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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ — New Poster and Theatrical Trailer Revealed!

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ — New Poster and Theatrical Trailer Revealed!

A new trailer and poster for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI has been revealed.

The poster features the cast centered above the film’s title, with General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) sitting directly in the middle. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is off to the side wielding the lightsaber, standing back-to-back with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). A hooded (and slightly menacing) Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) towers over everyone at the top.

Official Synopsis: Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Directed by Rian Johnson, the film opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. 

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A Sith Lord In Born In Anthony Pietromonaco’s Dark ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

A Sith Lord In Born In Anthony Pietromonaco’s Dark ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

Bear witness to the birth of a Sith Lord in director Anthony Pietromonaco’s gloriously dark ‘Star Wars’ fan film — ‘Dark Legacy.’ The short features special effects by Jaremy Aiello, and Mo Meinhart (Star Trek, The Walking Dead) and fight choreography by Phil Tan and Z Teams (Pirates of the Caribbean, Dragon Ball Z – Light of Hope).

According to Sith lore, “Training is complete only with the death of the master or the student.”  Dark Legacy is a short film about an apprentice imprisoned against her will by a Sith Master searching for the student who will surpass him, or die trying.

Check out the ambitious fan film below and be sure to check out the social media channels:

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/starwarsdarklegacy
TWITTER: twitter.com/manifestfilm
DARK LEGACY WEBSITE: www.starwarsdarklegacy.com
MANIFEST WEBSITE: www.manifestfilm.com
ANTHONY WEBSITE: www.anthonypietromonaco.com

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ To Hit Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th!

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ To Hit Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th!

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th.  This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.  “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Warsuniverse and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.

Arriving early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4, the release includes never-before-seen “Rogue One” bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.

Bonus features include*:

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes– – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.

Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. 

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New Poster and Trailer For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Unveiled!

New Poster and Trailer For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Unveiled!

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The final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has debuted and it is a must-see for Star Wars fans! Check it out below!

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Kathleen Kennedy.

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16, 2016!

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‘ELSTREE 1976’ Documentary Honors The Unsung Extras of ‘Star Wars’

‘ELSTREE 1976’ Documentary Honors The Unsung Extras of ‘Star Wars’

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ELSTREE 1976 explores the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated Science Fiction films in cinematic history, Star Wars.

From the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film, the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed and how the Star Wars franchise – which spans five decades from A New Hope to The Force Awakens – continues to impact their lives decades later.

Many of the minor characters were merely part of the set design, but eventually gained recognition as the Star Wars universe expanded into books, comics, etc. Fans learned the history of masked characters like Boba Fett and Greedo, but the sci-fi blockbuster also had a lasting impact on the people inside the costumes.

Not all of the interviewees had minor roles in the series however. For example, David Prowse, whose six-foot-eight bulk filled out Darth Vader’s suit and provided the menacing movements of film’s most iconic villain, wouldn’t be recognized on the street by all but the most ardent Star Wars fans. In the final cut of the movie, his face and voice were replaced by Sebastian Shaw and James Earl Jones, respectively. Others got to work on what would become the biggest movie of all time, but saw their characters cut entirely from the finished film.

The movie will start a US theatrical run on May 6th in select cities including Los Angeles and New York City. For the full list of theaters and ticket information, check http://filmrise.com/elstree-1976

The DVD can be pre-ordered now at the MVD Shop or on Amazon.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 196: Steel Dragon

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 196: Steel Dragon

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Hank test their might as they take the reigns of the show. In what proves to be a heavily music based show, the duo discuss their love of Apple Music and the joy of catching some of their favorite artists perform live through the streaming of some of the summer’s biggest events. Talk turns to Record Store Day, the continuing madness of vinyl collecting and the return of Columbia House. Hank teases the upcoming Summer Movie Preview as he touches on ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ They cap off this week’s show with some solid picks of the week, along with some great advice on how to avoid becoming the tech guy in your family. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Trailer Unleashed!

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Trailer Unleashed!

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The brand new teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just debuted and it is a must-see for Star Wars fans!

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Kathleen Kennedy.

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16, 2016!

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Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – A He Said, She Said Take On The Runaway Hit!

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – A He Said, She Said Take On The Runaway Hit!

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has secured it’s place in the history books as one of the most successful films of all-time. Over the past month, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” quickly became the all-time domestic champ with $1.7 billion raked in at the box office and reinvigorated the love of the franchise for the ever-growing fan base. Icon Vs. Icon’s Dolores and Hank Price made their way to the theater this weekend to take in the larger than life flick. After sucking down a few road sodas, tossing back some popcorn and soaking in the magic of JJ Abrams amazing new chapter in the ongoing saga, the couple were cool enough to offer up their takes on the runaway hit. The results will both shock and amaze you!

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HE SAID:

I am a Star Wars fanboy. I’m 37 and I’ve been a fan of the franchise since I was 5. I tried to pretend the prequels weren’t crap because I love the original trilogy so much. I remember where I was when I read George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and we would get a new trilogy plus additional media, including TV shows and videogames. When I saw the teaser for Episode VII in November 2014, I was all in. It looked like the Star Wars movie fans waited more than 30 years to see.

Going into the new trilogy, I had many questions. When would it take place? Where would the main characters be? Would characters believed to be dead come back? After all, when we last left off, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker were still with us … kind of. The Empire was destroyed, Emperor Palpatine was dead, Luke Skywalker became a (the last?) Jedi, and Han Solo and Leia finally declared their love. It could have ended there. Where would the story go? Thanks to the abundance of fan fiction and Expanded Universe media, the story could go in any direction.

When I was given a chance to see “Episode VII/The Force Awakens” on opening night, I couldn’t pass it up. I did my best to stay away from spoilers, and the Internet community was amazing in its refusal to spoil anything but the most minute details. That being said, SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t seen the movie, don’t read any further. I had a lot of theories in my head.

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I figured Han and Leia would have at least one kid together, Luke would attempt to recruit and train new Jedi, and the Empire and Dark Side would still lurk somewhere. Turns out, I was pretty close. I knew right away, with the opening text crawl, J.J. Abrams knocked it out of the park. Those first three paragraphs tell you all you need to know about where our heroes have been the last 30 years. Luke’s missing, the First Order has taken the place of the Empire, and Leia is leading the Resistance and trying to find her brother to restore peace and justice to the galaxy.

It’s hard to sum up Episode VII in a paragraph or two. Basically, we meet new characters, Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron. We catch up with old characters, Han Solo, Leia, Chewie, C-3PO, and R2-D2. The old characters primarily serve as a bridge to connect the new characters to the original trilogy. Kylo Ren is really Ben Solo, Han and Leia’s son, who has been corrupted by the First Order’s leader, Supreme Leader Snoke. The true identity of Snoke is a mystery, but I have a hunch he’s connected to Palpatine or the Skywalkers in some way Rey is clearly connected to a character we have seen before, but it is left as a mystery. Finn may or may not be connected to a character we have seen before. The casting is perfect, and the new characters are layered and interesting. It is no small feat making a movie fans waited a lifetime to see, and “The Force Awakens” succeeds and leaves them with the ultimate cliffhanger.

I loved “The Force Awakens.” I accept the plot follows a little too closely to “A New Hope” and there are some conveniences, but it’s great to have Star Wars again. I expect Episode VIII will be different, but this is only the beginning for the new trilogy. It was important to anchor it to the original trilogy, and I think it will go in new directions, bringing a satisfying conclusion and perhaps opening the door for another trilogy in the mid-2020s. I give it an A- only because I wish it would have played things a little less safe.

Hank Price’s Five Burning Questions:

1. Who is Supreme Leader Snoke? (Dolores Price – what’s his deal being so big and weird with his weird face?)

2. Can Kylo Ren be redeemed? (Dolores Price – he killed Harrison Ford so … screw him. I love Harrison Ford.)

3. What is Rey’s lineage? (Dolores Price – how does she keep her nails, skin and teeth looking so fabulous? You go girl.)

4. What role will Luke Skywalker play going forward? (Dolores Price – I hope he gets a new cloak because that thing looked worn. Maybe a hot bath.)

5. Where my Force ghosts at, yo? (Dolores Price – Maybe Snoke is like the hologram of Tupac … think about that for a while).

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SHE SAID:

People are excited about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The force was asleep and now it’s awakening and by the end of the movie it’s awake and looking for strong coffee, a cigarette and a nice BM.

There are nods to the previous series – a beloved franchise. There are new and improved storm troopers and a Death Star, old favorites like Han Solo (Harrison Ford … duh) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo), and new favorites with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega). I get it. I just don’t care.

I liked the movie. It was fine, a little long but fine. I can see why people were getting nerd boners for it across the world. It just isn’t my bag, man.

The Galactic Empire is now First Order, which makes me think of New Order and “Bizarre Love Triangle” and now I’m off topic. So, Finn is a storm trooper and I liked the blood smeared across his helmet in the beginning of the film. Storm troopers are like the Predator, if it bleeds we can kill it. Nice. He’s not feeling the dark side and escapes with the dude from “Ex Machina” playing Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac with hair and a strong ‘70s vibe). Crashes happen, blah blah and Rey is introduced into the storyline. She’s an orphan looking for her family like Anakin Skywalker (yes I know the gist of “Star Wars”). She’s on some planet where they trade machine parts for Soylent Green-like food. She’s somewhat of a slave but has super nice teeth, dewy skin and a manicure – so that’s weird. Honestly, I don’t remember what happens next until Han Solo and Chewy show up and I smiled. Only the soulless wouldn’t feel warm inside when those two scoundrels make the scene.

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Yadda yadda where’s Luke Skywalker? Yadda yadda Kylo Ren (Adam Driver – the dude from “Girls” even though I don’t watch “Girls” but know he’s from “Girls” because that show is shoved down America’s throat along with what’s her name) … anyway Kylo Ren has daddy issues (doesn’t everyone in “Star Wars” have soap opera style family crap going on? Definitely a space opera!). Some humor is thrown in and BB-8 is cute but it feels like you’re cheating on R2-D2. Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) is a general now and Han Solo’s baby mama. She looks like she should look but with a chain-smoker voice – honestly, what’s the big deal? What did everyone expect? Christie Brinkley (who my husband describes as being “crazier than a chocolate covered turd”)? You wish you’ll look that good when you’re old, running a military operation and trying not to stress eat Bantha fodder.

No spoilers as my geeked out husband included enough in his review. I dozed off towards the end and then started checking my watch while mentally planning the rest of my day and contemplating life, the universe and everything. I came back to and the film’s finale was jam-packed with more spank-bank material for the Star Wars faithful.

It wouldn’t be fair if I rated this film as it wasn’t made for me. It was made for the millions of Star Wars fans yearning for the saga’s continuation. Will I see the next one? Probably not (probably will since my husband will watch it at least five times) but more power to the people whose panties are in a bunch over the year-and-a-half wait.

Following the movie (my husband’s second viewing), we get in the car and I guess he didn’t believe my apathy towards the movie. He asks, “So who do you think Rey’s parents are?” I respond, “I don’t care. Where’s the wine store?” The force awakens, it’s awoken, light sabers, melted helmets, dead dads and grandads, I don’t care.

Need to vent, be sure to let Delores Price and Hank Price know your thoughts on their thoughts via Twitter — May the Force be with you!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 172: Jive Turkeys

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 172: Jive Turkeys

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys take on some of the most pressing issues in pop culture this week. A true smorgasbord of topics, Jason and Jeremy kick off the journey to a galaxy far, far away by revisiting the original ‘Star Wars,’’ only to be seduced by the Dark Side. Talk then turns to James Bond, 007 himself, as the duo quickly explore there different eras of the classic character. With a holiday feast on the horizon, the boys give us a scoop on how they plan to dazzle us in the kitchen. You’ll come for the wings but stay for the breast as they somehow find their way to a face-paced back and forth regarding Hooters. It’s truly an episode to be thankful for. Download, listen and spread the word!

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New Theatrical Poster Unleashed For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

New Theatrical Poster Unleashed For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in two months and to build the anticipation up even more, a new theatrical poster has been released. The new artwork showcases the dark side and the light together. Tune in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football tomorrow for an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. #TheForceAwakens

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