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Cool Videos: How Ben Schwartz and Bill Hader gave voice to BB-8

Of all the challenges which J.J. Abrams faced in bringing STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to life, designing a new droid which audiences would embrace just as much as R2-D2 must have been high on the list. Thankfully Abrams and his team were able to achieve just that and the adorable BB-8 frequently stole the show. A great many people were responsible for bringing the little droid to...
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11.17.2016
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J.J. Abrams talks Steven Spielberg's contributions to The Force Awakens

The Collector's Edition of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits Blu-ray next Tuesday, and all sorts of interesting tidbits have been making their way online thanks to J.J. Abrams ' commentary for the film. This latest factoid comes to us by way of Screencrush and it involves Steven Spielberg 's contributions. Read on to see what he added to the proceedings! J.J. Abrams...
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11.09.2016
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Eddie Redmayne auditioned to play Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

With Disney's STAR WARS franchise likely continuing on until long after we're all dead, every actor out there will probably get the chance to live out their fantasies of lightsaber battles and traveling through hyperspace at some point, or, at the very least, they'll audition for the chance to do so. Once the casting process for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS got underway,...
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11.08.2016
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Cool Videos: Chewbacca speaks English on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

For decades we've become so accustomed to Chewbacca's distinctive growls, warbles and roars that anything different would sound incredibly strange. Over the weekend documentarian Jamie Benning uncovered footage from the set of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK which features Chewbacca speaking with Peter Mayhew 's British accent, and it definitely gives a whole different feel to...
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11.07.2016
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Star Wars Minute - Force Awakens deleted scene, Rogue One posters & more

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! Character posters...
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10.21.2016
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Selma director Ava DuVernay suggested a big change for The Force Awakens

One of the best scenes from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was the final lightsaber battle between Kylo Ren and Rey ( Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley ). Exciting and filled with drama, it was the perfect exclamation point on the film, particularly the moment wherein Rey closes her eyes, and taps into the Force to bring the patricide-loving Ren down. However, that internal moment almost...
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10.21.2016
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J.J. Abrams discusses Kylo Ren's emotional state during that pivotal scene

*SPOILER TERRITORY!* *FOR THE LOVE OF GOD RUN AWAY!* Still here? Good. Okay, so with less than a month to go before the release of the 3D STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Blu-ray there’s a lot of fervor around the bevy of new special features we can expect . No doubt there will be more behind-the-scenes goodies, but the big one everyone is itching to experience is the...
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10.18.2016
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Top 10 Trailer Scenes Not in the Movies (video)

Believe it or not, a lot of people put a lot of stock into movie trailers. For them it’s not just a matter of becoming aware of a movie like it is for casual moviegoers, but is a showcase of footage to get them excited for something they’ve been anticipating possibly for years. Naturally, those people have a tendency to get upset when some awesome, climatic, defining moments...
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10.06.2016
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I Want That: A New Hope vinyl re-release

Vinyl has come back in a big way, not just because of the premium sound it provides, but also because of the nostalgic feeling they give off. On top of that, they are perfect for collectors. Now something is on its way that is perfect for both collectors and nerds everywhere: a vinyl re-release of the STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE soundtrack. The re-release is a double-sided, disc-pressed...
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09.14.2016
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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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09.07.2016
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Peter Mayhew pays tribute to Kenny Baker with heartfelt letter

Last Saturday the world lost a truly unique talent. Kenny Baker , the actor who portrayed R2-D2 in the STAR WARS movies passed away. Colleagues and fans took to the internet to express their feelings and share their fondest memories of Baker, with fans like Simon Pegg paying tribute. On Monday, one actor and colleague who shared more in common with Baker than many would think,...
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08.16.2016
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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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08.10.2016
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