Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars Cast Does A Cappella Version of Opening Theme

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Cast Sing “Star Wars” Medley (A Cappella) Thank you Jimmy Fallon for another awesome a cappella feature with The Roots. I thought the Adele cover of Hello with classroom instruments was cool but this is even better. Jimmy and The Roots join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford for an a cappella tribute to “Star Wars.” If you haven’t seen it yet (or just feel like listening and watching again), here it is. How awesome is that? Okay first, it sounds really awesome. Like seriously, the quality is good and it’s fun to listen to.  Secondly, the attitudes the actors bring to the video are great. It’s so much fun to watch it while you listen. It has a Hollywood Squares/Brady Bunch feel to it and we can’t help but…

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Star Wars Fans Get Married in Movie Premiere Queue

Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters of Hunter Valley, Australia did what no other Star Wars fan has ever done. They got married while standing in line waiting to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie premiere. Can you think of a better way to start your new life together as a married couple? On Thursday, December 17, these dedicated Star Wars fans had a wedding ceremony they will never forget. After camping out near the front of the line at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for twelve days, the couple said their I do’s. After the ceremony they went inside for one of the most exciting and unique wedding receptions in history. It was the theater’s idea. They wanted to do something special and unique for the fans viewing the movie at their establishment, so they asked if anyone wanted to get married on premiere day. Of…

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10 Things to Do Before You Go See The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens is almost here! There are only a couple days until the release of one of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory, and the long wait will be over. But before then, you have some preparing to do. These 10 ideas will get you excited, prepare you for the movie, and share the anticipation with your friends! 1. Watch the rest of the Star Wars movies. Okay, so you don’t have to watch all six, but you should, at the very least, watch your favorite one. Nothing will get you as psyched up as watching one of the best movies of all time! If you don’t have Star Wars on Blu-Ray yet, now is a great time to buy it. 2. Watch the Star Wars Begins filmumentaries. Jamie Benning has created three “filmumentaries” that delve deep into the creation of Star Wars, from deleted scenes and alternate angles to cast commentary and…

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How Disney is Keeping the Star Wars Premiere Under Wraps

There’s a big premiere happening today but you won’t hear much more than that about it, at least not anytime soon. Disney is using The Force to keep details and location of the premiere of The Force Awakens under wraps. Disney is about to pull off a very big feat by keeping details of their next (and most anticipated) movie a secret. We know the premiere is happening today December 14th and in Los Angeles but we don’t know any other details. In fact, it’s being kept so under wraps, members of the team an dinner circles of Disney, Lucasfilm and Abrams’ have not seen it yet. Traditionally, Hollywood will give early releases to reporters, film critics and other VIPs in the industry to upcoming films. This not the case for the new Star Wars film. All early showings were cut, including important screenings for critic groups, in an attempt to keep the…

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Is ‘The Force Awakens’ An Oscar Contender?

When a site like The Atlantic starts talking about Star Wars films, you know it’s serious. In what many are calling a lukewarm year for film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens just might be the one true hit of the year. In fact, it could have the potential to be the biggest movie ever. That’s a pretty tall order, but can The Force Awakens really measure up? The movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales. It’s causing quite a stir in all circles and it seems like everywhere you go, someone is talking about it. You can read the full article to see what The Atlantic has to say about The Force Awakens as an Oscar contender but here is a snippet: It says something about 2015 that Spotlight, Thomas McCarthy’s small, powerful drama about journalism done right, is a perceived frontrunner to win the big prize, despite its lack of any epic visual flair. Spotlight would be…

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Footage

We now have less than four weeks before The Force Awakens releases in theaters. This is truly the final countdown. Are you as excited as we are? It seems like the whole world is excited! As we get closer to the big movie premiere, we’re probably going to continue to see teasers and ad spots. While we were told there will be no more official trailers, we are seeing regular TV spots and Internet ads and you can probably expect to continue seeing them right up to release. This weekend we got two new TV spots to advertise the film. One was premiered during the American Music Awards (Nov 22nd) just before the performance by Pentatonix. Here it is if you missed it: This one contained some pieces of old footage with some new footage spliced in. We see Rey and how she is waiting for her family. We hear words of…

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Get to Know the New Star Wars Stars with These Movies and Shows

In addition to the stars we know and love—Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew—The Force Awakens includes a number of new names that you may not be familiar with. Before the new movie comes out in just under a month, do yourself a favor and take some time to get to know them! Because the new actors in the movie don’t have illustrious careers behind them, you may not have seen them yet; but they all have at least some credentials. Here are 16 movies and shows that will help you get to know the new faces: Ex Machina: Domnhall Gleason (General Hux) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) both have amazing performances in this AI thriller. Game of Thrones: Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) plays Brienne of Tarth, a loyal knight and companion; Jessica Henwick (Jessika Pava) also makes an appearance as Nymeria Sand. Blue Season: Daisy Ridley (Rey)…

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photos in EW Exclusive

If you are just itching to see more of The Force Awakens while we await the actual release of the movie, you’re going to love this exclusive from Entertainment Weekly. While we’ve seen one or two of these in the trailers already, most of the imagery is new, giving us another little taste of what we can expect from the film. The Marketing for The Force Awakens is in full swing and from now until the big reveal day, we can expect to see many more little goodies released. In these exclusive images, we see some amazing scenes from the film. There’s a Resistance X-Wing flying overhead as two Stormtroopers are met with demise. “We had women in stormtrooper costumes in the movie,” Abrams says, so audiences will be seeing a mixed gender fighting force from The First Order whether they realize it or not. (The armor isn’t form-fitting, of course.) We see some amazing scenes…

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Terminally Ill Daniel Fleetwood who saw ‘Star Wars’ early has died #ForceForDaniel

If you have not yet heard the story of Daniel Fleetwood, get your tissues ready. The 32-year-old is terminally ill, suffering from spindle cell carcinoma, a type of cancer. Recently he found out 90 percent of his lungs are filled with tumors, and this past Tuesday, he beat his doctor’s prognosis giving him just two months to live. “I am pushing through this,” says Daniel, who takes frequent breaks to catch his breath. “I’m still here.” In his interview with PEOPLE, he goes on to explain how he has been a fan of Star Wars most of his life. The Houston, Texas native dreams about the series, follows the message boards and writes fan fiction of it. FLeetwood also had a dying wish: to see the new film The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, there is a good chance Daniel won’t still be living when the movie is released. “If I got to see…

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First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV Spot Looks to a New Generation’s Story

Disney has now released what will likely be the first of many TV spots. While we were told that there would be no more official trailers, who can say how many TV spots there will be between now and the big reveal day? While we still know very little about the plot, the latest TV spot and other marketing tells us a bit more. We can see that this will be a bit of a “passing of the torch” kind of story, at least in part. On the light side, we have Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) taking over for Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and over on the dark side, we see Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) promising to finish what Darth Vader started. There’s lots of questions about where Luke is but our guess is this is not going to be revealed until much…

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