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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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Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls

How would you like to be in a Star Wars movie? It’s a dream come true for many serious fans, or anyone who’s looking to break into the movie industry. A title like that in your filmography will look great, even if you were just an extra. According to MovieCastingCall.org, you might have your shot at it: Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with PLT Productions and Ram Bergman Productions are now set to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” in January, 2018. Casting directors are now setting up auditions for new lead and supporting roles. Filming will be taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas. All talent must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below. J.J. Abrams will also produce along with eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. Film Independent Spirit…

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Star Wars 8 Leaks: Snoke Spoilers

Everyone is excited for Star Wars: Episode 8 and like all of these Star Wars films, things are pretty well under wraps, making it hard for anyone to know what’s happening or what might happen. Disney and Lucasfilm like to keep these really under lock and key. That said, sometimes the rumors turn out to be true and sometimes leaks make it out of production. It’s hard to say whether a reported leak is real, or just a rumor, but since we have time to kill before the film is released, we may as well speculate, right? So the first leak/rumor we have for you is regarding Snoke’s throne. There have been a lot of questions about Snoke – who he is, why he is there, etc. Might we have some answers coming soon? Now Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh, who claims he has a source, has revealed alleged new information surrounding…

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Star Wars Director Rian Johnson Reveals Identity of Last Jedi

So, who is the Last Jedi? Fans have been asking for awhile and now the mystery is finally revealed. The Last Jedi is coming December 15th, and fans are anxious for another installment. We all need our Star Wars fix, right?  Ever since the title was released in January, fans have been speculating on who the last Jedi could be. There were some great theories going around but the one that seemed to make the most since, has now been confirmed. “Star Wars” director Rian Johnson recently revealed the identity of the last Jedi. It is, as many fans predicted, Luke Skywalker and now the director/writer confirmed it in this interview with the NY Times. “There’s always wiggle room in these movies — everything is from a certain point of view — but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi. And he’s removed himself and is alone on this…

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