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The UnPopular Opinion: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** I am a STAR WARS apologist. In so many cases, I am...
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Orson Krennic almost met a very different fate in Rogue One

*Spoilers for ROGUE ONE below.* Alright, so I think I’m in the majority when I say I think the best scene from ROGUE ONE was where Papa Vader lights up his saber and gives a ton of rebel soldiers a personal colonoscopy. But one of many revelations about the film coming from Gary Whitta reveals Vader was almost limited to merely one kill in the original draft of the...
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Gary Whitta spills details about the original ending to Rogue One

In case I need to say it, the following will contain spoilers for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. By now we all know about how the reshoots for ROGUE ONE reshaped a lot of the film, particularly the ending, but with so much left on the cutting room floor, if it was even shot at all, there's still plenty to discover about what could have been. Gary Whitta , who penned the...
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Gary Whitta says future Star Wars movies won't rely on legacy characters

It was certainly very exciting when it was announced that STAR WARS would be returning, but I found myself more intrigued by the reveal that in between the releases of the Skywalker saga films, we'd be getting standalone movies exploring the rest of the STAR WARS galaxy. At the time we had no idea what those standalone movies would look like or what sort of stories they'd tell,...
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Gareth Edwards on reshooting Rogue One's ending and that Darth Vader scene

Be mindful of spoilers if you haven't seen ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY yet. By now, we all know about how much went into restructuring and reshooting the latest STAR WARS film just several months before its premiere, but with the home-media release of ROGUE ONE quickly approaching, we're about to hear a whole lot more. It was the ending of ROGUE ONE which received the...
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Disney details the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Digital & Blu-Ray releases

It looks as if it's time to start planning your next Star Wars Movie Marathon, because Disney has unleashed the details of the digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray releases for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY! That's right folks, so grab your novelty light sabers, your comfiest Chewbacca onesie, and prepare yourselves for when the digital version of the film releases on March 24, 2017 ....
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Cool Videos: A look at the work behind recreating Tarkin for Rogue One

Although not everyone was completely blown away with the work ILM did on Grand Moff Tarkin ( Peter Cushing ) in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, it was still quite an impressive achievement in my book. Through a mixture of motion-capture and CGI, Guy Henry was able to step into Tarkin's shoes ( or slippers ) and bring to life a character whose original actor had long since passed away....
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Cool Videos: Check out the VFX of Rogue One with this breakdown reel

The Oscars are a little more than a week away (Sunday, February 26th) and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has been nominated for Best Special Effects. Although I can't say I'm a fan of the film, I do have to give the movie props for MOST of its special effects that don't involve ridiculous-looking Pixar-esque characters standing next to real people. No, I'm not bitter...why...
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The Bad Batch teaser features cannibals, Keanu Reeves & Jason Momoa

After being dumped in a Texas wasteland which has been fenced off from civilized society, Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) must deal with a lawless land full of all the " undesirables " which the United States has abandoned there, including a savage band of cannibals. Ruh oh. Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour's follow-up to A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT also stars Jason Momoa ,...
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Strike two! Director Antoine Fuqua has left the new Scarface movie

Not even 12 hours ago we got the news Ben Affleck would not be directing the upcoming Batman film . Sad as that is, there will be little time to properly mourn as yet another big-name director has left a big-name project, and some people may be big-time bummed out about it. Variety got the news that TRAINING DAY and THE EQUALIZER director Antoine Fuqua has stepped down from...
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Joblo Movie Show Podcast: "Fun" DCEU, The Defenders, Darth Vader, & more!

Select your listening preference below: *The following podcast is Rated F for Foul Language* Welcome to The JoBlo Movie Show Podcast ! Join hosts Paul Shirey (Editor-in-Chief, JoBlo.com), Chris Bumbray (JoBlo.com film critic), and Sean Wist (JoBlo.com news/video editor) as they discuss all the latest and greatest (and not so greatest) things about film and...
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Guy Henry discusses playing Rogue One's controversial CG character

Opinions on how successful the CGI recreation of Grand Moff Tarkin ( Peter Cushing ) was in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY range from " amazing " to " terrible, " but the technology used to bring Tarkin back still represented quite a large leap forward in creating digital human-beings. Hidden beneath all that digital makeup and giving life to Tarkin was Guy Henry...
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