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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Has A Cast, A Plot And A New Title

8/17/2015 9:36pm EDT
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wasn't the only story from a galaxy far, far away getting all the buzz at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend.

Lots of new details about the first live-action spinoff film in George Lucas's space saga were revealed, including the main cast, the first image from the film, the plot details and even a new title.

For starters, the title has been changed from "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Back in April, director Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla") and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the planned series...
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First Pics From 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' & A New 'Force Awakens' Teaser!

8/11/2015 4:05pm EDT
Revealing Korean TV Spot For 'The Force Awakens' & First Images
A new 30-second Korean TV spot for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" surfaced on Monday, and it features one previously unseen image from the highly anticipated film that has fans on the internet buzzing.

The clip features the same voice over from Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) that begins the first teaser that was released last November, ("There has been an awakening...") followed by an image of the leaders of The First Order, which was built on the ashes of the Galactic Empire sometime during the 30 years since "Return of the Jedi." The group looks out over legions of Stormtroopers, Tie...
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' Rogue One' Plot Details Revealed!

4/20/2015 5:14pm EDT
'Rogue One' Plot Details Revealed By Director Gareth Edwards
New details about the recently announced first ever Star Wars spinoff film Rogue One were revealed during this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend, and it sounds like the first film in the saga's officially titled "Anthology" series will be focus on a legendary heist.

The final day of the convention included a panel with director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), who shared some concept art and a few bits of information with the 5000-strong crowd. He also unveiled a short teaser in which the camera panned over an Earth-like planet with a lush, green forest and waterf...
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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Release Date & Spinoff Announced

3/13/2015 6:46pm EDT
Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets Release Date; Felicity Jones Cast I
Disney released some big news about two forthcoming films in the Star Wars saga on Thursday, revealing that the usual three-year wait between films in the first two trilogies has been halved, thus Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.

The second film in the series' sequel trilogy, which gets under way this December with Director J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," also has a very significant release date: nearly 40 years to the day that the first Star Wars film was released way back in 1977. In fact, we'd even bet the release gets pushed up a day to mark the occasion.

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'Star Wars' Spinoff Officially Titled; Episode VIII Gets Release Date

3/12/2015 7:31pm EDT
Felicity Jones
Disney's first planned Star Wars stand-alone movie officially has a title and its first star.

Actress Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) is set to star in Rogue One, which will hit theaters on December 16, 2016 and be directed by Gareth Edwards (2014's Godzilla), Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced during a shareholder meeting in San Francisco on Thursday.

Jones is rumored to be playing a young Princess Leia in the film, but there's no confirmation on her character or the premise of the film.

A second spinoff is also planned for release between Episodes VIII and IX of th...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Theory Of Everything'

3/6/2015 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Theory Of Everything'
Ready to see the romantic side of genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Theory of Everything" out now from Universal Home Entertainment. We test and review the cinematic theories below!

Title: "The Theory of Everything"

Grade: 3

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis

Director: James Marsh

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: I have to agree with a fellow critic and state that while there’s much about the personal l...
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Is Felicity Jones Going To Play Princess Leia In 'Star Wars' Spinoff?

2/3/2015 9:39pm EST
Felicity Jones To Play Princess Leia In First Stand-Alone 'Star
Actress Felicity Jones, who is currently nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in "The Theory Of Everything" is set to star in the first stand-alone "Star Wars" spinoff film, which is set to hit theaters a year after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

The actress is close to signing on, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and beat out "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara for the part.

So far there's no confirmation of who she'll be playing, but considering that she'll be the film's lead, all signs point to Princess Leia.

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And The Oscar Nominees Are...

1/15/2015 9:08am EST
Check Out The Complete List Of Nominees For The 87th Academy Awa
Early this morning, actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the list with nine nominations each. The Oscars will air live on Feb. 22.

Check out the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture

"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"Selma"
"The Theory of Everything"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"American Sniper"
"Whiplash"

Actress in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore, "Still Alic...
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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

12/11/2014 12:19pm EST
Birdman
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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Black Cat May Join Spider-Man In The Theaters

8/5/2014 11:46am EDT
Sony Working On Female 'Spider-Man' Film, Adds Carnage To 'Venom
Sony is changing gears, apparently intent on making their Spider-Man films the equivalent of Marvel's Avengers and filling the gaps with secondary character films.

The studio has pushed back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018 after flooding the market with Spidey films every two years or so. In order to stand up against the giant ensemble super hero flicks from Marvel and FOX, Sony has begun work on Sinister Six, Venom, and now an untitled female centered film.

Deadline reports writer Lisa Joy has been hired to pen a female superhero film based on the properties Sony purchased from Marvel –...
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Elle Style Awards: Woman Of The Year Katy Perry, Actress Emma Watson, More Photos

2/19/2014 12:00pm EST
Elle Style Awards: Woman Of The Year Katy Perry, Actress Emma Wa
Katy Perry was named "Woman of the Year" at the 2014 Elle Style Awards on Tuesday night for her work empowering women on a global scale and her hugely successful music career.

British singer Kylie Minogue presented the award at One Embankment in London. She shared a photo of the two of them at the event on Twitter, writing: "I presented the 1&only @katyperry with her @ELLEUK Woman of the Year award. Con-grats and con-kittens!!"

The absent "Thor" star Tom Hiddleston won "Man of the Year" and sent a video message thanking fans. Lily Allen and Tinie Tempah were named the female and male "U.K...
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Check Out 'Like Crazy' On DVD & Blu-ray March 6

3/4/2012 7:02am EST
Like Crazy
The romantic drama "Like Crazy" stars Felicity Jones as Anna, a British girl who comes to America to attend college. In Los Angeles she falls madly in love with fellow student Jacob (Anton Yelchin), who returns her affection absolutely.

However, when she overstays her visa, the government kicks her out of the United States, forcing the lovebirds to maintain a long-distance relationship and overcome a number of problems to keep their relationship alive.

"Like Crazy" explores how a young couple faces the very real challenges of being apart...and of being together.

"I could definitely empat...
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Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones Star In 'Like Crazy,' On Blu-ray & DVD March 6th

1/15/2012 8:00am EST
Like Crazy
Called “crazily inventive and totally irresistible” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the touching, beautiful and romantic drama LIKE CRAZY debuts March 6, 2012 on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet™, for Digital Download and On Demand from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Director Drake Doremus expertly captures the thrilling exuberance and heartbreaking fragility of first love in “the rare love story that honestly conveys the giddy joys and sorrows of two people besotted with each other” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). Featuring “star-making performances” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) by...
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Movie Review: 'Like Crazy' Filled With Believable Characters, Humor And Sexiness

11/4/2011 4:20pm EDT
Like Crazy
How many of you have ever been in love? Raise your hands. Now, how many of you have been in long distance relationships?

Even if you have been in neither, ‘Like Crazy’ is likely to win you over. It is a love story at heart, but it is filled with believable characters, humor, sexiness, and a raw quality few romances portray on film. If you are expecting a Kate Hudson romantic comedy, buh-bye.

The story is simple. Anna, a young British woman, falls for Jacob, an American, while studying in L.A. They go out after she leaves a witty letter on his windshield, clumsily describing her admiration...
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'Like Crazy' Star Felicity Jones Talks About Long Distance Relationships

10/25/2011 12:30pm EDT
Felicity Jones
The Sundance hit Like Crazy finally comes to movie theaters nearly a year after its festival premiere. In the heartfelt drama, Felicity Jones stars as a British girl who overstays her travel Visa and cannot get back into the U.S. to see her boyfriend Jacob (Anton Yelchin.) The long distance tests their relationship, and Jones could relate.

“I could definitely empathize with Anna,” Jones said while promoting the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. “As an actor, you’re a gypsy. You’re constantly moving in a different places and it is hard to retain those connections with your ho...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Rum Diary,' 'In Time,' & More

10/24/2011 11:00am EDT
The Rum Diary - In Time - Puss In Boots
Despite Halloween’s rapid approach, there’s a surprising lack of horror movies hitting theaters this week. You’ll have the chance to see the wacky Johnny Depp romp “The Rum Diary,” the science fiction thriller “In Time,” the Shrek spinoff “Puss In Boots,” the Roland Emmerich period piece “Anonymous,” the romantic drama “Like Crazy,” the darkly erotic tale “Sleeping Beauty,” and the inspirational story “Janie Jones.”

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: The Rum Diary

THE RUM DIARY

During the 1950s, American journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) accepts a freelance post in Puerto Rico for a loca...
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Check Out 'The Tempest,' Now On Blu-ray

9/15/2011 6:02am EDT
The Tempest
"Across the Universe's" Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of "The Tempest," retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero.

The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones).

The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, R...
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