Whaddaya Know - Today Is "Sequels to Old Harrison Ford Movies" Day

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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Ryan Gosling's set to star in Blade Runner 2 opposite Ford.

I've often wondered if he's really a robot, so this makes perfect sense.

Here's Your New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

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"Chewie...we're home"

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Live Feed: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel and Reveals Open Thread

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

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Hit the jump for the live feed. Comment below as you see fit.

Aside from this, the "Untold Clone Wars" panel at 3:30 and the Ian McDiarmid panel at 4 seem the most significant.

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It Begins: Star Wars Episode VII Kylo Ren Promo Art Revealed

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:30 am

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This comes from a Spanish Facebook page, but several sources seem to think it's legit. We'll know soon enough.

Crossguard saber aside, I'm feeling like Kylo Ren is a bit generic in appearance. Darth Vader and Darth Maul had iconic looks, while Darths Sidious and Tyranus were played by amazingly expressive actors. This looks like generic Sith cosplay - I hope it plays better onscreen.

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Here's the 20-Second Batman v Superman Trailer, and IMAX Details

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm

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So rather than post this tomorrow morning when I'm at my desk, Zack Snyder decided to prematurely shoot his load and post it during my dinner time. Savvy, since so many journos will be on the road to Star Wars Celebration at 9 a.m. tomorrow, but really? I can't leave my laptop alone without the Internet breaking something?

The full trailer will be screened in IMAX theaters with a special intro by Snyder on April 20th, because duuuuuude, 4/20, maaaan. In the meantime, a tiny taste is below.

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Patty Jenkins is the New Wonder Woman Director

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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It's literally like they did a mathematical formula here. Hmmm, Marvel originally hired her to direct their second movie about a superhero based on a pagan god? AND she's a woman? Bam. Patty Jenkins. It's also poetic justice of a sort, since she was replaced on Thor 2 by a Game of Thrones director and is now replacing one.

At least I understand people having opinions on her...as opposed to Michelle MacLaren, who was suddenly everyone's favorite filmmaker when she got fired, despite no track record in features. And Monster is a great movie, though it's almost literally the opposite of Wonder Woman - or what I presume Wonder Woman to be - in every way.

Cautiously optimistic again. You?

See Brad Bird's Early Attempt to Make a Movie of The Spirit

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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From the Iron Giant's Superman references to the entirety of The Incredibles, Brad Bird has always shown a love for comic-book heroes...and at one point, he could have ended up making one. In 1980, in fact, he even made a pencil-test trailer for what he proposed - a full-length animated film based on Will Eisner's The Spirit.

In the years since, he's given up hope of it being funded in a movie climate that no longer welcomes hand-drawn features. So if it doesn't break your heart to see what might have been, take a look...

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Lego Might Have Made the Best (Affordable) General Grievous Figure Yet

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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I've always felt that Lego's Bionicle-style licensed figures were a bit weird, especially when trying to capture actual human beings in a form more suited to articulated scarecrows.

General Grievous, on the other hand, is a tough figure to capture in anything other than a large-scale premium format, with his spindly, split-apart limbs and multiple bodily contortions. But by the Maker, I think Lego might have nailed it in this format (despite the apparent lack of cape...oh well, time for a third-party to step up on that).

The Wall Street Journal, of all places, has the full reveal. The figure itself will be on display at Star Wars Celebration, along with Clone Wars Obi-Wan, Commander Cody and Jango Fett. A Vader and Luke are coming later.

Oh My God! Hot Wheels Killed Wicket! You Bastards!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

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It's one thing to make a car that's vaguely shaped like Darth Vader or Stormtrooper armor as a cool tie-in. But this might be where somebody should have said, "Hey, ya know what? Skin isn't a costume." Yeah, this new Hot Wheels looks like somebody murdered Return of the Jedi's primary Ewok and stretched his pelt across the hood of a vehicle because they could. Now, if you were a Stormtrooper on Endor, driving this around might be one way to intimidate the locals into ceasing their log barrages of your Scout Walkers - or, like Achilles with the body of Hector, it could lead to your imminent vengeance-killing demise.

Also, those beady eyes and that grill make it look more like a tarantula with all its legs ripped off than an Ewok - and that may even be a less disturbing notion.

TR Review: How Unfriended Earned My "Like" and "Share"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Despite what certain family members (and readers) might tell you, I do admit I'm wrong occasionally. And when I saw the trailer for Unfriended, a movie set entirely on a computer desktop during a group conference call, I thought there was no way it could work. Even the title seemed - ironically - like a too-late trending topic (though it beats the previous Cybernatural, which sounds like a bareback porn site).

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