal. The Master of Horror will let aspiring filmmakers adapt his short stories for a single U.S. dollar. Contrary to how some have interpreted this, King still retains the rights to the stories. It's more of a license for noncommercial use.
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Sylvester Stallone teases The Expendables 4 return

Last April, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone had opted against a return as Barney Ross for The Expendables 4, exiting the all-star action franchise over creative differences with Millennium Films boss Avi Lerner.

Well, it seems that Sly may now have had a change of heart, with the star taking to Instagram to share an image of himself alongside co-stars Jason Statham and Randy Couture, complete with the caption: “Just when you thought it was safe to go outside…They’re coming back!”

The first three Expendables movies grossed over $800 million worldwide, and featured a who’s who of action stars including the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Gary Daniels and Scott Adkins.

Let us know in the comments below if you’re
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The Week in Star Wars – More Solo: A Star Wars Story reshoots, The Force Awakens original ending, The Last Jedi passes $1.2 billion and more

Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars has the latest on those Solo reshoot rumours, the original ending for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi’s box office performance and more…

Let’s kick things off with the latest rumours from the troubled Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film hit a nasty bump in the road last year when Lucasfilm announced they had fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller with just a few weeks left of production, leading to the hiring of Ron Howard who has reportedly reshoot around 80% of the movie. A rumour at the tail end of last year said that Disney and Lucasfilm were braced for Solo: A Star Wars Story to bomb at the box office, and a new rumour from a Reddit poster named Hufflepuffins (who does have a track record of correct reports) is reporting that the movie is heading
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Sylvester Stallone Appears to Announce ‘The Expendables 4’ on Instagram

Sylvester Stallone Appears to Announce ‘The Expendables 4’ on Instagram
Sylvester Stallone won’t be directing “Creed 2” after all, but he may be stepping behind the camera once again for his newest franchise. The actor and filmmaker, who’s being investigated for a 1990 rape allegation, appears to have announced on Instagram that “The Expendables 4” is on the way.

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“Just when you thought it was safe to go outside…They’re coming back!” he wrote alongside the photo, which shows him, Jason Statham, and Randy Coutoure in character from a previous installment in the series. It’s far from the first time Stallone has hinted at such news on Instagram — he teased “Creed 2” several times last year — and his posts don’t always turn into actual projects.

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Stallone directed the first “Expendables” movie, which was released
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Watch: Stellar Shot-by-Shot Breakdown of the 'Raiders' Desert Chase

Looking for a bit of inspiration about how to make a timeless action scene? Watch this stellar shot-by-shot breakdown video of the "Desert Chase" scene from Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, made by Greek editor / filmmaker Antonios Papantoniou. Papantoniou makes many of these shot-by-shot breakdowns, but this is one of the best videos for a truly iconic action scene. The chase occurs in Raiders roughly halfway through when the Nazis try to take off with the Ark, and Indy (Harrison Ford) goes after them. This is a very intense, detailed breakdown discussing literally every last aspect - the shots, lenses, movements, everything. Dang, after this video, I just want to watch all the Indiana Jones films in a back-to-back marathon. Classics. Thanks to Phil Szostak via Twitter for the tip on this. Video direct from Vimeo. Includes details about: The Type Of Shots, The Camera Angles, The Camera Movements,
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Sideshow’s Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise Premium Format Star Wars figure available to pre-order

Sideshow has revealed its Premium Format Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise figure which is based on the likeness of Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $550 and is expected to ship November – January; check it out here…

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From the iconic helmet to the striking white armor, these famous footsoldiers are known throughout the galaxy. Standing 18.5” tall atop a Death Star inspired base, the Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure is prepared to seek out rebel scum in your collection.

Wearing a screen-accurate suit of resin armor based on the Stormtrooper’s appearance in Episode IV: A New Hope, this polystone statue captures the lone trooper in a moment of pursuit, with blaster prepared to take down spies aboard the Death Star. The
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Expendables 4 Is Back on Track with Sylvester Stallone?

It looks like The Expendables 4 is back on track. Last year, Sylvester Stallone and franchise producer Avi Lerner ran into disagreements about the direction of the fourth, and supposedly final, movie in the action franchise. Since then, the project has been dead and didn't seem to be on a path to revival. However, Stallone has taken to social media to tease that Expendables 4 is still happening.

He didn't have much to share in the way of details, but Sylvester Stallone shared an teaser from the original Expendables on Instagram. In his caption, he made it pretty clear that the proposed fourth movie is going to happen. How it's going to happen or when it's going to happen remains to be seen, but here's the caption Sly provided.

"Just when you thought it was safe to go outside...They're coming back!"

Nu Image/Millennium have produced and financed The Expendables movies up to this point.
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Incredibly Cool Indiana Jones Trilogy Triptych Poster Art

Artist Enter Gabz has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Bottleneck Gallery to create an amazing triptych poster for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones trilogy. Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade are all such great films and if you're a fan, this is a poster that you'll want to get your hands on.

The 36 x 24-inch regular version (above), is available now through 11:59pm Est Sunday and you can buy it here. The gallery will print as many as are sold and it will cost you $50. There’s also a variant edition (below) which was limited to 250 print and it's already sold out.

It's nice that they didn't force Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on there. We've got a fifth Indiana Jones movie coming out in 2020 with Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford returning and I won't lie.
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Poll: ‘Force Awakens’ vs. ‘Last Jedi’: Which ‘Star Wars’ Film Do You Prefer?

Poll: ‘Force Awakens’ vs. ‘Last Jedi’: Which ‘Star Wars’ Film Do You Prefer?
“Star Wars” is among the most popular franchises in the world and has cultivated a devoted fan base who are not afraid to let their opinions be heard.

The sequel trilogy introduced audiences to a new trio of heroes, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac), along with the violent and volatile Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) for an adventure in space. Still, the movies cater to fans of the originals, seeing appearances from many classic characters including former princess turned general Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and smuggler and scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

The world waited with baited breath for J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens,” the first installment, in 2015. Audience reactions averaged 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, while critics were close behind at 88%. The general consensus seemed to be that “The Force Awakens” was a worthy entry into the “Star Wars” canon, despite criticisms that the film was too safe and counted for little
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