Nov/2017

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Producer Kathleen Kennedy has left the ‘Jurassic Park 4‘ production to work on the new ‘Star Wars‘ films with J.J. Abrams. Kennedy has been a producer for a very long time and has produced almost all of Steven Spielberg’s films amongst others. Movie Mogul Frank Marshall tweeted today, @LeDoctor: Ms. Kennedy has moved onto ‘Star Wars‘ and will not be producing Jurassic Park 4‘. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.

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It may have taken long enough, but Disney (to be read Kathleen Kennedy) finally found a director they can get along with when it comes to the super-successful ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. There was a ton of tension on-set between Kennedy and original ‘The Last Jedi‘ directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller which led to a parting of the ways and ideas for new directors were naming almost anyone in Hollywood to take up the reigns until Rian Johnson was named as successor. He stayed in step with Kennedy’s vision for the film and ultimately has gained enough trust to be given the power to develop a new trilogy of films that will live in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe, along with collaborator Ram Bergman, but a different galaxy.

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A week or two ago, there was a disturbance in the force as Kathleen Kennedy, LucasFilm, and Disney fired their Star Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow. You can read about that HERE. Turns out, the studio execs couldn’t handle having a big creative force behind Star Wars. The search was on for another director. Were they gonna go with another indie filmmaker with good credentials or play it safe like they did when they replaced Miller and Lord with the capable Ron Howard?

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Star Wars Episode IX does NOT have a director anymore!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Wait, what? This shit again? Seriously, those Star Wars execs, including Kathleen Kennedy need to get their shit together, because this is the 2nd time in a couple of months this has happened. Back in June, Chris Miller and Phil Lord were let go from the Han Solo spin-off movie mid-way through the shoot for bullshit reasons. They brought on the capable, yet safe director of Ron Howard to finish the job. At least Episode IX wasn’t in full on production yet, but we did know that Colin Trevorrow was set to direct after his huge success on Jurassic World. That is not the case anymore. Trevorrow is out of the director’s seat, leaving Disney and Lucas Film to  find another filmmaker.

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Ron Howard Shoots Second on Star Wars Han Solo Film!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 22nd, 2017

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It’s official now. Ron Howard has taken over directing duties on the upcoming Star Wars untitled Han Solo spinoff movie. Yesterday, we got the unfortunate news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired after creative differences with the studio heads, mainly Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan on the tone of the film. Lord and Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) spent almost five months making this Han Solo film, but again, were fired for having a different style than what the studio was expecting. It sent fans in an uproar for sure and for good reason. It’s ultra rare that studios will fire directors this late in the game.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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When it comes to a well-oiled machine like the Star Wars world, things are expected to flow smoothly without too many hiccups in an already-proven process. However bringing new blood into an already established series can sometimes prove to be a bad marriage of good intentions. Such is the case with the stand alone Han Solo spinoff.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are some things in the world that immediately give you a sense of comfort. A favorite book on a rainy afternoon, catching up with a childhood friend that makes up more than half of your memories, and Harrison Ford at the cineplex. We got another shot of comfort in 2008 with ‘Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull‘ and again this last year with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. Now, we have learned there will be another Indiana Jones movie in theaters the summer of 2019!

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Casting For A Young Han Solo Is Getting Closer!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 13th, 2016

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The Star Wars news keeps pouring in, and this time it’s about the upcoming Han Solo spinoff. Disney and Lucasfilm have been checking out thousands of actors hoping to find their perfect young Han Solo. All that searching has resulted in a short list of actors that are possibilities.

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The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Here!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2015

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The ‘Star Wars‘ Celebration is currently going on in California right now, and to kick things off, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy came out to discuss the new ‘Star Wars‘ film. They brought out the new actors John  Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Daisy Ridley to talk about their characters. And at the end, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Anthony Daniel (C3PO) came out as well. Then, they surprised us with a brand new trailer.

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‘Star Wars’ Saga Finally Coming To Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 7th, 2015

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Star Wars‘ fans form a line, in an organized fashion, those that believe Han shot first (the truth!) to the left, all you misinformed believers that think Greedo was the quicker draw to the right. At long last, the missing piece for a true collection of the greatest space-western/opera to grace any galaxy can finally be attained! No, I’m not talking about the unaltered original trilogy, but a Digital HD release of all 6 films the ‘Star Wars‘ canon is currently comprised of.

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‘Star Wars’ Announces New Cast-Members!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 8th, 2014

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Little-by-little some details and pictures have been leaking from the highly anticipated ‘Star Wars‘ production. There is a two-week break worked in for august and two new cast members. That’s the big news today, the actors were found in an open casting call from across 11 U.S. and U.K. cities that resulted in well over 70,000 applicants. The Lucasfilm/Disney production of ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ will break in August for a two-week hiatus and was called as a result of schedule adjustments after Han Solo, I mean Harrison Ford broke his ankle last month. We’ve heard that Ford, who is undergoing physical therapy for the next few weeks, has been recovering well and is expecting to return to the set soon.

 

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Here’s The Latest on Steven Spielberg’s New Projects!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 17th, 2014

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There has been a lot of speculation recently about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming projects. Two of them will be for DreamWorks, and people have been curious as to which film he will tackle first. DreamWorks answered that question by announcing release dates for his next two projects. First, there is an untitled cold war, spy thriller, which will hit theaters on Oct. 16, 2015. Then less than a year later, his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant) will open on July 1, 2016.

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Josh Trank Will Helm A ‘Star Wars’ Stand Alone Film!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 4th, 2014

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Disney and LucasFilm are fast tracking tons of ‘Star Wars‘ related projects, because Disney recently purchased all of LucasFilm, which includes ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Indiana Jones‘ for a couple of billion dollars. So now Disney is going to make their money back somehow. In addition to the main ‘Star Wars‘ films – Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, Disney will be making off-shoot films to keep us fed until each “Episode” comes out. These will tend to focus more on certain characters rather than display the entire world and story. To explain it better, think of these off-shoots as the stand-alone Marvel superhero films like ‘Thor‘, ‘Captain America‘, and ‘Iron Man‘ with ‘The Avengers‘ being the main ‘Episode’ movie. That’s where we have director Josh Trank enter the picture.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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In addition to the stellar cast that we reported a couple of months ago, we now have word that Lupita Nyong’o (‘12 Years A Slave‘) and Gwendoline Christie (‘Game of Thrones‘) have joined J.J. Abrams‘ ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ film.

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‘Star Wars’ Cast Announced!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 29th, 2014

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Official Press Release:  The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… writer Michael Arndt penned a script for the new upcoming ‘Star Wars VII‘ film, which is coming to theaters in 2015. J.J. Abrams is directing the new ‘Star Wars‘ movies as we all know by now. But today, it was announced that Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, the original writer for ‘Empire Strikes Back‘ (the best ‘Star Wars‘ film), are now working over the script from Arndt.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Say it isn’t so folks.  J.J. Abrams is moving from ‘Star Trek‘ to ‘Star Wars‘ according to sources close to Lucas film and Abrams. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” said a source close to the project.  Interesting enough, Ben Affleck was being looked at to helm the next film as well, but Kathleen Kennedy (who is a big collaborator with Lucas and Spielberg), heavily courted Abrams for the gig.

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‘Schindler’s List’ Blu-Ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2013

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We finally get another Spielberg film out on blu-ray.  This time it’s the movie he won the Oscar for, ‘Schindler’s List‘.  It doesn’t look like there are tons of extras as I would have hoped for.  I would just love a commentary by Spielberg on this, but we know Spielberg doesn’t do commentaries.  But below is the full press release, which you can find out what all will be on the disc.  Looking forward to seeing this in HD.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

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Earlier this morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Oscar nominations, which MacFarlane came across as pretty funny.  I’m excited for him to host the Oscars this year.  And, his film ‘Ted‘ actually got nominated. How cool is that?  Below is the full list of Oscar nominations.  Let us know what you think.  We will be posting a separate article soon on Oscar snubs, because believe me, there are many.  And don’t forget, we will be doing our annual LIVE OSCAR COMMENTARY, which will mark the 6th time we have done it.  It promises tons of laughs.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Disney has just announced that it has agreed to purchase George Lucas’ production company LucasFilm Ltd, which does include the rights to all of ‘Star Wars’.  In bigger news, the companies are developing ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ for a release in the yar 2015.  The transaction is estimated at over $4 billion.

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