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Cool Videos: Check out ILM's impressive VFX reel for The Force Awakens

Although J.J. Abrams ' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was praised for bringing practical effects and real-life sets back to the STAR WARS universe, the film still featured quite a large amount of effects which were crafted digitally. George Lucas ' Industrial Light & Magic has been involved with the STAR WARS universe since day one so it's only natural that they would...
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is heading home in a 3D Collector's Edition

Oh, that sneaky Lucasfilm... They know how to take advantage of STAR WARS fans and our inability to refrain from buying the same old thing as long as it comes in new packaging and with some new special feature we didn't have before. We're completionists. We have to catch 'em all.  And so just in time for the holidays, we'll be getting a special 3D...
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Cool Videos: Young Han Solo audition tapes

Phil Lord and Chris Miller searched through thousands and thousands of candidates in order to find someone to fill the legendary shoes of Harrison Ford and play a younger version of the beloved scoundrel/smuggler Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich ultimately was their choice and we'll find out eventually how he fits the role... But who else may have tested for Lord and Miller...
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Cool Videos: John Williams greets fans who play Star Wars outside his home

Thanks to the power of film and some great franchises like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, people will continue to be touched by the music of John Williams for years to come. That's no more evident than in this video which features 13-year-old trumpeter, Bryce Hayashi, and Michael Miller ("Mickle") as they play the classic Star Wars theme outside of Williams' house. It's a...
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James Cameron shares his thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Shortly before the release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, George Lucas gave us his verdict on the sci-fi epic, and during a recent interview conducted by reporter Hannah Litchfield, Lucas' pal James Cameron shared some of his thoughts on the record-breaking blockbuster. After praising TERMINATOR: GENISYS, I'll understand if some of you are a little leery about...
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Cool Videos: Will Ferrell pays tribute to John Williams

In case you haven't heard, the American Film Institute honored legendary composer John Williams with itís 44th Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles last Thursday, which finally aired on June 15th. All sorts of celebrities were in the house to pay tribute to the first composer to win an Lifetime Achievement Award, but none of them with the comedic timing of Will Ferrell...
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The Force Awakens ends its domestic box office run with $936 million

I know what you're thinking, and the answer is, "yes. THE FORCE AWAKENS was still playing in some theaters!" However, it has just officially ended its box office run, bringing home $936 million in domestic sales alone. $4 billion seemed like a hefty price tag for Disney to acquire Lucafilm, but you take this into account (plus merchandise sales) and you might imagine that everyone's...
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Netflix becomes official home to Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar films

Netflix's reach knows no bounds, and as far the US is concerned, things are just heating up! The streaming service announced some titles coming their way, like SPOTLIGHT on June 22 and THE BIG SHORT on July 6, but much more notable was a deal struck with Disney. Starting this September (for US subscribers), Netflix will become home to the latest Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar...
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Star Wars Minute - Episode VIII set-pics, May the 4th goodies & more (video)

Strap in and make sure your hyperdrive is up to snuff as we venture through the Star Wars Universe in the span of a minute (more or less)! Here we'll discuss, celebrate, and poke fun at the latest and greatest news in a galaxy far, far away. You'll be all caught up before you can say, "Han shot first!", so sit back and enjoy this week's Star Wars highlights!...
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Mark Hamill confirms alternate Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening scene

Back when STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was still in development, BMD claimed that they had details on the opening sequence of the film, which would have followed Luke Skywalker's severed hand holding a lightsaber as it floated through space before landing on the planet Jakku. Obviously we didn't get that in the movie, but during a conversation with The Sun, Mark Hamill...
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Cool Videos: Celebrate May the 4th with Lin-Manuel Miranda's cantina song

When it came time to writing a cantina song for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, John Williams bowed out (been there, done that) and left the writing duties up to J.J. Abrams . As it happens, Abrams had just seen Lin-Manuel Miranda 's Hamilton, and hit up the artist to see if he would like to collaborate on the song you'd hear during the visit to Maz Kanata's castle. They did...
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Easter Egg Countdown: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video)

In this new original series we pick some of our favorite flicks and countdown the numerous Easter Eggs found throughout each one. While we may not get all the eggs in our basket, this should serve up some interesting tidbits that you may have missed on previous viewings. With STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS now out on blu-ray/DVD, we decided to take a closer look at the continuing saga of...
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