Star Wars movies

Lando is Back! Episode IX Begins Filming Soon

Who’s ready for some more Star Wars? The hype is still real when it comes to the new Start Wars films and Lucasfilm has just announced the cast for Episode IX. There will be returning and new cast members for the final installment of the Skywalker saga. They  begin filming at Pinewood Studios in London on August 1, 2018 for the film that is set to release in December of 2019. Meanwhile, Betfair offers and promotions for NJ In a press release on StarWars.com, they said: “Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia…

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The Samurai Mandalorian – A Star Wars Fan-Film

Here we go with another awesome Star Wars fan film. This one has a samurai so I was intrigued from the start. It’s short, has live actors, great costumes, and an interesting story. It clocks in under four minutes long so you’re not going to need to block out a lot of your day to give it a quick watch. It has great music, too, and they are in the very, very beautiful castle Schauenburg in Dossenheim, Germany. I would personally love to be able to see this castle and location for myself. There’s an epic lightsaber battle, some beautiful shots of the sun setting and the scenery, mixed in with a great Samurai story as well. So go ahead and give it a few minutes and watch for yourself. Be sure to leave them a comment if you really liked it and maybe they’ll get around to making more for…

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Solo Movie Advance Ticket Sales Higher than Black Panther

The Black Panther movie broke records right and left as the most popular superhero movie ever. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is threatening to break some records of its own. It looks like the chances of this stand-alone adventure story being a success are good. This movie covers the story of Han Solo and we meet Chewie and see how he becomes a co-pilot and more. It’s an origins story, hopefully, done right. Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale Thursday night and the first 24 hours of presales have already doubled Marvel’s megahit Black Panther, according to Fandango. It does not beat Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which remains the fastest-selling film of the year in these early metrics. This is likely good news for Disney, since the Solo movie has had a bit of a troubled production. They had to deal with replacement directors, extensive reshoots, and some poor public perception. It seems that’s all water…

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STAR WARS – Touch of the Past (Fan-Film)

You know how I feel about the fan films. We regularly scour YouTube and the rest of the internet searching for awesome Star Wars fan films. Sometimes we find great ones, like diamonds in the rough. Sometimes we find silly ones. Sometimes we find videos so bad they’re good. Whatever category they fall in, I love them. They’re like a guilty little pleasure and it’s my pleasure to also be able to share them with you. With that in mind, here’s the latest. Here we have another fan film from m3mr0ck.  It’s called “Touch of the Past” and in this short that’s just over 3 minutes long, we get a brief but intriguing story. I’m honestly super pumped for part two and I hope they end up making another. This film has some great special effects and an interesting plot. There’s drama. There’s lightsabers. There’s great music. It has all the…

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Mr. Plinkett’s The Star Wars Awakens Review

In the mood for a cynical review? Are you not feeling as enchanted with the new Star Wars movies as everyone else seems to be? Here’s an oldie you may have missed – or maybe you didn’t, but it never hurts to give it another watch. It’s long, so pop some popcorn or find your favorite snacks and let’s settle in for some very opinionated Star Wars chat. You know we love Star Wars here. I’ve loved Star Wars since my earliest memory and writing for this site for so many years has been one of my greatest pleasures. That said, there are still things that can annoy me about the franchise. Can you relate? I’m not a 100% unconditional fangirl. This is even truer since Disney took over and the franchise we grew up loving started living by the Mouse’s rules. Still, anything that brings more Star Wars into our…

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How Has Star Wars Inspired Industries?

In 1977, George Lucas created a film series about a galaxy far, far away in which one small boy could change the fate of an entire universe. Now, more than 40 years later, the influence of the iconic Star Wars franchise can be seen in industries of all sizes. From military operations using codenames taken straight out of the movies to religious sects being formed based on the Jedi way of life and more, there is no doubt that Star Wars made a serious impact on the world as we know it. Probably the easiest place to start looking at how Star Wars has influenced the world is by looking at the gaming sector, which has not only embraced the universe, but also taken it to new lengths, continuing to incorporate the memorable characters, themes and settings in new games to this day. In fact, if it wasn’t for Star…

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RESCUE – A Star Wars Fan Film

Are you looking for a bit of Star Wars lightsaber action to perk up your day? You may want to take a 5-minute break and check out this awesome fan fic. It’s short, so it gets right to the action immediately. It’s called “Rescue”, which gives you a good idea of what’s going on when you start, but it has a twist ending you probably won’t see coming. I won’t spoil it for you, of course, but you should really check it out. It’s a short fan film with a lot of potential. There’s very little voice acting in it, but there doesn’t need to be. Honestly, that’s a testimony to the directing and the story. When you get tell the story without a ton of dialogue, it really says something. The makeup and costuming are pretty good, and the acting is also decent. The fight choreography is good. All…

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Hearts of Kyber – A Star Wars Fan-Film

You know how we love our fan films here! Honestly, it’s what holds me over in between official Star Wars movies. Some are of such great quality, you’d think they were professionally done, but even the ones that are not can still be fun to watch. I have seen pretty much every Star Wars fan film I can find and I always walk away pleased. That said, we try to bring you only the good ones here, since I know not everyone is as easily amused by this as I am. With that said, here’s another good one that’s definitely worth your time. It’s under 9 minutes long, so you can watch it on a quick break, or to unwind at the end of the day. It’s not going to take your entire evening, but it will give you some temporary entertainment. The acting is good, the costuming and makeup…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Awake”

Luke Skywalker boards the Millennium Falcone, alone. His old friends, and even his old life are gone. It’s a new time, a new season, and possibly time for a new Jedi. Can you imagine what it must be like for him to enter his own ship once again? After all that time, what must it be like to be inside the Millennium Falcon again? That idea is explored in this trailer for the new film. Darkness rises… and light to meet it. See the trailer here if you haven’t already. It also brings up an interesting question about the actor who plays Luke Skywalker though. What was it like for Mark Hammil to walk back into that ship after all these years? It must have really brought back some of the same memories his character would have had. “I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had,”…

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3 Planets We’re Expecting to See in The Last Jedi

We’ve finally stopped watching the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on a loop. The trailer – released to satisfy fans’ eager excitement until the December 2017 release date and ticket sales – threw up more questions than it answered. From the circumstances surrounding Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa’s exit following the actress’s untimely death in late 2016 to the fate of Kylo Ren. While some fans were also quick to point out that the poster design resembled the face of Star Wars legendary villain Darth Vader. But we have one other burning question: which planets are we likely to see in the film and how will this impact the spate of games that follow it? One of the most exciting aspects of Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront 2 is the variety of locations from the Star Wars canon that allow us a new planet to explore and battle…

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